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Plain Dealer 1 hour ago
Cleveland Cavaliers are up, down and up at the end in 120-112 victory over Toronto

Cleveland Cavaliers are up, down and up at the end in 120-112 victory over Toronto

The Toronto Raptors came back from 19 down, but LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for the win.
Donnie Walsh has faith in Phil Jackson and Knicks

Donnie Walsh has faith in Phil Jackson and Knicks

A few years before Phil Jackson arrived, Donnie Walsh was entrusted with breaking down the Knicks' roster to free up salary-cap space.
Blazersedge 19 hours ago

Ex-Blazers Are 2015 Trade Deadline Surprises

Mo Williams, Thomas Robinson, and Will Barton are having an impact on their new teams Basketballinsiders' Lang Greene writes about four players moved at the Trade Deadline who are contributing to their new teams. Three of his 2015 Trade Deadline's Early Surprises are ex-Trail Blazers.. Blazers fans know Thomas Robinson's road to the Philadelphia 76ers and are familiar with his career struggles since being picked 5th overall in the 2012 draft.  Green suggests that after his long journey, T-Rob may have finally found someone who will keep him. Robinson has averaged 9.5 points and 7.3...
Knicks fined for Phil Jackson’s comments about Ohio State star D'Angelo Russell

Knicks fined for Phil Jackson’s comments about Ohio State star D'Angelo Russell

NEW YORK: The NBA has fined the New York Knicks for Phil Jackson’s comments about Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell. Jackson watched the Buckeyes’ 81-57 victory over Nebraska last Thursday and afterward told Cleveland.com that Russell was a “great-looking kid” and a “great prospect.” NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the fine Tuesday night but did not disclose the amount. Team personnel are prohibited from publicly discussing players who aren’t yet eligible for the NBA draft. The Knicks have the NBA’s worst record at 12-47 following their 124-86 loss to Sacramento...
Clifford on Nets; D-Will on 57

Clifford on Nets; D-Will on 57

NEW YORK — Wednesday’s ugly loss to the Hornets dropped the Nets into 10th place in the East playoff race. It was an ugly loss. One in which the Nets had a chance to earn the tiebreaker over Charlotte. “It …
Celtics Today 9 hours ago
Celtics beat Jazz at the buzzer, 85-84

Celtics beat Jazz at the buzzer, 85-84

This was an ugly game with very little flow or reason. But the last play was beautiful. Tyler Zeller nailed a layup under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday night. The Celtics blew an 8 point lead in the final minutes, and it was capped by a Hayward jumper with 1.7 seconds left, giving Utah a one-point edge.Thankfully the Celtics were able to pull off a major win in the final seconds. Isaiah Thomas scored 19 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to aid Boston's poor offense. Crowder added 18 points in 33 minutes and...
Welcome to Loud City 7 hours ago

Thunder playoff standings watch: win over 76ers keeps Oklahoma CIty 1 game ahead of Pelicans

The Thunder nearly blew it in the end against the 76ers, but with a win The Oklahoma City Thunder played a tougher-than-expected game against the Philadelphia 76ers. After falling behind by double digits multiple times in the game, the Thunder needed several big runs to recover and take a lead late in the game. With the situation seemingly at hand, the 76ers found a last gasp of hope, drilling long, contested 3-point shots that sent the game into overtime. The Thunder eventually finished off Philly, but needed every bit of Russell Westbrook's 49-16-10-3-1 stat line to do it. It was a good...
Posting and Toasting 11 hours ago

Pacers 105, Knicks 82: "I stopped watching"

Gross-ketball We fans are not asking much of our New York Knicks these days. You don't have to win, guys. You don't even have to be particularly competitive. It would be nice, however, if you didn't lose so badly as to inspire a fresh wave of "LOLZ the Knicks are the worst team ever" thinkpieces from every corner of the basketball world. For the second night in a row, the 'Bockers failed in even that most elementary of tasks, falling behind 24 points by halftime and limping to a 105-82 loss. P&T'er Jesus and Ham on Rye was smart enough to give up on this game. We all should have been so...

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LeBron James' big fourth quarter propels Cavs to key 120-112 win over Raptors

TORONTO: It was much more difficult than it should’ve been, but the Cavs are slowly taking command of their own destiny in this playoff race. LeBron James had 29 points and 14 assists, including 15 points in a pivotal fourth quarter, and the Cavs held on for a 120-112 victory against the Raptors after squandering a 19-point lead. The victory pulls the Cavs into a virtual three-way tie for second place in the East, mere percentage points behind the Raptors and Chicago Bulls. Equally important, they now own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Raptors after winning the season series...
Boston Globe 12 hours ago

Marcus Smart Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Marcus Smart was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for the first time on Wednesday.
Boston Globe 12 hours ago

Brad Stevens, the Hero These Dark Times Demand (And Future MBTA Chief?)

Need to get to work on time at least once before May? Maybe Celtics coach Brad Stevens can help.

Patrick Ewing reflects on Anthony Mason

NEW YORK –- Like many of Anthony Mason's former teammates, Patrick Ewing has plenty of Mase stories. “I don’t think a lot of them can be put in the paper,” Ewing said Wednesday, with a chuckle. Over the next two days at the wake and funeral for Mason in New York, many family members, friends and former teammates will certainly share tales of the beloved former Knick with the intimidating scowl and muscular build of an NFL linebacker.

Smart named Rookie of the Month

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for February. Smart averaged 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.6 steals per game last month. In elevating back to the starting lineup, Smart averaged 32.6 minutes per game, which was a conference-high among rookies. The Celtics went 7-4 over 11 games. Some highlights from Smart's month via the NBA: • Feb. 1 vs. Miami: Dished out a career-high nine assists and had only one turnover in an 83-75 loss to the Heat.

Kelly Olynyk returns vs. Jazz

BOSTON -- After missing the last 18 games with a sprained right ankle, Boston Celtics second-year big man Kelly Olynyk is expected to return to action on Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz. Olynyk sprained the ankle after landing awkwardly on an opponent's foot during a win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 22. The team has been patient with his recovery. Celtics coach Brad Stevens admitted he's unsure what to expect in Olynyk's first game back.
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 19 hours ago

What time and which channel is the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors game on?

The Cleveland Cavaliers, fresh off a win against the Boston Celtics, which snapped a two-game losing skid, are in Toronto on Wednesday night to play the Raptors. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. and the game will be shown on Fox Sports Ohio.

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  • 4 Jonas Valanciunas

    Jonas Valanciunas

    Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas gets praise from coach

  • 3 Kyle Lowry

    Kyle Lowry

    Toronto Raptors rest Kyle Lowry and a losing streak brings up old questions: The Post-Up podcast

  • 1 Tyler Hansbrough

    Tyler Hansbrough

    Warriors center Festus Ezeli suspended for one game

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