Atlanta Hawks even series with emotional 111-101 win over Washington Wizards

Atlanta Hawks even series with emotional 111-101 win over Washington Wizards

By Austin McConnell
The series will now shift back to Washington after the Hawks were able to adjust and take care of business in games three and four....
Boston Celtics take care of Chicago Bulls 104-87, to take 2-1 series lead

Boston Celtics take care of Chicago Bulls 104-87, to take 2-1 series lead

By Andy Hernandez
After the Chicago Bulls won the first two games of the series, the Boston Celtics take advantage of the Rondo-less Bulls in Game 3....
Houston Rockets come from behind to take 2-0 lead in series against Oklahoma City Thunder

Houston Rockets come from behind to take 2-0 lead in series against Oklahoma City Thunder

By Jose Rosas
The Houston Rockets protect home court and spoil Russell Westbrook’s triple-double with a 115-111 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder....
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Washington Wizards extend series lead with 109-101 win over Atlanta Hawks

Coming into game two of the series between the fourth-seeded Washington Wizards and fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks, most expected a chippy game with the potential for tempers to flare. After all, in Game 1, Hawks forward Paul Millsap was quoted saying the Wizards “were playing MMA,” specifically referring to his matchup Markieff Morris. Morris went along with Millsap’s words, saying that they could expect “double MMA” in game two. Unsurprisingly, the contest was filled with tight refereeing and an abundance of fouls, which allowed the Hawks to stick around. In the end, despite plenty of opportunities to steal one on the road, the Hawks were unable to take advantage and bowed out late in the fourth quarter. Hawks Had Chances With the Chicago Bulls taking a shocking 2-0 series lead on the Boston Celtics, it is reasonable to assume that the motivation to win this series went up a notch. The winner would certainly favor...
2016-17 NBA Season Review: Houston Rockets

2016-17 NBA Season Review: Houston Rockets ByYoussef Machkhas

It's been a real rollercoaster for the Houston Rockets the past three years. After earning second in the Western Conference and making it to the Western Conference championships, they barely inched their way into the playoffs. Now, they're third behind the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. Here's a look back at this surprising season....
2016-17 NBA Playoffs: Predicting the outcome in 80 words or less

2016-17 NBA Playoffs: Predicting the outcome in 80 words or less BySully Akbari

The 2016-17 NBA Playoffs are underway and it is time to get those predictions in. The Cleveland Cavaliers look to defend their title while the Golden State look to seek revenge. Although a Finals rematch is not set in stone, any one of these teams can make it all the way....
VAVEL USA roundtable: NBA playoff predictions

VAVEL USA roundtable: NBA playoff predictions ByChris Hughes

With an unpredictable playoffs starting tonight and running for the next two months, VAVEL USA NBA's section looks ahead at the winners and losers of the spectacular event....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Toronto Raptors

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Toronto Raptors ByTobi Ajayi

After winning 56 games last season, the Toronto Raptors started the new season looking to surpass previous achievements but winning did not come easy this time. Fighting through injuries and trades, Canada's team ended up with 51 wins good enough for third place in the Eastern Conference....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Oklahoma City Thunder

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Oklahoma City Thunder

By Chris Hughes
A previously unpredictable season ended as one of the most historic for the OKC thunder and their fans....
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Playoff Preview: Raptors seek express victory

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Playoff Preview: Raptors seek express victory

By Gianluca Lia
The Toronto Raptors will be appearing in the playoffs as a top-4 seed for the fourth time in a row as they take on Milwaukee Bucks, and are definitely looking to prolong their adventure beyond round one....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Atlanta Hawks

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Atlanta Hawks

By Austin McConnell
It was an odd season of ups and downs for the Hawks, but they were able to secure a tenth straight playoff berth in the Eastern Conference along the way....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Milwaukee Bucks

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Milwaukee Bucks ByChris Hughes

A season of 'what ifs' ended in a playoff return for Bucks' head coach Jason Kidd and his young side....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Indiana Pacers

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Indiana Pacers ByDominic Punt

Indiana's season began with a new head coach and new starting five, but still managed to reach their targets set by President Larry Bird....
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