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Over/under for every NBA team’s 2018-19 win total

The over/under for each NBA team next season has been posted in Las Vegas. Here are the lines (my prediction in parentheses):
Eastern Conference
1. Boston Celtics 57.5 (under)
2. Philadelphia 76ers 54.5 (under)
2. Toronto Raptors 54.5 (over)
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A brief history of No. 8 seeds upsetting No. 1 seeds in the NBA playoffs

Each series had mitigating circumstances — injuries, bad matchups or short series — that helped the underdog win. Here’s a look at each of them.

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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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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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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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The Morning After: Will Barton shrugs off criticism, embraces being “the fall guy” after Denver Nuggets beat Washington Wizards

“I’m not going to change the way I play,” Barton said after scoring 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter.

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Paul Millsap questionable to play for Denver Nuggets Friday vs. Washington Wizards due to illness

Millsap missed Friday morning’s shootaround with what coach Michael Malone described as flu-like symptoms.

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Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards: Everything you need to know

Washington entered Thursday in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

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Paul Millsap hopes “hesitant” play in return to Denver Nuggets turns to evolution after breakout performance in Chicago

Millsap scored 22 points — including 11 straight in the first quarter — on 8-of-9 shooting in Wednesday’s rout of the Bulls.

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Denver Nuggets’ leading scorer Gary Harris out Friday vs. Washington Wizards with knee injury

Harris will miss his fourth consecutive game with the injury sustained in the fourth quarter of last Thursday’s win over Detroit.

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Kevin Durant isn’t buying that the Washington Wizards are better without John Wall

As the Washington Wizards rack up one victory after another with John Wall watching from the sidelines in a suit, the topic du jour in NBA circles has become whether the Wizards are, in fact, better off without their five-time All-Star point guard.

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Bradley Beal has always been a quiet leader. He had to learn to be the voice the Washington Wizards need.

Bradley Beal does things in a meticulous way. He crushes oyster crackers while still in the plastic bag, then dumps them into a bowl of clam chowder. He eats noiselessly, and stops altogether when it’s his turn to engage in lunch conversation.

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John Wall to undergo knee procedure, expected to miss 6-8 weeks and NBA All-Star Game

In a crushing development for the Washington Wizards’ push for a high playoff seed, all-star point guard John Wall is expected to miss six to eight weeks due to ongoing issues with his left knee.

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The Morning After: 6 takeaways from Denver Nuggets’ loss to Washington Wizards

The Denver Nuggets fell to the Washington Wizards 109-104 Monday night at the Pepsi Center, dropping their record to 1-2 in the early season. It was a contest with a controversial technical called on Nikola Jokic and a boatload of turnovers for Denver.

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Denver Nuggets can’t overcome turnovers, fall to Washington Wizards

Denver gave possession away 24 times against the Washington Wizards, ultimately dooming the Nuggets in a 109-104 loss Monday night at the Pepsi Center.

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Former CSU star Jason Smith shot lights out against Miami, and it may have earned him an opening-night start

This preseason, Jason Smith has started more games as the Washington Wizards power forward than any of his teammates. The only deviation occurred Sunday when Otto Porter Jr. started at the four alongside Kelly Oubre Jr., and played limited minutes against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mike Scott, who was signed over the summer as a backup stretch-four, has played in every exhibition game but always behind the starters.

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The door to NBA superstardom is open. Is this the season John Wall pushes through?

Sixty seconds into the first answer to the first question of this Wizards season, Scott Brooks managed to place his point guard in the MVP discussion. Don’t worry: The Finals MVP talk won’t come until day two.

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Wizards match Nets’ $106 million offer sheet to keep Otto Porter

The Washington Wizards matched the Brooklyn Nets’ $106 million, four-year offer sheet to keep forward Otto Porter, making him the team’s highest paid player.

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Grading the NBA free agency deals, trades 2017: Warriors, Kevin Durant get an A+

Free agency began at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, and players and their agents started looking for big paydays, while teams will hope to spend less. That tug-of-war will dominate discussions in the coming weeks.

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Otto Porter’s free agency prospects have dimmed. Will the Nets offer the max?

The Sacramento Kings agreed to a pair of deals Tuesday, inking George Hill and Zach Randolph to multiyear contracts. Those deals, while happening roughly 3,000 miles away, were of great interest to the Washington Wizards and their restricted free agent small forward, Otto Porter.

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