The 2015 NBA playoffs are shaping up to be a real slobberknocker, with more than half of the projected field capable of bringing home the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Though the Eastern Conference's final few playoff squads won't drive fear into opponents' hearts, just about every other team could go on a deep run if they draw the right matchups. Show More Summary
Entering Sunday just a half-game out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers took on the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers are coming off of a rare victory, so the Pacers had to be on upset alert as they continue to make a strong playoff push without Paul George in the lineup. Watch the video for full highlights. Show More Summary
In the fight to the NBA Finals, the fan-favorite Cleveland Cavaliers are statistical underdogs against the Golden State Warriors. While the Cavs have climbed the ranks and sit third in the Eastern Conference, the Warriors have held the top seed in the Western Conference for most of the season. Show More Summary
Even as the Atlanta Hawks have threatened to lap the Eastern Conference field — they lead by 7 1/2 games over second-place Toronto — we’ve kept hearing how the road to the NBA finals still...
Two teams that made moves on trade-deadline day met on Monday as the Brooklyn Nets took on the Denver Nuggets. Brooklyn looked to hang on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, taking on a Nuggets side that had lost eight of its last 10 games. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
While many prognosticators pegged the Bulls and Cavaliers to meet in the Eastern Conference finals, that may not be their only competition.
With only two months remaining in the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have begun their ascent in the Eastern Conference. This is no doubt due to the Cavs ' impressive roster, and not just the Big Three, either. General manager David Griffin's key trades for Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Show More Summary
The New York Rangers are the defending Eastern Conference champs and are in pursuit of a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The Blueshirts currently sit in a better position compared to where they were last year right before the trade...Show More Summary
The arms race in the Eastern Conference extends to off the court near the NBA trade deadline, with the Cleveland Cavaliers a central figure in that ordeal, too. LeBron James and Co. are on fire as of late thanks to better chemistry and additions. Show More Summary
The Miami Heat are in a weird spot heading into the 2015 NBA trade deadline. Miami is currently the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. But it's just 22-30 and has no real shot at making noise in the playoffs if it does get there....Show More Summary
The NBA’s final sendoff before the All-Star break should be a sweet one, as potential Eastern Conference finalists in the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls clash on Thursday night (8 p.m. ET on TNT). It’s the third meeting between...Show More Summary
As the Brooklyn Nets continue to chase down the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, they took on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. The Bucks entered on a good run of form, having won seven of their last 10 contests and holding firm in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
It wouldn ’t be that much of a surprise if any of five teams in the Eastern Conference or eight teams in the Western Conference made the NBA Finals, which is what makes the upcoming trade deadline (Feb. 19) so intriguing this season. With...Show More Summary
The era of below.500 Eastern Conference teams making the playoffs might finally be over. As the three-team race for the final seed in the Western Conference playoffs heats up, there's bound to be more attention on the imbalance that exists between the NBA's two conferences. Show More Summary
The Charlotte Hornets are back from the dead and right in the thick of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. They are finally starting to live up to lofty preseason expectations, as evidenced by a 10-4 January. Their unquestionable best month of the season surprisingly came amid a flurry of gut-punching injuries. Show More Summary
To say things are heating up within the NBA Eastern Conference's middle class would be a grossly spastic misinterpretation of what's happening as the playoff bracket begins to take shape. Saying this, you see, implies the East actually...Show More Summary
Kyle Lowry's ticket to New York City for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game had been signed, sealed and delivered for months. It was just a matter of whether the fans would vote him in as a starter for the Eastern Conference or if the decision...Show More Summary
This Kemba Walker guy is pretty important to the Charlotte Hornets. Fighting for one of the Eastern Conference's final two playoff spots may not seem like much, but that's the Hornets' reality. They haven't made back-to-back postseason...Show More Summary
CHICAGO — On Tuesday, Tom Thibodeau canceled practice. The Chicago Bulls coach decided his team was too banged up after a stretch of seven games in 11 days, one that’s seen the team fall from the class of the Eastern Conference to an underachieving group with concerning problems. Instead of practicing, Thibodeau called a meeting. Show More Summary
CLEVELAND -- The Bulls face the Cavaliers Monday night in their 43rd game of the season, a contest that features the preseason favorites to meet in the Eastern Conference finals.