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8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend
dimemag.com Updated 2 hours ago
The 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 Tweet
D'Antoni meets with Lakers brass, job intactESPN.com 31 minutes agoThe worst season in Los Angeles Lakers history ended. Two days of exit interviews ensued. And Mike D'Antoni walked out of the Lakers' practice facility Friday with his job still in place as the coach of the league's marquee team.Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors, Clippers take dislike to playoffsnba.com 36 minutes agoAs much as the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors don't like each other, they're a lot alike in some ways.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 40 minutes agoPhoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is plotting the team's future after an unexpectedly successfully season, and he's confident that future includes Eric Bledsoe.Upvote Share Tweet
Kupchak says Kobe, Lakers on same pageESPN.com 1 hour agoKobe Bryant looks to be having an excellent anniversary trip in Paris, judging by the photos posted on his wife's Instagram account.Upvote Share Tweet
Trading shots: Redick critiques Thompson's DESPN.com 3 hours agoThe Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers have yet to play against each other this postseason, but they've already commenced trading shots.Upvote Share Tweet
O'Neal will start for injured Bogut vs. ClipsESPN.com 3 hours agoGolden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson says Jermaine O'Neal will start in place of injured center Andrew Bogut for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekenddimemag.com 3 hours agoIt’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
Mannix: Clippers-WarriorsCNNSI.com 5 hours agoSports Illustrated's Chris Mannix previews the 2014 NBA playoff match-up between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers.Upvote Share Tweet
SI.com's 2014 NBA playoff predictionsCNNSI.com 7 hours agoWho will be crowned 2014 NBA champion? Our NBA experts weigh in with their series-by-series playoff picks.Upvote Share Tweet
Who's got the edge in the NBA playoffs? We rank all 16 postseason teamsCNNSI.com 7 hours agoSixteen teams still have a shot at the NBA title, although all of those shots aren't created equal. Unlike the upset-prone sprint of the one-and-done NCAA tournament, the NBA playoffs are a marathon of seven-game series that rarely produce massive surpr…Upvote Share Tweet
16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphonesdimemag.com 10 hours agoI 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 19 hours agoThe 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 TweetESPN.com 20 hours agoJ.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss the opening round of the NBA playoffs.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 22 hours agoAs Steve Nash and Pau Gasol pondered their NBA futures following exit interviews with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, both expressed uncertainty about the months to come.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 23 hours agoYes, Blake Griffin heard that Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson called him "a bull in a china shop," adding to the familiar narrative that the All-Star forward plays a bit "out of control" for some people's tastes.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeff Van Gundy: This team will win the '14 FinalsJeff Van Gundy predicts the Houston Rockets will emerge from the Western Conference and win the 2014 NBA Finals.Upvote Share Tweet
Griffin supports medical marijuana in NBAESPN.com Apr 17 (yesterday)Clippers forward Blake Griffin has added his voice to calls for the NBA and other professional sports leagues to investigate allowing players to use medical marijuana as a means to manage pain.Upvote Share Tweet
Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriorsyahoo.com Apr 17 (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?) for the minds behind Ball Don’t Lie to offer you their thoughts on the upcoming pairings in the first…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe takes next starring role in documentaryESPN.com Apr 17 (yesterday)A documentary on the life and career of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will air this fall on Showtime.Upvote Share Tweet
Go On A Sneaker Hunt Inside Sacramento’s Locker Roomdimemag.com Apr 17 (yesterday)Sacramento might be lottery-bound again this summer, but when it comes to sneakers, they’re right up there with some of the best teams in the league. DeMarcus Cousins is considered one of the NBA’s biggest sneakerheads and Isaiah Thomas is always debuti…Upvote Share TweetCan the Brooklyn Nets take down the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs?Upvote Share TweetPlayoff matchup: 1. Indiana Pacers (56-26) vs. 8. Atlanta Hawks (38-44) -- Split season series 2-2 Efficiency rankings: Indiana (22nd offense, 1st defense) Atlanta (17th offense, 14th defense)Upvote Share Tweet
The Word: NBA Playoffs PreviewApr 18Kate Fagan and Sarah Spain discuss which teams they think will likely make it to the NBA Finals and which teams have the best chance to shake things up during the playoffs.
'SportsCenter' Not Top PlaysApr 18"SportsCenter" takes a look back at some of the worst plays of the week.
Brett Brown's Playoff PreviewApr 17The head coach of the 76ers expects a re-match of last year's Finalists.
Playoff Preview: Clippers vs WarriorsApr 17Do the Warriors have any chance against the Clippers? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss.
Mike Woodson, coach of New York Knicks, won't have fate decided this weeke…Apr 18While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.
Adam Silver says pushing back NBA's age limit is top priorityApr 18Armed with majority support from owners and saying "we're ready to go," NBA commissioner Adam Silver made it clear pushing back the league's age limit to 20 is at the top of his priority list.
2014 NBA Playoffs: Mark Jackson's game of thronesApr 17Is a trip to the Western Conference finals the only thing that can save Mark Jackson's job?
NBA: Coast to Coast -- Playoff opening-round storylinesApr 17J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss the opening round of the NBA playoffs.