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It wasn't just Chris Paul that carried the Clippers to a Game 7 win

Sure, Chris Paul had an other-worldly performance and Blake Griffin was phenomenal, but the Clippers would have never stood a chance if not for the inspired play of the role players. Chris Paul hit the game winner on a bum hamstring....Show More Summary

Chris Paul likely to miss Game 1 vs. Rockets with hamstring injury, Doc Rivers says

Paul battled through a hamstring injury to beat the Spurs with a layup in Game 7, but it may keep him out for a few days. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said his "guess" is that Chris Paul will not play in Game 1 against the Rockets due to the hamstring injury suffered in Game 7 against the Spurs. Show More Summary

Clippers vs. Spurs Game 6 final score: Los Angeles holds on to 102-96 win, force Game 7

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin came up big in the second half to stay alive and bring the series back to Los Angeles for a decisive Game 7. Facing elimination, the Clippers hung on in Game 6 for a 102-96 win on Thursday in San AntonioShow More Summary

The Bucks went after Mike Dunleavy, again

It is safe to say Mike Dunleavy might not be the most popular player in the NBA. We already know that Boogie Cousins doesn't care for the Bulls veteran forward, and now it's becoming apparent the Milwaukee Bucks don't either. Dunleavy...Show More Summary

3 things NBA fans should know about new Thunder coach Billy Donovan

What are Oklahoma City Thunder fans getting with their new coach. A Florida fan that's observed Donovan for nearly two decades gives us the lowdown. Billy Donovan heading to the NBA is hard for both NBA fans and college basketball diehards to swallow. Show More Summary

Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies, 2015 NBA playoff results: Memphis advances with 99-93 victory

The Grizzlies used a 9-0 fourth-quarter run to take control of the game and earn a date with the Warriors in the next round. In typical Grindhouse fashion, the Memphis Grizzlies pulled out a hard-fought 99-93 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 to earn a 4-1 series victory. Show More Summary

The Mavericks reportedly went out of their way to pretend Rajon Rondo didn't exist

Rajon Rondo's teammates reportedly voted not to give him a playoff share after an ugly end to a disappointing partnership. Also, the team faked an injury to get him away after Game 2. The Dallas Mavericks got so frustrated with Rajon...Show More Summary

What's next for Rajon Rondo?

The Mavericks are eliminated and Rondo is set to hit free agency. What does he want to do next? More importantly, should anyone want him at all? The Mavericks season is mercifully over after losing in five games to the Houston Rockets. Show More Summary

The Spurs show why the Clippers shouldn't break up their team

San Antonio stole a win in Los Angeles and took the upper hand in this series. But win or lose, the Clippers should keep their core together. The Spurs illustrate why. You need luck to win an NBA championship. Luck alone can't do it,...Show More Summary

Kevin Love 'highly unlikely' to return to court this season after shoulder injury

Cavaliers general manager David Griffin believes Love will be out for the remainder of the postseason. It's "highly unlikely" that Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will return at any point this postseason because of his shoulder...Show More Summary

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers final score, NBA playoffs 2015: Portland comes back to win 99-92 and avoid the sweep

The Blazers came back late to avoid the sweep and extended the series. Damian Lillard led all scorers with 32 points while C.J. McCollum had 18 off the bench as the Trail Blazers beat the Grizzlies, 98-92, to extend the series and avoid the sweep. Show More Summary

Adam Silver 'on the fence' about intentional fouling rule change

Silver says the league will look at the matter but won't rush to a rule chance. Intentionally fouling is once again a controversial topic in the NBA. Coaches look for every edge they can get and the strategy is legal, at least for now. Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Pelicans final score, NBA playoffs 2015: 3 things we learned from Golden State's 20-point comeback

This was going to be Anthony Davis' playoff moment, but the Warriors miraculously came back. Even when the Pelicans took a 20-point lead into the fourth quarter, there was always a lingering fear that Golden State was a quick scoring burst away from erasing the deficit. Show More Summary

Bucks vs. Bulls Game 1 final score: Derrick Rose explodes for 23, Chicago wins opener

Milwaukee had a rude awakening to the playoffs as the veteran Bulls outplayed them on both ends. The Chicago Bulls won 50 games and earned the No. 3 seed in the East, but it never felt like they completely came together. Some if it was...Show More Summary

Good morning. Let's watch some playoff basketball.

Here's a full Saturday NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Help us out, Pitbull. What time is it? That's right: PLAYOFFS! TODAY'S SCHEDULE: We have that nice little opening day quadruple-header for you. Show More Summary

The NBA Playoff matchups we're most excited to watch

On this week's podcast, we go through each playoff matchup in order of most interesting to least interesting. Spoiler: The cool ones are all in the West. Hey, the 2015 NBA Playoffs are here! SB Nation's Seth Rosenthal joins the show to talk about each playoff series and his famous night of gluttony at Madison Square Garden. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook's season is over, and life's not fair

We're so sad that we won't be able to see Russell Westbrook play basketball again this season. The war is over. The yelling of the coaches, the panting of the players and the squeaking of shoes on the court are all silent now. The dust has settled. In the center of the rubble stands an exhausted Russell Westbrook. Show More Summary

Our picks for NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year and more

We make our award picks for the 2014-15 NBA season. Note: None of us actually have an awards ballot. Another fantastic NBA regular season is in the books, which means it's time to figure out who deserves the league's various annual awards. Show More Summary

Would the Thunder or Pelicans be more fun as the NBA Playoffs' last team in?

Which of the two teams battling for the No. 8 seed would be more compelling to see in the NBA Playoffs? Six writers give their take. Because of the scrooge of NBA conference imbalance, only one of the Thunder and Pelicans will make the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Show More Summary

Clippers vs. Grizzlies could determine the West's seeding

The clash between Memphis and Los Angeles has serious seeding implications for four teams. Any time the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies face off it's a must-watch game. The two sides don't like each other after a heated playoff...Show More Summary

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