2:38 AM EDT, Mon March 27, 2017
1 hour ago
Celtics cool off Heat, join Cavaliers atop NBA Eastern Conference

Celtics cool off Heat, join Cavaliers atop NBA Eastern Conference

The Boston Celtics held off the Miami Heat 112-108 on Sunday to pull into a virtual tie atop the NBA's Eastern Conference with the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics' fourth straight victory gave them one more win than the Cavs -- who fell to the Washington Wizards on Saturday.
4 hours ago

Film study: 1st All-NBA selection should be in John Wall's immediate future

Kyle Lowry and Damian Lillard have made the All-NBA team before John Wall, and two years ago Kyrie Irving beat out the Wizards point guard when he didnt really have the better individual season. Saturday night, he dominated his matchup with Irving for the second time in three meetings and put on display why as a two-way player there's not much of a debate to be had about it. Irving, who plays next to LeBron James which inflates his credibility and his marks in the team success category, was voted the All-Star starter but if it were a spot that was solely merit-based Wall again was better...
6 hours ago
Rockets take aim at Russell Westbrook's triple-doubles with Drake album cover photoshop

Rockets take aim at Russell Westbrook's triple-doubles with Drake album cover photoshop

Houston thinks James Harden should be the MVP, and isn’t afraid to tell you. This is the most impressive NBA MVP race maybe ever — and here are 12 stats to prove it. But the race appears to be narrowing to two candidates, James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Obviously, Houston is going to vouch for their superstar, but now they’ve taken their campaigning for Harden to another level.
6 hours ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Monday, March 27

Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Monday: NBA Thunder hope to strike in Houston The Oklahoma City Thunder, who have won only 14 of 34 road games this season, find themselves in another tough contest when they visit the high-scoring Houston Rockets in one of 10 games on the National Basketball Association schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0530 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 800 words) SOCCER We follow up the latest World Cup qualifiers and look ahead to this weekends domestic European action. ...
10 hours ago
Russell Westbrook dancing on the bench before OKC games is the purest joy

Russell Westbrook dancing on the bench before OKC games is the purest joy

Hit it Russ. I would like to present the following scenario to you as one of the purest things in the NBA.Now I Do What I Want.pic.twitter.com/Tp9OPtdfn7— Thunder BR (41-30) (@OKCThunder_BR) February 27, 2017Russell Westbrook dancing.He likes to sit on the bench before games and dance in his seat. We all want to be as happy as Russell Westbrook when he listens to Lil Uzi Vert pic.twitter.com/QwrEC7ifMG— Will (@NukeTeamWill) March 20, 2017The sheer joy in his grin makes my heart sing. Honestly, I’m all for making this a reaction meme in all the most happy situations. ...
12 hours ago
12 stats that show why this is the best NBA MVP race of all time

12 stats that show why this is the best NBA MVP race of all time

There hasn’t been an NBA MVP race this hotly contested among four candidates since 2008, when Kobe Bryant snagged the award over Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul, and LeBron James. You have the video game numbers of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, the historic two-way dominance of Kawhi Leonard, and that LeBron James fella doing the usual LeBron things. Only Michael Jordan, LeBron, and Westbrook have even had seasons topping 2,100 points and 600 assists in that span.
17 hours ago
The Clippers clinched a tiebreaker over the Jazz. Here’s why that’s so important

The Clippers clinched a tiebreaker over the Jazz. Here’s why that’s so important

L.A. is still a half-game behind Utah in the standings, but if they end up tied as season’s end, the Clips will claim home court. The L.A. Clippers and Utah Jazz are highly likely to meet in the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs. 4 or 5 seed (tied with L.A. in the loss column and one behind Utah), they have seven of their remaining 11 games on the road with three back-to-backs in there, including a Sunday face-off with the Rockets and an upcoming game against the San Antonio Spurs.
17 hours ago
Kill the NBA Draft

Kill the NBA Draft

While we all love the spectacle of the NBA Draft and the entire subculture, that doesn’t mean that the draft is actually good and it certainly doesn’t mean the NBA Draft should continue. This is completely sensible and that is the problem.
18 hours ago
NBA scores 2017: The Cavaliers have been really bad on defense

NBA scores 2017: The Cavaliers have been really bad on defense

Cleveland’s got the NBA’s second-worst defensive efficiency since the All-Star break. The Cavaliers got pummeled by the Washington Wizards on Saturday, 127-115. The Wizards scored 71 points in the first half and watched seven players score in double digits.
Mar 26, 2017
Wizards shine; Clippers, Raptors clinch playoff spots

Wizards shine; Clippers, Raptors clinch playoff spots

John Wall tallied 37 points as the Washington Wizards defeated LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115, tightening the race atop the Eastern Conference standings on Saturday night. The Wizards now trail the Boston Celtics by two games and the defending NBA champion Cavaliers by 2 1/2 for first place. Also, Cleveland's lead over Boston is now just a half-game.
Mar 26, 2017
Cavs' struggles continue, Spurs extend streak

Cavs' struggles continue, Spurs extend streak

The San Antonio Spurs cruised to another NBA win, but the Cleveland Cavaliers inconsistent run continued.
Mar 25, 2017
Russell Westbrook feels like he made it after Kendrick Lamar rapped about him

Russell Westbrook feels like he made it after Kendrick Lamar rapped about him

K-Dot rapped about the division between Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Russell Westbrook was “surprised” and “happy” to hear his name in rapper Kendrick Lamar’s new single, “The Heart Part 4.” In fact, it’s not the NBA accolades that makes the Thunder guard feel like he made it in life. K-Dot’s my man,” said Westbrook, when asked if he liked the new song.
Mar 25, 2017

NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah was suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced on Saturday. Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is banned under the NBA's current collective bargaining agreement "Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks has been suspended without pay for 20 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033 ... Noah's' suspension will begin with the first NBA regular season or playoff game for which he is eligible and physically...
Mar 25, 2017
Clippers close gap on Jazz with home triumph

Clippers close gap on Jazz with home triumph

Jamal Crawford came off the bench to score a game-high 28 points and power the Los Angeles Clippers over Utah 108-95 Saturday to tighten their NBA playoff position fight. French center Rudy Gobert scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost to the Clippers for the third time in four meetings so far this season and the 18th time in the team's past 20 meetings.