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Apr 24, 2019

About Last Night: Lillard eliminates Thunder with 37-footer
Damian Lillard would not let the Portland Trail Blazers lose.

NBA.com News
Apr 24, 2019

Series Preview: East heavyweights battle to move on
The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors both went all-in at the trade deadline. The Sixers acquired Tobias Harris and then Raptors responded by trading for Marc Gasol. The moves were made with the intention of reaching The Finals out of what already was a competitive Eastern Conference.

NBA.com News
Apr 23, 2019

Report: Cavs to interview Blazers assistants in search for coach
The Cavaliers' coaching search will venture into the Pacific Northwest.

NBA.com News
Apr 23, 2019

Report: Lakers hold interview with Jason Kidd
The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed Jason Kidd for their vacant coach position on Monday, according to a report from Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

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Apr 23, 2019

Hang Time Podcast: Upcoming Game 5s Bucks-Celtics preview
John Schuhmann and I set the stage for Tuesday night's action. We discuss Russell Westbrook's effect on OKC, the dominance of Kawhi Leonard, the Nets' appeal to free agents this summer, and more.

NBA.com News
Apr 23, 2019

Reports: Lakers, Lue set date for second interview
The Los Angeles Lakers and former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue have reportedly set a date for a second interview. Per Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the Lakers are planning to meet with Lue on Wednesday to further discuss their coaching vacancy.

NBA.com News
Apr 23, 2019

Kentucky's Washington ready to show off complete package
Kentucky coach John Calipari???s program has seen great players -- John Wall, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, etc. etc. -- come and go during his 10 years in Lexington, most logging the mandatory one season before moving on to the NBA.

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Apr 23, 2019

Report: Kings coach Walton sued for sexual assault
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ??? A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit.

NBA.com News
Apr 23, 2019

Suns fire Igor Kokoskov after one season
One season was apparently enough time for the Phoenix Suns to decide Igor Kokoskov was not long-term coach they wanted.

NBA.com News
Apr 23, 2019

About Last Night: Mitchell atones for Game 3 meltdown
Given that no team has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit in NBA history, it's almost certainly a case of too little, too late.

NBA.com News
Apr 23, 2019

Suns fire Igor Kokoskov after one year
One year was apparently enough time for the Suns to decide Igor Kokoskov was not long-term coach they wanted.

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Apr 23, 2019

Series Preview: Bucks, Celtics at it again after first-round sweeps
The Eastern Conference semifinals, the two series that we've been waiting for since October, are almost here. The top four teams in the East are loaded with talent, and they all can reach The Finals if they can put it together on both ends of the floor. With apologies to the teams that finished Nos. 5-8 in the standings, it's time for the East playoffs to really get started -- and to find out which East team will be the first in the last nine years to reach The Finals without LeBron James. After this round, two franchises will be one step closer, and two teams will have seen their season end in disappointment.

NBA.com News
Apr 22, 2019

Report: Kings coach Luke Walton sued for sexual assault
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ??? A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit.

NBA.com News
Apr 22, 2019

Nets' Joe Tsai fined $35K for comments detrimental to league
Brooklyn minority owner Joe Tsai was fined $35,000 by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Monday for public statements detrimental to the league, becoming the latest member of the Nets organization to be penalized for actions during their playoff series against Philadelphia.

NBA.com News
Apr 22, 2019

Hawks' Lloyd Pierce replacing Pacers' Nate McMillan on USA coaching staff
Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce has been added as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer, when the Americans will compete in the FIBA World Cup in China and try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

NBA.com News
Apr 22, 2019

Slumping Harris looks forward to next shot at redemption
BROOKLYN -- It's a rough time for Joe Harris to be in his worst shooting slump since ... well, since most NBA fans knew who Joe Harris was.

NBA.com News
Apr 22, 2019

Key dates for 2018-19 NBA season
April 12 -- Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2019 (3 p.m. ET)

NBA.com News
Apr 22, 2019

Lillard leads Blazers beyond emotion, toward West semifinals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- There is no advanced NBA metric for leadership from the point guard position.

NBA.com News
Apr 22, 2019

Nowitzki pens letter thanking Mavericks fans
Though his NBA career ended nearly two weeks ago, Dirk Nowitzki took his time crafting the perfectly-written farewell to those who watched him play for more than two decades.

NBA.com News
Apr 22, 2019

Q&A: Warriors' security guard on Curry's tunnel shot
There is no pregame ritual quite like the one executed by Stephen Curry, the two-time MVP guard whose shooting display has become must-see. When the doors open at Oracle Arena, hundreds of fans make a mad rush to the lower seats near the north basket to catch a glimpse of Curry in action before he takes action roughly an hour later at tipoff.

