Most recent NBA blogs and columns

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes up for a dunk as Denver Nuggets forward Jan Vesely, of the Czech Republic, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Clippers Beat Nuggets 117-105 for Record 57th Win

    LOS ANGELES— Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the... Read more

  • New York Knicks' Amare Stoudemire (1) blocks a shot by Brooklyn Nets' Mason Plumlee (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Knicks Pound Nets Again As Anthony Sits

    NEW YORK— Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 on... Read more

  • Toronto Raptors' Greivis Vasquez, left, drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Ramon Sessions during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Raptors Set Franchise Mark With 48th Win

    TORONTO—Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win, beating the Milwaukee Bucks... Read more

  • Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker, left, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, middle, and Wizaards center Marcin Gortat, from Poland, go for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Heat Lose 114-93 To Wizards; Pacers Get Top Seed

    WASHINGTON—The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference’s top seed, and the Washington Wizards... Read more

  • Indiana's Lance Stephenson celebrates as the Pacers beat the Thunder 102-97. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Pacers Hold On To Top Spot In East By Beating OKC

    INDIANAPOLIS— The Pacers were back to being themselves Sunday. They made shots. They defended hard for 48 minutes. Lance Stephenson regained his swagger and, yes,... Read more

  • Miami Heat's LeBron James, middle, and Indiana Pacers' David West (21) watch the ball get away during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Heat Back Atop East, Beat Pacers 98-86

    MIAMI—LeBron James scored 36 points, and the Miami Heat moved back atop the Eastern Conference standings by running past the Indiana Pacers 98-86 on Friday... Read more

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, and forward LeBron James chat on the bench during the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Miami. The Heat won 102-91. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Dwayne Wade Injury Means Heat Guard Out for Game Against Pacers

    MIAMI—Dwyane Wade has been ruled out of Miami’s Eastern Conference showdown Friday night against the Indiana Pacers. It’s the ninth straight game Wade has missed... Read more

  • Indiana Pacers' Ian Mahinmi celebrates following a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Reports: Indianapolis Strikes Deal To Keep Pacers

    INDIANAPOLIS— The Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board reportedly has struck a deal to pay about $160 million to the Indiana Pacers to keep the NBA franchise... Read more

  • Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) and Zach Randolph (50) drive to the basket against Phoenix Suns guards Ish Smith (3) and Leandro Barbosa (10), of Brazil, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 104-99. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

    NBA Playoff Standings 2014: Mavericks, Suns, or Grizzlies Going to be Out of Playoffs?

    The NBA playoff standings are almost set but the shuffling at the bottom of the Western Conference is going to leave one team out of... Read more

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    Mason Plumlee Blocks LeBron James on Game Winning Dunk Attempt

    The Brooklyn Nets beat the east-leading Heat in Miami last night 88-87 to sweep the season series. Perhaps more surprisingly, rookie center Mason Plumlee blocked... Read more

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson (25) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson in an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    2014 NBA Playoff Standings: Knicks, Grizzlies Drop Out of Top 8; Blazers, Bobcats Clinch Spots

     The 2014 NBA playoff standings are almost set and it appears that the New York Knicks will not make it in the Eastern Conference while... Read more

  • Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, left, defends New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    NBA Playoff Standings 2014: Knicks, Mavericks Climb Into Top Eight; Warriors Dropping

    The NBA playoff standings in 2014 keep getting shuffled, especially toward the bottom of both conferences. An intense battle for the eighth spot in the... Read more

  • San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, right, of Argentina, drives around Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

    Ginobili Out, Perkins In For West Showdown

    OKLAHOMA CITY—San Antonio Spurs reserve guard Manu Ginobili will sit out Thursday night against Oklahoma City, while Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will return to action... Read more

  • LeBron James Dunks on Epke Udoh

    The east-leading Miami Heat blew away the NBA-worst Milwaukee Bucks last night as expected, but LeBron James gave the home fans something to remember. The... Read more

  • Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd and guard Deron Williams (8) speak at the bench during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets at the Barclays Center, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in New York. The Nets defeated the Rockets, 105-96. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Basketball: Date, Time, Live Streaming, TV Channel

    The New York Knicks will face the Brooklyn Nets in a crucial basketball game on Wednesday night. The Knicks (32-43) are only one game behind... Read more

  • Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) walks off the court after the Mavericks lost 122-120 to the Golden State Warriors in overtime, during a NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Dallas. Golden State won 122-120 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

    2014 NBA Playoff Standings: Mavericks Drop to Ninth, Nets Clinch Spot

    The battle for the seventh and eighth seeds in the Western Conference in the NBA is getting intense as the season draws to a close... Read more

  • Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, drives around Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Jack during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Eastern Conference Race Is Heat-ing Up

    MIAMI—With just two weeks left in the regular season, two-time defending champion Miami has caught upstart Indiana in the race for the No. 1 seed... Read more

  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) run downcourt after Curry hit the game-winning shot in overtime during and NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Dallas. Golden State won 122-120. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

    Curry Leads Warriors Past Mavericks 122-120

    DALLAS—Stephen Curry made a tiebreaking jumper in the final second of overtime, lifting the Golden State Warriors to a 122-120 victory over the Dallas Mavericks... Read more

  • Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) loses the ball between Brooklyn Nets Tyshawn Taylor (10), Brook Lopez, center, and Mirza Teletovic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Houston. The Rockets won 114-95. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets NBA Basketball: Game Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Streaming

    The Brooklyn Nets will take on the Houston Rockets in a rare weekday televised game on Tuesday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. They’re... Read more

  • Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen, right, blocks a shot by Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 31, 2014 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Heat Move Atop East, Beat Raptors 93-83

    MIAMI— LeBron James scored 32 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Miami Heat moved into the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a... Read more