The New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets are all looking to avoid the Eastern Conference's play-in tournament with two weeks left in the NBA regular season. A lot is at stake over the final fortnight.
The new format has created heated races for virtually every seed in both conferences.
Wednesday’s matchup in Denver between the Knicks and Nuggets should have featured the two reigning Coach of the Month Award winners for April in the East and West. Instead, only Denver’s Mike Malone will come in with the honor as Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was snubbed by the NBA’s voting panel Tuesday. Scott Brooks, of
LeBron James believes Evan Wasch, the man who came up with the NBA play-in idea, should be fired. In an interview with the
If the NBA season ended today, LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Lakers would be on the brink of the play-in tournament.
A wide-ranging notebook, with the playoffs approaching
It’s almost award-voting season in the NBA, and the best race is the one that not enough people are talking about.
With two weeks left in the NBA regular season, the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers have a lot at stake for playoff seeding and positioning.
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With time running out, here's everything to know about the NBA's new pre-playoff tournament, including which teams could make it.
The Celtics now face critical matchups against the Miami Heat, which will go a long way toward determining their playoff future.