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Jazz vs. Clippers, 2017 NBA playoffs: Start time, TV schedule and live stream

This series is important for the Clippers’ future. The Utah Jazz will play their first playoff game in five years on Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers in California. A win would be their first in the playoffs since 2010. Both teams couldn’t be trending in more opposite directions. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony has 3 options for dealing with the Knicks

After Phil Jackson’s salty comments, Melo has control of what happens next. On Friday, Knicks president Phil Jackson bluntly expressed that he feels Carmelo Anthony should play somewhere else next season. After a season’s worth of battles...Show More Summary

Pacers vs. Cavaliers 2017 live stream: Start time, TV schedule and how to watch NBA playoffs online

The defending champs start their run at another title on Saturday. The No. 2 seed Cavaliers will kick off their postseason against the No. 7 seed Pacers on Saturday afternoon on ABC. Though the Cavaliers are highly favored, this is still...Show More Summary

NBA playoff schedule 2017: Saturday's times, TV channels, and streaming info

ABC and ESPN will televise four games on Saturday. At long last, the first day of the 2017 NBA playoffs has arrived, and Saturday has a four-game slate to kick off the postseason after an 82-game affair. Kicking off the weekend’s festivities...Show More Summary

Happy NBA Playoffs!

Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday’s NBA newsletter. The 2017 NBA Playoffs have arrived. Here's the Saturday schedule: Pacers at Cavaliers, 3 p.m. ET, ABC Bucks at Raptors, 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Grizzlies at Spurs, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN Jazz at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Show More Summary

LaVar Ball has a fourth son he doesn't talk much about and it's rapper Lil Dicky

You know, LiDicky Ball. LaVar Ball and his family have been in the spotlight for quite some time now, especially with son Lonzo fresh off a March Madness run and prepping for the NBA draft. His other sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, are also making headlines in high school ball. Show More Summary

NBA playoffs 2017: Schedule, scores, bracket, and more

The 2017 NBA playoffs are here, after a rather amazing — and record-breaking — regular season. While the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to meet again in the NBA Finals — which would be the first timeShow More Summary

2017 NBA Playoffs predictions: SB Nation picks the 1st-round series

Who will win each first-round series, and who will be the best player? SB Nation’s writers lay out their picks. The 2017 NBA Playoffs begins on Saturday when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Indiana Pacers at 3 p.m. ET on ABC. That kicks off the first round, which will feature eight series spread over two weeks. Show More Summary

The completely serious way James Harden and Russell Westbrook can decide the NBA MVP vote

This is the only fair way to pick the winner. We can’t stop fighting over who should win MVP: Russell Westbrook or James Harden. The cases for each are convincing as the two are making history by the day. There might not be a correct answer for which of the them is more deserving based on advanced statistics. Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers, 2017 NBA playoffs: Schedule, predictions, and news

You’d be a fool to bet against the Warriors. Damian Lillard said Trail Blazers in six (though not seriously). That’s a long shot, but the star point guard will attempt to gun his team into the second round in an improbable effort against...Show More Summary

LeBron James will open a public school in Akron for students at risk of being left behind

James’ efforts have already helped more than 1,100 kids since 2011. LeBron James will open a public school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, according to the Associated Press. The LeBron James Family Foundation has...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook accomplished something historic, but James Harden is the NBA's MVP

Look beyond the low-hanging fruit of the triple-double. James Harden should be the 2016-17 NBA MVP. Yes, over Mr. Triple-Double himself, Russell Westbrook. Before we dive into Harden’s season, let’s throw cold water on the core MVP argument for Russ. Show More Summary

Paul Pierce passed John Havlicek on the the NBA’s all-time scoring list with a lucky bounce

Sometimes, the Basketball Gods smile down on you. Paul Pierce surpassed fellow Boston Celtics’ legend John Havlicek on the NBA’s all-time scoring list Monday, moving into 15th place with a little bit of style and a lot of luck against...Show More Summary

Oscar Robertson congratulated Russell Westbrook on breaking his triple-double record

Robertson says Westbrook would have been great in any era, and other complimentary things. Oscar Robertson couldn’t be happier that Russell Westbrook broke his 55-year record on Sunday, recording his 42nd triple-double to break Robertson’s longstanding record of 41 back in the 1961-62 season. Show More Summary

How do NBA playoff tiebreakers work?

Here’s how the NBA breaks ties between teams to determine playoff seeding and who gets in. More than half of the NBA makes the playoffs, with 16 teams going and 14 staying home. Obviously, determining who goes to the playoffs is pretty simple: pick the eight teams with the best records in each conference. Show More Summary

James Harden could break the NBA record for most points scored and created

Westbrook isn’t the only MVP on the verge of making history. Much of the NBA MVP talk has centered around one 55-year-old record — Oscar Robertson’s triple-double record from 1962, which Russell Westbrook finally broke on Sunday with his 42nd one. Show More Summary

Cavaliers resting Big 3 could lose them the No. 1 seed and shake up the East

It also gives Miami’s playoff hopes life. The Cleveland Cavaliers will rest their Big Three against the Miami Heat on Monday, giving the Heat a huge break as they continue to fight for playoff implications. Meanwhile, the absence of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love could cause Cleveland to lose the No. Show More Summary

This Lakers fan already has a custom Lonzo Ball jersey

Aspirational jersey buying is typically something you see in the NFL from teams holding the No. 1 pick, but this brave Lakers fan is ready to risk his money on something that is far from a sure thing. This guy really had a Lonzo Ball...Show More Summary

The 14 most agonized fan faces after Russell Westbrook broke Denver's heart

A good sports photo is the equivalent of modern art, and when Russell Westbrook broke an arena full of hearts in Denver we got one of the best photos ever. The more faces you look at in this picture, the better it gets. Pick a winner pic.twitter.com/3keCR7kFur — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 10, 2017 It was a historic night for Russ. Show More Summary

Damian Lillard gave Utah's Joe Johnson game ball after 20,000-point milestone

Damian Lillard had a huge night on Saturday when he scored a career-high 59 points, which also broke the Trail Blazers’ franchise scoring record. The record was previously held by Damon Stoudamire, who scored 54 points back in 2005. Typically, an accomplishment like that would warrant one to keep something from that night, like the game ball. Show More Summary

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