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NBA Playoffs: Are the Golden State Warriors Redefining Expectations?

The Golden State Warriors came into the playoffs as the clear underdogs. They were never expected to win against the third-seeded Denver Nuggets in the first round before the playoffs even started.<p>After David Lee went down with a torn hip flexor, the odds of the Warriors getting out of the …

Derrick Rose: Your Team Needs You, It's Time to Suit Up

It's time.<p>Joakim Noah would tell me "shut up," and that's his right, but it's still time—time for Derrick Rose to suit up.<p>It's a debate that knows no bounds. Since Rose was medically cleared to play in early March, his continued absence has become increasingly conspicuous and the number of his …

Klay Thompson Must Produce Consistently for Warriors to Vanquish Spurs

On Wednesday night, the Golden State Warriors tied up their second-round series with the San Antonio Spurs. Much of the credit for the exciting, 100-91 victory belongs to Klay Thompson, the Dubs’ sophomore sniper.<p>The off-guard picked up right where Stephen Curry left off in Game 1, putting the …

NBA Playoffs 2013: Each Remaining Team's Biggest Weakness

With each series of the NBA playoffs tied up at one a piece, each team has been able to recognize and exploit their opponent's biggest weakness.<p>While star power can propel a team to victory in a game or two, the difference between winning and losing a series comes down to attacking another team's …

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Proving They Are Best Backcourt in 2013 Playoffs

The Golden State Warriors’ future is outlined from behind the three-point arc with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the game’s most dynamic shooting backcourt.<p>But it isn’t just hope of days to come. This is happening now, as the Warriors' playoff run is underwritten by the abilities of its pair of …

Which NBA Playoff Underdog Is in Best Shape to Pull off 2nd-Round Upset?

No NBA team has the luxury of comfort in the second round of the playoffs.<p>During the heart of the postseason (i.e., not the NBA Finals), there is always one (usually more) series you can look at and say with the utmost confidence, "Team X doesn't stand a chance."<p>For those who have just arrived, …

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The One Key Thing for Game 3 of Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls

<i>The One Thing</i> is a prediction-and-preview show that will tell NBA fans what to keep an eye out for in every matchup in the playoffs.<p>NBA analyst Will Leivenberg has spent all season watching NBA action, and he picked the one thing that he thinks will have a huge impact on the series.<p>In Game 3, …

LeBron: Refs will establish control

MIAMI -- LeBron James expects referees to establish even more control of the Miami Heat's physical playoff series with the Chicago Bulls in the …

Tony Parker says he invented the teardrop shot, is sorely mistaken

The typical NBA player is thought of as being very tall, but that's obviously not always the case. The league's point guards are typically men of …

The 10-man rotation, starring the Golden State flippin’ Warriors

<i>A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in</i> …

J.R. Smith Can't Receive Limited Minutes If Knicks Hope to Beat Pacers

The New York Knicks gotta let J.R. be J.R.<p>Of course, that may seem like an incredibly frustrating concept at the present, as not even volume has been able to help the volume scorer: Over his past four games, Smith is a meager 15-of-57 from the field.<p>He's setting records that you don't want to be …

Biggest Adjustments NY Knicks Must Make vs. Indiana Pacers

The second-round series between the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers has been a close affair so far, and it should continue to be to the very end.<p>With the series heading to Indiana at 1-1, New York will need to make some adjustments to get ahead after losing home-court advantage.<p>The Knicks …

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The One Key Thing for Game 3 of San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors

<i>The One Thing</i> is a prediction-and-preview show that will tell NBA fans what to pay attention to in every matchup in the playoffs.<p>NBA analyst Will Leivenberg has spent all season watching NBA action, and he picked the one thing that he thinks will have a huge impact on the series.<p>On Friday at 10:30 …

Will Amar'e Stoudemire's Return Ruin NY Knicks' Success with Small Ball?

Amar'e Stoudemire isn't going to kill the New York Knicks' small-ball concept.<p>Per Marc Berman of the <i>New York Post,</i> the six-time All-Star will return to the rotation in Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers, leaving many to fret about his impact.<p>The Knicks were 16-13 in the 29 games Stoudemire appeared …

2013 NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors Have San Antonio Spurs Sweating

Young teams don’t do that.<p>They don’t take a 16-point lead on the road with four minutes of play remaining, fumble it away in heart-breaking fashion and come back to win the next game in a hostile environment in which they had not won since 1997. Especially not against the San Antonio Spurs.<p>Yet the …

Joakim Noah shows composure

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah let it be known Thursday that he was none-too-thrilled with getting a middle finger thrust into …

Amar'e Stoudemire set to return

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The New York Knicks have established a playing-time plan for Amar'e Stoudemire, stating that the power forward will play between …

Debate: Warriors-Spurs, Bulls-Heat

The Golden State Warriors pulled even with the Spurs, while the Heat destroyed the Bulls on Wednesday night. Our 5-on-5 crew breaks down the two …

Amar'e Stoudemire's return could hurt Knicks vs. Pacers

Carmelo Anthony is the key to the Knicks' offense, and he plays better without competition. But how can Mike Woodson sit a player who makes $20 million a year if he's healthy enough to play?<p>You don't pay someone nearly $20 million a year to be a stylish cheerleader, so the New York Knicks might be …

Big Questions for a Day Off: Can the Knicks and Thunder Overcome Their Offensive Struggles?

The first round started as a boring chalk-fest, with six of eight series going to 2-0, and only Nuggets-Warriors promising to double as both …

Lights out: could a powerful blast from the sun send us back to the stone age?

Of all the issues facing the world right now that the US government is concerned about, the sun may seem to be an odd one. But the White House is taking the threat of a massive solar eruption seriously. Late last month, it released a new, largely overlooked report outlining the risks of solar …

Facebook reportedly in talks to buy Waze for $1 billion

Facebook may be aiming to spend anywhere from $800 million to $1 billion to acquire Waze, an Israel-based company that offers a socially informed GPS app for drivers.<p>Talks reportedly kicked off six months ago, according to Israeli business-news site Calcalist, which says that due diligence is …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

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Samsung Galaxy S4 review

Years ago, people either bought an iPhone or “a Droid." Verizon’s marketing power, those insane robot ads, and maybe that just-close-enough naming convention made the carrier's Android phones virtually synonymous with their operating system.<p>But now I hear people every day saying "Oh, is that the …