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  • • Lowe's 10 things: The champs, Devin Booker, T.J. Warren and snazzy socks
    This week's spotlight lands on a very real contender, the Suns doing things and the best socks in the bubble....
  • • NBA Playoff Picture: Rockets defeat Lakers without LeBron James, jump into top four; Bucks clinch No. 1 seed
    Also, the Suns move to 4-0 and continue creeping closer to a possible spot in a play-in series...
  • • Dame: Blazers' rise why I wanted playoff chance
    Portland has narrowed the gap on Memphis for the 8-seed in the Western Conference, pulling within a half-game with Thursday's win, and Damian Lillard said that's why he was adamant about having a chance at the playoffs in the restart....
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  • • James Harden reveals what Rockets need big time to win championship
    The Houston Rockets logged another impressive victory against a LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, 113-97. Despite the W, Rockets superstar James Harden was not in the mood to sit on their laurels just yet. In his post-game interview, Harden emphasized the importance of Houston’s defense moving forward: “Our goal is to defe...
  • • Michael Porter Jr. and eight more breakout NBA players in Orlando
    Who are the emerging players in the NBA bubble? Our analysts pick their favorites....
  • • Lakers’ biggest problem in NBA Playoffs, per Spencer Dinwiddie
    Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie tweeted what most NBA fans and pundits are thinking about right now regarding the Los Angeles Lakers’ possible Western Conference first-round opponent. The Purple and Gold have already clinched the number one seed in the West and is only awaiting who emerges the victor for that eighth and final playoff [&...
  • • Mercury, Taurasi Rise In 96-86 Win Over Sky
    Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner each scored 22 points and Phoenix beat the Chicago Sky 96-86 on Thursday night for the Mercury’s fourth straight win. The post Mercury, Taurasi Rise In 96-86 Win Over Sky appeared first on WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA....
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    Hello fantasy football friends, and welcome to FantasyCzar.com. We’re in the early stages of our website, and will be growing and adding content in the......
  • • Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, Ivica Zubac have hilarious exchange after perfect shooting night
    Ivica Zubac made headlines on Thursday. He had arguably his best game in a Los Angeles Clippers uniform. The 23-year-old a 21-point, 15-rebound double-double while going a pristine 10-for-10 shooting on the evening — a feat that prompted quite an exchange between himself and teammate Patrick Beverley. The two Clippers players engaged in a hil...

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  • • LeBron out vs. Rockets; Lakers cite sore groin
    LeBron James will sit out the Lakers' game Thursday against the Rockets for what Los Angeles lists in the injury report as a sore right groin....
  • • Inside the NBA bubble's unofficial wine club
    JJ Redick, CJ McCollum and other NBA players have turned to wine to bring the comforts of home to the NBA bubble....
  • • Kyle Lowry dares Aaron Gordon to meet him at his room after scuffle
    Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon and Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry got into a scuffle during Wednesday’s NBA game after Gordon felt Lowry tried to hurt him. Gordon actually left the game with a hamstring injury and wasn’t happy with Lowry. Thanks to the fine folks of Twitter, we now have an idea […] The post Kyle ...
  • • Suns star Devin Booker’s one similarity to Kobe Bryant, per Ricky Rubio
    Much has been made of Devin Booker’s astounding performance on Tuesday, as he led the Phoenix Suns to a surprise victory against one of the top teams in the NBA in the Los Angeles Clippers. For teammate Ricky Rubio, the veteran point guard paid Booker the ultimate compliment by comparing the Suns stud to the […] The post Suns star Devin...
  • • LeBron James Has Blunt Response To Donald Trump’s Criticism Of Kneeling Protests
    LeBron James is paying no mind to Donald Trump’s opinions on the NBA and the recent actions taken by the... »...
  • • Lakers star LeBron James out vs. Rockets, with Russell Westbrook also expected to sit
    Thursday night’s NBA matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets will likely be played without some of the best players from each team, including LeBron James and Russell Westbrook. According to a report from ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Russell Westbrook is still listed as questionable for Thursday’s game with a right quad...
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo in line to win NBA MVP, DPOY based on early ballot returns
    Many consider Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is the favorite to bag his second consecutive NBA MVP this season. Based on initial ballot returns, it appears that the 25-year-old is also in line to win Defensive Player of the Year. A recent article from Michael A. Scotto of HoopsHype detailed how the news outlet was […] The pos...
  • • Ranking and Updating Top 10 Active International Forwards Today
    Forwards are always critical players on the floor who do a little bit of everything. They provide outside and inside scoring, efficient playmaking, and lockdown defending. It’s their all-around presence that makes the wing position a crucial role when it comes to winning games. With their importance being as such, today we’re going to look [&...
  • • LeBron James out vs. Rockets Thursday with groin soreness; Russell Westbrook unlikely to play, per report
    The Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference on Monday...
  • • Nets star Kevin Durant reveals silver lining of extended rehab while out of NBA bubble
    Brooklyn Nets superstar small forward Kevin Durant says one of the benefits of his rehab is it allows him to play a lot of one-on-one. During an appearance on the Play for Keeps podcast, Durant said he has been able to work on the “creativity” of his game lately. The Nets star has been playing […] The post Nets star Kevin Durant r...

