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Report: Magic Johnson Is Positioning Himself To Buy The Clippers

"Magic's absolutely interested," one source close to Johnson told Wojnarowski.<p>A league official told Yahoo.com "This is 100% Magic's plan."<p>Johnson and the Guggenheim Partners purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 for $2 billion, and Wojnarowski notes that they recently made a run at buying the …

Golden State Warriors look to overcome injury, inner turmoil to advance

The Warriors had one of their best seasons ever, but you wouldn't know it based on the drama with the team's coaching staff and front office. Nevertheless, led by Stephen Curry, Golden State will be a tough out in the postseason.<p>Warriors at a glance <b><br>Record:</b> 51-31<b><br>Seed:</b> 6<b><br>Coach:</b> Mark …

Memphis Grizzlies are ready to be every top seed's nightmare

The Grizzlies were left for dead after a poor start, but somehow rallied to win 50 games and make the postseason again. Last year's Western Conference Finalists are now the conference's most dangerous lower seed.<p>Grizzlies at a glance <b><br>Record:</b> 50-32<b><br>Seed:</b> 7<b><br>Coach:</b> Dave Joerger<p><b>Starters:</b><b><br>PG:</b> Mike Conley<b><br>SG:</b> …

Dallas Mavericks claw back to postseason after 1-year absence

After a down year in 2013, the Mavericks fought their way back to the playoffs thanks to a huge season from Dirk Nowitzki, a seamless transition for newcomer Monta Ellis and a great coaching job by Rick Carlisle. But can they surprise the mighty Spurs?<p>Mavericks at a glance <b><br>Record:</b> 49-33<b><br>Seed:</b> 8<b><br>Coach:</b> …

Brooklyn Nets' Playoff Hopes Hinge on Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets are getting ready to take on the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs, but how will they get past this young Raptors squad?<p>Tune in to the video above with Stefan Bondy of the <i>New York Daily News</i> to find out!

Here's Who Would Win the 2014 NBA Playoffs If It Was Decided by Twitter Mentions

Who's going to win the 2014 NBA title? If it went off Twitter mentions, the Miami Heat would complete their three-peat.<p>Twitter put together an NBA playoff bracket based off of mentions since the start of the season, and the results had the Miami Heat beating the Houston Rockets in the …

Basketball

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony: 'I want to come back; I also want to win'

In New York Knicks' exit interviews on Thursday, Carmelo Anthony told reporters he wants to come back but he also wants to win.<p><b>More NBA: Power</b> …

Mohamed Fahmy, Canadian journalist detained in Egypt, braces for verdict

Mohamed Fahmy's long-running legal battle is about to hit its climax.<p>A Cairo court is expected to deliver a verdict Thursday for the Canadian journalist being tried on widely denounced terror charges and as the day approaches, Mr. Fahmy is hoping for the best but bracing for the worst.<p>"In order to …

Thunder Will Finish off Grizzlies Quickly in 'Tailor-Made Series'

The Oklahoma City Thunder were a man down when they faced the Memphis Grizzlies in last year's playoffs.<p>Now that Russell Westbrook is back in action for OKC, the team is extremely confident heading into their first-round rematch against the Grizz.<p>Tune in to the video above with Carson Cunningham of …

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Report: Grant Hill Headlines Detroit Pistons' List of Candidates for Next GM

The Detroit Pistons are desperate for a change of direction, and that change will invariably start at the top as the franchise searches for a new general manager. Some familiar names may be part of that search, including former Pistons star and current Turner Sports analyst Grant Hill.<p>Though both …

Report: Nick Calathes Faces 20-Game Suspension for Positive Drug Test

<b>Updated by Stephen Babb at 9pm ET on April 19, 2014:</b><p>Nick Calathes isn't taking his suspension quietly.<p>The Grizzlies card is instead defiantly criticizing the NBA's decision according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and J.A. Adande: "Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense …

Basketball

The Knicks' signing of Lamar Odom is more than meets the eye

Why did the New York Knicks sign Lamar Odom with one day left in the season? It's all about the value his contract represents in the trade market.<p>In this, the final week of the NBA regular season, the New York Knicks signed Lamar Odom to a contract running through the 2015 season.<p>An optimist's view …

Started from the bottom.

