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Los Angeles TimesDevin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix Suns, 130-120, on Friday night at Boston. Booker, a second-year guard, joined …Devin Booker’s 70 points for Phoenix Suns can elevate his stature in leagueNBA.comNBA...

Bleacher ReportThe UCLA guard announced his intention to enter the 2017 NBA draft immediately after the team’s Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky on Friday, per Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times. “That was my final game for UCLA,” he said, per L. Jason Smith of 92.9 FM ESPN …Potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick Lonzo Ball announces he’s played final...

Salt Lake TribuneCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James heads to the bench during a timeout against the Denver Nuggets in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Denver. The Nuggets won 126-113. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) …Shootaround (March 23) — LeBron James says Cleveland Cavaliers lacking toughnessNBA.comCavaliers...

The Commercial AppealBut there’s at least one more, especially if you’re an NBA fan who doesn’t follow the college game closely in the regular season: a chance to get acquainted with the next batch of pros ahead of the summer’s NBA draft. (Where, for the moment at least …Kentucky-UCLA will feature ton of top-end NBA talent247Sports all...

Sports IllustratedThe starting five players that the Phoenix Suns trotted out for Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets were the youngest in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Phoenix started 21-year-old Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and Derrick Jones Jr …Phoenix Suns field youngest starting lineup in NBA historyBright Side of the SunSuns’...

Charlotte ObserverCharlotte Hornets culture created by owner Michael Jordan frowns on resting players as other teams – each of them NBA championship contenders – have …NBA 8th-Seed Power Rankings | Bleacher ReportBleacher Report all 9 news articles …read more From:: NBA News By Google News ...

CBSSports.comThe NBA is changing. Teams are trying to find ways to use and feature big men in a game that has gone smallball crazy and perimeter-oriented. This has freed up big men to run the break, and no big does it like Jokic. Jokic has the most transition … and more …read more From:: NBA News By Google News ...

EaterBut according to a delightful new story from ESPN, the NBA is largely fueled by a childhood staple that many today would dismiss as junk food: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Over the past decade or so, PB&Js have apparently become a locker room …How the Celtics made PB&J into an NBA addictionWCVB BostonThe NBA’s Secret AddictionESPNThe...

NBA.comNBA sites use cookies and similar technologies. By using NBA sites, you are agreeing to our revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy. Playoff Picture: Bucks reach No. 6 seed | Westbrook tallies triple-double No. 35 in win.Russell Westbrook Just Had The Most Efficient Triple-Double In NBA HistoryDeadspinNBA: Russell Westbrook’s...

DeadspinAt this point, Russell Westbrook notching a triple-double is hardly newsworthy. The turbo charged OKC guard gets them almost every night, and he does so with a world-historic usage rate. The only intriguing triple-double-related milestone left in … and more …read more From:: NBA News By Google News ...

Bleacher ReportAt 6’9″, Lydon can serve as a matchup problem at the power forward position for some NBA bigs. He can force them out of their comfort zone in the paint with his outside shooting prowess, which in turn will create penetration lanes for his teammates.Tyler Lydon entering NBA Draft; says goodbye to Syracuse basketballSyracuse.comTyler Lydon...

CBSSports.comBut they did still swing, and with plenty of intent, and so Wednesday, the NBA came down with the punishment, issuing one game suspensions for each player. In addition, Jamaal Magloire, who is now an assistant coach with the Raptors, was fined $15K for …NBA suspends Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez for throwing punches during an altercationFOXSports.comRaptors’...

FOXSports.comThe playoffs are the most exciting time of the year in the NBA, mainly because we can’t say with any kind of certainty how things will play out. Players suffer unexpected injuries, suspensions for on-court actions can be handed down at the worst …The NBA needs players to be healthy, but is against them restingSB NationCavaliers’ LeBron...

The Decatur DailyInstead of using traps and pressure to force turnovers, he said, many teams are simply trying to take precious seconds off the shot clock with “soft pressure,” a notion he advocated during two stints as an NBA coach. Analytics, which Brad Stevens used …NBA stock rising for Michigan’s DJ Wilson, Moritz Wagner and Derrick...

Los Angeles TimesDeMar DeRozan had 42 points, and the Toronto Raptors snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls by rallying for a wild 122-120 overtime win Tuesday night. DeRozan shot 17 for 38 from the field and also had eight assists. Cory Joseph …Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka gave us worst NBA fight in 10 years, but it could have been worseSB...

FOXSports.comIn response to the growing trend of NBA teams choosing to rest their biggest stars – a practice that has recently ruined multiple marquee matchups on national television – NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a memo warning that teams could face … and more …read more From:: NBA News By Google News ...

FiveThirtyEightAt first glance, Sacramento Kings forward Anthony Tolliver is an NBA player with little that sets him apart. In an earlier era, his range might have been a defining characteristic given his height, but now that seemingly every big man has a jumper, he … …read more From:: NBA News By Google News ...

The Denver PostCleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, from left, LeBron James, Dahntay Jones and J.R. Smith sit on the bench during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 5, 2016.Rest easy, Adam Silver: Here’s the way to fix the NBA’s problemChicago Tribune (blog)One...

NBA.comThe All-NBA team is the quietest major award in the league and it isn’t close. There is no announcement in front of a sellout crowd before the next game, no news conferences with grinning teammates and coaches and tearful family members gathered around.Top eight stories for the NBA’s stretch runSportsnaut all 4 news articles …read more...

Washington PostWith the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers – the teams that faced off in the past two NBA Finals, and are the favorites to meet there a third time this June – opting to sit all of their star players each of the past two Saturday nights on …Adam Silver sends memo to NBA owners warning them about resting healthy playersFOXSports.comAdam...