Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Are Awesome

This is a beautiful thing. In the first quarter of Grizzlies-Thunder, Russell Westbrook grabbed a rebound and, in the same motion, effortlessly flicked a pass three-quarters of the court that just so happened to land right in front of a streaking Kevin Durant for a fast break dunk that had no business happening. And… » 4/19/14 10:15pm Yesterday 10:15pm

Blake Griffin Fouls Out, Dumps Water All Over Warriors Fan

Blake Griffin fouled out with 48 seconds left in the game, and the score tied 105-105. It was kind of a ticky-tacky foul and Griffin was reacting to the video replay. He lifted his arms in exasperation and dumped the water he was holding all over the guy in a Warriors shirt behind him. Then he threw the cup at him. » 4/19/14 6:26pm Yesterday 6:26pm

NBA Playoff Interactive Shows Who's Most Likely To Win Every Round

Our friend Ed Feng at The Power Rank, along with Andrew Phillips from Chartball, put together an interactive that shows win probabilities for the NBA playoffs, all the way through to the finals, weighted heavily by adjusted strength of schedule. » 4/18/14 11:45am Friday 11:45am

Size Matters, But So Does Space: How Miami Went Small And Won Game 4

You knew the Heat's small ball lineups were making the Spurs uncomfortable when, not even six minutes into Game 4 of the NBA finals, Gregg Popovich was playing a lineup that only saw the court for a total of 12 minutes in the regular season, most recently in a desperate comeback attempt against the Portland Trail… » 6/14/13 2:00pm 6/14/13 2:00pm

Miami's Big Three Bests San Antonio's Big One-And-Three-Quarters

For much of the playoffs the question had been whether LeBron James could just get some help from his teammates. By the time Game 3 of the Finals rolled around, it began to look like LeBron was fading. But in Game 4, LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh finally put a game together in the playoffs to live up to the "Big… » 6/14/13 1:49am 6/14/13 1:49am

Tim Donaghy On Game 3: Swallowing Whistles For The Playoffs

As he has done for us in years past, Tim Donaghy, the owner and operator of RefPicks.com and a former NBA referee who spent 11 months in prison for relaying inside information to gamblers, will review the performance of his former colleagues during the NBA Finals. Here's a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of Game 3, with… » 6/12/13 4:14pm 6/12/13 4:14pm

Tim Donaghy On Game 2: Trying To Keep A Blowout Interesting

As he has done for us in years past, Tim Donaghy, the owner and operator of RefPicks.com and a former NBA referee who spent 11 months in prison for relaying inside information to gamblers, will review the performance of his former colleagues during the NBA Finals. Here's a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of Game 2, with… » 6/10/13 4:00pm 6/10/13 4:00pm

Tim Donaghy On Game 1: The Make-Up Call That Sealed A Spurs Win

As he has done for us in years past, Tim Donaghy, the owner and operator of RefPicks.com and a former NBA referee who spent 11 months in prison for relaying inside information to gamblers, will review the performance of his former colleagues during the NBA Finals. Here's a quarter-by-quarter break down of Game 1, with… » 6/07/13 5:02pm 6/07/13 5:02pm

Let's Hope This Spurs-Heat Finals Lasts Forever

It didn't take long for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat to set the tone for Game 1 of the NBA finals. The game started with Mario Chalmers feeding a beautiful pocket pass on the break to LeBron James, who then sliced into the lane and dropped the ball off for an easy Dwyane Wade dunk. A few possessions later,… » 6/07/13 10:21am 6/07/13 10:21am

Dwyane Wade Finds His Game, With Help From The World's Best Wingman

Dwyane Wade heard it all. He heard LeBron not-so-subtly call him out after Game 5, saying he needed more help. He heard Reggie Miller call the team "the Miami Cavaliers" during Game 6. Wade responded, grumpy knee and all, with his best game of the postseason. This is how a superteam is supposed to work. » 6/04/13 9:08am 6/04/13 9:08am