OKC's Westbrook proving he is MVP candidate, great teammate

Kind of just sitting there and embracing the moment", Westbrook said. "I didn't realize they were stopping it for me until the ref was holding the ball; but just thanking God for the opportunity to play, because I've had different [times] where I've been hurt and had to sit out, and to be able to play is something I will never take for granted".

Stars, studs and duds: Celtics turn attention to 'must-win' Game 3

Stars, studs and duds: Celtics turn attention to 'must-win' Game 3

When CelticsBlog asked Stevens if he felt the team was rushed by the Bulls flying around, he admitted it got to his team. It also helps that the Bulls are bigger than the Celtics, tougher than their opponents and now, possesses a confidence that swallows any adjustment the Celtics can make with their personnel.

Daniel Cormier Issues a Warning to Rival Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier Issues a Warning to Rival Jon Jones

Rumble came out strong, but instead of Cormier just surviving, Johnson uncharacteristically tried to wrestle the wrestler. He didn't control the Octagon at all and didn't put up much of a fight other than to stay up and keep his opponent in front of him.

Malcolm Butler Reportedly Signs 1st-Round Tender, Allowing Patriots to Trade Him

Barring an extension, or trade and subsequent extension, Butler is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season. They even hosted him for a visit, but Sean Payton made it clear that they wouldn't sign Butler as a free agent because they didn't want to give up their first-round pick to the Patriots.

Thunder may sit Russell Westbrook for back-to-back set

The game between Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder started late due to multiple games scheduled for today. With four minutes left in the game, Westbrook passed the ball to Semaj Christon for the three-pointer. Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson endorsed Westbrook for Most Valuable Player in an interview with National Basketball Association writers last week. "I think taking this time is important".

Isaiah Thomas Earns Bulls' Admiration, Respect After Emotional Game 1 Effort

The funeral details have not been finalized, but Stevens is hoping the Celtics can attend it as a team if possible. The makeup of the roster for next season seems wide open beyond point guard Jeremy Lin , with center Brook Lopez perennial trade bait even as he adapted his game well this season to fit Atkinson's offense.