NBA Power Rankings, Week 2

The 2022-23 NBA hierarchy already saw a few shake-ups in its first week. The Portland Trail Blazers have taken an early lead on the title for biggest surprise of the season with a 4-0 start. Damian Lillard & Co. have not only won but have notched meaningful victories over Western Conference rivals at the top … Read more

Suns’ rally over Mavs provides some ‘get-back’ for playoff exit

PHOENIX — The first half of Wednesday night’s season opener conjured up the still-fresh painful feelings from last spring’s embarrassing playoff exit for the Phoenix Suns. Once again, the Suns were being dominated by Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at home. That made the rally from a 22-point deficit for a 107-105 win at … Read more

NBA season preview 2022-23 – Contenders, stars and big questions

What will the 2022-23 NBA season be remembered for? Some teams will look very similar, but the landscape of the league is never exactly the same two years in a row. An offseason full of big trades and a handful of star players returning from injury is bound to shake up the NBA standings. Utah’s … Read more

Lowe’s League Pass Rankings – The top 10 must-watch teams this season

Here we go: The top 10 in our 2022-2023 League Pass Rankings! We revealed Nos. 30-11 on Tuesday, and you can read about the rankings formula there. 10. DALLAS MAVERICKS (35) Look at this soul-snatcher: That is the smile of someone who knows he has you. The Mavs’ offense is one-dimensional — Luka Doncic walks … Read more

Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki getting DFW airport restaurant

If you’re flying through Dallas Fort Worth International Airport at some point in 2023, you will be able to stop by “Nowitzki” in Terminal C. A bar and restaurant concept honoring Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki was approved by the airport’s board, DFW announced Thursday. The project, designed by D&B Mitchell Group, is scheduled to … Read more

NBArank 2022 – Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 5 to 1

NBArank is back for its 12th season counting down the best players in the league. Where are MVP candidates such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic? What about rookies and young stars ready to take the leap into the upper tier of NBA players? To get the final NBArank prediction, we … Read more

NBA Power Rankings – Where the Nets, Lakers and all 30 teams stand ahead of the 2022-23 season

The 2022 NBA draft is in the rearview mirror, summer league has come and gone and most free agents have inked new deals. LeBron James inked a two-year, $97.1 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday ahead of his fifth season with the franchise, which will mark his longest tenure with a team … Read more

NBA schedule 2022-23 – What we’ll be watching closest in five Christmas Day games

The NBA has unwrapped an early holiday gift. The league’s Christmas Day schedule is set — The Athletic was first to report the lineup — and as always, it’s jam-packed with rivalries, superstars and potential playoff previews. In the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers will hit Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks, … Read more