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  • • Lowe's 10 things: The champs, Devin Booker, T.J. Warren and snazzy socks
  • • Dame: Blazers' rise why I wanted playoff chance
  • • Michael Porter Jr. and eight more breakout NBA players in Orlando
  • • Rivers still waiting to see Clippers at full strength
    Between excused absences, injuries, health issues and minutes restrictions, Doc Rivers has yet to see his team at full strength in the NBA's bubble....
  • • Follow live: Rockets take on LeBron-less Lakers
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  • • Bucks clinch No. 1 seed after 20-0 run vs. Heat
    The Bucks overcame a huge early deficit to beat the Heat 130-116 and secure the top seed in the Eastern Conference....
  • • Jazz without Conley, Mitchell, Gobert vs. Spurs
    The Utah Jazz, clinging to a 0.5-game lead for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference, will be without three starters for Friday's game against the Spurs....
  • • Heat's Butler to miss second game with sore foot
    Jimmy Butler's sore right foot will keep him out of a second straight game Thursday against the Bucks, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said....
  • • LeBron out vs. Rockets; Lakers cite sore groin
  • • 76ers' Simmons partially dislocated kneecap
    Sixers forward Ben Simmons suffered a partially dislocated kneecap Wednesday....

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  • • Multiple Jazz stars will miss Friday game vs Spurs
    Friday at 1 p.m. ET, the Jazz face the Spurs. But Utah will do so while giving plenty of rest to a number of key players. Here’s the Salt Lake Tribune reporting: Of course, with Thursday afternoon’s injury report, we may surmise that where the Jazz are going is to an immediate loss against the … Continue reading "Multiple Jazz stars wil...
  • • Pacers fall to red-hot Suns, who have won four straight games
    The Suns are hot. And not just because their team name is “the Suns.” And not because they’re in Florida in the summertime. But because they’re winning a lot lately. Here’s the Indianapolis Star reporting on Pacers play today in the Disney NBA bubble: [The Indiana Pacers are] 3-1 and were held well under their … ...
  • • With Jimmy Butler out, Heat fall to Bucks
    Playing without Jimmy Butler and getting outscored by 20 points in the 4th against a team like the Bucks is a pretty solid recipe for losing a basketball game. And that’s what the Heat did, falling 130-116 to a Bucks team that has now clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern conference. Here’s the … Continue reading "With Jimmy Butl...
  • • Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. suffers season-ending knee injury
    The Memphis Grizzlies today provided the following medical update on Grizzlies forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr.: In Monday’s game against the Pelicans, Jaren Jackson Jr. experienced an unstable landing after making contact with an opposing player while contesting a shot. Subsequent medical evaluation revealed a meniscus tear in his left knee, which...
  • • Jazz show life but fall to Lakers, 116-108
    Monday night on national TV, the Jazz faced the Lakers, and hung around, but Anthony Davis’ dominance was too much to handle. Here’s the Deseret News reporting: For exactly 30 minutes on Monday night against the Los Angeles Lakers at Disney World, the Utah Jazz looked like a completely different team from the one that … Continue r...
  • • Guard Patrick Beverley makes return for Clippers
    Here’s the OC Register reporting on scrappy Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, who just went through an extremely busy time as he underwent the process to suit up and ball: Patrick Beverley was … ready. Ready on Thursday, when the Clippers restarted the season against the Lakers on the same day he rejoined his squad after … Continue readi...
  • • Almost every key Nets player will miss Tuesday’s game vs Bucks
    The Nets will be without an extraordinary number of players tomorrow in their game against a Bucks team that boasts the best record in the NBA. But somebody has to suit up. Here’s the New York Daily News reporting: Add Caris LeVert, Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen to the Nets’ already lengthy injury report. LeVert … Continue reading "Almos...
  • • Mavericks clinch spot in 2020 NBA playoffs
    Led by young superstar Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks are back in the playoffs. Here’s ESPN.com reporting: The Dallas Mavericks weren’t in the mood to celebrate the end of the franchise’s three-year playoff drought. The Mavs officially clinched a playoff berth due to the Memphis Grizzlies’ 108-106 loss to the San Antonio ...
  • • Magic forward Jonathan Isaac injured with torn ACL
    Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac suffered a left knee injury with 9:19 remaining in the fourth quarter tonight against Sacramento. He underwent an MRI immediately after the game. Results revealed that Isaac has sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Isaac will be out indefinitely and his return to the court will depend on how he … C...
  • • Trail Blazers squeeze out 140-135 overtime win vs Grizzlies
    The NBA restart at Disney Wide World of Sports in Florida began Thursday. On Friday, the Western conference 9th-seed Blazers squeezed out a tough 140-135 overtime win against a Grizzlies team that is currently just above them in the standings at 8th. Here’s Blazers.com reporting: Playing for the first time this season with both Jusuf … ...