NBA.com News
Apr 22, 2019

About Last Night: Nurse face says it all
Nick Nurse is still a relative unknown among casual NBA fans, who paid more attention to Dwane Casey's departure than Nurse's promotion to Toronto's head coach last offseason. He quietly and deftly managed a remade Raptors roster, incorporating four new starters while keeping a 10-man rotation happy en route to a second-place finish in the Eastern Conference.

NBA.com News
Apr 21, 2019

Curry goes cold, but no one notices
LOS ANGELES -- The world occasionally bears witness to rare phenomena: snowfall in early summer, the total solar eclipse, and yes, a pair of all-time great shooters who share three MVPs hitting nothing but rim in a not-quite-24-hour span across two series.

NBA.com News
Apr 21, 2019

Nets' Jared Dudley, 76ers' Jimmy Butler fined for on-court altercation
NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley and Philadelphia 76ers forward-guard Jimmy Butler have each been fined for their roles in an on-court altercation, it was announced Sunday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

NBA.com News
Apr 21, 2019

Nets GM fined, suspended for entering refs locker room
Nets general manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series.

NBA.com News
Apr 21, 2019

Q&A: Warriors' security guard assists on Curry's pregame tunnel shot, describes the genesis
There is no pregame ritual quite like the one executed by Stephen Curry, the two-time MVP guard whose shooting display has become must-see. When the doors open at Oracle Arena, hundreds of fans make a mad rush to the lower seats near the north basket to catch a glimpse of Curry in action before he takes action roughly an hour later at tipoff.

NBA.com News
Apr 21, 2019

Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan fined for throwing basketball
NEW YORK ??? San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $25,000 for recklessly throwing the basketball toward a game official and into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

NBA.com News
Apr 21, 2019

Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks suspended and fined
NEW YORK ??? Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the Referee Locker Room postgame, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, NBA League Operations.

NBA.com News
Apr 21, 2019

About Last Night: Harden's historic night can't derail Rockets
So, in the annals of demoralizing playoff defeats, where does this one rank?

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

76ers' crown jewel shines in Game 4
BROOKLYN ??? There were 256 players who played at least 1,000 minutes for a single team this season. For only one of the 256 could you say the following: His team was at least five points per 100 possessions better offensively and at least five points per 100 possessions better defensively with him on the floor than they were with him off the floor.

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

Jimmy Butler, Jared Dudley ejected after scuffle in Game 4
Jared Dudley didn't like the way Joel Embiid has been delivering fouls.

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

Blazers focused on execution, not emotion vs. Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY ??? For the record, Damian Lillard is here for all of it.

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

From retread to 'godsend', Bogut finds new life with Warriors
LOS ANGELES ??? Andrew Bogut came back to the Warriors expecting to wave a towel. Who knew he???d actually need one here in the playoffs?

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

Griffin active for Game 3 against Bucks
Detroit Pistons All-Star forward Blake Griffin has been activated for Game 3 of their first-round series with Milwaukee, potentially providing the Pistons with an unexpected lift as they attempt to dig out of a 2-0 hole.

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

Butler, Dudley ejected after scuffle in Game 4
Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley were ejected Saturday in the third quarter of Game 4 between Philadelphia and Brooklyn after a scuffle that spilled into the stands.

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

Embiid (left knee) returns to starting lineup for Game 4 vs. Nets
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is starting Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets after missing Game 3.

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

Q&A: Pat Connaughton enjoying the NBA lifestyle while keeping MLB option open
The game had been decided for a while when Pat Connaughton, a Milwaukee reserve guard, got Detroit???s Langston Galloway on his back for a post-up opportunity deep into the fourth quarter. Drawing instantly on his days back at St. John???s Prep in Danover, Mass., where Connaughton was both his high school team???s point guard and its most reliable big man, the Bucks player sensed where Galloway was defensively and deftly put up an 8-foot hook shot that made it 117-97, Milwaukee comfortably on its way to a 2-0 advantage in its first-round playoff series against the Pistons.

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

NBA rescinds technical on Durant, Clippers' Green
The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State's Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

About Last Night: Westbrook rocks 'Dame Time'
To watch at least. On the court, throughout this first-round series between the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers and No. 6 Oklahoma city Thunder, the competition between Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook seems a bit, ah ... intense.

NBA.com News
Apr 20, 2019

More than ever, Westbrook's legacy hinges on playoff success
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook???s greatness is an old debate he decided a few years ago by doing things no other player of his generation can do.

