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Pop says Spurs looked like 'deer in headlights'

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:54
Poor defense and a rough day shooting from the floor doomed the Spurs in Saturday's playoff-opening 113-92 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The performance surprised coach Gregg Popovich, who thought his team was prepared entering the game.

Draymond: People forgot what we're capable of

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 21:43
Draymond Green downplayed the Warriors' poor finish to the regular season, saying after Saturday's Game 1 win over the Spurs, "We're a championship ball club. We know what it takes this time of year in order to win."

Embiid hopeful of Game 2 or 3 return vs. Heat

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 21:33
Joel Embiid told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne on Saturday that he's making progress in his recovery from a broken orbital bone and a concussion suffered last month. He hopes to return for Game 2 or 3 of the playoffs against the Miami Heat.

Warriors reassert dominance in playoff-opening blowout of Spurs

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:52
A 7-10 finish to the regular season left some wondering if the Warriors could turn things around when the playoffs began. Consider that question answered with a resounding yes after a 21-point win in Game 1 over the Spurs.

Which NBA player had the best kicks of the 2017-18 regular season?

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 17:46
Players around the league, from stars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry to role players like PJ Tucker and Montrezl Harrell, stepped up their sneaker game in a big way this season.

LeBron on playoffs: Go out and try to dominate

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 16:55
For as decorated a career as LeBron James has enjoyed, he has been at his absolute best in one particular realm: the first round of the playoffs.

Porzingis: We have to trust front office

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:36
All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis says he'll put his trust in the Knicks' front office to hire the next head coach, and that he wants to remain in New York long term.

Michigan's Wagner to enter draft, sign agent

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:08
Michigan's Moe Wagner, who scored 40 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in two Final Four games, will enter the NBA draft, he announced.

Experts' picks: Which first-round favorite is on upset alert?

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:34
Who will be punching their ticket to the second round? Our NBA experts make their predictions for all eight matchups.

Fight or flight? Warriors hope start of postseason wakes them up

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 09:56
Golden State did not play well to end the regular season. Perhaps the start of the playoffs will turn things around.

NBA playoff Round 1 upset rankings: Which top seeds might fall in 2018?

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 09:52
Which underdog has the best chance of advancing and which one has the worst? Kevin Pelton breaks down the 2018 matchups and ranks the upset odds.

How Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose came to accept their role reversal

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 03:58
Jimmy Butler came into the NBA on Derrick Rose's team. Now Butler and Rose are back in the postseason in Minnesota, with Butler the All-Star and Rose trying to re-establish himself.

Mavs win pre-lottery tie-breaker with Hawks

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 23:22
The Mavericks won a tie-breaker with the Hawks on Friday to earn the third pre-lottery position and will have a 13.8 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick when the NBA conducts its draft lottery on May 15.

Silver: More work left to do to stop tanking

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:38
Touching on several topics Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that tanking is an "incredibly difficult issue" to address and further reforms to stop it may be needed.

Sources: Budenholzer OK'd to meet with Suns

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:27
Mike Budenholzer is expected to meet with Suns management early next week, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kerr: Expect Warriors to bounce back vs. Spurs

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:48
Steve Kerr says the Warriors' poor play over the last month was tied to them having locked into the No. 2 seed in the West, one spot behind Houston. "The games have not been meaningful, and our play and our focus reflected that," Kerr said.

Celtics' Rozier: 'Still have to go through us'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:49
The Celtics are without several key players entering the postseason, but guard Terry Rozier said the team is motivated by those who have doubted the team since Gordon Hayward suffered an injury in the season opener.

Love: LeBron's decision looms over playoffs

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:38
Cavaliers big man Kevin Love told ESPN that Cleveland may have many moving parts -- including the future of LeBron James and a lot of players without much playoff experience -- but that the team's goal continues to be winning a title.

Darius Bazley not looking for shoe deal yet

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:04
The former Syracuse commit who is bypassing college for the G League tells ESPN that he hasn't begun looking into endorsement deals to supplement his playing salary.

Sources: Wizards' Meeks suspended 25 games

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:15
Wizards guard Jodie Meeks will be suspended 25 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug program, sources said, ruling him out of the playoffs.

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