The NBA Remembers Dr. Jack Ramsay


Monday morning Hall of Fame head coach and NBA broadcaster Dr. Jack Ramsay, 89, died. The cause of death was immediately known, though he had endured a long battle with cancer and had been recently diagnosed with a marrow syndrome. Ramsay, a permanent fixture around the NBA, began his professional career in Philadelphia with the 76ers as their general manager, taking the team to an title. He later became their head coach, staying with the Sixers for four years. He had later


Bernucca: Silver vs. Sterling Not About Black or White, but Green


NBA commissioner Adam Silver cannot just suspend Clippers owner Donald Sterling for the rest of the playoffs. Silver cannot just suspend Sterling for a year and drop a seven-figure fine on him the way his predecessor did to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor in 2000. Taylor broke the rules. Sterling broke the game. Silver has no choice but to suspend Sterling indefinitely, as in until he sells his team. And when Silver suspends Sterling, it is important that anyone and everyone with an opinion on


Lowry and Raptors Show Resilient, Disciplined Aggression To Even Series with Nets


BROOKLYN — The Toronto Raptors were tired of being the less physical, aggressive and careful team in their first round series with the Brooklyn Nets. So they flipped the script on Brooklyn in Sunday night’s Game 4 at the Barclays Center and took control of their playoff fate. Toronto set the tone in the first quarter by scoring 35 points and finished the game by not allowing a field goal over the final six minutes and 11 seconds in an 87-79


5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Portland Tops Houston in Instant Classic, Gibson Sets Career-High


We’re only one week in. Sunday, April 27 differed from the norm with a pair of relatively lopsided victories and home teams winning three of four affairs. Nevertheless, the 2014 NBA Playoffs managed to sneak in another road team victory and what can only be described as an unforgettable affair between No. 4 and No.5 seeds. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. [Read more…]


Tweet of the Night: Wizards owner speaks out on Sterling


In the midst of one of the best opening rounds in NBA playoff history, this weekend was marred by the alleged cruel words of shamed Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. There isn’t much use in rehashing Sterling’s comments, but if you have not read the coverage and are trying to play catch up you can find them here. While this put a serious black mark on a weekend set up for marvelous basketball — which we still did get, by the way


From Feverish To Faint: The Atlanta Hawks Home Playoff Experience

On Thursday night, Philips Arena opened its doors for the Atlanta Hawks first home playoff game of the 2014 NBA postseason. After having stolen home court advantage, the air in Atlanta was heavy, of course it was humid—welcome to Georgia, but it was heavy with hope and expectation. All week long, ever since the Hawks 101-93 Game 1 road victory in Indiana on Saturday, the talk among locals has been upset. Not just a game; the series. The team’s confidence only served to


5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Vince Carter Beats Buzzer, Derek Fisher Ties NBA Record

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Road teams are the new home teams. I apologize for my use of that terrible phrase, but I’m running out of ways to express just how ridiculous the 2014 NBA Playoffs have been. Plain and simple, it’s been ridiculous. Every single day of it. On Saturday, April 26, the madness continued. Two more road teams lost and an 8-seed took a 2-1 series lead over a 1-seed. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. [Read more…]


Scotto: Eff This: Brooklyn’s Backcourt Spoils Masai Ujiri’s Trip to Brooklyn

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Masai Ujiri made his first trip to Brooklyn since his infamous remarks about the borough before Game 1 at a fan rally in Toronto. “F*ck Brooklyn,” Ujiri said. (Some of you might not have known exactly what Ujiri said. Now you know.) Sitting courtside at Barclays Center before Game 3, Ujiri spoke with SheridanHoops about the incident and the hostile environment the Raptors would face in Brooklyn going forward. “It wasn’t about Brooklyn, honestly,” Ujiri told SheridanHoops. “I apologized to Brooklyn, I apologized