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Rudy Gobert slams, salutes as surging Jazz take out Grizzlies

Rudy Gobert slams, salutes as surging Jazz take out Grizzlies

yahoo.com nba.com Updated 9 hours ago
Listen, I'm not trying to say I told you so, but ... I mean ... when it comes to the Utah Jazz being one of the out-of-contention teams most worth watching down the stretch, I literally did tell you so. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams …
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  • Knicks fined for Jackson's comments about college star

    Knicks fined for Jackson's comments about college star

    nba.com 7 hours ago
    The NBA has fined the New York Knicks for Phil Jackson's comments about Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell.
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  • No Love Lost Between Josh Smith And Hawks Fans

    No Love Lost Between Josh Smith And Hawks Fans

    deadspin.com yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    Josh Smith is an Atlanta-area native who played for the Hawks for nine seasons, but Hawks fans seem as overjoyed to be rid of Smith as Smith is to be rid of them. This wasn't always the case: in his first return to Philips Arena last season as a member …
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  • Otto Porter loses Tony Snell on defense, just stands still and …

    Otto Porter loses Tony Snell on defense, just stands still and stares

    yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    There is an old basketball truism that defenders should not be caught ball-watching on defense. The idea is pretty simple — when guys focus on the ball, they lose sight of other offensive players and allow them to get open shots. Anyone with any experie…
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  • Rockets' Brewer replaces suspended Harden vs. Hawks

    Rockets' Brewer replaces suspended Harden vs. Hawks

    nba.com 13 hours ago
    NBA leading scorer James Harden was not on the floor Tuesday for the Houston Rockets against the Atlanta Hawks as he serves a one-game suspension for kicking LeBron James in the groin.
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  • LeBron passes Allen for 21st on all-time scoring list

    LeBron passes Allen for 21st on all-time scoring list

    nba.com 13 hours ago
    LeBron James has moved into 21st place on the career scoring list with 24,506 points.
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  • Kings' Collison undergoes muscle surgery

    Kings' Collison undergoes muscle surgery

    nba.com 15 hours ago
    Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison has undergone surgery to repair a core muscle injury.
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  • Heat's Whiteside, Suns' Len, Morris fined for altercation

    Heat's Whiteside, Suns' Len, Morris fined for altercation

    nba.com 16 hours ago
    Phoenix Suns center Alex Len has been fined $20,000 for initiating an altercation with Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside and attempting to take him to the floor. Whiteside has been fined $15,000 for escalating the incident by wrestling Len to the floor…
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  • Cavs' Irving ready to return vs. Celtics

    Cavs' Irving ready to return vs. Celtics

    nba.com 16 hours ago
    Kyrie Irving admitted missing two games with a strained left shoulder wasn't easy.
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  • Lakers' Young out again vs. Hornets

    Lakers' Young out again vs. Hornets

    nba.com 16 hours ago
    Lakers coach Byron Scott says Nick Young will miss Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets with a sore left knee.
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  • Duncan: 7th-place Spurs 'a work in progress'

    Duncan: 7th-place Spurs 'a work in progress'

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    The defending champion San Antonio Spurs are once again on track to make the playoffs, but being in seventh place in the Western Conference is unfamiliar territory for a Tim Duncan-led Spurs squad.
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  • The NBA's referee review policy claims its first victim: J.J. R…

    The NBA's referee review policy claims its first victim: J.J. Redick's wallet

    yahoo.com 17 hours ago
    Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick was ejected towards the end of his team’s close win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday evening, in an odd display that surprised both teams. Redick wasn’t involved in the previous play, he seemingly had no b…
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  • Kings name Divac VP of basketball operations

    Kings name Divac VP of basketball operations

    nba.com ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    Former fan favorite Vlade Divac has rejoined the Sacramento Kings as vice president of basketball and franchise operations, a job that will include advising the front office and coaching staff.
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  • Jason Smith's Dancing Is The Only Redeeming Thing About The Kni…

    Jason Smith's Dancing Is The Only Redeeming Thing About The Knicks

    deadspin.com 18 hours ago
    The Knicks are bullshit and should be ignored at all costs, but we can make an exception for power forward Jason Smith, who in this video busts out a series of dance moves at an energy level of a Pixie Stick-addled kid who just watched Ace Ventura: Pet …
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the setting Suns

    The 10-man rotation, starring the setting Suns

    yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: The Arizona Republic. Strong words fro…
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  • Durant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday

    Durant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday

    nba.com ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Steve Francis got his chain snatched at a Houston rap show

    Steve Francis got his chain snatched at a Houston rap show

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    Well, this is depressing. Former Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and New York Knicks guard Steve Francis got dragged to the floor, stepped on and choked by his own chain, which was later stolen, during an altercation at a hip-hop show in Houston over the…
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  • Nuggets fire head coach Brian Shaw

    Nuggets fire head coach Brian Shaw

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke huddle with a chant of "1-2-3 ... Six weeks," interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a season gone sour.
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  • Bulls' Butler hopes for regular-season return

    Bulls' Butler hopes for regular-season return

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Jimmy Butler is hopeful he can return before the regular season ends as he works his way back from a sprained ligament in his left elbow.
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  • Video - Kings Crush Knicks 00:56

    Kings Crush Knicks

    Mar 3
    Six Kings scored in double figures in Sacramento's 124-86 win over New York.
  • Video - Bulls Hold Off Wizards 01:22

    Bulls Hold Off Wizards

    Mar 3
    Pau Gasol scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Bulls' 97-92 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Hawks Fly By Rockets 01:24

    Hawks Fly By Rockets

    Mar 3
    Jeff Teague scored a game-high 25 points in the Hawks' 104-96 win over the Rockets.
  • Video - Hornets Edge Lakers 00:46

    Hornets Edge Lakers

    Mar 3
    Mo Williams had 20 points and 13 assists in the Hornets' 104-103 victory over the Lakers.

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    Mar 3
    The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks have emerged as teams interested in free agent-to-be JaVale McGee, according to league sources.
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    Mar 2
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