Washington Wizards extend series lead with 109-101 win over Atlanta Hawks

Washington Wizards extend series lead with 109-101 win over Atlanta Hawks

By Austin McConnell
It was a predictably physical contest with a combined 71 free-throw attempts, but the Wizards backcourt was the difference maker in the end....
2016-17 NBA Season Review: Houston Rockets

2016-17 NBA Season Review: Houston Rockets

By Youssef Machkhas
It's been a real rollercoaster for the Houston Rockets the past three years. After earning second in the Western Conference and making it to the Western Conference championships, they barely inched their way into the playoffs. Now, they're third behind the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. Here's a look back at this surprising season....
2016-17 NBA Playoffs: Predicting the outcome in 80 words or less

2016-17 NBA Playoffs: Predicting the outcome in 80 words or less

By Sully Akbari
The 2016-17 NBA Playoffs are underway and it is time to get those predictions in. The Cleveland Cavaliers look to defend their title while the Golden State look to seek revenge. Although a Finals rematch is not set in stone, any one of these teams can make it all the way....

VAVEL USA roundtable: NBA playoff predictions

With the reigning champions the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Indiana Pacers in tonight's curtain-raising match-up, NBA co-editor Chris Hughes is joined by staff writers Ben King, Youssef Machkhas and Tobi Ajayi discuss who could win, who could surprise, and who may disappoint. Last year's playoffs will certainly take a lot to trump however, as the Cavs clawed back from 3-1 down to win the championship 4-3. But last year also featured impressive season for both the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors. The former defeated the San Antonio Spurs comfortably, whilst the Canadian outfit made it to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time. Nonetheless, let's look at how VAVEL USA's writers think this year's series will play out. Who will win the NBA championship and why? Chris - Golden State Warriors I can't look past Golden State on this one. I think they'll go in smarter this time around rather than thinking their 73-win record guarantees them a ring. I think with Kevin Durant back...
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Toronto Raptors

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Toronto Raptors ByTobi Ajayi

After winning 56 games last season, the Toronto Raptors started the new season looking to surpass previous achievements but winning did not come easy this time. Fighting through injuries and trades, Canada's team ended up with 51 wins good enough for third place in the Eastern Conference....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Utah Jazz

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Utah Jazz ByRobert Brunswick III

The Western Conference is renowned for its competitive spirit, but the Utah Jazz found a way to win nonetheless. Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert are two of the main reasons they've found so much success this season....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Oklahoma City Thunder

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Oklahoma City Thunder ByChris Hughes

A previously unpredictable season ended as one of the most historic for the OKC thunder and their fans....
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Playoff Preview: Raptors seek express victory

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Playoff Preview: Raptors seek express victory ByGianluca Lia

The Toronto Raptors will be appearing in the playoffs as a top-4 seed for the fourth time in a row as they take on Milwaukee Bucks, and are definitely looking to prolong their adventure beyond round one....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Milwaukee Bucks

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Milwaukee Bucks

By Chris Hughes
A season of 'what ifs' ended in a playoff return for Bucks' head coach Jason Kidd and his young side....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Indiana Pacers

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Indiana Pacers

By Dominic Punt
Indiana's season began with a new head coach and new starting five, but still managed to reach their targets set by President Larry Bird....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Denver Nuggets

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Denver Nuggets

By Robert Brunswick III
They came close to the playoffs, but the Denver Nuggets were unable to finish strong. There is still a lot to look forward to for the organization, though....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: New York Knicks

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: New York Knicks ByRobert Brunswick III

Just as things seemed to be going right for the New York Knicks, everything fell apart....
2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Los Angeles Lakers

2016-17 NBA Team Season Review: Los Angeles Lakers ByBaldeep Chahal

The Los Angeles Lakers had a promising start to the season, but along the way, it all fell apart. We review the highs, the lows, and what we can expect in the future....
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