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Spurs extend historic playoff berth streak to 21

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 02:52
For a team that clinched a playoff berth for the 21st straight season, the Spurs sounded especially thrilled about the feat this time around, with guard Manu Ginobili admitting, "Sometimes you have to adjust your goals relative to your potential."

Cavs relish No. 50, Central crown: 'Very special'

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 02:01
There's a case to be made that none of the previous 10 seasons in which LeBron James' teams won 50 or more games were quite as trying as what Cleveland went through in 2017-18.

Gores: No SVG decision; Pistons need changes

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:48
Pistons owner Tom Gores said he will meet with head coach Stan Van Gundy to discuss some necessary changes that need to be made for the team.

Air Monarchs: LeBron dons 'King' shoes at MSG

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:40
LeBron James may have gotten the last laugh in a feud with Knicks center Enes Kanter, as the Cavs star wore shoes that read "I'm King" for his final trip to MSG of the season.

Sources: Cavs to sign veteran center Perkins

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:24
Veteran center Kendrick Perkins, who played part of this season with the Canton Charge, the Cavs' G League affiliate, will sign with Cleveland on Wednesday, the final day of the regular season.

Pera to keep majority interest in Grizzlies

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:08
Robert Pera told Grizzlies season ticket holders Monday that he will retain his controlling interest in the team in connection with the "buy-sell" process.

Brogdon returning for Bucks; Giannis still out

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:07
Malcolm Brogdon will return for the Bucks after missing six weeks with a quadriceps injury, while Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss his second straight game with ankle soreness.

Kentucky's Gilgeous-Alexander entering draft

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 20:00
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wasn't the most heralded of Kentucky's incoming freshman this past season, but after a season in which he was named MVP of the SEC tournament, the guard is entering the NBA draft.

Suspect Timberwolves defeat short-handed Grizzlies, control path to playoffs

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 19:59
The Minnesota Timberwolves welcomed All-Star Jimmy Butler back home on Monday night, and though the playoffs are a game away after a victory over woeful Memphis, the Wolves have to be better.

How fatigue shaped the NBA season, and what it means for the playoffs

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:30
The NBA made tweaks to reduce the negative effects for tired teams this year. That doesn't mean schedule losses went away.

Miami's Brown draft-bound, will hire agent

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:27
Miami's Bruce Brown Jr., considered a potential late first-round pick despite a disappointing sophomore season, will enter the NBA draft and retain an agent, meaning he'll give up the option to continue his college career.

Sources: Harris to return to Nuggets lineup

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 17:28
After missing 11 games with a right knee sprain, Nuggets guard Gary Harris is likely to return to the lineup against the Trail Blazers on Monday, league sources told ESPN.

The entire NBA wants to put Aron Baynes on a poster

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:28
Boston's Aron Baynes is determined to protect the basket at all costs, even if the results routinely put the Aussie big man on the wrong side of a SportsCenter highlight.

Did Doc Rivers make the Clippers -- or break them?

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:14
The almost dynasty: Inside the yearslong sinking of the superteam formerly known as the Los Angeles Clippers.

LeBron eyes 82-game milestone for 1st time

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:04
LeBron James will suit up for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the New York Knicks on Monday, marking Game No. 81 of 81 in which the star forward will have played this season.

NBA playoff race: What's at stake and what to watch

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:23
Which games matter the most on Monday night for postseason spots and seeding? And what are the likely playoff matchups? We break it down using ESPN's Basketball Power Index.

Postseason of discontent: Will NBA players, refs get along?

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:08
The players, coaches and referees have been at each other all season. And now we're headed for the white hot postseason.

76ers' Simmons on ROY: 'Me, 100 percent'

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:40
76ers rookie Ben Simmons, who has 12 triple-doubles this season, believes "100 percent" that he should win the Rookie of the Year award.

NBA awards predictions: Who will and should win every trophy

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:19
Ben Simmons or Donovan Mitchell? How much competition will LeBron James give James Harden? Our Forecast panel gives picks and predictions for MVP, ROY, COY, DPOY, Sixth Man and Most Improved.

The NBA eagerly awaits the arrival of Luka Doncic

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:40
"Wonder Boy" is heading to the NBA, and he's out to change how we think about European imports.