Joakim Noah says losing Derrick Rose to injury and Luol Deng to trade has been a challenge, but he still believes Chicago is on the path to a title.
"I actually feel sorry for people who have nothing to do on Christmas Day other than watch an NBA game.” -- Stan Van GundyDespite concern among the mustachioed and unmustachioed alike, the NBA's Christmas Day lineup has become a holiday unto itself.
There was no “championship hangover” for the Miami Heat in their opening game against the Chicago Bulls. The Heat cruised to a 21-point halftime and held on for a 107-95 victory.
The NBA season tips off tonight with six teams in action, including the two favorites in the Eastern Conference and the first leg in the battle for Los Angeles supremacy between the Lakers and Clippers.
The 2013 NBA Draft begins Thursday night at 7 pm eastern at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (Live on ESPN & WatchESPN). Let’s run through five notes to know before the action gets underway:• The Cleveland Cavaliers have the first-overall pick for the fifth time in team history, tied with the Houston Rockets for most in the Common Draft Era (since 1966).
The Thunder host the Bulls tomorrow night on ESPN. Here's what you need to know about this matchup of playoff probables:DURANT MAJORING IN EFFICIENCYDurantThree-time defending scoring champion Kevin Durant is having an outstanding season on offense, even by his own lofty standards.
How will LeBron James finish?James is presently averaging 27.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game. If he finishes the season pushing the assist numbers up a smidge, he could be the first player to average a 27-8-7 line since Michael Jordan in 1988-89.
Name: Tom ThibodeauBirthdate: Jan. 17, 1958Is he an emotional leader or a tactician?Thibodeau’s obsessive, workaholic personality has an unmistakable presence on the sideline of every game and throughout the Bulls’ organization, but his greatest value is as a defensive tactician.
A third of the NBA will be in action on Christmas Day, as fans will be treated to 14 consecutive hours of basketball featuring the league's top four teams and seven leading scorers.
Several star players could miss the start of the season with injuries. Let's take a look at why each player's team will miss them and why they won't miss them.
So, the 76ers got Andrew Bynum.Now what?Now, Jrue Holiday needs to be more like Derrick Rose. And to do that, he needs to become an “extra-point player.
Wednesday's NBA Draft Lottery (ESPN, 8 ET) sees the Charlotte Bobcats with the best odds at acquiring the top selection (25.0 percent) after finishing 7-59 on the season.
Rajon Rondo is making it clear how important point guard play is in the NBA playoffs. 20 PTS, 16 AST, FEWER THAN 2 TOIN PLAYOFF GAME LAST 25 SEASONS PTS-AST-TO YEAR Rajon Rondo 20-16-1 2012 Tim Hardaway 27-20-1 1991 Magic Johnson 21-17-0 1991 Rondo is the first player with at least 20 points and 16 assists with no more than one turnover in a playoff game since Tim Hardaway for the Golden State Warriors in 1991, who had 27 points, 20 assists and one turnover against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Ricky Rubio and Derrick Rose both tore their ACL’s this season. Rubio did so March 9 against the Lakers after the Timberwolves entered the day tied with the Rockets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Chicago Bulls are used to playing without guard Derrick Rose. But at least during the second half Tuesday night, they looked like a team helpless without the 2010-2011 NBA MVP.