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This Cavs' ball movement is so pretty you'd swear they were the Spurs

Although the Pistons and the Cavaliers were surprisingly neck-and-neck throughout Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs, Cleveland stuck out in one particular aspect: ball movement. Now, there are times when an offensive possession is just pretty...Show More Summary

Stan Van Gundy on LeBron James: 'They're not going to call offensive fouls on him'

Van Gundy doesn't like that, in his opinion, referees don't call offensive fouls on James. LeBron James scored 10 points in the first quarter of the Cavaliers-Pistons first-round series and Stan Van Gundy wasn't pleased with the way the referees treated him. "LeBron's LeBron. Show More Summary

Nets hire Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson as next head coach

Atkinson has long been seen as one of the assistants most prepared for a head coaching gig. The Brooklyn Nets have moved quickly to fill their head coaching vacancy. They have hired current Atlanta Hawks lead assistant Kenny Atkinson...Show More Summary

The Cavaliers had 20,000 fans sing the national anthem to open the NBA playoffs

Some teams bring in famous and talented people to sing the national anthem. The Cavs had a different (and cooler) idea. The scene prior to Game 1 between the Cavs and Pistons. A video posted by Chris Haynes (@chrisbhaynesnba) on AprShow More Summary

No NBA player has ever dominated the first round like LeBron James

LeBron James is good. We know this! But he's been especially good in the first round of the NBA Playoffs throughout his career. Take a look: 1. LeBron has never lost a first round playoff series. He's 10-0 in his career. LeBron James' teams have never lost a 1st Round series. Show More Summary

Sunday Shootaround: Parity defines the NBA East playoffs

? The List ICYMI Say What Vine Of The Week googleplus facebook witter up Parity defines the East playoffs Paul Flannery The most interesting battle for postseason positioning took place in the muddled mess of the Eastern Conference’s second tier where the playoff puzzle has been all jagged edges and rounded shapes. Show More Summary

Pistons vs. Cavaliers, NBA playoffs 2016: Time, TV schedule and live stream

Cleveland's strange season finally reaches the postseason, and for that, we're all glad. After years where the Western Conference dominated in every way, the 15 teams that make up the East actually have more parity this season. As a result, the No. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: Paul George and the Pacers are making the Raptors confront their demons

Once again, the Raptors have dropped Game 1 at home against a team with a big scoring wing. Will things end differently this time? It was an all-too familiar scene for the Toronto Raptors on Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers. They were...Show More Summary

Life and basketball in the time of Kobe Bryant

Growing up in the Kobe era defined an adolescence. LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant waved goodbye on Wednesday night after managing to be both a rallying point and a lightning rod for 20 years, inspiring hordes of fans with his rings and turning off naysayers with a style of play that sometimes felt selfish. Show More Summary

Heat vs. Hornets, NBA playoffs 2016: Dwyane Wade will have to lead Miami past the surprising Hornets

The Heat have the star power and the championship experience, but that might not be enough against the deeper Hornets. The Miami Heat were considered one of the Cleveland Cavaliers' biggest threats in the East before the season started,...Show More Summary

Spurs vs. Grizzlies, 2016 NBA playoffs: San Antonio will have no problem against drained Memphis

This is the saddest first round series in the NBA playoffs, simply because Memphis has no chance. There are many, many things to be excited for headed into the NBA playoffs. The first round series the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs is not one of them. Show More Summary

36 fun things to hunt for while you watch the 2016 NBA playoffs

Every NBA playoff team has a few unique quirks that you might miss unless you pay attention. Hopefully, this guide will help. The NBA Playoffs begin on Saturday, and there are so many reasons to get excited. Thursday, my colleague Tom Ziller ranked all 241 players on the 16 team rosters in terms of intrigue. Show More Summary

NBA Western Conference playoff odds 2016: Matchups and betting preview

The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs lead the betting favorites at the sportsbooks for the Western Conference playoffs. With four straight wins down the stretch, the Golden State Warriors achieved the best regular season record in NBA history going 73-9 straight up with a 43-46-3 record against the spread. Show More Summary

45 bold (and not so bold) predictions for the 2016 NBA playoffs

Revealing a bunch of picks and predictions for each playoff series, with a few surprises along the way. The 2016 NBA playoffs begin Saturday. Here are 45 predictions for what will happen in the 15 series to come. FIRST ROUND East Cavaliers (1) vs. Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Rockets, NBA playoffs 2016: Golden State's rematch against Houston will only make us sad

Last year, the Rockets played the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. This year's first round rematch will just be a sad reenactment of that. Six months ago, this rematch of last year's Western Conference Finals would have been welcomed with the excitement of the entire NBA. Show More Summary

NBA Eastern Conference playoff odds 2016: Matchups and betting preview

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are favored over a deep field to win the Eastern Conference heading into the playoffs. In a season mired with inconsistency, the Cleveland Cavaliers still ended up with the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 57-25 straight up and 37-43-2 against the spread record. Show More Summary

These charts show how preposterous Steph Curry's record-shattering season was

Steph Curry hit more threes this year than most teams in NBA history. He hit 45 percent of a ridiculous amount of shots. He made more threes than some NBA legends made in their entire careers. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? It's extremely impressive...Show More Summary

Thunder vs. Mavericks, NBA playoffs 2016: Oklahoma City wants to be a contender, but first they must beat Dallas

The Thunder have a clear talent advantage over the Mavericks in a first round series, but Rick Carlisle and Dirk Nowitzki will always make things tough. The I-35 rivalry between the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder hasn't taken off quite like the one between Dallas and San Antonio. Show More Summary

2016 NBA draft order and lottery odds: 76ers and Lakers have the best shot at the No. 1 pick

The draft order is nearly set, pending a few tiebreaks. Philadelphia and Los Angeles have the best shot at the first overall pick, while the Celtics could strike gold thanks to the selection the Nets owe them. The regular season is over and that means the playoff field is set. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant gave Lakers fans the unprecedented gift of 20 years in one city

We like round numbers in our sports, and Kobe Bryant left the NBA with a remarkable one. (Not the 50 shots, but that was fun, too!) I'm talking about something that every fan of every NBA team envies -- a milestone Kobe is the firstShow More Summary

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