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Report: Grizzlies' Calathes suspended 20 games

Report: Grizzlies' Calathes suspended 20 games

nba.com ESPN.com Updated 19 minutes ago
A person familiar with the decision says Memphis Grizzlies point guard Nick Calathes has been suspended for 20 games for violating the NBA's drug policy.
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  • Westbrook heads into first round of playoffs healthy

    Westbrook heads into first round of playoffs healthy

    nba.com 3 hours ago
    The Oklahoma City Thunder hope dynamic point guard Russell Westbrook is the difference when they meet the Memphis Grizzlies in the playoffs.
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  • 8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    dimemag.com 5 hours ago
    The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs. For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklaho…
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  • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Houston Rockets vs. …

    Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    The playoffs begin on Saturday, thankfully, which means it’s that lovely time of spring (and it is spring, right? It’s not going to snow again, is it?) when the minds behind Ball Don’t Lie to offer you their thoughts on the upcoming pairings in the firs…
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  • The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    dimemag.com 6 hours ago
    It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.” While much attention has been focused on the first-round matc…
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  • SI.com's 2014 NBA playoff predictions

    SI.com's 2014 NBA playoff predictions

    CNNSI.com 9 hours ago
    Who will be crowned 2014 NBA champion? Our NBA experts weigh in with their series-by-series playoff picks.
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  • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: San Antonio Spurs vs…

    Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com 10 hours ago
    The playoffs begin on Saturday, thankfully, which means it’s that lovely time of spring (and it is spring, right? It’s not going to snow again, is it?) when the minds behind Ball Don’t Lie to offer you their thoughts on the upcoming pairings in the firs…
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  • Steve Nash Dines With Dirk In Episode 4 Of “The Finish Line”

    Steve Nash Dines With Dirk In Episode 4 Of “The Finish Line”

    dimemag.com 11 hours ago
    Steve Nash‘s documentary series in conjunction with Grantland, “The Finish Line,” has been incredible behind-the-scenes look at the two-time MVP as he comes up on the end of his Hall-of-Fame career. Episode 4 might be the best yet when Nash reunites wit…
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  • NBA playoff previews for every series

    NBA playoff previews for every series

    CNNSI.com 21 hours ago
    Are the Rockets a darkhorse contender? Our SI.com staff breaks down Houston-Portland and every first-round matchup.
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  • See The “Mount Spursmore” Haircut Featuring The Spurs’ Big Four

    See The “Mount Spursmore” Haircut Featuring The Spurs’ Big Four

    dimemag.com 23 hours ago
    The playoffs are starting soon, so fanaticism is amping up as teams go into the real season, which starts Saturday. While a tattoo is permanent enough to make — lets say — a Charlies Villanueva tattoo a bit dicey, let alone two, haircuts come and go. St…
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  • Ellis plays key role in Mavs' playoff spot

    Ellis plays key role in Mavs' playoff spot

    nba.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Monta Ellis had just missed a jumper that could have lifted Dallas out of a matchup with top-seeded San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs.
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  • Cuban: Bucks' new owners got 'a bargain'

    Cuban: Bucks' new owners got 'a bargain'

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban considers the sale price of approximately $550 million for the Milwaukee Bucks to be a bargain, suggesting the true value of NBA franchises is north of $1 billion.
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  • Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the month

    Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the month

    nba.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Charlotte Bobcats' Steve Clifford and the Memphis Grizzlies' Dave Joerger on Thursday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • Grizzlies' Miller an iron man this season

    Grizzlies' Miller an iron man this season

    nba.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Memphis Grizzlies hoped Mike Miller would be healthy once they got to the postseason.
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  • Jeff Van Gundy: This team will win the '14 Finals

    Jeff Van Gundy: This team will win the '14 Finals

    CNNSI.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Jeff Van Gundy predicts the Houston Rockets will emerge from the Western Conference and win the 2014 NBA Finals.
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  • James Harden Says He’d “Definitely” Be In OKC If Money Wasn’t I…

