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5 Steps to Get Slumping Blazers Forward Nicolas Batum Back on Track

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum hasn't looked like himself throughout the 2014-15 NBA season. His 8.6 points-per-game average is the lowest since his rookie campaign, and his Personal Efficiency Rating (PER) of 11.9 is the...Show More Summary

Biggest Surprises and Disappointments for Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves (5-22), last place in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference, have had their fair share of disappointments this season, but they've also had a few pleasant surprises. Their record may be ugly, but...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers Have Leg Up for Now in Rivalry with Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors still lead the league with a 23-5 record, but Christmas Day's 100-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers served as a sobering reminder that they're hardly alone atop the Western Conference. Head coach Doc Rivers'...Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers 12/25/14: Video Highlights, Recap

Two of the NBA's best teams squared off in a Christmas Day finale for the ages, when the Golden State Warriors faced the Los Angeles Clippers. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and the Warriors had been one of the NBA's top teams all season,...Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Clippers: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2014

The Los Angeles Clippers survived an ice-cold start to upend the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center on Christmas night. Down the stretch, Clippers sixth man extraordinaire Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul and the team's defense took...Show More Summary

Are Cleveland Cavaliers Still Overusing LeBron James?

Just nine games into his second tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James opened up about his heavy usage. To that point, James was averaging over 39 minutes a game, his highest playing time since the 2007-08 season. "That has to come down," James told Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group at the time. Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs 12/25/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Two of the NBA's best teams looked to score a Christmas Day win on Thursday when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the San Antonio Spurs. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder looked to continue their resurgence after a rough start to the...Show More Summary

LeBron James' Return to Miami Shows How Much He Misses Dwyane Wade

MIAMI — There was an opportunity missed in this Christmas clash, and it wasn't by the shorthanded, hometown Miami Heat, who played one of their more complete games of the season, or by the Heat's front office, which did the right thing...Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Most Underrated Teams in College Basketball Right Now

We're now a couple of months into the college basketball season, and you know what that means: Ladies and gentlemen, start your halfway-point analysis! With 12 games, give or take, under the average team's belt, the real picture of the season is starting to congeal. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Beginning to Redefine His Point Guard Reputation

The refrains were common, and they were loud. Russell Westbrook doesn't pass. Russell Westbrook is a ball hog. Russell Westbrook is too selfish down the stretch. Russell Westbrook doesn't play an efficient brand of ball. You can nowShow More Summary

Shaquille O'Neal Crashes into Christmas Tree on TNT Halftime Show

The NBA on TNT crew is known for having fun while on the set, but this might be their best shenanigan of the year. Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny "The Jet" Smith began racing for the Christmas tree on the set when Kenny gave Shaq a little shove. Show More Summary

The Most Impressive Individual Performances from NBA Christmas Day Games 2014

Unlike Santa, we were only keeping track of the particularly nice performers on Christmas Day. Naughty players like New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy—who was in the punch-giving spirit—didn't wind up on a list at all. In Acy's case,...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

The Chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-93! Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls 12/25/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Chicago Bulls looked to score a Christmas Day victory on Thursday when they took on the Los Angeles Lakers. Derrick Rose and the Bulls had found success all season, but Kobe Bryant and the Lakers were eager to prove they could still score a win in big games. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Kobe Bryant Fights Fierce Competitive Instinct in Battle Against 'Old Age'

CHICAGO — It’s not like Kobe Bryant to let a moment pass him by. That’s what happened Thursday…Bryant letting down his team, his league and all the fans. He surprisingly sat out the NBA’s Christmas showcase, never even donning the special...Show More Summary

Warriors' Stephen Curry Splits Double-Team, Hits Marreese Speights for Slam Dunk

In case you didn't know, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has some serious skills. On Christmas evening against the Los Angeles Clippers, Curry showed off some of that elite playmaking ability. In the first quarter, Steph split two defenders with a nice crossover, then hit Marreese Speights with a slick pass for the slam dunk. Show More Summary

Carlos Boozer's Benching Paying Big Dividends for Los Angeles Lakers

Carlos Boozer wasn ’t thrilled when he lost his starting job with the Los Angeles Lakers. But he has flourished in his new role off the bench. The 33-year-old power forward isn ’t playing noticeably less in his new incarnation—25.2 minutes per game compared to 26.4. Show More Summary

Josh Smith Can Make Crowded Houston Rockets Front Line Truly Elite

While you were busy shopping for Christmas presents, Daryl Morey was getting the Rockets fans a much deeper bench. And the big present from Santa Morey was Josh Smith, who was shockingly waived by the Detroit Pistons. Adrian Wojnarowski...Show More Summary

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Dwyane Wade (31 points, five rebounds, five assists) spoils LeBron James' return to Miami as the as the Miami Heat take down the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-91! Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Wizards vs. Knicks: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2014

The NBA's Christmas slate tipped off with a showdown in Madison Square Garden between the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks. Like many games for the home team this season, it often wasn't pretty, and the 102-91 final score indicated...Show More Summary

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