NBA

Report: Warriors remain concerned with coach Steve Kerr's return

The Golden State Warriors remain concerned with head coach Steve Kerr's back discomfort and the uncertainty behind his return, according to <i>The</i> …

Basketball

Raptors jab Bucks on Twitter after Game 4 victory

Apr 22, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Towels hang over seats prior to game four of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs between the Toronto Raptors …

Basketball

The Warriors wanted to rip out the Trail Blazers' hearts, so they did

Golden State erased a 16-point deficit in 4½ minutes and crushed Portland to take a 3-0 series lead.<p>If the Trail Blazers were going to sneak a win in their first-round playoff series against the top-ranked Warriors, Game 3 would have been the time. After all, Golden State has a history of dropping …

Basketball

WATCH: Marc Gasol makes Grizzlies history with winning shot in Game 4 against Spurs

Memphis' franchise center made franchise history<p>In one of the best games of the young 2017 NBA playoffs, the Grizzlies held off an utter onslaught by Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs to hang on for a 110-108 overtime win in Game 4.<p>While Mike Conley was the unquestioned star of the game for the …

San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard's Incredible Fourth Quarter Can't Save San Antonio

It’s nice to know in 2017 that as human beings, we’re still capable of all experiencing the exact same feeling while watching the same thing at the …

San Antonio Spurs

The Grizzlies and Spurs gave us a show for the ages

Good morning. We have that and more in Sunday’s NBA newsletter.<p>I'm going to be honest here: I did <i>not</i> anticipate the Memphis Grizzlies giving the San Antonio Spurs any sort of trouble. San Antonio has an incredible defense and a pretty good offense led by a top-10 scorer. Memphis has a real good …

San Antonio Spurs

Watch: Curry's clutch 3-pointer upsets face-painted Blazers fan

There's nothing more depressing than a fan in the stands with their face painted looking down in the dumps.<p>Thanks a lot, Stephen Curry.<p>Then again, …

Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers Vs. Indiana Pacers Game 4 Live Stream: Watch The NBA Playoffs Online

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are getting out their brooms and looking to sweep the Indiana Pacers with a game four win in the NBA …

Cleveland

Steve Kerr, not Kevin Durant, is Warriors’ biggest health concern

PORTLAND — After scoring the Warriors’ last nine points, including a dagger 3-pointer, Stephen Curry walked off the court with the ball tucked under …

Basketball

Celtics vs. Bulls, the series where nothing makes sense

Take everything you thought you knew, crumple it up, throw it in the trashcan, and set it on fire. Behold the Celtics and the Bulls, a series between a one seed and an eight in which neither team can win on their home floor, not playing any point guards is a reasonable adjustment, and Paul Zipser …

Basketball

Tyronn Lue of Cleveland Cavaliers upset with media's portrayal of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love benching

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was unhappy Saturday about how a key decision he made in Game 3 of the team's first-round series with the …

Cleveland

NBA Playoff Schedule 2017: TV Guide, Live-Stream Schedule for Sunday Games

The 2016-17 NBA postseason is still pretty young, but for some teams, the playoffs are likely nearing their end.<p>On Sunday, the NBA has four games on tap, each of them a Game 4 of the opening round. One team—the Indiana Pacers—faces elimination. Even if the Pacers manage to keep their series alive, …

Basketball

2017 NBA Playoffs latest news: Mike D’Antoni explains why system took off in Houston

Mike D’Antoni came into Houston with plenty of intrigues. He was last seen as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014, a coaching stint that …

Basketball

Mike Conley is a stone-cold killer with a nice-guy facade

The Grizzlies’ point guard may not talk the talk, but he sure as hell is walking the walk.<p>When Mike Conley sized up Tony Parker in the closing seconds of regulation in Game 4, Parker must have felt he was back in the club during the Drake and Chris Brown beef. You could tell because he resorted to …

San Antonio Spurs

The NBA is letting James Dolan screw over ‘a—hole’ fan

The NBA commissioner’s office on Friday informed Knicks season-ticket holder/heckler Mike Hamersky it can’t help him in his duel with owner James …

New York Knicks

Did blown shot clock call impact the Spurs-Grizzlies finish?

