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2015 NBA Draft Prospects Guaranteed to Interest the Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night with a lot at stake—an 82.8 percent chance of keeping their top-five-protected draft pick. To be betrayed by the bouncing ping-pong balls would have been a cruel...Show More Summary

Curry Sparks Warriors to Game One Victory Over Houston

Stephen Curry won his personal duel with James Harden as the Golden State Warriors overcame an early deficit and survived a late scare to edge the Houston Rockets 110-106 in Game One of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.

Miami Heat Sitting Pretty After Retaining Lottery Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

If just one team had jumped the Miami Heat during the 2015 NBA draft lottery, Pat Riley's organization would've been without a first-round selection, instead conveying its pick over to the Philadelphia 76ers. And it probably still would've...Show More Summary

Should Okafor and Towns Prefer to Go No. 1 to Wolves or No. 2 to Lakers?

The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the first pick in the 2015 NBA draft, and the Los Angeles Lakers will have the second, as decided in Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery. Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns, two of the top prospects, will likely be drafted by one of these two teams. Show More Summary

Rockets vs. Warriors: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NBA Playoffs

James Harden finished as the runner-up to Stephen Curry in the NBA MVP voting despite an incredible season. Harden's Houston Rockets finished just short of Curry's Golden State Warriors Tuesday despite an incredible game from Harden. Golden State seized the initial control of the Western Conference Finals with a 110-106 victory in Game 1. Show More Summary

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors: Live Score and Analysis for Game 1

The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors will square off at Oracle Arena in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night. The Rockets are coming off a thrilling 4-3 series victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, a series...Show More Summary

8 More Wins: The 2015 NBA Conference Finals Hype Tape

The final four teams are set, and the NBA conference finals are ready to kick off on Tuesday night. The top two seeds in each conference have advanced, with the No. 2 seed Cleveland Cavaliers facing the No. 1 seed Atlanta Hawks in the East and the No. Show More Summary

2015 NBA Draft Lottery: Who Will the Lakers Take with the No. 2 Pick?

The Los Angeles Lakers will be the second team to pick in the NBA draft on June 25, as decided in Tuesday night's lottery. The Lakers finished 2014-15 at 21-61, the fourth-worst record in the league. Which players are they targeting?...Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett Headbutted a Hole Through a Wall Watching ‘Making the Band’

A huge, wonderful oral history of Kevin Garnett’s remarkable 20-year career has been published over at Bleacher Report and it is well worth your time. Highlights include a look-back at The post Kevin Garnett Headbutted a Hole Through a Wall Watching ‘Making the Band’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Mock Draft 2015: Latest Pre-Lottery Projections for 1st-Round Action

The 2015 NBA draft lottery is set for Tuesday night. Although this year's class does feature a lot of serviceable depth, it's limited in terms of top-end talent. That makes the luck of the draw even more important for teams involved in the lottery. Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor are the top two prospects in the class. Show More Summary

NBA Draft 2015: Last Look at Order, Top Prospects Before Lottery Reveal

With the 2015 NBA draft lottery just hours away, it seems as good a time as any to take one more glance at the first-round landscape before the full order is uncovered. On one hand, it seems a bit silly to get all worked up about watching team representatives wait to see their respective logo pulled out of an envelope. Show More Summary

2015 NBA Draft: Top Prospects and Pre-Lottery 1st-Round Order

The 2015 NBA draft lottery takes place at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and 14 teams await their fate as the ping-pong balls determine the top of the draft order. As four teams vie for an NBA championship, three non-playoff teams will begin doing their homework on the top college prospects as they are granted the Nos. Show More Summary

Insider Buzz: Could Friction with Chris Paul Drive DeAndre Jordan out of LA?

The Los Angeles Clippers looked to be the favorites in the Western Conference semifinals series against the Houston Rockets after coming off a seven-game defeat of the San Antonio Spurs and then going up 3-1 against Houston. But the Clippers lost their lead and were stopped short of the conference finals yet again. Show More Summary

NBA Playoff Schedule 2015: Dates, Game Times and TV Info for Conference Finals

Many championship contenders have fallen by the wayside, propelling four worthy teams to the conference finals of the 2015 NBA playoffs for a guaranteed thrilling finish to the 2014-15 season. Things unfolded relatively predictably in the Eastern Conference, with Nos. Show More Summary

2015 NBA Draft Prospects: Top-Rated Players Heading into Draft Lottery

With the lottery on approach, the 2015 NBA draft class doesn't feature a LeBron James or Tim Duncan teams will fight over once the pingpong balls settle. And that's all right. Prospects such as James and Duncan are anomalies, the can't-miss...Show More Summary

What's at Stake for Golden State Warriors in 2015 NBA Draft?

Finishing an NBA season with the league's best record can often be both a gift and a curse. On the one hand, the team in question is guaranteed the No. 1 seed in its conference come playoff time, setting up what's believed to be an "easier" Round 1 matchup with whoever finishes eighth. Show More Summary

In This Generation, 3-Pointers Are Paramount in the Playoffs

Those notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week.

Are Cleveland Cavaliers Proving They Don't Really Need Kevin Love?

Do the Cleveland Cavaliers even need Kevin Love? Two weeks ago, this would have seemed like a ridiculous question. After Love suffered a dislocated shoulder in a series-clinching victory over the Boston Celtics, the Cavs had to makeShow More Summary

James Harden, Rockets Must Now Dig Themselves out of Yet Another Postseason Hole

Following a tightly contested 99-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, the Houston Rockets are once again left to dig themselves out of another seemingly inescapable hole. A hole that almost wasn't. Trailing by oneShow More Summary

Ranking the Utah Jazz's Biggest Priorities During 2015 Offseason

The Utah Jazz could realistically be one offseason away from returning to the NBA playoffs. Given where they were just one year ago, that's astounding. Going from 25-57 in 2013-14 to 38-44 in 2014-15, with roughly the same group, speaks...Show More Summary

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