LA Lakers

  • • Running Diary: Rockets 113 | Lakers 97
    Below is a running diary of the Lakers’ game against the Houston Rockets, taking you through game day from start to finish....
  • • Lakers vs. Rockets: Three Things to Know (8/6/20)
    Coming off a 105-86 loss against OKC where the Lakers offense continued to struggle in the bubble, the Houston Rockets come knocking on t...
  • • Postgame Notes: Lakers vs. Thunder (8/5/20)
    In the their fourth outing of the NBA restart in Orlando, the Lakers move to 51-16 on the season with a 105-86 loss to the Oklahoma City...
  • • Running Diary: Thunder 105 | Lakers 86
    Below is a running diary of the Lakers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, taking you through game day from start to finish....
  • • NBA Board of Governors Launch NBA Foundation in Partnership with NBPA
    NBA Foundation to Contribute $300 Million Towards Economic Empowerment...
  • • Lakers vs. Thunder: Three Things to Know (8/5/20)
    A look at Lakers vs. Thunder in the fourth seeding game in Orlando....
  • • Postgame Notes: Lakers vs. Jazz (8/3/20)
    With a victory over Utah, Los Angeles clinched the top overall seed in the Western Conference...
  • • Running Diary: Lakers 116 | Jazz 108
    Below is a running diary of the Lakers’ game against the Utah Jazz, taking you through game day from start to finish....
  • • Lakers vs. Jazz: Three Things to Know (8/3/20)
    Lakers take on the Jazz....
  • • Postgame Notes: Lakers vs. Raptors (8/1/20)
    The Lakers were unable to topple the defending champion Raptors, losing the game 107-92...

Celtics

  • 3/24 Arbella Quote Worthy: Spurs vs. Celtics
    • 3/24 Arbella Quote Worthy: Spurs vs. Celtics
    Read what the players and coaches had to say following Boston's 115-96 defeat to San Antonio....
  • Smart Urges C's to Stay Positive Amid Tough Stretch: 'Just Breathe'
    • Smart Urges C's to Stay Positive Amid Tough Stretch: 'Just Breathe'
  • Smart Preaches Patience as C’s Look to Navigate Out of Skid
    • Smart Preaches Patience as C’s Look to Navigate Out of Skid
  • Biofreeze Keys to the Game: Spurs 115, Celtics 96
    • Biofreeze Keys to the Game: Spurs 115, Celtics 96
  • Pregame Post-Ups: Monroe Returns, Hopes to Help Prepare C's for Playoffs
    • Pregame Post-Ups: Monroe Returns, Hopes to Help Prepare C's for Playoffs
    Sunday, March 24 - Spurs at Celtics...
  • Celtics Sign Greg Monroe To 10-Day Contract
    • Celtics Sign Greg Monroe To 10-Day Contract
  • Brown Produces Buzzing Performance in Shorthanded Loss to Hornets
    • Brown Produces Buzzing Performance in Shorthanded Loss to Hornets
  • Biofreeze Keys to the Game: Hornets 124, Celtics 117
    • Biofreeze Keys to the Game: Hornets 124, Celtics 117
  • 3/23 Arbella Quote Worthy: Celtics at Hornets
    • 3/23 Arbella Quote Worthy: Celtics at Hornets
    Read what the players and coaches had to say following Boston's 124-117 defeat to Charlotte....
  • Pregame Post-Ups: Thin Frontcourt Leaves C’s Relying on Young Bigs in Charlotte
    • Pregame Post-Ups: Thin Frontcourt Leaves C’s Relying on Young Bigs in Charlotte
    Saturday, March 23 - Celtics at Hornets...

