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Point guard Stephen Curry is in Golden State's starting lineup for Game 3 against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night despite a sprained left ankle.Share Tweet
Step Right Up: The already-hurting Los Angeles Lakers will have …The already-hurting Los Angeles Lakers will have to dig out of an 0-2 hole with Darius Morris taking Steve Nash's place, as the Spurs will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.Share Tweet
Wild 'Til The Wire: The Warriors and Nuggets went back and forth all …The Warriors and Nuggets went back and forth all game long, but Golden State rode a raucous home crowd to a thrilling 110-108 win, giving them a 2-1 series lead over Denver.Share TweetESPN.com Apr 26, 2013The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Steve Nash for Friday night's pivotal Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs.Share Tweetnba.com Apr 26, 2013Chris Paul has had a chance to watch the tape, and the Clippers guard is not happy with himself.Share Tweet
Why Jamal Crawford Should’ve Won The NBA Sixth Man Of The YearWhile the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs is well underway, the NBA regular season awards are wrapping up. Every year there are some awards that are obvious no-brainers (hint: LeBron for MVP), but there are also the ones that ignite debate among fa…Share TweetFrom the intensity of the playoffs, the most memorable moments arise. Amid the chaos, reputations are forged, particularly for those whose renown does not (yet) land them gaudy shoe deals. Yesterday we took a look at hidden x-factors in the Grizzlies/Cl…Share TweetWith Russell Westbrook sidelined, the spotlight falls on Kevin Durant. Can he put the Thunder on his back? This may be the ultimate test of Durant's leadership, writes Ian Thomsen.Share Tweet
How Much Does Defense Matter in the N.B.A. Playoffs?nytimes.com Apr 26, 2013Does defense really win championships in the N.B.A.? If it does, the Indiana Pacers are riding high.Share Tweet
8 Things We’ve Learned So Far From The NBA PlayoffsIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, basketball fans. For the next two months or so, we’ll be treated to only the best of the best the league has to offer. With every game broadcasted on national television, there’s a lot of NBA to digest, andShare Tweet
Zach Randolph and Matt Barnes celebrate of their love of flagrant fouls with hugs, headbutts (Video)yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013Pop quiz, hotshot: If I asked you which member of the Los Angeles Clippers would be most likely to commit a flagrant foul, and which member of the Memphis Grizzlies would be most likely to sincerely appreciate it, which two names would you come up? Wait…Share TweetESPN.com Apr 26, 2013Zach Randolph had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies returned to form Thursday night by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 94-82 to pull to 2-1 in the first-round series.Share Tweet
Man vs Machine : Golden State WarriorsApr 26Playing in the shadow of Silicon Valley, it was only a matter of time before Golden State employed their own number crunchers to break out from basketball irrelevancy.
Playoff Coaching In The CrosshairsApr 26David Thorpe and Marc Stein on which coaches are killing, and getting killed, in the playoffs.
Flip Chart: Anatomy Of A ComebackApr 26Flip Saunders breaks down what the Lakers and Celtics need to do to overcome 2-0 deficits.
Warriors Survive To Take 2-1 LeadApr 26Highlight Of The Night: Stephen Curry played through a sprained left ankle, scoring 29 points to lead the Warriors to a 110-108 win over the Nuggets.