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No Stephen Curry, no worry as Golden State Warriors cruise to 2-0 lead

 — On the morning of Game 2, moments after a light team warmup, the practice court of the Golden State Warriors cleared … save for one solitary player. What transpired next was done behind closed doors and so we can only assume that Stephen Curry di…

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No Curry, no worry as Golden State Warriors cruise to 2-0 lead

To prove his point, Kerr put Andre Iguodala in Curry’s starting point guard spot to start the series. It was a bold move but also an unintentionally arrogant one as well, because Iguodala has only started eight regular-season games in four years and has never played the position before in his 13-

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HEAT 113 – 76ers 103 Game 2 Recap

The Miami HEAT defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 113-103 Monday night at Wells Fargo Center in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round to snap Philadelphia’s 17-game winning streak. Dwyane Wade led the way for the HEAT with 28 points. The series is now tied 1-1. Dwyane Wade was made for these

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Finishes 2017-18 Regular Season With Fourth Most Popular Jersey

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had the fourth most popular jersey in the NBA during the 2017-18 regular season, while the Milwaukee Bucks had the sixth best selling team merchandise for the season, the league announced today. Rankings were based o…

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Irving Already Back on Sideline to Support C’s Playoff Run

BOSTON – The Celtics concocted a recipe for success heading into their first-round series with Milwaukee. During Game 1, no ingredient…

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Philadelphia 76ers Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81

 — , a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers’ career leading scorer, has died. The Sixers said Greer died Saturday night in Arizona after a brief illness. He was 81. Greer spent 15 seasons with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia 76ers and finished his career with a record 21,586 points

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Morning Tip Mailbag: Your questions on Kia MVP chase, NBA coaches and more

Yes, another solar eclipse; blah, blah, blah. From : In my opinion, this is the same reason why LeBron’s last MVP trophy was in 2013. We see him do his thing year after year after year (and even getting better in his 15th season), but at the same time it is nothing special for us and we take it for

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Rockets begin playoff run in victorious, if challenging, fashion

It was vintage work from the maestro who has owned the floor most every night since the season opener, when Harden and the Rockets went into Oracle Arena as the reigning champion Golden State Warriors hung another banner and collected those diamond-lac…

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2018 Pelicans Playoff Profile: Ian Clark

Ian Clark’s NBA education accelerated during his two seasons with Golden State, often playing key minutes as a reserve for a team that reached the Finals twice, capped by winning a championship last spring. During that two-year stint with the Warriors, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound combo guard was best

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Game Preview | Early Adjustment Helps Set Tone for Series

Remember the first round of the 1985 Hagler – Hearns fight (coincidentaly staged nearly 33 years ago to the date, on April 15th)? Brett Brown would probably forgive you if you don’t. Heck, only one player on his current roster – JJ Redick, born a year earlier – was alive at that time. The middleweight

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Amile Jefferson Named to Three All-NBA G League Teams

– The NBA G League today named Minnesota Timberwolves forward Amile Jefferson to the 2017-18 All-NBA G League All-Rookie First Team, All-NBA G League All-Defensive First Team and All-NBA G League Second Team. Jefferson appeared in 45 games for the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota’s NBA G League affiliate,

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Pelicans News Around the Web (04-16-2018)

New Orleans won its first playoff game since 2011 – and captured its first postseason road victory in that same span – late Saturday, edging Portland by a 97-95 tally in Game 1 of a West quarterfinal series. Read more » If you woke up in Portland this morning, you’re in disbelief that your treasured

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Playoff Derrick Rose Is A Real Thing

Last night Wolves fans were treated to playoff Derrick Rose. Rose was excellent off Minnesota’s bench, scoring 16 points on 7-for-14 shooting. He also had four assists and a pair of rebounds. Rose’s strength and speed gives opposing guards, especially James Harden (who isn’t considered a

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With time to settle in, Griffin ready to assume Pistons leadership role

AUBURN HILLS – What Tom Gores quickly came to know about Blake Griffin, his Pistons teammates have discovered, as well. “The thing I’ve been surprised about with Blake is that he’s a leader,” the Pistons owner said last week. “He’s actually a true leader. Beyond his athletic ability and all

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Kawhi Leonard’s absence felt by both San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors

There are two important games being played simultaneously in this Western Conference first-round series: Those on the floor, and those in the shadows, and the Spurs are losing both at the moment. Essentially, they’re trailing the Golden State Warriors and also failing in their attempt to get their

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Report: Kawhi Leonard not expected to return to San Antonio Spurs for playoffs

Kawhi Leonard is not walking through that door. The San Antonio Spurs All-Star is not expected to return to the team for the playoffs, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports Shams Charania.  The Spurs were routed in Game 1 of the first round series aga…

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