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Watch an unrepentant Rudy Gobert block a small child’s shot into oblivion

Hey kids, think before you challenge Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. NBA players blocking children into oblivion will never not be fun. It was fun when Kevin Durant destroyed the dreams of basketball campers hoping to return home with a story about the t…

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Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis headline NBA’s 2017-18 All-Defensive Teams, joined by six first-timers

The NBA unveiled the 2017-18 All-Defensive Teams on Wednesday afternoon, two five-man squads that feature six first-time honorees, and a First Team led by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and New Orleans Pelicans everything Anthony Davis, two of the three …

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Ben Simmons claims another impressive NBA honour

Australia’s Ben Simmons did not win an NBA title with the Philadelphia 76ers in his first year in the league, but he has just picked up a major honour. Simmons was unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team after receiving first-place votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell also received a perfect vote and place in the All-Rookie First Team.

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There are characters in ‘Chicago Fire’ named after Utah Jazz players

Names of Utah Jazz players ended up in the season finale of “Chicago Fire,” which was created by a Jazz fan. For Derek Haas, the co-creator of the NBC show “Chicago Fire,” it was a Utah Jazz game. Haas has named a number of characters in “Chicago Fire”…

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Potential No. 1 pick Luka Doncic isn’t ready to commit to the NBA next season

Slovenian wunderkind Luka Doncic is still committed to Real Madrid for at least two more games. Not 36 hours removed from the NBA draft lottery, potential No. 1 pick Luka Doncic made headlines at a press conference before this week’s EuroLeague Final F…

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The Phoenix Suns got what they earned: The top pick in the NBA draft

The worst team in the league got what it earned — the top pick in next month’s NBA draft.

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Donovan Mitchell remains key as Jazz head into offseason

Restless nights became common for Donovan Mitchell during his rookie season. Mitchell worried about being able to make the playoffs and he worried about whether he was doing enough of the right things to get the Utah Jazz there. ”There would be nights where I just couldn’t fall asleep,” Mitchell said.

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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry exits season with sarcastic ‘1-2-3 … Cancun’ chant

Alvin Gentry’s got jokes. It may have been a disappointing end to an otherwise encouraging season, but New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry found time for a joke after his team was eliminated by the Golden State Warriors. Alvin Gentry – "what i…

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Paul scores 41 as Rockets eliminate Jazz 112-102

Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight 3-pointers to finally reach the conference finals, helping the Houston Rockets eliminate the Utah Jazz 112-102 in Game 5

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Rockets hold off Mitchell, Jazz to win series

Chris Paul scored a postseason career-high 41 points and PJ Tucker chipped in 19 as the Houston Rockets defeated the Utah Jazz 112-102 on Tuesday at Toyota Center to claim this Western Conference semifinal series in five games. Paul, who scored 20 poin…

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Donovan Mitchell suffers injury in the fourth quarter

The star Utah Jazz rookie went down after a drive against James Harden during the fourth quarter of Game 5.

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Rockets finish off Jazz, punch ticket to Western Conference Finals

HOUSTON — Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight 3-pointers and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 112-102 in Game 5 on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference finals. It will be Houston’s second trip to the conference finals in four years and the first ever for Paul. Houston will meet the winner of the series between Golden State and New Orleans, which the Warriors lead 3-1.

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Donovan Mitchell apologizes for saying James Harden benefits from officiating

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell has been tasked with defending Rockets star James Harden. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell walked back comments he made after a Game 4 loss suggesting Houston Rockets counterpart James Harden’s presumptive MVP status is too…

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Out of the rotation, Cavs’ Rodney Hood reportedly refused to enter game in garbage time

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off an Eastern Conference semifinals sweep of the Toronto Raptors without much resistance on Monday night, but it apparently did not happen without a bit of drama. According to Jason Lloyd of The Athlet…

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Donovan Mitchell exceeds expectations for Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell hasn’t just surprised executives from the 12 teams that passed on him in last June’s NBA draft — 14 franchises if you include the Denver Nuggets, who sent their pick to Utah, and the Sacramento Kings, who traded down from the 10th spot.

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Jazz fan mocking James Harden protest may have been best part of game for Utah

Sunday was a rough loss for Utah Jazz fans. The Jazz fell, 100-87, and now head back to Houston down 3-1 in the series, likely doing so without Dante Exum who injured his hamstring. After James Harden was called for a foul — and it was a foul, despite …

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Weekend Sports In Brief

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden scored 24 points to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.
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Rockets clamp down on Jazz for 3-1 series lead

Chris Paul and Clint Capela recorded double-doubles and the visiting Houston Rockets turned a stifling defensive performance into a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday and a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. The Rockets can close out t…

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Chris Paul’s brother C.J. mistakenly gets kicked out of Jazz arena (VIDEO)

Not only could the Utah Jazz just never close the gap on the Houston Rockets, a surprise given their Game 2 performance, but because in the third quarter Chris Paul‘s brother C.J. Paul was ejected from his seat near the floor. The comment was mistakenl…

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Warriors, Rockets reach brink of West final

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets both raced to a pair of lopsided wins on Sunday and can book their spots in the Western Conference final with victories on their home courts on Tuesday. Kevin Durant scored 38 points to power the reigning N…

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