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The Warriors aren’t even giving Damian Lillard a chance

Down 2-0 in the NBA Western Conference finals, the Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in a must-win predicament on their home floor Saturday night.One big reason the Golden State Warriors are in the driver's seat: their ability to...

Warriors having fun without Durant, but they’ll need him

As the specter of superstar transactions this summer hangs over the NBA, many parts of league business take on double meanings.The lottery affects trades, the draft affects free agency and the playoffs aren't just a competition but a...

The signature plays of the six biggest players in Warriors-Blazers

Sunday's intense Game 7s proved an old adage: The NBA is a make-or-miss league.As the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers get set to square off in the Western Conference finals (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET on ESPN),...

on-5 – Biggest questions before these high-stakes Game 7s

What are the biggest things to watch in Sunday's two Game 7s of the NBA playoffs?With the Portland Trail Blazers facing the Denver Nuggets (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and the Philadelphia 76ers matching up with the Toronto Raptors...

NBA draft Top 100 rankings: Best 2019 prospects

Who's on top? Our experts give their rankings and analysis. Source link

Giannis and the Bucks have reclaimed juggernaut status

BOSTON -- These Eastern Conference semifinals between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks would be the first test of whether the Bucks were real. Skeptics wondered whether a regular-season juggernaut that had never won a playoff series before...

How the NBA draft lottery works

The 2019 NBA draft comes with the debut of new odds throughout the lottery -- giving more teams a reasonable chance of winning the No. 1 overall pick and a chance to select consensus top prospect Zion Williamson.The...

Both teams played hard in Portland for four overtimes

PORTLAND, Ore. -- When the confetti was finally released from the rafters and the final buzzer sounded on Game 3, the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets had played 68 minutes of basketball -- and they might have...

When Dame Time is delayed, the other Blazers are right on time

DENVER -- Damian Lillard sat on a stool in a ballroom in sweatpants and sliders at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown on Tuesday with an iPad on his lap, about to head to a video session to...

Rockets’ least favorite referee working Game 2

Scott Foster, the referee most reviled by the Houston Rockets, has been assigned to call Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday.Foster, a 25-year NBA veteran, has not worked a Rockets game...

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