Patrick Hayes


Patrick Hayes is way to into Junior College basketball. He writes obsessively about small-time hoops in Michigan at, tries to convince himself that Brandon Knight is totally the next Chauncey Billups on a regular basis for and also contributes to the Detroit Free Press and


Health of Parker, Curry at center stage

The Spurs and Warriors are both hoping their star point guards are healthy enough to play well Sunday.

Spurs, Warriors worried about point guards

Tony Parker and Stephen Curry enter Game 4 with questions after both were injured in Game 3 on Friday.

Kevin Durant is doing it all, but can he do more?

The Memphis Grizzlies have a 2-1 series lead despite not playing that well. Can the Thunder get even more from their star player to help regain control of the series?

Memphis, Indiana win defensive slugfests

Tony Allen's defense propelled the Grizzlies while Roy Hibbert led Indiana to Game 3 wins Saturday.

Tim Duncan misses practice but should play

Tim Duncan missed practice for the Spurs with an illness, but is expected to play in Game 1 of the team's second round series vs. Golden State Monday.

Can the Knicks defense stay aggressive?

The Knicks' perimeter defense pestered the Boston Celtics and forced a lot of turnovers in the first round. Can New York's D keep it up against Indiana?

Can the Thunder get physical with the Grizzlies?

Often an afterthought in the first round against the quicker Rockets, the Thunder need a big defensive performance from Kendrick Perkins against the big, physical and talented Memphis frontcourt.

Deng released from hospital

Bulls forward Luol Deng is out of the hospital, but his status for the conference semifinals remains unclear.

Rose won't return in playoffs, unless he does

Derrick Rose spoke to the media Saturday but offered little clarity about what he plans to do.

Johnson struggles in game seven loss

Brooklyn received a poor effort from one half of its star backcourt in the team's Game 7 loss to Chicago Friday.

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