7:34 PM EDT, Sat April 18, 2015
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago

LeBron James on new NBA HGH testing policy: "It shouldn't be a problem"

LeBron James said "if it's the rules, it's the rules" when asked Saturday about the NBA's newt HGH blood-testing policy.
News-Herald 1 hour ago

Cleveland Cavaliers: 2015 NBA playoffs 'a different challenge' for LeBron James

LeBron James is already wearing his game face.A surly James hinted that he was going to be a different player once the 2015 postseason starts. Judging from his talk with the media after practice April 18 at Cleveland Clinic Courts, he is.Game 1 of the Cavaliers' best-of-seven series with the Boston Celtics starts at 3 p.
Hot Hot Hoops 1 hour ago

Heat quotes from exit interview media sessions

Quotes from your favorite basketball team on the last day you'll see them. Friday likely represented the last time you're able to hear directly from the Miami Heat players and coach Erik Spoelstra at the conclusion of the 2014-15 NBA regular season. So let's jump right into it: COACH ERIK SPOELSTRA On the Heat's ending: "We'll be very determined to make sure this doesn't happen again," On the goals for next season: "Pace, speed, quickness . . . let's go," Spoelstra said. "Players will see that right away in training camp. We have players best fit to play that style." On Goran Dragic and...
Hot Hot Hoops 22 hours ago

Five on Fire: Top 5 Heat Stories This Week

The five hottest stories concerning the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat won't be in the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. Here are the top five stories from Heat land this past week. Hassan Whiteside CAN win the Most Improved Player of the Year award Checkout the stars and stats as the...
Houston Chronicle 1 hour ago

Dwight Howard says work in coming back from injury is a success

When Dwight Howard agreed to sit out for two months to reduce the swelling in his right knee and then gradually build his way back for the postseason, the plan was entirely about being ready for the playoffs. He is not expected to reach the 38.5 minutes per game he played against the Trail Blazers […]
The Dream Shake 10 hours ago

Keys to a Rockets playoffs victory over the Mavericks

There are several keys to the Rockets moving past the Dallas Mavericks in the first round, and it starts with their two superstars and ends with some basic fundamentals. 1. The health of Dwight Howard Despite James Harden's MVP-level season, it's Dwight Howard's health that holds the key to the Rockets...
Washington Post 6 hours ago

Wiz Insider: Wizards vs. Raptors NBA playoff series: Game 1 stats and discussion thread

TORONTO — Game 1 is finally here and Paul Pierce is Public Enemy No.1 . Pierce has gotten plenty of flak for his comments about the Toronto Raptors’ lack of “It.” When the Washington Wizards left their hotel this morning, Paul Pierce was booed. When he was first shown on the jumbotron at Air Canada Centre, he was booed. And when was introduced, he was booed.Read full article >>
NBA 2 hours ago
Video: Paul Pierce Leads Wizards Past Raptors in OT!!

Watch: Paul Pierce Leads Wizards Past Raptors in OT!!

Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United
CSN Washington 52 mins ago

Gilbert Arenas trolls all of Toronto after Wizards win Game 1

Gilbert Arenas flamed the whole city of Toronto in his latest round of Instagram trolling.
Bullets Forever 3 hours ago
Wizards vs. Raptors final score: Wizards steal home court advantage with 93-86 overtime win in Game 1

Wizards vs. Raptors final score: Wizards steal home court advantage with 93-86 overtime win in Game 1

The Washington Wizards stole home court advantage from the Raptors, despite poor games from their backcourt, thanks to play of Paul Pierce. For the second year in a row, the fifth-seeded Washington Wizards have stolen home court advantage by forcing their opponent to play their brand of basketball on their home floor. The Wizards forced Raptors, who finished the season third in offensive efficiency, into a gritty, sloppy game that favored the Wizards. Toronto shot 38 percent from the field and 6-29 from the beyond the arc, and lost the rebounding battle decisively, 61-48. The Wizards were...
NBA 3 hours ago
Video: Greivis Vasquez Drains The Clutch 3 Pointer For The Tie

Watch: Greivis Vasquez Drains The Clutch 3 Pointer For The Tie

Toronto’s Greivis Vasquez just knocked down a huge 3-pointer with 25.4 seconds left in the 4th quarter to tie the game at 82. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The league is truly glo

More NBA Rumors & News

Jackson backs Warriors’ Kerr for Coach of the Year

During the ABC telecast of the Warriors’ first-round opener against New Orleans on Saturday, Jackson said he believed new Warriors head coach Steve Kerr should win the NBA’s Coach of the Year for improving the team from 51 to 67 victories. When he returned to Oracle Arena on Jan. 9, he dismissed the importance of a rim-protector and said the Warriors’ defense got better when center Andrew Bogut was on the sideline. Later in that telecast, he spouted a seemingly rehearsed line referring to Kerr improving on the job Jackson believes he started with Golden State. People are going to ask...
Sun Herald 32 mins ago

NBA Playoff Capsules

Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday.

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchups: Courtney Lee vs. the unknown could be X-factor

Lee's important but hit-and-miss shooting will face a mystery starting shooting guard when the Blazers and Grizzlies meet in the playoffs.

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchups: Marc Gasol vs. Robin Lopez is 'heartbeat' of series

The Blazers' defensive anchor will be tested against the Grizzlies' "heartbeat."

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchups: Damian Lillard vs. Mike Conley features doubts about health, defense

Mike Conley is battling foot problems, which could be a break for the Blazers after he posted averages of 19 points, 8.7 assists and 6.0 rebounds during the regular season.

NBA Playoffs: Bucks at Bulls (Game 1)

Follow our live coverage as the No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks (41-41) visit the No. 3 Chicago Bulls (50-32) in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series tonight at the United Center.

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchups: LaMarcus Aldridge vs. Zach Randolph has long-standing history

When LaMarcus Aldridge was a rookie in 2006, he would come to practice finding a tough and eager Zach Randolph waiting. "He was big for my growth,'' Aldridge said of Randolph.

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchups: Reserves illustrate contrast of styles

Portland's reserve unit plays sparingly but is asked to provide scoring punch in spurts, while the Grizzlies bench plays more minutes and bolsters an already strong defense.

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchups: Nicolas Batum vs. Jeff Green features two forwards looking for rhythm

Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum and Grizzies forward Jeff Green are both looking shake inconsistent regular seasons in time for playoff surge.

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    Kyrie Irving on his sore right hip: 'It's not any concern'

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