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Martin Rogers


Orange, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Martin:

Opinion: Rockets show they can win with James Harden at his worst

James Harden missed his first 15 shots from the field and finished 3-for-20, but he and the Rockets dug deep for a 104-101 road win over the Jazz. → Read More

Opinion: Warriors ensure no comeback this time with rout of Clippers in Game 3

Kevin Durant and the Warriors made sure there would be no comeback this time, building a big lead and holding it for a Game 3 win over the Clippers. → Read More

Warriors star DeMarcus Cousins won't need surgery on torn left quad, but unlikely to return for NBA playoffs

The Golden State Warriors received a glimmer of hopeful news but are still expecting to miss their powerful big man for for the rest of the playoffs. → Read More

Opinion: How Warriors respond to collapse will tell us everything about title hopes

The Warriors' Game 3 clash with the Clippers on Thursday night has turned into far more than just another first-round playoff game. → Read More

Opinion: LA Clippers are the best thing to happen to the NBA playoffs

Just in case you needed reminding, there's a second team in the first-round playoff series involving the defending champion Golden State Warriors. → Read More

LA Clippers pull off historic comeback in Game 2 playoff win over Golden State Warriors

The Clippers overcame a playoff record 31-point third-quarter deficit to shock the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors in Game 2 of their series. → Read More

Opinion: Kevin Durant's on-court anger may be leading to a suspension

Golden State is the favorite to win a third consecutive NBA championship, but will forward Kevin Durant's anger hurt or help the cause? → Read More

Kevin Durant, Patrick Beverley ejected after late confrontation in Warriors' Game 1 win

Kevin Durant's night ended early as he was ejected from the Warriors' win following a confrontation with Clippers guard Patrick Beverley. → Read More

Opinion: In post-Luke Walton era, Lakers must first fix themselves

The once-great Los Angeles Lakers are rusting under mismanagement and must focus on internal health before replacing their head coach. → Read More

Lakers, head coach Luke Walton 'mutually agree' to part ways

Luke Walton had a 98-148 record during his three seasons on the sidelines for the Los Angeles Lakers, missing the playoffs each year. → Read More

NBA playoffs: Breaking down each first-round series

USA TODAY Sports' team of NBA experts examines how each team can win as the playoffs kick off Saturday. → Read More

NBA wishlist: What we'd change about the 2018-19 regular season

USA TODAY Sports' NBA experts highlight four things we wish happened during the 2018-19 regular season, which came to a close Wednesday night. → Read More

Opinion: Warriors' favorite time of year finally here, Steph Curry & Co. wide awake

After months of preseason preparation and boredom, Golden State's time to shine has arrived. → Read More

Opinion: Rockets have best shot to end Warriors' reign

Golden State will collect its fourth triumph in five years unless James Harden and the Houston Rockets can stop it somewhere before the Finals. → Read More

Opinion: Can you name the Lakers' starting five? Neither can Shaq.

No LeBron. No Ball. No Ingram. No Kuzma. This iteration of the now unrecognizable L.A. squad gives some fans rare chance to experience Lakers game. → Read More

Opinion: Fiery behavior on the court can only mean one thing. NBA playoff mode is in effect.

Ejections, technical fouls and bad behavior. What's in the NBA water? Ask Gregg Popovich, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. It's crunch time. → Read More

Power of LeBron: Offseason 'critical' as he pledges to help Lakers recruit stars

The three-time NBA champion says "I want to compete now" when describing the importance of strengthening the Lakers in a market ripe with talent. → Read More

Was this the worst season of LeBron James' career?

Now that LeBron James' inaugural Los Angeles Lakers season is in the books, we debate: Was this the worst season of his career? → Read More

Predicting NBA playoff matchups, regular-season finishes in East, West

We take a look at the final contests of the NBA regular season and predict what the postseason matchups are going to be. → Read More

Opinion: Stumbling Thunder just can't get out of their own way as playoffs loom

The Thunder have been reeling since the All-Star break, and barring a quick late-season turnaround they're looking at a first-round playoff exit. → Read More