Michael Malone on Nuggets’ blowout loss to Utah: “We gave up too easy”

Jun 16, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone speaks during a press conference at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsThe Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone opened up on his team’s Game...

Jazz crush Nuggets to take 2-1 series lead

Photo: Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Utah Jazz crushed the Nuggets in Game 3 of their first round matchup, winning 124-87.Mike Conley played for the first time in the series and showed no signs of rust, scoring 27 points....

NBA Daily: Unpredictability Wins, We Have No Frontrunners | Basketball Insiders

Do you know what was so much fun about the games we saw leading up to the Play-In Tournament? They had a playoff-like atmosphere to them. Anytime Portland, Memphis, Phoenix, or San Antonio tipped, you really felt their desperation...

WNBA: Brittney Griner, .500 Phoenix Mercury take on Minnesota Lynx

The Phoenix Mercury have lost three of their last four games, including one against the sub-.500 Dallas Wings. With legend Diana Taurasi at close to full strength and two-time Defensive Player of the Year Brittney Griner and...

Nets’ Tyler Johnson to start for Joe Harris

Photo: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty ImagesBrooklyn Nets guard Tyler Johnson will start in place of Joe Harris for the team’s Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors.Tyler Johnson gets the start in Joe Harris’ absence. #Nets— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH)...

Blazers’ Damian Lillard says he will play in Game 3 vs the Lakers

Photo: Kathy Willens/Associated PressDamian Lillard made it clear he will play in Game 3 between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.The star of the Blazers suffered a finger injury (dislocated left index finger) and...

WNBA: Shorthanded Indiana Fever shock title-minded Seattle Storm 90-84

For only the second time this season, a team has weathered the Storm. The 5-7 Indiana Fever, a team some called disappointing, took down the 11-2 Seattle Storm (11-2), the supposedly-guaranteed champions, in a 90-84 upset. While the Storm...

Lonzo Ball “can’t shoot” says an Eastern Conference Scout

Photo: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsAccording to an Eastern Conference scout Lonzo Ball “can’t make shots and can’t finish.” Ball was drafted second overall in the 2017 NBA Draft. When he was drafted he was compared to Jason Kidd. The...

LeBron James believes Lakers are built differently from other playoff teams

Photo: essentiallysports.comAfter the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers (111-88) in Game 2 of their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series at the AdventHeath Arena on the grounds of the Walt Disney World Resort outside of Orlando on...

LeBron James talks about Lakers’ win over Blazers in Game 2

Photo: Getty ImagesThe Los Angeles Lakers tied the first round series versus the Portland Trail Blazers after a big win in Game 2, 111-88. LeBron James played just 27 minutes during which he scored 10 points, grabbed 6 rebounds...