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Rockets Beat Warriors 127-105 to Even Up Western Conference Finals

The Houston Rockets used a balanced scoring attack and a fourth quarter burst to rout the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night. The win was critical for the Rockets, who tied up the Western Conference finals at one game apiece as the series now heads to Golden State for […]

Warriors Bets Already Paying Out at Casino Run by Rockets Owner

The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets won’t play the first game of their Western Conference finals series until Monday night. But at one Las Vegas casino, bettors who picked the Warriors to win the conference are already getting paid. This isn’t a case of a sportsbook projecting confidence […]

Western Conference Finals Set as Rockets, Warriors Advance in Five

The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets each dispatched their second-round opponents in Game 5 matchups Tuesday night, setting up a highly anticipated clash in the Western Conference finals. First, the Rockets defeated the Utah Jazz 112-102 to clinch a 4-1 series victory. Chris Paul scored 41 points for […]

Cavaliers Sweep Raptors en Route to NBA Eastern Conference Finals

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the Eastern Conference finals after completing a four-game sweep of the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. The dominating win provides some relief to concerns that King James and the Cavs were losing some of their postseason mojo. Cleveland had little trouble […]

LaMelo, left, and brother LiAngelo Ball show off their jerseys for the BC Vytautas team, but the two left the squad last week. (Image: AP)

Ball Brothers Basketball Experiment in Lithuania Goes Flat

The Ball brothers are apparently done in Lithuania. LaVar Ball, the controversial father of LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball has pulled his sons from the professional team they were on with two games remaining in the season. Initially officials for the BC Vytautas team said the two were missing an April […]

Daily Fantasy Sports players can now plat against the rest of the world completely legally. (Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Daily Fantasy Sports Officially Legal in Pennsylvania

It may not yet be legal to place a sports bet in Pennsylvania, but you can now get a stake in the outcome of sporting events via daily fantasy sports. The latest beneficiary of the sweeping changes to state gambling laws  last year, daily fantasy sports (DFS) is now officially […]

Golden State, Houston Exhibit Will in NBA Second Round Playoff Victories

If there was any doubt about who the favorites were for the NBA Championship they were quickly erased in the Golden State’s and Houston’s NBA second round playoff openers. The two Western Conference teams cruised past upstarts Utah and New Orleans over the weekend. The Jazz and Pelicans were heavy […]

The first-round playoff series between Toronto and Washington is a lot more competitive, and scrappier, than oddsmakers thought it would be.  (Image: USA Today Sports)

Eastern Conference Favorites Struggle in First Round of NBA Playoffs

Three teams expected to battle it out for the NBA Eastern Conference Championship are experiencing first-round skirmishes much more difficult than they expected. Instead of bowling over their opponents, Toronto, Cleveland, and Boston are all tied 2-2 in their best-of-seven series with teams they were heavily favored to defeat. Instead […]

Kawhi Leonard, pictured playing against the Houston Rockets, is not expected to return for the San Antonio Spurs during the playoffs. (Image: Getty)

Kawhi Leonard Now Expected to Miss Entirety of NBA Playoffs for Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs will need to find a way to win without their biggest star, as Kawhi Leonard is now expected to miss all of the NBA Playoffs, regardless of how far San Antonio advances. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, league sources say that Leonard will sit […]

The Warriors will be without Steph Curry for the first round of the NBA playoffs, putting more pressure on Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, and Kevin Durant, among others. (Image: Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The Chronicle)

NBA Playoffs: Breaking Down the Contenders and Pretenders

The Minnesota Timberwolves scored a 112-106 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night to capture the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference and finalize the field for the NBA playoffs. While 15 of the 16 playoffs teams had been determined before the final night, Minnesota (47-35) and […]

The Philadelphia 76ers have put together a 14-game winning streak behind the play of rookie Ben Simmons. (Image: Martin Cole/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock)

76ers Clinch Home Court Advantage in Playoffs with 14th Straight Win

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 109-97 to claim their 14th consecutive win, matching the longest winning streak in franchise history. The win also ensured that the 76ers (50-30) would finish as one of the top four seeds in the Eastern Conference, guaranteeing the team home court advantage in […]

Boston Celtics star guard Kyrie Irving has suffered a setback after an operation discovered a bacterial infection in his surgically repaired left knee and the 26 year old will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Kyrie Irving Out for Season, Boston Celtics See NBA Title Odds Plummet

The Boston Celtics’ playoff chances took its second major blow of the season when the team announced Kyrie Irving needs an additional procedure on his surgically repaired left knee and will miss the rest of the season. The surgery is expected to be performed by doctors on Saturday and will […]

Golden State Warrior all-star guard Stephen Curry writhes in pain after suffering a sprained ankle. He also experienced a knee sprain and will be out of action until the end of April. (Image: Time Sports)

Injuries Taking Toll on NBA Championship Favorite Golden State

Before the NBA season began, the only variable that could derail the Golden State Warriors from winning the NBA Championship in June were a barrage of injuries. Well, that’s what’s happened to the defending champions, and now we’ll see how the team reacts to adversity. It was a topic the […]