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Basketball junkie who writes for SLAM, PistonPowered, The Only Colors, Michigan Preps and various other places around the web.

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Jazz keeping pace with Lakers

The Jazz beat the Grizzlies Saturday, helping Utah keep pace with the Lakers and dropping Memphis into a tie with Denver in the West.

NBA scores: Hawes has career night

The Sixers big man nearly did something Saturday that only four players in NBA history have done before.

Bulls stymie Warriors

Chicago's defense flustered Golden State in a blowout road win for the Bulls Friday.

Rebels move on

Derrick Millinhaus hit a shot with one second left to put Mississippi in the SEC Tournament semifinals.

Jordan Adams done for the year

UCLA lost its high-scoring guard to a foot injury in Friday's win over Arizona in the Pac-12 semifinals.

Denver continues to be overshadowed

The Nuggets won their 11th straight game Friday, something that sounds less impressive than it should since the Miami Heat won their 21st straight earlier in the night.

Heat keep winning

Miami beat the Bucks for their 21st straight win Friday.

Chasing a Pac-12 title

The Arizona Wildcats are looking for their first win in three tries against UCLA this season.

No Kobe, no problem

Kobe Bryant made a go of it Friday but, when he couldn't continue, the Los Angeles supporting cast picked up the slack.

From Laimbeer to Mills to 'Sheed

The Pistons have a prominent history of floor-stretching big men, including Terry Mills and Cliff Robinson, who spoke about the evolution of the stretch four in the NBA.

The evolution of the 'Stretch 4'

It's common to see big men shooting perimeter jumpers in today's NBA, but that wasn't the case 20 years ago. We spoke to some of the pioneers of the "Stretch 4" position that paved the way for today's shooting big men.

Miami wins first ACC title

The Hurricanes had never won the ACC title outright before this season.

Iona, Manhattan play for MAAC title

The Gaels and the Jaspers split their two regular season games.

CAA final is set for Monday

Northeastern, James Madison will play Monday in the Colonial Athletic Association final.

Northeastern, James Madison play for CAA title

Northeastern won a close game in the only meeting between the teams in the regular season. They'll play for a league title Monday.

ACC Tournament starts Thursday

Miami, Duke, North Carolina and Virginia all have first round byes in the 2013 ACC Tournament.

Loss gives Michigan tougher road in B10 tourney

A loss in the season finale to Indiana dropped Michigan to a No. 5 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, meaning the Wolverines will receive no first round bye.

Hoosiers Big Ten champs for first time in 20 years

Indiana finished the regular season alone atop the Big Ten standings.

Can't stop the Heat

Miami won its 18th straight game Sunday, beating the Indiana Pacers.

Nix wins last game in East Lansing

Michigan State's lone senior played at home for the last time this season and led the Spartans to a win over Northwestern in the regular season finale.

Lakers inching closer to playoff spot

An win on Sunday could move the Lakers a half game ahead of the Utah Jazz for eighth place in the Western Conference.

Green, Celtics travel to Oklahoma City

Jeff Green will try to continue his strong recent play against his former team in Oklahoma City Sunday.

Can the Pacers (or anyone) stop the Heat?

The Indiana Pacers get a chance to end the Miami Heat's 17-game winning streak Sunday.

Lakers are closing in on the playoffs

The Lakers are now tied in the standings with the Utah Jazz for eighth in the Western Conference, although the Jazz hold the tie-breaker.

Creighton vs. Wichita State, round three

The top two teams in the Missouri Valley Conference play the rubber match in the league title game Sunday after splitting their two regular season games.

Top two MVC teams square off for title

Creighton plays WIchita State Sunday for the Missouri Valley Conference title. The teams split their two regular season meetings.

Break up the Nuggets

It might be a bit overshadowed by Miami's current 17-game winning streak, but the Denver Nuggets are the league's second hottest team and picked up their eighth straight win Saturday.

Three of four MAAC semifinalists set

Niagara, Iona and Fairfield all advanced to Sunday's MAAC semifinals.

No. 1 still alive in Sun Belt

One semifinal in the Sun Belt Tournament is set as top-seeded Middle Tennessee will play Florida International Sunday.

Round three for Missouri Valley heavyweights

The top two teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, Creighton and Wichita State, will play for the MVC championship on Sunday.

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