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Knicks face the reality of the Andrea Bargnani trade

The New York Knicks put a lot of chips on Andrea Bargnani making a difference, but the numbers don't support their case. The New York Knicks playoff hopes hang by a thread. They're two games back of the Atlanta Hawks with four games to play, and so it's gotten to the point of playing what-if scenarios. Show More Summary

What's at stake in the final Heat-Pacers game of the regular season

The Heat host the Pacers on Friday night, and the winner has the inside track at the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat have taken turns giving up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. On Friday,...Show More Summary

Roy Hibbert's foul rate on the road hurts the Pacers

One obvious culprit in Indiana's road struggles is that Roy Hibbert is called for many more fouls away from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Why is this? Do referees let him get away with more at home, or are they too quick to whistle him on the road? On Wednesday, we looked at which teams really underperform on the road. Show More Summary

Without David Lee, Warriors are in trouble on the glass

The Warriors were pounded on the boards in a loss to the Nuggets, and Lee's hamstring injury could prove to be a major issue heading into the postseason. Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee missed his seventh straight game Thursday with a right hamstring injury that has been complicated by nerve inflammation. Show More Summary

NBA playoff standings 2014: Phoenix holds key out West

The Suns are battling for one of the final spots in the Western Conference playoffs and have the opportunity to control their own destiny. With Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks falling 109-100 to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, the Phoenix Suns now hold the No. Show More Summary

Good morning, the Warriors got Mozgoved and are in peril

Could Golden State really miss the postseason? 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. REMEMBER THE TIME: Remember a few weeks ago when Oklahoma City's defense had totally fallen apart? Yeah, that's not happening any more. Show More Summary

Pelicans shut down Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon will undergo knee surgery

The 2013-14 season has come to an end for second-year forward Anthony Davis and guard Eric Gordon. The New Orleans Pelicans announced Thursday that second-year forward Anthony Davis will be shut down for the season to recover from back...Show More Summary

LeBron James thinks Kevin Durant is the NBA MVP

Miami Heat forward LeBron James said he thinks Kevin Durant has earned the MVP award this season because of his consistency. The King has spoken, and it seems he's come to accept the possibility of being dethroned. After falling to the...Show More Summary

NBA schedule 2014: Mavericks host Spurs; Nuggets and Warriors close Thursday

The San Antonio Spurs visit Dallas expecting to get the best of a determined Mavs team, while a battle between the Nuggets and Warriors won't have the implications it might have a year ago. Two Thursday night games on TNT have playoff implications, but one is a shell of what could have been. The main course: Spurs vs. Show More Summary

2014 NBA playoff picture: Heat and Pacers battle atop fluid East

There are three close duels for seeding in the Eastern Conference, starting with Miami and Indiana jockeying for the top seed. Just when it appeared that the Miami Heat could take control atop the Eastern Conference, the unexpected happened. Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder's stifling defense wakes up at the right time

The Thunder's defense has been off at times this year, but Wednesday's victory over the Clippers showed what it's capable of doing in a playoff series against a good offensive opponent. The Oklahoma City Thunder loom as the scariest team in the playoffs, and it's not just because of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Show More Summary

NBA Draft 2014: Joel Embiid's timeline to the pros

In a matter of a few years, Joel Embiid evolved from Cameroonian basketball camp attendee to a potential first overall NBA draft pick. While Kansas Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins has been trying to live up to the "next LeBron" label, his teammate, center Joel Embiid, has taken a much different path to the same point. Show More Summary

How the NBA decided to let Larry Sanders serve his suspension now

The center was previously ruled out for the season. Instead, he's been activated so he can serve his drug suspension this season. Back on March 20, Bucks coach Larry Drew confirmed to reporters that the team's star center Larry Sanders would miss the remainder of the season due to a fractured bone near his right eye. Show More Summary

Good morning, the Bobcats' destiny is upon us

Charlotte! Charlotte! Charlotte! That and more in our Thursday NBA newsletter. 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. BOBCATS! After beating the Wizards in OT, Charlotte controls its own destiny for the No. Show More Summary

Bobcats defeat Wizards to leap into No. 6 seed in Eastern Conference

It'll be tough for Washington to avoid a first-round matchup against the Pacers now. The Charlotte Bobcats are in the driver's seat to land the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference after a 94-88 overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Show More Summary

Joakim Noah's doppelganger makes surprise appearance at Bulls game

This guy and Joakim Noah better go out partying together tonight. How can either of them pass it up, in such proximity? This photo has so much going for it, catapulted into GREAT SPORTS PHOTO HISTORY by the clear Noah likeness. The young man's eyes are so open, almost in a deranged fixation on something on the floor (probably Joakim Noah). Show More Summary

How far can Dirk Nowitzki climb up the all-time scoring list?

How much further can Nowitzki move up the NBA's all-time career scoring list? Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki passed Oscar Robertson on the NBA's all-time scoring list on Tuesday night, and his 26,714 career points puts the big...Show More Summary

2014 NBA schedule: Clippers host Thunder, Heat visit Grizzlies

Two nationally televised games with playoff implications highlight the NBA slate on Wednesday. There are 12 games on the NBA slate Wednesday, with two superb nationally televised contests to enjoy. Let's take a look at the schedule. Main course: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers 10:30 p.m. Show More Summary

NBA playoff standings 2014: Hawks leave door open for Knicks, Mavericks looking good

The Hawks' loss to the Pistons gives the Knicks a glimmer of hope, while the Mavs' fourth straight win has them in good shape. The Atlanta Hawks blew an excellent chance to put another nail in the New York Knicks' coffin, losing to the...Show More Summary

The Pacers' road woes are extreme

Part of the Pacers' problem is how much worse they are on the road than the average team. Every single team in the NBA is better at home than on the road. You can't find even one team in 2014 that has a better road scoring margin than their home scoring margin. Show More Summary

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