NBA Atlantic News and Rumors
Man arrested in debate over greatness of Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James
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There are plenty of basketball topics worth debating, but few if any worth actually coming to blows over, unless of course you're legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach and St. Louis Hawks owner Ben Kerner questions your integrity, in which case yo…Share Tweet
Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams is your 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, the league announced Monday, earning recognition as the NBA's top reserve after helping propel the Raptors to a franchise-record 49 wins and their second straight Atlantic Div…Share Tweet
The Cavaliers' Playoff Campaign Started About As Well As It Could Havedeadspin.com 16 hours agoThere was a moment during Sunday’s game between the Celtics and Cavaliers during which, if you squinted hard enough, you could start to make out the vague outline of a Game 1 upset. The Celtics—a well-coached team with nothing to lose that rode into the…Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 19 (yesterday)On Saturday, Anthony Davis showed out for a national television audience and put a serious scare into the Golden State Warriors in his postseason debut. On Sunday, it was Kyrie Irving's turn to make a blockbuster premiere. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tum…Share TweetThe NBA announced Sunday that Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has been fined $35,000 for "using obscene language in a public setting on April 18." The Raptors organization has also been fined an additional $25,000 after Ujiri said,…Share Tweet
Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here!deadspin.com Apr 18 (3 days ago)Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here! Wizards-Raptors kick things off at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, followed by Pelicans-Warriors at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC, Bucks-Bulls at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, and Mavericks-Rockets at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. It’s gonna be good. Re…Share TweetThe Brooklyn Nets' Bojan Bogdanovic and the Utah Jazz's Rodney Hood today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.Share Tweet
DeRozan and Westbrook named Kia Players of the MonthThe Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.Share Tweet
Nets' Teletovic cleared to return, may not play in seriesThe Brooklyn Nets say Mirza Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball activities after recovering from blood clots in his lungs.Share Tweet
Chart: How Every NBA Team's Record Compared To Vegas And Stathead Totalsdeadspin.com Apr 17 (4 days ago)This was an ugly season for the Knicks. How bad? Consider that New York's win total set by sportsbooks during October was 40.5 wins; at 17-65, the Knicks didn't even reach halfway.Read more...Share TweetMasai Ujiri is hanging onto his cash this time around.Share Tweet
Stevens, Rivers named Coaches of the Month for Aprilnba.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)The Boston Celtics' Brad Stevens and the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.Share TweetHow They Got Here Atlanta: Well, in 2012, the Atlanta Hawks traded Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets for … If you think that’s a bit of snark, you’re right, but Atlanta’s startling turnaround began then. It needed a season in purgatory under Larry Drew i…Share TweetHow They Got Here • Cleveland: Kyrie Irving wanted as much money as possible, LeBron James wanted to come home, and LeBron wanted Kevin Love. (That last one has worked out a little bit differently than expected.) Decorated international coach David Blat…Share Tweet
Incredibly, the Knicks’ offer of free food on “fan appreciation night" actually included all the foodeadspin.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)Incredibly, the Knicks’ offer of free food on “fan appreciation night" actually included all the food, in unlimited qualities. SB Nation’s Seth Rosenthal and Rodger Sherman tried to eat and carry off as much as they possibly could.Read more...Share TweetCongratulations are due to the Brooklyn Nets, the final team to clinch a berth in the 2015 NBA postseason. After defeating the Orlando Magic 101-88 at Barclays Center and improving their record to 38-44, the Nets watched the Indiana Pacers fall to the M…Share Tweet
Celtics' Bradley (quad) sitting out finalenba.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)Boston guard Avery Bradley is sitting out the Celtics' regular-season finale at Milwaukee on Wednesday night because of a left quad contusion.Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)The 2014-15 New York Knicks, thankfully, play their last game of the season on Wednesday night. In tribute, a Twitter user by the handle of “World_Wide_Wob” has decided to cobble together a series of Knick highlights from this season, set to the tune of…Share Tweet
Heat And Sixers Both Really, Really Need To Lose To Each Other Tonightdeadspin.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)There is a very special game being played tonight, the final night of the NBA regular season, with so much more at stake than just a boring old postseason berth. The Heat and 76ers will meet, each seeking the same draft pick, each needing desperately to…Share Tweet
Nets Outlast BucksMar 20The Nets needed triple overtime to beat the Bucks 129-127 in Brooklyn.
Not-So-Smart EjectionMar 20Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected from the game for flagrantly punching Spurs forward Matt Bonner below the belt.
Iverson The Exec?Mar 20Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss whether Allen Iverson would make a good NBA executive.
Bulls Charge Past RaptorsMar 20Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
Lou Williams of Toronto Raptors named NBA Sixth Man of the YearApr 20Raptors guard Lou Williams was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year on Monday, becoming the first player in team history to win the award.
2015 NBA Playoffs: Best of the first weekendApr 20Who will win the West? 5-on-5 breaks down each first-round series and picks the conference champions.
2015 NBA Playoffs: Highlights of first weekendApr 20Our writers break down the highlights and lowlights from the first weekend of NBA playoff action.
Toronto Raptors weary of focus on talk by Paul Pierce of Washington Wizard…Apr 19It engaged their fans and prompted a profane response from their GM, but the Raptors want to move past the focus on Paul Pierce's commentary as they prepare for Game 2 vs. the Wizards.