1. NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated Bracket and TV Coverage for Monday's Games

    The 2014 NBA playoffs are in full swing, and upon the conclusion of Sunday's contests, each series now has one game in the books. There has already been some upset victories, highly contested matchups and blowout wins...

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  2. NBA Playoffs 2014: Early Takeaways from Eastern Conference Results

    The first games are in for the Eastern Conference playoffs, and apparently home-court advantage is a myth this time of year...

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  3. What Indiana Pacers Need from Paul George During NBA Playoffs

    If the Indiana Pacers hope to avoid an early playoff exit, they'll need Paul George to step up his game. The Pacers are clearly in turmoil, having dropped their series opener to the Atlanta Hawks at home 101-93...

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  4. What Offensive System Should Lakers Use in Kobe's Twilight Years?

    Los Angeles Lakers fans are hoping to see Kobe Bryant back in uniform for the start of next season after an agonizingly long layoff...

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  5. Major Needs for Every 2014 NBA Draft Lottery Team

    As the 2014 NBA Playoffs begin to percolate, the lottery teams at home are trying to address their weaknesses and rebuild, with hopes of joining future postseasons...

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  6. B/R NBA 200: Top 37 Point Guards in 2013-14

    Chris Paul has been sitting atop the point guard rankings for quite some time, but has he maintained his grip on that No...

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  7. What Golden State Warriors Need from Klay Thompson During NBA Playoffs

    The Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their Round 1 matchup. The first tilt was anything but one-sided. The Clippers took a 12-1 lead to begin the game, but the Warriors tied it up just over four minutes later...

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  8. What Indiana Pacers Need from Roy Hibbert During NBA Playoffs

    In short, the answer to the question is: a lot more than what they're getting. Or nothing, if you're on board with USA Today 's Bob Kravitz calling for Roy Hibbert 's head ...

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  9. Exciting International Prospects Orlando Magic Should Consider in 2014 NBA Draft

    With a final record of 23 wins and 59 losses, from the outside, it looks like the Orlando Magic have a long way to go to get back to prominence. However, by looking a little closer, you’ll see that they may not be as far off as you think...

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  10. What Charlotte Bobcats Need from Al Jefferson in NBA Playoffs

    The Charlotte Bobcats put up a fight in Game 1 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, but they were dealt a big blow early in the first half when star center Al Jefferson went down with a plantar fascia injury...

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  11. Chicago Bulls Can Offer Carmelo Anthony Everything New York Knicks Can't

    After more than three seasons in a New York Knicks uniform, Carmelo Anthony is in a very similar position to the one he was in during his final days as a Denver Nugget...

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  12. Lillard, Aldridge Star in Game 1 Victory

    HOUSTON – The Portland Trail Blazers proved on a grand stage that they now have two superstars on its roster...

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  13. Quick: Lillard Proves He's Playoff Ready

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  14. Batum: Aldridge's 'Game Was Huge for Us'

    HOUSTON – Before the Trail Blazers played the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series at the Toyota Center on Sunday, LaMarcus Aldridge had a quick ...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 5 hours ago 49 reads 0 comments

  15. Audio: Calls of the Game for Blazers' Game 1 Win

    LaMarcus Aldridge led all players in the game in points (12), rebounds (8), offensive rebounds (3) and blocks (2, tied) in first quarter and the Trail Blazers were up 27-20...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 5 hours ago 7 reads 0 comments

  16. What Oklahoma City Thunder Need from Kevin Durant During NBA Playoffs

    Kevin Durant 's flash may come in his scoring, but his value extends so far beyond merely putting the ball in the basket...

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  17. Philadelphia 76ers' Best Options in Upcoming 2014 NBA Draft

    With a final record of 19 wins and 63 losses, most people would not call the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2013-14 season a success...

    Adam Williams Written by Adam Williams about 6 hours ago 297 reads 0 comments

  18. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    In what may have been the best game of the NBA playoffs' opening weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers pulled off an insane comeback to beat the Houston Rockets 122-120 in overtime Sunday at the Toyota Center...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 6 hours ago 263 reads 1 comments

  19. Patrick Beverley Injury: Updates on Rockets Guard's Knee and Recovery

    The Houston Rockets suffered a gut-wrenching Game 1 overtime defeat at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers , and things only continued to get worse after the final horn...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 6 hours ago 6,013 reads 62 comments

  20. Superstars Come Out to Play in Blazers-Rockets Overtime Thriller

    We knew this series was going to be good, but wow. Game 1 between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers was an overtime classic, replete with roller-coaster runs throughout and a tightly-contested ending decided by just two points...

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  21. Best Highlights from Sunday's NBA Playoff Action

    The NBA postseason might only be a mere two days old, but it will be hard for any game to top what transpired on Sunday night in Game 1 of the Houston-Portland series...

    Joe  Flynn Written by Joe Flynn about 6 hours ago 350 reads 0 comments

  22. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Game 1 Video Highlights and Recap

    The new-look Houston Rockets took to the floor on Sunday in their first playoff appearance since Dwight Howard 's arrival last summer against the Portland Trail Blazers...

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  23. LaMarcus Aldridge Already Proving His True Value in 2014 NBA Playoffs

    It’s a testament to the nature of sports and athletes in general that LaMarcus Aldridge will probably only be thinking about his sixth and final foul after the Portland Trail ...

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  24. Portland Police Twitter Cracks Joke About Blazers' Win over Houston

    The fifth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers came up with a 122-120 overtime win against the fourth-seeded Houston Rockets, and the Portland Police cracked a joke about the Blazers "stealing" the win...

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  25. Blazers vs. Rockets: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Playoffs

    The NBA saved its best for last. Capping off a day full of playoff basketball, the Portland Trail Blazers knocked off the Houston Rockets, 122-120, in a back-and-forth overtime ...

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