Spurs

  • • BRAKE CHECK TO DONATE OVER $26,000 TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN ANTONIO WITH HELP FROM SPURS FAST BREAK PROMOTION
    SAN ANTONIO (August 4, 2020) – San Antonio Spurs partner Brake Check has announced that it will donate $26,909 to Boys &...
  • • SPURS GIVE TO OFFER ADDITIONAL VIRTUAL CODING LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AGES FIVE-AND-UP
    SAN ANTONIO (July 30, 2020) – Following the successful launch of its initial course in June, Spurs Give today announced it will expand it...
  • • FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST TO PROVIDE LIVE BROADCASTS OF REGULAR SEASON SPURS GAMES
    SAN ANTONIO (July 20, 2020) – The San Antonio Spurs announced today tha...
  • • SPURS SPORTS ACADEMY TO HOST VIRTUAL BASKETBALL CAMPS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES STARTING JULY 13
    SAN ANTONIO (July 1, 2020) – Spurs Sports Academy today announced that it will host Spurs ...
  • • SAN ANTONIO SPURS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE FOR 2019-20 SEASON RESTART IN ORLANDO
    SAN ANTONIO (June 26, 2020) – The San Antonio Spu...
  • • NBA AND NBPA FINALIZE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR JULY 30 RESTART TO 2019-20 SEASON
    NEW YORK, June 26, 2020 – The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that they h...
  • • SPURS SIGN TYLER ZELLER
    SAN ANTONIO (June 24, 2020) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed center Tyler Zeller....
  • • SPURS GIVE RELEASES NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK AS PART OF SUMMER WHAT’CHA READING CHALLENGE, PRESENTED BY WHATABURGER
    SAN ANTONIO (June 15, 2020) – Spurs Give, in partnership with Whataburger, today announced the relea...
  • • TEXAS NATIVE KEELA DOERUE NAMED 2020 JR. NBA COACH OF THE YEAR
    SAN ANTONIO (June 11, 2020) – The Jr....
  • • SPURS INJURY UPDATE – 6/8/20
    LaMarcus Aldridge underwent an arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff debridement on his right shoulder and will miss th...

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  • • Irving complains about Antetokounmpo free throws
    With his team utterly incapable of keeping Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo off the foul line through three games of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving did the next best thing -- appealing to the officials for more favorable treatment moving forward via a lengthy postgame complaint....
  • • Reports: Cavs to interview Spurs assistant Udoka
    CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers have scheduled another interview in their slow, steady search for a coach....
  • • 76ers' Simmons fined $20K, assessed flagrant foul
    NEW YORK -- Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has been fined $20,000 and assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 upon league office review for making contact to the groin of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations....
  • • Report: Bulls, Boylen agree to multi-year contract extension
    The Chicago Bulls' front office is backing up its belief in coach Jim Boylen....
  • • Reports: Lakers expected to soon close in on Lue
    The Phoenix Suns' hiring of Monty Williams as coach today may have moved the Los Angeles Lakers closer to their next coaching hire, too....
  • • Bucks' Brogdon ruled out for Game 3
    * Tonight on ESPN: Game 3, Bucks vs. Celtics (8 ET)...
  • • Texas' Jaxson Hayes has NBA scouts intrigued over his potential
    In a late-November game between North Carolina and Texas played in Las Vegas, the Tar Heels senior forward Luke Maye, on the dead run just outside the free-throw line, split two Longhorn defenders and grabbed a perfect pass from freshman point guard Coby White. He seemed bound for an easy layup....
  • • Williams agrees to deal to become Suns coach
    The Phoenix Suns have reached a deal to hire their next coach....
  • • Nuggets need Jokic figure out how to take charge in Game 3
    * Tonight on ESPN: Game 3, Nuggets vs. Blazers (10:30 ET)...
  • • Series evolves, offense leaves Raptors facing extinction vs. 76ers
    PHILADELPHIA -- Often, every game in a playoff series is unique, with no real connection to the games that precede or follow. But the first three games of the Eastern Conference semifinals series between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers have felt like an evolution....

