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NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors, Round IV

When it became apparent that the Cleveland Cavaliers were going to beat the Celtics in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James looked like Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant after he was mauled by a bear. The only difference being that it LeBron came out as the victor. The roar of the best…

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NBA on Sling: What To Watch For This Week

Kevin Durant reaches 20,000 Golden State’s Kevin Durant needed only 25 points against the Clippers on Wednesday night to reach 20,000 for his career. “The Durantula” dropped 40 in the Warriors’ loss, becoming the second-youngest player behind Cleveland’s Lebron James to reach the milestone. He followed that up on Friday by outdueling Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo…

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DeMar DeRozan Leads Raptors As Cavs Struggle At Halfway Point

With apologies to Vince Carter, DeMar DeRozan might be doing more right now to earn the “Air Canada” nickname. Coming off a 35-point performance in an OT win against Brooklyn on Monday night, the reigning eastern conference player of the week has sparked the Raptors’ already high-flying offense during their recent five-game winning streak, including…

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Injury Bug Bites Clippers While Steph Curry Does Steph Curry Things

The Clippers Can’t Stay Healthy The last time the Clippers and Warriors met, an errant JaVale McGee elbow sent Clippers big man Blake Griffin sprawling to the floor with what was later diagnosed as a concussion, who will miss an undetermined amount of time as he goes through the league’s concussion protocol. This will be the…

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As Embiid Goes, So Go the Sixers

Rockets and Celtics Both Desperate for a W The Houston Rockets have dropped three in a row, losing to the Lakers, Clippers, and Thunder, and dropping into the second place in the West, behind the Warriors. The Celtics have dropped 6 of their last 11, as their lead in the East slowly vanishes, with the Raptors…

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Santa Claus To Deliver Cavs vs Warriors Showdown

Celtics Nearly Stumble (again), But Defense (again) Saves the Day After jumping out to a 16-2 start, the Celtics have gone 10-5, which is still very good, but not “Devourer of Worlds” good. They recently dropped three-of-five games, and nearly lost again on Monday after blowing a 19-point lead over the Pacers to go down…

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What To Know About The NBA This Week

Kawhi Leonard Back in Action San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is finally poised to make his 2017-2018 debut after missing his team’s first 27 games with right quad tendinopathy. The Spurs have played well in his absence, going 19-8, good enough for third in the west, by playing some of the stingiest, defense in…

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What To Know in NBA This Week: Curry Out, Durant Ejected, Simmons Rising

Curry Out Two Weeks Steph Curry messed up his ankle lunging for a steal against E’Twaun Moore, accidentally landing on the New Orleans guard’s foot. The mishap occurred with about a minute left to play in the Warriors’ 125-115 victory over the Pelicans, and forced Curry to leave the arena on crutches and sporting a…