No NBA team has gone from 11-30 to playoffs; Heat hope to change that
No team in NBA history has gone from 11-30 to the playoffs, and the Miami Heat are hoping to change that
The NBA Playoffs start in just over 3 weeks. The Golden State Warriors are within reach of finishing with the best record in the NBA for the (...)
Six teams are chasing four playoff spots as the regular season comes to a close.
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Denver picked up a huge win, but they’re still underdogs for a postseason run over Portland. On Wednesday, the Denver Nuggets smacked the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-113 thanks to a 73-point first half. That’s exactly the type of win the Nuggets need to retain their now 1.5 game lead in the Western Conference playoff race for the No. Show More Summary
Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter. Exactly two weeks ago, the Detroit Pistons beat the Cavaliers in a bit of a statement game. We all remember the Pistons playing Cleveland tough in a playoff sweep last April -- it was the closest sweep imaginable, for whatever that's worth. Show More Summary
Lopez will miss Wednesday’s game with playoff implications against the Detroit Pistons. The NBA suspended Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez and Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka one game each for an on-court altercation during Toronto’s 122-120 overtime win on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein. Show More Summary
The Brooklyn Nets are in a weird place. They aren’t in a position to go for wins, since they are the worst team in the NBA, but they also don’t have an incentive to tank, since they owe their pick to the Celtics. All they have to play for is the development of their young players. Read more...
As we are nearing the end of the NBA regular season, it’s all about that playoff push, meaning, for each squad’s go-to player(s), it’s time to shine. Accordingly, Nike presents its new “Time to Shine” collection, featuring five basketball signatures. Headlining the assortment is Kevin Durant’s KD9 Elite, which advances the knitting capabilities of Flyknit […]
If the playoffs started today, who would be in and who would be out?
And you can bet that any Heat playoff opponent (should they make it) will do the same. The Miami Heat are the NBA’s feel-good story. Using their emphasis on conditioning and a stifling defense as catalysts, they’ve surged into the East’s playoff picture after an 11-30 start. Show More Summary
Portland started so poorly, and now they’re only a game behind Denver in the playoff picture. Damian Lillard sank a field goal three minutes into the game. Curling around a screen with Goran Dragic pursuing him from behind, Lillard saw...Show More Summary
No. 1: Lillard keeps Trail Blazers focused on playoff mission -- As long as Damian Lillard is uniform and breathing, the Portland Trail Blazers don't have to worry about their focus down the stretch of this NBA season. The star point...Show More Summary
Damian Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, 28 of them coming after halftime and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their playoff push by beating the Miami Heat, 115-104, on Sunday night in Miami. Lillard tied a career high with nine three-pointers, giving him 1,002 for his career. He shot...
There are not many games left in the NBA season and teams are trying to position themselves for playoff positioning or just simply trying to sneak in during the last few games. The Portland Trail Blazers sit at 32-37 after defeating the Miami Heat on Sunday night, just one game behind the 8th seeded Denver […]
No. 1: Heat move into playoff picture -- The Miami Heat have been one of the NBA's hottest teams the last few months, winning 23 of their last 28 games to move into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Last night at home against the...Show More Summary
Stop giving away the No. 8 seed to other teams — Denver’s got this. It was the Pelicans first. After DeMarcus Cousins was traded over the All-Star break, we anointed them as the new favorites to sneak into the No. 8 seed in the Western...Show More Summary
Portland is giving it one more chance before the season runs out on them, and they might really do it. The Portland Trail Blazers are only two games back of the No. 8 seed. They remember when they were left for dead, and when they had the league’s worst defense, and when they were basically a laughingstock. Show More Summary
Keep up to date on the race for playoff seeding, as well as the tank-off at the top of the NBA draft lottery. The NBA playoffs begin on April 15. The standings are beginning to shape up, but there’s still a lot that won’t be determined until every regular season game has concluded. Show More Summary