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NBA Playoffs: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Sports PhotoThe Boston Celtics took down the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1, but let’s not overreact just yet. Or should we? SC’s Robert Campbell takes a look. Complete Story

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Making the NBA Lottery Great Again

Sports PhotoIt seems as if the NBA lottery no longer cures the disease it was designed to treat — namely, the “tanking” of games by non-contending teams. SC’s Anthony Brancato makes the case for taking the lottery back to its roots — and doing something else. Complete Story

The Raptors and Not Getting Fooled Again

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster has wanted to believe in the Raptors all season long. But as the past week has shown against LeBron James and the Cavs, Toronto isn’t to be trusted as an elite team in today’s NBA. Complete Story

For These Stars, First Chance to Showcase Themselves

Sports PhotoFor some, a first postseason appearance is a way to get experience for future endeavors. For others, it’s a chance to prove why you earned your way in. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into some examples. Complete Story

Cleveland Cavaliers: Help Wanted

Sports PhotoThe Cleveland Cavaliers are in a grueling battle with the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the NBA playoffs, and LeBron James needs help. Will somebody step up for Cleveland, or will LeBron nod out in the first round for the first time in his career? Complete Story

You Be the Coach

Sports PhotoIn an attempt to reach his team, Warriors coach Steve Kerr made a commonplace coaching decision and everyone flipped out. Join SC’s Bob Campbell as he gives his two-cents on the media-generated issue. Complete Story

What We Learned From the NBA All-Star Game

Sports PhotoLeBron James was named All-Star MVP after dropping 29 points in his team’s narrow 148-145 victory over Team Stephen on Sunday. The new All-Star Game format, which saw James and Stephen Curry choose teams in a draft-style selection, proved to be a roaring success. Complete Story

Cavs Go For Broke, But Will it Work?

Sports PhotoIn an otherwise uneventful NBA trade deadline, the Cavs elected to remake their roster with just 28 games remaining. SC’s Ross Lancaster believes the moves absolutely had to be made, but isn’t totally sold that Cleveland will return to the Finals. Complete Story

Handicapping an Intriguing NBA MVP Race

Sports PhotoWith the NBA regular season just past its midpoint, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at the contenders for what could turn out to be an unusually wide-open MVP race. Complete Story

Don’t Overlook the Spurs and Raptors

Sports PhotoAs the NBA season hits Christmas Day, it’s clear that the Warriors, Rockets, Celtics, and Cavs are the class of the league and the four likeliest teams to appear in the conference finals. However, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at why the Spurs and Raptors shouldn’t be written off. Complete Story

More NBA Commentary

12.13.17 An NBA Article About Nothing By Robert Campbell
10.30.17 Once-Promising Suns Become NBA Doormat By Ross Lancaster
10.27.17 Why Doesn’t NBA Emphasize Division Rivalries? By Anthony Brancato
10.13.17 Enough Beef For All By Jonathan Lowe
07.31.17 Where Does Cleveland Go From Here? By Ross Lancaster
07.14.17 The Best Moments of 2016-17 NBA Season By Marc James
07.10.17 Buzzed on Expectation By Jonathan Lowe
07.06.17 NBA East Officially Becomes the JV By Ross Lancaster
06.28.17 NBA Free Agency Heats Up By Marc James
06.15.17 Never Say Never Again By Jonathan Lowe
06.08.17 Could LeBron Pass M.J. as Greatest Ever? By Ross Lancaster
06.06.17 Best NBA Players of 2016-17 By Brad Oremland
05.29.17 The Main Attraction: A Triple Feature By Jonathan Lowe

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