- Pelicans' Dejean-Jones dies from gunshot wound
- DeRozan refutes LA buzz, eyes return to Raptors
- LeBron: 6th straight Finals 'means everything'
- Sources: Extension talks on tap for Raps' Casey
Russell Westbrook smirked at the idea that Steph Curry's defense is underrated. Could Russ be wrong? Kevin Pelton has the facts on whether the two-time MVP really is a strong defender -- or not.
Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has died at 23 of a gunshot wound to the abdomen after police said he broke down the door to a Dallas apartment.
Despite the promise of at least a seventh game, Game 6 in Oklahoma City on Saturday night carries a must-win feel for the Thunder.
Cleveland's transcendent star savored the moment as the Cavaliers eliminated the Raptors in six games, earning their second straight trip to the NBA Finals.
DeMar DeRozan expressed a desire to stay with the Toronto Raptors one day after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.
LeBron James' voice cracked as he addressed making his sixth straight trip to the NBA Finals, and he said he didn't fully appreciate last year's journey to the Finals in his return to Cleveland.
Raptors coach Dwane Casey will begin talks soon with the team on a contract extension, sources say.
The 76ers will explore trades involving young big men Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel as the NBA draft approaches, sources told ESPN.
The Wizards are reportedly expected to offer a maximum contract to Bradley Beal when negotiations begin July 1.
From Anthony Davis to Jae Crowder and everyone in between, the former No. 35 overall pick remembers them all.
Returning to a league that increasingly values the 3-point shot and big men who can stretch the floor, new Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni finds a home in the NBA landscape he helped shape.
With James Harden dominating the ball and Houston needing help on defense, how good a match is Mike D'Antoni and the Rockets? Kevin Pelton looks at the pros and cons.
Golden State abandoned a tricky defensive plan it used in falling into a 3-1 hole against Oklahoma City. The result? A series-saving Game 5 win.
The Thunder had a chance to dethrone the champs, but the Warriors overcame Kevin Durant's 40 to make it 3-2 in the West finals. Now it's back to OKC.
An encouraging text from Kobe Bryant lifted Draymond Green's spirits ahead Game 5 against the Thunder, but Green isn't feeling much relief after a big win at home.
The Warriors staved off elimination against the Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, but finding the winning touch in OKC may require an extra dose of Warriors-style fun.
Tom Haberstroh uses SportVU data to show that even if Steph Curry is playing hurt, he isn't playing slower -- he's actually going faster.
Penny Hardaway's post-professional journey began with a promise he made to a longtime friend.
A win away from eliminating the record-busting defending champion Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder just keep shocking the basketball world.
Keep track of every NBA playoff series all postseason long.
OKC rookie coach Billy Donovan has been pushing all the right buttons in the playoffs, but the process has been a long, often uncomfortable road.
Kevin Love didn't play a minute in the fourth quarter -- again. That's because he had the game of his life in just three quarters on Wednesday night to help the Cavaliers re-establish their dominance in the Eastern Conference finals. ...
Despite its pivotal nature, Game 5 wasn't one LeBron James said he approached with trepidation, and his calm translated to the Cavs' winning effort.
Should the Raptors max out DeMar DeRozan or let him go? Is it time for big moves to get Toronto to the next level? Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on the future of the Raptors.
Raptors center Bismack Biyombo faces a potential one-game suspension after being handed a flagrant foul 1 on Friday night in the East finals' Game 6 against the Cavaliers.
The Rockets are finalizing a four-year deal to make Mike D'Antoni their new head coach, sources said, and now will look to lure a defensive specialist to the staff.
Long before the Warriors, Bill Russell's San Francisco Dons thrilled Bay Area fans. Today, those USF players see themselves in Steph Curry & Co., writes Baxter Holmes.
What do you really know about Russell Westbrook? Royce Young has 39 little-known facts on the most interesting man in the NBA.
Did Billy Donovan's comments about free throws cause Ed Malloy to swallow his whistle? Klay Thompson couldn't believe he didn't get a foul.
The Warriors are treating their fans at Oracle Arena to a gameday experience for Game 6 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals with the Dubs in Oklahoma City, complete with fireworks, fat heads of the starters and introductions.
No. 2: As Steve Kerr said pregame, he wants his guys running their offense near the Warriors' bench in the second half amid all this noise.
What a defensive play by Steven Adams to start the game. That's how you set the tone.
The Warriors switched sides for two reasons. No. 1: Grasping at anything to prevent Oklahoma City from having another 72-point half. And ...
One quick note away from this series: ESPN sources say Milwaukee is closing in on the hiring of Justin Zanik as assistant general manager
34 players were picked before Draymond Green in the 2012 NBA Draft. You bet he remembers them.
Scribbled on the top of Kevin Durant's right shoe: SMILE. On top of the other: HAVE FUN
Russell Westbrook laughed at the idea that Steph Curry's defense is underrated. Kevin Pelton has the facts on whether the two-time MVP really is a strong defender or not. What do metrics say? (Insider)
Game 5 did not convince any of our five NBA experts that the Warriors are back to being themselves. 5-on-5 (Insider)
Steph Curry responds to Russell Westbrook's reaction regarding a question on Curry's defense.
Go inside Cleveland's locker room to witness LeBron James' postgame speech following the team's Game 6 victory.
Not much flair from Steph Curry as he finishes his warmup routine with a high-arching corner 3.
Steph Curry goes 5-of-7 on his launches from the halfcourt logo.
Guessing the switching of sides is about wanting to control pace in the 2nd half
Sarcastic Kerr on switching sides: "It's going to change everything." Then says it's about wanting to make offensive calls amid the noise