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Heat Take Care of the Bobcats 99-88, Take 1-0 Series Lead

Heat Take Care of the Bobcats 99-88, Take 1-0 Series Lead

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) — So far so good for the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat. In Game 1 of their opening round playoff series, they defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88.
After scoring just 19 points in the first quarter, the Heat turned…

Spurs Get Past Mavericks in Game 1, 90-85

Spurs Get Past Mavericks in Game 1, 90-85

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) — Some things just never chance, even in sports. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks 90-85 on Sunday thanks in large part due to the performance of none other than Tim Duncan.
Duncan scored …

Warriors Stun Clippers 109-105, Take 1-0 Series Lead

Warriors Stun Clippers 109-105, Take 1-0 Series Lead

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) –  Klay Thompson and Blake Griffin combined to score 42 points as the Golden State Warriors stunned the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 in their playoff series opener.
Stephen Curry added 14 points fo…

Nets Top Raptors 94-87 in Series Opener

Nets Top Raptors 94-87 in Series Opener

Claus Andersen/Getty Images(TORONTO) –  The Brooklyn Nets acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett for moments like these.
Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, Garnett stepped up defensively during crunch time, and the Nets to…

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Reiterates Desire for New Age Limit

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Reiterates Desire for New Age Limit

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the NBA Draft a couple months away, many of the top prospects this year finished just one year of college. New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has stated again that he wants to raise the age limit for inc…

Grizzlies’ Nick Calathes 20 Games for Violating Drug Policy

Grizzlies’ Nick Calathes 20 Games for Violating Drug Policy

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Less than 24 hours before his team tips off against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening round of the playoffs, the NBA has suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes for violating the league’…

76ers Owner Joshua Harris Reflects on Difficult Season

76ers Owner Joshua Harris Reflects on Difficult Season

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris is moving forward after seeing his team go through one of its toughest seasons in franchise history that also included an NBA-record losing tying streak.
Harris sa…

Clippers’ Blake Griffin Advocates Medical Marijuana in the NBA

Clippers’ Blake Griffin Advocates Medical Marijuana in the NBA

NBA via Los Angeles Clippers(NEW YORK) — He may not be the first one to do it, but Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin may be the biggest NBA star to endorse the use of medical marijuana in the NBA.
Griffen feels marijuana should be legalized n…

Bulls Confident in Derrick Rose’s Return

Bulls Confident in Derrick Rose’s Return

NBA via Chicago Bulls(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Bulls may be gearing up for a playoff run, but the team is also eagerly awaiting the return of point guard Derrick Rose for next season.
Back in November, Rose had surgery to fix a meniscus tear in his righ…

Mark Cuban Thinks New Bucks Owners Got a Great Deal

Mark Cuban Thinks New Bucks Owners Got a Great Deal

Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Reality Rocks(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Even though the Milwaukee Bucks were the worst team in the NBA during the 2013-2014 season, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thinks the new owners of the team got a real bargain.
Recent…

Duke’s Jabari Parker Declares for the NBA Draft

Duke’s Jabari Parker Declares for the NBA Draft

Kelly Kline/Getty Images(DURHAM, N.C.) — After much deliberation, Jabari Parker has decided to forgo the final three years of eligibility at Duke and declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
In his lone season at Duke, Parker lived up to the hype as he average…

Knicks Sign Lamar Odom

Knicks Sign Lamar Odom

NBA/Los Angeles Lakers(NEW YORK) — Phil Jackson’s first move as team president was bringing in a former player on Wednesday. The Knicks signed Lamar Odom for the rest of this season and a non-guaranteed deal for next season, reports ESPN.com.
The…

Bucks Owner Sells Team for $550 Million

Bucks Owner Sells Team for $550 Million

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl announced on Wednesday an agreement to sell the team to investors Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry for approximately $550 million. A condition of the sale was for the buyers to keep t…

Carmelo Anthony Has Small Tear in Right Shoulder

Carmelo Anthony Has Small Tear in Right Shoulder

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has a small tear in his right labrum and will sit out the team’s last two games of the season, the Knicks announced Tuesday. The injury will not require…

Grizzlies Beat Phoenix, Clinch Playoff Spot

Grizzlies Beat Phoenix, Clinch Playoff Spot

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(PHOENIX, Ariz.) — Zach Randolph had a season-high 32 as Memphis clinched a playoff berth in the Western Conference with a 97-91 win over Phoenix. The Grizzlies can finish as high as seventh in the West while the Suns we…

Heat Fall to Wizards, Give Pacers Top Seed

Heat Fall to Wizards, Give Pacers Top Seed

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — The Indiana Pacers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs on Monday night — without even playing. That’s because the Miami Heat suffered a 21-point loss to the Washington Wizards, 114-93…

Source: Dumars Out as Pistons President

Source: Dumars Out as Pistons President

Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) — After 15 years with the Detroit Pistons, Joe Dumars is reportedly out as the team President. That’s according to a source close to the situation that says the team has opted not to renew Dumars’ contrac…

Blazers Clinch Five Seed Despite Curry’s 47 Points

Blazers Clinch Five Seed Despite Curry’s 47 Points

Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Ore.) — LaMarcus Aldridge hit a go-ahead jumper in the final moments of overtime to put Portland ahead 118-117, as the Trail Blazers edged Golden State by a final of 119-117 on Sunday. With the win, the Blazers l…

Scoreboard Roundup 4/13/14

Scoreboard Roundup 4/13/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Golf: Bubba Watson won the 78th Masters title for his second green jacket of his career.
NBA: Indiana Pacers 102 (55-26) – Oklahoma City Thunder 97 (58-22)
Toronto Raptors 116 (47-33) – Detroit Pistons 107 (29-52)
Brook…

Pacers Top Thunder, 102-97, One Game From Clinching East

Pacers Top Thunder, 102-97, One Game From Clinching East

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Pacers (55-26) are one game away from clinching the top-spot in the Eastern Conference after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-97 on Sunday.
David West put in a 21-point performance and Lance Stephen…

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