NBA.com News
Apr 19, 2019

NBA rescinds technicals on Warriors' Durant, Clippers' Green
The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State's Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

NBA.com News
Apr 19, 2019

Embiid listed as doubtful for Saturday's Game 4
The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Apr 19, 2019

Report: Wolves to discuss POBO opening with Billups, others
The Minnesota Timberwolves and former guard Chauncey Billups will soon meet to discuss a front-office job with the team.

NBA.com News
Apr 19, 2019

Report: Lakers meeting with Lue to discuss coaching vacancy
A familiar face from LeBron James' past is reportedly getting some face-to-face time with the Los Angeles Lakers' brass.

NBA.com News
Apr 19, 2019

Game follows claim: Durant reasserts his worth in Game 3 win
LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Durant had to remind everyone that he???s still Kevin Durant just in case y???all forgot he was Kevin Durant, so Kevin Durant dropped a performance Thursday that few players other than Kevin Durant can deliver.

NBA.com News
Apr 19, 2019

About Last Night: White's revenge
One game after being torched by Jamal Murray, who scored 22 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter in the Nuggets' Game 2 win over the Spurs, Derrick White showed up for Game 3 like a fire-breathing dragon. The result was a 118-108 home-court victory for the Spurs and a 2-1 series lead.

NBA.com News
Apr 19, 2019

With Embiid out, Redick weaves way to clutch performance
For most of this season, the Philadelphia 76ers' designated shooter was a better shooter when he shared the floor with center Joel Embiid. But with Embiid missing Game 3 of the Sixers' first round series against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, Redick scored more points than he did in Games 1 and 2 combined. And despite the absence of their most important player, the Sixers rolled to a 131-115 victory and took a 2-1 series lead.

NBA.com News
Apr 19, 2019

Spurs' latest diamond in the rough dominates Nuggets in Game 3
SAN ANTONIO ??? Derrick White doesn???t happen everywhere.

NBA.com News
Apr 18, 2019

Knee keeps Embiid sidelined for Game 3
After bouncing back to tie the series in Game 2, the Sixers will attempt to build momentum without Joel Embiid in Game 3.

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Apr 18, 2019

Mavericks' Hardaway Jr. has surgery on left leg
Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September.

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Apr 18, 2019

Hang Time Podcast: Recapping first week of NBA playoffs
John Schuhmann and I discuss every first-round series before pivotal Game 3s and 4s this weekend.

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Apr 18, 2019

Grizzlies' Anderson undergoes surgery on right shoulder
Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson has undergone surgery on his right shoulder.

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Apr 18, 2019

Sixers, Nets have issues to address as Game 3 approaches
The first round series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets has been the best offensive series of the postseason so far, with the two teams having combined to score 118 points per 100 possessions.

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Apr 18, 2019

Nets upset over laughing apology from Embiid, Simmons
The Brooklyn Nets made it clear: they were not being the big fans of how postgame treatment Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons gave to Embiid's elbow of Jarrett Allen in Game 2 of their playoff series.

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Apr 18, 2019

Rockets playing with an edge, but Jazz have yet to challenge them
HOUSTON -- Given their most recent playoff history, the Houston Rockets would be the first to attest to the folly of peeking ahead at what???s to come before finishing the business at hand.

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Apr 18, 2019

Clippers putting on showcase for franchise-changing free agents
LOS ANGELES -- There???s a word in the NBA dictionary for when a player is showcased before the rest of the league to inflate his value and make him tempting for a new team, and that word is ??? well, showcased.

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Apr 18, 2019

About Last Night: Celtics streak past Pacers
The Boston Celtics needed not one, but two big runs to put away the Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night.

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Apr 18, 2019

Bucks use second-half defense, discipline to throttle Pistons in Game 2
MILWAUKEE -- Coaches look for teachable moments. Players look for blowouts and laughers and games they can win with one or two quarters to spare.

NBA.com News
Apr 17, 2019

Clippers putting on showcase for franchise-changing free agent
LOS ANGELES -- There???s a word in the NBA dictionary for when a player is showcased before the rest of the league to inflate his assets and hike his value and make him tempting for a new team, and that word is ??? well, showcased.

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Apr 17, 2019

Griffin misses Game 2 against Bucks due to sore knee
MILWAUKEE -- The Detroit Pistons say Blake Griffin will be out of the lineup for the second game of the team's first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Apr 17, 2019

Memphis Grizzlies name Rich Cho vice president of basketball strategy, Glen Grunwald senior advisor
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday named Rich Cho as Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Glen Grunwald as Senior Advisor within the franchise???s basketball operations department.

