NBA Playoffs

Commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver speaks with press at the Beyond Sport United 2015 event on July 22, 2015 in Newark City.  (Source: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Beyond Sport)

NBA Leaning Toward No Playoff Guarantee For Division Winners

A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA.

07/23/2015

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Broussard: ‘LeBron is Not Just Measured By Numbers’

LeBron James and the Cavs swept the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals last night, as James finished the series averaging a near triple-double — 27.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 9.6 assists on 41-percent shooting. “That’s […]

05/27/2015

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Mannix: ‘Golden Opportunity’ for Hawks to Take Out Cavs

Can the Atlanta Hawks defeat the banged up Cavs and send LeBron James packing earlier than expected? Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix thinks they’ve got a “real chance.” “I think this is a golden opportunity for the Hawks to […]

WQAM–05/19/2015

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Rice: ‘It’s Hard’ to Root for LeBron as a Heat Fan

Former Miami Heat sniper Glen Rice explains why it’s difficult for Miami fans to root for LeBron James as the Cavs battle the Bulls in the NBA playoffs. “They don’t have anyone to root for on Cleveland […]

WQAM–05/14/2015

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Broussard: Spo and LeBron Had a Bond ‘He Does Not Yet Have’ With Blatt

With LeBron James’ relationship with David Blatt under the microscope all season, Marc Hochman and Zach Krantz asked ESPN’s Chris Broussard if LeBron liked having Erik Spoelstra more as his coach. “I think they grew to like […]

WQAM–05/13/2015

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Mannix: ‘Chicago’s Series to Lose’

The Cavaliers stole Game 4 in emphatic fashion behind LeBron James’ game-winning jumper from the corner with no ticks remaining. That didn’t stop the heat from hitting David Blatt on Monday. In the final minute, the Cavs’ rookie head coach attempted to […]

WQAM–05/12/2015

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Harper: Hack-a-Whoever is ‘Just Not Basketball’

DeAndre Jordan attempted 34 — yes, thirty-four — free throws last night in the Clippers’ 128-95 blowout win against the Rockets. He made just 14. This “Hack-a-Jordan” technique is an issue, notes CBS Sports’ Zach Harper. […]

WQAM–05/11/2015

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat reacts to the crowd during a game against the Memphis Grizzlies at American Airlines Arena on December 27, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Even Without Playoffs, Heat See Business Success

Now that the NBA season is finally over, the time has come to look back and reflect.

04/23/2015

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Orlando Magic at American Airlines Arena on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Erik Spoelstra Says Missing Playoffs Will Motivate Heat

The 2014-15 season did not go the way that the Miami Heat had planned.

04/19/2015

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NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Preview

The Eastern Conference seems far less interesting than the West, but still some intriguing match-ups in play.

04/17/2015

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