Cavs waive Sanders, sign 2 players for post-season

JR is a fine player, but championship teams aren't made or broke by guys like JR Smith, not when 6 of the other 7 guys who play the most minutes on the team were all healthy for 70 or more games (the other one being Kevin Love ). This team is much more comfortable with its back against the wall and when everybody says we can't. NBA Notes: There will be final-night intrigue in the NBA.

NBA Playoffs: How Will Chicago Bulls guard Isaiah Thomas?

I think they know that. Stevens certainly believes in his team, but he probably isn't too upset to see them find some extra motivation heading into the playoffs. Following free throws, Noah Vonleh's hook shot got the Blazers within 101-100. Chicago traded Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott at the deadline in what many felt was a sign management was packing it in.

New Hernandez Verdict: Not Guilty

The verdict comes nearly two years to the day that Hernandez was found guilty of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors argued that Hernandez wanted to stop Bradley from testifying, but a jury did not find him guilty on the charge of witness intimidation.

The NBA playoffs have arrived, and here's 10 things to watch

The numbers are outstanding. This means that in an 82 game schedule, Westbrook notched a triple-double in over half of the games he played in. "I figured it was going to be IN, just looking at their schedule, looking at the [Chicago] Bulls' schedule, I pretty much thought it was going to be them", Lue said.

Curry scores 29, leads Warriors' rally over Spurs 110-98

Tuesday, against a high-powered Rockets team the Warriors had a chance to make a statement of their own, and they took it. Over the last three quarters, they smothered the fully healthy Spurs defensively and scored at will. The Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start at AT&T Center to earn their first win over the San Antonio Spurs this season. Ariza landed on McAdoo's head as they both fell chasing a loose ball.