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Mark Cuban on his beloved Rockets, save James Harden: 'That’s n…

Mark Cuban on his beloved Rockets, save James Harden: 'That’s not a very good team'

yahoo.com Updated 17 hours ago
As it always is with Mark Cuban, there is a little bit of truth here, there’s a bit of bluster and there’s a righteous, knowing dig. Just in time for the 2015 playoffs, with Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks set to take on the James Harden-led Houston Rockets, C…
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  • Cho: Stephenson move 'didn't work out' in first season

    Cho: Stephenson move 'didn't work out' in first season

    nba.com 20 hours ago
    Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer "didn't work out as we expected it to."
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  • 2015 NBA playoff predictions

    2015 NBA playoff predictions

    yahoo.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Will LeBron James deliver an NBA championship to Cleveland? Can Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors continue to roll after winning 67 games during the regular season? Or, can the San Antonio Spurs reach the NBA Finals for the third straight seas…
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  • BDL’s 2014-15 Playoff Previews: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memp…

    BDL’s 2014-15 Playoff Previews: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

    yahoo.com nba.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    How They Got Here • Portland: Coming off 54 wins and an unforgettable opening-round victory over the Houston Rockets, the Blazers largely stood pat. With one of the league's best big-minutes lineups in place and no picks in the 2014 draft due to past tr…
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  • BDL’s 2014-15 Playoff Previews: Los Angeles Clippers vs. San An…

    BDL’s 2014-15 Playoff Previews: Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

    yahoo.com nba.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    How They Got Here Los Angeles: Unburned from having to be known as the team that works for the NBA’s most onerous executive, the Clippers overcame depth and injury issues per usual to wrest the three seed out of the wicked Western Conference. Lumped in …
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  • Rockets' McDaniels (wrist) likely out for playoffs

    Rockets' McDaniels (wrist) likely out for playoffs

    ESPN.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Rockets' McDaniels (wrist) likely out for playoffs
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  • Hornets' Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure

    Hornets' Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure

    nba.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Al Jefferson has no intentions of opting out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Gerald Henderson isn't quite ready to make the same declaration.
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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 (2 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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  • Anthony Davis soars, shuts door on Spurs to push Pelicans past …

    Anthony Davis soars, shuts door on Spurs to push Pelicans past Thunder into playoffs

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    The New Orleans Pelicans entered Wednesday night with a simple mission: win on the final night of the regular season and you're in the 2015 NBA playoffs. But even the simple's pretty complicated in the Western Conference. In this case, "win and you…
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  • NBA Playoff Picture: One night remains with so much left to dec…

    NBA Playoff Picture: One night remains with so much left to decide

    yahoo.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    The final day of the NBA regular season is upon us, nearly six months since the San Antonio Spurs received their 2014 title rings on opening night. However, we're not especially close to figuring out the eight first-round playoff series set to begin thi…
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  • Batum has right knee contusion, out for finale Wednesday

    Batum has right knee contusion, out for finale Wednesday

    nba.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a right knee contusion and will miss Wednesday night's regular-season finale against the Mavericks in Dallas.
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  • Pelicans' Holiday expected to play vs. Spurs

    Pelicans' Holiday expected to play vs. Spurs

    nba.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says guard Jrue Holiday "should be ready to play" in Wednesday night's high-stakes regular season finale against the San Antonio Spurs.
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  • WATCH: Spurs prep for playoffs with incredibly weird video

    WATCH: Spurs prep for playoffs with incredibly weird video

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    WATCH: Spurs prep for playoffs with incredibly weird video
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  • Dwight Howard will not face charges in Atlanta child abuse inve…

    Dwight Howard will not face charges in Atlanta child abuse investigation

    yahoo.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)
    Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not face charges of child abuse in connection with an investigation into alleged physical disciplining of his then-6-year-old son, Braylon. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketbal…
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  • Thomas, Duncan named Players of the Week

    Thomas, Duncan named Players of the Week

    nba.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)
    The Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas and the San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 6, through Sunday, April 12.
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  • 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 - Grizzlies Take Care Of Mavs 00:57

    Grizzlies Take Care Of Mavs

    Mar 20
    The Grizzlies got double-digit points from seven players in a 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
  • Video - Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans 00:57

    Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans

    Mar 20
    Playing without Anthony Davis, the Pelicans fell to the Warriors, who got 22 points from Harrison Barnes in a 112-96 win.
  • Video - Spurs Rout Celtics 00:49

    Spurs Rout Celtics

    Mar 20
    Five Spurs scored in double figures in San Antonio's 101-89 win over Boston.

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    Apr 17
    The Bucks must build an arena by 2017 or face relocation. Investors hope to break ground by fall to show the NBA good faith, but who will foot the final costs is unclear as taxpayers balk.
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    Apr 16
    Over the past six seasons, LeBron James is 24-3 in the first round of the playoffs. That spells trouble for the Boston Celtics in Round 1 this year.
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    Apr 16
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    Apr 16
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