It was the final minute of a preseason game between Philadelphia and Dallas, the 76ers were up by four points with the ball, and thousands of fans were screaming ''''defense'''' at the top of their lungs.
LAS VEGAS (AP) There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable future.
The NBA regular season is just around the corner and everyone is excited to see their favorite teams back in action, as every year the offseason brings change and no team is exactly the same from one season to the next because there will be talented rookies, free agents and trades. The first week of the season in full of must-watch games so here's a list of the opening matches that you can't miss.
The 2018 NBA preseason began yesterday, providing bettors with plenty of opportunities to build their bankrolls. Coaches tend to use the preseason to try different rotations, give rookies significant playing and have veteran players ready and even though the games don't count, there's decent value.
After finishing in the top 10 in MVP voting for five straight years, including second in 2014-15 behind Stephen Curry and in 2016-17 behind Russell Westbrook, James Harden won his first NBA MVP award last season. Can he be a repeat winner?
The Trail Blazers and the Lakers will meet in the NBA Summer League Final for the second straight season. Los Angeles beat Portland 110-98 last year behind game MVP Kyle Kuzma and league MVP Lonzo Ball.