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Blake Griffin Earns Suspension With 16th Technical Foul (VIDEO)

The post Blake Griffin Earns Suspension With 16th Technical Foul (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Predicting Future Box Office Stars from 2014 NBA Draft Class

It may take some time before we figure out exactly what kind of basketball impact the 2014 NBA draft class will make. But we do have a good feeling about who will keep the ticket office busy and thrive as marketable stars. As their careers...Show More Summary

Arizona Wildcats Basketball: Why Sean Miller Belongs Among Elite Coaches

These were the major concerns about Sean Miller's hire at Arizona five years ago this month: — No West Coast recruiting ties. — No experience as a head coach at a major program after coming from, what is considered a mid-major, Xavier. —...Show More Summary

The Biggest X-Factor for Every Team in the 2014 NBA Playoffs

Every team in this year's NBA playoffs has an X-factor —an individual whose impact is hard to account for, but one who inevitably becomes as important to their team's success as the superstars that carried them to the postseason. These...Show More Summary

Andrei Kirilenko With Blind Dish to Mason Plumlee (VIDEO)

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Post Up: Down To The Wire

The Nets fall to the Knicks and the Clippers set a franchise record for regular season wins. The post Post Up: Down To The Wire appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Playoffs 2014: Underrated Subplots to Watch Heading into 1st Round

At long last our 82-game NBA purgatory comes to a close Wednesday night. The remaining loose ends, most of which pertain to playoff seeding and ping-pong balls, will be decided, and hopefully the 2013-14 season will spring anew the next two-plus months. Because what we've seen since late October has been far from ideal. Show More Summary

NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated Postseason Bracket and TV Coverage Info

The 2013-14 NBA regular season has reached its final day, and the 16 postseason contenders are looking to finish strong and build momentum ahead of the 2014 NBA playoffs. The field has been set, but some of the matchups are still a mystery. Below,...Show More Summary

Does Dirk Nowitzki Have Enough Left to Lead Another Title Run?

The Dallas Mavericks' 2011 Championship run was pure sorcery, a splendid overlap of cresting player performance and cohesion, matchups exploited and pressure situations conquered. In the middle of it all was the steady hand of Dirk Nowitzki. Although...Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball Recruiting: Meet Wolverines' 2014 Class

Although the 2014 class features four signees at the moment, the Michigan basketball program could add at least one other prospect before the offseason is complete. The Wolverines are set to host Pennsylvanian Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman,...Show More Summary

Glenn Robinson III Must Improve Shooting to Succeed in NBA

On Tuesday, the University of Michigan Athletic Department announced that Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III had declared for the 2014 NBA draft. Many basketball analysts believe Stauskas will be drafted in the middle of the first round,...Show More Summary

NBA Draft Lottery 2014 Format: Explaining Process and Coin-Flip Scenarios

One of the most exciting times of the year for NBA fans is the end of the regular season. For some, it's the beginning of the second season where every playoff team has a chance to reach the NBA Finals. For others, the end of the regular...Show More Summary

NBA Playoff Picture: Updated 2014 Standings, Bracket as Postseason Nears

The Los Angeles Clippers knocked off the Denver Nuggets to the tune of 117-105 Tuesday night, and when the final buzzer sounded, it was finally the last day of the NBA’s regular season. That means the playoffs are right around the corner. Show More Summary

LA Lakers Management Can't Let Recent History Repeat Itself

The Los Angeles Lakers’ doomed season is almost over, and it’s a cautionary tale that didn ’t happen overnight. The warning signs have been in plain sight for the past few years. Now, however, they’re flashing a brilliant red with accompanying sirens. Show More Summary

Good morning, it's the end of the NBA season

The playoffs are just over the horizon. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. HARDWARE TIME: As the NBA season comes to a close, we handed out the hardware. Show More Summary

David Lee back for Warriors at the right time

Here’s the Bay Area News Group, via the San Jose Mercury news, reporting on the Golden State Warriors, who are 50-31 entering tonight, the final day of the NBA regular season. The Warriors qualified for the playoffs, which begin Saturday. Within hours of the discouraging news about Andrew Bogut, the Warriors got an encouraging report from [...]

Clippers Shrug off Franchise Record 57th Win with Real Focus on Playoffs

The Los Angeles Clippers made history on Tuesday night, but you'd hardly have known it if you'd asked the team itself. "Breaking franchise records is great, I guess," Doc Rivers said before his Clippers fended off the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center, 117-105, for the team's 57th win of the 2013-14 NBA season—a new franchise record. Show More Summary

Has Randy Wittman Done Enough to Keep His Job with the Washington Wizards?

Two weeks into the 2012-13 regular season, the sports betting site Bovada.lv released its early odds for who would be the first NBA head coach to lose his job (via Matt Moore of CBS Sports). In a testament either to the silly futility...Show More Summary

Meet Amazing 2nd Grader Brooklyn Vick, The Next Great 2 Sport Star

Thanks to the ever trending YouTube, seemingly every day a new video pops up of supposedly the next great adolescent hoops star. While it may be cute to see these pint sized ballers imitate their favorite pro athletes in rec league action, crossing over opponents and doing Kevin Durant’s “free throw shake”, these talented youngsters […]

Lakers have big roster decisions to make

Here’s the Orange County Register reporting on the Lakers, who didn’t even come close to making the NBA playoffs this season, and face a challenging future: The chants started midway through the fourth quarter, near the end of a rare Lakers blowout victory. “Keep Gasol!” a motley group of a dozen or so out-of-place Lakers fans repeated [...]

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