CAP TO JUMP FIVE MILLION

The NBA is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million, according to ESPN.com ... Rockets confident they can make the roster moves necessary to get Carmelo Anthony ... Jim Buss will step down if unable to turn Lakers into a contender in three to four years ...

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INTERVIEW

NBA dream closer for Malcolm Delaney

Undrafted out of Virginia Tech just three years ago, guard Malcolm Delaney is a Euroleague star now with up-and-coming Bayern Munich of Germany. The NBA is knocking on his door already.

 

Social

Spurs win: The Twitter reaction

Tim Duncan led the San Antonio Spurs to yet another playoff win. Read what the top NBA reporters are tweeting about it.

   
 

VIDEO

Who is better: Anthony Davis or LaMarcus Aldridge?

Former NBA player Eddie Johnson says All-Star forward Anthony Davis has proved him wrong.

 

GALLERY

Great matchups: Dirk Nowitzki vs. Tim Duncan through the years

Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan have played against each other 78 times in the NBA. Duncan wins in every key stat.

 

VIDEO

Playoff preview: Western Conference

Sam Amick of USA Today Sports expects all teams with home-court advantage to advance to the second round in the Western Conference.

 

GALLERY

Great matchups: Chris Paul vs. Stephen Curry through the years

The two best point guards in the NBA this season meet in the first round of the playoffs. Who has prevailed in the past?