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    Nikola Jokic doesn’t seem to have a care in the world now that his NBA season is over. The Nuggets were eliminated from the NBA playoffs after being swept by the Phoenix Suns, but Jokic isn’t sweating it. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) In a photo tweeted by BroBible, the NBA MVP was...
    Die and go to hell: Assistant Utah AG sends fiery email after candidate disturbs his nap Two Girls Were Snatched From a Tiny Logging Town. Is This Man Responsible? Kawhi Leonard is hurt, perhaps seriously. Kyrie Irving is hurt. James Harden is hurt. Mike Conley is hurt. Anthony Davis was hurt. The previously indestructible LeBron James was, too. Jaylen...
    The Brooklyn Nets are heavily favored to win this year’s NBA Championship but Charles Barkley certainly won’t be rooting for them.  The TNT NBA analyst told reporters Friday during a conference call for the American Century Championship golf tournament that he won’t root for any "superteams" referring to the Nets star-studded roster of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. ...
    A near-fracas that unfolded during Thursday night's NBA playoff game between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks was broken up by an unlikely source - Kevin Durant's personal bodyguard. The bodyguard ran on to the court during a confrontation between his client and an opposing player and may have escalated it by pushing the Bucks forward involved in the heated...
    Nick Leddy finally arrived for the Islanders in the playoffs last night Rob Taub June 10, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditEverything about the Islanders’ series-clinching win over the Boston Bruins last night was perfect. From the charged-up atmosphere to how the game unfolded with the Islanders dominating the opposition at every turn. And then there was...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The eye-popping performances of players like Trae Young, Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic (three of the first five picks in the 2018 NBA Draft) have been getting plenty of well-deserved attention the past few...
    Phoenix's Deandre Ayton had Guy Fieri leaping out of his courtside seat with a thundering dunk. Atlanta's Trae Young had Spike Lee leaving early in disappointment. Dallas' Luka Doncic impressed Paul George so much that the Clippers’ veteran insisted on trading jerseys with the youngster. They’re all part of the NBA’s draft class of 2018. And that group, so far,...
    Andre Drummond, who came in for the Lakers season, was inspired by coming to the City of Angels. The front office mentions the front line, and this allows us to see a little more clearly about its future. On the bench for a few weeks with Caves, Andre Drummond had a special season. Deciding to join as a title...
    General Hospitals Kirsten Storms Reveals Shes On the Mend After Recent Brain Surgery Surprise! GM Will Crush Its Guidance (Again) Trae Young no longer saves the screenshots of comments that questioned whether he would succeed in the NBA, a habit he started when he first turned pro. Hawks Trae Young showing no fear of the moment in first career...
    Along with Denny Avtija, Thomas Bryant and Daniel Coford, Rui Hachimura is part of the nucleus of the young elements that witches hope to create. For his second year in the NBA, he finished 17th in March 4th with his potential for some memorable performances such as his trips against the Bucks and Hornets at 29 and 30 points...
    LeBron James’ season has come to an end after losing to the Suns 113-100 Thursday night. Despite the fact that the Lakers entered the season with all the hype in the world and viewed as the favorite to win the NBA title, LeBron and company didn’t even make it out of the first round after dropping game six. (RELATED: David Hookstead...
    Not a night goes by, it seems, without a Pac-12 basketball alumnus making headlines in the NBA Playoffs. There’s former Arizona big man Deandre Ayton, averaging 17.4 points and 12.2 rebounds as Phoenix attempts to eliminate the Lakers. There’s former UCLA point guard Jrue Holiday, with another double-double for Milwaukee. There’s ex-Oregon star Dillon Brooks, averaging 26 points per game...
    Regina King reacts to rumors of directing Black Superman movie 25 millionaires share their top money secrets © Provided by Sports Illustrated Chris Paul and center Deandre Ayton ground out a win against a banged-up Lakers squad as the Suns tied up the series. View the original article to see embedded media.In a tense, physical Game 4, the Suns...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The first week of the NBA Playoffs has bode well for the Dallas Mavericks and Friday night the team is poised to add another chapter to the Los Angeles Clippers’ misery. With everyone in the NBA focused on fan misconduct, the Clippers find themselves in a familiar position after losing the first two games at Staples Center. READ...
    Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile, and H.E.R. Fully Embodied Elton John With Their Iconic Tribute Can You Afford To Die in Your State? Even though no one will confuse this Portland team with the 2004 Pistons, Denver's continued offensive efficiency bodes well for its future. View the original article to see embedded media.Jamal Murray’s season-ending knee injury likely served as...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The weather has turned, COVID-19 restrictions are dropping, and New York sports teams are giving fans a reason to celebrate. Knicks fans spilled on to the street shutting down Seventh Avenue following the team’s Game 2 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. READ MORE: Knicks Fan Who Spit On Hawks’ Trae Young Banned From Garden...
