John Wall Flies Down Floor vs. Raptors, Finishes with 2-Handed Slam

April 21st, 2015 by Kyle Newport No comments »
The Toronto Raptors learned in Game 2 that when Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has open floor ahead of him, there's no catching him.Late in the second quarter, Wall got behind the defense, exploded to the hoop and threw down a two-handed dunk to extend the Wizards' lead to five points.[National Basketball Association]Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

LeBron James Passes Jerry West for 7th on NBA’s All-Time Postseason Scoring List

April 21st, 2015 by Tyler Conway No comments »
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James ascended past Allen Iverson, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing on the all-time scoring list during the NBA's regular season, so it's only right that he continues making history in the postseason. With a mid-range jump shot in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against the Boston Celtics, James moved past Los Angeles Lakers great Jerry West for the seventh-most points in playoff history. James came into Game 2 of the first-round series 18 points behind West, having scored 4,457 points in his 153 postseason contests (29.1 points per game). It's taken the Cavaliers forward seven extra games to pass West, and James will likely pass Julius Erving later in this postseason if the Cavs advance to the second round. Among active players, James is third on the playoff scoring list behind Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. Michael Jordan holds the all-time record with 5,987 points, which he put ...

LeBron James Gets Way Up for Emphatic, Swinging Alley-Oop from Kyrie Irving

April 21st, 2015 by Kyle Newport No comments »
Moments after setting Kevin Love up for an alley-oop in the third quarter of Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James found himself on the dunking end of an alley-oop.James and Kyrie Irving ran a fast break to perfection midway through the third quarter, with the point guard setting up James to finish the play with a huge dunk.[National Basketball Association]Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Kevin Love Finishes LeBron James’ Half-Court Alley-Oop with Reverse Dunk

April 21st, 2015 by Kyle Newport No comments »
Early in the third quarter of Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, LeBron James and Kevin Love got Cleveland Cavaliers fans on their feet by hooking up on a sweet alley-oop.James sent a perfect lob to Love from around half court, and the big man finished the alley-oop with a nice reverse jam.[National Basketball Association]Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Predicting 6 Players Who Will Exceed Expectations in the 2015 NBA Playoffs

April 21st, 2015 by Grant Hughes No comments »
The NBA playoffs will play out on terms decided by superstars like Stephen Curry, LeBron James and Chris Paul. But even luminaries like those will need some help, and it'll come from teammates who don't have to perform under the weight of an entire fanbase's hopes and dreams. Leaving team-leading superstars out of the equation (expectations attached to them are always unreasonably high and, as a result, difficult to exceed), we'll pinpoint some key rotation players and even stars who, for various reasons, may not be on fans' short list of series-swinging influencers. Using players with zero expectations is cheating. If a guy from the end of the bench manages to get into a game and fling in a lucky bucket, he's exceeded expectations, but only because there weren't any to begin with. These guys will play key roles for teams with deep playoff runs in mind, and they're all likely to make bigger impacts than ...

Predators vs. Blackhawks: Game 4 Live Score, Highlights for 2015 NHL Playoffs

April 21st, 2015 by Kevin McRae No comments »
Predators 2, Blackhawks 1 (Third Period.) We are live from the United Center in Chicago. Chicago and Nashville are underway in the third period. Ryan Ellis and James Neal have the goals for Nashville. Antonie Vermette has the Blackhawks' goal. Keep it locked right here for live scores and updates.Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

Mark Cuban Gives Mavericks Fans Get-out-of-Work Note for Playoff Game

April 21st, 2015 by Kyle Newport No comments »
For those Dallas Mavericks fans who come down with a case of "Severe Mavericks Fever" on Friday and need to leave work early, Mark Cuban has you covered.With Game 3 of the team's opening-round series against the Houston Rockets starting a little earlier than Dallas fans are used to (6 p.m. CT), the Mavericks owner has written an excuse note for them to give to their bosses so they can leave work early Friday.Because the only cure for "Severe Mavericks Fever" is "More Mavs Playoff Basketball."  [CBSDFW]Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score and Analysis for Game 2

April 21st, 2015 by Ken Chin No comments »
Keep it locked right here as we bring you live coverage of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets!Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

8 Players Who Must Elevate Their Game in the 2015 NBA Playoffs

April 21st, 2015 by Alec Nathan No comments »
The NBA playoffs are the game's grandest stage—a time when legacies are crafted as the pursuit of prosperity consumes individuals and teams alike. And with the 2015 postseason officially underway, several candidates have emerged as prime-time performers who need to elevate their games as high-stakes contests consume the Association.  Whether it's budding stars, key role players or first-time playoff contestants, a handful of divisive talents can bolster their teams' prospects with outbursts during the second season. Based on players' late-season showings, career trajectories and prior playoff experience (if applicable), a number of windows have opened up for some of the league's biggest and brightest to shine with a Larry O'Brien Trophy on the line.Begin Slideshow

LeBron James’ Pinpoint Pass Sets Up a Powerful Timofey Mozgov Dunk

April 21st, 2015 by Kyle Newport No comments »
As the Cleveland Cavaliers made an early rally against the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the teams' opening-round series, this LeBron James-to-Timofey Mozgov connection helped swing the momentum in the Cavaliers' favor.James threaded the needle to get the ball to his big man, who finished the play with a powerful slam. The Celtics' Tyler Zeller attempted to swat Mozgov, but there was no stopping the Cavaliers center.[National Basketball Association]Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com