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The rise of Russell Westbrook, NBA Terminator

Russell Westbrook is on a tear like we've never seen before. It's 4 a.m. on the morning of March 4, 2015. The custodian enters Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Oklahoma City Thunder will face the Philadelphia 76ers later that night and he must begin to make accommodations. Show More Summary

JaVale McGee to sign with the Boston Celtics

The 27-year-old center has reportedly reached an agreement to sign with the Celtics after being waived by the 76ers. JaVale McGee has reached an agreement to sign with the Boston Celtics, reports ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The deal will run through next season. Show More Summary

Watch highlights from Russell Westbrook's incredible night

Russell Westbrook made history by becoming the sixth player in NBA history to have four consecutive triple-doubles. The silver lining to the Jones fracture that was going to keep Kevin Durant out for the start of the year was the chance to see an unleashed Russell Westbrook. Show More Summary

Kawhi Leonard Posterizes DeMarcus Cousins (VIDEO)

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard climbed the ladder Wednesday night, and packed a huge dunk in DeMarcus Cousins’ grill. Boogie Cousins had a rough night around the rim, as The post Kawhi Leonard Posterizes DeMarcus Cousins (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Russell Westbrook is a Monster: 49 Points, 16 Rebounds, 10 Assists (VIDEO)

As promised, The Masked Avenger made his return Wednesday night — Russell Westbrook detonated for his fourth consecutive triple-double, pulverizing the visiting Philadelphia Sixers to the tune of 49 points, The post Russell Westbrook is a Monster: 49 Points, 16 Rebounds, 10 Assists (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Marc Gasol Hits Game-Winning Runner to Beat Houston (VIDEO)

With the game on the line Wednesday night in Houston, the Memphis Grizzlies put the ball in Marc Gasol’s hands, and the big fella came through. Gasol hit a tough The post Marc Gasol Hits Game-Winning Runner to Beat Houston (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Anthony Davis Returns With 39 Points and 13 Rebounds (VIDEO)

The New Orleans Pelicans welcomed back Anthony Davis from a five-game absence Wednesday night, and the All-Star played like, well, AD: 39 points, 13 rebounds and 8 blocks in the The post Anthony Davis Returns With 39 Points and 13 Rebounds (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Tyler Zeller Beats the Utah Jazz at the Buzzer (VIDEO)

Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller put in a tough, buzzer-beating layup Wednesday night to defeat the visiting Utah Jazz 85-84. The big fella corralled an inbounds pass from Marcus Smart, The post Tyler Zeller Beats the Utah Jazz at the Buzzer (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Gerald Green Crushes Between-the-Legs Dunk in His Socks (VIDEO)

When it comes to Gerald Green and his extraterrestrial hops, it is definitely not the shoes. Following the Phoenix Suns’ practice Wednesday, Green (sans kicks) casually skied for a between-the-legs The post Gerald Green Crushes Between-the-Legs Dunk in His Socks (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Inside Goran Dragic's Dramatic and Game-Changing Transition with the Miami Heat

Entering last month's trade deadline, the Miami Heat needed to pick up the slack a bit—in terms of winning and pace, as they ranked last in the NBA in possessions per game. They found both of those answers in arguably the best player moved on Feb. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: Best NBA DFS DraftKings Lineup for March 5

Everyone likes playing daily fantasy basketball when the NBA slate is loaded with games and lineup options. We prefer fewer games, less variables to consider, tighter budgets and lower point plateaus to reach in order to cash at DraftKings. Show More Summary

Ric Bucher Plays NBA Fact or Fiction with the NBA's Top Storylines

The Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers are all dealing with injuries and each fighting for playoff seeding as the season winds down. The Bulls are down two of their key starters in Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler;...Show More Summary

Craig Sager's Harrowing and Emotional Journey Back to the NBA

The sideline reporter walked out of his house in Canton, Georgia, a free man at last, intent on doing the things he’s missed oh so much in the last 11 months. It was March 1, half past noon, and Craig Sager ambled toward his black 1990 Corvette parked in the driveway. Show More Summary

Every Atlanta Hawks Player's Best Basketball Skill

When you're an elite team like the 48-12 Atlanta Hawks, it's important to have players who understand what their skills are. For example, Kyle Korver shouldn't call an isolation play for himself with the score tied and 20 seconds left to in the game. Show More Summary

2015 NBA scores: Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis highlight wild and crazy night

Wednesday night featured a bevy of incredible performances and game-winners in one of the craziest nights of regular-season basketball in recent memory. If you can come up with a crazier night of regular-season basketball than March 4, 2015, I'm all ears. Show More Summary

NBA and WNBA Partner with LeanIn.Org to encourage men to support equality at home and at work

LeanIn.Org today launched #LeanInTogether, a public service campaign in partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) emphasizing how men benefit from equality and providing practical tips for men to do their part at home and at work. Show More Summary

How Jahlil Okafor Could Save the New York Knicks

Thirty years ago, the New York Knicks won the No. 1 lottery pick and drafted a dominant young center who would bring the struggling franchise back to prominence. The Knicks are hoping for the same this year, with Duke freshman center...Show More Summary

Anthony Davis Joins Olajuwon and Howard with Rare Stat Line

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis returned from a shoulder injury to record 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in Wednesday's 88-85 win over the Detroit Pistons, joining Hakeem Olajuwon and Dwight Howard as the only players...Show More Summary

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Postgame Grades and Analysis

The Portland Trail Blazers used a 12-2 fourth-quarter run to force overtime, eventually knocking off the Los Angeles Clippers 98-93 Wednesday night at the Staples Center. Nicolas Batum scored or assisted on the Blazers' final 19 points, taking over down the stretch in a game that Damian Lillard struggled mightily. Show More Summary

Houston Rockets Have Adjusted Without Dwight Howard but Will Need Him Back

HOUSTON — Back when Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones most recently started together for the Houston Rockets, the Rockets were rolling. They won both ends of a back-to-back. They won on the road. They won easily. That lasted just the season's first four games. Show More Summary

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