| Apr 26, 2015
| 7:06 AM
They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs.
On their seventh try this season, the Nets finally got a victory over Atlanta. Get another one Monday, and they will be all even with the No. 1 seed in this Eastern...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 6:35 PM
After a vintage playoff performance this week with the Houston Rockets, Dwight Howard looked like the same old Dwight Howard who turned the Magic into a contender.
But Dwight says in a wide-ranging interview with the Bleacher Report that he's a new man,...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 2:28 PM
For the last four years, the Eastern Conference basketball universe orbited around LeBron James and his Miami Heat team that reached the NBA Finals all four seasons.
This season, the East still revolves around James, because he has a chance to direct the...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:22 PM
NBA EAST CAPSULES
60-22 (Home: 35-6; Road: 25-16)
38-44 (Home: 19-22; Road: 19-22)
Season series: Atlanta, 4-0.
Key stat: Atlanta plays well on both sides of the ball. They were 10th in the NBA in scoring (102.2) and...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 6:06 AM
TV/radio: 6:30 p.m. Monday; CSN, WMVP-AM 1000.
Storylines: The Bulls have won two of the first three meetings and aim to win the season series for the fifth straight time. The Nets are finishing a back-to-back, failing to clinch a playoff berth with...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 7:26 AM
The Lakers (19-52) play the fourth of five straight games on the road, visiting the Brooklyn Nets (31-40) on Sunday afternoon.
Brooklyn has won two in a row, hoping to catch the eighth-place Boston Celtics (32-40) for a playoff berth. The Nets simply...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 4:00 PM
LeBron James didn't let a nasty head cold stop him from two appointments — seeing his son perform at school and getting the Cavaliers into the playoffs.
James scored 29 points — 13 in the fourth quarter— and Cleveland edged the Indiana...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 7:17 PM
Observations from Wednesday night's 104-98 victory over the Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena:
-- The chemistry between Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic is special and figures to grow even more special over time.
-- What works with Wade and Dragic together...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. ATLANTA: Best record in NBA. Big-time wins over Houston, Cleveland are part of a six-game win streak. (4)
2. GOLDEN STATE: League-best 25-2 record at home by...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 4:50 PM
At the end of Thursday's NBA trading deadline, players and draft picks were moving at such a frantic rate — particularly in the final hour — it was hard to keep track of all the roster changes.
When the dust settled, it marked one of the...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:58 PM
After falling behind by as many as 22 points, the Lakers rallied late to close the gap to seven, ultimately falling short against the Brooklyn Nets, 114-105, on Friday night at Staples Center.
Nets guard Joe Johnson led all scorers with 23 points,...