Despite missing out on the playoffs in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns finished their Cinderella season with 48 wins—23 more than they won in 2012-13 and dozens more than most thought they win this year. Most players on the roster exceeded expectations. Show More Summary
The NBA's Western Conference reigned supreme during the regular season, as the Eastern Conference couldn't even hold a candle to the depth of the opposing conference. Will its top team be able to overtake the top team of the West inShow More Summary
The Chicago Blackhawks are in need of a win Saturday to even up their Western Conference first-round series with the St. Louis Blues. Following a heartbreaking triple-overtime defeat, coach Joel Quenneville and the Blackhawks would love...Show More Summary
We didn't get to see a full month of regular-season action in April, but we saw enough for the NBA to determine its Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month. The honors were well-deserved. Through eight games in April, Jefferson averaged a monster double-double with 24.5 points and 14.3 rebounds per contest. Show More Summary
The Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams and the Utah Jazz's Trey Burke were on Friday named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
The Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry were named Friday the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
The Houston Rockets positioned themselves as the fourth seed in the Western Conference. That puts them in a matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers. What do the Rockets need to do to stop the Trail Blazers' potent offense? Tune in to the video above as Adam Lefkoe asks Jason Freidman of Rockets.com how the Rockets can advance to the next round. Show More Summary
The Dallas Mavericks are slated in the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoffs. That puts them in a match-up with their in-state rivals the San Antonio Spurs. What will the Mavericks need to do to beat the defending Western Conference...Show More Summary
The San Antonio Spurs, who nearly won another NBA title last season, own the top seed in the Western Conference heading into this year's playoff tournament, after winning a league-high 62 games during the just-completed regular season. San...Show More Summary
Buckle up: The 2014 NBA playoffs aren't the typical romp that sees top teams breeze through the first round. Parity is rampant in the Western Conference, where eight of the league's top 10 records reside. In the East, the Indiana Pacers...Show More Summary
Fans can watch the Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars Game 2 live online and see if the top seed in the Western Conference can take control over the series. The Ducks handled the Stars in Game 1, winning 4-3, but also lost captain Ryan Getzlaf when he took a puck to the face in the
The Houston Rockets have drawn the Portland Trail Blazers in Round 1 of the 2014 NBA playoffs, but Clutch City has bigger goals in mind than getting past Rip City in the Western Conference quarterfinals. Since acquiring Dwight Howard, this franchise has had a championship on its mind. Show More Summary
This series is going to be epic. It’s a shame it had to happen so early. In the old playoff format, the St. Louis Blues would have been the third seed in the Western Conference with 111 points and the tiebreaker against the San Jose Sharks. Show More Summary
With the playoffs finally here, the Los Angeles Clippers drew one of the most difficult first-round matchups in the Golden State Warriors. The entire Western Conference playoff picture looks to be an absolute dogfight, but the Warriors are one of the few teams that play the Clips particularly well. Show More Summary
Last year, the Los Angeles Kings toppled the San Jose Sharks in a thrilling seven-game Western Conference semifinal that was decided by home-ice advantage. The margin of victory was razor-thin, and the visiting team failed to register a single win in the series. L.A. Show More Summary
The Charlotte Bobcats' Steve Clifford and the Memphis Grizzlies' Dave Joerger on Thursday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are healthy with a chance to get revenge on the Memphis Grizzlies for last year's Western Conference semifinals. The Grizzlies took down a Russell Westbrook-less Thunder team in five games last May, but Oklahoma...Show More Summary
The West has some dangerous seeds from the first to the eighth, but only one team can make it out. Which team will be this year's Western Conference champs? Check out the video above, as Howard Beck and Ric Bucher discuss who they think will win round-by-round and who will make it to the 2014 NBA Finals. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
The Charlotte Bobcats’ Steve Clifford and the Memphis Grizzlies’ Dave Joerger today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April. Clifford guided the Bobcats to the league’s best record in April at 7-1 (.875). Charlotte notched wins over three playoff teams during the month, beating the [...]
The Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors will finally meet in what promises to be a great postseason matchup. Although the word “rivalry” does not yet apply, there is definitely something brewing between the Golden State Warriors...Show More Summary