| Apr 22, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Bulls forward Pau Gasol won the 2014-15 Magic Johnson Award, which is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to honor the NBA player who “best combines excellence on the basketball court with cooperation and dignity in...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 6:25 AM
The rhythm of Miami Heat offseasons have moved to a frenetic beat in recent years: Final game. Opt-ins or opt-outs handled in the next week or so. Free-agent decisions to follow days later.
This season, there is nothing but time, with no extended...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 4:46 PM
No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans. The Warriors won three of four regular-season meetings, with one going to overtime. Forget the relative lack of playoff experience for the Warriors and first-year coach Steve Kerr. This team...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 8:28 AM
The award ballots are due Thursday, the day after Wednesday's close of the regular season. Like the standings, plenty remains to be decided.
So, for now, one man's view at the moment, very much subject to change, of the NBA's postseason awards.
| Apr 6, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Last May, the San Antonio Spurs delivered a message that resonated throughout the offseason in Portland: A talented starting five can take you only so far in the NBA playoffs.
So as the final six games stand between the Blazers and the 2015 playoffs,...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 3:44 PM
Anything could happen in the stockpiled, stockpiled West.
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers likes to say that four very good teams will be disappointed after losing in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, but the sunny-side-up news is that six...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 11:02 PM
It was another perfect storm for the Lakers in an angry, frothing sea of them this season.
One team needed to win, visions of a deep playoff run bouncing tantalizingly around their players' minds.
The other team was eliminated from postseason...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 9:53 PM
The Trail Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers early and, after absorbing a charge led by rookie guard Jordan Clarkson, pulled away late to beat the Lakers, 107-77, on Friday night at Staples Center.
Blazers reserve guard C.J. McCollum scored 27 points in...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 1:41 PM
The Clippers play at Portland on Wednesday in the second leg of a back-to-back after losing to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, 110-106.
The loss snapped the Clippers seven-game win streak.
With only seven games remaining in the regular season,...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 10:59 PM
The most impressive numbers involving Chris Paul often show up on the other side of the box score.
Portland's Damian Lillard scored in single digits for the only time this season while being defended by the Clippers point guard earlier this month....
| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:17 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is considered a strong contender for the NBA's most valuable player award this season.
When he went up against the Clippers' Chris Paul on Wednesday, however, there was little doubt who the top guard...