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76ers Advance as Celtics Have Bucks on Brink of Elimination

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:42:09 GMT

Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, right, defended Justise Winslow in the second quarter. Embiid had 19 points and 12 rebounds.Philadelphia, bolstered by Meek Mill’s appearance, rolled to an easy victory over the Miami Heat. The Celtics lead their series against Milwaukee, 3-2.


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On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Is a One-Man Show. That Is the Problem.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:32:43 GMT

Cleveland's LeBron James is averaging 32.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8 assists a game in the Cavaliers' first round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.“You feel like he just keeps getting better,” says an opposing coach. But the Cavaliers and Pacers are still tied 2-2 in the playoffs’ first round.


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Meek Mill Is Released From Prison on Bail

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:07:27 GMT

The rapper Meek Mill said in a statement, “Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues.”Prosecutors had said the rapper’s conviction should be vacated because of questions about the credibility of the arresting officer.


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N.B.A. Stars Talk a Good Game in the Playoffs

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:14:34 GMT

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook made a point of being aggressive with Utah's Ricky Rubio in Game 4 of the first round playoff series between the Thunder and the Jazz. The strategy resulted in Westbrook playing most of the game in foul trouble.As the action on the court heats up, the league’s best shed the clichés and commit to verbal sparring.


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N.B.A. Roundup: With 50-Point Quarter, Rockets Rout the Timberwolves

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:37:57 GMT

James Harden, center, finished with 36 points in Houston’s win over Minnesota.The Rockets turned a 50-49 halftime lead into a 31-point advantage with a blistering quarter and took a 3-1 series lead.


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On Pro Basketball: Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler Rekindles Playoff Fire in Minnesota

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:57:23 GMT

Minnesota's Jimmy Butler was held to 11 points in Game 2 of the Timberwolves' first round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, but he fared better once the series moved to Minneapolis.Butler, who grew up 30 minutes outside of Houston, admitted he felt some extra satisfaction in beating the Rockets, his boyhood team, in Game 3.


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76ers Top Heat to Take a 3-1 Series Lead

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:37:44 GMT

Heat forward Josh Richardson fouled Sixers guard J.J. Redick, left, in the teams’ first-round N.B.A. playoff series on Saturday.Ben Simmons had a triple-double as Philadelphia moved a victory away from the second round. Also, Minnesota got its first postseason win in 14 years, and New Orleans eliminated Portland.


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Pacers Rally to Take a Series Lead Over the Cavaliers

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 03:59:21 GMT

The Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanovic shooting over Kyle Korver on Friday. Bogdanovic scored 7 points on two key fourth-quarter plays.Cleveland lost for the first time this season after leading at the end of the third quarter.


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In the N.B.A., a Game of Clothes Horse

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:42:02 GMT

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James arriving to play the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis on Friday.Arena arrivals have long been a fashion runway for N.B.A. superstars. But before a playoff game on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers took things to a new level, wearing coordinated ensembles by the designer Thom Browne.


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The Golden State Warriors Have Shaken Off the Rust

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:04:27 GMT

Klay Thompson is averaging 26 points a game in the playoffs for the Warriors.Even without Stephen Curry, the Warriors are looking like potential champions again.


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Masked Joel Embiid Leads 76ers to Easy Win Over Heat

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:26:32 GMT

Philadelphia's Joel Embiid had 23 points in the 76ers' win over the Miami Heat on Thursday.Philadelphia’s center, playing in his first playoff game, had 23 points. In other action, the Warriors and Pelicans both opened up 3-0 leads.


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Daedra Charles, 49, Hall of Fame Center for Tennessee, Dies

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:16:57 GMT

Tennessee center Daedra Charles tangled with Virginia’s Heidi Burge in the 1991 N.C.A.A. championship game in New Orleans. Tennessee won in overtime, 70-67.With Charles, the Lady Vols won two national championships under coach Pat Summitt. She went on to play on the Olympic team and in the pros.


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Gregg Popovich Is Absent for Game 3 After Wife’s Death

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:29:50 GMT

San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich lost his wife of 40 years, Erin.An assistant coach, Ettore Messina, led the team on Thursday in Popovich’s absence. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and others paid tribute to Erin Popovich.


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LeBron James Almost Single-Handedly Powers Cavaliers to Win

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:58:48 GMT

LeBron James, driving to the basket Wednesday against Indiana, made his first five attempts and scored Cleveland’s first 16 points.Cleveland is now tied 1-1 in the team’s first-round series with Indiana, while Utah also pulled even in their series with Oklahoma City.


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On Pro Basketball: Trail Blazers Shun the Pass, and It Costs Them in the Playoffs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:43:06 GMT

Damian Lillard’s ability to create shots has been limited by double- and triple-team defenses in the Portland Trail Blazers’ first-round series against the New Orleans Pelicans.Portland had the fewest assists of any team in the regular season, but its one-on-one style of play is hindering them as the playoffs bring tougher defenses.


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