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Kevin Durant reacts to death of Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach – video

Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant, reacts to news of the death of Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Durant told reporters that, ‘the whole NBA family is supporting him, got his back through it all … feel so bad fo…

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NBA playoffs: Warriors race past Spurs as Heat end Sixers’ 17-game win streak

Golden State stake two-games-to-none lead over San AntonioDwyane Wade scores 28 off bench as Heat tie series at one-allEmbiid on Instagram: “fucking sick and tired of being babied”Kevin Durant sparked a decisive third-quarter run on the way to 32 point…

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Cavaliers stunned at home by Pacers in playoff opener as Celtics survive thriller

Pacers shock Cavaliers despite triple-double by LeBron JamesLoss ends streak of 21 consecutive first-round wins for JamesCeltics survive wild finish to top Bucks in overtime in Game 1Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleve…

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NBA playoffs: first-round matchups set on dramatic final night of regular season

Timberwolves defeat Nuggets in overtime for final berth in WestSixers win franchise-record 16th straight game to clinch No3 seedThe NBA playoffs that start this weekend already have an extremely tough act to follow.The regular season ended with a flour…

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Lakers’ Andre Ingram shines in hard-won NBA debut after 10 years in minors

G League call-up scores 19 in ‘unbelievable’ NBA debutLakers’ 32-year-old rookie toiled for 10 seasons in minors Ingram has scored fifth-most points in G League historyChris Paul warmly greeted Andre Ingram when the 32-year-old guards both arrived at t…

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Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving needs left knee surgery and will miss playoffs

Five-time NBA All-Star out for season and playoffs, ESPN saysIrving was acquired from Cavaliers in blockbuster summer dealKyrie Irving, the Boston Celtics’ All-Star point guard, will need surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the regular season…

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Zeke Upshaw of Grand Rapids Drive dies aged 26 after collapsing during game

Player was part of Detroit Pistons affiliate team in G-LeagueUpshaw was taken to hospital after incident on SaturdayZeke Upshaw, a player with the Detroit Pistons’ G-League affiliate The Grand Rapids Drive, has died two days after collapsing during a g…

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Raptors, Rockets or revolts? The biggest threats to the Cavaliers-Warriors duopoly

Cleveland are the weakest they’ve been in years while Golden State are not the invincibles they once were. How likely is the old guard to change?Less than three weeks remain in the NBA regular season and the injury-ravaged Golden State Warriors have lo…

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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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Tyronn Lue takes time off as Cavaliers coach after ‘troubling symptoms’

40-year-old has been forced to leave games this season due to healthCleveland Cavaliers have experienced turbulent seasonThe Cleveland Cavaliers’ already turbulent season has hit another bump with the team’s coach, Tyronn Lue, deciding to take time off…

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Kevin Love: panic attack forced me to leave Cleveland Cavaliers game

NBA All-Star said attack came during game against Hawks last yearLove said he did not speak up due to fear of being seen as ‘weak’NBA All-Star Kevin Love has revealed he suffered a panic attack during a game this season as he seeks to bring attention t…

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Cheers for Kobe Bryant’s Oscar win were a jarring twist in the MeToo era

James Franco was missing from the Oscars ceremony after allegations of sexual misconduct. So why did a basketball star accused of rape win plaudits?A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of participating in a Time’s Up discussion with women from var…

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Kobe Bryant’s Dear Basketball wins best animated short film at Oscars 2018

Former NBA star wins Academy award for short he wrote and narrated, despite controversy over historic sexual assault allegationFormer NBA star Kobe Bryant has become an unlikely Oscar winner after Dear Basketball, which he wrote and narrated, won the 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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Five years ago Stephen Curry’s 54-point game helped redefine the NBA

LeBron James is this era’s best player, but the Warriors guard has become its defining one. In February 2013, we saw a glimpse of the league’s futureWhatever debate once existed has long since been put to rest: the NBA is a three-point league. Teams ar…

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Cleveland Cavaliers launch investigation after fan racially abuses Patty Mills

Australian taunted with references to Jamaican bobsleigh teamCavs are reviewing video footage of game to identify fanThe Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to identify a fan who racially taunted San Antonio guard Patty Mills. Mills, who is Australian and o…

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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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Fergie’s ‘sexy’ NBA All-Star anthem rendition leaves America chuckling

Singer ripped after sultry performance of Star-Spangled BannerRendition compared to Jessica Rabbit and Marilyn MonroeThe NBA has been trying in vain for a number of year’s to ramp up interest in the All-Star game, it’s annual exhibition of the league’s…

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LeBron James responds to Fox host’s controversial ‘shut up and dribble’ comment

Laura Ingraham attacked NBA star for criticism of Donald TrumpMany saw hosts comments as filled with racist undertonesLeBron James has responded to what many perceived as racist comments from Fox News host Laura Ingraham.After the NBA star had said Don…