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10 Storylines for Every NBA Fan to Watch Heading into the 2015 NBA Playoffs

The 2015 NBA playoffs are shaping up to be the league's most fascinating postseason in recent memory. Whereas a few title favorites tend to rise to the surface most years—such as the LeBron James-era Miami Heat or the late-2000s Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers—this season features no shortage of legitimate contenders. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers Must Target Elite Big Man at Top of the 2015 NBA Draft

If the Los Angeles Lakers do indeed wind up near the top of the draft order on June 25, they would do well to target an elite big man to build around. Yes, traditional logic dictates choosing the best player available on the board. But a skilled prospect with legitimate size would help solidify an already intriguing frontcourt foundation. Show More Summary

Nike Basketball Easter Collection 2015 Release Date Schedule and Retail Prices

Nike will release its Basketball Easter Collection on Thursday just in time for the holiday. The launch features the redesigned trademark shoes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to include traditional Easter colors. Although the idea is the same for all four shoes, the execution for each was different. Show More Summary

Years of Rebuilding, Patience for Young Cleveland Cavaliers Finally Paying Off

CLEVELAND — While it was widely assumed that the Cleveland Cavaliers would reach the playoffs this season, their ticket was officially punched on March 20. Cleveland, 48-27 and in second place in the Eastern Conference following a March...Show More Summary

How Atlanta Hawks Can Get Their Mojo Back in Time for the NBA Playoffs

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 's Chris Vivlamore, t he 55-18 Atlanta Hawks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference on Friday after a 99-86 win over the Miami Heat. It was a well-deserved distinction for theShow More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns 3/29/15: Video Highlights and Recap

After Saturday night's loss to the Utah Jazz, the Oklahoma City Thunder hoped to get back in the win column as they took on the Phoenix Suns in an important matchup. The Suns entered Sunday on the outside looking in for the Western Conference...Show More Summary

Miami Heat Clawing Toward Playoff Berth and Sunday NBA Takeaways

Dwyane Wade was talking about how the Miami Heat managed to beat the Detroit Pistons by a final score of 109-102 Sunday when he offered reporters a two-word explanation for the result, via Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press: But he...Show More Summary

5 New Orleans Pelicans Who Have Stepped Up This Season

The New Orleans Pelicans' once-raging postseason hopes are dwindling down like a dying fire. But there are still some glowing embers capable of flaring up again. Despite the absence of Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder are sitting...Show More Summary

Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers 3/29/15: Video Highlights and Recap

Having lost seven of their last 10 games, the Indiana Pacers hoped to rebound and get back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture as they took on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. The Mavs entered the night having won just five of their last 10 and hoping to find a better run of form before the playoffs begin. Watch the video for full highlights. Show More Summary

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs 3/29/15: Video Highlights and Recap

Kawhi Leonard dropped a double-double the Memphis Grizzlies couldn't handle Sunday night, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 103-89 home victory and preserving their sixth-place seeding in the Western Conference. Leonard had 25 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets 3/29/15: Video Highlights and Recap

As the Brooklyn Nets continue to chase a playoff spot out East, they took on the struggling Los Angeles Lakers in what shaped up to be a must-win game. If the Nets were to push their winning streak to a modest three games, they'd have to take on a team that had lost seven of its last 10 contests. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 3/29/15: Video Highlights and Recap

As the Cleveland Cavaliers continue their impressive second-half-of-the-season run, they took on the lowly Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers entered at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, hoping that their rebuilding plan will eventually help them reach the heights that Cleveland has reached this season. Watch the video for full highlights. Show More Summary

Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat 3/29/15: Video Highlights and Recap

Having won their last four games, the Detroit Pistons looked to add a shock to the playoff race as they took on the Miami Heat. The Heat entered the matchup looking to hold on to their position in the postseason, and beating Detroit in a winnable matchup is a must for a team with playoff aspirations. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics 3/29/15: Video Highlights and Recap

Having won their last six games, the Los Angeles Clippers took on the surging Boston Celtics. The Celtics have been one of the surprises of the season, currently holding the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, presenting Doc Rivers with a challenge as he faced his former team. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Who Has Had the Better 2014-15 Season: NBA Rookies or Sophomores?

As the 2014-15 NBA season winds to a close, we've seen enough of the league's two youngest classes to determine which group, rookies or sophomores, has performed better. The 2013 draft class was widely (and justifiably) maligned. It was the first since 2000 to perform, on balance, below replacement level, according to ESPN.com's Kevin Pelton. Show More Summary

DeAndre Jordan Uses Full Extension to Throw Down Nasty Alley-Oop vs. Celtics

There's not much a defense can do when Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan goes up like this. Late in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics, Clippers point guard Chris Paul set Jordan up for an alley-oop with a lob in the middle of the paint. Show More Summary

Luol Deng Injury: Updates on Heat Star's Knee and Return

Luol Deng's first season in Miami has been an up-and-down affair, and the Heat forward is once again facing adversity in the form of an injury. Continue for updates. Deng Injures Knee vs. Pistons Sunday, March 29 The 29-year-old veteran...Show More Summary

How Will History Remember Anthony Davis' Masterpiece of a Season?

In 15 years, when Anthony Davis announces his retirement after the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Mexico City Matadors in the NBA Finals, people will look back at his career and think of this year as when we first knew he’d be one of the greatest ever. The man with a unibrow is already establishing himself as special. Show More Summary

Kevin Love Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Star's Back and Return

Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love left the floor during Sunday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a back injury. Continue for updates. Love Hurts Back vs. 76ers Sunday, March 29 Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group reported...Show More Summary

Toughest Decisions the LA Lakers Need to Make

The Los Angeles Lakers have nowhere to go but up. Or so it seems. Spiraling toward another record-busting season of losses, the 19-52 Lakers face tough decisions at almost every level of the organization, though primarily on the court. In...Show More Summary

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