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  • Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Full 1st Quarter | NBA Restart August 6, 2020
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  • • Among Packages Sent To NBA Bubble, Wine Is Most Prominent Delivery
    With players isolated within the confinements of the Walt Disney World’s Orlando campus to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, leaving the NBA... »...
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo Notes Bucks’ Biggest Threat In East, And It’s Not Celtics
    Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks officially will enter the NBA Playoffs as the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed. And... »...
  • • Lakers Vs. Rockets Live Stream: Watch NBA Seeding Game Online
    NBA fans will be able to sink their teeth into another good one Thursday night. On the second night of... »...
  • • Clippers Vs. Mavericks Live Stream: Watch NBA Seeding Game Online
    Thursday evening’s NBA seeding games may feature a preview of what’s to come in the first round of the playoffs.... »...
  • • Kevin Durant Has Theory About Why Kyrie Irving Receives So Much Criticism
    Kevin Durant believes Kyrie Irving’s sharp tongue sometimes puts him at odds with the masses. The Brooklyn Nets superstar claimed... »...
  • • Heat Vs. Bucks Live Stream: Watch NBA Seeding Game Online
    The NBA’s Thursday slate will feature a matchup between two of the top four seeds in the Eastern Conference. The... »...
  • • Pelicans Vs. Kings Live Stream: Watch NBA Seeding Game Online
    The first game on NBA’s Thursday slate will feature two of the league’s brightest young stars. Zion Williamson and the... »...
  • • NBA Coach Calls Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic ‘Reincarnation Of Larry Bird’
    Is the NBA’s “Joker” actually the second coming of “Larry Legend?” San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich hailed Denver... »...
  • • LeBron James Has Blunt Response To Donald Trump’s Criticism Of Kneeling Protests
  • • Celtics Playoff Picture: Where Boston, Rest Of NBA Stands At Midpoint Of Seeding Games
    With Wednesday’s thumping of the Brooklyn Nets now behind them, the Boston Celtics are halfway through their seeding round schedule.... »...