    James Harden Says He’d “Definitely” Be In OKC If Money Wasn’t Involved

    dimemag.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The decision Sam Presti and OKC made in the fall of 2012 to deal James Harden to the Houston Rockets for 50 cents on the dollar sent reverberations throughout the NBA and made Houston a title contender even while OKC continues to be one of the top teams…
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  • Reebok Classic Introduces San Antonio-Inspired Colorway Of The …

    Reebok Classic Introduces San Antonio-Inspired Colorway Of The Rail

    dimemag.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Today, Reebok Classic introduced a San Antonio-inspired colorway of the infamous Rail, which will drop on April 25. Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson played just nine games with the Spurs during his final season in the NBA, but still, this colorway of the sneake…
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  • Patrick Beverley Shows Off His Houston Handles In The Big Easy

    Patrick Beverley Shows Off His Houston Handles In The Big Easy

    dimemag.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Houston’s playoff fortunes depend a bit on the health of perimeter pest, Patrick Beverley, who has come back quickly from a meniscus tear he suffered last month. Beverley looked to be ready when he showed off some spiffy ball-handling skills during shoo…
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  • Griz seize No. 7 slot from Mavs with OT win

    Griz seize No. 7 slot from Mavs with OT win

    ESPN.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.
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  • Kobe Bryant went to France before the Lakers finale, refers to …

    Kobe Bryant went to France before the Lakers finale, refers to season as 's---'

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    This Los Angeles Lakers season was always going to be a trying one full of challenges, but the reality has been something akin to a worst-case scenario. L.A.'s most popular squad enters Wednesday night's season finale at the San Antonio Spurs with a 26-…
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  • Gregg Popovich 'really impressed' with Spurs putting aside Fina…

    Gregg Popovich 'really impressed' with Spurs putting aside Finals flameout, soaring to No. 1 seed

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    If the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers in their regular-season finale on Wednesday, they will finish the year at 63-19, tying a franchise record for wins. Even if they don't, they will enter the postseason this weekend as the No. 1 overall…
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  • Lakers coach D'Antoni uncertain about future

    Lakers coach D'Antoni uncertain about future

    ESPN.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Lakers play their final game of the worst season in franchise history on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs. Will it also be the final game of Mike D'Antoni's tenure with the team? The coach says his future is still undetermined.
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  • National Guard soldier returns from Afghanistan, surprises 8-ye…

    National Guard soldier returns from Afghanistan, surprises 8-year-old son on court at Suns game (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    The Phoenix Suns were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday night, but their 97-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies did still manage provide a heartwarming moment for one Arizona family. During stoppages in pay at home games at the U.S. Airways Center, th…
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  • SI Now: Playoff implications for NBA's season finale

    SI Now: Playoff implications for NBA's season finale

    CNNSI.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Seven games have playoff implications tonight, including the Grizzlies-Mavs clash for the No. 7 seed.
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  • Suns Ballboy Says, “The Whole Spurs Team Gave Off A Nice Fragra…

    Suns Ballboy Says, “The Whole Spurs Team Gave Off A Nice Fragrance”

    dimemag.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    The r/NBA community on reddit is composed of a fantastic group of readers and contributors. It’s a must-read almost daily for the basketball minutiae they share every day. They’re also a great place for NBA people — Daryl Morey being one — to stop by an…
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  • Video - Thunder Road 05:22

    Thunder Road

    Apr 18
    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook's team has a tough road to a title, and Daily Thunder's Royce Young says that there's plenty at stake -- if they bow out early, change could be in the air.
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    Momentum Is A Myth

    Apr 18
    Tom Haberstroh reveals why the slumping Indiana Pacers are a sleeping giant.
  • Video - Fan Gets 'Mount Spursmore' Haircut 00:28

    Fan Gets 'Mount Spursmore' Haircut

    Apr 18
    Joe Barber shows off his customer's "Mount Spursmore" hair cut, highlighting the Spurs' Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard.
  • Video - Which Team Wins NBA Title? 06:33

    Which Team Wins NBA Title?

    Apr 18
    Skip Bayless says the San Antonio Spurs will beat the Heat to win the title.

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    Apr 18
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