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Final Regular Season Grades for Every Phoenix Suns Player

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

NBA Playoffs 2014: Schedule and Odds for Exciting Postseason Field

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

Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Keys to Evening Up the Series vs. St. Louis Blues

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

Stephen Curry and Al Jefferson Named NBA Players of the Month for April

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

Carter-Williams, Jazz's Burke named April's top rookies

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.

Bobcats' Jefferson, Warriors' Curry named April's top players

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.

How Rockets Will Stop Trail Blazers' Potent Offensive Attack

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 how the Rockets can advance to the next round. Show More Summary

Monta, Dirk Will 'Let It Rip' Against Spurs

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

NBA Betting Odds Favor San Antonio to Win Western Conference

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

NBA Playoffs 2014: Full 1st-Round Bracket and Surefire Predictions

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

Watch Anaheim Ducks Vs. Dallas Stars Live Online, NHL Playoffs Streaming Video

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

Complete Guide to Houston Rockets' Postseason

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

Buckle Up for Blues-Blackhawks: St. Louis Draws First Blood in Epic 3OT Win

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

Complete Guide to LA Clippers' Postseason

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

How the Los Angeles Kings Can Defeat the San Jose Sharks in 1st Round

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

Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the month

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.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Western Conference Round 1 Preview

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

Beck/Bucher: 2014 Western Conference Playoff Predictions

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

Steve Clifford, Dave Joerger named NBA Coaches of Month for April, 2014

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 [...]

Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Clippers: Western Conference Round 1 Preview

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

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