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Westbrook heads into first round of playoffs healthynba.com 3 hours agoThe Oklahoma City Thunder hope dynamic point guard Russell Westbrook is the difference when they meet the Memphis Grizzlies in the playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekenddimemag.com 5 hours agoThe 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
Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazersyahoo.com 6 hours agoThe 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 Weekenddimemag.com 6 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
SI.com's 2014 NBA playoff predictionsCNNSI.com 9 hours agoWho will be crowned 2014 NBA champion? Our NBA experts weigh in with their series-by-series playoff picks.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 Tweetdimemag.com 11 hours agoSteve Nash‘s documentary series in conjunction with Grantland, “The Finish Line,” has been incredible behind-the-scenes look at the two-time MVP as he comes up on the end of his Hall-of-Fame career. Episode 4 might be the best yet when Nash reunites wit…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA playoff previews for every seriesCNNSI.com 21 hours agoAre the Rockets a darkhorse contender? Our SI.com staff breaks down Houston-Portland and every first-round matchup.Upvote Share Tweet
See The “Mount Spursmore” Haircut Featuring The Spurs’ Big Fourdimemag.com 23 hours agoThe playoffs are starting soon, so fanaticism is amping up as teams go into the real season, which starts Saturday. While a tattoo is permanent enough to make — lets say — a Charlies Villanueva tattoo a bit dicey, let alone two, haircuts come and go. St…Upvote Share Tweet
Ellis plays key role in Mavs' playoff spotMonta Ellis had just missed a jumper that could have lifted Dallas out of a matchup with top-seeded San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
Cuban: Bucks' new owners got 'a bargain'ESPN.com Apr 17 (yesterday)Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban considers the sale price of approximately $550 million for the Milwaukee Bucks to be a bargain, suggesting the true value of NBA franchises is north of $1 billion.Upvote Share Tweet
Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the monthThe Charlotte Bobcats' Steve Clifford and the Memphis Grizzlies' Dave Joerger on Thursday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.Upvote Share Tweet
Grizzlies' Miller an iron man this seasonThe Memphis Grizzlies hoped Mike Miller would be healthy once they got to the postseason.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeff Van Gundy: This team will win the '14 FinalsCNNSI.com Apr 17 (yesterday)Jeff Van Gundy predicts the Houston Rockets will emerge from the Western Conference and win the 2014 NBA Finals.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 Tweet
Reebok Classic Introduces San Antonio-Inspired Colorway Of The RailToday, Reebok Classic introduced a San Antonio-inspired colorway of the infamous Rail, which will drop on April 25. Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson played just nine games with the Spurs during his final season in the NBA, but still, this colorway of the sneake…Upvote Share TweetHouston’s playoff fortunes depend a bit on the health of perimeter pest, Patrick Beverley, who has come back quickly from a meniscus tear he suffered last month. Beverley looked to be ready when he showed off some spiffy ball-handling skills during shoo…Upvote Share Tweet
Griz seize No. 7 slot from Mavs with OT winESPN.com Apr 16 (yesterday)Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.Upvote Share TweetThis Los Angeles Lakers season was always going to be a trying one full of challenges, but the reality has been something akin to a worst-case scenario. L.A.'s most popular squad enters Wednesday night's season finale at the San Antonio Spurs with a 26-…Upvote Share TweetIf the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers in their regular-season finale on Wednesday, they will finish the year at 63-19, tying a franchise record for wins. Even if they don't, they will enter the postseason this weekend as the No. 1 overall…Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers coach D'Antoni uncertain about futureESPN.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)The Los Angeles Lakers play their final game of the worst season in franchise history on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs. Will it also be the final game of Mike D'Antoni's tenure with the team? The coach says his future is still undetermined.Upvote Share Tweet
National Guard soldier returns from Afghanistan, surprises 8-year-old son on court at Suns game (Video)The Phoenix Suns were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday night, but their 97-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies did still manage provide a heartwarming moment for one Arizona family. During stoppages in pay at home games at the U.S. Airways Center, th…Upvote Share Tweet
SI Now: Playoff implications for NBA's season finaleCNNSI.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)Seven games have playoff implications tonight, including the Grizzlies-Mavs clash for the No. 7 seed.Upvote Share Tweet
Suns Ballboy Says, “The Whole Spurs Team Gave Off A Nice Fragrance”dimemag.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)The r/NBA community on reddit is composed of a fantastic group of readers and contributors. It’s a must-read almost daily for the basketball minutiae they share every day. They’re also a great place for NBA people — Daryl Morey being one — to stop by an…Upvote Share Tweet
Thunder RoadApr 18Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook's team has a tough road to a title, and Daily Thunder's Royce Young says that there's plenty at stake -- if they bow out early, change could be in the air.
Momentum Is A MythApr 18Tom Haberstroh reveals why the slumping Indiana Pacers are a sleeping giant.
Fan Gets 'Mount Spursmore' HaircutApr 18Joe Barber shows off his customer's "Mount Spursmore" hair cut, highlighting the Spurs' Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard.
Which Team Wins NBA Title?Apr 18Skip Bayless says the San Antonio Spurs will beat the Heat to win the title.
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.