Back to work: Lakers win Andre Drummond race after he agrees buyout

Andre Drummond of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots over LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse...

After agreeing to a buyout on Friday from the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond has joined the Los Angeles Lakers for their postseason push – despite a competitive race for his services with the Boston Celtics and LA Clippers among four other teams to meet with the 27-year-old this past weekend before his final decision was made.
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Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz among contenders linked with PJ Tucker trade

Tucker of the Houston Rockets warms up prior to the game against the Chicago Bulls on February 22, 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE...

Recent reports claim the Houston Rockets’ experienced power forward PJ Tucker continues to attract interest from teams across the league – including the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz out West, as they prepare to field offers from those title-contenders ahead of next month’s deadline.
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NBA Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets – Repeat or revenge?

NBA Star Index: Collin Sexton spoils Kyrie Irving's return; Joel Embiid the variety of Sixers' new spice - CBSSports.com

Kyrie Irving returned from an unexpected personal pause and scored 37 during his first game alongside Kevin Durant and James Harden, though Brooklyn’s Big 3 couldn’t contain an in-form Collin Sexton, who scored a career-high 42 as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a 147-135 double-overtime win in the early hours on Thursday. Who will come out on top in the second meeting? Continue reading

Russell Westbrook’s trade request and tensions in Houston is no surprise

Russell Westbrook, Rockets knocked out of playoffs by Lakers

As reported by The Athletic and ESPN, Houston Rockets All-Star guard Russell Westbrook has expressed his desire to leave – less than 18 months after joining in a blockbuster trade from Oklahoma City. After taking a moment to absorb the news, you’ll quickly begin to understand that this latest development isn’t really a surprise at all. Why though and how did we get here? Continue reading

Playoff Preview: LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets – Can D’Antoni’s men extend series?

LeBron James on Caruso's shot: 'He knows I have confidence in him'

Following a ten-point victory on Thursday evening, the Lakers have edged ever closer to their first Western Conference Finals appearance in a decade. They can clinch that in Game 5, against a Houston side who appear genuinely defeated. Will they finish the job once and for all, or can the Rockets extend their stay in Orlando like Denver did against the Clippers overnight?  Continue reading

Playoff Preview: Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers – Time to step up

Five takeaways from the Lakers' Game 3 win over the Rockets - Los Angeles  Times

Despite trailing in the first three quarters, the Lakers responded as expected to take a 2-1 series lead against the Houston Rockets in their Western Conference semi-final matchup. It’ll be interesting to see what adjustments Houston make ahead of Game 4, after showing promise despite lacking decisiveness during clutch moments down the stretch. Who will prevail here? Continue reading

Playoff Preview: Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers – Game 3 up for grabs

The key to Game 2: Rajon Rondo outplays Russell Westbrook as Lakers tie series - xoonews

Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 62 points, 21 rebounds and 13 assists as the Lakers returned to winning ways in Game 2 with a eight-point victory against the Houston Rockets. After making adjustments to the Rockets’ fast-paced style, will the purple and gold replicate their impressive resurgence from the Portland series and cruise to victory here? Continue reading