Game: Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics TV: CSNN Tipoff: 6 p.m. ET The Portland Trail Blazers (9-3, 1-2 away) will be taking on the Boston Celtics (4-7, 2-4 home) with the league's longest winning streak at stake. The Blazers have won six straight games and are hoping to build on a 105-87 win over the Chicago Bulls. Show More Summary
The Charlotte Hornets (4-9) will look to avoid a fifth straight loss when they square off against the Miami Heat (7-6) Sunday night. Owners of the league's sixth-least efficient offense, according to Basketball-Reference.com, Charlotte has struggled to put the ball in the basket, shooting 43.4 percent from the field (No. Show More Summary
The 8-5 Chicago Bulls are in first place in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division, and yet it still feels like they aren’t getting their due respect. Maybe it’s Derrick Rose’s […] The post Jimmy Butler on Bulls: ‘Hell Yeah, It’s a Championship Team’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Atlanta Hawks have recalled rookie forward/center Adreian Payne from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Payne appeared in two games with the Mad Ants (at Erie on 11/21 and 11/22), averaging 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 31.1 [...]
Jennings: "We don't shoot in practice." The post Brandon Jennings Says Pistons Aren’t Scoring Because They Don’t Shoot in Practice appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have assigned guard/forward James Young to the Maine Red Claws. Young has appeared in one game for the Red Claws this season, an 81-80 win over Fort Wayne on November 16. The rookie scored 21 points and pulled down five rebounds in 36 minutes of action. He made his NBA [...]
If you thought the rumor mill stopped when you graduated high school, think again. Rumors and speculation are ever-present in the NBA, even if the actual trade deadline isn ’t until Feb. 20. Read on to see the latest whispers surrounding...Show More Summary
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Kyle Anderson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. This will mark Anderson’s first assignment to Austin this season. The former UCLA Bruin has appeared in six games this season for San Antonio, averaging 1.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.8 minutes [...]
More LeBron: "Any little adversity hits us, we just shell up. That's something that will come with experience." The post LeBron James Says Cavaliers Are ‘Very Fragile Right Now’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
Injuries are an unfortunate part of sports, but they have hit some teams harder than others in the early going of the 2014-15 NBA season. As a result, rumors about free-agent pickups are circulating around the Association because ofShow More Summary
No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins scored a career-best 29 points last night for the Wolves in a 113-101 loss to Sacramento. The post Andrew Wiggins Scores Career-High 29-Points vs. Kings (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
Davis scored a career-high 43 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 106-94 on Saturday night. The post Anthony Davis Scores Career-High 43 Points vs. Jazz (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonl...
For the second time this season, the Lakers sent Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry to the D-Fenders for a Saturday game in the NBA Development League.
The 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off isn ’t a March Madness-type of tournament, and it doesn ’t pretend to be. After all, there are two separate brackets, and only one of them follows the traditional winner-moves-on format of a tournament event. Show More Summary
Regular-season success isn't everything in the NBA, especially when there have only been a few weeks of that regular season to evaluate. Distinguishing this season's real title threats from aspiring would-be contenders requires someShow More Summary
Anthony Davis scores a career-high 43 points as the Rockets survive their Texas showdown. The post Post Up: The Unibrow Strikes Again appeared first on SLAMonline.
The thing that Duke was missing last year was a true rim protector on defense and a low-post scorer on offense. Jahlil Okafor has brought both of those things to the table, and he's made Duke a much more complete team than a year ago. Show More Summary
From day one, everyone—LeBron James, David Blatt, fans and media alike—knew the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers were in for quite the learning process. Few thought the curve would be quite so sharp. The Cavs dropped their fourth straight game Saturday night, succumbing to the streaking Toronto Raptors, 110-93. Show More Summary
What kind of week did the freshmen have? With Jahlil Okafor dominating veterans and Kentucky starting something like 725 McDonald's All-Americans (and where's the NCAA when you need them), all eyes are on the new guys here in college basketball's opening stretch. But when you look at the nation's best, there has been some inconsistency. Show More Summary
The red-hot Phoenix Suns looked to continue their recent run of success on Saturday, when they took on the Indiana Pacers. The Suns had won three straight but faced a tricky test from a Pacers squad that had won two straight. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com