Barely a game into Kobe Bryant's return, Mike D'Antoni and the Black Mamba are already at odds. The Los Angeles Lakers went 10-9 in a loaded Western Conference without their star shooting guard, remaining within postseason striking distance. Show More Summary
Terrence Jones is the Western Conference’s worst nightmare. When the Houston Rockets were able to swing trades and signings for James Harden and Dwight Howard, that was one thing—that was front-office muscle, that was market savvy. But...Show More Summary
Life in the NBA's Western Conference without Andre Iguodala is impossible for the Golden State Warriors to navigate. Impossible. Iguodala was brought in to stabilize an already impressive rotation. Upon arrival, he did so much more.Show More Summary
This may be the most fun you have reading an article about the Colorado Avalanche all season. The Avs ’ surprising run from the bottom of the Western Conference to becoming serious contenders has been centered on the performance of goalies Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Show More Summary
The Boston Celtics’ Jordan Crawford and the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 8. Crawford led the Celtics to the East’s lone perfect mark on the week at 3-0, behind averages of 23.3 points (fourth [...]
Raise your hands if you expected the Portland Trail Blazers to be sitting pretty at the top of the Western Conference with a 16-3 record after taking down the Oklahoma City Thunder thanks to a second-half comeback. Seriously? Put your hands down. Show More Summary
With a 111-104 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, the Portland Trail Blazers now sit atop the Western Conference. Not a bad start for a team that missed the playoffs after going 28-38 in last year’s lockout-shortened season. LaMarcus Aldridge, in his eighth season with the franchise, scored a season-high 38 points […]
Last night basketball fans were treated to a possible preview of the Western Conference Finals when the Portland Trail Blazers hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder. It turned out to be a tight battle between these two powerhouses from out west, but in the end it was the Blazers who would emerge victorious thanks to the […]
The Los Angeles Lakers will have a chance to participate in the 2014 playoffs provided that they follow a very specific blueprint. The Purple and Gold were projected in ESPN.com’s "Fall Forecast" to finish 12th in the Western Conference...Show More Summary
Everything about the San Antonio Spurs is consistent, so it comes as no surprise that Gregg Popovich's team has once again been cast off into the overlooked section. Owning a share of the Western Conference's best record (15-3) won't change that. Show More Summary
Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant were today named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in October/November.
Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams and the Sacramento Kings' Ben McLemore today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in October/November.
The Portland Trail Blazers just won the Internet. Currently 15-3 and tied for the best record in the Western Conference, Portland decided to troll the entire Eastern Conference in fewer than 140 characters: Blazers: one bazillion gajillion...Show More Summary
The Houston Rockets came into the season with huge expectations—so far, they’re just about meeting them. But how close are they to a championship? The team’s 13-6 record is quite impressive in the stacked Western Conference, but a lot...Show More Summary
While the Portland Trail Blazers are undoubtedly a talented team, it's unlikely many predicted the team to be tied with the San Antonio Spurs atop the Western Conference standings. The Blazers are fresh off a big win over the Indiana Pacers but will face another tough team in the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Show More Summary
Left to navigate a vicious and unforgiving Western Conference without Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans are poised to discover the true meaning of short-lived optimism. New Orleans announced that Davis suffered a "non-displaced fracture" in his left hand during the first quarter of a win over the New York Knicks. Show More Summary
The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Dec. 1.
The Indiana Pacers' Frank Vogel and the Portland Trail Blazers' Terry Stotts today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November.
The Chicago Blackhawks return from a marathon seven-game road trip with a stunning 6-1 record. After opening the annual Circus Trip with a 5-1 loss in Colorado, the 'Hawks stormed back to take six in a row from Western Conference foes. Saturday...Show More Summary