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In Fickle, Unforgiving World of NBA Coaches, Those Who Endure Deserve the Honors

Had Rajon Rondo never gone down to Dallas, perhaps we'd be talking about Rick Carlisle as the 2015 NBA Coach of the Year right now. Things were going that well for the Mavericks, moving neatly along that overachieving story arc that we in the media like when we vote for the award (won by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer on Tuesday). Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Live Score and Analysis for Game 2

On the heels of a 107-92 victory in Game 1, the Los Angeles Clippers still have every reason to fear the San Antonio Spurs heading into Game 2 on Wednesday night. Sunday's loss was uncharacteristic of the Spurs. They let the Clippers...Show More Summary

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score and Analysis for Game 2

After a thorough 100-86 romping of the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1, the Memphis Grizzlies are looking to seize a commanding 2-0 series lead on Wednesday night. And if Sunday's win is any indication of what's to come, they'll do just that. Everything the Grizzlies did seemed to rattle the Blazers. Show More Summary

Chris Kaman Injury: Updates on Trail Blazers Center's Ankle and Return

Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman will not play Wednesday in Game 2 of his team’s playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Continue for updates. Kaman Out for Game 2 Against Memphis Wednesday, April 22 Digital Reporter for the Portland Trail Blazers Casey Holdahl noted Wednesday that Kaman will not play because of a left ankle injury. Show More Summary

Howard Beck and Ric Bucher's Fact or Fiction for Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs

The NBA playoffs are nearly two games into Round 1. The only Game 2 matchups that remain are the No. 6 Spurs vs. the No. 3 Clippers, No. 1 Atlanta Hawks vs. No. 8 Brooklyn Nets and the No. 4 Trail Blazers vs. the No. 5 Grizzlies, who...Show More Summary

Gary Payton Suspended from Fox Sports 1 Amid Assault Allegations

Hall of Fame NBA point guard Gary Payton has been suspended from his job as an analyst on Fox Sports 1 due to a lawsuit involving an alleged assault. Nick Eaton of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Wednesday that Trishtan Williams...Show More Summary

Rajon Rondo Not Expected to Play for Mavericks Again, According to Rick Carlisle

One day after giving him just 10 minutes of playing time and hours after reports surfaced about a suspicious season-ending "back injury," Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle publicized the NBA's worst-kept secret: Rajon Rondo has played...Show More Summary

Under-the-Radar Free Agents the Philadelphia 76ers Could Target This Offseason

The Philadelphia 76ers finished out the 2014-15 regular season with the third-worst record in the NBA (18-64), ahead of only the New York Knicks and the Minnesota Timberwolves. On the bright side, they're locks for a top seed, and with...Show More Summary

D'Angelo Russell Declares for 2015 NBA Draft: Latest Details and Reaction

Ohio State freshman sensation D'Angelo Russell announced his intention to forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility and enter the 2015 NBA draft. ESPN's Paul Biancardi broke the news of Russell's announcement on Wednesday: "This was...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The top-seeded Atlanta Hawks host the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday looking to extend a 1-0 lead in their conference quarterfinals series. The Hawks prevailed in Sunday's Game 1 99-92, and Kyle Korver led the effort with 21 points and five three-pointers. Show More Summary

Chandler Parsons Ruled out for Season, Potentially Facing Knee Surgery

The Dallas Mavericks are facing two opponents in the first round of the 2015 NBA playoffs—the Houston Rockets and the injury bug. ESPN’s Marc Stein passed along the unfortunate news for forward Chandler Parsons: Parsons missed Dallas’ Game 2 loss to the Rockets, although he scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in Game 1. Show More Summary

Marc Gasol's Uncertain Future Fueling Memphis Grizzlies' Title Chase

Marc Gasol already owns the most impressive resume of any player to come through the Memphis Grizzlies' ranks—his older brother Pau included. In seven seasons with the Grizzlies, the younger Gasol has been tapped for two All-Star Games...Show More Summary

The Best Latin American Players in the NBA

While pro baseball has seen an influx of players from Latin America in recent years, basketball does not enjoy quite as much popularity in those countries, but still, a whole host of top NBA players—enough to fill an entire rotation—are...Show More Summary

Next Thunder Coach Must Be Edgier, Meaner Than Brooks—Someone Like Thibodeau

It's not enough just to get along. Everybody liked everybody in Oklahoma City, and the good vibrations and high-end talent very well could've brought an NBA championship in recent years with fewer injuries. That didn't happen, though,...Show More Summary

Rajon Rondo Injury: Updates on Mavericks Guard's Back and Return

Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a back injury. Continue for updates. Rondo Out Indefinitely Wednesday, April 22 Marc Stein of ESPN noted Wednesday that Rondo suffered a back injury during the Mavericks...Show More Summary

Scott Brooks' Firing Puts Pressure on OKC Thunder to Deliver in 2015-16 Season

After seeing three years worth of NBA title pushes burn to the ground, the Oklahoma City Thunder have fired head coach Scott Brooks, a move so drastic that it puts even more pressure on an already high-stakes 2015-16 season. Adrian Wojnarowski...Show More Summary

Jason Terry Fined $5K for Violating NBA's Anti-Flopping Rules vs. Mavericks

Scott Bell of The Dallas Morning News noted Wednesday that Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry was “fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules” during Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA instituted...Show More Summary

Biggest Adjustments NBA Playoff Teams Already Need to Make

NBA playoff series can be won or lost on the effectiveness of coaching adjustments. It's a high-wire act that requires clubs to stay true to their identity without becoming overly predictable. Wrinkles are a must when facing the same...Show More Summary

Atlanta Hawks Reportedly Sold to Tony Ressler and Grant Hill

An agreement has reportedly been reached between the Atlanta Hawks ownership group, led by Bruce Levenson, and Tony Ressler and Grant Hill to purchase the NBA franchise. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday the sides...Show More Summary

NBA Playoffs 2015: Notable Stats, Exciting Highlights and Round 1 Scores

Jimmy Butler proved on Monday night that the Chicago Bulls have two perimeter players capable of exploding offensively. The Bulls shooting guard scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds in leading Chicago to a 91-82 win and a 2-0 lead...Show More Summary

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