A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA, forcing clubs to finish in the top eight of their conference if they want a shot at the title.
Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming. Changes to the league’s much-discussed moratorium and Hack-a-Shaq aren’t, at least not now.
The Cavaliers have apologized for showing a video during Wednesday night’s playoff game that showed a man violently throwing a woman across a room for wearing a Chicago Bulls T-shirt.
The Grizzlies are a model for how you can still win in the NBA playing a different way. It’s possible, and that’s a road the Knicks will try to travel on as they begin this rebuilding process.
It might take a special series from LeBron James — and a lot of help from Kyrie Irving — for the Cavaliers to win this series.
They were separated by 22 victories in the regular season and a mere nine points so far in the playoffs.
Al Horford and Jeff Teague scored 20 points apiece, helping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks hold off the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 Wednesday night in an NBA playoff series that’s closer than anyone envisioned.
Atlanta has to know exactly what Brooklyn is feeling right now. And that knowledge might be scary.
More important than any strategy, Lionel Hollins has these Nets playing with a passion, an attention to detail on the defensive end, and unselfishness on offense.
J.R. Smith was ejected from Cleveland’s playoff game on Sunday after swinging his arm back and knocking Boston’s Jae Crowder to the floor early in the second half.
Considering the number of lopsided series in the first round, Monday’s Game 4 between the Nets and Hawks is a must-see event for all NBA fans.
A Little League coaching colleague of mine has this saying: “You can’t hide in baseball.” It turns out that it’s also true in basketball.
Teletovic was ruled out for the season with blood clots in January, but his condition improved and he was cleared to play last week.
This was the game the Nets were praying for — and yet they still fell short. Don’t count on it occurring again in Game 2.
The Eastern Conference seems far less interesting than the West, but still some intriguing match-ups in play.