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  1. Clippers 120, Suns 100: Four straight wins

    Arash Markazi

    PHOENIX -- It's easy to look at the Los Angeles Clippers this season and say something is missing. They just haven't looked like the championship contenders they were advertised by many coming into this season. But 44 games into the season, t...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  2. Kings-Trail Blazers Preview

    Kings-Trail Blazers Preview

    Preview | January 18, 2015
  3. Jameer Nelson, Nate Robinson traded

    Brian Windhorst

    The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets swapped backup point guards Tuesday in a deal that could eventually affect some contenders, sources told ESPN.com. Nate Robinson will be going to Boston, though it is expected to be a temporary stay as he is e...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  4. Boston Celtics trade Jameer Nelson for Nate Robinson of Denver Nu...

    Brian Windhorst

    The Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics swapped backup point guards Tuesday in a deal that could eventually affect some contenders, sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  5. Lakers-Clippers Preview

    Lakers-Clippers Preview

    Preview | January 06, 2015
  6. Late for work? Hawks CEO has you covered

    Jim Merritt

    The Atlanta Hawks cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night at Staples Center, and fans of the Eastern Conference leader surely stayed up well past their bedtimes to catch their team taking it to one of the West's top contenders. Whi...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  7. Rajon Rondo trade to Dallas Mavericks signals championship push

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    The arrival of Rajon Rondo shows Mark Cuban's commitment to building a title contender in Dallas, Jean-Jacques Taylor writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  8. NBA: Title contender or pretender?

    The 5-on-5 panel evaluates which fast-starting teams are NBA title contenders, and which are just pretenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  9. Clippers-Lakers Preview

    Clippers-Lakers Preview

    Preview | October 31, 2014
  10. Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt says championship expectati...

    Dave McMenamin

    Lofty expectations are unavoidable for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, but new coach David Blatt says the burden of his team being considered a championship-or-bust squad is unjust.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  11. Cuban: 'Nothing's changed' on Nets' long-term outlook

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mark Cuban offered high praise Sunday evening for Brooklyn's head coach. The Nets' front office? Not so much. Only a couple of Western Conference contenders, the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, have better records than roo...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  12. Pistons-Nuggets Preview

    Pistons-Nuggets Preview

    Preview | March 18, 2014
  13. Clippers finally looking like a contender

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - In the waning moments of the Los Angeles Clippers' 48-point victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Glen "Big Baby" Davis got up during a timeout and entertained his teammates by dancing to Alexandra Stan's "Mr. Saxobeat." I...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 125, Thunder 117

    Arash Markazi

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- These are the kind of games the Los Angeles Clippers need to start winning to be considered legitimate contenders in the NBA. While beating the top four teams in the league doesn't necessarily mean anything when the playoffs roll...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 113, Clippers 103

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Last season the Los Angeles Clippers came out of the All-Star break and lost at home to the San Antonio Spurs by 26 points. It was a demoralizing loss that showed how far the Clippers were from being contenders. Tuesday night the Cl...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  16. Monta Ellis, Mavericks cruise to send Magic to 8th straight loss

    Monta Ellis scored 21 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 15 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Orlando 107-88 on Monday night, extending the Magic's longest losing streak of the season to eight games.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | January 13, 2014