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Our experts pick every NBA franchise’s most iconic dunker

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A dunk is worth just two points, but the best dunkers in the world always find ways to make it feel like more. From signature in-game slams to unforgettable posterizations to you-had-to-be-there dunk contest moments, players from generations past and present have left an indelible mark on the game with......

Embiid makes MVP case, Harden back in Houston, triple-double oddities

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Wednesday night’s NBA slate of games includes numerous intriguing matchups, from the top team in the East facing the top team in the West, the drama of James Harden‘s return to Houston, All-Stars going up against each other with the Chicago Bulls‘ Zach LaVine facing the New Orleans Pelicans‘ Zion......

NBA Power Rankings: Luka snaps Brooklyn’s streak; Miami stays hot

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If the season ended today, the New York Knicks would be hosting a first-round playoff series. Backed by three straight wins, the Knicks are one of only four Eastern Conference teams — the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks being the others — with records greater than .500. But......

Harden hails Doncic: ‘Mavs got a special one’

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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has inspired comparisons to legends such as Larry Bird and Magic Johnson less than 2½ seasons into his NBA career. Among active superstars, Doncic’s game might be most similar to that of perennial MVP candidate James Harden, who acknowledged Saturday night that he considers those......

The Fantasy Executive’s Daily NBA Rundown – Odds, Bets, and Plays for Monday, February 22

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5MTM3OTQ3NTI0NjcxMjI0/usatsi_15570792.jpg Corey Parson We have a six-game NBA slate to start the week; with the only nationally televised game featuring the Washington Wizards looking to extend their four-game winning streak tonight versus the struggling Lakers at Staples Center. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat are playing their seventh straight road game tonight......

NBA Power Rankings: How long will the Sixers’ East lead be safe?

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Though the Western Conference standings look like a three-team race between the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers, the rising Phoenix Suns aren’t far behind. Chris Paul, Devin Booker & Co. have won 11 of their past 13 games. In the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets just keep......

NBA Power Rankings: Jazz top the charts, KD wins in the Bay Area

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Not much can stop the Utah Jazz right now. The owners of the best record in the NBA have won 18 of their past 19 games heading into Monday’s heavyweight showdown with the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers. Speaking of the East, the Boston Celtics continue to slide both in the......

Inside the numbers: Luka, Zion light it up in offensive explosion

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12:00 AM ET Steve RichardsESPN Three of the brightest young stars in the NBA put on a show Friday night as Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis of the Dallas Mavericks and Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans posted an array of dazzling numbers. Doncic had a career-high 46 points......

Late no-call leaves Trae, Hawks fuming after loss

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DALLAS — As soon as Danilo Gallinari‘s difficult buzzer-beater attempt clanked off the rim, Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young ripped out his mouthpiece and stomped toward referee Josh Tiven to protest a critical non-call on the final possession of a 118-117 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Young had been knocked......

NBA says all teams will play national anthem after Mavericks stopped playing it before games

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The NBA said Wednesday that all teams will be required to play the national anthem after the Dallas Mavericks stopped playing the song before home games at the request of owner Mark Cuban. NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass......

Mark Cuban, Mavericks No Longer Playing National Anthem Before Games

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Traina 1. Thank you, Mark Cuban. Over the years, I’ve written a handful of columns (last June and in 2018, for example) advocating for sports to stop playing the national anthem before games. There’s no reason besides “tradition” that the......

Mavs stop playing anthem at Cuban’s direction

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The Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing the national anthem before home games at the direction of owner Mark Cuban, he confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. The Mavericks do not plan to resume the tradition to play the national anthem before games in the future. Cuban, who declined further comment, made......

NBA Power Rankings: The Bucks are back; LeBron plays hero

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The Milwaukee Bucks have won four straight games and are back within striking distance of the Eastern Conference’s best record — a mark they’ve owned in each of the past two seasons. Meanwhile, the top two teams in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers, are on......

Rising to Steph’s challenge, Luka Doncic puts on a show in Mavericks’ win

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DALLAS — Luka Doncic hasn’t had a lot of reason to flash his infectious smile lately. He’s a firm believer in the professional benefits of enjoying basketball, but that’s difficult to do when his Dallas Mavericks have lost 10 of their last 13 games, as was the case when he......

NBA Power Rankings: Can the Clippers stay atop the West?

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The month of January ended in style in the NBA. On Sunday, Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook each played hero in a wild, game-ending sequence that saw the Washington Wizards use an 8-0 run in the final 12 seconds to stun the Brooklyn Nets. On Saturday night in Chicago, Damian......

Luka: Slumping Mavs ‘looking like we don’t care’

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Luka Doncic needed only one word to describe the state of the Dallas Mavericks after their seventh loss in nine games. “Terrible,” Doncic said Friday night after the Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 120-101 rout of the Mavs. Asked to elaborate, Doncic expressed frustration......

‘He was born to be a quarterback’: How Luka surpassed all expectations

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THE BALL BOY, too young to tie his sneakers, made quite the impression on Goran Dragic. The kid was the son of a veteran player on Geoplin Slovan, an Adriatic League first-division club where Dragic began his professional career. The boy, 5 years old when he first met Dragic, always......

Nuggets’ Murray gets tossed after groin shot

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DALLAS — Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was ejected after what appeared to be an intentional shot to the groin area of the Dallas Mavericks‘ Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half of their game Monday night. Murray stumbled backward after the pair collided as Denver was setting up on......

The Fantasy Executive’s Daily NBA Rundown – Odds, Bets, and Plays for Monday, January 25th

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Corey Parson We have 11 games on the slate to start the NBA betting week with five of the games on the second end of a back-to-back. The nationally televised games feature the Brooklyn Nets hosting the Miami Heat and......

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