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AP Source: Warriors star Stephen Curry to be named NBA MVP (Yahoo Sports)

OAKLAND, CA MAY 3: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media after the win against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stephen Curry has another label now: NBA MVP. The Golden State point guard has won the league’s most coveted individual award, a person familiar with the decision said Sunday. An official announcement and news conference are expected Monday, and Curry will be presented with the award on the court before Game 2 of the Warriors’ Western Conference semifinal series against Memphis on Tuesday night. Curry had 22 points and seven assists in Golden State’s 101-86 victory over the Grizzlies on Sunday.


Posted on 4 May 2015 @ 3:46 am

Warriors roll past Grizzlies 101-86 in Game 1 of West semis (Yahoo Sports)

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 03: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles past Courtney Lee #5 of the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals that reporters should have two stories ready: One if his team looked well-rested and won, another if it looked rusty and lost. Neither the Warriors nor Grizzlies really felt good about the way they played. The difference is the Warriors did what they usually do at home: take care of business – and comfortably, too. Stephen Curry had 22 points and seven assists, and the Warriors wore down undermanned Memphis in a 101-86 victory in Sunday’s series opener.


Posted on 4 May 2015 @ 3:41 am

Clippers-Rockets Preview (Yahoo Sports)

HOUSTON (AP) — – When the Houston Rockets open their second-round Western Conference playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, it will have been six days since they last played. The Clippers are in a much different situation after clawing their way out of the first round with a gritty performance in downing the defending champion San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 on Saturday night. ”It’s been good to have our rest – (Monday’s) going to be a big game for us, especially with our energy,” Houston’s James Harden said. So we just have to do a really good job of coming out here with energy, making sure we’re playing well on both ends of the floor.” The Rockets are in the Western Conference semifinals for the first time since 2009 and 13th overall.

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 11:46 pm

Bulls-Cavaliers Preview (Yahoo Sports)

The Bulls are charging at him. On Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers, missing two starters, will open their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals against a confident and finally healthy Chicago team looking to exact some revenge on James, who has eliminated them from the NBA playoffs three times since 2010. The Cavs, who entered the postseason as the East’s favorite to make the NBA Finals, will be without power forward Kevin Love and his 10 rebounds and floor-spacing ability for the rest of the postseason after he underwent shoulder surgery. Down two key players, Cleveland appears vulnerable – except James is still around.

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 11:16 pm

Beal leads well-rested Wizards past Hawks 104-98 in Game 1 (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 3: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2015 at Philips Center in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

After resting up for the past week, the Washington Wizards merely had to withstand Atlanta’s early pace. Once the Hawks ran out of gas, Bradley Beal and the Wizards took control. Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points and streaking Washington remained unbeaten in the postseason, knocking off top-seeded Atlanta 104-98 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. It was another gritty performance by the Wizards, who improved to 8-1 on the road in the playoffs over the past two postseasons, including 3-0 this year.


Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 9:07 pm

Clippers have 2 days rest before facing Rockets in 2nd round (Yahoo Sports)

The Los Angeles Clippers have less than two days to enjoy their wildly entertaining first-round series victory over the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. Chris Paul, who willed himself back from an early hamstring injury, banked in a shot over Spurs iron man Tim Duncan with a second left to lift the Clippers to a 111-109 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night that eliminated San Antonio. The Clippers, who faltered at home in Games 2 and 5, move on to face the Rockets starting Monday night in Houston. ”As soon as this settles tonight, we’ll start thinking about that,” Blake Griffin said.

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 8:28 am

For Bulls, question remains which team will show up (Yahoo Sports)

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 30: Mike Dunleavy #34 of the Chicago Bulls walks onto the court before the start of the game against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on April 30, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — – The Chicago Bulls are about to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and even they aren’t quite sure which team will show up. The ups and downs continued in the first round against Milwaukee, so good luck trying to figure out which version of the Bulls will take to the court in Cleveland on Monday night. Will it be the one that dropped Game 5 at home against the Bucks? Or the one that delivered one of the most lopsided playoff beatings ever in Game 6 at Milwaukee?


