From Anthony Davis to Joel Embiid to Chris Paul to LeBron James to Luka Doncic, so many superstars have suffered injuries in the playoffs. It is nothing new for injuries to determine the NBA playoffs. The Toronto Raptors’ unforgettable championship in 2019 might not have happened if Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson didn’t suffer serious season-ending injuries in the NBA Finals. The Warriors’ 2017 championship run benefitted from Kawhi Leonard going down with an ankle injury after he landed on Zaza...
Household NBA names can use some extra love, too. Mining the Association for underappreciated players usually winds up churning out a bunch of non-stars. It makes sense. Bigwigs dominate headlines and tweets and watercooler Zoom debates
Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton had Guy Fieri leaping out of his courtside seat
There has been plenty of handwringing among NBA media types over this postseason's lack of star power. Stephen Curry was knocked out in the play-in tournament. LeBron James just lost in the first round for the first time in his career
If Joel Embiid can't return from his meniscus tear, the Atlanta Hawks could upset the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The Los Angeles Clippers need to win Game 3 against the Utah Jazz on their home floor to be competitive in their Western Conference semifinal series
Friday's two-game NBA playoff slate comes with one of the most difficult daily fantasy basketball decisions of the postseason