Bulls

  • • Who are these Bulls? Sam Smith on the team's basketball identity going forward.
    Many decisions face the Bulls new front office as the Bulls continue through the off-season....
  • • Chuck's Daily Check In - 8.3.20
    Every Monday I'll be posting one Bulls related question on CCI....
  • • Chuck's Daily Check In - 7.31.20
    Each CCI, I'll be posting one Bulls related question....
  • • The NBA is Back. Sam Smith breaks down the teams in Orlando
    The NBA's restart in the Orlando bubble poses some interesting questions for teams....
  • • Chuck's Daily Check In - 7.30.20
    CCI is back...and so is the NBA as the Association resumes play on Thursday....
  • • Who Should You Root For? Sam Smith's NBA Restart Guide for Bulls Fans
    With the Chicago Bulls out of the NBA bubble resuming the season in Orlando, Sam Smith gives you te...
  • • Bulls Summer Style Guide
    We're all adjusting to a new normal, and it's a perfect time to revive our summer style while incor...
  • • The Sam Smith 2019-20 NBA Awards
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  • • Bulls 2019-2020 Season Recap: Thaddeus Young
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  • • Mercury, Taurasi Rise In 96-86 Win Over Sky
  • • Jones Leads Sun To First Win Of Season Beating Wings 91-68
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Brionna Jones scored 17 points and Alyssa Thomas scored 15 to help Connecticut get its first win of the season with a 91-68 rout of the Dallas Wings. The Sun (1-5) raced to a 13-0 lead, were up 23-8 at the end of the first quarter and were largely never contested […] The post Jones Leads Sun To First Win Of Season Beating Win...
  • • Stewart, Storm, Overcome Carter’s Career-High 35 Points
    Breanna Stewart scored 27 points and the Seattle Storm made all 10 of their free throws at the end to fend of the Atlanta Dream and Chennedy Carter 93-92 on Thursday night. The post Stewart, Storm, Overcome Carter’s Career-High 35 Points appeared first on WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA....
  • • Parker Registers Double-Double To Lift Sparks Over Fever
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Candace Parker had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Chelsea Gray scored 16 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 86-75 on Wednesday night. Riquna Williams added 13 points for the Sparks (3-2). Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana (2-3) with 24 points, Candice Dupree scored 16 and Teaira McCowan 13. […] The post Parker Re...
  • • Wilson, Robinson Drop 20 Apiece In Aces Victory Over Mystics
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson and Danielle Robinson scored 20 points apiece and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Washington Mystics 83-77 on Wednesday night. Kayla McBride added 14 points, Angel McCoughtry scored 13 — including nine in the fourth quarter — and Dearica Hamby had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Las Vegas […] The post Wilson, Robinson D...
  • • Carleton’s Career Night & 25 Points Lead Lynx Over Liberty
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored a career-high 25 points, Lexie Brown had a season-high 15 points and career-best seven steals, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 93-66 on Wednesday night. Minnesota won without Sylvia Fowles, who sat out to rest her calf. The Lynx were also missing Shenise Johnson to […] The post Carleto...
  • • Stewart Scores 22, Storm Hit 11 3s in 87-74 Win Over Sun
    Breanna Stewart scored 22 points and hit three of Seattle’s 11 3-pointers as the Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 87-74 on Tuesday night. The post Stewart Scores 22, Storm Hit 11 3s in 87-74 Win Over Sun appeared first on WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA....
  • • Taurasi, Griner Play Big To Lead Mercury Over Dream
    BRADENTON, Fla. – (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 16 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter, had six rebounds and six assists and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 81-74 on Tuesday night. Brittney Griner added 18 points and Skylar Digging-Smith and Bria Hartley each scored 10 for Phoenix (3-2), which has won […] The post Taurasi, Griner Play B...
  • • Stevens Scores 15 To Lift Sky Over Wings
    BRADENTON, FLA. — Azura Stevens had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Courtney Vandersloot added 14 points and 10 assists and the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 82-79 on Tuesday night. Allie Quigley and Cheyenne Parker scored 15 points apiece and Kahleah Copper 11 for Chicago (4-1). The win put the Sky alone in first […] The post Stevens Scores 15 To L...
  • • 2020 WNBA.com Power Rankings: Week 2
    WNBA.com’s Power Rankings is released every Tuesday during the season. The post 2020 WNBA.com Power Rankings: Week 2 appeared first on WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA....

NCAA DI Men's Basketball

  • • Watch the best March Madness blocks from 2015-19
    Watch all the top March Madness rejections from the past five NCAA tournaments (2015-19)....
  • • Maryland's Mark Turgeon builds his ultimate dream player
    Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon joins Andy Katz on the August 4 episode of March Madness 365. The two talk about racial injustice, the upcoming college basketball season and Turgeon's ultimate dream player....
  • • The ultimate Syracuse dream player, built by Jim Boeheim
    Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim built his ultimate 'Cuse dream player, picking 10 players to fit 10 different categories on the court. Listen to Boeheim's full conversation with Andy Katz on the March Madness 365 podcast....
  • • West Coast Conference commissioner Gloria Nevarez discusses new "Russell Rule" to establish diverse hiring commitment
    West Coast Conference commissioner Gloria Nevarez joins Andy Katz to discuss the adoption of the “Russell Rule” in honor of San Francisco alum and NBA legend Bill Russell. The rule will require each member institution to include a member of a traditionally underrepresented community in the pool of final candidates for every athletic director, senio...
  • • NCAA SVP Dan Gavitt discusses deadline to withdraw from 2020 NBA draft
    Men’s basketball student-athletes will have until 10 days after the NBA draft combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes first, to withdraw from the postponed 2020 NBA draft and retain their eligibility. NCAA SVP Dan Gavitt sits down with Andy Katz to discuss the decision....
  • • NCAA sets deadline to withdraw from 2020 NBA draft
    Men’s basketball student-athletes will have until 10 days after the NBA draft combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes first, to withdraw from the postponed 2020 NBA draft and retain their eligibility....
  • • Watch every bucket from Glen Rice's epic 1989 title run for Michigan
    In 1989 Michigan's Glen Rice set NCAA tournament records with 75 field goals, 184 points and 27 three-pointers. Here's is every shot he made from the field in six games as he led the Wolverines to the NCAA title....
  • • Jay Wright creates his ultimate Villanova dream player
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  • • Kentucky coach John Calipari names his top players in 10 categories
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  • Devin Booker says after latest Suns’ win ‘Kobe’s with me every day’
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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo drops 33 on Heat, Bucks secure No. 1 seed
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  • Report: Bulls likely to keep Jim Boylen as coach for financial reasons
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  • Nets fined $25K for injury-reporting violation
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  • Kelly Loeffler calls WNBA players supporting her opponent for senate ‘out of control cancel culture’
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Top basketball news from the last seven days

