The 2022 NBA playoffs have featured a ton of blowouts. Why? We have some ideas

The 2022 NBA playoffs have featured a ton of blowouts.  Why?  We have some ideas

Heading into tonight’s Western Conference Finals Game 5 between the Warriors and Mavericks, there have been 35 second- and third-round games in the 2022 NBA playoffs. Those 35 games have featured a grand total of 29 minutes played in “clutch” situations (when the score is within five points with five minutes or fewer remaining in … Read more

Jeremy Sochan’s journey to be ‘that irritating player’ in the NBA continued at Chicago pre-draft camp

Jeremy Sochan's journey to be 'that irritating player' in the NBA continued at Chicago pre-draft camp

CHICAGO — Jeremy Sochan’s mother, Aneta, left him with one phrase as he began his basketball sojourn a few years ago: “Be cheeky.” “I’ve always had that little edge,” Sochan said Friday. “My mom, she was my first coach, and to this day, she tells me defense comes first. … She used to tell me … Read more

NBA playoffs 2022 — Eye-catching outfits from the postseason

NBA playoffs 2022 -- Eye-catching outfits from the postseason

Pregame fashion has become woven into the fabric of the NBA, with some players building a reputation for their wardrobe selections. 1 Related The postseason has provided entertaining hoops on the court and eye-catching fits from players off it. Stars have shown up in various attires like boxing dresses, vibrant coats and sweaters. Suits, stuffed … Read more

Marcus Smart, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert headline NBA’s All-Defensive teams

Marcus Smart, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert headline NBA's All-Defensive teams

8:38 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo highlighted the 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams, which were announced on Friday night. Smart, the league’s 2021-22 Defensive Player of the Year, earned his third first-team nod. He was joined at the guard spot by … Read more

Dillon Brooks calls NBA playoff series loss ‘motivation,’ says Grizzlies are ‘coming’ for Warriors in future

Dillon Brooks calls NBA playoff series loss 'motivation,' says Grizzlies are 'coming' for Warriors in future

SAN FRANCISCO — After the Memphis Grizzlies bowed out of the NBA playoffs with a 110-96 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of their conference semifinals series, Memphis forward Dillon Brooks said that the Grizzlies are hot on the trail of the Warriors . “We’re young and they’re getting old,” Brooks said. … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies ready to go the distance against Golden State Warriors after 39-point win propels them to Game 6

Memphis Grizzlies ready to go the distance against Golden State Warriors after 39-point win propels them to Game 6

MEMPHIS — Moments after the Grizzlies pummeled the Golden State Warriors to keep their season alive, Ja Morant started a chant that gained some steam among his teammates. The injured Morant repeatedly sang, “Grizz in seven,” after Memphis routed Golden State 134-95 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to send the Western Conference semifinals back … Read more

Thompson: Stephen Curry’s 18-point fourth quarter propels Warriors over Memphis for a 3-1 series lead

Thompson: Stephen Curry's 18-point fourth quarter propels Warriors over Memphis for a 3-1 series lead

SAN FRANCISCO — Damion Lee didn’t choose words for his description of Stephen Curry’s fourth quarter. Instead, he mimed it. First, Lee pulled an invisible strap over his right shoulder, then with his right hand yanked down on another strap to tighten the fit. Then another invisible strap went over his left shoulder, followed by … Read more