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  1. Western Conference Finals preview: Grizzlies vs. Spurs

    May 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Tony Parker, Zach Randolph

    SEASON RECORDS Memphis: 56-26, fifth seed in the West San Antonio: 58-24, second seed in the West PLAYOFF RECORDS Memphis: Beat the Clippers 4-2 in the first round. Beat the Thunder 4-1 in the second round. San Antonio: Beat the Lakers 4-0 in the first round. Beat the Warriors 4-2 in the second round. SEASON…

  2. Pacers advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with Game 6 win over Knicks

    May 19, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    The Pacers sent all five members of the starting lineup to the podium for the postgame press conference following their 106-99 Game 6 win over the Knicks, which goes a long way in telling the story of how they were able to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The team defensive effort that Indiana exhibits…

  3. Eastern Conference Finals schedule is set for Pacers-Heat matchup

    May 18, 2013, 11:12 PM EST

    Miami Heat James is guarded by Pacers forward George during their NBA game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami

    WIth the Pacers’ win over the Knicks in Game 6 on Saturday in the books, the schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals is now set. Miami will host Indiana beginning on Wednesday, May 22, and all games will be televised nationally on TNT with a start time of 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Game 1 – Wed …

  4. Roy Hibbert with the monster block on a dunk attempt from Carmelo Anthony (VIDEO)

    May 18, 2013, 10:52 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert smiles while running down court after a Pacers score during the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game versus the New York Knicks in Indianapolis

    Midway through the fourth quarter of Game 6 and with the Knicks surging and clinging to a two-point advantage, Carmelo Anthony drove baseline and elevated, almost certainly expecting to finish this dunk over Roy Hibbert to further extend his team’s lead. Hibbert got there first, however, and met Anthony at the rim for this monster…

  5. Nate Robinson unlikely to return to Bulls next season

    May 18, 2013, 8:29 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game One

    Nate Robinson wasn’t only the Bulls’ main scoring punch during the playoffs, he symbolized the team’s heart, as well. Robinson put in many memorable performances during his injury-ravaged team’s run into the second round, including leading Chicago to a thrilling triple-overtime win over the Nets in the fourth game of that series, and helping to…

  6. Preview: Knicks try to continue longshot comeback in Indiana

    May 18, 2013, 7:01 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    By winning Game 5 against the Pacers, the Knicks have turned their series. After it seemed Indiana had a decided advantage, each remaining game is basically a tossup. Both teams could make arguments for why they have the upper hand in Game 6 tonight: In the Pacers’ favor: The Knicks are 0-4 at Indiana this…

  7. George Hill cleared to play for Pacers in Game 6 vs. Knicks

    May 18, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers guard Hill reacts after scoring while New York Knicks center Chandler walks behind him during the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Indianapolis

    UPDATE: 6:28 p.m. ET: George Hill has been cleared to play in Game 6, the Pacers announced. Here’s the official release: “Over the last two days under the care of the Indiana Pacers’ medical staff, George Hill has participated in each step of the NBA’s Return-to-Participation Exertion Protocol as part of the NBA’s Concussion Policy.…

  8. Dennis Schroeder bows out of combine in Chicago, plans on skipping Eurocamp due to likely draft promise

    May 18, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    dennis schroeder

    Dennis Schroeder is an international prospect from Germany that has been rapidly moving up draft boards. The 19-year old point guard is listed at 6’2″ with a 6’7.25″ wingspan, and the speed and flair with which he plays is already eliciting comparisons to Rajon Rondo in terms of ability, body type, and style. Schroeder was…

  9. Mike Krzyzewski might coach USA Basketball in 2016 Olympics

    May 18, 2013, 4:07 PM EST

    Duke v Louisville

    For months, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has maintained he’s done as Team USA’s basketball coach. But he might be having a change of heart. Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated: Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski acknowledged in a phone interview Saturday that he’s in discussions to return as head coach of USA Basketball through the 2016 Olympics.…

  10. adidas to release special Rookie of the Year edition shoes for Damian Lillard (PHOTOS)

    May 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    adidas x Damian Lillard x Real Deal HERO

