1. The One 2017 1st-Round Opponent Each Playoff Team Matches Up with Best

    Legend has it that if we talk about the NBA playoffs ad nauseam, it'll get here exponentially quicker than if we were to remain silent. It's like when a groundhog doesn't see its shadow Feb...

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  2. NBA Playoff Standings 2017: Updated Team Records, Seedings and More

    The NBA realm has entered a bit of madness of its own as it barrels toward the end of the season. Some of the usual suspects already have playoff berths...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 4 days ago 8,814 reads 0 comments

  3. With His Legacy Calling, LeBron James Is Taking Aim at Another MVP Award

    LOS ANGELES — Any activity on the meter assessing the greatest player of all time must move at a glacial pace...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 days ago 146,921 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Awards Race: What If MVP Really Stood for Most Valuable Player?

    Winning MVP is no easy task in the NBA , especially given the ever-changing criteria used for selection. Will Russell Westbrook get the crown if he finishes with a season-long ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 days ago 125,729 reads 0 comments

  5. James Harden Goes Coast to Coast for Game-Winning Layup Against Denver Nuggets

    James Harden was the hero for the Houston Rockets on Monday night vs. the Denver Nuggets . Harden grabbed the rebound from a failed attempt by Jameer Nelson and took the ball the length of the court for a layup with 2...

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  6. James Harden Bolsters MVP Resume with Historic 2-Day Stretch

    Houston Rockets MVP candidate James Harden dropped 40 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists during Saturday's 109-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets ...

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  7. B/R NBA's 2-on-2 Sweet 16 Bracket: Which Duo Takes All in NBA Jam-Style Tourney?

    Tournaments and brackets are hot this time of year, and search engine optimization never rests. So we've compiled a fun little two-on-two tournament featuring 16 sets of NBA teammates, pre -ranked and set against one another for your entertainment...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 days ago 116,474 reads 0 comments

  8. Daryl Morey Shows MVP Support for James Harden with 'Random Combo of Numbers'

    Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has made a living studying numbers. The analytically inclined executive also must know that although a bevy of stats exists, the masses will flock to certain benchmarks...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 7 days ago 12,214 reads 0 comments

  9. Dwight Howard Discusses Kobe Bryant, Magic Career, More with 'The Undefeated'

    Dwight Howard has been portrayed as a malcontent for much of his career, but he attempted to clear the air this week with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 7 days ago 9,693 reads 0 comments

  10. NBA Power Rankings Entering Final Weeks of 2016-17 Season

    At this point, it might be easier to just alert you when we don't have chaos and rampant place-swapping in the top 10 spots of these NBA power rankings. Yet again, there's top-end shuffling afoot...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 days ago 123,477 reads 0 comments

  11. Russell Westbrook on Stephen Curry Picking James Harden for MVP: 'Who's He?'

    Stephen Curry seemingly struck a nerve with Russell Westbrook by selecting James Harden as his non-Golden State Warriors MVP, per NBC Sports' Dan Feldman . "You kind of have to reward the better team, I would think, record-wise," Curry said...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 9 days ago 54,179 reads 0 comments

  12. Stephen Curry Picks James Harden over Russell Westbrook for NBA MVP

    The race for the NBA 's Most Valuable Player award is as heated as ever this season, but the two-time defending winner has announced his preference...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 12 days ago 48,614 reads 0 comments

  13. Friday NBA Roundup: West's No. 1 Seed Is Officially Up for Grabs

    Once upon a time, the Western Conference hierarchy seemed set in stone. The Golden State Warriors were well on their way to wrapping up the No. 1 seed for the third season in a row...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 14 days ago 54,025 reads 0 comments

  14. Awards? Spurs Couldn't Care Less, but Kawhi Leonard Still Might Win MVP

    SAN ANTONIO – Stepping to a microphone at Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium in 1996 to accept the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder famously dismissed the very notion of awards for art of any sort...

    Mike Monroe Written by Mike Monroe about 16 days ago 30,553 reads 0 comments

  15. NBA Award Predictions with 1 Month Remaining in 2016-17 Season

    Can you feel it, folks? The winter ice is thawing, veteran players are resting and bad teams are tanking left and right. It must be the stretch run of the 2016-17 NBA season. There's still plenty to be decided between now and mid-April...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 16 days ago 162,141 reads 1 comments

  16. James Harden Breaks NBA Single-Season Turnover Record

    Even if his MVP bid ultimately falls short this year, Houston Rockets star James Harden already made history...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 17 days ago 13,778 reads 0 comments

  17. Monday NBA Roundup: Warriors Finding Positives in Kevin Durant's Absence

    The Golden State Warriors have dabbled in transcendence these past few seasons, but the grounded approach they took in beating the Atlanta Hawks on Monday may matter more in their pursuit of another title...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 days ago 58,615 reads 0 comments

  18. Kawhi Leonard Lands 3-Pointer vs. Rockets, Blocks James Harden

    Kawhi Leonard solidified the win for the San Antonio Spurs with several clutch plays versus the Houston Rockets on Monday night...

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  19. Mark Cuban Doesn't Consider Russell Westbrook to Be NBA MVP Candidate

    Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double for the season, but that apparently isn't enough to merit MVP consideration from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 20 days ago 51,538 reads 0 comments

  20. James Harden Tallies 20th Game with 30-Plus Points and 10-Plus Assists

    Fact: James Harden had 33 points and 11 assists in the Houston Rockets ' 123-108 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night, his 20th game this season with 30 or more points and 10 or more assists...

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  21. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up All 30 Teams Before the Home Stretch

    You know we're hitting the stretch run when high-end NBA teams are surpassing last season's win totals and clinching playoff spots: The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors pulled off those respective tricks this past week...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 194,423 reads 2 comments

  22. Free to Be Himself, James Harden Looks an Awful Lot Like an NBA MVP

    LOS ANGELES — Every successful campaign needs a good slogan, and here's one to sum up what should be James Harden 's winning run for 2016-17 NBA MVP. Who I Am...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 22 days ago 59,135 reads 0 comments

  23. The One 2017 First-Round Opponent Each NBA Playoff Team Wants to Avoid

    There's no such thing as a cakewalk in the NBA playoffs—that is, unless you're the Golden State Warriors and you get to feast on a sub-.500 squad right out of the gate...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 23 days ago 117,150 reads 0 comments

  24. Rockets vs. Clippers: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

    The Houston Rockets thrashed the Los Angeles Clippers 122-103 Wednesday night at Staples Center behind 20 made threes and six double-figure scorers...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 23 days ago 8,459 reads 0 comments

  25. Laying Out 2017 MVP Cases for NBA's Top Candidates

    We've viewed the race for the 2017 NBA MVP award as a two-man affair (between James Harden and Russell Westbrook ) for so long that we've neglected other candidates' resumes...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 77,343 reads 0 comments