| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:19 PM
The margin for error left in July.
Against the Brooklyn Nets, the Miami Heat might be able to survive without Dwyane Wade. Against just about anyone in the Western Conference? Not as likely.
So after holding off the Nets on Monday night in the third...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
A year ago, after his team lost in the 2013 NBA Finals to the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was able to bring back almost his entire roster to eventually vanquish the Heat in the 2014 Finals.
Asked Saturday, before the teams met...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:13 PM
Is the 50-year wait over for the city of Cleveland?
Can LeBron James deliver the first title since Jim Brown did it in 1964?
Have the defending champion San Antonio Spurs finally gotten so old that LeBron can now catch them?
That, ladies and...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Broderick Turner picks the West (in predicted order of finish)
2013-14 finish: 62-20.
Coming: Kyle Anderson.
Going: No one of significance.
Despite a storied history, the Spurs have never won back-to-back titles. In...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Here's our team-by-team preview of the Western Conference. Teams are in predicted order of finish in their divisions.
SOUTHWEST DIVISIONSan Antonio Spurs
Last Season: 62-20, 1st in Southwest. Defeated Miami to win NBA title.
The Buzz: The way the...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:20 PM
It's the start of a new season and the appearance of a new refrain from Lakers followers, with foam fingers crossed and hands wrapped around lucky Chick Hearn bobbleheads.
Please, please be better than last year.
It's a bizarre way of thinking about a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Friday night against the Golden State Warriors at the Sprint Center? Mere preseason fare.
Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center? More than just an exhibition.
With Friday's game against the Warriors typical of NBA...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Aaron Gordon doesn't consider himself a consolation prize, even if Magic fans and the rest of the basketball world might.
It's not fair to Aaron, of course, that he's considered as the fourth horse in a three-horse race.
The Magic wound up with Gordon...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:57 PM
George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:51 PM
One team grew closer to whole Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
And then there were the Miami Heat.
On a night Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford returned to the lineup for the first time since tearing a pectoral muscle Dec. 26, any chance of...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:17 AM
LeBron James made it clear in July his return to Cleveland was about more than basketball. But to get back home, he needed Forgiveness 101.
James addressed his relationship with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who published a venomous and personal letter...