When the Toronto Raptors visit the Miami Heat on Thursday night, it will be a possible first-round playoff preview. The Raptors eliminated Miami in last year’s Eastern Conference semifinals, 4-3. If a rematch does happen, the most likely scenario wou…
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NBA rebounding leader Hassan Whiteside is listed as probable for Miami’s game against Toronto on Thursday, despite a laceration on his right hand that needed 13 stitches to repair. Whiteside was hurt late in Miami’s win over Phoenix on Tuesday. It’s …
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Stephen Curry scored 17 points to win his latest on-court duel with elder brother Seth on Tuesday as the Golden State Warriors notched a fifth straight victory with a rout of the Dallas Mavericks. The game marked the sixth time the Curry siblings have…
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DeMar DeRozan and Jimmy Butler went toe-to-toe on Tuesday in a matchup of two of the NBA’s top shooting guards. Midway through the third quarter, it looked like the Chicago Bulls would continue their somewhat mystifying mastery of the Toronto Raptors, a stretch of dominance that had seen Toronto go without a win over their Midwestern opponents since Dec. 31, 2013.
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The Milwaukee Bucks were primed for Portland’s late-game surge. Khris Middleton scored 26 points, and the Bucks outlasted the Trail Blazers for a 93-90 victory on Tuesday night. ”This shows how much we’ve grown over the season,” Middleton said.
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Brook Lopez’s winning shot pushed the Pistons out of the East’s playoff spots. The NBA-worst Brooklyn Nets took on that role Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons, who entered the night as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons got off to a nice start to lead 31-23 after the first quarter but allowed the Nets to take the second 28-13.
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Hassan Whiteside delivered a 23-point double-double to help Miami beat Phoenix on Tuesday but suffered a hand injury which cast a shadow over the victory. Heat center Whiteside was outstanding as the Heat battled to a 112-97 win over the Suns to impro…
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Hassan Whiteside was enjoying a record-setting night. Whiteside needed 13 stitches postgame to close a cut in his right hand, overshadowing his 23-point, 14-rebound performance that helped the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 112-97 on Tuesday. The w…
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When the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors next battle their respective opponents they will be without the services of two of their toughest, some might say “too-toughest,” big men. Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka were “suspended without pay for one game for throwing punches at one another,” the NBA announced on Wednesday afternoon, knocking Lopez out of Chicago’s Wednesday night tilt with the Detroit Pistons, and Ibaka out for Thursday’s match in Miami.
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One day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a memo to all 30 NBA teams calling the practice of resting star players for marquee games “an extremely significant issue for our league,” and one that will be punished with “significant penalties” in the future, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James took issue with the commissioner’s approach and claimed that the league has only begun considering rest days for stars a serious problem now that he’s the one doing the resting. Joe Vardon of cleveland.com was among a group of reporters who broached the topic with James on Tuesday in Los Angeles, where the Cavs remain after a Saturday-Sunday back-to-back against the Clippers and Lakers. James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love sat out the front end of that set, in a decision that drew the ire of the ABC/ESPN personalities broadcasting the game, mail delivery enthusiasts, fans in attendance at Staples Center disappointed that they’d shelled out for tickets to watch LeBron and Kyrie but instead got served heaping helpings of Channing Frye, Richard Jefferson, and Williamses Deron and Derrick — and, evidently, the league office, which called Cavaliers general manager David Griffin shortly after the team announced its decision to sit its top stars to express its displeasure, and which issued Silver’s statement in Monday’s memo.
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See, Scot Pollard *was* on the Celtics. Except, this question apparently applies to the NBA now, too. Former Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo revealed to The Undefeated on Monday that he’s organizing a 10th-year anniversary vacation this coming summer for his ex-teammates on the Boston Celtics, and everyone is invited, with the exception of Ray Allen, who left the team in free agency to join the Miami Heat in 2012 — a “betrayal” that still irks some members of the 2008 team to this day.
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Chris Bosh never wanted to take games off as a player and would give anything to be playing right now. Having the game taken away from him for what will amount to the last season-and-a-half – and counting, maybe for good – because of issues related to…
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The Portland Trail Blazers are on a roll, and it is no coincidence that Damian Lillard is on one, too. The Trail Blazers (32-37) have won eight of their last 10 games heading into their Tuesday night matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks (34-35) at Moda Ce…
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If the Detroit Pistons are going to book their reservations for the postseason, the next two weeks would be a good time for Jackson and the team to start accumulating wins. When the Pistons visit the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night, it will be the seco…
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With veteran Nick Young sidelined against the defending NBA champs by gastroenteritis, Russell stepped back into the starting five and played like a man intent on staying there, pouring in a career-high 40 points on 14-for-22 shooting from the floor and a 7-for-12 mark from long distance to go with six assists, two rebounds and two steals in 41 minutes of playing time. “He’s a great young player,” Irving said.
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Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce probably wish we cropped Ray Allen out of this photo. Nobody carries a grudge quite like the 2008 Boston Celtics. Former Celtics captain Rajon Rondo has taken it upon himself to plan a players-only 10th anniversary celebration of the team’s NBA championship win at an undisclosed international location this coming summer, and everybody’s invited — except Ray Allen, according to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears.
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Highlights of Sunday’s National Basketball Association games: Cavaliers 125, Lakers 120 Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a fourth-quarter rally to knock off the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120 on Sunday. Irving connected on…
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Damian Lillard dominated Sunday’s game in Miami. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard entered this season hot off a strong postseason and with the chance to become a true national NBA superstar. While Lillard’s scoring average has risen to a career-best 26.5 points per game, his status as Portland’s no-doubt cornerstore has taken a hit over an up-and-down season.
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Damian Lillard carried his team on his back Sunday, scoring a season-high 49 points as the Portland Trail Blazers stopped the Miami Heat 115-104 at AmericanAirlines Arena. The 26-year-old point guard from Oakland, California made 12 free throws and ni…
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Damian Lillard apparently disagrees. Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, tied a career high with nine 3-pointers, and carried the Portland Trail Blazers past the Miami Heat, 115-104 on Sunday night. ”I felt good, so in my mind I was like ‘When I…
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