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Anthony Davis takes over after giving Lakers a big scare

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers hadn’t even been back on the court for three minutes after the All-Star break when Anthony Davis limped off with an injured leg. With their superstar big man in the locker......
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Zion Williamson bends rim on dunk in Rising Stars Challenge

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here It was a guarantee that Zion Williamson would make his mark during Friday’s Rising Star Challenge. But bending a rim? The New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation bent the rim on a hellacious two-handed slam in the first half......
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The sneakers you’ll see NBA players wearing at All-Star Weekend

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8:00 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN For a typical All-Star Weekend, sneaker brands will begin planing more than a year in advance, designing themes for their signature stars built around the host city — in this case, Chicago, which will host the NBA All-Star Game for the first time since 1988.......
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Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks relishes chance to play Andre Iguodala after trade

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Andre Iguodala hasn’t played a minute for the surprising Memphis Grizzlies this season, and come Thursday’s trade deadline, there’s a good chance he never will. Dillon Brooks is among those on Memphis hoping that’s the case. With the trade deadline looming, the third-year guard didn’t mince words when asked about......
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Zion Williamson outdoes Ja Morant in battle of top two picks

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson even surprised himself when he vaulted upward to snare an overthrown alley-oop lob with his left hand, switched the ball to his right hand and laid it in before tumbling across the baseline.......
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Zion Williamson swaps jerseys with Ja Morant after dominating Grizzlies

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12:52 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson and Ja Morant had been waiting for this moment. Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, and Morant, the No. 2 overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies, met at half court......
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Ja Morant turned the Grizzlies into the NBA’s fast and fearless surprise

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JA MORANT WON’T admit it, but Jaren Jackson Jr. is certain that his fellow 20-year-old Memphis Grizzlies cornerstone circles one type of game on his calendar. Morant craves the moments against the league’s elite point guards. And he didn’t have to wait long for his first. It was Oct. 27,......
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Knicks and the fans reach their breaking point

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here The Knicks looked lethargic for 47 minutes Wednesday night at the Garden, ready to concede what would be a one-sided 127-106 loss to the red-hot Grizzlies. Then Memphis forward Jae Crowder pulled a bush-league move and the Knicks......
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Knicks’ Elfrid Payton knocks Grizzlies’ Jae Crowder into seats after late 3-point attempt

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Tempers flared in the final minute of Wednesday night’s game between New York and Memphis, when Knicks guard Elfrid Payton knocked the Grizzlies’ Jae Crowder into the first row at Madison Square Garden. With the Grizzlies up 124-106, Crowder attempted a 3-pointer following the steal of an errant inbounds pass......
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Which player had the best sneakers in the NBA during Week 14?

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9:50 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN While New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson’s regular-season debut was likely the most anticipated first NBA game in 16 years, the 2019 No. 1 overall pick’s debut footwear was equally awaited among the sneaker community. The most high-profile rookie to enter the league since......
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2019-20 NBA midseason awards: Is Giannis a lock for another MVP?

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NBA superlatives: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic stand out

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NBA DFS Daily Plays on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo for January 17

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NBA DFS Daily Plays on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo for January 14

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Corey Parson NBA DFS (Tuesday, January 14) Welcome to the latest edition of SI Fantasy’s NBA DFS daily plays. All six of the NBS games on tonight’s slate have a total of 219 or higher, so we should have plenty......
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10 NBA players that will make the leap in 2020

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NBA DFS Daily Plays on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo for December 26

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Kevin Love has the perfect response to Ja Morant’s epic missed dunk

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Ja Morant has been one of the NBA’s best rookies in 2019-20. The Memphis Grizzlies point guard, selected with the No. 2 overall pick in June, has put up Rookie of the Year-type numbers (18.4 points per game, 6.7 assists per game) while regularly wowing fans with his outstanding athleticism,......
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Ja Morant on his dunk attempt over Kevin Love: ‘He was in the way’

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Ja Morant and the NBA’s most impressive rookies

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NBA awards: Giannis, James Harden lead MVP race

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