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Apr 17, 2019

Griffin ruled out for Game 2 with left knee injury
Despite taking part in the Detroit Pistons' shootaround Wednesday, Blake Griffin is listed as inactive for Game 2 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Apr 17, 2019

Celtics' Horford (illness) available for Game 2
The Boston Celtics likely won't have to worry about building on their 1-0 first-round series lead without one of their top players.

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Apr 17, 2019

Cousins won't need surgery, but unlikely to return this postseason
Center DeMarcus Cousins is unlikely to return this postseason for the Golden State Warriors yet won't require surgery on his torn left quadriceps muscle.

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Apr 17, 2019

Pelicans' Griffin hopeful Davis will want to stay put
New Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin didn't hesitate to take on the Anthony Davis trade issue that has been hanging over New Orleans' for months.

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Apr 17, 2019

Pistons' Griffin (knee) still questionable for Game 2
* Tonight on NBA TV: Game 2, Pistons vs. Bucks (8 ET)

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Apr 17, 2019

Celtics' Horford (illness) questionable for Game 2
The Boston Celtics may have to build on their 1-0 first-round series lead without one of their top players.

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Apr 17, 2019

LeBron to serve as executive producer for boxing documentary series
LeBron James is getting into the boxing business.

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Apr 17, 2019

About Last Night: Malone shows faith in Murray
With a 19-point lead late in the third quarter, it sure looked like the San Antonio Spurs were headed back to San Antonio with with 2-0 series lead.

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Apr 17, 2019

About Last Night: Nuggets coach shows faith in Murray
With a 19-point lead late in the third quarter, it sure looked like the San Antonio Spurs were headed back to San Antonio with with 2-0 series lead.

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Apr 16, 2019

Bucks look to avoid Warrior-like misstep versus Pistons in Game 2
MILWAUKEE -- Tough lessons go down a little easier when the other guy is paying the tuition. The Milwaukee Bucks have been auditing a class in playoff do???s and don???ts for a few days now, learning things that other students haven???t exactly heeded.

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Apr 16, 2019

Warriors' Cousins has torn left quadriceps
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins may have seen his first playoff run end after just two games played.

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Apr 16, 2019

Cousins' Game 2 injury causes him, Warriors some more pain
OAKLAND, Calif. -- He is moody and conditioned to be suspicious, personality quirks that set DeMarcus Cousins apart from a majority of human beings, not just NBA players. In the basketball bubble in which he works, referees and reporters are necessary evils and he often sees enemies where none exist, which add to his complexity.

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Apr 16, 2019

Reports: Warriors' Cousins has torn left quadriceps
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins may have seen his first playoff run end after just two games played.

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Apr 16, 2019

Cousins' Game 2 injury could cause him, Warriors more pain
OAKLAND, Calif. -- He is moody and conditioned to be suspicious, personality quirks that set DeMarcus Cousins apart from a majority of human beings, not just NBA players. In the basketball bubble in which he works, referees and reporters are necessary evils and he often sees enemies where none exist, which add to his complexity.

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Apr 16, 2019

Perseverance pays off (again) for Clippers in Game 2 rally
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The greatest comeback ever in the NBA playoffs doesn???t just happen. No, to rise from the mat after falling behind by 31 points in the third quarter, history must be created -- much like a work of art or a perfect melody or a four-course meal that satisfies every single taste bud.

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Apr 16, 2019

About Last Night: Clippers make history
The LA Clippers pulled off the greatest comeback in NBA playoff history on Monday, rallying from 31 points down midway through the third quarter to shock the Golden State Warriors in Game 2, 135-131.

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Apr 16, 2019

Embiid, Simmons get aggressive and Game 2 gets ugly for Nets
The Philadelphia 76ers got booed off the floor in their own building in Game 1 on Saturday. They were up just one point at halftime of Game 2, fortunate that Joel Embiid didn't get ejected late in the second quarter for a violent elbow to the head of Jarrett Allen.

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Apr 16, 2019

Cousins suffers 'significant' left quad injury in Game 2
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins made an early exit from Monday's Game 2 against the LA Clippers, suffering a left quadricep injury while tumbling after a loose ball with 8 1/2 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

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Apr 15, 2019

Cousins exits Game 2 vs. Clippers with left quad injury
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins made an early exit from Monday's Game 2 against the LA Clippers, suffering a left quad injury while tumbling after a loose ball with 8 1/2 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

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Apr 15, 2019

Gametime decision: Embiid in for 76ers, Dudley out for Brooklyn
After being limited to 24 minutes in the Philadelphia 76ers' Game 1 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, All-Star center Joel Embiid -- a gametime decision heading into Monday's action -- will return to the starting lineup for Game 2.

