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.
The Extra Pass: Winning regular season series doesn’t guarantee playoff success… but it doesn’t hurt
Apr 9, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
In the past three seasons, the team that has won the regular season series between teams has gone 23-11 in the playoffs when they meet.
Apr 9, 2014, 2:07 AM EDT
He built the Lakers back into a contender after Shaquille O’Neal left, now he’s going to get a shot at another rebuild.
Apr 7, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT
The Spurs have solidified themselves atop the NBA — if your team is going to win an NBA title they need to clear that bar because the Spurs aren’t coming back to the pack.
Apr 5, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
Rockets promote two of their players for an award neither of them have a chance to win.
Brian Windhorst: Kyrie Irving doesn’t want to be in Cleveland, that should impact contract extension talks
Apr 4, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT
Kyrie Irving is unhappy in Cleveland. That’s not new news. But if he wants an opt out in his max extension this summer then how should Cleveland handle it?
Apr 3, 2014, 2:26 AM EDT
The Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, the Pacers scored more than 100 points. Those are things worth celebrating.
Mar 31, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
There is no timetable, but it looks like the Rockets will have
Mar 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
The Sixers win! The Sixers win! That was enough to move them out of the bottom spot of the PBT Power rankings for a week… which since they are not getting relegated is about the only excitement at the bottom of the table. At the top it is San Antonio then everybody else right now.…
Mar 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Could he help the Timberwolves keep Kevin Love?
Mar 30, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Blake Griffin was out for the Clippers just six minutes into the game (back spasms have him day-to-day), and that set them on their heels — the Rockets led by 15 at one point in the early in the second quarter. Then Chris Paul took over. The best point guard in the game scored 30 points…
Mar 30, 2014, 1:19 AM EDT
Blake Griffin left Saturday’s game with back spasms, which isn’t at all a good sign for his team’s postseason chances.
Patrick Beverley says torn meniscus may not require surgery, timetable could be 10 days to four weeks
Mar 29, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT
Patrick Beverley’s torn meniscus injury may not be as serious as initially feared.
Mar 29, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT
At this time of year playoff teams are cautious with injuries — as much as you might need a player for key games now, you need him more for playoff games. Which accounts for these two bigs of news: Dwight Howard will be out for the Rockets for at least 10 days to rest a…
Mar 28, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT
The Rockets’ starting point guard going to get a second opinion, but if he is out for the playoffs that is not good news for a team on the cusp of contention. It means more Jeremy Lin, but he’s not the defender Beverley is.
Mar 28, 2014, 9:21 AM EDT
One sounds more serious than the other.
Mar 28, 2014, 2:08 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while playing with your Simpsons LEGO figures… Philadelphia 76ers efforts to tank. This is not about the players on the Sixers, those guys went as hard as they could (it was 43-43 at one point), they are simply overmatched. That’s because GM Sam Hinkie and…
Mar 28, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT
I don’t think the Philadelphia 76ers are going to go 0-36 to end the season. They are going to get one more win. But when? Most nights they are overmatched — the other team is just more talented. That’s why they lost game 26 in a row Thursday night to the Houston Rockets, 120-98. The…
Mar 27, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT
The last time the Philadelphia 76ers won a basketball game we were going to spend the next four days talking about how Peyton Manning was going to carve up the Seahawks defense. We had nine more days of hype until the Sochi Winter Olympics opened (and one Olympic ring didn’t). Since Jan. 29 the Philadelphia…
Mar 24, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT
San Antonio has won 13 in a row, they remain in the top spot, Philly has lost 24 in a row and remains in the bottom slot. Hey, guess which two teams play this week?
Mar 20, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT
Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss says she still doesn’t understand why Dwight Howard left the Lakers in free agency. Really? Because everyone else does.
Mar 20, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT
It’s nothing serious but he is going to miss at least a game.
Mar 19, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT
Dwight Howard has been healthy this season, and with that played like the guy the Lakers thought they were getting a year ago. Houston has looked good and improving with him in the paint. But he was out Monday night against Utah with an ankle strain suffered against Miami on Sunday. Now he is going…
Mar 17, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT
The 2012 draft already looks like it will go down as one of the NBA’s stronger ones ever. Andre Drummond is incredibly promising. Damian Lillard won Rookie of the Year and is even better this season. But there’s no doubt, if the draft were re-done, Anthony Davis would remain the No. 1 pick. Days like…
Mar 16, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT
Midway through the third quarter you had to like how the Rockets were playing against the Heat in Miami. Tied 92-92, the Rockets got what seemed like their 5,347th floater in the lane of the night, this time it was Chandler Parsons over Chris Andersen. The Rockets players did not fear the Heat shot blockers…
- Report: Anthony Bennett pulled from pro-am by agent, possibly due to his inclusion in Kevin Love trade talks 39
- Report: Sixers fighting against immediate changes to NBA Draft Lottery system 53
- Team USA going small ball, but how many bigs do they keep on the bench? 4
- Report: LeBron James more popular than he ever was with the Heat 14
- Durant says 2014 USA team better than 2010 version that won gold 6
- Kevin Durant knows you’re talking about his free agency but isn’t giving many clues. He liked what LeBron did. 17
- Byron Scott makes ridiculous optimism sound reasonable 44
- Derrick Rose told Carmelo Anthony that if he came to Chicago “the game would be easy” 42