1. NBA Playoffs 2017: Updated Postseason Schedule, Dates and Predictions

    For those who chose the favorites to win each opening series, the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz made the first round of the 2017 postseason more intriguing with road wins...

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  2. 2017 NBA Draft: Best-Case Scenario for Each Top Prospect

    Team fit can play a significant role in a prospect's development once he's selected in the NBA draft. Some players need early minutes, while others require talent to play off or time to learn from the bench...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 days ago 146,384 reads 0 comments

  3. Chris Paul Leads Clippers to 99-91 Win vs. Jazz to Even Series at 1-1

    The Los Angeles Clippers allowed Joe Johnson to rip home-court advantage away from them in Game 1. They followed up with a statement win Tuesday to ensure they'll head to Utah knotted up at 1-1...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 12 days ago 7,807 reads 0 comments

  4. Avery Bradley Heard Rajon Rondo Say Celtics Gave Up in Game 2 Loss vs. Bulls

    Rajon Rondo helped the Chicago Bulls thrash the Boston Celtics 111-97 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night, and he also delivered a dose of reality to the home team in the midst of the blowout...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 12 days ago 67,808 reads 0 comments

  5. Bulls Rout Celtics 111-97 to Take 2-0 Series Lead in 2017 NBA Playoffs

    Since the NBA moved to a 16-team playoff format in 1984, a No. 1 seed has only been eliminated in the first round five times. The Boston Celtics have their work cut out to avoid becoming the sixth...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 12 days ago 61,533 reads 0 comments

  6. Raptors PG Kyle Lowry Seals Game 2 Win with Jumper over Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon

    Despite emerging as one of the Eastern Conference's top point guards in recent years, Toronto Raptors floor general Kyle Lowry has struggled mightily in the postseason. That changed Tuesday night...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 12 days ago 63 reads 0 comments

  7. Raptors Beat Bucks 106-100 to Even Series 1-1 in 2017 NBA Playoffs

    The Milwaukee Bucks countered every Toronto Raptors run Tuesday night with a scoring flurry of their own, but the Eastern Conference title contenders avoided a fourth-quarter ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 12 days ago 10,736 reads 0 comments

  8. Mike Conley Buys 500 Tickets to Spurs vs. Grizzlies Game 3 for Fan Giveaway

    NBA playoff tickets are not always easy to come by, but a few hundred Memphis Grizzlies fans won't even have to pay for Thursday's Game 3 battle against the San Antonio Spurs ...

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  9. Joel Embiid to Dirk Nowitzki: 'Keep Processing' Bayern Munich's Loss

    Joel Embiid is a big Twitter guy. On Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers star center—a dedicated Real Madrid fan —celebrated Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick performance ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 12 days ago 57,291 reads 0 comments

  10. Nigel Williams-Goss Declares for 2017 NBA Draft, Will Hire Agent

    Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss announced Tuesday he will enter the 2017 NBA draft on June 22 and hire an agent —meaning he won't be eligible to return to the Bulldogs next season...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 12 days ago 8,057 reads 0 comments

  11. Timberwolves Win Tiebreaker over Knicks, Get No. 6 Lottery Slot in NBA Draft

    The Minnesota Timberwolves won a tiebreaking pingpong ball draw Tuesday against the New York Knicks to land the sixth-seeded position in the 2017 NBA draft lottery. The Knicks will slot in at No...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 12 days ago 39,346 reads 0 comments

  12. Scott Walker Shares 'Make the Bucks Great Again' Hat Given to Donald Trump

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants to make sure President Donald Trump knows how big of a deal it is that the Milwaukee Bucks are in the playoffs, and he's doing so through the power of merchandising...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 12 days ago 5,380 reads 0 comments

  13. Kevin Durant Questionable for Game 2 vs. Trail Blazers with Calf Injury

    The Golden State Warriors have listed Kevin Durant as questionable for Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 12 days ago 28,210 reads 0 comments

  14. Jazz Fan Performs Rap About Playoff Series vs. Clippers

    One Utah Jazz fan recently went hard at the "ugly" and "disgusting" Los Angeles Clippers in a rap predicting a sweep. Aaron "ZDOG" Zabriskie called the Clippers the "worst team in the NBA...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 12 days ago 57,155 reads 0 comments

  15. Jordan Bell Declares for 2017 NBA Draft After Calling Report 'Fake News'

    Oregon Ducks forward Jordan Bell has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2017 NBA draft on June 22. Bell made his announcement Tuesday in a piece for the website Rise Long Beach ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 12 days ago 4,778 reads 0 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant Recalls Being Angry at Allen Iverson's 41 Points vs. Lakers in 1999

    Kobe Bryant 's competitive streak during his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers was legendary, and in a piece published Tuesday for the Players' Tribune , he recalled a game ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 12 days ago 65,743 reads 0 comments

  17. Grizzlies Design 'Take That for Data' Shirt Inspired by David Fizdale's Rant

    Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale delivered a postgame speech for the ages following Monday night's Game 2 loss to the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 12 days ago 11,029 reads 0 comments

  18. Kyrie Irving Moves into 2nd Place All Time on Cavaliers' Postseason Points List

    Fact: Kyrie Irving scored 37 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-111 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, passing Mark Price (818 points) for the second-most postseason points in franchise history...

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  19. Markelle Fultz Talks Lonzo Ball Rivalry, Says He's Aiming to Be MVP as Rookie

    University of Washington standout point guard Markelle Fultz doesn't just want to become the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. The Huskies star also said he plans to contend for the league's Most Valuable Player Award as a rookie...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 12 days ago 17,920 reads 0 comments

  20. 'The Full 48' Podcast: Brent Barry Talks NBA Playoff Myths, NY Knicks Drama

    In Episode 2 of Bleacher Report's The Full 48  podcast, two-time NBA champion Brent Barry joins  senior B/R writer Howard Beck and B/R's Jordan Brenner...

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  21. LeBron James Passes Magic Johnson on Playoff Steals Leaderboard

    NBA legend LeBron James accumulated 25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and four blocks during the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-111 Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday...

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  22. NBA Playoff Schedule 2017: Updated Bracket Guide and Postseason Dates

    Little has caught fans off guard to start the 2017 NBA playoffs . Even the surprises aren't really registering as such for those who pay close attention...

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  23. The NBA's Coldest End-of-Game Closers of the Last 10 Years

    An NBA game lasts 48 minutes. And while plenty happens in the first 46, a lot of contests are ultimately decided in the last two. Like the ninth inning in baseball, it's in those waning moments when you want a guy who slings fire...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 12 days ago 14,497 reads 0 comments

  24. Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Odds, Analysis, NBA Playoff Betting Pick

    The top-seeded Boston Celtics will try to bounce back Tuesday from a tough loss in their first-round series opener against the eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls as solid home favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark for Game 2...

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  25. NBA Mock Draft 2017: Latest Projections for 1st-Round Prospects

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing after beginning last Saturday. Some teams look like they'll sleepwalk to the second round, while others might be headed home early after a four- or five-game series...

    Paul Kasabian Written by Paul Kasabian about 12 days ago 18,216 reads 0 comments