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Man arrested in debate over greatness of Michael Jordan vs. LeB…

Man arrested in debate over greatness of Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

yahoo.com Updated 9 hours ago
There are plenty of basketball topics worth debating, but few if any worth actually coming to blows over, unless of course you're legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach and St. Louis Hawks owner Ben Kerner questions your integrity, in which case yo…
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  • Raptors' Lou Williams wins 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Aw…

    Raptors' Lou Williams wins 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award

    yahoo.com nba.com 11 hours ago
    Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams is your 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, the league announced Monday, earning recognition as the NBA's top reserve after helping propel the Raptors to a franchise-record 49 wins and their second straight Atlantic Div…
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  • The Cavaliers' Playoff Campaign Started About As Well As It Cou…

    The Cavaliers' Playoff Campaign Started About As Well As It Could Have

    deadspin.com 16 hours ago
    There was a moment during Sunday’s game between the Celtics and Cavaliers during which, if you squinted hard enough, you could start to make out the vague outline of a Game 1 upset. The Celtics—a well-coached team with nothing to lose that rode into the…
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  • Kyrie Irving scores 30 in playoff debut to lead Cavs past Celti…

    Kyrie Irving scores 30 in playoff debut to lead Cavs past Celtics in Game 1

    yahoo.com Apr 19 (yesterday)
    On Saturday, Anthony Davis showed out for a national television audience and put a serious scare into the Golden State Warriors in his postseason debut. On Sunday, it was Kyrie Irving's turn to make a blockbuster premiere. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tum…
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  • Raptors' Ujiri fined $35K for saying 'We don't give a s--- abou…

    Raptors' Ujiri fined $35K for saying 'We don't give a s--- about it' at pre-Game 1 rally

    yahoo.com nba.com Apr 19 (yesterday)
    The NBA announced Sunday that Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has been fined $35,000 for "using obscene language in a public setting on April 18." The Raptors organization has also been fined an additional $25,000 after Ujiri said,…
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  • Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here!

    Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here!

    deadspin.com Apr 18 (3 days ago)
    Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here! Wizards-Raptors kick things off at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, followed by Pelicans-Warriors at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC, Bucks-Bulls at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, and Mavericks-Rockets at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. It’s gonna be good. Re…
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  • Brooklyn's Bogdanovic and Utah's Hood named Kia Rookies of the …

    Brooklyn's Bogdanovic and Utah's Hood named Kia Rookies of the Month

    nba.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)
    The Brooklyn Nets' Bojan Bogdanovic and the Utah Jazz's Rodney Hood today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • DeRozan and Westbrook named Kia Players of the Month

    DeRozan and Westbrook named Kia Players of the Month

    nba.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)
    The Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • Nets' Teletovic cleared to return, may not play in series

    Nets' Teletovic cleared to return, may not play in series

    nba.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)
    The Brooklyn Nets say Mirza Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball activities after recovering from blood clots in his lungs.
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  • Chart: How Every NBA Team's Record Compared To Vegas And Stathe…

    Chart: How Every NBA Team's Record Compared To Vegas And Stathead Totals

    deadspin.com Apr 17 (4 days ago)
    This was an ugly season for the Knicks. How bad? Consider that New York's win total set by sportsbooks during October was 40.5 wins; at 17-65, the Knicks didn't even reach halfway.Read more...
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  • Raptors eager to face Wizards in first round

    Raptors eager to face Wizards in first round

    nba.com yahoo.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    Masai Ujiri is hanging onto his cash this time around.
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  • Stevens, Rivers named Coaches of the Month for April

    Stevens, Rivers named Coaches of the Month for April

    nba.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    The Boston Celtics' Brad Stevens and the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Playoff Previews: Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn …

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Playoff Previews: Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)
    How They Got Here Atlanta: Well, in 2012, the Atlanta Hawks traded Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets for … If you think that’s a bit of snark, you’re right, but Atlanta’s startling turnaround began then. It needed a season in purgatory under Larry Drew i…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Playoff Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Bos…

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Playoff Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)
    How They Got Here • Cleveland: Kyrie Irving wanted as much money as possible, LeBron James wanted to come home, and LeBron wanted Kevin Love. (That last one has worked out a little bit differently than expected.) Decorated international coach David Blat…
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  • Incredibly, the Knicks’ offer of free food on “fan appreciation…

    Incredibly, the Knicks’ offer of free food on “fan appreciation night" actually included all the foo

    deadspin.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)
    Incredibly, the Knicks’ offer of free food on “fan appreciation night" actually included all the food, in unlimited qualities. SB Nation’s Seth Rosenthal and Rodger Sherman tried to eat and carry off as much as they possibly could.Read more...
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  • Nets nab East's No. 8 spot, but were Pacers the greater success…

    Nets nab East's No. 8 spot, but were Pacers the greater success?

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (5 days ago)
    Congratulations are due to the Brooklyn Nets, the final team to clinch a berth in the 2015 NBA postseason. After defeating the Orlando Magic 101-88 at Barclays Center and improving their record to 38-44, the Nets watched the Indiana Pacers fall to the M…
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  • Celtics' Bradley (quad) sitting out finale

    Celtics' Bradley (quad) sitting out finale

    nba.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)
    Boston guard Avery Bradley is sitting out the Celtics' regular-season finale at Milwaukee on Wednesday night because of a left quad contusion.
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  • The awful 2014-15 New York Knicks, set to 'One Shining Moment' …

    The awful 2014-15 New York Knicks, set to 'One Shining Moment' (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)
    The 2014-15 New York Knicks, thankfully, play their last game of the season on Wednesday night. In tribute, a Twitter user by the handle of “World_Wide_Wob” has decided to cobble together a series of Knick highlights from this season, set to the tune of…
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  • Heat And Sixers Both Really, Really Need To Lose To Each Other …

    Heat And Sixers Both Really, Really Need To Lose To Each Other Tonight

    deadspin.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)
    There is a very special game being played tonight, the final night of the NBA regular season, with so much more at stake than just a boring old postseason berth. The Heat and 76ers will meet, each seeking the same draft pick, each needing desperately to…
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  • Video - Nets Outlast Bucks 01:33

    Nets Outlast Bucks

    Mar 20
    The Nets needed triple overtime to beat the Bucks 129-127 in Brooklyn.
  • Video - Not-So-Smart Ejection 01:29

    Not-So-Smart Ejection

    Mar 20
    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected from the game for flagrantly punching Spurs forward Matt Bonner below the belt.
  • Video - Iverson The Exec? 06:16

    Iverson The Exec?

    Mar 20
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss whether Allen Iverson would make a good NBA executive.
  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Raptors 01:09

    Bulls Charge Past Raptors

    Mar 20
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.

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  • Lou Williams of Toronto Raptors named NBA Sixth Man of the Year

    Apr 20
    Raptors guard Lou Williams was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year on Monday, becoming the first player in team history to win the award.
  • 2015 NBA Playoffs: Best of the first weekend

    Apr 20
    Who will win the West? 5-on-5 breaks down each first-round series and picks the conference champions.
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    Apr 20
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  • Toronto Raptors weary of focus on talk by Paul Pierce of Washington Wizard…

    Apr 19
    It engaged their fans and prompted a profane response from their GM, but the Raptors want to move past the focus on Paul Pierce's commentary as they prepare for Game 2 vs. the Wizards.