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Giannis Antetokounmpo soars for a Statue of Liberty slam as the Knicks stand and cry

Woooo! Look at Giannis go! Let's take a minute and bask in the beauty that is Giannis Antetokounmpo mesmerizing his defender with a flashy crossover. The crossover was so good, the last defender just decided to let him dunk. Nah man, don't play defense. Show More Summary

James Harden: 'I am the MVP'

Harden says he should be MVP. Can you blame him? It has been years since an MVP race has been this close in the NBA, and James Harden offered up a refreshing breath of honesty when asked where he believes he stands among it. "I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden told NBA.com's Fran Blinebury. Show More Summary

More than half of Kentucky's team declares for the 2015 NBA Draft

Seven of Kentucky's 13 scholarship players will leave early for the 2015 NBA Draft. The mass NBA exodus everyone was expecting from the Kentucky Wildcats has happened. Kentucky is losing its top seven scorers from a team that started the season 38-0 before losing to Wisconsin in the Final Four, the program has announced. Show More Summary

That crazy Stephen Curry game-tying 3 attempt shouldn't have counted

It's a good thing it missed, because it was illegal. It's a good thing this game-tying Stephen Curry attempt in the Warriors' 103-100 loss to the Pelicans didn't go in, because the referees would have a lot of explaining to do if it did. Show More Summary

Sleep on Frank Kaminsky's NBA potential at your own peril

"Frank the Tank" isn't another Adam Morrison. Here's why the Wisconsin senior big man can actually thrive at the next level. Frank Kaminsky, the Associated Press and Big 10 Player of the Year and Oscar Robertson Award recipient, is much better than many of the preconceived notions suggest. Show More Summary

NBA Power Rankings: Spurs and Rockets get hot at the right time

The Spurs' statement victory over the Warriors has them flying up our power rankings. Meanwhile, the Rockets have been rolling with Dwight Howard back. 1. Golden State Warriors (63-14, Last week: 1) The Warriors' 12-game winning streak...Show More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Bulls final score: 3 things we learned as Cleveland shot their way to a big win

The Cleveland Cavaliers hit 16 three-point shots in their win over the Chicago Bulls. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls are likely to face off in the second round of the playoffs, and if Sunday's matchup was any indication,...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose 'likely' to return from knee injury within week

The Chicago Bulls point guard had knee surgery in late February. Derrick Rose will "likely" return to the Chicago Bulls lineup by the end of next week, Lisa Salters reported on the ABC broadcast of Sunday's game between the Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers. "He's not sure," Salters said of Rose's exact return date. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving hit a fadeaway 3 over four outstretched arms

The Bulls were winning for most of the first quarter, but then Kyrie Irving went off. This was his last and most difficult shot and it gave the Cavaliers a four-point lead. Yup, that's well contested. (Via ABC).

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

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