NBA Playoffs

Silver, NBA Leaning Toward No Playoff Guarantee For Division WinnersA 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.
NBA Commissioner Silver Expects Changes To Playoff SeedingChanges 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.
WATCH: Cavs Chided For In-Game Video Showing Man Throwing WomanThe 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.
Schmeelk: Grizzlies Show There’s More Than 1 Way To Play Winning BasketballThe 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.
Schmeelk: Upsets Shaping Up In Round 2 Of NBA PlayoffsIt might take a special series from LeBron James -- and a lot of help from Kyrie Irving -- for the Cavaliers to win this series.
Resurgent Nets To Try To Force Top-Seeded Hawks To Go The DistanceThey were separated by 22 victories in the regular season and a mere nine points so far in the playoffs.
Hawks Hold Off Nets' Late Burst, Take 3-2 Series LeadAl 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.
Pressure Is On Hawks As Nets Look To Take 3-2 Lead In First RoundAtlanta has to know exactly what Brooklyn is feeling right now. And that knowledge might be scary.
Lichtenstein: D-Will, Nets Turnarounds Get Big Assist From HollinsMore 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.
WATCH: Cavaliers' J.R. Smith Ejected For Knocking Jae Crowder To FloorJ.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.
Lichtenstein: Disrespected Nets Could Save NBA From 1st-Round DoldrumsConsidering 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.
Lichtenstein: Once Again, Nets' D-Will Comes Up Small In Huge MomentA 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.