NBA Playoffs: Western Conference preview and predictions

NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs begin Saturday afternoon after another highly entertaining basketball season. Here are the first round matchups, previews and predictions for the Western Conference.

Dwight Howard to sign with Houston Rockets

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The Dwightmare is officially over. According to multiple sources, free agent center Dwight Howard will sign with the Houston Rockets when he is officially allowed to on July 10.

NBA on Christmas Day: TV Schedule and Best Player Matchups

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ABC and ESPN are bringing us a great NBA on Christmas Day slate of action starting at noon and going late into the night.

NBA Christmas Day Schedule … and NBA Superstars Singing ‘Jingle Bells’

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Before we get to the NBA’s Christmas Day schedule for 2012, a quick little something for anyone who might at all be struggling to get into the Christmas spirit.

Carmelo Anthony Calls Jeremy Lin’s Contract “Ridiculous”

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Carmelo made his feelings known on the Rockets offering Jeremy Lin a three-year deal worth over $25 million. Melo was quoted saying, “It’s not up to me. It’s up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract.”

NBA Draft Instant Reactions: Winners, Losers, and What Were They Thinking?

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Earlier today, Trevor identified the biggest winner and biggest loser of the draft. In this post, we’ll identify a few more of each.

NBA Draft Grades: Biggest Winner and Loser

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Trevor tells you who the biggest winner and the biggest loser was in tonight’s NBA Draft.

NBA Draft Trade Rumors: Houston Rockets Tageting Dwight Howard and Deron Williams?

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For anyone who isn’t paying attention to what’s happening around the NBA right now, the Houston Rockets are setting up to make a huge and potentially risky splash.

NBA Trade Rumors: Orlando Magic-New Jersey Nets Trade For Dwight Howard Now Likely By Trade Deadline

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Dwight Howard is NOT willing to waive his opt-out clause. That means the Magic may have to move him before tomorrow’s trade deadline or risk losing him and getting nothing in return.

NBA Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets Cannot Work Out Deal For Pau Gasol

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The Houston Rockets thought they had gotten Pau Gasol back in early December before the NBA vetoed the blockbuster Chris Paul trade. Since that time the Rockets have kept in touch with the Los Angeles Lakers regarding the four-time All-Star and would still like to get him.

Chris Paul Trade Fiasco ‘Scales of Losing’ – David Stern Edition

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In one of the most bizarre cases in sports history, the NBA decided to overrule a trade involving the Lakers, Rockets, and Hornets last night for “basketball reasons.” Jon Washburn assesses and ranks the biggest losers in the Chris Paul trade fiasco, with none bigger than commissioner David Stern.

Reports: Chris Paul headed to the Lakers in 3-team trade

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Reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of Y! Sports are indicating that the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Hornets have agreed in principle to send Pau Gasol to the Rockets, Luis Scola, Kenyon Martin, and Lamar Odom to New Orleans, while Chris Paul heads to Los Angeles.

The NBA Morning After: Nice Pairings Edition

Some of the Atlanta Hawks put up some ridiculous numbers in their 116-101 win over the New Jersey Nets.

The NBA Morning After: Opening Night Edition

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Welcome to the Morning After, a look at the night that was in the NBA and other NBA-related fodder.