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LeBron James attacks NBA hypocrisy after Barnes learns of trade mid-game

News breaks of trade during Mavericks’ win over HornetsKevin Durant unhappy about reports of move to KnicksHarrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento during…

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Knicks and Mavericks agree trade for ‘unicorn’ Kristaps Porzingis, say reports

Dennis Smith Jr and DeAndre Jordan part of dealNews of deal comes as NBA trade deadline approachesThe Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a surprise trade for one of the most talented young players in the NBA, the New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, accor…

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Luka Doncic’s genius has managed to make a great NBA rookie class look average

The 2018 draft-class may well end up being one of the greatest in history. But they risk being eclipsed by the Slovenian teenagerPoor Marvin Bagley. The bouncy one-and-done Duke big man went second overall in the 2018 NBA draft and so far he is having …

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Hornets’ Walker hits 60 in defeat while Warriors suffer fourth loss in six games

Jimmy Butler secures win for 76ers as time expiresLuka Doncic gives Dallas glimpse of future against WarriorsJimmy Butler, in his third game with the 76ers, drained a three-pointer as time expired in overtime and Philadelphia overcame an NBA season-hig…

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Mark Cuban to donate $10m after probe into Mavericks’ workplace culture

Mavericks’ owner to pay $10m to women’s groups after probeNBA will require staffing and policy changes for Dallas clubDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced Wednesday he will contribute $10m to help further the cause of women in sports and raise a…

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Mark Cuban: NBA’s populist billionaire hit hard as scandal envelops Mavericks

As allegations of sexual harassment and violence at the franchise, the Mavs owner appears to be either complicit or incompetentThis was how Mark Cuban fared last week: fined a colossal sum for being too honest, the day after a report of grotesque behav…

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Dirk Nowitzki: harassment and assault claims against Mavericks are ‘heartbreaking’

SI report details allegations of violence within franchiseOwner Mark Cuban has launched independent investigationDallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has expressed his dismay after a Sports Illustrated investigation alleged the franchise is a hostile wo…

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Dallas Mavericks investigate claims franchise is hostile workplace for women

Sports Illustrated prints allegations of harassment and domestic abuseOwner Mark Cuban admits team has a problem that needs fixingThe Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team preside…

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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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‘It wasn’t even basketball’: security step in as tempers flare at Rockets v Mavs

  • Trevor Ariza attempts to confront Salah Mejri outside locker room
  • Andrew Bogut and James Harden clash on court in Houston win

James Harden was called for one of the eight technicals in a game that turned tense when Dallas center Andrew Bogut received a flagrant foul on a hard screen that staggered Houston’s star guard.

Despite 34 points and an easy 123-107 victory that completed a four-game season sweep of the last-place Mavericks on Tuesday night, Harden wasn’t happy.

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NBA tanking may be traumatic but it works

The Dallas Mavericks have said they will not stoop to tanking but most fans would happily undergo pain in return for a little successWhen I read that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will not allow his abysmal 3-13 basketball team to succumb to the da…

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Dancing basketball fan in loud sweater lights up game – video

An energetic Golden State Warriors fan shows off her moves at a game in Oakland, California, on Wednesday. Robin Schreiber, a season ticket holder for 28 years, later said she was just trying to cheer people up after the election result. The Golden Sta…

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NBA free agency winners and losers: the Warriors’ title hopes and KD’s likeability

Kevin Durant has made the Golden State Warriors the biggest winners of free agency, who were the others?

This offseason was always going to hinge on what Kevin Durant would do when he hit free agency. Durant’s surprise decision to sign a two-year, $54.3m deal with the Golden State Warriors could end up altering the league just as much as LeBron James’s decision to join the Miami Heat back in 2010. Durant’s shocking announcement came while the league was still adjusting to the new realities brought about by a salary cap. Some have found their situations greatly improved by the events of the last few days. Others, particularly those who hail from the Oklahoma City area, not so much.

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Chris Paul breaks hand in Clippers’ playoff loss to Trail Blazers

  • Blake Grffin also injured as Portland tie series
  • Thunder breeze past Mavericks and take series 4-1
  • Kemba Walker stars as Hornets even Heat series 2-2

Chris Paul broke a bone in his right hand midway through the third quarter and left the Clippers’ Game 4 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

It was not clear exactly how the nine-time All-Star was injured, but it appeared he may have bent his wrist awkwardly when defending Portland’s Gerald Henderson on a layup. “He’ll get evaluated, but it obviously doesn’t look very good,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said after the Blazers’ 98-84 victory evened the series at two games apiece.

