James Harden vanishes in Game 6 amid contract uncertainty

James Harden vanishes in Game 6 amid contract uncertainty

James Harden was nowhere to be found in Thursday’s Philadelphia flop. The Sixers point guard—who was traded to Philadelphia at the deadline in February to help Joel Embiid in pursuit of a deep playoff push—was 4-of-9 with 11 points in 42 minutes of action. Harden took just two shots in the second half of Philadelphia’s … Read more

76ers face James Harden contract problem after another playoff failure

76ers face James Harden contract problem after another playoff failure

Early in the fourth quarter of Game 6 between the Sixers and Heat, an exhausted Doc Rivers abandoned attempts to scheme his team back into it and appealed directly to his competitive spirit. “fight for this,” implored Rivers. “Come on guys, fight for this.” They didn’t. Miami’s lead swelled to 19, then to 20 before … Read more

NBA unveils new trophies, awards honoring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson

NBA unveils new trophies, awards honoring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson

It’s no coincidence that in the same year the NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary, the league is unveiling an ensemble of trophies and awards that will feature new designs and will honor iconic players such as Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson. During the conference finals, which could begin Sunday … Read more

The Grizzlies played postseason anthem during blowout … and Draymond Green and Stephen Curry loved it

The Grizzlies played 'Whoop That Trick' during blowout ... and Draymond Green and Stephen Curry loved it

The Golden State Warriors entered Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals up 3-1, with a chance to end the Memphis Grizzlies’ playoff run. Ahead of the potential series closer, Stephen Curry gave Kendra Andrews some insight on Golden State’s mentality, saying: “Whoop that trick! That is our game plan.” “Whoop That Trick” is a … Read more

The Grizzlies played ‘Whoop That Trick’ during blowout … and Draymond Green and Stephen Curry loved it

The Grizzlies played 'Whoop That Trick' during blowout ... and Draymond Green and Stephen Curry loved it

The Golden State Warriors entered Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals up 3-1, with a chance to end the Memphis Grizzlies’ playoff run. Ahead of the potential series closer, Stephen Curry gave Kendra Andrews some insight on Golden State’s mentality, saying: “Whoop that trick! That is our game plan.” “Whoop That Trick” is a … Read more

Bob Lanier, NBA force who left big shoes to fill, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, NBA force who left big shoes to fill, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said Lanier died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer had worked for the league as a global ambassador. The Athletic reported … Read more

Betting tips for NBA playoffs

Betting tips for NBA playoffs

All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook. What you need to know for tonight’s playoff games Jayson the creator? Jayson Tatum is turning into a superstar before our eyes, and it’s more than just his elite ability to score. Tatum has become a playmaker for Boston’s role players, tallying 32 assists in four home games … Read more