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

CJ McCollum predicts ‘lots of wins in our future’ after leading New Orleans Pelicans to victory over San Antonio Spurs

2:26 a.m. ET Andre LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — Wherever CJ McCollum goes in New Orleans right now, he says he’s feeling the buzz in town about the Pelicans. On Wednesday, in front of a sold-out crowd at the Smoothie King Center, it continued as the Pelicans came away with a 113-103 victory over the San … Read more

CJ McCollum Act Two – Leading Zion Williamson and the Young New Orleans Pelicans

7:00 a.m. ET Andre LopezESPN ON THE FINAL night of the All-Star break, New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum, forward Brandon Ingram and coach Willie Green stepped out for a small private dinner at FLINT by Baltaire in Phoenix. The Pelicans had gone 1-4 since the Feb. 8 trade that sent Josh Hart, Tomas Satoransky, … 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