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Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET, the Boston Celtics play host to the Chicago Bulls in a post-Thanksgiving matinee at the TD Garden. The Bulls come in as losers in four of their last six games, with Derrick Rose appearing in only 33 combined minutes during that stretch due to hamstring issues. Show More Summary

League denies Kings' protest over loss to Grizzlies

The National Basketball Association announced today that Commissioner Adam Silver has denied the Sacramento Kings' protest of their 111-110 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on November 13, 2014.

Westbrook returns to action for Thunder

The Thunder say point guard Russell Westbrook will return to action Friday night against the New York Knicks.

Westbrook set to return tonight for Thunder

After missing 14 games with a broken finger, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will be back in the Thunder lineup tonight against the New York Knicks.

Clippers-Rockets Clash a Proving Ground for Both Teams

Not every early-season game carries the same level of significance, and a post-Thanksgiving battle between the 12-3 Houston Rockets and 9-5 Los Angeles Clippers at 8 p.m. ET is one of those crucial exceptions. Both Western Conference...Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony: ‘It Was a Perfect Setup and Perfect Fit for Me in Chicago’

Everyone, including Carmelo Anthony himself, acknowledges that playing for the Bulls would have been the ideal choice (basketball-wise.) Ultimately, Melo took the New York Knicks’ money — the Knicks’ offer […] The post Carmelo Anthony: ‘It Was a Perfect Setup and Perfect Fit for Me in Chicago’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lakers Rumors: Adding Earl Clark Would Be Smart for Depleted LA

Injuries and an overall lack of depth have turned the Los Angeles Lakers into one of the NBA's worst teams, and while the playoffs already appear to be a long shot, the addition of Earl Clark would help bring some more consistency to...Show More Summary

Detroit Pistons' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

If the Detroit Pistons have any chance to salvage the 2014-15 season, it will take a major bounce-back performance in December. After their 104-98 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, they dropped to nine games below.500. That...Show More Summary

New Orleans Pelicans' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

The New Orleans Pelicans are coming. It might not be this year, or even next, but this team will make some serious noise in the near future with 21-year-old superstar Anthony Davis leading the way. Expectations heading into 2014-15 were realistic, as clinching a postseason berth would make the season an immense success. Show More Summary

Which Warriors Are Expendable in Golden State's Championship Quest?

The Golden State Warriors have gotten out to their hottest start in franchise history which validates their position as a true championship contender. The team has gelled together and is striving under the leadership of new head coach Steve Kerr. Klay Thompson is validating his brand new contract with superb play on both sides of the court. Show More Summary

Sacramento Kings' Biggest Obstacles in the Month of December

The month of November presented no shortage of challenges for the Sacramento Kings. But despite playing the league’s second-strongest schedule, head coach Mike Malone’s team has blown preseason expectations out of the water and currently...Show More Summary

Craig Sager Plans to Return in February

Legendary sideline TV reporter Craig Sager is winning his battle with Leukemia, and says he’s eyeing a return to the gig in February. Doctors are expected to give him clearance […] The post Craig Sager Plans to Return in February appeared first on SLAMonline.

Beck/Bucher Debate: Contender or Pretender?

Due to injuries to Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder's struggles to start the season have left the Western Conference wide open for other teams to contend. In the East, the conference is seemingly always wide...Show More Summary

Milwaukee Bucks' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

As the final month of the calendar year approaches, the Milwaukee Bucks are in a much better position than most would have thought they'd be when the season began. Not only that but, as Bleacher Report's Dan Favale recently pointed out,...Show More Summary

Washington Wizards' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

Roughly one month into the regular season, it's safe to say the Washington Wizards are a good team. Just how good they are, though, is a lot tougher to pin down. The Wizards are 9-5, good for second in the Eastern Conference. However,...Show More Summary

Joakim Noah Loves Playing in Boston: Celtics Fans ‘Talk a Lot of Sht’

It’s not yet certain if Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will suit up Friday afternoon against the Celtics, due to a gimpy left knee and a bruised left eye. Nonetheless, […] The post Joakim Noah Loves Playing in Boston: Celtics Fans ‘Talk a Lot of Sht’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Derrick Rose on Injuries: ‘I’m Getting a Bad Hand Right Now’

The Chicago Bulls have listed Derrick Rose (left hamstring tightness) as probable for their Friday afternoon tilt with the Celtics in Boston, along with Joakim Noah (left eye/left knee) and […] The post Derrick Rose on Injuries: ‘I’m Getting a Bad Hand Right Now’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Monty Williams Says Anthony Davis Must Shoot at Least 20 Times a Game

The edict is clear from New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams: Anthony Davis needs to shoot, and shoot a lot for them to win. Following a 99-89 Tuesday night […] The post Monty Williams Says Anthony Davis Must Shoot at Least 20 Times a Game appeared first on SLAMonline.

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2014: Best NBA FanDuel, DraftKings Lineup for Nov. 28

Most of America's fantasy sports demographic spent Thanksgiving eating like kings and agonizing over professional football's triple-header. Friday offers the chance for NBA fans to get back into the swing of things on the hardwood with...Show More Summary

What Constitutes Success for the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers?

A month into the 2014-15 season, a legitimate and fairly obvious question has emerged: What constitutes success for the beleaguered Los Angeles Lakers? With a 3-12 record, making the playoffs may still be a goal, but it is also an overwhelming long shot. On Nov. Show More Summary

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