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The Golden State Warriors cruised to 67 wins this regular season, causing some pundits to wonder if they would be able transcend adversity in a tight playoff game. Monday's Game 2 of their first-round series against the New Orleans Pelicans will not end…Share Tweet
The Golden State Warriors are essentially unbeatable at home, in no small part because of the legion of crazy-loud fans that pack Oracle Arena every game. There’s not much an opposing coach or player can do to mitigate such a home-court advantage during…Share Tweet
Gregg Popovich Hated Every Second Of His Postgame Press Conferencedeadspin.com 15 hours agoGregg Popovich is never cuddly with the media under any circumstances, but if there was ever time when he was guaranteed to be extra salty, it was after watching his team get whupped by the Clippers in Game 1. Read more...Share Tweet
Drunk Clippers Bro Is Very Chill About Getting Kicked Out Of Gamedeadspin.com 17 hours agoWe have found the perfect rivals for the Lakers Bros . These Clippers bros say they got kicked out of Sunday’s Game 1 again the Spurs. Why? The more loquacious bro explained: “Apparently they frown upon open bottles of vodka.”Read more...Share Tweet
Paul and Griffin help Clippers pull away from Spurs for big Game 1 winyahoo.com Apr 20 (yesterday)The 2015 playoff series between the West's No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers and No. 6 San Antonio Spurs has been tabbed by nearly all observers as the most competitive of the first round, with one of two contenders going home after just a few weeks. That expe…Share Tweet
Here Is A Very, Very Excited Steve Ballmer In Extreme Slow Motiondeadspin.com Apr 20 (yesterday)Who’s excited? Clippers owner and perpetually enthusiastic oligarch Steve Ballmer, that’s who. He has reason to be, given his team’s outstanding effort against the Spurs tonight, but his orgasmic faces deserve an extra-special, extra-slow examination.Re…Share Tweet
Blake Griffin posterizes Aron Baynes twice in Clippers-Spurs Game 1yahoo.com Apr 20 (yesterday)Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin has said that he started dunking less in the regular season so that he could conserve his energy for the playoffs. In his first game of the 2015 playoffs, Griffin suggested that he has plenty of energy in reserve …Share Tweet
Let's Watch Coolio's Halftime Show At The Spurs-Clippers Gamedeadspin.com Apr 20 (yesterday)Clippers fans at Staples Center were deprived a simulcast of Charles Barkley and the other TNT knuckleheads tonight, getting a fantastic voyage of a live Coolio performance that was their own little gangsta’s paradise. You’re not doing anything else rig…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 Tweetnba.com Apr 18 (3 days ago)Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Friday.Share Tweet
The Golden State Warriors Are Going To Win The NBA Finalsdeadspin.com Apr 18 (3 days ago)If you are a longtime basketball fan who can’t shake the notion of the Warriors as a sad-sack franchise, or if you pay too much attention to Charles Barkley-class pundits’s ramblings about jump shooting and experience, this is going to sound crazy to yo…Share Tweet
Video game simulation sees Warriors over Cavs for NBA titlenba.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)A video game simulation of the NBA playoffs sees the Golden State Warriors beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, after getting by what would have been an exhausted San Antonio team.Share Tweet
If These Are The Next Clippers Jerseys, Man, They're Garbagedeadspin.com Apr 17 (4 days ago)Paul Lukas of Uni Watch, who is as on top of these things as anyone can be, just posted some mockups of what are apparently prospective designs for the Los Angeles Clippers’ new jerseys, and oh man, are they butt.Read more...Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 17 (4 days ago)Will LeBron James deliver an NBA championship to Cleveland? Can Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors continue to roll after winning 67 games during the regular season? Or, can the San Antonio Spurs reach the NBA Finals for the third straight seas…Share TweetHow They Got Here Los Angeles: Unburned from having to be known as the team that works for the NBA’s most onerous executive, the Clippers overcame depth and injury issues per usual to wrest the three seed out of the wicked Western Conference. Lumped in …Share Tweet
After worst season ever, Lakers see hopeful signs in futurenba.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)The worst season in the Los Angeles Lakers' history has finally ended, and the longest summer has just begun.Share Tweetnba.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)The Golden State Warriors know all about playoff upsets. After all, the franchise pulled off one of the biggest stunners in NBA history just eight years ago.Share Tweet
Stevens, Rivers named Coaches of the Month for Aprilnba.com Apr 16 (5 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 Tweet
Let Carlos Boozer Explain "Holdat" To Youdeadspin.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)What is life like for a veteran roleplayer on a shitty NBA team? Not that bad, if the tail end of Carlos Boozer's press postmortem today in Los Angeles is any sign. The Lakers forward took his opportunity when prompted to explain exactly what he means w…Share Tweet
Steve Nash Announces RetirementMar 21Stephen A. Smith discusses Steve Nash's retirement and his place among the greatest point guards in history.
Steve Nash On Decision To RetireMar 21Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash discusses his time with the Lakers, legacy questions, and his decision to retire.
NBA Top PlaysMar 20Derrick Williams' posterizing, one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
The D'Antoni RevolutionMar 20Mike D'Antoni changed the game with rapid ball movement and spacing players on the court. The game has changed accordingly, but the man that brought this about is no longer coaching in the NBA.
Pelicans Warriors BasketballApr 20In the words of ESPN's J.A. Adande, this game is just coming down to quality of shots now. Fortunately for the Warriors, few in the NBA are better at ...
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.