NBA Today: May 12

The Hornets interview Lawrence Frank and Portland assistant Monty Williams for their coaching vacancy. Oklahoma City forward Nick Collison undergoes knee surgery. Could Robin Lopez make his return to the Suns for the series against the Lakers?

An alternative take on the Celtics-Cavs series

This series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics is like a season of 24. There’s Jack Bauer (LeBron), the guy who makes everything run smoothly. There’s Chloe O’Brian (Mo Williams), Tony Almeida (Shaq), and Curtis Manning (Antawn Jamison) —… Continue Reading

Lakers have concerns despite sweep of Jazz

As the Lakers win Game 4 of their series with the Jazz tonight, completing the series sweep, they’ll enter the Western Conference riding a six-game winning streak. Even though they’ve played very well over that span, there’s still a looming… Continue Reading

One-eyed Nash comes through for the Suns

Well, the Phoenix Suns have done it. The Suns defeated the San Antonio Spurs Sunday night 107-101 to advance to the Western Conference finals. But they didn’t just beat them. They swept them into the dustbin. Despite constant rumors that… Continue Reading

Overreacting to Cleveland’s Game 2 loss

The Cavaliers were overwhelming favorites to defeat the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals before the series began. After an expected Game 1 victory, Cleveland fell in what was not a close game in Cleveland on Monday night. Now,… Continue Reading