Apr 30, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT
Jonas Valanciunas and Greivis Vasquez make ending pretty nerve-racking themselves
Apr 30, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT
Raptors guard ends first half of Game 5 with big basket
Apr 30, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Three big games Wednesday night — two game fives where the series are tied, plus the Rockets are trying to keep their season alive.
Apr 27, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT
Raptors shut down Joe Johnson, Nets manage just 12 fourth quarter points as series is evened at two games apiece.
Apr 27, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
Kevin Garnett often does crazy things on the court, and this may explain why.
Apr 25, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT
Nets know that closing games out like this ultimately won’t get them very far in the playoffs.
Apr 25, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Both Rockets, Bulls in must win situations.
Apr 19, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT
Playoff games are played in the halfcourt and the Nets owned that in Game 1.
Apr 18, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT
This should be the East’s most competitive first round matchup.
Apr 15, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT
It’s not something you could ever prove (and the Nets may not even do it), but they could rest guys in hopes of falling into a first-round matchup with Toronto.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT
USA Basketball will play exhibitions in Las Vegas, Chicago and New York in advance of the World Championships in September.
Apr 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Nets have been the East’s best team since the first of the year, and may threaten Miami and Indiana once the postseason begins.
Mar 31, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT
Don’t get any ideas. Unless…
Mar 28, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT
Minnesota is now paying the price for David Kahn’s biggest mistake as general manager — refusing to give Kevin Love the full five-year max salary extension. (He was saving it for Ricky Rubio, the guy he drafted.) What Love ended up with was a four year deal — but he pushed for and got on…
Mar 19, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT
Shaun Livingston has been a solid point guard for the Nets this season and he has looked even better of late as the Nets have gotten hot — in his last 5 games he has averaged 11.8 points on 53 percent shooting, plus dishing out four assists a game. He is a quality veteran backup…
Mar 18, 2014, 2:28 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while trying to explain how a python ate your family pet… J.J. Hickson/Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets. Let’s be clear — Denver snapped the Los Angeles Clippers 11-game win streak because the Clippers were tired and off. The back-to-back with the second game in Denver trap…
Mar 17, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT
The Spurs and Clippers have distanced themselves from the pack with double-digit winning streaks and sit on top. The Sixers have anchored themselves to the bottom.
Mar 13, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT
Brooklyn started to look like a threat this season when they were forced by injry to go small without Brook Lopez, which meant coach Jason Kidd slid Paul Pierce over to the power forward slot. You knew Pierce could score at the four, but the surprise is how much better the Brooklyn defense is with…
Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT
BOSTON – On Paul Pierce’s first defensive possession as the Brooklyn Nets’ full-time starting power forward, Serge Ibaka backed him down on the block. Pierce bodied Ibaka, keeping him out of the paint, and Ibaka threw the ball away. On the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next possession, Ibaka posted up Pierce again. Pierce hardly yielded an…
Feb 25, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT
If what is alleged is true — Raymond Felton waived a gun loaded with armor-piercing bullets around during a Valentine’s Day argument with his estranged wife — then he is in a lot of trouble. As he should be. Common sense tells you that is a bad idea. The Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams, a gun enthusiast, said…
Feb 25, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT
Raymond Felton is a free man after a night in a New York City jail. The Knicks point guard — struggling on the court and off this season — turned himself in hours after the latest Knicks loss at Madison Square Garden on a series of felony gun charges. Felton allegedly waived around a non-registered…
Feb 22, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
The Nets are reportedly considering signing Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, though they’d like to see how things shake out with Glen Davis first before going down that road. Collins hasn’t played since last season, but made headlines by coming out as gay once his team was eliminated from postseason contention. It was a…
Feb 20, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT
The Luol Deng trade gave us something we hadn’t seen in three years – a star dealt mid-season. The trade might even give us something we haven’t seen in even longer – a star dealt mid-season actually improving his new team. Teams make mid-season trades for several reasons, but we’re going to examine one archetype…
Feb 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
At this very moment, is Jason Kidd a better basketball player or basketball coach? I’ll let you write your own punch line. The first-year Nets coach, who has both improved as the season progressed and stumbled into a small-ball lineup that works for his team, hasn’t stopped playing. Not completely, at least. Stefan Bondy of…
Feb 17, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT
Jarrett Jack came off the bench last season for a Golden State team that made a nice playoff run going small (remember that three guard line-up with Jack, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson?). Brooklyn has had found it’s idenity and had some success going small this season, and they are now looking to add pieces…
- Rockets had an excellent season. Are they content with that? 3
- Harden struggles, Warriors role players step up leading team to Finals for first time in 40 years 20
- Dwight Howard hit with suspension-triggering technical foul 6
- PBT Extra: Cavaliers’ improved defense helps them to Finals 7
- Reports: Bulls getting closer to firing Tom Thibodeau 23
- PBT Extra: Despite ending, Hawks had season worth celebrating 3
- Bucks’ Jared Dudley: “Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe” 62
- PBT Extra: Expect a healthy Stephen Curry for Game 5… sorry Houston 4