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April 15, 2021

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KD, Aldridge, Griffin, Harden out against 76ers

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The Brooklyn Nets continue to be undermanned. They announced that Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge will be out Wednesday night against the 76ers, in addition to star James Harden remaining sidelined. The good news for Brooklyn is that Kyrie Irving is available to play after missing Tuesday’s game......

Wolves prez hopes game gives players a platform

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As the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets resumed play after Monday’s game was postponed in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Wolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas said he hoped playing Tuesday would “give our guys a platform to show and say what they feel.” “We......

Wolves game rescheduled to 4 ET without fans

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The Minnesota Timberwolves will play the visiting Brooklyn Nets at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday without fans. The rare weekday matinee tilt comes after Monday’s game was postponed following the police shooting of Daunte Wright. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, died Sunday after a police officer shot him in the Minneapolis......

NBA experts debate: These Eastern Conference storylines need your attention

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The Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks have all separated themselves from the pack in the Eastern Conference. The rest of the standings? Well, that picture is much less clear. With six teams — the Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers......

Timberwolves–Nets Postponed After Daunte Wright Shooting

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The Timberwolves–Nets game scheduled for Monday night has been postponed after police shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man in Minnesota on Sunday.  On Sunday, police shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis. Wright’s death sparked protests into early Monday morning. In......

Twins, Wolves, Wild postpone games after shooting

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The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Wild all postponed games on Monday following the police shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday night. “Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided......

NBA Power Rankings: Phoenix rises; KD returns ahead of a massive East battle

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Let the battle for the Eastern Conference begin in the NBA. With Kevin Durant back after missing nearly two months with a hamstring injury, the star-studded Brooklyn Nets are getting whole again — just in time for an epic matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night (7 ET on......

Agent: Johnson agrees to $4.1M deal with Nets

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Forward Alize Johnson has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Brooklyn Nets worth up to $4.1 million, his agent, George Langberg, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Johnson’s productivity parlayed two consecutive 10-day contracts into his new deal with the Nets. Johnson had his choice of a bit more guaranteed money......

Irving, Schroder both earn first career ejection

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Kyrie Irving, a 10-year veteran, and Dennis Schroder, an eight-year pro, came into Saturday’s prime-time matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets having each played more than 500 career games without an ejection. That changed for both of them in the third quarter. The pair of point guards......

Kyrie Irving, Dennis Schröder Ejected After Heated Exchange

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMjM0MTgzNDM0NTc3MjQw/dennis-schroder-kyrie-irving.jpg Nick Selbe For the first time in their careers, Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schröder have been kicked out of a game. During the third quarter of Saturday night’s game between the Lakers and Nets, Irving and Schröder were arguing with each other and had to be separated by an......

KD ‘dives right into action,’ goes 5-for-5 in return

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After missing almost two months because of a left hamstring strain, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant quieted any lingering doubts about his health as the playoffs near: He looked like the same superstar he has always been. Durant, coming off the bench Wednesday in his return from a 23-game absence,......

Harden (hamstring) available to play vs. Knicks

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NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets star James Harden is available to play Monday against the New York Knicks after missing the past two games with right hamstring tightness. Harden had stayed back from the Nets’ trip to Chicago on Sunday — along with Kevin Durant — to continue to treat......

NBA experts debate: Big questions facing the Lakers and Nets right now

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The Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers are the favorites to reach the NBA Finals. On paper, no teams come close to matching the star power of Brooklyn’s trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving or L.A.’s dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But plenty......

NBA Power Rankings: Which reloaded teams are on the rise?

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The battle for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference is shaping up to be a three-team race. The Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks are separated by just 1.5 games. The rest of the conference, however, is in a logjam. Right now — with the No. 4......

Nets’ Durant fined $50K for ‘derogatory language’

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Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has been fined $50,000 for using “offensive and derogatory language on social media,” the NBA announced in a statement Friday. Earlier this week, actor and comedian Michael Rapaport posted private messages that he said Durant had sent him — which included threatening language and anti-gay......

NBA Fines Kevin Durant $50K for Profane Direct Messages

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The NBA fined Nets forward Kevin Durant $50,000 on Friday for his use of offensive and derogatory comments on social media. Earlier this week, actor Michael Rapaport posted several direct messages from Durant where the Nets star used profane language in a feud between the two on Twitter.  The 11-time NBA All-Star apologized......

Durant Apologizes for Profane Twitter Feud With Actor

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe Speaking to reporters ahead of Thursday’s game against the Hornets, Nets star Kevin Durant addressed his recent Twitter feud with actor Michael Rapaport, who posted several direct messages from Durant that included aggressive and profane language. “I’m sorry......

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