The NBA will announce Wednesday that LeBron James will play his first game in Miami since returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day, according to sources briefed on the league's new schedule.
In Marc Stein's Power Rankings, the Heat are No. 1.
In Marc Stein's Power Rankings, the Thunder hold on to the top spot heading into their showdown with the Clippers.
In Marc Stein's Power Rankings, the Grizzlies are still No. 1.
Marc Stein hands out his regular-season awards.
Marc Stein's latest Weekend Dime
Here's what the trained observers are saying about key developments this season
In Marc Stein's Week 4 Power Rankings, the Bulls hang on to the top spot.
In Marc Stein's Week 3 Power Rankings, the Bulls are at the top.
The 2008-09 NBA schedule is out and Marc Stein highlights the must-see games.
Marc Stein ranks the remaining schedules of the top nine teams in the West.
The Spurs dismantled the Jazz in Game 5. Now Marc Stein entertains the notion that these could become the best Spurs ever.
Deron Williams shook off his illness to be a Jazz hero. But then Manu and the Spurs took over in the fourth, Marc Stein writes.
Ten years ago, the Spurs got their hands on Tim Duncan, thanks to fortuitous ping-pong balls. The Game 2 win over the Jazz on Tuesday was a reminder of his excellence, Marc Stein writes.
The Spurs finished the Suns in 6. What's next for a team that just can't break through? Mark Stein examines the issue.
The Suns seemed to do everything right in securing a short-handed Game 5 win. Except get the win, Marc Stein writes.