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Six incredible stats from Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday’s epic closeout performance

The New Orleans Pelicans earned their first series sweep in franchise history — and their first series win in a decade — after knocking off the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. It’s the only time since 2001 a team seeded sixth or lower has swept a first-round playoff series. The upset was fueled

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NBA fines Wizards’ Markieff Morris, Celtics’ Marcus Morris

The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games. Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for attempting t…

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A changing of the guard as budding Philadelphia franchise grows up fast in getting control of series in Miami

Why not the Sixers? Why not now? Simmons is lacking a jump shot and little else, and still manages to score anyway. His direction of the club in the fourth quarter of Game 4 was near-masterful; Simmons stayed poised, found the open man and popped the Heat’s comeback hopes with an uncontested dunk

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Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris fined

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 for attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing a game official, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred w…

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Report: Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson sprains AC joint in left shoulder

Miami Heat small forward Josh Richardson would return after suffering a left shoulder injury during Saturday’s Game 4 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.  It was reported after the game that the third-year forward suffered a sprained AC joint, per Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. He’s expected to

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Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James in unfamiliar territory sitting in a hole in first round

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in an unfamiliar position, trailing in 2-1 in a first round series and facing an Indiana Pacers team that is feeling confident as it heads to a Game 4 in their home building. If there are concerns or worry b…

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Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James in unfamiliar territory sitting in a hole in first round

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in an unfamiliar position, trailing in 2-1 in a first round series and facing an Indiana Pacers team that is feeling confident as it heads to a Game 4 in their home building. If there are concerns or worry b…

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That’s What He Said

RE: On the Bucks’ great start and the Celtics not being able to comeback “It was all in that first half. We made a semi-run in the second [half], but they had already set the tone for the game and [they] were in a rhythm offensively. I think that was due to a couple of things. Defensively, I didn

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Road Environment Stuns C’s in Game 3, and Now We Have a Series

MILWAUKEE – Home-court advantage is no joke. It just made this a series in Milwaukee. Three days after the Celtics dominated Milwaukee inside TD Garden to take a 2-0 series lead, the Bucks held serve by returning the favor Friday night. They dominated …

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The Sequence That Sealed (And Summed Up) Game 3

The Bucks spent most of Game 3 breezing their way to 113 points against the best defense in the NBA with the simplicity of a weekend up north. That belies the exactitude with which the Bucks played, the kind necessary to dismantle a Brad Stevens team, …

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Keys to the Game: Bucks 116, Celtics 92

Key Moment The Milwaukee Bucks entered Friday night facing a 2-0 deficit in their first-round series against the Boston Celtics. However, judging by the sense of urgency they displayed after tip-off at BMO Harris Bradley Center, one would think they ha…

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Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow fined for stepping on Joel Embiid’s mask

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct for intentionally stepping on and attempting to damage the facemask of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, which

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Reports: Mike Budenholzer to meet with New York Knicks

Having reportedly withdrawn his name from consideration for the Suns’ head coaching vacancy, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has apparently shifted his sights toward another opportunity.  Since confirmed by multiple outlets, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Budenholzer will join a crowded

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry progressing, will begin modified practices Saturday

Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who suffered a Grade 2 left MCL sprain on March 23 and has missed the team’s last 13 games, was examined earlier Friday by the team’s medical staff. The examination indicated that Stephen continues to make consistent functional progress since the injury and, as a

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#CavsPacers Game Preview

The Cavaliers will look to take the edge in their First Round series with the Indiana Pacers on Friday night in Game 3 from Indianapolis. Tipoff from Bankers Life Fieldhouse is at 7:00 p.m. (ET). The Wine & Gold are heading into their first road ga…

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That’s What He Said

RE: Greg Monroe “I thought he was good. He missed film yesterday because he was sick, so I don’t know if that was part of the reason why he struggled in Game One, but I thought he was really good today. Very active, very aggressive, played through them on offense, and then I thought defensively he

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