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Dwyane Wade Has Epic Chance to Remind Us of His Greatness in Game 7

With the Miami Heat's 2015-16 season hanging in the balance Friday night, there was zero doubt who would command control of their crunch-time offense. If Sunday's win-or-go-fishing Game 7 is to travel a similar path, the story won'tShow More Summary

Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NBA Playoffs

The San Antonio Spurs scored 43 points in the first quarter and never looked back as they trounced the Oklahoma City Thunder, 124-92, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at the AT&T Center on Saturday night. The 32-point win...Show More Summary

Spurs Tie Playoff Franchise Record for Points in Quarter (VIDEO)

The Spurs ran away with Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals thanks to an explosive first quarter, tying a previous playoff franchise record with 43 first quarter points. Now The post Spurs Tie Playoff Franchise Record for Points in Quarter (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs: Live Score, Analysis for Game 1

The Thunder and Spurs game is underway. Keep it here for live updates and analysis throughout. Box Score Keys to the Game The Thunder had the second-best offensive rating in the NBA during the regular season, scoring 109.9 points per 100 possessions. Show More Summary

Walton Has Unfinished Work With Warriors Before Lakers Job

Luke Walton was in no rush to leave his job as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.

Hawks Get Another Playoff Shot at King James and Cavaliers

The Atlanta Hawks were a work in progress much of the season, a team that went from relying on a dazzling, spread-the-ball offense to a grittier, defensive-minded bunch.

Kris Humphries will likely have role in Hawks-Cavs series

Kris Humphries will likely play a role in the Atlanta Hawks’ Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ATL coach Mike Budenholzer. The late-season acquisition appeared in just one of the Hawks’ six playoff games against the Celtics in the first round. The center played 8:48 in a Game 5 blowout win, entering [...]

The Birth of Hack-a-Shaq

The tactic of off-ball intentional fouls, which the N.B.A. wants to halt because it tends to make games longer and uglier, was devised by Mavericks Coach Don Nelson in 1997.

On Pro Basketball: Battered and Bloodied, the Clippers Are Shown the Door, Again

Perennially unable to surmount misfortune, Los Angeles, their stars injured, lost the last four games of their series with the Trail Blazers.

Josh Richardson Injury: Updates on Heat SG's Shoulder and Return

A left shoulder strain could keep Miami Heat shooting guard Josh Richardson out of his team's Game 7 clash with the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. According to The Vertical's Shams Charania,...Show More Summary

Thompson Becomes 1st Player with 7 Treys in Consecutive Playoff Games

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson caught fire over the final two contests of an opening-round series against the Houston Rockets, becoming the first player in NBA postseason history to drain seven three-pointers in consecutive...Show More Summary

NBA Playoffs 2016: Saturday TV Schedule, Odds and Bracket Predictions

While Sunday will feature two Game 7 clashes in the first round and the start of a second-round series, the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs will have the spotlight all to themselves Saturday. Despite the fact that the first...Show More Summary

Child’s Play

The accolades, numbers and his overall maturity can make it easy to forget that Karl-Anthony Towns is still just a kid. The post Child’s Play appeared first on SLAMonline.

Cold Hard Fact for Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fact: Kevin Durant is shooting 5-of-19 from the field (26.3 percent) when guarded by Kawhi Leonard this season. He is shooting 49.8 percent against the rest of the league this season (including playoffs). Bleacher Report will be bringing...Show More Summary

The Clippers are truly cursed

Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. RESOLUTION: We had three Game 6s on Friday. Only one of the series ended: the Blazers edged the Clippers thanks to big games from their stud guards Damian Lillard and C.J. Show More Summary

Landing Luke Walton is a good omen for the Lakers' summer dreams

The fact that the Lakers were able to quickly snag an in-demand coach bodes well for their hopes of snagging in-demand free-agent talent in the future. The idea that Luke Walton would become the next head coach of the L.A. Lakers has been an obvious one for months. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: The Raptors will be fighting old demons in Game 7

Toronto fans know what everyone else is thinking about, but now they must come to that reality. The memories are all coming back now. Toronto led 3-2 in the series, only needing to close one game... and they couldn't. Kyle Lowry splits two defenders, somehow keeping the ball and rising up for a potentially game-winning shot in Game 7... Show More Summary

NBA Playoff Schedule 2016: TV Coverage, Saturday Live Stream Guide and Picks

Now that the pesky Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies are out of the way, it’s time for two of the NBA’s biggest kahunas to square off in Round 2. Things got chippy, but the Oklahoma City Thunder were never in danger against the rickety Mavs in Round 1. Show More Summary

Raptors on the Brink of Playoff Disaster and Friday NBA Takeaways

The Toronto Raptors fell 101-83 in Game 6 on Friday, failing to eliminate the Indiana Pacers in panic-inducing fashion. If you've ever jumped off a high dive into deep water and then realized early in the swim back up that you're shorter on air and farther from the surface than you thought, you know how the Raptors feel. Show More Summary

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