  • • Heat's Leonard opts to stand for national anthem
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  • • Lakers' LeBron James put on a defensive clinic vs. Kawhi Leonard and Clippers, which could flip playoff script
    The Kawhi matchup was a clear advantage for the Clippers in the first three meetings this season...
  • • Magic forward Isaac tears left ACL vs. Kings
    Jonathan Isaac tore the ACL in his left knee on Sunday, the Magic announced....
  • • LeBron stays on message after Lakers milestone
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  • • Lakers vs. Jazz: Three Things to Know (8/3/20)
  • • LeBron out vs. Rockets; Lakers cite sore groin
  • • Anthony Davis reacts to joining Kobe Bryant in Lakers’ record books
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  • • Jonathan Isaac cites gospel as explanation for not kneeling, wearing Black Lives Matter shirt Friday
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  • • Bucks-Lakers primed for NBA Finals matchup after clinching No. 1 seeds?
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  • • 2020 NBA Draft Lottery scheduled Aug. 20
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  • • 2020 NBA Draft Lottery scheduled for Aug. 20
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  • • Have we seen the last of Ben Simmons in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform?
    Of course, Philadelphia is not going to give Simmons away for pennies on the dollar. As noted above, he would bring back a lot in return. It’s now all about finding fits for the 24-year-old All-Star....
  • • 76ers star Ben Simmons' knee injury worse than first thought?
    It was confirmed on Thursday that Simmons is suffering from a subluxation of the left knee cap and is out indefinitely....
  • • Ben Simmons out indefinitely with left knee injury
    The initial word on Simmons seemed positive after he left Wednesday’s game early due to the non-contact injury. Obviously, a full examination revealed something more severe....
  • • Steve Kerr: Warriors not being in Orlando has been 'kind of painful'
    Kerr admits it's been a tough viewing experience despite, or perhaps because of, the high quality of basketball being played....
  • • Sports injury doctor: Zion Williamson is 'in a race against his own body'
    While Zion has still proven to be a force on the court, some fans have said that Williamson is not playing with the same explosiveness he had in college and earlier in the season....
  • • Dwyane Wade: 'I'll vote for Chris Paul to be my President'
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  • • Ben Simmons Partially Dislocates Kneecap
    The Philadelphia 76ers have revealed that Ben Simmons’ knee injury is worse than initially feared. While the versatile forward’s MRI came back clean yesterday, per Shams Charania of The Athletic, he’s now out with subluxation of the left kneecap. A subluxation is a partial dislocation and as a result, Simmons is currently explorin...
  • • New Orleans Pelicans Star Zion Williamson Covers SLAM 228
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  • • VOICE OF TRUTH: Thabo Sefolosha Shares His Story
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  • • Jaren Jackson Jr. Out For Season with Meniscus Tear
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  • • Mitchell & Ness x Fred Segal Launch New Pop-up Featuring SLAM Merch
    Mitchell & Ness Co. has brought their premium apparel to Fred Segal Sunset, a historic experiential retailer in LA, for a pop-up shop paying homage to local teams and athletes. The activation launches today and will run through the Fall. Mitchell & Ness’ collaboration with SLAM (cover merch) is showcased in the shop, as well […]...
  • • Jamal Crawford Injures Hamstring in Debut
    The Brooklyn Nets have announced that Jamal Crawford’s debut with the team will end prematurely. The 40-year-old free agent injured his left hamstring and exited the team’s matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks in the second quarter. Crawford left the court after getting entangled with Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe and didn’t return. Nets g...
  • • The Inspirational Journey of the McGee Family
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  • • Pistons’ Twitter Account Extends Tryout Invite to J. Cole
    The Detroit Pistons have extended a tryout invite to 35-year-old rapper J. Cole over Twitter. The team, once featured in the artist’s 2018 song Friends, made reference to the shout out in a public response to a tweet suggesting the rapper had his eyes set on the NBA. While it’s worth pointing out that we […] The post Pistons’...
  • • Dennis Schroder Leaves Bubble for Birth of Child
    The Oklahoma City Thunder will temporarily lose a third of their vaunted three-headed point guard rotation as sixth man Dennis Schroder leaves the Disney World bubble to attend the birth of his child, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports. The team has been aware of Schroder’s wife’s looming due date and leaving to attend the birth […] T...
  • • Politician Threatened Thunder with Tax Penalty Before Restart
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  • • New York Knicks Name Tom Thibodeau Head Coach
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  • • New York Knicks Claim Theo Pinson Off Waivers
    NEW YORK, NY (June 26, 2020) - New York Knicks announced today that the team has claimed guard/forward Theo Pins...
  • • New York Knicks Claim Two-Way Player Jared Harper Off Waivers
    NEW YORK, NY (June 25, 2020) - The New York Knicks announced today that the team has claimed guard Jared Harper...
  • • New York Knicks Name William Wesley Executive Vice President – Senior Basketball Advisor
    NEW YORK, NY (June 24, 2020) - The New York Knicks announced today that William Wesley has been named E...
  • • New York Knicks Announce Front Office Hirings
    NEW YORK, NY (May 27, 2020) - The New York Knicks announced today the following hirings: Brock Aller, Vice President, Ba...
  • • MSG Networks Announce Upcoming “Linsanity” Marathon, Featuring a Full Week of Classic Games from the 2011-12 Season
    New York, NY (April 24, 2020) – MSG Networks today announced it will be dedicating a full week of classic programming ar...
  • • NBAStore.com, WNBAStore.com to sell cloth face coverings to benefit communities affected by COVID-19
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  • • MSG Networks to Broadcast 1998-99 New York Knicks Marathon
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  • • Julius Randle and Bobby Portis Partner with HelloFresh to Help City Harvest Feed Thousands of New Yorkers in Need During the COVID-19 Crisis
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  • • ESPN: NBA's Sneaker King in the Bubble
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  • • Rockets Sign Free Agent Luc Mbah a Moute
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  • • Rockets Schedule for Resumption of 2019-20 NBA Season
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  • • Rockets Sign Free Agent David Nwaba
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  • • Rudy Tomjanovich Named Inductee for Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020
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National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a North American professional basketball league, the world's largest men's basketball championship, with the third largest amount of viewes. The league was founded in New York on June 6, 1946 by the name of the Basketball Association of America (BAA). It is named after its merger with the rival National Basketball League. League offices are managed from the New York headquarters. Each season in the NBA consists of two parts, the regular season and the playoffs.