As you can see in that clip, the Spurs then protested to no avail, including head coach Gregg Popovich arguing with the timekeepers. They had their …

San Antonio Spurs

Raptors answer back Bucks’ “Barney” trolling with Bambi tweet

The Raptors vs. Bucks first round series is even up, tied 2-2, and while it hasn’t always been pretty it has been competitive.<p>Off the court, too, …

Basketball

Warriors erase 16-point deficit in 4 minutes against Trail Blazers

This is nothing new for Golden State.<p>With the Golden State Warriors down 16 midway through the third quarter of Game 3, it looked like the Portland Trail Blazers actually had a chance.<p>The Warriors were down 82-66 with 6:20 remaining in the quarter, but the Warriors went on a swift and efficient …

Basketball

David Fizdale Says He's Taking Suggestions on How to Defend Kawhi Leonard

Grizzlies coach David Fizdale told reporters he is "taking suggestions" on how to stop Kawhi Leonard after his 43-point performance in Memphis' 110-108 overtime win in Game 4 on Saturday.<p>"Honestly, I'm taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard. I've tried everything, and the guy's just..." …

Basketball

Los Angeles Kings to name assistant John Stevens head coach

The Los Angeles Kings will name assistant John Stevens the head coach.<p>New general manager Rob Blake confirmed the decision to Fox Sports West on …

Basketball

My NBA MVP Vote: No More Awards Shows!

The most hotly contested election on the planet isn’t in France, or Georgia’s 6th congressional district, but the vote for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. Voting is closed, however, as pro basketball’s regular season is over, and everyone knows that’s where true value is found—amid the snoozy …

Basketball

Watch: Durant in awe as Blazers' McCollum lights up Warriors

The Portland Trail Blazers were having their way with the visiting Golden State Warriors early and often in Game 3 on Saturday night, and there was …

Oakland

‘NBA Playgrounds’ latest news: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Kobe Bryant missing from initial roster

"NBA Playgrounds" is expected to come out later next month, bringing some arcade fun that calls to mind the bobble-headed version like “NBA Jam” …

Basketball

Postgame Wrap: Spurs fall to Grizzlies despite Leonard’s 43; series tied 2-2

Express-News Spurs reporters Jabari Young and Jeff McDonald recap the Game 4 as the Spurs fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 110-108 in overtime, and …

San Antonio

NBA Playoffs: Desperation won't always save Raptors, and confident Bucks know it

Milwaukee knew DeRozan and Lowry would respond in a must-win Game 4 for Toronto<p>MILWAUKEE -- It was a game fit for a Saturday afternoon. Lazy, slow, lackadaisical. The energy from Game 3 didn't carry over -- not to the fans or the players. The two teams combined for 32 turnovers and 98 missed shots, …

Basketball

Chris Paul gives jersey to young Clippers fan in Utah in awesome moment after Game 3 win

As he was walking off the court, Chris Paul spotted a young fan wearing his jersey after the Clippers’ 111-106 Game 3 win over the Jazz in Salt Lake City. Paul rewarded that fan by giving him a high-five and the jersey off his back.<p>It was especially awesome because the young fan wasn’t near the …

Utah Jazz

Carmelo cut La La out of his new charity

Carmelo Anthony started a new charity and benched his wife.<p>The Knicks forward incorporated the Carmelo Anthony Foundation Inc. in July, bringing two …

Basketball

The Best Game of the NBA Playoffs Was Carried by the League’s Two Quietest Stars

Saturday night’s epic overtime game between the Spurs and Grizzlies was a classic grindhouse production, and if you were lucky enough to catch the …

San Antonio

Steve Kerr told Warriors to ‘win one for the Gipper’

April 12, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle …

Basketball

30 worst NBA playoff teams of all time

Throughout NBA history, there have been some very bad teams that have managed to sneak into the playoffs. These are the 30 worst NBA playoff teams of …

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