Stevens: Isaiah Thomas intends to play in Game 1 following sister’s death

April 16, 2017

According to Ernie Johnson of TNT, Isaiah Thomas plans to play tonight in Game 1 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series between the Celtics and Bulls. Thomas’s status was in question after the death of his sister in a car accident in Washington state early Saturday morning. In the meantime, condolences pour in from all corners of the basketball world, including from referees . . . Our deepest condolences…

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Doc Rivers calls reporter’s question about Clippers’ final shot ‘dumbest thing I have heard’

April 16, 2017

The Clippers lost Game 1 of their playoff series with the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. It was a game they should have won, at home, while the Jazz played without center Rudy Gobert. The Clippers tied the game at 95 with 13 seconds remaining but Joe Johnson came down the court and hit a game winner at the buzzer. Needless to say, Doc Rivers was not happy in his…

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ISAIAH THOMAS’ SISTER KILLED IN ONE-CAR ACCIDENT IN WASHINGTON

April 15, 2017

The sister of Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was killed in a single-car accident Saturday morning in Federal Way, Washington. According to the News Tribune‘s Craig Sailor, Chyna J. Thomas, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after the 1998 Toyota Camry careened into a barrier after the car drifted into the shoulder. “That vaulted the vehicle head-on into the sign post,” State Patrol spokesman Trooper Nick King said,…

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Report: Kristaps Porzingis is very frustrated with the Knicks, skips exit meeting

April 15, 2017

The 7’3″ power forward from Latvia – Kristaps Porzingis, has skipped his exit meetings with the New York Knicks front office. This news was reported shortly after Phil Jackson’s statements emerged about Carmelo Anthony when he suggested that the 10-time All-Star would be better off playing ‘elsewhere’ next season. It’s no surprise to NBA fans across the globe that the Knicks franchise is a bit of a mess at the…

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Watch: Best dunks of the 2016-17 regular season

April 14, 2017

  Let’s all take a moment to remember the many basketball souls that were snatched out of bodies after getting dunked on during a memorable 2016-17 campaign. Andrew Wiggins, DeMar DeRozan, LeBron James, Paul George, and several other high-profile stars took to the air this season for some nasty slams, jams, and posterizations – all of which have been highlighted in a video package from the NBA. Only the best…

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NBA championship odds continue to favor Warriors, Cavs

April 13, 2017

Oddsmakers in Las Vegas loved the idea of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers playing in a third straight NBA Finals back in January, and they continue to love it with the playoffs set to get underway this weekend. Even dating back to last June, LeBron James‘ and Stephen Curry’s respective squads have been the odds-on favorites to make history by becoming the first two teams to ever compete…

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Wade: Bulls-Celtics will be tougher than typical 1-8 matchup

April 13, 2017

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images The Bulls may be heavy underdogs heading into their first-round matchup with the Boston Celtics, but Dwyane Wade isn’t expecting Chicago to lie down. “I think it’s going to be a tough series,” Wade told K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune. “It says 1-8, but I think it’s going to be a little tougher than that.” While the Celtics may hold the better…

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NBA Ranking: Top 10 Big Men In 2016-17

April 12, 2017

The NBA has come a long way and has changed a lot over the last few decades, especially during the last few years. The average and old fashioned 7-footer with nice feet and low post offense, as well as those all-dominant rim protectors, seem to be a species in danger of extinction in the NBA, while the league’s way more oriented towards the three point line and the small ball….

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NBA Playoff Picture: Best and Worst Scenarios For Every Team

April 12, 2017

What a fight we have going on in the final game of the regular season for the final 2 spots in the East! You, like us, were wondering “Who would be matched up against the Cavs and Celtics in the first round?” So you went to check out the standings and as you look you saw the conundrum and got confused. Rather than trying to figure it out yourself, let…

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The 14 most agonized fan faces after Russell Westbrook broke Denver’s heart

April 10, 2017

A good sports photo is the equivalent of modern art, and when Russell Westbrook broke an arena full of hearts in Denver we got one of the best photos ever. The more faces you look at in this picture, the better it gets. Pick a winner ? pic.twitter.com/3keCR7kFur — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 10, 2017 It was a historic night for Russ. Not only did he break Oscar Robertson’s…

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