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  • NBA preview: Western Conference predictions

    Broderick Turner picks the West (in predicted order of finish) PLAYOFF-BOUND 1.San Antonio 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...
  • Clippers end preseason with a loss to Portland Trail Blazers, 99-89

    It was not a feel-good few weeks for the Clippers. There were injuries, an assault allegation involving Blake Griffin, and lots of uneven play from the starters and reserves alike. Something did eventually go right in the preseason. It ended. The...
  • An older and wiser Byron Scott is still all business

    No matter what happens between now and April 15, the presumed end of the Lakers season, Byron Scott won't wall himself off. He left that behind more than 20 years ago, when he and James Worthy had to assume the unofficial roles of team spokesmen after...
  • Ira Winderman: NBA replay streamlined, not seamless

    Ira Winderman: NBA replay streamlined, not seamless
    Video review has come a long way in the NBA, about to make its greatest stride this season, with the opening of the NBA Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., a facility equipped with 20 replay stations, 94 video monitors, capable of processing 300 billion bits...
  • LeBron James makes Cleveland a favorite for the NBA title

    It seems as if LeBron James is always at the center of the basketball universe because so much of the NBA has revolved around his comings and goings. James just proved you can go home again, even after the citizens of Cleveland called him unprintable...
  • Heat waive Khem Birch, keep Andre Dawkins, Shannon Brown, Justin Hamilton

    Heat waive Khem Birch, keep Andre Dawkins, Shannon Brown, Justin Hamilton
    The Miami Heat's reshuffled 2014-15 roster will feature three rookies, five free agents added in the offseason, and seven members of the roster that fell in last season's NBA Finals to the San Antonio Spurs. The roster picture, which does not have to be...
  • Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan dream big for Clippers

    Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan dream big for Clippers
    They catch each other's passes, finish each other's sentences and often appear to read each other's minds on the basketball court. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan couldn't be closer if you jammed them into the back seat of a Kia hatchback....
  • Exit strategies: How 10 teams replaced their LeBron

    Exit strategies: How 10 teams replaced their LeBron
    Cliché all you want about the team game, but the NBA, at its highest level, very much can be a singular equation, one player making all the difference. So on July 11, when LeBron James said he was coming home, as Cleveland exulted, the question became...
  • Write off Dwyane Wade at your own risk

    Write off Dwyane Wade at your own risk
    This is what Dwyane Wade said when told NBA general managers, polled to name the league's best shooting guards, didn't mention him for the first time in eight years: "I don't care,'' he said. No motivation in that? "I've got enough motivation,''...
  • World Series Ratings Off to Worst Start on Record

    The Kansas City Royals were a great story in baseball this year, but as a team with little star power that hails from a small market, their surprise run to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series may not be resonating with more casual sports...
  • ASK IRA: Has Cole merited playing ahead of Chalmers at point?

    ASK IRA: Has Cole merited playing ahead of Chalmers at point?
    Q: Ira, what has Norris Cole done to move ahead of Mario Chalmers in the Heat rotation? Erik Spoelstra did not start him when he benched Chalmers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals? -- Steve, Miami. A: I wish I had an answer, could tell you that Norris has...