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Goran Dragic Thrives on Memory of Being Called 'Worst Player in the NBA'

This might be the Year of the Horse by the Chinese zodiac, but in Phoenix, 2013-14 was the Year of the Dragon. Suns point guard Goran Dragic capped off one of the best seasons in franchise history by winning the NBA's Most Improved Player...Show More Summary

Dallas Mavericks' Big Win Reminds Spurs That They're Not Your Typical 8th Seed

The Dallas Mavericks are the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference side of this year's postseason bracket. No. 8. That means they're the wild West's worst playoff team and should have no shot against the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. At least that might be the case in another year. The 2013-14 Mavericks are not your typical No. Show More Summary

Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs: Game 2 Video Highlights and Recap

The San Antonio Spurs looked to continue their strong playoff start in Game 2 of their first-round playoff clash with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. The Spurs won the first game of the best-of-seven matchup, and a second win would give them a stranglehold on the series. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

How Blake Griffin and Chris Paul Changed Our View of the LA Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers will make you crazy, but that's what you get for choosing to root for them. Until Blake Griffin and Chris Paul donned the red, white and blue, being a Clippers fan was no easy task. And considering I grew upShow More Summary

Duke Basketball: What Role Will Blue Devils' Upperclassmen Play in 2014-15?

Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke basketball program has often been dominated by upperclassmen throughout his tenure, but the 2013-14 season was a different story. Freshman Jabari Parker was the straw that stirred the drink for the Blue DevilsShow More Summary

NBA Fines for Technicals, Flagrants, Suspensions Skyrocket from 2012 to 2014

Fighting, criticizing referees, getting caught for flopping multiple times, getting hit with technical and flagrant fouls—all of the above will earn you a fine in today’s NBA. The actual number following the dollar sign, however, might...Show More Summary

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami Heat: Game 2 Video Highlights and Recap

The Miami Heat looked to continue their strong playoff start on Wednesday when they faced the Charlotte Bobcats in Game 2 of their first-round playoff clash. The Heat looked sharp in a Game 1 win and aimed to take a 2-0 series lead before heading to Charlotte for Game 3. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Bobcats vs. Heat: Game 2 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Playoffs

The Miami Heat remain in the driver's seat in their first-round matchup with the Charlotte Bobcats after winning, 101-97, on Wednesday night to grab a 2-0 series lead. LeBron James led all scorers with 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting....Show More Summary

Sneak-A-Peek: Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII (8) Sample

Most NBA players don’t ever get a sneaker named after them and only see their names on Player Exclusive shoes. Players who occupy that already small space almost never have multiple versions release, but LeBron James is anything but common. Check out a sample version of his eighth team sneaker; the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier […]

Courtney Lee Says Memphis Grizzlies Don't Mind Russell Westbrook Taking Shots

The NBA opening-round series between the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder is knotted at one game apiece heading back to the FedEx Forum. The Grizz should still be considered underdogs after gritting out a tough overtime road...Show More Summary

Nick Young Puts Extra Swag on His 1st Pitch at Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, and the results were less than stellar. Let's just all agree that "Swaggy P" found the correct sport to play professionally, because that airmailed throw was downright awful. [Vine] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

2014 NBA Playoffs: Recapping Wednesday, April 23 1st-Round Action

There are three games left to play on Wednesday evening before the NBA playoff teams switch venues for Game 3. Here's what Tuesday's slate of games looks like: Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami Heat: 7 p.m. ET, TNT (Heat lead series, 1-0) Dallas Mavericks vs. Show More Summary

Heat edge Bobcats for 2-0 series lead

LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the teams’ Eastern Conference first-round series. Dwyane Wade scored 15 points, plus had a steal in the final seconds to help [...]

NBA Refutes Tim Donaghy's Claim That Referees Bet on Blazers-Rockets Game 1

Former NBA commissioner David Stern quickly swept the Tim Donaghy gambling scandal under the rug in 2007, but the disgraced former referee forced the league to acknowledge him again on Wednesday. Donaghy made some damning allegations...Show More Summary

Pau Would Stay With Lakers For Kobe

Take that, Dwight Howard. Of the many, many mysteries and questions that exist between Kobe Bryant and his previous and current Los Angeles Lakers teammates, the bond shared by Pau Gasol and himself is not one of them. The two are friends. Close friends. From what they’ve both said about each other over the last […]

Josh McRoberts Hits LeBron James with Hard Elbow to the Chin

Josh McRoberts is averaging one big highlight play per game in the Charlotte Bobcats' first-round series against the Miami Heat. Game 2's memorable moment was more devious than the dunk he finished over Chris Andersen in Game 1: LeBron James and the Miami Heat got the last laugh, winning Wednesday's game, 101-97. Show More Summary

Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Early Wish List for Class of 2015 Prospects

Jim Boeheim is off to a great start in putting together his 2015 recruiting class. The Syracuse coach already has three commitments from high school juniors. Trenton, N.J. 5-star guard Malachi Richardson is joined by 4-star players in forward Tyler Lydon and guard Franklin Howard. Show More Summary

'Real Sports' Goes Behind the Scenes of the Awesome 'Inside the NBA' Show

HBO's Real Sports went behind the scenes with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and the rest of the Inside the NBA crew during a recent show. [Turner Sports] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Paul George's Heroics Won't Solve Indiana Pacers' Bigger Problems

Like most NBA stars, Paul George is a terrific eraser. On the strength of his own brilliant play, he can temporarily make critics forget their gripes about his team's numerous shortcomings. Unfortunately for the Indiana Pacers, evenShow More Summary

Gerald Henderson Thwarts Udonis Haslem Dunk Attempt with Big-Time Block

The Charlotte Bobcats may be outgunned against the Miami Heat, but they aren't going down without a fight. And no play better exemplifies Charlotte's never-say-die attitude than this amazing block from Gerald Henderson. Heat forwardShow More Summary

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