Unburdened by the leadership role that he doesn't have to fill, surrounded by players who complement him and thriving in an offense that is built around his immense talent, Carmelo Anthony has arrived at a career crossroads. ...more
Engaged with multiple teams in trade talks for Josh Smith, the Hawks are struggling to get the assets they are seeking for the prospective free agent, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. ...more
The usual trade deadline frenzy might yet be upon us before 3 p.m. ET Thursday. But for now, team executives believe the new trade and financial rules have had a chilling effect on the discussions. ...more
Beyond the devastation to the Celtics, through the haze of an improbable, double-overtime victory over Miami without Rajon Rondo Sunday, there looms a harsh reality: Rondo's season-ending torn ACL could bring an end to the Celtics of this era for good.
Ray Allen chose Miami over Boston Friday night, agreeing to a three-year, $9.7 million deal with the Heat that closed the book on the Celtics' Big Three era and started a new chapter in a rivalry that will be even more heated than before. ...more
LeBron James scored or assisted on all but two of the Heat's baskets during a deciding 18-4 run in the fourth quarter, sending Miami to the NBA Finals for the second straight season with a 101-88 victory over Boston in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. ...more
BOSTON -- With a performance as electrifying as any in his career, LeBron James had 45 points and 15 rebounds Thursday night as the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 98-79 to even the Eastern Conference finals at 3-3 and force a Game 7. ...more
MIAMI -- Behind 26 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Garnett, the Celtics rendered the Heat's dynamic duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade irrelevant Tuesday night in a 94-90 victory that gave them a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. ...more