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Russell Westbrook and the Thunder don’t appear to have any idea how to beat the Jazz

After the Oklahoma City Thunder lost Game 3 of its first-round NBA playoff series to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook said he was going to “shut that s— down.” Ricky Rubio had scored 26 points and completed a triple-double as Utah took a two-games-to-one lead in the series.

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Draft deadline gone, now it’s time to wait on NBA decisions

Here’s a look at some key names, none of whom are surefire first-rounders, facing decisions that could have a big impact on next season.

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Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year.

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It turns out this year might not be so different for the Toronto Raptors after all

This year was when things were supposed to be different for the Toronto Raptors. After last year’s flameout in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Coach Dwane Casey pledged to do things differently, to finally change the Raptors’ fortunes once they made the postseason.

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James Harden, Houston Rockets blow past Minnesota Timberwolves with 50-point third quarter

Chris Paul scored 15 of his 25 points in the near-record third for the Rockets, who turned a 50-49 halftime edge into a 31-point advantage after the torrid 12-minute span. The only team in the history of the NBA playoffs with more points in one quarter was the Los Angeles Lakers, who scored 51 points in the fourth on March 31, 1962, in a loss to the Detroit Pistons.

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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo says inability to score lunch not a big deal

Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks win a playoff game but couldn’t score a table at a Mexican restaurant.

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John Wall at his elite, explosive best for Washington Wizards in NBA playoffs

Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks knew John Wall would be back to his explosive, elite self for the playoffs when the All-Star point guard was able to play 38 minutes in a regular-season loss at Cleveland.

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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers beat Indiana Pacers to even series at 2

LeBron James scored 32 points and combined with Kyle Korver for all but two of Cleveland’s final 13 points as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday to even the first-round series at two games apiece.

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Miami Heat’s Justise Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Joel Embiid’s mask

Miami’s Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid’s facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series.

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Denver Nuggets’ postseason superlatives include best game, biggest disappointment and MVP

We’ve already spun things ahead by highlighting some of the prominent questions that await the Nuggets this summer. But let’s take a look back at some of the key players, games and moments that defined the season.

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Kenyon Martin: I once played high

Former NBA commissioner David Stern said the league began testing for marijuana because players complained of other players playing high. Chauncey Billups said he knew teammates who played better high.
But Stephen Jackson is the rare former NBA player

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Nuggets Ink podcast: Wrapping up the Denver Nuggets’ 2017-18 season

On the latest episode of the Nuggets Ink podcast, The Denver Post’s Gina Mizell and Kyle Fredrickson recap the wild finish to the Nuggets’ season and the primary story lines facing Denver in this summer.

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To replace Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs turn to Ettore Messina for Game 3

In the wake of his wife’s death Wednesday, Gregg Popovich will not coach the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff series Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors. The team has announced that assistant Ettore Messina will coach the team.

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Scottie Pippen’s tractors, worth $50,000, stolen from his farm

Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.

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Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies

The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67.

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The Kawhi Leonard standoff is the San Antonio Spurs’ most important game left this season

For a 69-year-old man who has almost certainly never logged onto Twitter, Gregg Popovich sure has mastered the art of the subtweet.

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Mizell vs. Kiz: How much does it pain the Nuggets to watch Donovan Mitchell in NBA playoffs?

Mitchell, whom the Nuggets selected in last year’s draft before trading him to Utah, is a Rookie of the Year contender.

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Former Nuggets guard Ty Lawson hoping to put playoff experience to good use with the Washington Wizards

Lawson, 30, has been to the playoffs five times in his NBA career, most recently in 2016 when he played as the Indiana Pacers’ backup point guard, also against the Raptors. Lawson’s teams have never advanced past the first round, yet this experience played a role in Washington giving him a roster spot.

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With Kawhi Leonard, it’s the San Antonio Spurs who need answers

Kawhi Leonard has a new team, and Gregg Popovich isn’t the coach.

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Hal Greer, Hall of Famer and Philadelphia 76ers’ leading scorer, dies at 81

PHILADELPHIA — Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers’ career leading scorer, has died.

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