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Harden, Rockets lift off in absurd third quarter


James Harden unleashes peak Rockets in one quarter

The Rockets still didn't appear to be themselves in a tightly contested first half of Game 4 in Minnesota. And then the third quarter happened.

D'Antoni: 'Check your tweets' about Harden at halftime.


Rockets put Timberwolves on the brink.


Rockets put Timberwolves on the brink.


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Thunder on the brink of elimination after Game 4 rout

Russell Westbrook succeeded in his personal goal of shutting down Ricky Rubio, but he picked up four first-half fouls in the process as OKC quickly came undone.

Crowder ejected after scuffle for elbow to Adams' face.


Jazz beat Thunder in physical Game 4.


Russ on Rubio: 'It's not about me or him.'


Westbrook and Rubio go toe-to-toe again.


Mitchell leads Utah to Game 4 victory.


Mitchell fired up after and-1 layup.


Mitchell shines, Jazz take 3-1 series lead.


Crowd erupts after Rubio's alley-oop to Gobert.


Fans taunt Westbrook after fourth foul.


Ingles knocks down 3-pointer over George.


George gets T'd up for shoving Ingles.


Westbrook all over Rubio on defense to start game.




Cavs downplay effects of Pacers' Stephenson

The Cavaliers insist Lance Stephenson's antics won't influence their focus after run-ins with the Pacers guard. "It's not worth it to give that extra energy to him," Cavs forward Jeff Green said.

Stephen A. blames LeBron for Cavs' struggles.

Stephen A. Smith faults LeBron James for driving Kyrie Irving out of Cleveland as the Cavs' struggles continue against the Pacers.




Wall elevates to posterize Valanciunas.


Raptors fall into familiar bad habits in second-half collapse

Toronto led Washington by 14 early in the second half of Game 4. The Wizards were still able to tie the series, and now the top seed in the East needs to identify a response.

NBA Playoffs

Bucks, Spurs each win Game 4

Giannis' putback in closing seconds lifts Bucks in Game 4.

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Rockets score 50 points in third quarter, 22 by Harden

Containing LeBron easier said than done

Schuhmann: Raptors facing familiar issues on offense


Butler, KAT break through in Minnesota to make it a series with Rockets

After underwhelming starts against Houston, Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns made their presence felt in Game 3.


Davis puts Pelicans on his back in sweep.

Anthony Davis' big night of 47 points fuels the Pelicans past the Blazers and into the second round of the playoffs.


The 'bigs' have made a big impact this postseason

Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid and other big men have been difference-makers for their teams.


Morris twins fined

C's Morris fined for claiming refs targeted him

Celtics forward Marcus Morris was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Saturday following his comments Friday that the referees "knew who they wanted to go after" and whistled him for a technical foul in Game 3 as a result.

Wizards' Morris fined $25K after testy Game 3

Wizards forward Markieff Morris was fined $25,000 on Saturday for "attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing a game official."

Coaching carousel

NBA coaching candidates: Big names, prospects and wild cards

With coaching vacancies opening up around the league, here's a comprehensive look at the top names being considered for jobs.

Who's out, who's in: NBA coaching changes

Three head coaches lost their jobs during the season, and more moves are expected this offseason. We're keeping track of every change on the sidelines around the NBA.

Detail: Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant analyzes Game 1 of Raptors-Wizards from the perspective of Toronto's DeMar DeRozan.

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Adam Silver joins Get Up!

Silver: Sports gambling should be regulated.

Adam Silver sees the benefits of legalized sports gambling as safety and regulation.


Silver 'worried' NBA tanking will continue.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver joins Get Up! to explain why there is still work to be done to stop teams from tanking for the draft.


A shift in the WNBA season? Show me the money

If NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks a shift in the WNBA season to the fall and winter will help its profitability, the league needs to pay its players more -- much more.

Prince and the NBA

That time former NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer almost sued Prince

A hair salon, a dance floor and a heart-shaped bed - what else did Prince manage to squeeze into Boozer's home?

When Prince sat courtside at Thunder-Warriors game

Draymond Green: "When he walked in, no one's attention was on the game anymore."

NBA draft

NBA mock draft: Projecting the top 60 prospects for 2019

ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony projects a new top 60 for the 2019 NBA draft class.

NBA draft tracker: Who's in, and who's testing?

Who has declared for the 2018 NBA draft, and who's testing the waters? We're tracking the prospects in our Top 100 rankings.

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Russell Westbrook's fashion

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  • 82 flavors of Russ: How to dress like OKC's MVP

    Russ does what he wants -- on and off the court. We tracked every outfit the NBA's biggest fashion star wore this season. But even if you think you can pull off Westbrook's look, it'll cost you.

Social media and the NBA

The NBA eagerly awaits the arrival of Luka Doncic

Tracking the key injuries in NBA postseason race