1. Kyrie Irving's Text Message of Support Praised by Celtics After Game 2 Win

    Injured Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving sent an encouraging group text message to his teammates before their 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series...

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  2. NBA Mock Draft 2018: Bold Predictions for Low-Profile Prospects

    The teams at the top of the NBA Draft order aren't always the most fortunate. While there is plenty to gain by selecting the top prospects, teams further down the selection order have proved success can be achieved with low-profile picks...

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  3. Metrics 101: NBA Stars Whose Performances Declined Most in the Postseason

    Postseason basketball is hard in the NBA . Everyone has their sights set on the Larry O'Brien Trophy, and they're willing to deplete their energy reserves to get their hands on that coveted prize...

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  4. NBA Playoffs 2018: Updated Postseason Schedule, Dates and Predictions

    We're less than a week into the 2018 NBA playoffs, but there's already a palpable urgency in the early action...

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  5. Tom Thibodeau's Faith in Derrick Rose Is Killing Wolves' Chances vs. Rockets

    Tom Thibodeau 's faith in Derrick Rose, a microcosm of the coach's inflexibility, is relatable , oddly endearing and almost certain to result in a quick postseason exit for the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

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  6. Highlights: Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Rajon Rondo Lead Pelicans in Game 2

    The New Orleans Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers thanks to some big performances from their best players in Game 2...

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  7. Anthony Davis, Pelicans Outlast Trail Blazers in Game 2; Jrue Holiday Drops 33

    The Portland Trail Blazers are officially in danger. Anthony Davis had a double-double and Jrue Holiday added a playoff career-high 33 points, as the New Orleans Pelicans held on for a 111-102 win over the Blazers on Tuesday...

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  8. Tuesday NBA Playoffs Takeaways: Raptors Exorcising Demons of Postseasons Past

    Top-seeded NBA playoff teams aren't supposed to find validation in taking ownership of their matchup with would-be eighth-place steppingstones. The Toronto Raptors shouldn't care...

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  9. Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Goes Weeks Without Responding to Spurs' Calls, Texts

    Communication between Kawhi Leonard and some of his San Antonio Spurs teammates has become strained, with Spurs center Pau Gasol telling the Sacramento Bee 's Ailene Voisin ...

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  10. Eric Bledsoe on Terry Rozier: 'Who? I Don't Even Know Who the F--k That Is'

    Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe doesn't think too highly of Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier through two games of their teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series...

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  11. John Wall: Refs Not Why Wizards Lost Game 2 to Raptors, Blames 1st-Quarter Play

    After being critical of the officiating in Game 1 of the first-round NBA playoff series, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall didn't heap any blame on the referees following ...

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  12. Jaylen Brown Drops 30 Points as Celtics Take 2-0 Series Lead over Bucks

    All season long, the Boston Celtics got the job done with or without their stars. That hasn't changed in the postseason...

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  13. Marcus Smart Targeting Return from Thumb Surgery After Mother's Cancer Diagnosis

    Boston Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart revealed his mother, Camellia, was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer but that she told him to remain with his team during the NBA playoffs...

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  14. DeMar DeRozan Erupts for 37 Points as Raptors Beat John Wall, Wizards in Game 2

    The Toronto Raptors remain in control of their first-round series after a 130-119 win over the Washington Wizards in Game 2. DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points Tuesday to give the No...

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  15. Suns Rumors: Phoenix to Interview Frank Vogel After Mike Budenholzer Meeting

    The Phoenix Suns appear to have zeroed in on hiring Mike Budenholzer as their next head coach but appear to have backup plans in place if that falls through...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  16. Report: Draymond Green Flagrant Foul in Warriors-Spurs Game 2 Won't Be Rescinded

    The NBA won't rescind Draymond Green 's technical foul in the Golden State Warriors ' 116-101 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, USA Today 's Sam Amick reported...

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  17. Klay Thompson Cooks Spurs in Dominant Game 2 Second Half Performance

    Brought to you by Built with Chocolate Milk Level Up The Golden State Warriors moved to 2-0 in their first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, in large part due to Klay Thompson's hot shooting...

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  18. 2018 NBA China Games Schedule of Dates, Matchups Announced

    A year ago, we welcomed China Klay into our hearts. This year, the NBA will be giving the gift of China Embiid to the masses...

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  19. Toronto Raptors Mascot Dresses Like Russell Westbrook Before Game 2 vs. Wizards

    Russell Westbrook isn't the only one who can pull off the "shirtless under a blazer" look. It turns out the Toronto Raptors ' mascot has a bold sense of style, too: If ...

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  20. Davis Bertans Jokes 'I Can Take a Punch' After Scuffle with Draymond Green

    San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans brushed off any lingering animosity he might have otherwise felt after receiving an elbow from Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green ...

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  21. Joel Embiid, 76ers Are 'Very Unified' in Handling of Injuries, Says Brett Brown

    Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid appeared to be quite unhappy he didn't play in his team's 113-103 postseason loss to the Miami Heat on Monday, but head coach Brett Brown said there is no discord in how the injury has been handled...

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  22. Ice Cube on BIG3 $1 Billion Lawsuit vs. Qatar Investors: 'We're Gonna Win'

    Ice Cube had a message Tuesday for the Qatari investors he's suing for over a billion dollars in damages after claiming they hadn't made the investments they promised. "We're gonna win...

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  23. NBA Owner Reportedly Berated Tanking Team's Coach for Winning on Road

    An NBA owner recently scolded his head coach for winning games down the stretch of the season, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski...

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  24. John Wall, Bradley Beal: Referees Missed Calls in Game 1 Loss vs. Raptors

    The Washington Wizards had a chance to steal the initial game of their first-round series against the top-seeded Toronto Raptors , but they ultimately suffered a hard-fought 114-106 loss on the road...

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  25. Gregg Popovich Jokingly Shouts 'Go Warriors' After Spurs' Game 2 Loss

    Even with his team in an 0-2 series hole against the Golden State Warriors , San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is managing to keep his sense of humor...

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