It is a shame fans paying an average of $97 a ticket might have a special family night spoiled by such decisions, but the league set up such an action. The
Funneling the Warriors to 28 national television dates will do that. In this case, the Warriors' Saturday night game was their eighth in 13 days. They were playing in Texas less than 24 hours after playing in Minnesota.
Kerr is one of the more conscientious minds about all NBA facets, and he certainly did not want to surrender a game and the series tiebreaker to San Antonio with the Spurs pressing for the West's No. 1 seed. Like every other coach, Kerr also has difficulty ignoring that sports performance analyses have proved that back-to-back games and road-trip finales carry increased injury risk.
The absence of Kevin Love showed that Cleveland needed him, but it also was a success because a 7-6 Love-less stretch was enough to maintain first place in the Eastern Conference.
Love returned to action Thursday night, two weeks early than projected after his Feb. 14 left knee surgery. His return is a boost to an injury-plagued
Cleveland general manager David Griffin has been creative in bolstering the roster with Kyle Korver,
Sanders made an unexpected two-minute debut Tuesday for his first playing time since Dec. 23, 2014, when he left the first year of a four-year, $44-million contract with Milwaukee to seek anxiety and depression treatment. The Cavaliers will ease Sanders into NBA shape with a
Into the blue
As March Madness takes over the basketball world,
Kentucky claims the most current NBA players (24, with four in Phoenix) of any college program and the most all-time NBA players (78) of any college program. The top five teams are the same for active and all-time, but in different order following Kentucky.
This season, Kentucky is followed by Duke,
Neither Portland nor Minnesota may catch Denver this season for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but the
Portland's March play,
"I don't care," Westbrook told reporters in Toronto. "It don't matter what he say. Who's he?"
ATLANTA AT WASHINGTON: Wednesday at 5 p.m. PDT. TV: ESPN.
The regular season will end three weeks after this game, raising the stakes of every intraconference matchup between playoff-bound teams in the East. The