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Watch: Kings' fan drills half-court shot to win car

Watch: Kings' fan drills half-court shot to win car

CNNSI.com Updated Apr 8
A Kings fan hit a halfcourt shot to win a free car during a Tuesday night game against the Thunder at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena.
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  • Westbrook rests, Sefolosha returns for Thunder

    Westbrook rests, Sefolosha returns for Thunder

    nba.com Apr 8
    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is sitting out against the Sacramento Kings to rest his surgically repaired right knee.
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    nba.com Apr 8
    ? The Rockets will be without Dwight Howard for a sixth straight game and ninth in the last 11 when Houston pays a visit to the injury-riddled Lakers at Staples Center tonight. Howard first missed time March 17 against the Jazz, a day after a one-point …
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  • Surprising Suns face crucial road stretch

    Surprising Suns face crucial road stretch

    nba.com Apr 8
    After victories over Portland and Oklahoma City, the Phoenix Suns have cemented their status as the NBA's most surprising team.
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  • Doc's diagnosis: Durant is hardest to defend

    Doc's diagnosis: Durant is hardest to defend

    ESPN.com Apr 8
    Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers considers Kevin Durant "the single most difficult guy to defend" in the NBA.
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  • Report: “Baby Shaq” Starts Riot In The Stands After Fan Threate…

    Report: “Baby Shaq” Starts Riot In The Stands After Fan Threatens His Family

    dimemag.com Apr 8
    Anyone here remember Sofoklis Schortsanitis? You probably should–not too many basketball players with the name Sofoklis Schortsanitis. You probably also know him as Baby Shaq, the guy who was once drafted by the Clippers after he destroyed Team USA with…
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  • D'Antoni sympathizes for Calipari amid rumor

    D'Antoni sympathizes for Calipari amid rumor

    After hearing the rumor that swirled Monday night that John Calipari would be replacing him on the sidelines next season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni actually felt sympathy for the Kentucky coach.
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  • Israeli Basketball Is Kind Of Insane

    Israeli Basketball Is Kind Of Insane

    deadspin.com Apr 8
    This is what happened at the close of last night's chapter of Israel's biggest rivalry, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv. After a close away win for Maccabi, center Sofoklis Schortsanitis—a former Clippers draft pick—charged into a hostile crowd to …
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  • Lakers' Bazemore has torn tendon in foot; out for season

    Lakers' Bazemore has torn tendon in foot; out for season

    nba.com Apr 8
    Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Kent Bazemore, who was injured in yesterday's game against the Clippers, had an MRI exam this morning that showed that he has a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot. Bazemore will miss the remainder of the seaso…
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  • Video - Guinness Suite: Jamal Crawford 03:16

    Guinness Suite: Jamal Crawford

    Apr 8
    Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford joins the Guinness Suite to discuss his team's season, Doc Rivers, his candidacy for NBA Sixth Man of the Year and his choice for NBA MVP.
  • Video - Doc Rivers: Durant Hardest To Defend 02:56

    Doc Rivers: Durant Hardest To Defend

    Apr 8
    ESPN NBA Insider Amin Elhassan breaks down why Kevin Durant is so difficult to guard.
  • Video - Lakers Leaning Toward Letting D'Antoni Go 01:13

    Lakers Leaning Toward Letting D'Antoni Go

    Apr 8
    ESPNLA.com's Dave McMenamin discusses the possibility of John Calipari coaching the Lakers next season and says his sources say Los Angeles is leaning toward letting Mike D'Antoni go.
  • Video - Calipari To Lakers? 00:32

    Calipari To Lakers?

    Apr 8
    Jay Bilas discusses the possibility of John Calipari heading to the Lakers on "Mike & Mike."

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    Apr 8
    How Brooklyn swept LeBron all season long
  • NBA - Ford Big Board 8.0

    Apr 8
    Chad Ford offers his eighth Big Board in the wake of the NCAA championship.