May 21, 2014, 11:00 AM EST
The real luck isn’t in getting the No. 1 pick. The real luck is getting the No. 1 pick in the RIGHT YEAR.
May 20, 2014, 9:51 AM EST
The Pacers haven’t exactly been the most consistent team in the playoffs. To put it kindly.
May 16, 2014, 5:20 PM EST
Heat in 6
May 9, 2014, 1:45 PM EST
Trail Blazers drafted Oden No. 1 in 2007
May 3, 2014, 3:06 AM EST
Trail Blazers beat Rockets, 99-98, in thrilling Game 6 to win first playoff series in 14 years
May 1, 2014, 2:45 PM EST
Joe Posnanski on how Oden waits this year for a chance that may well never come.
Apr 18, 2014, 10:31 PM EST
How quickly can Miami flip the switch?
Pacers have struggled since trading Danny Granger. Heat official: ‘Now you see why we didn’t trade’ Udonis Haslem.
Apr 4, 2014, 8:21 PM EST
Chemistry is important, and the Heat use the Pacers’ dealing of Granger — and the horrific results since — as justification for keeping Udonis Haslem.
Apr 1, 2014, 3:01 AM EST
Too often we take the Spurs and the beauty of how they play basketball for granted. We shouldn’t.
Mar 31, 2014, 4:09 PM EST
As has been expected since the day he stepped on the Kansas campus, Andrew Wiggins has declared for the NBA Draft. He is in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick.
Mar 28, 2014, 6:45 PM EST
Is this the Miami Heat’s Los Angeles Lakers imitation? The Miami Heat will be without three starters — Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden and Mario Chalmers — plus sixth man Ray Allen for Friday night’s game in Detroit, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. So if LeBron James didn’t think he was already carrying enough load……
Mar 27, 2014, 3:33 AM EST
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while hating on the idea of Monopoly “house rules”…. Indiana Pacers. It wasn’t pretty, but what mattered was the fight in the team. And the win over Miami, but more than that the fight it took from them to get there. Indiana had been slogging through the season,…
Mar 26, 2014, 11:28 PM EST
The Pacers and the Heat haven’t been playing anywhere near their best basketball as of late, and whether that’s a product of late-season malaise or simply a combination of fatigue and attrition remains to be seen. Their matchup on Wednesday was largely more of the same, before the fourth quarter began and the competitive fire…
Mar 26, 2014, 3:55 PM EST
The first thing to know: This Wednesday night showdown between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers is not going to be a great preview of the Eastern Conference Finals. Yes, I still think they meet in the ECF (the odds of it in my mind have gone from 99.9% down to 90%, but I still…
Mar 24, 2014, 2:22 PM EST
Greg Oden is playing it down, but he will start against the team that drafted him No. 1 all those years ago. It will be emotional.
Mar 23, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
LeBron was unusually irritable after Heat’s seventh loss in last 11 games. Time to get the stars some rest?
Mar 20, 2014, 4:47 PM EST
Ugh. Their first tweet war just before the 2007 NBA Draft.
Mar 19, 2014, 7:01 PM EST
LeBron James dropped 43 on Cleveland Tuesday night then is out Wednesday vs. Celtics. Welcome to the “rest our guys for the playoffs” point of the season.
Mar 18, 2014, 7:16 PM EST
Miami won two titles going small, playing “space and pace” basketball. (Tell me again how Mike D’Antoni’s system can’t win a title, because this is that with elite players who are better on defenders.) However as this season has gone on the Heat have moved more and more toward a big lineup, with Chris Bosh…
Feb 23, 2014, 3:06 PM EST
The mask will have to wait, at least for one game. LeBron James has been ruled out of Sunday afternoon’s nationally televised contest against the Bulls due to the broken nose he suffered in Thursday’s win over the Thunder. Erik Spoelstra informed reporters of the decision before the game, and also told them who will…
Feb 2, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
NEW YORK – Andrew Bynum ended up signing with the Pacers on Saturday, after several teams reportedly had an initial interest in his services, including the defending champs. Miami ultimately didn’t pursue Bynum, and he landed on the team that figures to be the biggest obstacle to the Heat returning to the Finals for a…
Feb 1, 2014, 11:02 AM EST
UPDATE #2 11:02 a.m.: It’s official, the Pacers have announced that Andrew Bynum has signed with Indiana for the remainder of the season. Bynum had wanted to play for more than the league minimum (we don’t yet know the details of the contract yet but the Pacers could offer more than the minimum) and for…
Jan 28, 2014, 5:09 PM EST
That is Chris Bosh singing Tom Jones’ “It’s not unusual” while breaking out the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Carlton Dance. That is why Chris Bosh is awesome (that and he’s a better basketball player than most of you seem to give him credit for, but that’s another post for another day). It’s may favorite thing…
Jan 23, 2014, 11:03 PM EST
The Lakers don’t have much in the way of talent these days, and looking at a starting lineup that includes Ryan Kelly, Kendall Marshall and Wesley Johnson may feel like a strong sign that the basketball equivalent of the apocalypse has descended on Los Angeles. But what the team does have is an above average…
Jan 21, 2014, 9:46 PM EST
That is Greg Oden, the injury-riddled Heat big man who debuted with the team last week, starting to look like the guy the Heat hoped they were getting. The guy who can make a defensive difference in the paint. In the second quarter of the Heat/Celtics game Tuesday night, Boston’s Jeff Green got the ball…
- LeBron James, Cavaliers have kind of game they need to replicate blowing out Wizards 2
- Gregg Popovich to miss game following ‘minor medical procedure’ 7
- PBT Extra: Anthony Davis’s MVP-level play, the Spurs and things to be thankful for 7
- Report: Knicks worried Carmelo Anthony’s back issue may be season-long concern 10
- Report: Lakers working on a one-year deal with Earl Clark 13
- Tom Thibodeau says Derrick Rose ‘didn’t re-injure himself’ after playing just 10 minutes in loss to Nuggets 20
- Lakers granted $4.85 million disabled-player exception for Steve Nash injury 13
- Kobe Bryant: “We’re not a 3-11 team. We’re not.” 27