| Apr 30, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 99-93 on Wednesday night.
The Grizzlies reached the West semifinals for the...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 1:35 PM
Stung by the loss of point guard Mike Conley, the Grizzlies gritted out their latest victory over the Trail Blazers.
Memphis took a 3-0 lead in its first-round playoff series against Portland with a 115-109 victory on Saturday night. But it came with a...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Beno Udrih is doing his best to make sure the Memphis Grizzlies can ease Mike Conley and Tony Allen back into the lineup from their injuries.
Udrih scored 20 points in the best playoff game of his career, and the Grizzlies never trailed in routing the...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 11:58 AM
The popular narrative throughout the season was that any one of six teams could represent the deep Western Conference in the NBA Finals.
But with the playoffs set to begin Saturday, oddsmakers are focusing on two teams in the West: Golden State, with...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:13 PM
NBA WEST CAPSULES
67-15 (Home: 39-2; Road: 28-13)
8. NEW ORLEANS
45-37 (Home: 28-13; Road: 17-24)
Season series: Golden State, 3-1.
Key stat: The Warriors' high-octane offense averaged an NBA-best 110 points per game and gets...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 7:04 AM
Russell Westbrook made the most of his second chance.
The NBA's scoring leader tallied 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 101-90 on Monday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:30 AM
The Portland Trail Blazers (48-26) lost a critical game on Wednesday night to the Clippers (50-26), weakening the Blazers' chance at home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
They'll visit the Lakers (20-54) on Friday night at Staples...
| Apr 7, 2015
Brook Lopez doesn't speak to his twin brother on the court. Hadn't spoken to him at all since a late-night McDonald's run the night before.
His play did all the talking Monday.
He dominated Robin Lopez and the short-handed Portland frontcourt with 32...
| 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,...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 7:54 AM
Pat Riley has always been in a hurry. Impatience has been his virtue. At least when it has come to his tenure with the Miami Heat.
Barely two months after his arrival in 1995, he blew up his roster and traded for Alonzo Mourning. Less than three...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:43 PM
For months, the Miami Heat had been able to back up something substantive with something else substantive.
Instead, the winning streaks, as limited they were, were backed up against the likes of the Orlando Magic or Los Angeles Lakers.
And then came...