1. NBA Playoffs 2017: TV Schedule, Odds and Bracket Predictions

    NBA fans have grown accustomed to watching multiple playoff games each night. With most of the first round concluded, they face a sudden void in the schedule. Viewers must find another way to occupy their NBA-free Saturday...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 7 hours ago 2,546 reads 0 comments

  2. 2017 NBA Awards Show to Include 6 Fan-Voted Awards Including Dunk of the Year

    The inaugural NBA Awards show, which is set to air June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT, will feature six new honors that will get decided by fan vote in addition to the league's standard ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 days ago 85,641 reads 0 comments

  3. The Best 1-2 Punches in the NBA Playoffs so Far

    The first round of the NBA playoffs has been strange. Not because some series are unexpectedly competitive, but because few of the typical dynamic duos have showed up. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry haven't thrived for the Toronto Raptors...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 days ago 41,236 reads 0 comments

  4. Harden, Rockets Expose Westbrook's Fatal Flaw in Heated Closeout Game

    HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets pulled out all the stops. Before their series-clinching 105-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder at home Tuesday, they rolled out ...

    Maurice Bobb Written by Maurice Bobb about 3 days ago 80,027 reads 0 comments

  5. Rockets Eliminate Thunder with 105-99 Win Despite Russell Westbrook's Heroics

    Russell Westbrook 's 2016-17 season was a sight to behold, but it came to an end Tuesday when the Houston Rockets handed the Oklahoma City Thunder a 105-99 Game 5 defeat at Toyota Center...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 days ago 22,352 reads 0 comments

  6. James Harden and Rockets Teammates Wear All Black Before Game 5 vs. Thunder

    James Harden , Eric Gordon and Nene entered the Toyota Center in all black before hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the teams' first-round playoff series Tuesday. "Funeral colors," former New York Knicks big man Kenyon Martin once said ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 days ago 8,376 reads 0 comments

  7. 'The Full 48' Podcast: Rockets GM Daryl Morey on Free Agency, NBA Rule Changes

    In Episode 3 of Beacher Report's The Full 48 podcast, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey joins senior writer Howard Beck and B/R's Jordan Brenner. Morey discusses free agency, building a team and NBA rule changes...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 5 days ago 1,386 reads 0 comments

  8. James Harden Reveals Ankle Injury, Says He'll Be 'Ready to Go' for Game 5

    Houston Rockets star James Harden revealed Monday that he's suffering from an ankle injury but said it won't jeopardize his status for the Rockets' Game 5 clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder , ESPN...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 days ago 6,268 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Playoffs 2017: Postseason Standings, Championship Odds and Predictions

    The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business on Sunday, knocking off the Indiana Pacers 106-102. In the process, Cleveland became the first team in the 2016-17 NBA playoffs to advance to Round 2...

    Kristopher Knox Written by Kristopher Knox about 5 days ago 13,417 reads 0 comments

  10. James Harden Reveals Ankle Injury After Rockets' Game 4 Win vs. Thunder

    A quiet Game 4 from James Harden can apparently be blamed on an ankle injury. The Houston Rockets star told ESPN's Lisa Salters he suffered the injury in Game 3 and it slowed ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 6 days ago 26,327 reads 0 comments

  11. James Harden, Nene Outduel Russell Westbrook as Rockets Win Game 4 vs. Thunder

    Despite an off game from James Harden , the Houston Rockets took a commanding 3-1 series lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder following a 113-109 win in the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 6 days ago 16,671 reads 0 comments

  12. Thunder Take Game 3 vs. Rockets 115-113 Behind Russell Westbrook Triple-Double

    The Oklahoma City Thunder survived another big fourth quarter by the Houston Rockets for a 115-113 victory in Game 3 of the 2017 Western Conference playoffs and cut their series deficit to 2-1 in the process...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 days ago 38,261 reads 0 comments

  13. NBA MVP 2017: Latest Betting Odds and Official Announcement Date

    The race for the Most Valuable Player award was one of the biggest stories of the NBA season, and after much debate, the battle will be finally be decided...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 8 days ago 30,631 reads 0 comments

  14. NBA Playoffs 2017: Updated Postseason Schedule, Dates and Predictions

    For those who chose the favorites to win each opening series, the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz made the first round of the 2017 postseason more intriguing with road wins...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 11 days ago 9,001 reads 0 comments

  15. 'You've Got to Hit First': Draymond Green Reveals His Secrets to Stopping Stars

    It has been said of any number of top-flight NBA defenders over the years: "He can guard all five positions." Warriors forward Draymond Green is among them, with one exception—he not only can, he does, sometimes in the same game...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 11 days ago 139,814 reads 0 comments

  16. Rockets Crush Thunder 118-87 as James Harden Outplays Russell Westbrook

    James Harden 's Houston Rockets landed the first blow Sunday in a heavyweight postseason showdown with fellow MVP candidate Russell Westbrook 's Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 13 days ago 50,761 reads 0 comments

  17. James Harden Puts Enes Kanter on Skates, Makes Him Look Foolish on Defense

    There are a few universal truths in basketball, and two were revealed again Sunday at the Toyota Center. One, Houston Rockets guard James Harden has a ridiculous handle and offensive IQ...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 13 days ago 3,263 reads 0 comments

  18. Russell Westbrook, James Harden Talk on Friendship Ahead of Thunder vs. Rockets

    Russell Westbrook has complete focus heading into the upcoming playoff matchup against James Harden and the Houston Rockets...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 13 days ago 12,426 reads 0 comments

  19. NBA Playoffs 2017: Game Times, TV Schedule and Predictions for Sunday Matchups

    On Saturday, the 2016-17 NBA playoffs started off with a tight contest between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. The defending champions prevailed, but the No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks upset the No...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 13 days ago 4,926 reads 0 comments

  20. NBA Playoff Bracket 2017: Predictions for Remainder of Postseason Picture

    NBA playoff basketball just started, but it’s never too early to provide predictions on matchup favorites and teams to watch going forward. Most analysts picked the Golden State Warriors to represent the West...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 13 days ago 9,350 reads 0 comments

  21. NBA Playoff Bracket 2017: Final Standings, Postseason Picture and Predictions

    Before the 2016-17 regular season started, most predicted an NBA Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. Soon we'll find out if the two superteams meet for part three of their postseason saga...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 15 days ago 14,681 reads 0 comments

  22. NBA Playoff Schedule 2017: Round-by-Round Dates, TV and Live-Stream Guide

    The NBA playoffs will finally begin on Saturday, April 15, when the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers tip off at 3 p.m. ET. It should be another fun NBA postseason...

    Paul Kasabian Written by Paul Kasabian about 15 days ago 5,824 reads 0 comments

  23. Metrics 101: Who's the NBA MVP?

    Triple-doubles. That's the last time they'll be mentioned throughout this article, because they shouldn't serve as the crux of any argument about the NBA MVP...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 16 days ago 99,160 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Playoffs 2017: Final Team Standings, Title Odds and Bracket Predictions

    The NBA playoffs weren't set without drama. This occurred in both conferences, though the most dramatic development was the Miami Heat missing out in the Eastern Conference despite an epic tear to close the season...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 16 days ago 3,283 reads 0 comments

  25. Keeping Up with the Warriors Forced the NBA to Embrace Its Fun Side in 2017

    Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors over the summer, the superteam was formed, and a lot of people said it was over before it started. One thing becoming super, however, does not mean everything else turns rotten...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 16 days ago 49,829 reads 0 comments