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NBA postpones media sessions in China as rift over Hong Kong tweet simmers

Pre-season games in Shanghai and Shenzen also in doubtCompanies cut ties with league after argument over free speechThe NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains uncl…

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‘Some days I hate the NBA’: Kevin Durant reflects on relationship with basketball

10-time All Star says end of time with Thunder was painful30-year-old says business side of game is wearingKevin Durant, one of the NBA’s best – and most polarizing – players has spoken about his ambivalent feelings towards the league.The 30-year-old l…

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Brooklyn Nets’ Wilson Chandler hit with 25-game ban for positive drug test

Chandler, 32, faces 25-game ban for positive Ipamorelin testBrooklyn signed forward as free agent during busy offseasonThe NBA suspended Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler for 25 games for violating the league’s anti-drug program. Related: Jeremy Li…

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Clippers’ coup to Lakers’ lament: NBA free-agency winners and losers

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets just got a whole lot better during free agency, but things weren’t as great for their cross-city rivalsWhile other leagues like to take their time when it comes to free agency, the NBA gets things done in …

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Kevin Durant’s Nets move changes everything except the Knicks’ incompetence

Within hours of NBA free-agency starting, the NBA’s landscape changed. So it’s reassuring that the Knicks still have no idea how to run a basketball teamKevin Durant is taking his talents to Brooklyn. His time as a star on the most dominant NBA team of…

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Kevin Durant to join Nets in shock move with Kyrie Irving reported to follow

Former NBA MVP joins Brooklyn after titles with WarriorsESPN report Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan to followDurant like to miss entire 2019-20 season with torn achillesThe Brooklyn Nets appear to have turned themselves from outsiders to NBA contenders…

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Lillard’s 37-foot buzzer-beater seals Blazers’ NBA playoff series over Thunder

Portland send Oklahoma City out of postseason in five games76ers and Raptors also seal playoff series on Tuesday nightDamian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers elimin…

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The NBA playoffs: all 16 contenders reviewed and ranked

As the postseason tips off over the weekend, will the Warriors take a third straight title or can Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks step up?It feels incredibly strange to look at the NBA playoffs and realize that, for the first time what seems like a lifet…

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Harden scores 58 in loss to Nets as Cousins to debut for ‘most hated’ Warriors

Brooklyn Nets 145-142 Houston Rockets (OT)New Orleans Pelicans 140-147 Golden State WarriorsToronto Raptors 108-117 Boston CelticsSpencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden…

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Dwight Howard becomes just eighth player to grab 30 points and 30 rebounds in a game

Howard helps Hornets storm back to victory against NetsLast player to achieve feat was Kevin Love in 2010Dwight Howard had 32 points and a franchise-record 30 rebounds, becoming just the eighth player in league history with a 30-30 game, as the Hornets…

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NBA trade deadline: the winners (Pelicans) and losers (Kings)

The New Orleans Pelicans took a step forward, the Sacramento Kings took a step back, the LA Lakers hit the reset button – and the Boston Celtics went nowhere

Heading into NBA trade deadline day, there was a very real fear that the biggest move of the year had already been made. But while nothing was likely to top the New Orleans Pelicans’ deal for DeMarcus Cousins, there was still plenty of talk that either the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler or the Indiana Pacers’ Paul George could find their way to a contender before the 3pm ET deadline.

Related: NBA trade deadline day: Mavericks get Noel from 76ers – as it happened

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Jeremy Lin heads back to New York to join Brooklyn Nets

Lin, 27, signs three-year deal reportedly worth $36mFormer Charlotte guard reunited with Nets coach Kenny Atkinson Jeremy Lin is returning to New York: the former Charlotte point guard has agreed to a three-year, $36m deal with the Brooklyn Nets.Lin co…

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NBA trade deadline: the winners and losers

The Suns sent Markieff Morris to Washington, the Nets got a new GM, but it was a better day for fans of clever accounting tricks than fans of actual basketball

After last year’s hectic trade deadline, there was hope that there would be a similar amount of action this year. Instead, the basketball world looked mostly the same on Thursday at 3.01pm as it did on Wednesday around that time, a reminder that the NBA trade deadline almost always disappoints. Still, even if Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Pau Gasol and Al Horford all stayed put, enough happened yesterday that we can label a few winners and losers.

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The Nets are a total disaster – and John Calipari would be crazy to join

The Brooklyn Nets let go of Lionel Hollins and Billy King, but their problems are squarely the fault of the organization and Mikhail Prokhorov’s short-termism

The Brooklyn Nets are making major moves, but don’t take that to mean they are changing directions. On Sunday, in the midst of one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the Nets dismissed head coach Lionel Hollins and “re-assigned” general manager Billy King. Any hopes among Nets fans that these personnel moves signaled a change in team philosophy dissipated when owner Mikhail Prokhorov held a press conference the following day.

Related: Kobe Bryant’s ‘light-skinned’ remark hints at NBA’s peculiar racial politics

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NBA semi-finals: Is there any way the Grizzlies can stop the Warriors?

Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks fall to 0-1; Los Angeles Clippers will face Houston Rockets after eliminating the San Antonio Spurs in dramatic Game 7; Chicago Bulls prepare to face Love-less Cleveland Cavaliers

Now that it’s over, we can be honest: the first round of the NBA playoffs was something of a bust, salvaged only by the instant classic seven-game series played between the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs. But, hey, maybe that just means that the postseason won’t peak early this year, right?

Well, maybe, assuming that it doesn’t instead devolve into a battle of attrition. While the quality of play should improve in this second round – the absence of the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors can only make things more interesting – it’s not promising that the surviving teams have apparently had to sacrifice players to the Basketball Gods to make it to the second round. The course of this postseason may end up being entirely dependent on the health, or lack thereof, of players like Kevin Love, Chris Paul, Bradley Beal and Mike Conley.

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The NBA playoffs have been pretty boring – but there are signs of life

Paul Pierce and the Wizards embarrass Toronto; Rose and Rondo return to the postseason, and the Spurs, Trail Blazers and Clippers seek to split their series

So far, the NBA playoffs have felt underwhelming. Maybe because seven of the eight first-round series weren’t settled until the very last day of the regular season. Or maybe there have been too many teams taking 2-0 leads in this first round. However, there are some intriguing plotlines developing:

Brad Stevens on D on LBJ/Kyrie: “We made those guys earn everything they got, and I think that’s a step in the right direction from Game 1.”

We haven’t done particularly well against Toronto, but I don’t feel they have the ‘it’ that makes you worried.

In the NBA playoffs, home teams playing in the United States are 11-0. Home teams playing Canada are 0-2.

Come in fellows..no heroics …Who is holding Gordon..hell somebody man is open!

Come on Dubs…go to HOLE AND DRAW SOME FOULS! I DONT WANT TO HEAR Barkley’s MOUTH!

They BETTER COME ON….they are allowing AD to work out! I’m getting PISSED!

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The NBA playoffs have been pretty boring – but there are signs of life

Paul Pierce and the Wizards embarrass Toronto; Rose and Rondo return to the postseason, and the Spurs, Trail Blazers and Clippers seek to split their series

So far, the NBA playoffs have felt underwhelming. Maybe because seven of the eight first-round series weren’t settled until the very last day of the regular season. Or maybe there have been too many teams taking 2-0 leads in this first round. However, there are some intriguing plotlines developing:

Brad Stevens on D on LBJ/Kyrie: “We made those guys earn everything they got, and I think that’s a step in the right direction from Game 1.”

We haven’t done particularly well against Toronto, but I don’t feel they have the ‘it’ that makes you worried.

In the NBA playoffs, home teams playing in the United States are 11-0. Home teams playing Canada are 0-2.

Come in fellows..no heroics …Who is holding Gordon..hell somebody man is open!

Come on Dubs…go to HOLE AND DRAW SOME FOULS! I DONT WANT TO HEAR Barkley’s MOUTH!

They BETTER COME ON….they are allowing AD to work out! I’m getting PISSED!

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Much remains undecided entering final day of NBA regular season

The Boston Celtics complete improbable playoff push, the Indiana Pacers hold upper hand over the Brooklyn Nets, while Thabo Sefolosha sues the NYPD

It’s the last day of the NBA’s regular season, and there’s still way too much left to be decided when it comes to the upcoming playoffs. Seven out of the eight first-round matchups, in fact. At the beginning of the season, we could only hope that there would be meaningful games being played until the very end of the season. The Basketball Gods have, perhaps, over-delivered.

In the broadcast, Ainge tells Mike&Tommy basically that the deal to get Thomas was so good, it outweighed the risk of falling out of lottery

The Grizzlies are eliminated from division-title contention, and cannot gain the No. 2 seed. It’s a pretty stunning collapse from a team that looked certain to finish in a top-three spot only two weeks ago. But their late schedule, injuries and the Spurs have conspired against Memphis.

The Clippers cannot finish sixth, the best they can finish is second. They clinched no-worse-than-third with their win over the Suns Tuesday.

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Related: Why Stephen Curry, not James Harden, is this year’s NBA MVP

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Pelicans overtake Thunder for final playoff spot as race goes down to wire

Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets seek to crash the Eastern Conference playoffs; Paul George returns to the Indiana Pacers; the San Antonio Spurs rattle the Golden State Warriors

With the NCAA tournament now firmly in the past, it’s time to turn our attention squarely on the level of basketball where players actually get paid for their work. Welcome to the last two weeks of the NBA regular season which are, for those teams desperately trying to stave off elimination, the playoffs to get into the playoffs.

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NBA playoff picture comes into focus

Thunder still in position to make playoffs; Nets sneak back in the Western Conference postseason picture; Rockets lose Patrick Beverley; NBA addresses controversial new law

Before this NBA season began it looked like the Western Conference was stacked and the Eastern Conference would be a complete muddle. As the playoff picture starts to come in focus, those predictions are turning out to be, if anything, too conservative.

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.@GovPenceIN, is it going to be legal for someone to discriminate against me & others when we come to the #FinalFour? http://t.co/uBlKbIf8YK

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