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Barclays Center Looks Fairly Empty for an NBA Playoff Game

After falling into a 2-0 hole to the Atlanta Hawks in their Eastern Conference playoff showdown, Brooklyn Nets players were probably expecting a raucous crowd to get them going in Game 3 on Saturday at the Barclays Center. The game started at 3 p.m. Show More Summary

Mavs' Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.

NBA Playoffs 2015: Latest Round 1 Scores, Surprising Results and Best Highlights

The Houston Rockets pushed the Dallas Mavericks to the brink of being swept out of the first round of the NBA playoffs Friday night. Although the series shifted from H-Town to Big D for Game 3, James Harden made sure he and his teammates...Show More Summary

NBA Mock Draft 2015: Projections for Top Senior Prospects

Underclassmen rule the first round of the NBA draft these days. It seems as if players who stick around all four years do so because they don't have the talent necessary to make themselves first-round selections after their freshman, sophomore or junior seasons. That's a tough fact for purists to swallow, but it's difficult to dispute. Show More Summary

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle fined for public criticism of officiating

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle fined for public criticism of officiating Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. Carlisle made his comments following the Mavericks’ 130-128 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday, April 24, at American Airlines Center.

Rick Carlisle Fined $25,000 For Criticizing Officiating

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating following a 130-128 loss to the Rockets, the NBA announced. Specifically, Carlisle took issue with the referees The post Rick Carlisle Fined $25,000 For Criticizing Officiating appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James Nails 1-Handed Full-Court Shot with Ease During Practice

LeBron James was an all-state wide receiver in high school, but from the video above, many would think he was a quarterback. During practice at the TD Garden in Boston, the Cleveland Cavaliers star launched a full-court shot like he was throwing a touchdown pass. Show More Summary

Mavs' Carlisle fined $25K for criticism of officiating

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

Stanley Johnson posts letter thanking Arizona fans

Stanley Johnson is clearly one hoops star that won’t forget his roots. Following the freshman forwards declaration for the 2015 NBA Draft, he posted a touching message on his Instagram that thanks the fans at UA for all of their support. Show More Summary

LeBron James Swishes One-Handed Full Court Shot (VIDEO)

While at the Cavs’ practice on Saturday, LeBron James threw a full-court shot that found nothing but nylon. Perhaps it’s time for another Powerade commercial… The post LeBron James Swishes One-Handed Full Court Shot (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Recruiting Roundup: V.J. King, Malik Monk, Rawle Alkins, Bruce Brown

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Here’s a few quick notes from the early AAU recruiting period. V.J. King, a 6-foot-6 SF from Fairfax (VA) Paul VI, told reporters at the Nike EYBL stop in Lexington he will take an official visit to Louisville on May 19. Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson is a former assistant at Paul VI. “We’ve gotten really […]

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield Will Return For His Senior Season

Oklahoma junior guard Buddy Hield will return for this senior season in Norman, opting not to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Hield, the Big 12 Player of the Year this past season, announced his decision at a 10:30 PM CT press conference Friday morning. Show More Summary

Mark Cuban Swishes 3-Pointer Prior to Rockets-Mavericks Playoff Game

The Dallas Mavericks could have used you, Mark Cuban. The Mavs lost 130-128 to the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff matchup Friday. Dallas had one last opportunity to win or tie before the final buzzer, but Monta Ellis' jumper missed to the right. Show More Summary

Adam Silver Open To Eliminating ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ Strategy

The debate about the Hack-a-Shaq strategy is raging once again in light of the Spurs’ decision to intentionally put DeAndre Jordan on the foul line in Game 2. NBA commish The post Adam Silver Open To Eliminating ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ Strategy appeared first on SLAMonline.

Oregon lands four-star Class of 2016 wing

Oregon landed a commitment from a former San Diego State pledge.

James Harden Drops 42 Points on Dallas in Game 3 Win (VIDEO)

James Harden scored a Playoff career-high 42 points in the Rockets’ 130-128 Game 3 win over the Mavs on Friday. Both teams didn’t play defense—with defensive ratings over 130—making it The post James Harden Drops 42 Points on Dallas in Game 3 Win (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Live Score and Analysis for Game 3

Trailing the Atlanta Hawks 2-0, the Brooklyn Nets head home on Saturday afternoon hoping to play their way back into the series. Games 1 and 2 were both close. Neither was decided by more than seven points, and the Nets put themselves in position to win each. Show More Summary

Paul Pierce Seals Game 3 With Dagger Three-Pointer (VIDEO)

Paul Pierce the Raptor Hunter hit a dagger three-pointer late in the fourth quarter of the Wizards’ 106-99 Game 3 win over the Raptors on Friday. And of course, after The post Paul Pierce Seals Game 3 With Dagger Three-Pointer (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

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