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James Harden winner lifts Houston Rockets past Golden State Warriors

  • Rockets upend top-seeded Warriors to close deficit in first-round series
  • Durant’s 34 points lift Thunder to 131-102 win over Dallas Mavericks
  • Lowry and DeRozan lead Toronto Raptors to 101-85 victory in Indiana

Houston’s James Harden scored 35 points, including the game-winner with 2.7 seconds left, as the Rockets capitalized on Stephen Curry’s absence to beat Golden State 97-96 on Thursday, narrowing the deficit in their NBA first-round playoff series to 2-1.

The other two series contested Thursday also stand at 2-1, as Oklahoma City comfortably beat Dallas, and Toronto won at Indiana.

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Stephen Curry’s ankle shouldn’t worry Warriors, other playoff teams aren’t so lucky

The Warriors are merely being cautious with Steph Curry while other teams’ injuries might end up having a bigger impact

This may sound strange, but the Golden State Warriors’ most logical course of action could involve sitting their best player for the remainder of their series against the Houston Rockets. Stephen Curry, the reigning MVP, did not play in Monday night’s Game 2 after tweaking his ankle in the series opener. While the injury, at this point, doesn’t seem to be too serious, the Warriors are being super-cautious with their star player. It’s hard to blame them, especially since the postseason is only a few days old and there are already signs that some teams won’t be able to overcome injuries to key players.

“We will definitely err on the side of caution,” Kerr said on Monday, “if he’s not right, then he’s not going to play. It’s not worth risking turning this into a long-term issue.”

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Klay Thompson steps up as Warriors beat Rockets without Stephen Curry

  • NBA MVP misses playoff game because of ankle injury
  • Mavericks edge past Thunder to tie their series
  • Raptors end post-season losing streak against Pacers

As Stephen Curry waved his arms to ignite the crowd and coached from the bench when he could do little else, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors’ supporting cast proved they can win on the playoff stage without the NBA MVP.

They would rather have him, of course, but the defending champions have believed in their depth all along. Golden State played short-handed down the stretch of the regular season on the way to a record 73 wins.

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Is Kevin Durant and the Thunder’s championship window closing for good?

Oklahoma City have been struggling, and Kevin Durant is a free agent this summer. The chances of them winning the NBA title are drifting away

On Sunday, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 104-96, although it was a far from convincing win. In the fourth quarter, Milwaukee were able to cut the Thunder’s 21-point lead all the way down to two, turning what could have been a much-needed blowout into a nailbiter. Even in victory, the Thunder weren’t able to quieten fears that the Thunder’s championship window could be closing.

Before Sunday’s win, the Thunder were on a 1-4 skid highlighted by a series of brutal losses. First came February’s game against the Golden State Warriors where they held a four-point lead with 14.5 seconds left in regulation. After allowing a quick lay-up, the Thunder were called for a foul that allowed Andre Iguodala to tie the game with just 0.7 seconds left on the clock. In overtime, Steph Curry hit an improbable game-winner.

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DeAndre Jordan backs out of Mavericks move and stays with Clippers

  • Center signs deal estimated at $87m
  • Team-mates help persuade player to stay in California

DeAndre Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word. Then he gave the Los Angeles Clippers his signature.

After a Clippers contingent including Blake Griffin, JJ Redick, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers descended on Jordan’s home in Houston on Wednesday night for a last-ditch push to keep their defensive pillar, Jordan backed out of a verbal agreement with the Mavericks to stay with the only NBA home he’s ever had.

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NBA free agency: Spurs win the off-season, and Detroit acts dumb again

Hunter Felt take a look at the winners (the Spurs, the Warriors) and losers (the Knicks, the Pistons) in the busiest week in NBA free agency history

Under normal circumstances, it would be premature to start judging basketball teams’ off-seasons here in early July. These are not normal circumstances.

Despite the fact that NBA free agency officially kicked off at midnight last Wednesday, we’ve already seen 90% of the transactions. By Monday night, Yahoo Sports’ Eric Freeman could only list 13 available free agents who could potentially be difference makers. Under these conditions it’s not at all too early to start separating the winners from the losers.

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