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Will Carmelo and the Rockets Prove to Be a Doomed Marriage?

Carmelo Anthony’s game is fading fast, but his defiance is holding strong as ever. The 10-time All-Star has spent the second half of his Hall of Fame career refusing to budge against the likes of Jeremy Lin, Mike D’Antoni, Jeff Hornacek and Phil Jackso…

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Thunder Buddies podcast: The highs and lows of Summer League, Melo Watch and more

By Erik Horne Brett DawsonWelcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios’ highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted,’ but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder.Below is our list of episod…

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Wayne Ellington returning to Miami on one-year deal

Wayne Ellington is returning to the Miami Heat, after nearly two weeks of waiting and wondering if he would get his wish to be back with the club for a third season. A person with direct knowledge of the terms said Thursday night that Ellington accepte…

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AP source: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Hornets will get the Nets’ second-round pick Thursday night (45th overall) and a second-round pick in 2021, the person said. The 32-year-old Howard played only one season for Charlotte, averaging 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.

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Shaquille O'Neal: LeBron James is a 'legend' and doesn't need more rings to prove it

Shaquille O’Neal, a one-time teammate, believes LeBron James’ legacy as a legend is solidified and he doesn’t need to chase titles in his final years.

       

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Clint Bowyer's pit gamble on tires pays off in rain-shortened FireKeepers Casino 400

Clint Bowyer took two tires on his last stop when nearly every other driver took four and beat his competitors off pit road for key positioning.

      

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Keita Bates-Diop works out for the Pacers

Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop discusses his workout with the Indiana Pacers. He knows about Indiana basketball fans.

      

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This Stat Proves LeBron Must Make History If the Cavs Are to Beat Boston

During his 15 years in the NBA, LeBron James has rescued seemingly lost causes almost at will, but dragging the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Boston Celtics might be a step too far even for him. The three-time NBA champion recorded yet another triple-do…

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Former NFL head coach Chuck Knox dies at 86

Knox, whose nickname was ‘Ground Chuck’ for his emphasis on his team’s running game, was at the helm for the Seattle Seahawks from 1983-91.

      

 

 

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Top NBA draft prospects, No. 4: Possible Mavs target Jaren Jackson Jr. fits prototype of today’s big men

The May 15 draft lottery will be here before you know it.The Mavericks can pick anywhere from first to sixth, depending on how friendly the lottery gods are to them. Leading up to the lottery, we take a close look at the top 10 prospects, counting down…

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Reports: Wolves G Crawford to decline option

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford will decline his 2018-19 player option and become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Crawford’s option for next season is worth $4.5 million. The 38-year-old joined the Timberwolves on a two-year, $9 million deal last offseason after he was bought out by the Atlanta Hawks.

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LeBron James carries Cavaliers past Pacers in Game 7

LeBron James scored 45 points and got some needed help in Game 7 to stay unbeaten in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 105-101 win over the Indiana Pacers, who pushed the game’s best player to the limit. Ja…

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Playoff intensity breeds mutual respect. In the Sixers’ eyes, the Heat has theirs.

Skirmishes have been broken up before they could escalate. Blood has been spilled. And injuries have been suffered during the heat of battle. A physical four-game stretch in the playoffs … Click to Continue »

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Even Minnesota’s governor has theory on mummified monkey

The monkey quickly had his own Twitter account, the state’s governor steadfastly denied any involvement, and at least one Twitter user credited the animal’s recent discovery with breaking a curse that kept the Minnesota Timberwolves out of the NBA playoffs for 14 years. The monkey was found in what used to be the flagship store for the Dayton’s department store chain — which was once owned by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s family. “I was not responsible,” Dayton deadpanned at an unrelated news conference Thursday.

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Hield scores 19, Kings beat Lakers 84-83 to snap 4-game skid

After a big first half, Buddy Hield struggled to score after the break. Hield scored 17 of his 19 points in the first two quarters, and then had a key steal and tiebreaking fast-break dunk with 37 seconds left to help the Sacramento Kings snap a four-game skid with an 84-83 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. ”As good as he was in the first half, he equally as unimpressive in the second half,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said.

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Watch the latest Suns and NBA videos from azcentral sports

Watch the latest Suns and NBA videos from azcentral sports

        

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Everything you need to know about Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets

Denver has won 10 of its last 13 games but has been thumped twice this season by the Rockets.

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Everything you need to know about Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets

Denver has won 10 of its last 13 games but has been thumped twice this season by the Rockets.

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Orlando Magic don’t win top-3 pick in NBA Draft Lottery

The Orlando Magic received the No. 6 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and Roger Simmons and Josh Robbins discuss the Magic’s options in this video

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