The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers are 53-53 at halftime of Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff matchup. LaMarcus Aldridge (23 points) and Dwight Howard (25 points) are engaged in a battle of all-star big men.
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Dwight Howard was spectacular early in Game 2 but the Rockets still lost and wasted his strong effort.
Jenny Dial Creech / Houston Chronicle 13 hours ago
The focus of Rockets’ opponents since the beginning of the season has been on their duo of superstars, James Harden and Dwight Howard. But as he did in last year’s playoffs and throughout this season, forward Chandler Parsons is forcing Portland to pick its poison. In Game 1 of the first round playoff series against […]
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Dwight Howard brought the first-quarter thunder for the Houston Rockets but Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge brought the rain all night long as the Trail Blazers defeated the Rockets and walked out of Houston with a 2-0 series lead. Ladies and Gentlemen, Blazersedge,com would like to open the recap of...
NBA 9 hours ago
Dwight Howard and Damian Lillard were mic'd up during a close Game 2 between the Blazers and Rockets. Visit nba.com/video for more highlights. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The leag
Heat forward LeBron James took a forearm to the throat from Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts during the final minute of Miami’s 101-97 victory in Game 2 on Wednesday. McRoberts escaped with a common foul on the play, but it’s possible that the league office will deem it to be a flagrant foul upon a review.
Rotoworld 13 hours ago
LeBron James was outstanding again during Game 2's 101-97 win over the Bobcats on Wednesday, shooting 11-of-17 from the field for 32 points with six boards, eight assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.
Rotoworld 23 mins ago
Josh McRoberts denied any malicious intent on a hard foul against LeBron James during Wednesday's Game 2 loss.
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LeBron James scored 32 points to help the Heat to a 101-97 win and a 2-0 series lead against the Bobcats. Visit nba.com/video for more highlights. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The
Dwyane Wade, who took fewer three-pointers than he ever has this season, has been lofting more in recent games (at least before Game 2) and said he wants that weapon in the playoffs, even more than the regular season.
Hot Hot Hoops 13 hours ago
In a back-and-forth game, Charlotte managed to make it close in the fourth quarter, but to no avail as Miami takes a two game lead in the series. Things are looking fine in Miami, as the Heat managed to hold back a surging Bobcats squad in the fourth quarter. Despite leading by a ten-point cushion...
And there was no one surprised. Mike Conley Winner of the 2013-14 Joe Dumars Award for sportsmanship At least no Grizzlies' fans were surprised. We've long known that Mike is one of the nicest, most down-to-earth fellas around the NBA. I don't think I've ever heard a single ill word spoken about Conley other than the fact that he beats everyone in every competitive challenge he's presented. You never see Mike talking ish on the court, and I can count on one hand the number of times he's displayed animated emotion on the basketball court. Number 11 just takes care of business and gives a...
Memphis Commercial-Appeal 1 hour ago
Musing on Tony Allen's 'hands-on' defense, Mike Conley's fashion statements, and the possibility of an a-ha moment by Tayshaun Prince.
Rotoworld 54 mins ago
Mike Conley has won the NBA's Joe Dumars Trophy for sportsmanship.
The point guard started cold in Game 2 but went off for 12 points in the third quarter to help ignite the Dallas blowout.
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Jose Calderon scored all 12 of his points in the third quarter of Wednesday's Game 2 win over San Antonio.
Thanks to another incredible individual performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers return to Portland with a 2-0 lead over the Rockets in the best-of-seven series.
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian 1 hour ago
The Trail Blazers and Rockets are headed to Portland, and the Blazers halfway to a playoff series victory.Here are highlights of our coverage of this first-round playoff series, which the Blazers lead 2-0 after a second consecutive dominant performance from Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian 5 hours ago
LaMarcus Aldridge scores 43 points, Damian Lillard fights through a poor shooting night to flirt with a triple-double, and the Blazers' bench wakes up.
The Bobcats fell behind early but mounted comeback after comeback to make it tough for the Miami Heat. The defending champs held on in crunch time with the Big 3 making clutch plays. Things are looking fine in Miami, as the Heat managed to hold back a surging Bobcats squad in the fourth quarter to gut out the 101-97 victory. Despite leading by a ten-point cushion throughout the game, Charlotte was able to mount one more comeback in the latter half of the game pushing within three points. Nevertheless, it was Miami's veteran nature that won out as Dwyane Wade's calm and collected nature...
Heat Index | ESPN 11 hours ago
MIAMI -- Under normal playoff circumstances, you’d want to say the two-time defending NBA champions shouldn’t need a game-saving defensive play from Dwyane Wade to beat a Charlotte Bobcats team with a hobbled star. You’d want to say the Miami Heat, despite...
Ok, just place yourself in Rajon Rondo’s shoes for a sec. Just imagine how he might be feeling at the moment. After spending seven seasons in a legendary franchise like the Boston Celtics, playing alongside future Hall of Famers like Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce and also after winning one championship ring, he now has to live through the tough rebuilding process of his team. Disappointing isn’t it? For sure. So what can he or the team do?Over the course of the past couple of years we’ve heard tons of rumors about a potential Rajon Rondo trade. Some of them might had some...
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Seems like no one is safe on the Boston Celtics. The Boston Herald's Mark Murphy writes that there's not a single player on the 25-57 Celtics that's untouchable, from point guard Rajon Rondo to former Thunder foward Jeff Green. Murphy on Green: He was a volume scorer and shooter on a bad team, with...
Trevor Booker pumped his fist and leaned over the baseline after Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich missed the first of two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining in Game 2 of the Wizards’ first-round playoff series. Realizing that Hinrich was set to intentionally miss the second attempt, Booker raised his elbows to his chest and […]
Washington Post 5 hours ago
Trevor Booker pumped his fist and leaned over the baseline after Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich missed the first of two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining in Game 2 of the Wizards’ first-round playoff series. Realizing that Hinrich was set to intentionally miss the second attempt, Booker raised...
With an extra $5 million in every team's pocket, it's time to examine just who has money to spend. With the recent announcement that the salary cap was rising by nearly $5 million next season, Detroit Bad Boys examined just what that meant for the Detroit Pistons and the possible price tag of restricted free agent Greg Monroe. The verdict was the Pistons will end up with about $9 million to spend if they retain or sign-and-trade Monroe and about $20 million if they simply let him walk away or take back only a trade exception. But the Piston won't be the only team with money to spend, of...
He scores 15 points and makes key plays at the end of the third quarter.
Nursing a hamstring injury, Chris Paul hasn't practiced for two days. But he says he'll be ready to play in Game 3 of a playoff series against Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors. Chris Paul stood before the assembled media Wednesday in his Clippers practice gear, a black brace loosely hanging from his lower right leg.
Funny moment (at least I think so) in game 2 between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets.
ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports that Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder's name has emerged as a candidate to replace Tyrone Corbin in Utah. According to a report by ESPN.com's Marc Stein, Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder has emerged as a candidate to replace Tyrone Corbin as the head coach of the Utah Jazz. NBA coaching sources have identified another prime candidate for the Utah Jazz opening: Hawks assistant Quin Snyder — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 23, 2014 Snyder is in his first year as an assistant in Atlanta under head coach Mike Budenholzer whom he worked...
SAN ANTONIO – Truth be told, there might have only been one member of the Dallas Mavericks who was happy to draw the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round. That’s bench banger DeJuan Blair, who seeks some sort of redemption or revenge after riding San Antonio’s bench during the Spurs’ run to the Finals last season, his fourth and final year with the franchise. "Yeah, but I'm not going to bring that up,” Blair said after the Mavs evened the series with a stunning rout in Game 2.