Posted on 2 May 2015 @ 8:43 pm


ESPN - United States

LeBron ditched headband to match teammates

LeBron ditched headband to match teammates

Posted on 4 May 2015 @ 2:42 am

Grit and grind in need of guidance from Conley

Grit and grind in need of guidance from Conley

Posted on 4 May 2015 @ 2:00 am

Shumpert is Cavs’ X factor vs. his hometown Bulls

Shumpert is Cavs’ X factor vs. his hometown Bulls

Posted on 4 May 2015 @ 1:38 am

Blatt: Cavs’ break between series ‘a concern’

Blatt: Cavs’ break between series ‘a concern’

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 9:32 pm

Conley still out for Griz in Game 1 vs. Warriors

Conley still out for Griz in Game 1 vs. Warriors

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 7:53 pm

Clips’ Paul questionable for Game 1 vs. Rockets

Clips’ Paul questionable for Game 1 vs. Rockets

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 7:32 pm

Pop on Duncan, Ginobili: We’ll probably be back

Pop on Duncan, Ginobili: We’ll probably be back

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 7:58 am

Inside Hoops - United States

LeBron James, still playing with no headband

LeBron James, still playing with no headband
Here’s the Northeast Ohio Media Group reporting on the state of LeBron James’ headband. These days, the headband is on the bench, waiting to be utlized. But it shouldn’t hold its headband breath. Explanation:
Cavaliers small forward LeBron James has immersed himself in the spirit of togetherness.
On March 10 in Dallas, he […]

Posted on 4 May 2015 @ 6:45 am

Warriors take Game 1 vs Grizzlies

Warriors take Game 1 vs Grizzlies
Stephen Curry had 22 points and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors wore down the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies in a 101-86 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday.
Klay Thompson added 18 points and Draymond Green scored 16 to help the top-seeded Warriors roll to their 21st […]

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 10:59 pm

Wizards take 1-0 series lead vs Hawks

Wizards take 1-0 series lead vs Hawks
The second round of the 2015 NBA playoffs began today with a road win by the Washington Wizards in Atlanta. Here’s the Washington Post blog reporting:
The Wizards repeated the feat Sunday, rolling off the Atlanta Hawks’ explosive punches to erase a 12-point third-quarter deficit and stun the hosts, 104-98, and seize […]

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 10:48 pm

Cavs set to resume play after long layoff

Cavs set to resume play after long layoff
You remember the Cleveland Cavaliers, right? They swept the Boston Celtics and have been sitting and waiting to begin the second round. They’re without power forward Kevin Love for the rest of the playoffs, though. And without shooting guard J.R. Smith for a couple of games. Here’s ESPN.com reporting:
By sweeping […]

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 10:42 pm

Chandler Parsons undergoes knee surgery

Chandler Parsons undergoes knee surgery

The Dallas Mavericks have announced that forward Chandler Parsons underwent arthroscopic surgery today to address a cartilage injury to his right knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. T.O. Souryal at Texas Sports Medicine. A timetable for his return to basketball activities will be determined in the future.
Parsons (6-10, 230) played […]

Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 7:29 pm

Andrew Wiggins wins 2014-2015 NBA Rookie of Year

Andrew Wiggins wins 2014-2015 NBA Rookie of Year

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, who led all first-year players in scoring, is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced today. He is the first Canadian-born winner of the award and the first player in the Timberwolves’ […]

Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 3:44 am

Thunder hire Billy Donovan as head coach

Oklahoma City Thunder hire Billy Donovan as head coach

The Oklahoma City Thunder named Billy Donovan the team’s new head coach, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Donovan becomes the third head coach in Thunder history after spending the past […]

Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 3:37 am

NBA - United States

NBA Playoffs: First-Round Schedule

Here is the complete schedule for the Conference Semifinals.

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 10:16 pm

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley out for Game 1 vs Warriors

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is sitting out Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors as he continues to recover from surgery to repair broken bones in his face.

Posted on 3 May 2015 @ 7:05 pm

Which Bulls team will show up vs. Cavs?

The Chicago Bulls are about to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and even they aren’t quite sure which team will show up.

Posted on 2 May 2015 @ 9:43 pm

Bucks’ Antetokounmpo suspended one game for flagrant on Dunleavy

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended one game without pay for running over Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

Posted on 2 May 2015 @ 6:32 pm

Warriors GM Myers selected as NBA Executive of the Year

His voice cracking and his eyes watering, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers nearly let his emotions get the best of him on one of the biggest days of his career.

Posted on 2 May 2015 @ 12:16 am

Donovan introduced as Thunder’s new coach

It’s safe to say new Thunder coach Billy Donovan will stay in the NBA this time.

Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 11:49 pm

Blazers’ Lillard receives college degree from Weber State

Gina Johnson was rooting hard for the Portland Trail Blazers to upset the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Damian Lillard is her son, so she didn’t have much of a choice.

Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 9:56 pm


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