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Would the Thunder or Pelicans be more fun as the NBA Playoffs' last team in?

Which of the two teams battling for the No. 8 seed would be more compelling to see in the NBA Playoffs? Six writers give their take. Because of the scrooge of NBA conference imbalance, only one of the Thunder and Pelicans will make the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Show More Summary

Playoff Battles Grinding Down to Final Day and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

If you're seeking honest-to-goodness clarity to this wild and wacky NBA playoff picture...well, you'll have to wait until tomorrow—which, according to Annie, is only a day away. To be sure, Tuesday's action did settle some of the lingering chaos, particularly in the Eastern Conference. Show More Summary

NBA Playoffs 2015: Latest Trends in Regular Season's Final Week

The 2015 NBA playoffs are just days away, and while many answers are slowing but surely coming into focus, there are still some huge questions shrouded in uncertainty. Will the Oklahoma City Thunder or New Orleans Pelicans secure a playoff...Show More Summary

Nik Stauskas' House Gets 'Popcorned' by Kings Teammates

"My house got popcorned. My house got popcorned ! Look at this! It's everywhere! My house got popcorned !" That was Nik Stauskas ' reaction when he got back from his final regular-season home game Monday night. The Sacramento Kings rookie...Show More Summary

NBA Playoff Bracket 2015: Most Star-Studded Potential Matchups of Round 1

We got spoiled in Round 1 last year. Five different seven-game series. Buzzer-beaters galore. Upsets all over the place. Come on, admit it: That was the greatest first round of all time. Like every year, though, there were some stinkers mixed in with the magic. Show More Summary

Boston Celtics Clinch Improbable Playoff Berth and Monday NBA Takeaways

In the Eastern Conference, anything is possible. Despite starting the season 20-31, the Boston Celtics are on their way to the playoffs after the Brooklyn Nets were blown out by the Chicago Bulls, 113-86, Monday night. Owning a 1.5-game...Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs Players Team Up to Form 'Spuran Spuran' Band

Some may consider the San Antonio Spurs "boring," but this video shows that Spurs players are way more interesting than they are given credit for. Kawhi Leonard, Matt Bonner, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes and The Coyote have teamed up to form "Spuran Spuran." No joke. Show More Summary

Portland Trail Blazers' Playoff Survival Depends on Damian Lillard's Awakening

The Portland Trail Blazers escaped the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs thanks to Damian Lillard 's heroics, and they'll need a similar effort from him this time around to conquer the Western Conference gauntlet. However, the Blazers...Show More Summary

How Houston Rockets Can Avoid Another 1st-Round Exit in NBA Playoffs

Seventeen years. Only one time since 1997 have the Houston Rockets advanced past the first round of the NBA playoffs. To refresh your memory, that team included Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley. Yao Ming did it once,...Show More Summary

A Star Is Born: NBA Players Who Broke out in 2014-15

If the NBA is where amazing happens, then the 2014-15 regular season is where bewilderment merged with unpredictability to form the wildest 82-game slate in recent memory. Between presumed also-rans shaking up conference standings, fierce...Show More Summary

Lakers' Julius Randle Looking Good After Missing Most of Season with Broken Leg

Los Angeles Lakers big man Julius Randle has missed nearly his entire rookie year after suffering a broken right leg in the team's first regular-season game. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft scored just two points in 14 minutes before suffering the injury. Show More Summary

NBA Power Rankings 2015: Sizing Up the Association Ahead of Season's Final Week

To paraphrase the immortal Boyz II Men, it's so hard to say goodbye to the NBA regular season. It's a good thing, then, that we don't have to do that just yet. There are still a handful of days left in a 2014-15 campaign that's beenShow More Summary

Miami Heat's Latest Collapse Leaves Team on the Brink of a Merciful End

MIAMI—There was a time, a time that now seems like eons ago, when the song sounded menacing, more than merely a warning to visitors to take cover from the storm, but a taunt that no one would be safe anywhere 'til it stopped. But not anymore. Show More Summary

Steph Curry Says He and His Dad Could Easily Beat Clippers' Doc & Austin Rivers

You can't lose if you don't miss. At least, that's the theory Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry goes by. In a recent episode of Jim Rome on Showtime, Curry was asked if he and his dad, Dell, could beat the Los Angeles Clippers father-son duo of Doc and Austin Rivers. Show More Summary

Can the Miami Heat Afford to Build Around Dwyane Wade This Offseason?

The 2015 NBA offseason will be a critical one for the Miami Heat. It'll be very interesting to see how they continue to build their team. The Heat have one of the most bizarre salary-cap situations in the league, and it's hard to say...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: NBA DraftKings Rankings, Picks for April 7

With just five games to go, the NBA playoff picture is still largely unconfirmed. The Warriors and Hawks have clinched everything in their respective conferences, but other than Portland (who is locked into the fourth seed because of...Show More Summary

How to Fix the Denver Nuggets This Offseason

After going into the 2014-15 season with hopes of playoff contention, the 28-49 Denver Nuggets are headed for a second straight trip to the lottery instead. There are a ton of issues to solve, and the front office will have to settle on a firm direction this summer. The Nuggets chalked up the 2013-14 season to bad luck. Show More Summary

NBA Power Rankings: Spurs and Rockets get hot at the right time

The Spurs' statement victory over the Warriors has them flying up our power rankings. Meanwhile, the Rockets have been rolling with Dwight Howard back. 1. Golden State Warriors (63-14, Last week: 1) The Warriors' 12-game winning streak...Show More Summary

Who Should Los Angeles Lakers Pair with Julius Randle in the 2015 NBA Draft?

Assuming the Los Angeles Lakers keep their top-five draft pick this June, the decision on whom to select may come down to availability. Although no one is a sure thing in the NBA, there are at least five top-tier college players whoShow More Summary

Assembling Houston Rockets' Ideal Playoff Rotation

It's almost that time: The NBA playoffs are quickly approaching, and the Houston Rockets are prepping to make a deep run for the first time in six years since the Yao Ming era. James Harden and company are currently the second seed out West, but that is subject to change in the final two weeks of the season based on the proximity of the standings. Show More Summary

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