NBA Northwest News and Rumors
Lillard looks to first postseason with Portlandnba.com 8 hours agoPortland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts expects guard Damian Lillard to make a quick adjustment to the NBA playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
Westbrook heads into first round of playoffs healthyThe Oklahoma City Thunder hope dynamic point guard Russell Westbrook is the difference when they meet the Memphis Grizzlies in the playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
Carter-Williams, Jazz's Burke named April's top rookiesThe Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams and the Utah Jazz's Trey Burke were on Friday named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Apr 18 (yesterday)The Avalanche's Game 1 win over Minnesota was about as exciting as playoff hockey gets, and nobody in the building was immune to getting caught up in the moment. That includes Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson.Read more...Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 18 (yesterday)The Utah Jazz have won a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics, giving them a chance for a better pick in the NBA draft.Upvote Share Tweet
8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This WeekendThe NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs. For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklaho…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 18 (yesterday)The playoffs begin on Saturday, thankfully, which means it’s that lovely time of spring (and it is spring, right? It’s not going to snow again, is it?) when the minds behind Ball Don’t Lie to offer you their thoughts on the upcoming pairings in the firs…Upvote Share Tweet
The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This WeekendIt’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.” While much attention has been focused on the first-round matc…Upvote Share Tweet
Tulsa businessman Kaiser joins Thunder's ownership groupTulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder's ownership team.Upvote Share Tweet
16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their HeadphonesI once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA pla…Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young Didn’t Waste Any Time To Start Enjoying His Offseasondimemag.com Apr 18 (2 days ago)The Los Angeles Lakers finished with the second worst record in the Western Conference, and Nick Young was a large reason they escaped without the worst record when he dropped a season-high 41 points against the Conference-worst Jazz on Monday night. Th…Upvote Share TweetThe Minnesota Timberwolves finished exactly where many expected this season: on the outside looking in for a final playoff spot in the brutal Western Conference. They were one loss to the Jazz in their finale from going 41-41 on the year, but that recor…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)Dirk vs. Duncan pits legend against legend, but the Mavericks don't have enough to match San Antonio.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)The decision Sam Presti and OKC made in the fall of 2012 to deal James Harden to the Houston Rockets for 50 cents on the dollar sent reverberations throughout the NBA and made Houston a title contender even while OKC continues to be one of the top teams…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is the NBA's likely MVP for the 2013-14 season. While LeBron James might still be the league's best player, depending on how you rate such things, there's little question that Durant has put forth the best ca…Upvote Share Tweet
Ricky Rubio Behind-The-Back Dime For The Dieng Dunkdimemag.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)Ricky Rubio might be shooting 38 percent on the season, which is actually higher than his first two seasons. His shooting distress might make him a liability at the point guard position, and he might gamble a little too much for steals and lack the size…Upvote Share Tweet
Durant's 42 help OKC secure second seedESPN.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Seasondimemag.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)For better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. While there were so many t…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)Clippers forward Blake Griffin and guard J.J. Redick will not travel with the team for its final regular-season game Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 57th victory of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Chris Paul Spins Evan Fournier In Circlesdimemag.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)As of this writing, Chris Paul has 21 points and 10 assists with more than nine minutes remaining in the fourth. CP3 is 8-for-10, but one of those eight field goals is going to live on in Evan Fournier‘s nightmares. The Nuggets rookie got a crash course…Upvote Share Tweet
Ibaka's Big Block, Thunderous Throw DownApr 19Thunder forward Serge Ibaka gets the swat on one end and the huge slam dunk on the other against the Grizzlies.
Westbrook Dime To Durant For SlamApr 19Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook threw a pinpoint, cross-court pass to fast-breaking Kevin Durant for the sweet jam.
NBA Top PlaysApr 19Caron Butler's dunk in the Thunder's win is the top play from the first night of the NBA Playoffs.
Butler Still Has BounceApr 19Oklahoma City Thunder forward Caron Butler burst past the defender and finished with a soaring dunk.
2014 NBA Playoffs: Thunder strike firstApr 19As a part of a city's fabric, Thunder roars into playoffs
Lee Jenkins: With Curry limited, Warriors counter Clippers to take Game 1Apr 19LOS ANGELES -- Only 24 miles separate True Love Worship Center International, the church in Reseda where Mark Jackson serves as pastor, from Staples Center, the arena in downtown L.A. where he is fighting to remain a coach. Jackson delivered an early Ea…
2014 NBA Playoffs: Warriors impress with opening winApr 19Warriors don't need Stephen Curry heroics to capture playoff opener
NBA salary cap projected to rise nearly $5 millionApr 19The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, according to sources.