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5 Dark-Horse Candidates for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2015 NBA Draft

In all likelihood (fingers crossed!) the Los Angeles Lakers are going to end up with one of the first five picks in the 2015 NBA draft. With the fourth-worst overall record, ending up with the fourth pick would be par for the course. The...Show More Summary

After Working OT in NBA Playoffs, Curry, Rose Can Earn Rest

If Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose are tired after working overtime, now is the chance to earn some rest.

Brooklyn Nets Need Deron Williams to Play with Confidence

Let’s say you watched the Brooklyn Nets’ loss Wednesday in Game 2 of their first-round series with the Atlanta Hawks. Let’s say you didn’t know any of the players or their salaries. If someone asked you to identify the max contract point...Show More Summary

Clippers vs. Spurs: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NBA Playoffs

The San Antonio Spurs grabbed a 2-1 series lead over the Los Angeles Clippers with a 100-73 win Friday night at the AT&T Center. It was by far the most decisive result in the series so far and may have invariably swung momentum in favor of San Antonio. Show More Summary

Roundup: Rockets Edge Mavericks for 3-0 Lead in First-Round Series

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds, and Houston beat Dallas.

Dallas Mavericks' Season Slipping Away and Friday NBA Takeaways

Chandler Parsons' bad knee sealed his fate for the season after Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Rajon Rondo's bad back and poor performance all but ended his time with the Dallas Mavericks after Game 2. Now, Dallas' postseason goose...Show More Summary

Raptors vs. Wizards: Game 3 Video Highlights and Recap from 2015 NBA Playoffs

The Washington Wizards were back home at the Verizon Center on Friday night, and they took a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors in front of the home fans with a 106-99 win. Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points in the first quarter alone—a franchise record—and 32 in the game. Show More Summary

Paul Pierce's Dagger 3-Pointer Seals Game 3 Win vs. Raptors

With his team trying to put the Toronto Raptors away in Game 3 on Friday, Washington Wizards veteran Paul Pierce came through in a big way. Pierce scored eight points in the final two minutes of the game to put away the Raptors. His three-pointer with 16.3 seconds remaining gave Washington a six-point lead and sealed the victory. Show More Summary

Wall, Pierce Get Wiz Past Raptors 106-99 for 3-0 Series Lead

John Wall drew choruses of "M-V-P!" from the crowd by producing 19 points and 15 assists, 37-year-old Paul Pierce hit two key late 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards closed in on a first-round playoff sweep by beating the Toronto Raptors 106-99 on Friday night.

Monta Ellis Misses Potential Game-Tying Jumper vs. Rockets in Game 3

Monta Ellis helped the Dallas Mavericks hang with the Houston Rockets in Game 3 on Friday night, but when Dallas needed a clutch shot, the guard didn't come through for his team. With the Rockets holding a two-point lead in the final seconds, the Mavericks put the ball in Ellis' hands. Show More Summary

Rockets vs. Mavericks: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Playing on your home court is one thing, but it is more of an advantage to have an MVP candidate on your team. The Dallas Mavericks found that out the hard way Friday when James Harden and the Houston Rockets seized a commanding 3-0 series lead with a 130-128 victory in Dallas. Show More Summary

Harden, Howard Lead Rockets to 130-128 Win, 3-0 Lead on Mavs

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.

John Wall Splits Raptors Defenders with Nasty Spin Move, Makes And-1 Layup

Early in the fourth quarter of a Game 3 battle against the Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall didn't let the fact that he was surrounded by Raptors defenders stop him from going to the basket. Wall used a nasty spin move to beat Greivis Vasquez and then absorbed contact from Tyler Hansbrough while making a tough layup. Show More Summary

Wizards Fans Boo Drake as He Walks to His Seat During Game 3 in Washington

Even after Drake dapped up Wizards forward Paul Pierce after Washington defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 2, Wizards fans still don't like the rapper. After the first two games of the opening-round series were played in Toronto, the series shifted to Washington on Friday night. Show More Summary

Adam Silver Says NBA to Discuss 'Hack-a-Shaq' Rules This Summer

The "hack-a-player" strategy has never been popular among NBA fans, and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has drawn some ire during the playoffs this year for his persistent fouling of Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan. NBA...Show More Summary

Power Ranking All NBA Benches This Season

The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and any team with an eye on the trophy will be hoping it has enough depth to go all the way. As last year’s champions—the San Antonio Spurs—know all too well, a competent bench is crucial for successfully...Show More Summary

The Debate for NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Only Gets Tougher from Here

Still surprised at how the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year race turned out? Confused as to how Kawhi Leonard took down Draymond Green? Angry over Anthony Davis' lack of first-place votes? Furious that Rudy Gobert didn't receive more recognition? Well, I wish could tell you it's going to get easier from here. Actually, no I don't. Show More Summary

Why Alvin Gentry Belongs at the Top of Oklahoma City Thunder's Coaching List

Alvin Gentry's next NBA head-coaching call is coming. Soon. And Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti has to be on the other end of it. The OKC exec didn't dismiss former coach Scott Brooks for any crimes committed in this injury-riddled campaign. Show More Summary

James Harden Is the NBA's Most Valuable Player

This year’s NBA Most Valuable Player race is the most exciting one in years. And in a moment, I’ll explain why the Rockets’ James Harden should win. But first, let’s get a few things straight. One, there’s about six guys who would make compelling MVP candidates in virtually any other NBA season. Show More Summary

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

After jumping out to a 2-0 series lead, the Washington Wizards will have the chance to push the Toronto Raptors to the brink of elimination Friday night, when they host Toronto for Game 3 of the first-round series. Washington has fared...Show More Summary

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