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NBA storylines that would be lost if season is canceled to coronavirus

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Swinton The NBA wants to salvage its suspended season, but the potential of a champion not being crowned may eventually become a reality. Game-play and practice facilities remain shut down nearly three weeks after the NBA suspended its season.......
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Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe New York Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Saturday. “He has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms,” the statement read. “He continues to oversee business operations.” Earlier......
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James Dolan, MSG to donate $1 million each to support event staff

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenna West Madison Square Garden Company and Knicks owner James Dolan plan to donate $1 million each to support the arena’s event staff workers during the sports shutdown, according to SNY’s Ian Begley. The event staff employees received a memo......
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NBA by the numbers: Key stats for each team

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Luka Vasić The 2019/20 NBA season has been one of the most interesting in recent memory, for better or worse. The two past weeks without basketball have felt like a lifetime, so while the league handles an unprecedented situation off......
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Thunder’s Danilo Gallinari helping fund COVID-19 test kits, protective equipment

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Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari has connected with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department to provide funding for 400 coronavirus testing kits as well as personal protection equipment such as face shields, gloves, gowns and N95 masks. The focus will be providing for high-risk individuals such as health care workers, first responders,......
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Dwane Casey describes how the Pistons confronted the coronavirus

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Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey was pacing the sideline, barking at the officials, down double digits early in the fourth quarter of a March 11 game against the Philadelphia 76ers and trying to find a way to scratch back in it. That’s when Jim Scholler, the team’s athletic trainer, suddenly......
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Steve Ballmer: Clippers owner donates $25 million for coronavirus relief

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, are donating more than $25 million through the Ballmer Group for COVID-19 relief efforts in Los Angeles, Seattle and Eastern Michigan, the organization announced Friday.  $10 million of that will be......
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Bulls-Hawks breaks NBA single-game attendance record in 1998

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Doris Burke: ESPN NBA analyst tests positive for coronavirus

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke says she tested positive for the coronavirus. She made the announcement on an episode of ESPN’s The Woj Pod with Adrian Wojnarowski that published Friday. She says, however, that she is now symptom-free and......
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NBA stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell cleared of coronavirus

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Utah Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have officially recovered from coronavirus, the team announced Friday. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus on March 11, which prompted the NBA to cancel games......
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Celtics Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart doing ‘great’ dealing with COVID-19

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1:08 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that guard Marcus Smart is doing “great” in the wake of testing positive for COVID-19 last week. “Great. He’s great. Great spirits. Joking as always,” Stevens said Friday morning on a conference call with local media. “We had a......
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Celtics’ Marcus Smart in great spirits after coronavirus diagnosis

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Friday that guard Marcus Smart is in “great spirits” following a positive test for COVID-19 last week.  “Joking as always,” Stevens told local media. “We had a Zoom with the team, told......
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Jazz players, staff cleared of coronavirus by Utah Dept. of Health

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All Utah Jazz players and staff have been cleared by the Utah Department of Health after completing their respective periods of isolation and quarantine after exposure to the coronavirus, according to a team official. More than two weeks ago, Jazz center Rudy Gobert was one of three NBA players to......
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Utah Jazz cleared of COVID-19, including Rudy Gobert

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NBA Western Conference: Questions for each contender if season resumes

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro The race for the Western Conference crown remains fascinating even as the NBA’s coronavirus suspension rolls into its third week. LeBron James and the Lakers are the likely favorites, though they are far from a lock to win......
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What the NBA can learn from China’s attempt to restart basketball during the coronavirus pandemic

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The NBA is going to need to build a bubble. The top challenge facing the league is creating a safe environment for players, coaches, referees, support staff and technical operators. An environment that, in the early stages of resuming the season, might not include fans. It might not include travel.......

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