Resilient Bulls brace for next obstacle: Wizards

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Never mind all they overcame. The only obstacle that matters now for the Chicago Bulls is the one in front of them.

Heat send recovery wishes as TNT's Craig Sager battles leukemia

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

For the Heat, the color and pageantry of the NBA playoffs will be muted, with TNT sideline report Craig Sager missing the postseason to be treated for leukemia.

Bucks at the top of the NBA draft list

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

The Milwaukee Bucks will have the best chance at landing the top overall pick in the June 26 NBA draft and can drop no lower than the No. 4 overall selection.

Heat needs Chris Bosh to regain shooting touch in playoffs

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

The book on Chris Bosh is he's more of a spot-up shooter than a frontcourt giant, and for the season's first 61 games, he was an elite one.

Tom Sorensen: Bobcats' Chris Douglas-Roberts returns from irrelevancy

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Most of us are not like Miami's LeBron James. We don't move in a straight line to the top of our profession. We aren't chosen.

Playoff experience favors Bulls over Wizards

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

When the Bulls and Wizards tip off Sunday night at the United Center, John Wall will be making his playoff debut. So will his backcourt running mate, Bradley Beal.

Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors.

Recap: Toronto vs. Brooklyn

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Paul Pierce and the veteran-laden Brooklyn Nets took over down the stretch to gain the upper hand in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Toronto Raptors, coming through with a 94-87 Game 1 victory at a raucous Air Canada Centre.

David J. Neal: Role players hold key to Miami Heat title hopes

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

No matter what media blowhards like me say, individuals don't win championships, even in the NBA. Not Wilt Chamberlain. Not Magic Johnson, Larry Bird or LeBron James. No, not even Michael Jordan.

Spurs haven't forgotten last season's disappointment

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

The general consensus is that the San Antonio Spurs will finish this year what they failed to finish last year and capture the 2014 NBA title.