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Blog Post Archive

Chris Bosh is filling the Heat's power vacuum left by LeBron James' departure

Chris Bosh was in the shadows a bit the past four years, but with LeBron James now in Cleveland, he's reminding everyone just how good he truly is. It was easy to project the Heat struggling offensively this year without LeBron James. Show More Summary

In praise of the swat

Everyone knows it's best to keep the ball in play. What this post presupposes is: NO, SWATTING IS WAY COOLER. K.J. McDaniels, who is awesome, slapped the air out of a Greivis Vasquez floater Sunday night: (via James Herbert) The ball traveled out of bounds because it was ashamed it ever challenged McDaniels. Show More Summary

Sunday Shootaround: For Pacers and Raptors, last year is a distant memory

? The List ICYMI Say What Vine Of The Week googleplus facebook witter up For Pacers and Raptors, last year is a distant memory Paul Flannery BOSTON -- As the Indiana Pacers wrapped up a morning walkthrough, coach Frank Vogel was running through sets with Chris Copeland and Solomon Hill. Show More Summary

The Mavericks are falling apart in the third quarter

The Dallas Mavericks have been getting drubbed in third quarters to start the season. How big of a concern is it for Rick Carlisle's team? An impressive Portland Trail Blazers defense won out Thursday, putting the Dallas Mavericks on the bad end of a 21-point blowout. Show More Summary

NBA power rankings: Warriors, Rockets show West is more wide open than expected

Two teams that many thought would be in the West's second tier have raced off to hot starts, but neither is quite good enough to unseat the defending champions yet. 1.  San Antonio Spurs (1-1, Last week: 1) The Spurs didn't come galloping...Show More Summary

3 reasons the Kings are this season's Suns

And one very big reason they are not. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the NBA season to date is that the Sacramento Kings are 2-1 against a brutal schedule. The Kings lost to the Warriors at home on opening night, then bounced the Blazers and on Sunday waltzed into L.A. Show More Summary

NBA Scores: Depleted Thunder getting it done & 3 other things we learned Saturday night

The Thunder reserves keep it going with Durant and Westbrook out and other things we learned around the NBA on Saturday night. You knew it was desperate times in Oklahoma City when, badly needing a bucket to end a 8-0 Denver run to start the fourth quarter, they went to Kendrick Perkins twice. Show More Summary

LeBron James' turnovers weren't all his fault

LeBron James' eight turnovers are definitely a problem, but several can be explained by miscommunications with his new teammates. The deep emotions during LeBron James' official return to Cleveland may have something to do with the Cavaliers' 19 turnovers on opening night, but so do the expected growing pains. Show More Summary

Good morning, everything is terrible (except for the rapping Mavericks)

Let's abandon sadness and fear with horrible rhymes and TOO MUCH MONTA. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. FIRST, THE MOSTShow More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Knicks: Live stream, TV schedule, radio and more for LeBron James' Cleveland debut

LeBron James and the reloaded Cavaliers make their season debut against the Knicks on Thursday night. Here's how to catch the game live. The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers tip off their first season with LeBron James back in the fold Thursday night by hosting the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. Show More Summary

NBA scores: Russell Westbrook can't save the Thunder and 3 other things we learned from Wednesday night

Westbrook had 38 points with Kevin Durant sidelined, but it wasn't nearly enough to lead the Thunder to victory in Portland. Russell Westbrook delivered an electrifying 38-point performance in the Oklahoma City Thunder's first game without...Show More Summary

Julius Randle 'probably' will miss season after serious leg injury

Lakers rookie Julius Randle broke his leg in Los Angeles' 108-90 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle left the Staples Center court Tuesday night with his right leg immobilized by an air cast and a courtside diagnosis of a broken tibia that was later confirmed by Lakers coach Byron Scott. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2014: Anthony Davis arrives and 3 other things we learned from the NBA's opening night

The very real breakout of Anthony Davis, an unfortunate injury to Julius Randle and the rest of what you need to know from the NBA's opening night. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had been a popular breakout pick in league circles long before Tuesday. Show More Summary

Completely rational predictions for the NBA season

What's the start of a season without a bold calls that will look foolish in April? What's an NBA opening night without in(s)ane predictions? We got together to suss out our thoughts on what will happen over the next 1,230 games, plus the postseason. IN THE EAST IS IT A 2-TEAM RACE FOR THE NO. Show More Summary

Kawhi Leonard is holding out for a max deal, as he should

The San Antonio Spurs have a history of asking their star players to take less money. Kawhi Leonard is resisting their overtures. For now. The San Antonio Spurs have had star-laden rosters since before the phrase "superteam" was a part of the NBA lexicon. Show More Summary

Don't forget how Steve Nash changed the NBA

Before the disaster in Los Angeles, Steve Nash was part of one of the best shows in the league. We'll always have Seven Seconds or Less. Steve Nash was fun to watch. We can use the past tense here because even though Nash hasn't officially left his career behind, the days of joy and wonder are long gone. Show More Summary

Drazen Petrovic, a lifetime later

Drazen Petrovic, who died at age 28 in 1993, would have turned 50 on Wednesday. More than two decades later, his brief, brilliant NBA career feels more and more like a dream. The song itself is lost to time. This was before the NBA had...Show More Summary

Steve Nash will miss entire season with nerve issue

The career of the two-time MVP is almost certainly over. Steve Nash's season could be over before it ever starts. The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to rule out the 40-year-old point guard for the entire season with a nerve issue, according to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report. Show More Summary

The road less traveled: In a league defined narrowly by ultimate success or absolute failure, three teams are taking their own path to relevance and maybe someday to a championship.

Everyone wants what the San Antonio Spurs have, yet only a handful of teams can even reasonably aspire to it. As a new season begins, there are maybe a half-dozen challengers with realistic championship hopes; a few caveats and someShow More Summary

The triangle's holy war: The offensive system that won Phil Jackson 11 championships is back, but can it silence a growing legion of critics?

The world's foremost apostle for the Triangle offense does not coach in the NBA. He doesn't coach in college or American high school, either. He doesn't coach in the United States at all. His name is Tim Cone, and he is speaking into a cellphone months after securing his 18th Philippine Basketball Association trophy. Show More Summary

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