NBA: James Harden shines again as Rockets rally from 21-point deficit to down Lakers in overtime; Bucks, Raptors cruise to win
James Harden scored 48 points as the Houston Rockets rallied from a 21-point deficit to down the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime on a drama-filled NBA on Saturday
D'Angelo Russell produced a double-double to lead the Brooklyn Nets to victory against his former club with a 115-110 win over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
NBA: With Kevin Love as focal point, Cleveland Cavaliers start anew hoping to fill void left by LeBron James
Kevin Love wore a pair of LeBron James' signature sneakers on media day. It's the last time he'll try to fill them for Cleveland Cavaliers.
NBA: 'Healthier' Boston Celtics eager to embrace favorites tag in Eastern Conference with LeBron James moving West
The collection of talent makes the Boston Celtics presumptive favorites in the East with LeBron James no longer lurking in Cleveland.
NBA: Sparked by Kawhi Leonard's quiet presence, retooled Toronto Raptors hope to challenge for title
In a new-look East, Toronto Raptors chose bold change rather than another run with the team they already had. The goal: a first NBA Finals for Toronto, and maybe a championship.
NBA: Markelle Fultz could hold the key for young Philadelphia 76ers taking a definitive step toward title
Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown made the bold decree that they would be "star hunting" this summer.But the only stars the Sixers saw this summer were the ones that passed them by on the way to joining other teams, like LeBron James.
NBA: Brooklyn Nets look to get better this season, but probably still won't be good enough for Playoffs spot
The Nets arrived in Brooklyn six years ago with big boasts about winning over New York and eventually winning a title. They don't say much now at all. In fact, they don't even really talk about winning.
Though the Bulls hardly appear to be championship contenders, they believe they have the potential to make a jump after going 27-55, their worst finish since 2003-04.
NBA: With LeBron James' departure, new generation of players and teams will shape this year’s Eastern Conference
There is no denying that LeBron's journey to the west will leave a gaping hole atop the east. The conference will be more unpredictable and the remaining contenders will fight to determine who will be crowned as their new king.
LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers still a team to beat in NBA Eastern Conference, insists Tristan Thompson
Cleveland center Tristan Thompson insists the Cavaliers are still the team to beat in the NBA Eastern Conference, despite the departure of superstar LeBron James.
Terry Rozier scored 29 points as Boston outmuscled Philadelphia 117-101 to win the opening game of their Eastern Conference semi-final series on Monday.
NBA Playoffs: LeBron James scores 45 in Game 7 win over Pacers, leads Cavaliers into Eastern Conference semi-finals
LeBron James scored 45 points and got some much-needed help from his teammates in Game 7 to lead the Cavaliers to a 105-101 win over the Indiana Pacers.
NBA Playoffs: Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson help Warriors sink Spurs; Dwyane Wade ends Sixers' winning streak
Durant and Thompson both weighed in with 30-point games as the Warriors powered to a 116-101 win that puts the NBA champions 2-0 up in their best-of-seven series.
NBA: Kawhi Leonard returns from injury but Spurs lose to Mavericks; Cavaliers register ninth straight win
Kawhi Leonard made his long-awaited return from injury but could not stop San Antonio Spurs from an upset defeat in Dallas.
NBA: Kyrie Irving puts up 47-point masterclass in Celtics' 16th straight victory; Pelicans rally to beat Thunder
Kyrie Irving was in dazzling form for Boston Celtics as they rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to overhaul the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 in overtime.
It is harder to predict the worst team in the NBA than it is to predict the best one. Here's a look at the teams which could end up with the wooden spoon.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver had signalled that changes to the All-Star Game were coming after this year's event in New Orleans, which ended in a farcical 192-182 victory for the Western Conference.
Markelle Fultz joins a 76ers' team which already has 2016 No 1 pick Ben Simmons, 2016-17 Rookie of the year finalist Dario Saric and 2014 No 3 pick Joel Embiid.
For the last seven years, the mere presence of LeBron James has been a barrier to the NBA Finals and championship dreams of many great players and teams in the East.