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Steve Kerr ejected as Warriors’ winning streak ends at hands of Blazers

Golden State Warriors 107-129 Portland Trail BlazersIsaiah Thomas makes long-awaited NBA return for NuggetsWith a drama-filled victory over the Warriors that included the ejection of Golden State coach Steve Kerr, the Portland Trail Blazers got a confi…

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Remarkable Russell Westbrook sets NBA record with 10th-straight triple-double

Thunder guard passes Wilt Chamberlain’s mark from 1968Achievement helps Oklahoma City to ninth win in 10 gamesChalk up another triple-double record for Russell Westbrook. Westbrook set an NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double, Paul George sco…

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‘Yeah you, grow up’: Kevin Durant attacks media for free agency speculation – video

After the Golden State Warriors’ win over San Antonio, power forward Kevin Durant had a contentious exchange with media during the press conference. Durant told one reporter to “grow up” when questioned about the impending free agency deadline and…

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NBA trade deadline: Former No1 pick Fultz to Magic as Gasol heads to Raptors

Eastern Conference leading Bucks acquire Nikola MiroticMarkelle Fultz has struggled so far during NBA careerFormer No1 overall pick Markelle Fultz has a new home, going from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Orlando Magic according to multiple sources as t…

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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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Five-time All-Star John Wall set to miss at least a year after fall at home

Twenty-eight year-old to have surgery on ruptured achillesWall was already out for season following heel surgeryThe Washington Wizards’ John Wall, one of the most talented players in the NBA, will miss at least a year after a fall at his home.The five-…

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Tearful Rudy Gobert misses out on million-dollar bonus with All-Star snub

Jazz center moved to tears by All-Star snub, loss of $1m bonusGobert, 26, says omission suggests lack of value for defenseUtah Jazz center and reigning NBA defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert was moved to tears Friday when discussing his disappoin…

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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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NBA roundup: Warriors edge past Celtics to record 10th win in a row

Kevin Durant scores 33 points in 115-111 victoryNikola Jokic posts triple-double as Nuggets beat 76ersAfter beating the Lakers without LeBron James and the Wizards without John Wall, the Golden State Warriors were eager to test themselves against a ful…

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NBA roundup: Warriors edge past Celtics to record 10th win in a row

Kevin Durant scores 33 points in 115-111 victoryNikola Jokic posts triple-double as Nuggets beat 76ersAfter beating the Lakers without LeBron James and the Wizards without John Wall, the Golden State Warriors were eager to test themselves against a ful…

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Warriors visit with Barack Obama instead of Donald Trump during DC trip

Warriors meet former president during lone visit to DC this yearTwo-time defending champs have twice avoided White HouseThe Golden State Warriors shared a private visit with former US president Barack Obama on Thursday before beating the Washington Wiz…

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NBA backs decision by Knicks’ Enes Kanter not to come to London

• Kanter has been critical of Turkish president Erdogan• Washington Wizards 101-100 New York KnicksAs the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks rolled into town for the NBA’s ninth London game the league’s commissioner Adam Silver offered his full bac…

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NBA backs decision by Knicks’ Enes Kanter not to come to London

• Kanter has been critical of Turkish president Erdogan• Washington Wizards 101-100 New York KnicksAs the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks rolled into town for the NBA’s ninth London game the league’s commissioner Adam Silver offered his full bac…

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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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DeMarcus Cousins was a luxury for the Warriors: now he may be a necessity

The only way to beat Golden State is to beat them up. When the 275lbs center returns from injury that will be a lot harder to accomplishIn a matter of days, once DeMarcus Cousins returns from the achilles injury that has sidelined him all season, the G…

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Will the Raptors end Toronto’s difficult relationship with winning?

It’s January and no NBA team has won more games than the revamped Raptors. So why is everyone is Toronto worried?In Toronto, it’s the hope that kills you.It’s a sports-mad place boasting competitive teams across a multitude of codes but lots of chaos a…

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Knicks’ Kanter will not travel to London NBA game due to assassination fears

New York Knicks player is a critic of Recep Tayyip Erdo?anKanter’s Turkish passport was revoked in 2017New York Knicks center Enes Kanter will not travel for his team’s upcoming NBA game in London because he believes he could be assassinated for his op…

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‘I just count money, that’s all I do’: the sporting quotes of 2018

From Australia’s sandpaper storm to some impressive popularity contests, via José Mourinho and worm denial5 January: “We have money for sardines and I’m thinking lobster. I will do my best to try and bring in the best players. I will look to the lobste…

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Fake moon landings and a flat Earth: why do athletes love conspiracy theories?

Sports stars as varied as Stephen Curry and Andrew Flintoff have flirted with conspiracy theories. But they are guided by very human emotionsWith Christmas Day just gone, it seems fitting that Steph Curry already has something he’d probably like to tak…

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LeBron James’ ‘slave’ comments highlight the NFL-NBA divide

Division on social issues highlight the differences and opposite directions the NBA and NFL are headed inWhen LeBron James described NFL team owners as having a “slave mentality” on Friday, it was his bluntest public swipe to date. Sure, James called P…