There are critics of N.B.A. teams’ pregame chapel services, but many people in the league have made the practice an essential part of their pregame ritual.
Stephen Curry wasn’t about to turn down the music, or put any kind of damper on a giddy locker room celebration that seemed more reminiscent of a series-clinching triumph.
One of the most memorable opening rounds in NBA playoff history came last season. One of the least memorable is playing out this season.
Jimmy Butler intercepted the errant pass and darted the other way for a fastbreak basket.
Chicago and Cleveland each lead their series by three games to none, a deficit from which no N.B.A. team has ever recovered.
LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the series.
Tim Hardaway Jr. has been through three team presidents, two coaches and more teammates he'd care to count in his two seasons after becoming the Knicks' 2013 first-round draft pick….