Golden State Warriors give ‘frightening’ glimpse of new ‘death roster’ in Game 1 win

3:40 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors have a long history of small-ball lineups. During the first championship run of their dynastic era, their little roster was so deadly that it was dubbed the “death roster.” It’s had several different renditions since then, but as the Warriors head into their … Read more

NBA 2022 Playoffs – Complete First Round Matchups, Schedules and News

The NBA playoffs are here, and it’s shaping up to be an open chase for the 2022 title. The Phoenix Suns walked away with the league’s best regular season record — eight games ahead of the second-best Memphis Grizzlies. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the defending Western Conference champions are on a mission to redeem … Read more

NBA Playoffs – Expert Picks for Each First-Round Series

What awaits us in the NBA playoffs? The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves advance as seven seeds, while the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans captured eight seeds on the final night of the NBA play-in tournament. Every first-round series is set: Miami Heat vs. Hawks, Boston Celtics vs. Nets, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, … Read more

NBA standings, play-in implications of the last weekend of the regular season

3:30 p.m. ET Tim BontempsESPN Editor’s note: This story was updated following the 76ers’ 133-120 win over the Pacers on Saturday. The final weekend of the NBA regular season has arrived, and all we know is that 48 hours of mayhem await us. Thanks to a jumbled ranking picture in both conferences, only a handful … Read more

Golden State Warriors clinch playoff berth with high-stakes win over Utah Jazz

1:02 a.m. ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors have been coy about their Western Conference standings watch. Some admitted to watching them. Others said they are an afterthought. But, before Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz, there was no one in the Golden State locker room who was unaware of the … Read more