Warriors pound Mavericks in Game 1

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry had 21 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, Golden State’s defense held Luka Doncic in check, and the Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-87 on Wednesday night for a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Doncic scored 20 points but shot just 6 for 18 and 3 of 10 … Read more

Patrick Beverley faces backlash from NBA stars over Chris Paul rant

Patrick Beverley’s roast of Chris Paul on ESPN’s morning shows wasn’t well-received by some past and present NBA stars. Beverley — who appeared on Monday’s episodes of “Get Up” and “First Take,” just hours after Paul and the Suns were eliminated by the Mavericks in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals series — said … Read more

Luka Doncic’s legend grows, Chris Paul exposed in NBA playoffs

Time gets us all. And in the Mavericks’ dismantling of the top-seeded Suns, Luka Doncic showed his time is now and Chris Paul’s is past. The Mavericks rolled into a 123-90, Game 7 win that was shocking not in the final victor but in how easy that victory was. They led by 42 points after … Read more

Patrick Beverley rips Chris Paul on ‘Get Up’ and ‘First Take’

Patrick Beverley completely torched Chris Paul in a morning show appearance for the ages. The Timberwolves guard appeared on ESPN’s “Get Up” and “First Take” shows on Monday, after Paul and the Suns suffered a 123-90 blowout loss to the Mavericks in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals series Sunday. Beverley didn’t hold back … Read more

Sixers the real losers in James Harden-Ben Simmons trade bust

In February, the question was who won the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade. Now it’s a question of who lost it worse. And right now, Philadelphia has a Harden problem. The former MVP passive-aggressioned his way from the Nets to the Sixers back in February. But Harden’s season-ending performance on Thursday was so putrid that people … Read more

Suns vs. Mavericks Game 5 predictions

Commercial Content 21+ After the first two games, the Phoenix Suns looked like absolute juggernauts. They were painfully efficient, to the point where they averaged over 60 percent from inside the three-point line. However, the past two games have seen the Suns’ two-point field goal percentage crater down to 47.7 percent. There could be a … Read more

Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 4 prediction, player prop bets

Commercial Content 20+ What could’ve been had Ja Morant been eligible for this game. Perhaps this series is over in short order now that Ja Morant is likely out for at least Game 4 due to a knee injury where Jordan Poole “broke the code,” according to Morant. Currently, it is unknown whether Morant will … Read more

Jalen Brunson powering Mavericks’ not helping Knicks’ hopes

Knicks free-agent target Jalen Brunson is a poker-faced point guard on the court, rarely given to emotion, stoic and steady as the Mavericks’ quarterback. But in the interview room during his postgame press conference Sunday afternoon in Dallas, Brunson broke into a smile when somebody asked him what it was like to ruin Chris Paul’s … Read more

Betting NBA playoffs, player prop bets to watch w/ Ariel Epstein

Eight teams remain, and only one will win the last game of the season. In order to get to that point, we are breaking down all of the remaining teams and series, including player prop bets to monitor with Yahoo Sports’ Sports Betting Analyst and “Prop Queen” Ariel Epstein. I sat down for an interview … Read more

Mavericks vs. Suns Game 2 prediction, odds, and player prop bets

Commercial Content 21+ Well, well, that first game of the series went off almost exactly as predicted. If you read my Game 1 prediction of this series, you would’ve seen that I had the Mavericks covering (missed that by a point, ugh), and most importantly, Luka Doncic 40+ points at +630. There were a few … Read more