TORONTO — It was the last day of September, the Raptors' 2013-14 media day, and the focus was anywhere but on the court. Incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver stood at a podium at the Air Canada Centre. He turned to a grinning Drake and said, "I know you got a new album that just came out."<p><i>Photo</i> …

Craig Sager has leukemia

Veteran broadcaster Craig Sager has been diagnosed with leukemia.<p>The news was first tweeted by his son on Thursday and confirmed by Sager on Friday. …

Toronto Raptors' Inexperience May Prove Insurmountable Versus Brooklyn Nets

After a five-year playoff drought, the Toronto Raptors weren't just happy to be back in the postseason—they were ecstatic. Uncontrollable, almost.<p>From a supercharged fanbase to a brash headline to an expletive-dropping executive, the Raptors made it clear they had waited a long time for this …

Kyle Korver blocks Roy Hibbert, ties Game 1 at halftime

Don't stare too long it might burn your eyes. Playoff Korver is here.<p>Playoff Kyle Korver has arrived, taking names and blocking 7'2'' centers. Observe Playoff Korver in his natural habitat:<p>Blocked. Stuffed! RE-JECTED! Don't believe the hype? Right place, right time, or something more when he …

Nick Calathes calls suspension 'unfair', mounting a defense

Memphis Grizzlies' backup point guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense for his suspension he's deeming to be "unfair."<p><b>More NBA: Grades: East |</b> …

Clippers' Star Blake Griffin "Accidentally" Douses a Fan With Water

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff loss to their in-state rivals earlier today, star power forward …

NBA playoffs 2014, Bobcats vs. Heat final score: Miami takes Game 1, 99-88

A spirited outing from Charlotte saw the Heat wait until the final period to put away the No. 8 seed.<p>Miami took its sweet time putting away the Bobcats on Sunday. After losing their lead at the beginning of the second half, the reigning champs dominated Charlotte in the fourth quarter and grabbed a …

Charles Barkley Calls out Indiana Pacers as 'Wussies and Dogs'

Link to Media<p>Charles Barkley has never been shy about firing off his honest opinion. After an embarrassing Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the Indiana Pacers found themselves squarely in the Chuckster's crosshairs.<p>In a venting session during TNT's in-game studio coverage, Barkley eviscerated the …

Basketball

Gregg Popovich Shows His Softer Side, Wishes Craig Sager Well in Interview

With his father battling leukemia, Craig Sager Jr. was asked to step in and interview Gregg Popovich after the third quarter of Game 1 between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks.<p>While Popovich is usually very brief and sometimes even off-putting during in-game interviews, the head coach …

Basketball

LeBron James Passes Larry Bird for 8th in Career Playoff Scoring

With two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the Miami Heat's 99-88 Game 1 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday, LeBron James swished the second of two free throws to move into eighth place on the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list.<p>In doing so, he jumped past legendary Boston Celtics …

Basketball

Superstars Come Out to Play in Blazers-Rockets Overtime Thriller

We knew this series was going to be good, but wow. Game 1 between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers was an overtime classic, replete with roller-coaster runs throughout and a tightly-contested ending decided by just two points.<p>The headliners ended up writing all the headlines, perhaps …

Basketball

Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT

HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his …

John Wall thinks John Calipari can coach in the NBA

CHICAGO — The last postseason John Wall played in, he was donning a Kentucky uniform back in the 2010 NCAA tournament.<p>So his jitters entering Sunday's 102-93 victory against the Chicago Bulls made sense.<p>"It was very intense," Wall said. "I've watched, but it's a lot different when you're on the …

Exciting International Prospects Orlando Magic Should Consider in 2014 NBA Draft

With a final record of 23 wins and 59 losses, from the outside, it looks like the Orlando Magic have a long way to go to get back to prominence. However, by looking a little closer, you’ll see that they may not be as far off as you think.<p>The Magic have some solid pieces already in place with …

NBA

Paul George asks to take Jeff Teague

INDIANAPOLIS -- Atlanta's spread offense is forcing the Pacers to scramble.<p>All-Star Paul George acknowledged he's likely to spend at least some time …