6:03 PM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015
SLC Dunk 5 hours ago

NBA Rookie of the Year 2015: Andrew Wiggins running unopposed?

Looking at the Top Rookie this season, and who has probably already won this race with two weeks to go There was a reason why so many teams tanked last season. And that reason was Andrew Wiggins. And after 70+ games this season a once in a generation talent has proven to be worth every manufactured loss last season. Jabari Parker is a nice consolation price for any franchise, even though he got injured after 25 games this year. The jury is still out on what will become of Joel Embiid, Aaron Gordon, Dante Exum, and company. But suffice to say, this year belongs to Wiggins. Not even a...
Raptors HQ 2 hours ago
The Raptors and the First Round of the Playoffs: Evaluating the Opposition (Again)

The Raptors and the First Round of the Playoffs: Evaluating the Opposition (Again)

The Toronto Raptors have clinched a playoff spot and won the Atlantic Division. The last goal is to win a playoff series. So, what do we know about their likely opponents? When I first looked at the Eastern Conference playoff picture during the All-Star break, there was a sense of confidence that the Toronto Raptors, if they were able to hold on to the third seed, would be in good shape to win a playoff series, regardless of their opponent. Now? That’s far from a sure thing. Thanks to a frantic trade deadline and the ensuing free fall of several Eastern Conference teams not in Chicago,...
J.michael / CSN Washington 2 hours ago

2 key signs Wizards' health rebounding for stretch run

Injuries have contributed to the Wizards' up-and-down play since the All-Star break, but a hard practice Tuesday produced some good results going into Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers.

Nets know tonight’s game is ‘Huge’

NEW YORK — It’s not a must-win. If the Nets lose to the Pacers tonight, their season will go on. They will still have a chance to make the postseason — after all, the bottom of the East is not …
Courtside | Toronto Sun 5 hours ago

DeRozan’s career night powers Raptors past depleted Rockets

I’ve covered about 60% of DeMar DeRozan’s games live since he entered the league (home and away) and watched the rest. Not sure I’ve ever seen him play better than he did against Houston and old pal James Harden on Monday night. When he hit some of those incredibly tough shots in the corner, you […]
Hot Hot Hoops 7 hours ago

Preview: Ailing Heat face tough task against Spurs

With several players questionable for tonight's game, the Heat need a complete performance against the reigning NBA champions. The Miami Heat's official injury report for tonight's game lists Hassan Whiteside, Chris Andersen, Michael Beasley and Luol Deng as "questionable" to play. And Miami is hosting the reigning NBA champions tonight, who have won 13 of their last 16 games. Still, Miami has no excuses to come out flat in an 8 p.m. national telecast on TNT. Still trying to ward off Boston and catch up to Milwaukee, the Heat cannot afford to concede a game this late in the...
Straight Outta Vancouver 7 hours ago
Final Score: Grizzlies Spring Forward To The Beat Kings, 97-83

Final Score: Grizzlies Spring Forward To The Beat Kings, 97-83

The Grizzlies ended their springtime swoon with a much-needed home win, and some signs of life blossomed along the way. The Memphis Grizzlies shook off their increasingly strange springtime basketball allergies and soundly beat the Sacramento Kings 97-83 last night. The Kings played without All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, who was "resting" (i.e., generally unenthused about spending two-plus hours in a meaningless late-March game clobbering bodies with Zach Randolph), and at times these new springtime Grizzlies (just 9-8 for the month) displayed some classic symptoms of March madness: But for...

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Winning Northwest Division does not guarantee Trail Blazers home court advantage in playoffs

The Trail Blazers's magic number for winning the Northwest Division is two, but claiming home court advantage in the Western Conference playoffs will take more.

Will Phil Jackson remake front office soon?

NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks' decision to fire their D-League coach shouldn't be seen as some kind of tipping point that signifies changes may be coming to the team’s front office. However, privately, members of the Knicks' front office have been expecting team president Phil Jackson to make changes for a while now. League sources with knowledge of the situation said earlier this week that some members are just “waiting for the other shoe to drop” when it comes to the possibility of Jackson re-shaping the organization's management team.
Sun Herald 35 mins ago

Struggling Stephenson doesn't regret signing with Hornets

Lance Stephenson says he doesn't regret signing with the Charlotte Hornets, even though this season has been a tremendous struggle for the five-year NBA veteran.
Deseret Morning News 58 mins ago
Deseret News Sports Podcast: A final look at the Enes Kanter-Salt Lake City saga

Deseret News Sports Podcast: A final look at the Enes Kanter-Salt Lake City saga

DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams and contributor Jay Yeomans break down Enes Kanter's quotes on the Jazz and their...
Tim Frazier will remain with Trail Blazers beyond this season

Tim Frazier will remain with Trail Blazers beyond this season

The Blazers' newest addition is expected to play on their summer league team and be invited to training camp next season.

Ellis, Barea practice, could be available Wednesday vs. Thunder

Monta Ellis (right calf) and J.J. Barea (left ankle) both went through practice on Tuesday and likely will be able to play Wednesday at Oklahoma City. Coach Rick Carlisle said both guards were able to do virtually everything in practice. …
News-Herald 1 hour ago
Cleveland Cavaliers' defense has evolved at the perfect time

Cleveland Cavaliers' defense has evolved at the perfect time

There was a juncture in the season when the Cavaliers' defense was in shambles.They were ranked near the bottom in almost every statistical category.Experts from around the league predicted an early exit from the postseason unless their defense stiffened.On an ESPN conference call days before their Christmas Day game at Miami, veteran announcer Hubie Brown predicted how this season would evolve.

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    Gerald Wallace Turns Back The Clock With Thunderous Alley-Oop

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