    This week on The Long Two: Early returns on Devin Booker, Trae Young, and Ja Morant in the playoffs. Plus, how Luka Dončić is picking the Clippers apart. NBA players establish reputations over hundreds, if not thousands, of regular-season repetitions, but the playoffs are where those reputations are stress-tested. We may have a good idea of what a player does...
    For all the talk about how much playoff experience goes into winning the Stanley Cup and the guys with gray in their beards who have been there before, rookies are stealing the show early this NHL postseason. Three rookie goaltenders have won a game, the defending Stanley Cup champions are getting major production from a rookie forward and the likely...
    The NHL world reacted to Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price’s impressive stick save during Monday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. After taking Game 1 of their first-round matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens were defeated 5-1 in Game 2 to even up the series. On Monday, both teams entered with the mindset of taking the series...
    Getty Zach LaVine shoots a layup past Jakob Poeltl during a March 17 game against the San Antonio Spurs. The 2020-2021 regular season has come to an end, and the NBA playoffs are underway, without the Chicago Bulls for what is now the fourth consecutive year. Despite their mid-season trade for two-time All-Star Nikola Vucevic, they came up...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The Washington Wizards really only needed three quarters to eliminate the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night, locking in a first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Wizards used the third quarter to push a...
    The most shocking Masked Singer reveals This Is America’s Worst Bank A second straight NBA Playoffs without the Golden State Warriors? Steph Curry and the Warriors had a big halftime lead over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night but could not hold on. With the win, the Lakers locked up the No. 7 seed while the Warriors now...
    Foundation raises $1 billion to fight anti-Asian hate Feds accidentally seized computer belonging to Rudy Giuliani’s ex-wife during NYC raids, lawyer says © Provided by CBS Sports Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle recalls vividly reaching out to Tim Hardaway Jr. early in the season to ask him about coming off the bench. Hardaway started in Dallas' first 19...
    Fox Sports personality Nick Wright thinks the Los Angeles Clippers tanked the end of the season to avoid the Lakers in the NBA Playoffs. The NBA Playoffs are set to take place this weekend, but basketball fans will be attentively watching the Los Angeles Lakers’ play-in round matchup against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. In the Western Conference,...
    3 reasons the Knicks can overcome the Hawks in first round of playoffs Alexander Wilson May 19, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks are heading into a competitive playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks over the weekend, and they must be prepared to take on several quality players, including Trae Young, John Collins, and...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The official 16-team field for the 2021 NBA Playoffs isn’t set just yet, but postseason basketball is technically upon us thanks to this year’s ingenious play-in games! We saw a play-in format in last...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- LeBron James has long had an exciting, competitive rivalry against Steph Curry in the NBA postseason.This year looks a little different though.James and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced Curry's Golden State Warriors an unprecedented four consecutive times in the NBA Finals from 2015 to 2018, with the Warriors coming out on top three times.This year, LeBron and...
    A look back at the NBA playoff history for each of the four play-in tournament matchups, including two teams meeting for the first time ever. Over the NBA’s storied history, numerous changes have been made to the NBA postseason. The reasons for the change vary, sometimes it’s to create more excitement, sometimes it’s to level the playing field and give more...
    Officer charged in death of Daunte Wright to appear in court In Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, longtime Palestinian residents are challenging expulsions by Israeli settlers in court and bearing a violent response, fearing the repeat of history The 2021 NBA playoffs are almost here. While tankers hope to land Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 overall pick...
    Halle Berry Claps Back at Comment Claiming She Loves Boyfriend Van Hunt “More Than He Loves” Her Dow poised to start week under pressure Betting on the NBA has been treacherous for a couple weeks.  Who's playing hard? Who might be tanking? There haven't been a ton of games that have mattered for both teams in a while, which...
    (CBS4) – The Denver Nuggets finally know who they’ll be facing in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Nikola Jokic and Co. will square off against the Portland Trail Blazers in Round 1. Head coach Mike Malone and Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at American Airlines Center on Jan. 25, 2021 in Dallas. (credit:...
    Stephen Curry defends LeBron James. Jae C. Hong/AP Images The NBA regular season is over and the play-in tournament is set. The tournament pits the 7th to 10th seeds against each other in single games to make the playoffs. The tournament is highlighted by the Lakers-Warriors matchup to win the 7th seed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories....
    LeBron James may be one game away from the playoffs. Or he may be one game away from the play-in tournament, and a possible high-stakes showdown against Stephen Curry. Either way, the NBA wins Sunday — with what’s certain to be a dramatic end to the regular season. The Lakers kept their hopes of escaping the play-in round alive Saturday...
