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Warriors prove they can win ugly in ousting of Nuggets, a crucial piece to their potential championship puzzle

Warriors prove they can win ugly in ousting of Nuggets, a crucial piece to their potential championship puzzle

SAN FRANCISCO — Everybody loves The Beautiful Game. And boy are the Golden State Warriors good at it. When everything’s clicking and the ball’s moving faster than the speed of sound, it’s almost like the Golden State offense doesn’t consist of five different individuals, but rather one cohesive organism sharing a single mind, spirit and …

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Shaedon Sharpe 2022 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Strengths, weaknesses for Kentucky guard from Canada

Shaedon Sharpe 2022 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Strengths, weaknesses for Kentucky guard from Canada

Canadian guard and Kentucky product Shaedon Sharpe (London, ON) made shockwaves when he elected to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. The former 1 recruit in the high school class of 2022 went through early enrollment at Kentucky, living on campus while taking classes and practicing with the basketball team a year ahead of schedule. …

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The Ringer's NBA Playoff and Lottery Odds Machine

The Ringer’s NBA Playoff and Lottery Odds Machine

Welcome to The RingerNBA Odds Machine for the 2021-22 season. Based on team strength as measured by point differential—a historically strong predictor of future success—with adjustments for individual wrinkles like injuries and schedules, the Odds Machine outlines postseason probabilities, including each team’s likelihood of making the playoffs and winning the title. The Odds Machine will …

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Gary Payton II burns the Nuggets, helps Warriors advance to the second round

Gary Payton II burns the Nuggets, helps Warriors advance to the second round

Jordan Poole’s offensive brilliance defined the first three games of this first-round series. He scored 86 points on 42 shots, causing such trouble for the Denver defense that it was forced to alter its plan, up its physicality and put Aaron Gordon on Poole in an attempt to shut off the faucet. It generally worked. …

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Nikola Jokic says he'll sign supermax, Michael Malone anticipates Jamal Murray's return as Denver Nuggets' season ends

Nikola Jokic says he’ll sign supermax, Michael Malone anticipates Jamal Murray’s return as Denver Nuggets’ season ends

SAN FRANCISCO — Following a historic season that could lead to a second MVP trophy, Nikola Jokic said he will sign what is expected to be the largest supermax contract extension in NBA history with the Denver Nuggets this offseason. Jokic poured in 30 points, 19 rebounds and 8 assists in Game 5 of the …

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Bucks  Bulls score, takeaways: Defending champions oust Chicago in Game 5, face Celtics in East semifinals

Bucks Bulls score, takeaways: Defending champions oust Chicago in Game 5, face Celtics in East semifinals

The Milwaukee Bucks are moving on to the Eastern Conference semifinals after eliminating the sixth-seeded Chicago Bulls with a 116-100 win in Game 5. Giannis Antetokounmpo finishes with a game-high 33 points as Milwaukee improves to 8-0 in closeout games under head coach Mike Budenholzer. The defending champions needed just five games to get past …

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Biggest questions for Trae Young, Hawks this offseason

Biggest questions for Trae Young, Hawks this offseason

The second team going fishing this postseason is the Hawks, who were sent packing by the Jimmy Butler-and-Kyle Lowry-less Heat on Tuesday. Atlanta struggled mightily in its first-round series, as the Heat grounded its once high-flying offense. Trae Young had one of the worst stretches of his career, and the Hawks didn’t do a great …

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Doc Rivers, Philadelphia 76ers fighting history of past playoff collapses

Doc Rivers, Philadelphia 76ers fighting history of past playoff collapses

Apr 27, 2022 Tim BontempsESPN CAMDEN, NJ — The Philadelphia 76ers practiced here Wednesday morning ahead of a return to Toronto for Game 6 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Raptors on Thursday night, halfway to what would be an unprecedented collapse after taking a 3- 0 lead in this best-of-seven series. …

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