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Avery Bradley's stellar defense was on display at the end of the first half

Bradley wants to be respected as the best perimeter defender in the NBA. He might just have a case. Avery Bradley doesn’t care who you are. He’s gonna lock you up, and there’s not much you can do about it. Bradley proved as much in the...Show More Summary

LeBron James picks up 4 fouls in 1st half for 1st time in career

James’ foul trouble could put the Cavaliers in a bind as they try to rally against a surging Celtics team. LeBron James picked up his fourth foul in the second quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 3 matchup of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Manu Ginobili has never stopped winning at basketball, no matter what level

Ginobili had one of the most successful careers we’ve probably ever seen in professional sports, period. If this is the end for Manu Ginobili — the 39 year old says he’ll take a few weeks to contemplate retirement — it’s been a hell of a ride. Show More Summary

Orlando Magic hire John Hammond, the man who drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo, as GM

Hammond leaves his job in Milwaukee to join a front office that will be led by Jeff Weltman. The Orlando Magic have now filled the top two spots in their front office, hiring Bucks general manager John Hammond to a five-year deal as their general manager, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Show More Summary

Manu Ginobili assures reporter he didn't announce retirement after answering a question in Spanish

Ginobili might retire, but not yet! Manu Ginobili might retire this summer — the 39-year-old says he hasn’t made up his mind yet. But after the Spurs lost Game 4 to the Warriors on Monday in Ginobili’s post-game press conference, heShow More Summary

We remember LeBron James' bad games because he has so few of them

James is coming off an 11-point performance in Game 3, but the truth is he hardly ever plays poorly in the postseason. LeBron James spent the first 10 games this postseason looking like he needed to be playing in a league better than the NBA. Show More Summary

Celtics vs. Cavaliers 2017 odds: Boston a big Game 4 underdog despite upset win

Coming off a huge upset victory in Game 3, the Boston Celtics will look to even the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers in Cleveland in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The Boston Celtics are 12-3 against the spread in their last 15 games as a double-digit underdog and 2-1 straight up in their last three instances as one. Show More Summary

Zaza Pachulia's head is too damn big for this poor hat

Zaza Pachulia had a unique problem when the Warriors won the Western Conference finals — he couldn’t find a hat big enough to fit his massive head. Stephen Curry was in the middle of an interview on SportsCenter and got to witness it...Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2017: Warriors are headed to NBA Finals for 3rd straight year

The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs. One half of the 2017 NBA Finals is set and for the third straight year, the Golden State Warriors will be in there. The Warriors cruised through the West, going 12-0 to start the playoffs and looking as good as they ever have. Show More Summary

The Warriors are 27-1 since Klay Thompson signed a toaster

LONG LIVE THE TOASTER! The Warriors season took an interesting turn late in the season. On February 28th, Kevin Durant went down with a sprained MCL and would miss about a month of time. The Warriors lost that game, including five of the next seven games. Show More Summary

Spurs fans give Manu Ginobili the possible sendoff he deserved

Please don’t go We just witnessed the end of an unfortunately lopsided series. Bigger than that, we may have just witnessed the end of a legendary basketball career. In the closing stages of the game, the chants of “Manu” echoed throughout...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant blocked one Dejounte Murray shot twice

Durant utterly disrespected the rookie at the worst time. Kevin Durant pulled off the near impossible on Monday night and blocked Dejounte Murray’s layup twice in the second quarter of the Warriors’ Game 4 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. If there’s a sign of sheer defensive dominance and disrespect, this is it. Show More Summary

David West's death stare is your newest favorite meme

He’s seen some stuff. The Warriors and Spurs series has produced mostly great basketball by the Warriors, and now a wonderful David West meme. After he was called for a reach-in foul on LaMarcus Aldridge, West gave a look that’s nowShow More Summary

Warriors make 7 wild passes in 8 seconds before Shaun Livingston restores order

This was... something. If you hear someone say that there is no ball movement in the NBA, that everything is just one-on-one — direct them to this play. Okay, I lied. It’s not the best example of ball movement but it’s movement nonetheless. The...Show More Summary

Enes Kanter says this weekend wasn't the first time Turkey tried to extradite him

Kanter is safe in the United States, but Turkey tried twice to extradite him for political reasons. Enes Kanter is safe in the United States, re-entering the country where he plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. However, Kanter...Show More Summary

The Warriors now have a 'dirty' Spurs play they can complain about, too

Dewayne Dedmon took out Stephen Curry on an extremely questionable moving screen. The only difference is Steph didn’t get injured. The Spurs’ chances in the Western Conference finals have been ruined by Kawhi Leonard’s Game 1 injury, an ankle sprain caused when Leonard landed on Zaza Pachulia’s foot during a closeout. Show More Summary

Steph Curry has terrible taste in pizza

Ayesha Curry went on the Upsell podcast with Eater to discuss food, cookbooks and her happiness. Along the way we learned some fascinating things about her husband Steph’s food habits. Despite growing up with a father in the NBA it appears Steph didn’t develop a taste for the finer things. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant is ‘100 percent’ happy with his decision to join the Warriors

Win or lose the championship, Durant says he knows he’s in the right place. Kevin Durant says he has no regrets about his decision to join the Golden State Warriors last summer. With his team one win away from the finals and favoredShow More Summary

The Celtics might have a better future without Isaiah Thomas

Thomas has turned himself into a Celtics legend and deserves absolute credit for it all. But in pursuit of a championship, Boston might be best off letting him go. When Isaiah Thomas dropped 53 points in the Garden three weeks ago, he cemented himself as a Boston legend. Show More Summary

Cavs played the Monstars theme from 'Space Jam', and then lost just like the Monstars

After Cleveland blew out Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Isaiah Thomas said he wasn’t scared of the Cavs because, via Cleveland.com, “They’re not the Monstars,” “We’re not scared of Cleveland. They’re not the Monstars. Show More Summary

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