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Wizards top Cavaliers in impressive road win to draw closer to first in East

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:43:29 -0400

Behind John Wall's 37 points, the Wizards drew within 2.5 games of the Cavs for first place.


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Streaking Bucks win tight game over struggling Hawks, tie for fifth in East

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:49:36 -0400

The Bucks won for the 11th time in 13 games and handed the Hawks their sixth straight loss.


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Warriors pull away from Kings for sixth straight win

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:00:05 -0400

The Splash Brothers were sluggish early, but Stephen Curry woke up late to finish with 27.


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James Harden comes up clutch as Rockets defeat Pelicans

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:47:43 -0400

Harden's late-game scoring kept the Pelicans at bay as Houston claimed a 117-107 victory.


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Nikola Jokic helps Nuggets hold off Pacers with 31 points and 17 rebounds

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:44:23 -0400

Jokic led the Nuggets in scoring and hit a clutch 3-pointer to solidify Denver's playoff seeding.


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NBA playoff chase: Six teams battling for seeding in the East

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:56:29 -0400

Six teams are chasing four playoff spots as the regular season comes to a close.


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Playoff push: DeRozan, Raptors take down Heat

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:56:31 -0400

DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, and Toronto erased an early 15-point deficit to beat Miami 101-84


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NBA A to Z podcast page

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:13:48 -0500

USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick, Jeff Zillgitt and Kevin Spain weekly NBA podcast


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New York Knicks' Derrick Rose on free agency: Money not my priority

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:00:54 -0400

Rose said he was more focused on feeling comfortable than anything to do with money.


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Spurs drop Grizzlies in potential playoff preview

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:07:17 -0400

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, Kawhi Leonard added 19 and San Antonio beat Memphis 97-90.


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Spurs' Gregg Popovich, coaches searching for answers on rest issue

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:02:14 -0400

To rest or not to rest, that is the dilemma facing the NBA now more than ever.


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NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:20:31 -0400

Adam Silver misses the point in asking owners to be more involved in decision to rest players


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Adam Silver to owners: 'Significant penalties' for breaking rest protocol

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:58:23 -0400

Silver warned of "significant penalties" if teams aren't transparent with the NBA offices.


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Knicks' Carmelo Anthony ponders future, admits fondness for L.A.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:09:30 -0400

Anthony, who has had a home in L.A. for seven years, admitted he feels comfortable there.


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USA TODAY Sports survey: NBA executives split on 4-person MVP race

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:24:30 -0400

Harden or Westbrook? LeBron or Kawhi? USA TODAY asked 32 NBA executives for their NBA MVP.


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Former Thunder coach Scott Brooks: Russell Westbrook deserves MVP

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:30:41 -0400

Brooks coached Westbrook and Harden in Oklahoma City and knows which player deserves MVP.


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Golden State Warriors expose NBA's rest problem as stars miss key games

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:19:38 -0400

The NBA has yet to find the right balance in terms of allowing teams to rest their stars.


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Dirk Nowitzki changed the NBA's perception of international talent

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 18:14:15 -0500

International influence is growing in the NBA and scouts are searching for the next Dirk.


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30 for 30K: Celebrating Dirk Nowitzki's 30,000 points with 30 facts

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:37:23 -0500

Nowitzki is 20 points away from becoming the sixth player in NBA history to reach 30K.


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Lakers coach Luke Walton adjusting to new landscape in Los Angeles

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 15:55:55 -0500

The new Lakers coach has been rolling with the punches as changes mount in Los Angeles.


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Amar'e Stoudemire promoting peace as he enters next chapter of career

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:28:17 -0400

The newest member of Hapoel Jerusalem recently held his first basketball peace camp.


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Tim Duncan: A timeline of a legend

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:03:35 -0400

A look back at the career of one of the NBA's most storied stars.


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