    Oklahoma Dam: Two workers were killed in an explosion while doing maintenance Israeli military accused of using media to trick Hamas The Philadelphia 76ers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 122-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. The last time, and only other time, that the Sixers were the East's top seed was...
    This didn't happen last year. There was no frantic final few days of the NBA regular season, replete with all the jostling for playoff positioning as well a scoring race that might go down to the wire. And there's never been the added layer of eight teams going to a play-in tournament, which, given its popularity, can already be considered...
    Before the end of Monday night’s game, the Warriors had already clinched a spot in the play-in tournament. Against the Utah Jazz, they showed why they’ll be a tough matchup come playoff time. Going down to the wire against the NBA’s only 50-win team, Stephen Curry’s 3-pointer and free throws in the final 15 seconds sealed a 119-116 win...
    More On: new york rangers Why I’m skeptical Rangers will pursue unhappy star Rangers’ salary-cap outlook after first deal of offseason Rangers act quickly in locking up rising star Rangers star: ‘Ripped my heart out’ to miss crucial games Despite exit interviews with management and end-of-the-season media availability on Monday, there is still no clarity on the No. 1 question...
    There is a chance the Boston Celtics don’t even make the Eastern Conference Playoffs this year. After falling to the Miami Heat in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals down in the Orlando bubble, the Boston Celtics are on the verge of missing out on the 2021 NBA Playoffs entirely. With four games left in the 2020-21 NBA regular season, the Celtics find themselves...
    SUNRISE (CBSMiami/AP) – The Florida Panthers are back on their home ice Monday night as they continue to make a push for the playoffs. The Panthers (36-14-5) beat Tampa Bay 5-1 on Saturday night, and moved two points ahead of the Lightning (36-16-3) and into second place in the Central Division. READ MORE: Arrest Report Sheds New Light In Sexual...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — If Thursday night at the Garden was any indication, the NHL regular season is going to end with a whimper. The Bruins absolutely rolled the emotionally and physically drained Rangers, winning 4-0 without really breaking a sweat. The Penguins dropped an eight-spot on the lowly Sabres, winning 8-4 to slide up into first...
    The Los Angeles Lakers are on a downward trend and are sliding in the Western Conference standings ahead of the NBA Playoffs.  The Los Angeles Lakers have lost three straight games heading into Monday, and LeBron James is now out again as he nurses a lingering ankle injury. That is concerning news as the postseason approaches. The Lakers are not...
    Stephen Curry and the Warriors are fighting for a spot in the play-in tournament. Harrison Barden/Getty Images The NBA has a play-in tournament to determine the final two playoff spots this year. The 7th and 8th seeds will play one game to determine the 7th seed. The loser will play the winner of a game between the 9th...
    Florida Gov. DeSantis invalidates COVID-19 restrictions statewide, says theres no need to be policing people at this point NRAs bankruptcy case deserves dismissal, NYAG lawyer says in closing arguments It is anything but a coincidence that the strongest criticism of the NBA's new play-in tournament has come from the stars of two Western Conference contenders who feel threatened by...
    Knicks sweep Rockets for the first time in 18 years, inch closer to playoffs Alder Almo May 2, 2021 ShareTweetFlipReddit Houston Rockets coach Paul Silas saw this kind of New York basketball almost three decades ago when he was a Knicks ball boy. On Sunday night, Silas watched this current version of Knicks...
    Nicholas Bottom, who was sometimes ridiculed at a very critical time in Charlotte, is taking rebirth from his ashes in Los Angeles this season. Proof? He is a position that dominates all of his teammates. சுப. At 32, Nicola Bottom has had one of her sweetest seasons in the NBA. After the last very hard years with Hornet, Batman...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The 2021 NBA Playoffs are just a few weeks away, and while the playoff fields are hardly set in stone for either conference, most teams only have 10 or so games remaining. That means...
    Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns shoots the ball during the game against the LA Clippers on April 28, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.Barry Gossage | National Basketball Association | Getty Images Philosophy, process and people. That's the Phoenix Suns' new formula that helped the franchise break a decade-long drought. The Suns are one of the...
    Pain, loss linger a decade after tornadoes hammer 6 states The Latest: Bangkok venues close as surge fills hospitals Saturday night did not go so well for the Utah Jazz, as they suffered a surprising defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 101-96. Though they're already eliminated from the playoffs, the Wolves have now beat the Jazz twice in Salt Lake...
    Jimmy Butler oozes confidence ahead of Miami Heat’s pivotal game against the Atlanta Hawks and buoys Heat’s playoffs hopes. Riding off last year’s magical run to the NBA Finals, Jimmy Butler and the Heat have every intention of getting to the playoffs. The Heat’s win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night gave Miami its third consecutive victory, boosting...