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Apr 15, 2019

Zion Williamson declares for NBA Draft
Duke Blue Devils freshman Zion Williamson announced his decision to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft on Monday.

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Apr 15, 2019

DeMar DeRozan raises game another level in San Antonio
The thinking of DeMar DeRozan before joining San Antonio: Shoot.

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Apr 15, 2019

Enes Kanter making most of second chance with Blazers
Looking back on it now, the Trail Blazers were clearly smart to pick up Enes Kanter after he was waived by the New York Knicks.

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Apr 15, 2019

LeBron responds to Barkley's 'Inside The NBA' invitation
The first season in Los Angeles hardly went as planned for LeBron James, as he and the Lakers missed out on the 2019 NBA playoffs.

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Apr 15, 2019

LeBron responds to Barkely's 'Inside The NBA' invitation
The first season in Los Angeles hardly went as planned for LeBron James, as he and the Lakers missed out on the 2019 NBA playoffs.

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Apr 15, 2019

2019 NBA Playoffs: First-Round Schedule and Matchups
The 2019 NBA Playoffs will begin on Saturday, April 13. Here is the full schedule for the 2019 NBA first round:

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Apr 15, 2019

Hang Time Podcast: Recapping first weekend of 2019 NBA playoffs
John Schuhmann and I break down all of the action from the first weekend of the 2019 NBA playoffs.

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Apr 15, 2019

Report: Cavs to interview assistants Mosley, Howard for coaching job
The first two coaching candidates set to interview with the Cavaliers have no NBA head coaching experience.

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Apr 15, 2019

Kings officially hire Luke Walton as coach
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings hired Luke Walton as their coach Monday, just days after the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways with him following three losing seasons.

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Apr 15, 2019

Kings officially hire Walton as coach
SACRAMENTO -- Today, Sacramento Kings General Manager Vlade Divac named Luke Walton as the team???s new head coach. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Apr 15, 2019

Dunk HQ: Countdown of the best slams of 2018-19
(April 15) -- What's more inevitable: Settling your tab on Tax Day or a Greek Freak unthinkable basketball feat?

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Apr 15, 2019

NBA Draft Lottery: Schedule, odds and how it works
The NBA Draft Lottery determines the order of selection for the NBA Draft. Here's how it works:

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Apr 15, 2019

Report: Griffin could miss entire Bucks-Pistons series
If the Pistons are to salvage any hope following their Game 1 debacle to the Bucks, they may have to do it without any help from Blake Griffin. Vince Goodwill of Yahoo Sports writes that the six-time All-Star's ailing left knee could keep him out of the first round altogether.

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Apr 15, 2019

Former Suns coach John MacLeod dies at 81
PHOENIX (AP) ??? John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81.

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Apr 15, 2019

About Last Night: Blazers still trying, now winning
The Blazers' early-round frustrations are well documented, and due at least -- in part -- to unlucky draws. Portland's 2016 and 2017 postseason runs both ended at the hands of the Warriors, understandable losses to all but the most stubborn.

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Apr 15, 2019

Griffin injury puts Pistons in impossible situation
This was going to be daunting enough for the Detroit Pistons, the last team to qualify for the NBA postseason matched up in a 1-8 first-round series where the talent and achievement gap between them and the Milwaukee Bucks is a chasm.

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Apr 15, 2019

Suns mourn passing of former coach John MacLeod
John MacLeod, the winningest coach in Suns history, passed away on Sunday at the age of 81. The architect of Phoenix's run to the 1976 NBA Finals, MacLeod coached the team from 1975 through 1987, accumulating a franchise record 579 wins along with the team's first division and conference championships.

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Apr 14, 2019

Durant's Game 1 ejection latest evidence of recent heel turn
OAKLAND, Calif. ??? He stood over the fallen foe and sneered at him, daring him to get up, all that testosterone and chest sticking out to invite a conflict and send a buzz through the crowd.

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Apr 14, 2019

Pistons' Blake Griffin out for Game 1 vs. Bucks
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin will not play in Game 1 of the team's first-round playoff series against Milwaukee because of a left knee injury, coach Dwane Casey said.

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Apr 14, 2019

Reports: Lakers to meet with 76ers' Williams, also interested in Lue
Looking for a new head coach, the Lakers are planning to travel East to meet with 76ers assistant Monty Williams between Games 2 and 3 of their first-round playoff series with the Nets, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

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