The Wizards are not here to fuck around. They opened Game 1 of their second-round series against the Celtics with a ridiculous 16-0 run, starting things off with 7-of-10 shooting while outrebounding Boston 9-0. That was due in large part to Marcin Gortat, who scored nine and looked better than he did in any part of…
The Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs last night, which meant exit interviews today. These are understandably but almost invariably boring, rehashed collections of clichéd athlete-speak. Unless you bring along your delightfully relaxed giant fluffer of a dog, Muppet, as Robin Lopez did this afternoon:
Midway through the fourth quarter last night, it looked as if the Bucks might pull off a nifty comeback and force a Game 7 after being down by double digits for much of the second half. They did not.
After a Game 4 loss, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg accused refs of ignoring Isaiah Thomas’s carrying. “He had a hell of a game tonight. But when you’re allowed to discontinue your dribble on every possession, he is impossible to guard. He’s impossible to guard when you’re able to put your hand underneath the ball and take…
With a little less than a minute left in last night’s Game 5 between Washington and Atlanta, John Wall dribbled into some open space behind a Marcin Gortat screen and calmly sank a 21-foot jumpshot, giving the Wizards a four-point lead with 47 seconds left to play.
The Boston Celtics regained control of their first-round series against the Bulls last night, winning 108-97 and taking a 3-2 series lead. Who is to blame for the Bulls losing their grip? Not Dwyane Wade, who scored 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished eight assists, and played some inspired defense in the loss.
I wouldn’t blame anyone for wanting to swear off basketball forever after watching the fourth quarter of Game 5 between the Rockets and Thunder, which was defined by ill-advised foul calls and ill-advised shots, most of them coming from the Thunder’s star player, Russell Westbrook.
The Washington Wizards have, in John Wall, the best player—by a mile!—in their playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. At pretty much any given moment, they have the better player at three of the five positions on the court. They have home-court advantage. And they’re in grave trouble, at least in large part…
Rarely does an offensive rebound off an intentionally flubbed free throw work, but Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Steven Adams and Russell Westbrook pulled it off and made the most of it.
Look at this shit. This shit sucks.
Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams shared a postgame podium after yesterday’s loss to the Rockets. The first question came from Westbrook’s old rival, Berry Tramel, and even though it was addressed to Adams, it was Westbrook’s time to shine.
After trailing the Cavaliers for most of today, the Pacers managed to come back and tie Game 4 with two and a half minutes remaining before taking their first second-half lead on a Thaddeus Young tip shot with 1:30 left—but LeBron answered with his first and only three-pointer of the game, and Indiana’s chances…
After sitting out last night’s Game 3 against Portland, Steve Kerr will miss the rest of the series and potentially longer, according to Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News.
Another Wizards-Hawks game bringeth much fruit in the relatively bland Paul Millsap-Markieff Morris beef.
Exactly halfway through the third quarter against the Trail Blazers last night, the Warriors were down by 14 points. After four more minutes of play, they had a two-point lead, and from there, they didn’t look back.
The NBA is looking into an incident between Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and a fan that occurred after Friday’s Game 3 in Oklahoma City.
Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the playoffs with an injury to his big toe. The Clippers announced the news Saturday morning, after Griffin left last night’s game against the Jazz in the second quarter.
The thing about Mike Pence subjecting an airplane full of reporters to an in-flight screening of Hoosiers is that you can’t even be mad at him for liking a bad sports movie.
The Raptors started tonight poorly, and they didn’t do anything to get better. Down 35-12 at the end of the first quarter (twelve points in the first quarter), they never made anything remotely resembling a run and ultimately got embarrassed to the tune of 104-77.
Down by 25 at halftime, the Cavaliers seemed as good as dead against the Pacers tonight. But then an explosion of offense from LeBron James helped fuel a 14-0 Cleveland run in the third quarter, and the ultimate result was the largest second-half comeback in postseason history.