12:21 AM EDT, Fri April 28, 2017
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago
Cavaliers will host Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of Eastern semifinals Monday

Cavaliers will host Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of Eastern semifinals Monday

The Cavs and Raptors will play Monday at The Q in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal.
News-Herald 11 hours ago

Deron Williams turns it on for Cleveland Cavaliers in playoffs

CLEVELAND >> For nearly two months, Deron Williams appeared lost with his new teammates - an outsider among the Cavaliers.Well, he found the perfect time to fit in.The former All-Star guard came up big for Cleveland during its first-round sweep of Indiana, providing scoring and another option for LeBron James on the Cavs' second unit.
Justin Rowan / Fear The Sword 13 hours ago

Cavaliers need Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to play better

The Cavs need more out of LeBron’s running mates. We’ll start things off with a compliment. While Irving and Love both struggled at times during this series, they found ways to make an impact beyond just scoring. Love continued to fight for boards and exert himself on defense. While Irving course-corrected...
Akron Beacon Journal 6 hours ago

Marla Ridenour: Pacers’ series may prove valuable if Cavaliers continue to push egos, personal interests aside

INDEPENDENCE: J.R Smith may not have been digging deep enough when he said Sunday the Cavaliers got nothing out of their sweep of the Indiana Pacers.Others saw areas of growth in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James cited defensive improvements. The Cavs...
NBA 15 hours ago

Shootaround (April 27) -- Toronto Raptors looking to atone for past Game 6 failures

No. 1: Raptors mindful of past Game 6 flubs -- The Kyle Lowry/DeMar DeRozan-era Toronto Raptors have played in four Game 6s ... and are 0-4 in those games. As tonight's Game 6 with the Milwaukee Bucks nears (7 ET, TNT), the Raptors are not only looking to close out the series but also vanquish some demons of playoffs past. Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun has more:
Chicago Tribune 15 hours ago
If Jimmy Butler wants to know what a leader does, then check out Isaiah Thomas

If Jimmy Butler wants to know what a leader does, then check out Isaiah Thomas

Five things off Game 5 of Bulls-Celtics: 1. Paging Jimmy Butler. Paging Jimmy Butler. Please report to the fourth quarter of a close game in a tied playoff series. Oops, too late. When Game 5 of Bulls-Celtics was on the line Wednesday, which basically was the entire fourth quarter, Butler was MIA....
K.c. Johnson / Chicago Tribune 5 hours ago

Dwyane Wade, banged-up Jimmy Butler offer advice on elimination games

When Dwyane Wade surprisingly left the Heat to sign with the Bulls in free agency, he cited restoring his hometown franchise's respectability as part of his reasoning. Whether that has been accomplished after the Bulls squeaked into the postseason with a 41-41 mark is open to debate. But Wade and...
K.c. Johnson / Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago

Jimmy Butler downplays knee issue

Jimmy Butler downplayed a question about his knee. Butler always downplays questions about his health. "I’m good," Butler said. "I think everybody is a little nicked up right now. I’ll be all right." Whether Butler banging knees with a Celtic in the second half of Game 4 is affecting his typicaly...
Chicago Sun-Times 8 hours ago

Dwyane Wade needs to steady the boat going into elimination game

With Jimmy Butler dealing with knee soreness, Wade not only has to carry the torch on the court, but make sure the young roster is mentally ready.
Sactown Royalty 5 hours ago
NBA Playoffs open thread - Thursday, April 27 + NFL Draft thread

NBA Playoffs open thread - Thursday, April 27 + NFL Draft thread

Playoffs, baby NBA Playoffs open thread time! Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks | Game 6 4 PM PT The Raptors got their groove back! Now holding a 3-2 series lead, the dinosaurs will attempt to finish off their series against the deer. San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies | Game 6 6:30 PM PT Both teams have held home court in this series, and the Spurs go into Memphis with a 3-2 series lead. Can Kawhi Leonard and company finish it out, or can Mike Conley and the Grizzlies force a game 7? ***Bonus Thread Topic*** The NFL Draft is tonight. Feel free to discuss that here as well. It starts...
Memphis Commercial-Appeal 3 hours ago

Live Updates: Grizzles-Spurs Game 6

The Grizzlies host the Spurs in Game 6 of their opening-round NBA playoff series Thursday night at FexExForum.        
Hoops Hype 6 hours ago

Kawhi Leonard went to San Diego State, not UCLA, for a strange reason

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. But some may wonder why he went to San Diego State. Leonard, who went to high school near San Bernadino and Riverside not too far from Los Angeles, was most interested in playing for the UCLA Bruins. In a recent report,...
Newark Star-Ledger 12 hours ago

NBA TV: What time, channel is San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Game 6? (4/27/17) | NBA Playoffs

The San Antonio Spurs, leading 3-2 in the NBA Western Conference best-of-seven playoff series, can eliminate the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 on Thursday, April 27, 2017 (4/27/17) at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
CSN Chicago 57 mins ago
Five Things to Watch: Bulls battle Celtics in Game 6

