| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:14 PM
HOUSTON — For his 28th birthday on Sunday, Dwight Howard received a gift from the NBA’s schedule-makers: a game against his struggling former team, the Orlando Magic.
The Houston Rockets and Howard weren’t sharp, but they didn’...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looks are never more deceiving than they are in the NBA's Western Conference.
Oklahoma City held what seemed to be exclusive rights to the conference championship as recently as summer 2012, when the Thunder's run-and-fun core of young stars was...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:10 PM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first of 14 entries, the Lakers were ranked ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans.
Are the Lakers better than the Oklahoma City Thunder?
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Kevin Durant doesn't think Dwyane Wade is one of the NBA's top 10 players.
That's what he told CineSport's Noah Coslov in an interview discussing Sports Illustrated's list of the league's top players for the upcoming season. Oklahoma City forward Durant...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Stunning. Simply stunning. That can be the only description of the most striking aspect of Durant v. Wade.
And, no, we're not (at least not yet) talking about where Kevin Durant believes Dwyane Wade ranks in the NBA's current hierarchy.
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:33 AM
There is no easy way out. That is a central factor of the LeBron James free-agent equation that is best appreciated in advance.
In the wake of Paul George signing his five-year extension with the Indiana Pacers, the thought might be that it next...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Rookie Michael Carter-Williams had 26 points and 10 assists and Spencer Hawes added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers continued their stunning start to the season, beating the Chicago Bulls, 107-104, at Philadelphia on Saturday night....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step.
The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Although the 2013-14 NBA regular season started just three and a half weeks ago, almost every team already has played one-eighth of its schedule.
So, it’s not too early to identify trends, triumphs and trouble spots around the league.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was one of the key advisors who helped Dwight Howard decide to sign with the Houston Rockets.
That's what Dwight Howard told reporters in Houston what Stan confirmed to Open Mike.
From Dwight, courtesy of the Houston...