AP - stats.sportsml.headlines.basketball.nba http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - stats.sportsml.headlines.basketball.nba News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:03:15 -0400 NBA: No plan to change playoffs, lottery Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:57:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/17/Board.of.Governors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_Board.of.Governors c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-abf NBA owners held their first serious discussions about the playoff format, though Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday it was too soon to tell if there was interest in changing it. James begins quest to lead Cavs to title Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:39:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/17/LeBron_s.Pursuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_LeBron_s.Pursuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-a0a For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. Warriors not taking Pelicans lightly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:42:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/17/Pelicans-Warriors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_Pelicans-Warriors c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-8eb Golden State secured the No. 1 overall seed two weeks ago and has been at the top of the NBA standings all season. New Orleans needed an all-out effort through its last game against San Antonio to claim the Western Conference's final playoff spot. Spurs, Clips not daunted by tough draw Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:31:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/18/Spurs-Clippers-Tough.Draw/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_Spurs-Clippers-Tough.Draw c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-8a8 When the NBA finalized its playoff schedule this week, one pairing looked out of place. 'Motivated' Harden ready to face Dallas Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:09:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/18/Mavericks-Rockets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_Mavericks-Rockets c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-867 James Harden helped the Houston Rockets to their first division title since 1994 and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs starting Saturday against Dallas. Bulls trying to start deep run vs. Bucks Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:50:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/17/Bucks-Bulls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_Bucks-Bulls c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-8e9 With the return of Derrick Rose and the addition of Pau Gasol, the Chicago Bulls came into the season with soaring expectations. Raptors look to win first 7-game series Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:46:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/17/Raptors-Wizards/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_Raptors-Wizards c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-8e8 They won a second straight Atlantic Division title and set a franchise record with 49 victories. Both reasons to be proud, for sure. But it's what the Raptors do next, now the playoffs have arrived, that will determine whether this season is a success. Spurs' Splitter uncertain to face Clips Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:49:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/17/Spurs-Splitter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_Spurs-Splitter c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-942 San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter participated in practice Friday, but the team was unsure if he will play in Sunday night's playoff series opener against the Los Angeles Clippers. Abdul-Jabbar has quadruple bypass Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:28:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/17/Abdul-Jabbar-Heart.Surgery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_Abdul-Jabbar-Heart.Surgery c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-a0b Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was recovering Friday after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. Nets' Teletovic OK to return from clots Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:14:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/nba/2015/04/17/Nets-Teletovic/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_nba_Nets-Teletovic c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-b3d The Brooklyn Nets say Mirza Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball activities after recovering from blood clots in his lungs.