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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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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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The trio behind the New Orleans Pelicans' improbable playoff run

The trio behind the New Orleans Pelicans’ improbable playoff run

8:00 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN IT IS JUST after midnight when 2-year-old Nazanin Alvarado takes the podium with her dad, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado, following Sunday’s Game 4 win over the Phoenix Suns. Donning a white T-shirt that reads “My heart is on that court” and a pair of high pigtails, she begins …

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Injury-depleted Miami Heat lean on unlikely replacements to finish off Atlanta Hawks, advance to second round of NBA playoffs

Injury-depleted Miami Heat lean on unlikely replacements to finish off Atlanta Hawks, advance to second round of NBA playoffs

MIAMI — The Heat were missing two starters yet hardly missed a beat in Tuesday’s 97-94 Game 5 win over the Hawks to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs. With Kyle Lowry sidelined since late in the third quarter of Game 3 because of a left hamstring strain and Jimmy Butler in …

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