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Most pressing questions ahead of East final
Can the young Celtics rise up to the challenge and slow down LeBron James? Who else can the Cavs rely on? We break down the Eastern Conference finals rematch.
Celtics' success might be a surprise, but Brad Stevens and Co. earned another...
This was the culmination of a rebuild that began when Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers left the organization in the same summer. A rebuild that began with a 57-loss season and a first-time NBA head coach had morphed into a legitimate championship contender in five years.
Golden State Warriors set to face toughest opponent during championship era w...
Except: The lone hiccup could be on the horizon. The Houston Rockets perhaps have the best chance to do what others couldn't: Prevent the Warriors from playing into June. They loom as the greatest conference threat to the Warriors' dynasty, a status that was anointed last summer when they grabbed
5/13 Game 1 Preview: Cavaliers at Celtics
BOSTON -- All season long, the Houston Rockets and NBA champion Golden State Warriors ran 1-2 in the Western Conference, eventually ending up in the conference finals with little resistance. Over in the East, the Toronto Raptors charged to the top seed and appeared to be in good shape to represent the
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: In Rockets' quest to dethrone Warriors, 'it's just...
HOUSTON ? It's no secret by now the current Houston Rockets were built to take down the Golden State Warriors. The teams are similar, with two of the five most efficient offenses in NBA history. They shoot 3s at a clip even the most prophetic of visionaries could not have imagined when the 3-point
Hochman: Tatum tutor Hanlen helped elevate game of Celtics star
?We spend 50 percent of our FaceTime strategizing on basketball,? said Drew Hanlen, who privately has coached Jayson Tatum since the kid was in eighth grade. Jayson Tatum, NBA rookie, has helped lead his team to the Eastern Conference finals, which begin Sunday against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Rockets coach D'Antoni has changed NBA game
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green admire Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni from afar for how he empowers all his players to be scorers. No matter who you are, just let it fly ? and for the Rockets that means regularly from 3-point range. Golden State coach Steve Kerr praises D'Antoni for influencing
The players the Bulls should pick at 6 potential NBA draft spots
Tuesday night in Chicago, the ping-pong ball hopper will be turned on, number combinations will be created and the Bulls, like all lottery teams, will learn their draft position. The Bulls own a 5.3 percent chance at the No. 1 pick, a 6 percent chance at the second pick, 7 percent chance at the third
Ira Winderman: Heat hardly disinterested bystanders to NBA lottery
The relief of escaping the NBA draft lottery this season hardly will have the Miami Heat as disinterested bystanders Tuesday. At stake? Potentially their playoff future. At the least, the path to higher ground in the Eastern Conference. Already without a pick in either round of the June 21 draft and
NBA Morning Run | May 13, 2018
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
LeBron James can join Boston legends by beating Celtics
After a 2-9 start to his playoff career in Boston, James has won six straight, a streak that began with a 45-point, 15-rebound Game 6 for Miami in the 2012 conference finals. Since then he's 8-1 against the Celtics with a sweep in 2015 and a five-game dusting last year in the conference finals.
Barnes believes Mavs should secure an impact player regardless of where they ...
DALLAS ?As the Dallas Mavericks inch closer and closer to one of the biggest days in franchise history, forward Harrison Barnes paused to remind everyone what the NBA Draft Lottery really means. In short, when the lottery is held Tuesday night in Chicago, the Mavs can finish no worse than sixth. But
Twitter user says Kobe Bryant is 'more skilled' than LeBron James, and Kobe a...
The Kobe vs. LeBron debate rages on.
Kobe Bryant Likes Tweet Saying He's More Skilled Than LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James continues to make his case to be called the greatest basketball player of all time, but Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant may not agree with that assessment. As seen in the following screenshot, Bryant liked a tweet Saturday that read, "If you were
Reigning NBA champ Warriors face season-best Rockets in West final
Defending NBA champion Golden State, seeking a third title in four seasons, faces season wins leader Houston in a tantalizing playoff showdown between a powerhouse Warriors squad and a Rockets team assembled to beat it. The Rockets, sparked by NBA scoring champion James Harden, were 2-1 against Golden