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NEWS AROUND THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

The Los Angeles Lakers were unquestionably the winners of free agency. How could they not be after signing LeBron James, the best player on the planet? But the margin of their victory in this subjective game has been lessened by some of their follow-up moves, which included signing JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson and Rajon Rondo. Neither of those three are bad players, necessarily — […]

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS HANDLE CLEVELAND CAVS AND TAKE 2-0 LEAD IN THE NBA FINALS

N.B.A. Finals 2018: Warriors Roll Over Cavs in Game 2. By BENJAMIN HOFFMAN and MARC STEIN The Golden State Warriors have taken a 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the third straight season. Stephen Curry finished with an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers as he scored 33 points to lead the Warriors. Kevin Durant added 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. LeBron James had […]

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NBA PLAYOFFS & MORE

LeBron James ripped the Toronto Raptors’ hearts out in Game 3. On Monday night, he and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers finished the job, putting the East’s No. 1 seed out of its misery and reminding anyone who’d ever dared to doubt — and in this rag-tag Cavs season, that was an awful lot of us — […]

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THINGS HEATING UP IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS-CELTICS HANGING AROUND-SPURS MAY LOSE LEONARD

Some NBA fans may have been surprised to see No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz benched in the first game of the Philadelphia 76ers‘ playoff series against the Boston Celtics. By Ian Begley, ESPN Staff Writer In a disappointing and potentially franchise-altering first-round series loss, Russell Westbrook used up 38 percent of Oklahoma City possessions with a shot, drawn foul or turnover — […]

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WADE AND HEAT EVEN SERIES WITH 76ERS-LEBRON AND CAVS GET READY FOR GAME TWO

Dwyane Wade’s phenomenal career has included many memorable moments in the postseason, and Game 2 of the Miami Heat’s first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers can now be added to the list. Wade moved into top 10 in post-season scoring passing Larry Bird. By Jack Maloney Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue implored LeBron James to start Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers more aggressively Wednesday and […]