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Oklahoma City Thunder Still Working to Prove Place in the 2015 NBA Playoff Race

The Oklahoma City Thunder are learning that the road back to the postseason is tougher than they anticipated. Despite finally playing at full strength and pulling off some respectable wins, the team is still three games behind the Phoenix...Show More Summary

Indiana Pacers Pushing to Make Surprising Appearance in 2015 NBA Playoff Race

The Indiana Pacers are within striking distance of a playoff spot, which is a huge surprise given the litany of injuries they've faced so far this season. Whether or not pushing for that playoff spot is in their best long-term interests...Show More Summary

2015 NBA Playoff Hopefuls in Precarious Positions

The top seed in each NBA conference may be protected by the sustained dominance of the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors, but rising levels of uncertainty have the potential to envelop teams residing outside of that elite cocoon. Now,...Show More Summary

11 Teams Are Fighting For 5 Spots In The NBA Playoffs

We are just halfway through the NBA's regular season, but for nearly two-thirds of the league's team, their playoff hopes have already been decided and all that is left is shuffling for playoff seeding or draft lottery ping pong balls. Show More Summary

Best Potential 2015 Free-Agent Landing Spots for Nate Robinson

On the surface, veteran spark plug Nate Robinson moved from one lottery-bound team to another. But the diminutive scoring guard could still leave an imprint on the NBA playoff race. After an injury-plagued season-plus stay with the Denver...Show More Summary

How Many NBA Playoff Spots Are Still Up for Grabs?

The cream of the crop has begun rising to the top of both conferences, but a lot can change between now and April. The lower seeds aren't sleeping easily at times like these, and two of those seeds were in last season's NBA Finals. That's...Show More Summary

Former Wizard Trevor Booker hits a wild and crazy shot for Jazz

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

There are crazy shots in basketball. We’ve seen them in March Madness highlights. We witness them in the NBA playoffs. And of course there’s several that dot the regular seasons in both the college and pro ranks. On Friday night, Trevor Booker … yes that Trevor Booker, the one who played for the Washington Wizards […]

Projecting Win-Loss Totals for Every NBA Team in the Beginning of 2015

The NBA playoff picture is still a jumbled-up mess, even though we're now into the 2015 portion of the 2014-15 campaign. With the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls catching fire, the competition for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference has become as heated as the chase for the final playoff spot in the West. Show More Summary

Can Charlotte Hornets Save Season in Time to Still Make NBA Playoffs?

The recurring theme for the Charlotte Hornets in 2014-15 has been 'one step forward, two steps back'. Case in point: Charlotte won a thriller against the New York Knicks on Dec. 5, followed by another win over the Boston Celtics, a small streak that ended a 10-game losing skid. Show More Summary

Can Dallas Mavericks Snag Top-4 Seed in Western Conference?

The Dallas Mavericks earned the title of the most dangerous eighth seed in the 2014 NBA playoffs by pushing the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs to seven games. This year, the expectations are higher, but the Mavs have so far failed...Show More Summary

5 Goals for New York Knicks Season That Won't Involve NBA Playoffs

Despite preseason aspirations of clinching a playoff berth this coming April, the New York Knicks seem destined for the draft lottery instead—which isn't necessarily a bad thing. This is a franchise that has been in need of a full rebuild...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Roster Moves Around the League

While teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers worry about positioning for the NBA playoffs early in the season, others like the Philadelphia 76ers already have their eyes on next year. However,Show More Summary

Mark Cuban Wonders Why the OKC Thunder Aren’t Tanking

Given that early-season injuries to superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook might cause the OKC Thunder to miss the NBA Playoffs in the brutal Western Conference, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark […] The post Mark Cuban Wonders Why the OKC Thunder Aren’t Tanking appeared first on SLAMonline.

Dikembe Mutombo Says Michael Jordan Didn’t Dunk on Him (VIDEO)

Former Atlanta Hawks center Dikembe Mutombo’s All-Star weekend trash talk came back to haunt him during the 1997 NBA Playoffs, as Michael Jordan famously threw down a one-handed dunk on […] The post Dikembe Mutombo Says Michael Jordan Didn’t Dunk on Him (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Gregg Popovich Downplays Emotions of Ring Ceremony on Opening Night

SAN ANTONIO — There are another 81 games before the San Antonio Spurs can even begin thinking about the long road we call the NBA playoffs. So while their 101-100 season-opening victory against the Dallas Mavericks lets us forget all...Show More Summary

Kevin Ding on Kobe's Evolution into a Mentor to Jeremy Lin and the Young Lakers

Kobe Bryant is back, joining a young and inexperienced group of Los Angeles Lakers as he tries to make his return to the NBA playoffs in his 19th season. Has Kobe been able to play the role of mentor to Julius Randle, Jeremy Lin andShow More Summary

Can Brook Lopez Return to All-Star Form for the Brooklyn Nets This Season?

The Brooklyn Nets will look to return to the second round of the NBA playoffs and advance past that mark, despite losing veteran Paul Pierce in the offseason. Can a healthy Deron Williams and Brook Lopez lead the Nets on a run? Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game joins Adam Lefkoe to give his Nets forecast in the video above. Read more NBA news on

Damian Lillard Raps, Talks Houston Series-Winning Shot on 'Conan'

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard stopped by Conan on Thursday evening to discuss his big series-winning shot against Houston in the 2014 NBA playoffs, his calm demeanor after the big shot and the science behind his #4BarFriday. Conan...Show More Summary

Season Predictions and Analysis for Wizards

The Washington Wizards are entering this season with high hopes after breaking through in the NBA playoffs last year. Can John Wall guide the young team deep into the postseason? Ric Bucher joins Adam Lefkoe to give his take on the upcoming year in the nation's capitol in the video above. Read more NBA news on

Season Predictions and Analysis for the 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are entering this season with high hopes after breaking through in the NBA playoffs last year. Can Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge guide the young Blazers deep into the postseason? Ric Bucher joins Adam Lefkoe to give his take on the upcoming year in Rip City in the video above. Read more NBA news on

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