Five Things to Watch: Bulls battle Celtics in Game 6

The Bulls are looking to force a Game 7 as they square off against the Celtics tonight on CSN. Coverage begins with Bulls PGL at 6:30 p.m.
Chicago Tribune 13 hours ago

Fred Hoiberg the latest to provide must-see postgame press conference moment

With a one-word response and prompt exit, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg became the latest to provide a must-see moment during a 2017 NBA playoffs news conference. Fred Hoiberg provided the latest on Wednesday night following the Bulls’ 108-97 loss to the Boston Celtics to fall behind, 3-2, in...
Marc Berman / New York Post 13 hours ago
Joakim Noah gave the Knicks more than poor play, injuries and drug shame

Joakim Noah gave the Knicks more than poor play, injuries and drug shame

Joakim Noah’s right-shoulder surgery to repair his rotator cuff, performed Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery, likely is the capper to one helluva disastrous first season with the Knicks. Everything that could’ve gone wrong for Noah, went wrong. On the bright side, next season can only look better. Kristaps Porzingis, at a press conference...
Raptors HQ 41 mins ago
NBA Playoffs 2017: Raptors almost collapse, hang on to beat Bucks, win series

NBA Playoffs 2017: Raptors almost collapse, hang on to beat Bucks, win series

This wasn’t the most inspiring performance the Raptors churned out in this series, but the Raptors have finally won a series in less than the maximum number of games. Trust is a fleeting concept when it comes to these Raptors. After a month and a half of post-trade deadline build-up, there was a belief that this team, with Serge Ibaka, P.J. Tucker, and a growing bank of playoff experience to lean on, was different. While the PTSD of past playoff disappointments certainly lingered, there was an air of confidence surrounding the team heading into the playoffs for the first time in the...
Thunderous Intentions 14 hours ago
Views from OKC: Sam Presti’s most important offseason yet

Views from OKC: Sam Presti’s most important offseason yet

Views from OKC is  public diary from an OKC Thunder fan. Today we take a look at how this offseason could change the entire course of the Thunder organization. Nobody is safe. Not even Russell Westbrook. That’s the mentality Sam Presti must go into this offseason with. If Westbrook isn’t ready to sign another extension […] Views from OKC: Sam Presti’s most important offseason yet - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Video: Buff Bagwell hits Jerry Lawler with a chair at Grizzlies-Spurs Game 6

Video: Buff Bagwell hits Jerry Lawler with a chair at Grizzlies-Spurs Game 6

The Memphis Grizzlies love incorporating pro wrestling into their in-game entertainment. Game 6 of the Grizzlies-Spurs series was no different.        
Toronto Star 11 hours ago
Raptors ready for Game 6 ‘war’ with Bucks

Raptors ready for Game 6 ‘war’ with Bucks

'You’ve got to go out and be present and accounted for.'
CSN Washington 7 hours ago
NBA Playoffs 2017 Wizards at Hawks Game 6: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

NBA Playoffs 2017 Wizards at Hawks Game 6: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards battle Dwight Howard, Paul Millsap and the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of their first round series in the 2017 NBA
Purple and Blue 2 hours ago
The Warriors Aren’t Afraid of Anyone, But Still Shouldn’t Want to Face the Utah Jazz

The Warriors Aren’t Afraid of Anyone, But Still Shouldn’t Want to Face the Utah Jazz

Even though the Golden State Warriors can beat any team in the NBA, they would be much better off facing the Los Angeles Clippers rather than the Utah Jazz. Make no mistake about it, the Golden State Warriors are really, really good. For the second straight year they’ve finished with the best record in the […] The Warriors Aren’t Afraid of Anyone, But Still Shouldn’t Want to Face the Utah Jazz - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Orange County Register 7 mins ago

Rams quiet in first round but feel good about remaining prospects

THOUSAND OAKS – Now the Rams can get to work. Amid of flurry of trades during the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday, the Rams resisted any possible temptation to join the crowd. They remain on the board with the fifth pick of Friday’s second round, No. 37 overall. “Early in the round, […]
La Quinta girls, Los Amigos boys race to league titles

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Catherine Tran and the La Quinta girls and the Los Amigos boys highlighted the Garden Grove League swimming finals Thursday. Tran captured the 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke at Garden Grove High for the league champion Aztecs. The junior sliced almost 5½ seconds off her prelims time in the 200 IM to touch first […]
Orange County Register 25 mins ago
No. 7 pick Mike Williams should help Chargers, Philip Rivers

No. 7 pick Mike Williams should help Chargers, Philip Rivers

ANAHEIM — Mike Williams had just received the most important call of his professional life. But first, he had to call back. You see, phone reception is less than excellent in Vance, S.C., a half square-mile of fewer than 200 people. And since the Clemson receiver had decided to celebrate in his hometown, surrounded by […]
Orange County Register 45 mins ago
On deck: Angels at Rangers, Friday, 5 p.m.

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NBA 45 mins ago

Report: Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas to attend sister's funeral on Saturday

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday in Washington according to a report in the Boston Globe.

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