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NBA scores 2015: Race for the East's final playoff spots heats up and 3 other things we learned

With an overtime win over the Raptors, the Celtics surpassed the Heat in the standings for No. 8 in the East. That and the rest of Saturday's action in the NBA. As the regular season winds down to a close, the fight for the last two playoff spots in the Eastern conference is by far the most interesting storyline left to be resolved. Show More Summary

Why Reggie Jackson was a great addition to the Pistons

After a slow start with his new team, Jackson has been excellent for the Pistons over the last month. The NBA had one of the busiest trade deadlines in years, with multiple teams making big moves involving nearly 40 players. One of the...Show More Summary

Reggie Jackson hits the longest finger roll we've ever seen

With time running down, Reggie Jackson just kinda threw the ball towards the rim underhanded, because it was the only way he could. And it went in! Swished it. Reggie Jackson took a shot with perfect bowling form in an NBA game and it went in the hoop. Show More Summary

Willie Cauley-Stein can guard anyone on earth

Forget offense. Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein is one of the best defensive prospects to come into the NBA Draft in a long, long time. Willie Cauley-Stein is the king of the jungle for the ferocious Kentucky Wildcats because heShow More Summary

This may be the Lakers' last chance at a really high draft pick

The Lakers really need to keep their pick this season. That means they really need to start losing. Confession time: I'm completely obsessed with the Lakers' situation. As everyone knows, L.A. keeps its 2015 first-round pick only if it lands in the top five. Show More Summary

Good morning. The Warriors are just being mean now.

That and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Subscribe! Good morning. Let's basketball. THE WARRIORS ARE JUST MEAN: Golden State has nothing to play for but history and sharpness before the playoffs at this point. And yet here's Harrison Barnes putting a very sad period on the Suns' bitter season at the buzzer. Show More Summary

The Cavaliers' offense is rolling when Timofey Mozgov slams home alley-oops

Like everyone always said about the Cavs, they just have to get Kevin Love Timofey Mozgov involved and they're tough to beat.

Watch James Harden light up the Kings for a career-high 51 points

Harden single-handedly led the Rockets to victory with yet another MVP-worthy performance against Sacramento. James Harden has reached a new level this season. The former Sixth Man of the Year has been as good as any player in the league,...Show More Summary

Good morning. Chris Paul is making friends everywhere!

That and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. SUBSCRIBE! Good morning. Let's basketball. TESTY TESTY: Portland and the Clippers had a heavyweight match, with L.A. coming out ahead thanks to 41 from Chris Paul. But not before CP3 tapped...Show More Summary

Brilliant, yet flawed, the Clippers make their move

The Clippers' great offense has been improved with a strong defense since the All-Star break, but do they have enough depth to make a serious postseason run? For most of the season, it's been quite easy to take the Clippers for granted. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant says he would 'love to get' his jersey retired in Oklahoma City

The Thunder forward wants to be a one-team star like Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki. Kevin Durant isn't suiting up for the Oklahoma City Thunder these days as he recovers from an injury, but that hasn't stopped the former NBA MVP from showing his love for OKC and its franchise. Show More Summary

The 2015 NBA Haiku Mock Draft

Are you ready for our new NBA mock draft fully in haiku? It's that time, yes sir. The time at which we haiku On through a mock draft. Picks 1 through 14 aren't determined as of yet. Reverse standings, then. No inside info. No sources. Show More Summary

Jordan Clarkson's buzzer-beater really was terrible for the Lakers' tanking efforts

There's a reason Lakers fans were freaking out. Here's how that victory over the 76ers costs L.A. Jordan Clarkson's buzzer-beater may have given the Los Angeles Lakers a 113-111 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, but it was a damaging win in the grand scheme of things. Show More Summary

March Madness is exposing Jahlil Okafor's flaws

Duke's Jahlil Okafor played poorly against two teams with the size to match up with him. This makes one wonder: What if he's been overrated all along? Jahlil Okafor was considered the undisputed top prospect in the 2015 NBA Draft for...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant's injury forces summer of reckoning for Thunder

The Thunder may only have one more shot to win a title with Kevin Durant leading the way. How will they maximize the opportunity? Kevin Durant is done for the season and so are the Oklahoma City Thunder. Unless they can somehow avoid...Show More Summary

Count out the Clippers at your own peril

Even with injuries and roster turnover, the Clippers are coming together down the stretch of this season. The Clippers' formula isn't all that complex: put the NBA's best passer (Chris Paul) at point guard, place the NBA's best rebounder...Show More Summary

John Calipari 'desperately wants' to coach in the NBA again, per report

The Kentucky coach is hoping to find success in the NBA after building a powerhouse in Lexington, according to one report. The Nets are an obvious fit, but are we getting too far ahead of ourselves. John Calipari has found success at every stop except one: the NBA. Show More Summary

The Warriors are a juggernaut despite being impatient

You wouldn't teach Golden State's rebuilding process in a GM seminar, but there are lessons to be learned from the Warriors' rise. Thanks to Sam Hinkie and the fantastically dreadful Philadelphia 76ers, rebuilding theories are a major topic of NBA analysis and discourse, which hasn't always been the case. Show More Summary

Learn about Bobby Portis before other NBA Draft fans catch on

The Arkansas power forward is flying under the radar, but showed off his complete game in Arkansas' run in the SEC Tournament. He has a chance We often get caught up in the extremes of draft prospects -- stud or dud? Steal or bust? --...Show More Summary

March Madness is for NBA snobs too

A couple of pro guys resolve to enjoy the college games this year. It's March, which means it's again time for gritty amateurs overachievers to get screamed at by angry millionaire coaches for the entertainment of people who should be working. But hey, let's not be NBA snobs. Show More Summary

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