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Mar 27

Clippers blow an inconceivable 18-point, fourth quarter lead to the loss-seeking Kings (Ball Don’t Lie)

It should have been the Clippers’ Sunday. Scheduled for its familiar Sunday matinee against a lowly opponent from Sacramento that was incentivized to lose, the Clippers could have downed the lottery-bound Kings on its way toward a virtually-even mark with the fightin’ Utah Jazz, and easy-elbowed its way into further room in the Western playoff bracket ahead of the exhausted Oklahoma City Thunder. Instead, the Clippers let it slip away.

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Mar 27

NBA-Highlights of Sunday's NBA games (Reuters)

March 26 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s NBA games: – – – Rockets 137, Thunder 125 Lou Williams paced four 20-point scorers for Houston in a win over Oklahoma City. Williams finished with 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting, hitting seven of eight three-pointers to help carry the Rockets to their third win in four meetings with the Thunder this season. Guards James Harden (22 points, 12 assists) and Eric Gordon (24 points) and forward Trevor Ariza, who made nine of 11 shots while scoring 24 points aided the win. Houston shot a robust 63.3 percent from the floor. …

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Mar 26

Williams leads Rockets to easy 137-125 win over Thunder (The Associated Press)

James Harden was Houston’s fourth-leading scorer on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lou Williams scored 31 points off the bench, Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and the Rockets never trailed while cruising to a 137-125 victory…

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Mar 26

Limiting runs while holding big leads focus for Nuggets down the stretch

It wasn’t supposed to be a stressful final 12 minutes in Indianapolis for the Nuggets on Friday night.

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Mar 26

Warriors won’t rest any All-Stars in Houston or San Antonio

The Warriors’ nationally televised game Wednesday in San Antonio will have at least one notable difference from the last time they faced their biggest Western Conference threat: With much of its normal rotation watching from the bench, Golden State slogged through a 107-85 loss that trimmed its lead over the Spurs for the West’s top seed to half a game. Though it has four games in six nights, Golden State’s only road games in that span are both in Texas (Tuesday in Houston, then Wednesday’s ESPN game in San Antonio). Should they reach the NBA finals for a third consecutive season, the Warriors will have home-court advantage. With only 14 losses and 10 games left in the regular season, Golden State has secured a better record than any East team. Little more than 90 minutes before tip-off Sunday, he capped a solid shooting session with a driving one-handed dunk.

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Mar 26

Mavericks-Thunder primer: A hot start – or even a lukewarm one – would be a nice change

Here’s what’s on the radar for Monday’s Mavericks’ game against Oklahoma City, which will close out a four-game home stand (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Southwest).Starter problems: Keep an eye on the early portion of the game. The Mavericks have had problems…

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Mar 26

Kings rally from 18 down in fourth to stun Clippers 98-97 (The Associated Press)

Willie Cauley-Stein knew who to credit for his first game-winning basket. Cauley-Stein made a follow shot with two seconds left to cap the Sacramento Kings’ rally from an 18-point, fourth-quarter deficit for a 98-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippe…

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Mar 26

Williams leads Rockets to easy 137-125 win over Thunder

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was Houston’s fourth-leading scorer on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Mar 26

Butler did it: Bulls pulls away for 109-94 win over Bucks (The Associated Press)

Jimmy Butler rarely passed up opportunities to share the ball. Nikola Mirotic took advantage of his open shots. Inspired by unselfish play, the Chicago Bulls pulled away in the second half for a 109-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday to ke…

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Mar 26

Erik Spoelstra on rookie Rodney McGruder: ‘He’s a Miami Heat-type guy’

Even though they were playing a team from their home state, there were a couple within the Miami Heat traveling party happy to see South Carolina and coach Frank Martin … Click to Continue »

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Mar 26

Smallwood: Hard not to be skeptical about Joel Embiid’s return

IF YOU’RE a 76ers fan, you’d like to take the optimistic view that this time the organization is correct about the timetable for Joel Embiid’s return from surgery.

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Mar 26

Wesley Matthews ‘not worried’ about his poor shooting, but turnovers are a problem 

As poorly as he has shot lately, and Wesley Matthews said this is as bad a slump as he can remember shooting the ball, he was more concerned about hanging onto the ball.He had a team-high three of the Mavericks’ 12 turnovers in the 94-86 loss to Toront…

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Mar 26

Despite ‘superstardom,’ Russell Westbrook is not the NBA MVP

For the last time this season, Russell Westbrook will bring his superstardom to American Airlines Center when Oklahoma City plays the Mavericks Monday night.There’s no debating his greatness.But there is plenty to debate about whether he’s the NBA’s mo…

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Mar 26

Brook Lopez scores 23 points as Nets top slumping Hawks

Brook Lopez scored 23 points and the Nets beat Atlanta 107-92 on Sunday.

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Mar 26

Walker scores 31, Hornets beat struggling Suns 120-106 (The Associated Press)

The Charlotte Hornets appear to playing their best basketball of the season heading down the homestretch. Kemba Walker had 31 points and nine assists, and the Hornets beat the Suns 120-106 on Sunday for their fourth victory in the last five games. ”…

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Mar 26

NHL draft 2017: Who’s got the finishing kick?

The season is winding down from the Canadian Hockey League to colleges to high schools.

       

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Mar 26

Lopez has 23 points as Nets top slumping Hawks, 107-92 (The Associated Press)

The Brooklyn Nets have struggled to protect any lead, especially on the road, while compiling the NBA’s worst record. This time, Brook Lopez and the Nets answered every challenge from Atlanta. Lopez scored 23 points and the Nets beat Atlanta 107-92 o…

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Mar 26

Devin Booker scores 23 but Suns lose in Charlotte

On most road stops, the Suns attract eight to 10 fans lookinat the team hotel, looking for photos or autographs.

      

 

 

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Mar 26

Famed sprint car driver David Steele dies in crash at Florida track

David Steele, a two-time USAC champion, was killed in a crash at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton.

       

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Mar 26

Warriors game day: Will Golden State underestimate Grizzlies?

Will Golden State underestimate Grizzlies?

Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (197-38 with Warriors and overall); David Fizdale, 1st season with Grizzlies (40-32 with Grizzlies and overall)

Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (24.9 ppg, 6.4 apg), SG Klay Thompson (22.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg), SF Patrick McCaw (3.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg), PF Draymond Green (10.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 7.2 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (6.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg)

Grizzlies: PG Mike Conley (20.0 ppg, 6.3 apg), SG Tony Allen (9.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg), SF Vince Carter (7.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg), PF JaMychal Green (9.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg), C Marc Gasol (19.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg)

Warriors injury report: SF Kevin Durant (grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise) is out.

Grizzlies injury report: C Marc Gasol (left foot strain) is questionable.

Will the Warriors be careful not to underestimate the Grizzlies?

Memphis, which dropped the first two games of its current four-game road trip, is seventh place in the Western Conference.

Even if Marc Gasol (left foot strain) plays Sunday, the Grizzlies will easily be the less talented team on the floor.

Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Golden State’s 84.1 assist percentage was the fifth-highest such clip in an NBA game this season.

Golden State, which leads the league with 30.4 assists per game, recorded only 15 helpers in its Dec. 10 loss to the Grizzlies.

With 10 regular-season games left, the 58-14 Warriors are nursing a 2-game lead over San Antonio for the Western Conference’s top seed.

In addition to helping the Warriors retain the No. 1 seed, a win over the Grizzlies would give Steve Kerr’s team an even better feel should it face Memphis in the playoffs.

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