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NBA Teams That Don't Get Enough Credit

If I were a basketball coach, I'd feel relieved and probably wouldn't care the slightest if my team made this list.<p>Do you think Gregg Popovich cares what Skip Bayless or any national pundit has to say about his team?<p>Great teams don't care about what hits the tabloids or what's trending on Twitter. …

NBA Stars Whose Reputations Changed the Most This Season

During the course of an NBA regular season filled with intriguing story lines and plot twists, the reputations of NBA stars have evolved.<p>Some NBA stars got hurt while others stayed healthy. Some embraced new roles and blossomed, while others shifted roles and struggled.<p>In fact, even the …

NBA Playoffs 2013: Making the Upset Case for All 8 Underdogs

The NBA playoffs are officially underway, and eight teams are vying to overcome being the underdog seed and advance to the conference semifinals.<p>In the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets are the lower seeds.<p>In the Eastern …

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks: Eastern Conference Round 1 Preview

Few rivalries in the sports world elicit such passionate reactions as a good old New York City vs. Boston clash.<p>The rich, storied history between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics is no exception to the rule. The two franchises have battled for for more than 60 years now, and their latest …

Lakers Playoffs: Keys to Los Angeles Shocking San Antonio Spurs in First Round

The 2012-13 regular season was a tumultuous one for the Los Angeles Lakers, but they have somehow managed to make the playoffs as the No. 7 seed. The Lakers will take on the San Antonio Spurs in the first round and certainly have an uphill battle, but upsets aren't that uncommon in the NBA …

2013 NBA Playoff Brackets: Most Intriguing First-Round Matchups

With the 2012-13 NBA regular season officially behind us, the NBA playoffs are officially upon us. With the seeds decided and the first-round matchups set, we now move forward with eight postseason series that should provide us with nothing short of thrills and heartbreak.<p>The question is, what …

2013 NBA Playoff Predictions: Complete Preview and Forecast Through Finals

The 2013 NBA playoffs are shaping up to be a postseason to remember.<p>The Miami Heat should have little trouble advancing through their half of the Eastern Conference playoff bracket, but no shortage of juicy matchups await them in the conference finals.<p>The Western Conference playoffs should be sheer …

Where LeBron James Ranks Among NBA's Most Dominant Playoff Stars of All Time

LeBron James is already among the NBA's most dominant playoff stars off all time.<p>From a statistical standpoint, for example, James will enter the 2013 playoffs with the Miami Heat ranking fourth all time in postseason scoring at 28.5 points per game.<p>This type of individual production was a major …

Complete Guide to LA Lakers Postseason

Welcome to the complete guide to the Los Angeles Lakers' postseason. Here you'll find everything you need to know about the Purple and Gold's quest for an improbable 17th title.<p>What a finishing kick for the Lakers.<p>Los Angeles won their last five games and eight of their final nine to not just …

Complete Guide to Chicago Bulls' Postseason

The NBA playoffs have finally arrived. In just a few days, the Chicago Bulls will visit the Brooklyn Nets for their first-round series.<p>It's the Bulls' first time as a bottom-four seed under head coach Tom Thibodeau, but it's mostly been due to injuries and the absence of former MVP Derrick Rose …

Most Dangerous Teams Heading into the 2013 NBA Playoffs

While 16 teams advance to the NBA playoffs, the list of truly dangerous teams is quite a bit shorter.<p>Every team technically has a chance to advance through each of the four rounds and emerge as a champion, but suggesting some of them can do so deserves nothing more than derisive laughter.<p>Playoff …

Mike D'Antoni will remain coach

LOS ANGELES -- After the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Houston Rockets 99-95 in overtime to clinch the seventh seed in the Western …