Regular season

Before the start of the regular season in November, teams usually hold training camps and at the end they name the final 12 players of the team. The league is divided into 2 conference groups and in each of them 3 divisions. In the regular season, each team plays 82 matches, four with their teammates, three with their teammates of their conference, and two or three with the other conference’s teams.


During the regular season in February the All-Star Gala is organized. The gala is made up of several parts, such as three-point-throwing, bag racing, matches of freshmen, but the greatest interest is on the East-West match with teams chosen by the fans, where the best player gets the All-Star MVP (Most Valuable Player) award.
Shortly after the All-Star Gala, the player certification period ends. The regular season ends at the end of April. During this period, voting begins on the prizes to be given, such as Best Sixth Man, Best Rookie, Most Developing Player, Best Defensive Player, Best Coach and Most Valuable player of the regular season titles. Again, the professionals put together the NBA's best team, the best defensive team, the best rookie team.
Playoff
The NBA playoffs begin in late April with 8-8 players in each major (conference) group. The match is based on the results of the regular season, but the teams that win each group are always put in the first four places. The first one plays with the eighth, the second with the seventh, the third with the sixth, the fourth with the fifth, so theoretically, the better-performing teams will team up with weaker teams. Higher ranked teams usually get the field advantage (playing four at home, three away). The playoffs are in a straight knockout format, with four wins in each pairing (so a maximum of seven matches).
The highlight will not be changed in the next rounds, and the losers of the matches will definitely fall out. The final duel, the NBA Finals, will take place between the winners of the two major (conference) groups in June. The winning team wins the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy while team members receive a championship ring. The best-performing player in the finals gets the title of most valuable player in the final.