Western Conference

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 16: Eastern Conference LeBron James #6 of Miami Heat slam dunks the ball against the Western Conference during 2014 NBA All-Star game at the Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The East defeated the West 163-155. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Eastern Conference Snaps NBA All-Star Game Losing Streak With 163-155 Win

The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin – then stopped their losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

02/17/2014

George Karl (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

George Karl Out As Coach Of Nuggets; Nets Not Interested?

George Karl is following general manager Masai Ujiri out of Denver. But the Nets, who are without a head coach, are apparently not interested in contacting Karl.

06/06/2013

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NBA Playoff Schedule

Conference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.

05/23/2013

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck through Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's legs on March 24, 2013. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Who’s ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.

04/30/2013

Ryan McDonagh (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Will Likely Make Playoffs Thanks To Soft Eastern Conference

The New York Rangers are one of the luckiest teams in all of sports. That may not sit right with Rangers fans, but in the unfair world of the NHL it’s the Rangers who are getting the major break.

04/11/2013

Dwight Howard (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chris Sheridan To Joe & Evan: There Is ’50-50 Chance’ Lakers Trade D12 To Nets

“The Nets were willing last year to give up Brook Lopez and five first-round picks to get this guy,” Sheridan told Joe & Evan. “The Nets have been trying to get this guy for two years … They can get him without giving up Brook.”

02/19/2013

2013 NBA All-Star Game

West Tops East In NBA All-Star Game; Chris Paul Named MVP

Kevin Durant scored 30 points, MVP Chris Paul had 20 points and 15 assists, and the Western Conference beat the East 143-138 on Sunday night in the NBA All-Star game.

02/17/2013

Raymond Felton (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Must Face Hard Truths, Ignore False Narratives At All-Star Break

The Knicks can still win an NBA championship if they make adjustments. They CAN beat the Heat. Will they? Let’s see if the players and coach do what’s necessary to do it.

02/15/2013

Raymond Felton #2 of the New York Knicks shoots a layup against Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Flaws Were On Display Against Clippers

The scary things for Knicks fans is that these weaknesses aren’t hard to see or diagnose. Every NBA team runs the pick-and-roll incessantly, and most have quick guards to get into the lane.

02/11/2013

Jonathan Quick and Marian Gaborik (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Season

Who’s primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season’s end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.

01/18/2013

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Hartnett: Melo Versus Bryant Has The Makings Of A Christmas Day Classic

The NBA’s two highest scorers, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony lock horns in a mouth-watering match-up on Christmas Day.

12/25/2012

Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Andray Blatche Was M.I.A. In L.A.

Forget the 24-hour rule — I want to file a missing person report. It seems that Nets backup center Andray Blatche inexplicably disappeared sometime early in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 95-90 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.

11/21/2012

Carmelo Anthony #7, J.R. Smith #8 and Raymond Felton #2 of the New York Knicks celebrate in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Knicks And Their Superstar Are Championship Caliber

For those of you out there that hadn’t seen enough from this Knicks team, now you have it. There was almost nothing missing from the Knicks’ win in San Antonio on Thursday night. There is no better win than that.

11/16/2012

Phil Jackson (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lakers Are Ready-Made For Phil Jackson

The Lakers handed Mike Brown the pink slip after 5 games and will undoubtedly turn to Phil Jackson as their first choice replacement.

11/09/2012

Zach Parise (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zach Parise Officially Joins Minnesota Wild On 13-Year Deal

The Minnesota Wild are the big winners of NHL free agency as they’ve signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter on the Fourth of July.

07/04/2012

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