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Eastern Conference Preview: Are the Celtics and Cavaliers Vulnerable?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:57 GMT

The Boston Celtics continued to dramatically revamp their roster, adding Gordon Hayward, left, and Kyrie Irving, right, to join Al Horford.Boston and Cleveland continued to stockpile stars, but the Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors are all waiting for a chance to break through.


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Western Conference Preview: The Warriors and 14 Other Guys

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:56 GMT

Kevin Durant wanted to win a championship, and he did so in his first year with the Golden State Warriors.The Warriors are in a class by themselves, but the Rockers and the Thunder spent the off-season making rosters moves to try to keep up.


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On Basketball: The Warriors Want Steve Nash in Their Ring Ceremony. He’d Rather Pass.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:41:09 GMT

Steve Nash, who won two M.V.P. awards as a point guard in the N.B.A., working with Kevin Durant in April. “There’s a lot I can share with him even though it might look to you like an unlikely pairing,” Nash said.Nash, who is a player development consultant with the Warriors, says he would prefer to be out of the spotlight when the team gets its title rings on Tuesday.


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Katie Smith Replaces Bill Laimbeer as Liberty Coach

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:08:03 GMT

Katie Smith before a June 2016 game. Smith was named Laimbeer’s replacement as the Liberty’s head coach on Monday.Laimbeer, who has coached the Liberty since 2013, is expected to take a position with the relocated San Antonio Stars franchise.


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On Pro Basketball: Months of N.B.A. Sound and Fury, Signifying No Threat to the Warriors

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:59:22 GMT

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors celebrated during an exhibition game against the Minnesota Timberwolves this month in Shenzhen, China. With Tuesday’s regular-season opener, the Warriors will begin their pursuit of a third N.B.A. title in four years.The league went through a transformative off-season, with star players switching teams and the league overhauling rules. But the most important thing didn’t change.


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On Pro Basketball: Joel Embiid Is Raring to Go, Which Is Both Good and Bad for the 76ers

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:40:11 GMT

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers is on the cusp of N.B.A. stardom, provided he can stay on the court for much, or all, of the coming season.Embiid, a 23-year-old 7-footer, is an immense talent who seems ready to make a major impact in the N.B.A. But he also has to stay healthy for a full season.


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On Pro Basketball: Traffic Cones and High-Fives: A Glimpse Behind the Warriors’ Curtain

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:00:23 GMT

South Plains College basketball coach Steve Green watching a Golden State Warriors practice last month.For three days, a college coach from Texas was allowed to watch the N.B.A. champions practice up close. Not everything was complicated, he learned.


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