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The Hawks' traps stifled the Cavaliers. Will this adjustment solve the problem?

Atlanta beat Cleveland again thanks in part to stifling defense in the first quarter. Did Cleveland discover an adjustment that was too late to stem the tide Friday, but could be used in a playoff series? The Hawks and Cavaliers put together a treat on Friday night. Show More Summary

Lance Stephenson celebrated this nice pass like it was the greatest accomplishment in the history of Western Civilization

The pass was nice. The mid-play high-stepping celebration was better. He found Cody Zeller for a wide-open dunk... then did this: Lance Stephenson must go. His people need him. You are so not allowed to make an image of him being blown over to the other side of the court by himself.

Joel Embiid is throwing down between-the-legs dunks, drilling threes

He's not ready to play yet, but the Sixers' big man prospect looks good. Joel Embiid's first year under NBA contract hasn't been ideal. He's mainly famous for his weird tweets and reports he was getting fat while sidelined with a foot injury. Show More Summary

The understated value of Wes Matthews in 30 seconds

One short clip that illustrates a subtle Wes Matthews skill that the Blazers will miss dearly as he recovers from a torn Achilles. Wes Matthews' value to the Trail Blazers can be measured by his three-point shooting and tough defense, but they'll miss him most because of the way he fit with their other starters. Show More Summary

How the hell are the Pelicans still in the playoff race?

New Orleans is a half game out of the No. 8 seed in the West despite a terrible run of injuries. Shouldn't they be dead by now? On Feb. 22, the Pelicans announced Anthony Davis would miss one to two weeks after re-injuring his shoulder. Show More Summary

Dominique Wilkins tells us the 5 best moments of his career

The Hawks legend spoke to SB Nation after the team unveiled his statue on Thursday. The Hawks have been holding "Nique Week," a week-long celebration of the life and career of team legend Dominique Wilkins. On Thursday, the team unveiled...Show More Summary

Who is E'Twaun Moore and can he keep saving the banged-up Bulls?

Thursday was an audition for the Bulls guard, who can help the Bulls with their backcourt injuries. He certainly passed the test. E'Twaun Moore played the best game of his professional basketball career on Thursday, but you wouldn'tShow More Summary

Wes Matthews' Achilles tear comes at the worst possible time for everyone

It's terrible luck that Matthews will miss the rest of the season, both for himself, the Blazers and the NBA. No win, even the Blazers' convincing 94-75 victory against the Mavericks on Thursday, is worth losing a key player for the season. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2015: Russell Westbrook was amazing again, but Bulls edge Thunder on unlikely late-game heroics

Westbrook's triple-double streak ends at four and his play on Thursday wasn't quite as otherworldly as we've come to expect -- and he still scored 43. It was, alternately through the night, the Serge Ibaka Game, the Nikola Mirotic Game and the Russell Westbrook Game, before finally finishing as the E'Twaun Moore Game. Show More Summary

E'Twaun Moore beats the Thunder on a beautiful final play

This was so cool by the Bulls: They inbounded directly to Pau Gasol in the post. Pau recognized the double before it even arrived, kicking a touch pass out to E'Twaun Moore, who delivered the ONIONS to sink the Bulls and make Steve Smith giggle like Winnie the Pooh. Russell Westbrook stepped out of bounds on the ensuing play and the Bulls have themselves a big win at home.

NBA admits referees missed James Harden foul call at end of Grizzlies-Rockets

The NBA has acknowledge that the officials should have called a foul on Zach Randolph when he tried to strip James Harden on Wednesday. The NBA admitted that the officials made a mistake by not calling a foul on Zach Randolph on a James...Show More Summary

Proof the NBA is better when Craig Sager's involved

In honor of Sager's return after an 11-month battle with leukemia, here's a look at some of his best moments behind the mic. Craig Sager will return to his duties as TNT's sideline reporter on Thursday night in the Bulls-Thunder game after an 11-month battle with leukemia. Show More Summary

New Dominique Wilkins statue features perfect flat top

Starting tomorrow, this will be in front of Philips to greet you as you enter. #TrueLegend pic.twitter.com/MX1lyMaIab — #TrueLegend (@ATLHawks) March 5, 2015 The Hawks' new statue of Dominique Wilkins has him performing his trademark windmill dunk. Show More Summary

Steve Kerr crushes the Rockets for lobbying James Harden's MVP candidacy

Kerr on not pushing MVP: "If Daryl Morey wants to run his own 1 man campaign for James Harden he can do that. We're focused on other stuff." — Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 5, 2015 This quote by Warriors coach Steve Kerr isShow More Summary

NBA Players Association attorney says age limit is racially biased

The NBPA's general counsel suggested the current NBA's age limit -- and any increases that may come in the future -- is hypocritical and wouldn't be in place if the league was majority white. The NBA age minimum is sure to be a contentious point in the next NBA labor negotiations. Show More Summary

'The gram gotta chill'

Nahhhhh jo the gram gotta chill even I'm crying off this one A photo posted by iMan Shumpert (@imanshumpertthe1st) on Mar 5, 2015 at 7:54am PST No one is immune to the charm of Iman Shumpert's hair as James Harden's beard. Least of all Iman Shumpert himself.

Watch LeBron James shut the door on the Raptors' comeback

James scored 15 fourth-quarter points to hold off a Toronto rally and keep the Cavaliers in the winning path. Since their famous bowling trip, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won 20 of 24 games and are now 10.5 games back from the Hawks, the same as the Raptors and Bulls. Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett says the Nuggets are quitters

The Timberwolves' star said the team gave up on recently-fired coach Brian Shaw. The Minnesota Timberwolves were blown out by the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, two days after the front office decided to fire Brian Shaw. The players had...Show More Summary

James Harden lives and dies by the whistle

James Harden's greatest strength can also work against him. Can the Rockets survive that in the playoffs? James Harden has had an extraordinary season, especially considering his co-star Dwight Howard has played just 32 out of 61 possible games. Show More Summary

The rise of Russell Westbrook, NBA Terminator

Russell Westbrook is on a tear like we've never seen before. It's 4 a.m. on the morning of March 4, 2015. The custodian enters Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Oklahoma City Thunder will face the Philadelphia 76ers later that night and he must begin to make accommodations. Show More Summary

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