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Anthony Davis Ready to Face Massive Challenge Ahead and Monday NBA Takeaways

It's hard to figure out which is more remarkable: Anthony Davis' ongoing redefinition of the breakout season or the fact that he's had to be this phenomenal to give his New Orleans Pelicans a sliver of a chance at a playoff spot. Typically, a talent as transcendent as Davis is a luxury. Show More Summary

NBA roundup: Pelicans win fourth straight, gain ground in playoff bid

Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night in New Orleans.

Ric Bucher's 2nd-Half NBA Wish List

The first half of the NBA season is behind us, with the All-Star Game fast approaching and tons of juicy storylines to look forward to in the run-up to the playoffs. But what, exactly, does Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher want to see out...Show More Summary

Howard Beck's NBA Fact or Fiction

What a week it has been in the NBA, with Klay Thompson's record 37-point quarter, Hassan Whiteside's triple-double and Brandon Jennings' season-ending injury. Will the injury cost the Detroit Pistons a playoff spot? Will Thompson's record...Show More Summary

NBA TV replaces Blazers-Nets with Wolves-Thunder

NBA TV will feature the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant, as they attempt to climb into playoff position, hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves and Andrew Wiggins tonight, Monday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. ET. The Timberwolves/Thunder matchup will replace the originally scheduled Portland/Brooklyn game that has been postponed due to inclement weather.

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

10 Bold Predictions for the 2nd Half of the 2015 NBA Season

With the first half of the NBA season in the books, it's time for teams across the Association to take the training wheels off and let loose as the fight for playoff positioning kicks into high gear. But which players and teams willShow 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

LaMarcus Aldridge to Have Surgery on Ligament Tear in Thumb, Miss 6-8 Weeks

Although the Portland Trail Blazers entered Thursday's NBA action sitting in second place in the Western Conference, their playoff standing might be on shaky ground after an injury to LaMarcus Aldridge. The team announced that Aldridge tore the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb and will have surgery to correct the issue. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Biggest Breakout Stars from the NBA Season's 1st Half

The midway point of the NBA season has come and gone, and while teams prep for the stretch run to the playoffs or the lottery, it is a perfect time to look back on the first half of the season. So far this year this has been something...Show More Summary

6 NBA Draft Prospects the Sacramento Kings Should Keep Their Eye on This Season

The Sacramento Kings are veterans of the NBA lottery, having missed the playoffs for the last eight years. With the way things are headed this season, it looks like they'll be there once again. Of course, there is a noteworthy caveat this time around. Show More Summary

NBA Insider: Hawks Built to Win Now, but Can They Succeed in Playoffs, Too?

Atlanta isn't merely the home to Ludacris, boiled peanuts and a hundred intersecting streets named Peachtree. Now it's also a petri dish to determine if the championship hybrid developed by the San Antonio Spurs can grow somewhere other...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

6 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Boston Celtics Should Keep Their Eye on This Season

With recent moves to get rid of Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and Jameer Nelson, it’s become clear that the Boston Celtics want no part of the 2015 playoffs. While that has led to some difficult basketball to watch and just a little more Evan...Show More Summary

The NBA's Top Candidate for a Second-Half Breakout at Every Position

Outside of established NBA superstars, are there any players more exciting than breakout candidates? These rays of hope can be the final piece to a championship puzzle, a second-tier team's secret to unlocking a playoff bid or the reason...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Miles Plumlee, Tayshaun Prince and More

We have reached the point in the NBA season when it is fairly clear which teams are playoff contenders and which ones should start planning for the future. That means we have reached the point when the pretenders could look to move some of their players in deals with an eye toward the future. Show More Summary

Jason Kidd Proving His Place as an NBA Head Coach

It didn't take long for Jason Kidd to turn the Milwaukee Bucks into a playoff team. After an NBA-worst 15-win season a year ago, Milwaukee ousted Larry Drew and looked to Kidd, who came over from the Brooklyn Nets without any sort of sketchy activity at all... Buddies with the Bucks' newly minted ownership, it was supposed to be a rebuild. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant might get shut down if Lakers are ‘nowhere near playoff contention in March’

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

After piling up playing time during the first third of the NBA season, Kobe Bryant has been taking entire games off of late, seeking to soothe the pain in his legs. On Wednesday, Lakers Coach Byron Scott indicated that the 36-year-old superstar may not finish out the season. Chances of Kobe shut down this season? Byron: […]

Lakers may shut down Kobe Bryant if 'nowhere near playoff contention'

Los Angeles currently has the third-worst record in the NBA. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has missed half of his team's last 12 games, but coach Byron Scott isn't ready to shut down the 36-year-old guard for the season just yet. Show More Summary

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