Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons will not play in Game 2 against the Houston Rockets due to soreness in his right knee and could miss the rest of the series ... Hawks’ Budenholzer named Coach of the Year ... Kings center DeMarcus Cousins going nowhere? ...




NBA championship rings through the years

Check how the most coveted ring in basketball has looked in the last four decades.



Is Warriors 2-0 lead insurmountable?

USA Today Sports' Sam Amick breaks down the Warriors' Game 2 win over the Pelicans and what it means for the rest of the series.



HoopsHype awards: Anthony Davis is the Defensive Player of the Year

HoopsHype readers rank the Pelicans franchise player ahead of everybody else when it comes to D.



Kyrie Irving answers critics with big game over Celtics

Cavs guard Kyrie Irving dropped 30 points on the Celtics, which is not bad for the first playoff game of his career.



NBA players who won the MVP award and the ring the same year

Up to 13 players have been able to pull off the impressive feat so far in NBA history.



NBA teams on upset watch: Spurs a dangerous underdog

The reigning NBA champions don't have home-court advantage but remain scary nonetheless.



We talked to Serge Ibaka about Son of Congo and his tough year with the Thunder

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is frustrated that the season is over early, but happy to be in a position to change lives back in Congo.



NBA A to Z podcast: NBA playoffs are here

Breaking down the first-round matchups with USA Today Sports' Sam Amick, Jeff Zillgitt and Kevin Spain.



Four teams that must win title now

USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt identifies playoff teams with closing windows.



How college players should make a decision on the draft

NBA agent Bernie Lee has one advice for underclassmen thinking about going pro: Don't focus solely on draft position.



Biggest questions facing Cleveland Cavaliers

USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down what LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers must do to make a long postseason run.



Grizzlies quizzed on their Vancouver roots

How much do current Grizzlies know about the players from the first years of franchise history in Canada?



HoopsHype poll: NBA players say James Harden is the MVP

Warriors guard Stephen Curry is a close second in a poll of a bunch of NBA players.



NBA All-Stars who played at the Nike Hoop Summit

Up to 22 players that competed at the high school all-star game ended up becoming NBA All-Stars. Only two from the international team, though.



Karl-Anthony Towns: "It was a hard decision"

Karl-Anthony Towns speaks with us about his decision to leave Kentucky after one season and enter the NBA draft.



NBA A to Z podcast: On the brutal West, Andrew Bogut, the Thunder and more

The basketball writers at USA Today Sports discuss the final week of the season and the situation in Oklahoma City. Also a very interesting interview with Warriors center Andrew Bogut in this week's podcast.