    Damian Lillard is getting special edition shoes from adidas to honor his Rookie of the Year campaign with the Blazers. As with all commemorative releases, it’s the small design details that make them something worth coveting. From the official release: “The shoe’s sockliners feature Damian’s Twitter handle, an Oakland satellite print and “9800s” to represent…

  11. Report: Raptors going after Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri to take over organization

    May 18, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Masai Ujiri

    Toronto has until Monday to decide the fate of Bryan Colangelo as GM and the guy steering the Raptors ship — do they pick up his option for next season or release him? It looks more and more like the new management of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment — which owns the Raptors — wants…

  12. Former NBA player Predrag Danilovic stabbed, seriously injured in bar fight

    May 18, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Predrag Danilovic

    Predrag Danilovic, the Serbian guard (often called Sasha) who played for the Heat and Mavericks back in the 1990s, is in serious condition after being stabbed in a bar fight back in his native country, reports the Associated Press. Police say Danilovic was hurt during a brawl early Saturday in a cafe in a residential…

  13. Report: Bobcats changing name back to Hornets

    May 18, 2013, 10:50 AM EST

    Charlotte Hornets logo

    The Charlotte Bobcats are about to go away — and the Charlotte Hornets are coming back. Fans in Charlotte have clamored for the change, particularly since the Tom Benson, the new owner in New Orleans, pushed for a name change from Hornets to the more locally popular Pelicans. It’s going to happen, reports CBSSports.com’s Will…

  14. NBA releases summary of its concussion policy

    May 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    George Hill, Raymond Felton

    The NBA has had a concussion policy in place for the past 18 months, and while all teams have been made aware of the details, they haven’t been publicly available until now. With the recent concussion that kept George Hill out of the Pacers’ Game 5 loss to the Knicks (and may sideline him even…

  15. Dwyane Wade grants wish, shows up at girl’s senior prom

    May 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Instagram

    To quote the great Wayne Gretzky, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” Nicole Muxo took a shot. The high school senior at Archbishop Coleman Carroll put a video on YouTube asking Dwyane Wade to be her date for her senior prom. Friday night, he showed up, reports NBCMiami.com. Muxo, who attends…

  16. NBA Draft Combine Day 2: Pitt’s Steven Adams helped his cause

    May 18, 2013, 2:51 AM EST

    Pittsburgh v Wichita State

    Here is the reality of the NBA Draft Combine: It doesn’t matter that much. It’s one small piece of a big puzzle. This isn’t like the NFL draft where a good or bad combine can really move a guy on draft boards. The reason is pure numbers — in the NFL every year more than…

  17. Kobe Bryant responds to Michael Jordan comparison from Phil Jackson

    May 17, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan

    Phil Jackson has a new book coming out, so he will be spending plenty of time talking it up at various media outlets in the coming weeks. The tour has begun in earnest, and the juiciest quotes from the book are beginning to be released. If there’s one subject Jackson can speak on with absolute…

  18. Report: Vinny Del Negro to meet with Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling this weekend

    May 17, 2013, 9:33 PM EST

    Chris Paul ,  Vinny Del Negro

    Vinny Del Negro coached the Clippers to a franchise-best 56 regular season wins, yet he is a man without a contract for next season. It’s been widely assumed that the team would go in another direction after L.A. was bounced from the playoffs in the first round, especially after getting out to a two games…

  19. A look at the play that caused George Hill’s concussion (VIDEO)

    May 17, 2013, 8:07 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers guard Hill reacts after scoring while New York Knicks center Chandler walks behind him during the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Indianapolis

    George Hill played 37 minutes in the Pacers’ Game 4 win over the Knicks, and led the team in scoring with a game-high 26 points. So when the news broke shortly before tip-off of Game 5 that he had been ruled out due to a concussion, the collective head-scratching of when this might have happened…

  20. Greg Oden reportedly ‘looks unbelievable’

    May 17, 2013, 7:41 PM EST

    Greg Oden

    In 2009, Greg Oden averaged 16.7 points, 12.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per 36 minutes. After injury, Oden finally looked like the No. 1 pick (at least when not compared to Kevin Durant), and people were getting excited. Of course, you know how the story ends. More injuries for Oden, who hasn’t played since. Well,…

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