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Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson gets T’d up for ‘butt slap’ of Jae Crowder

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson became the second Cleveland athlete this week to get in hot water for a butt slap. Thompson was ejected in the third quarter of Friday night’s 113-109 loss to Memphis Grizzlies after drawing his second technical attempting to give Jae Crowder a smack on the......
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Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder are benefiting from Chris Paul staying put

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OKLAHOMA CITY — It felt as if he was doing it again. A reclining midrange jumper over the fingertips of a very tall defender, a pull-up 3 that hit all net, a clutch rebound in traffic, a heady strip-save that erased an easy layup. Chris Paul has been the NBA’s......
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Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony passes 26,000-point mark vs Mavericks

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Carmelo Anthony passed the 26,000-point mark on Friday night in Portland’s matchup against the Mavericks, becoming only the 18th player in NBA history to accomplish such a feat.  Anthony will likely pass Kevin Garnett for 17th on the......
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Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns back after 15 games out for knee

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INDIANAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns is in the starting lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday at Indiana after missing 15 games with sprained left knee. Coach Ryan Saunders told reporters before the game the two-time All-Star will be on a minutes restriction because of his prolonged absence. Team officials also......
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NBA schedule changes: Possible vote no longer planned for April

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NBA Best Bets: Thunder Host Heat in Battle of Surprise Teams

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Corey Parson The Thunder and Heat have been two of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season, but who wins when they go head-to-head in OKC? It’s another big NBA slate tonight, but once again another tough night to bet on......
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Kyrie Irving talked to teammates after listing pillars of Nets’ future

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NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said he has spoken to teammates about comments in which he listed the players he saw as being a part of the team’s future. “I reached out to make sure nothing was taken out of context — making sure that the guys......
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NBA DFS Daily Plays on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo for January 17

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NBA mailbag: Will the Warriors trade D’Angelo Russell?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix BOSTON – Andre Drummond is in a funk. His coaches see it. Opposing teams see it. Anyone with a pair of eyeballs can see it. The trade chatter in recent weeks has crept into Drummond’s head. He’s still......
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Milwaukee Bucks: Clear favorites to win eastern conference

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Brandon Ingram scores career-high 49 points in Pelicans win vs Jazz

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram continued his impressive 2019-20 on Thursday, scoring a career-high 49 points in New Orleans’ 138-132 victory. Ingram outdueled Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Ingram scored 49 points......
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LeBron James leads NBA All-Star game voting

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Lakers’ LeBron James maintains lead in fans’ vote for All-Stars

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2:39 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN LeBron James maintained his hold on the top spot in the third and final round of public voting results for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, the NBA announced Thursday afternoon. The Lakers star remained ahead of emerging Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic and reigning NBA......
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Hawks trade Allen Crabbe to Timberwolves for Jeff Teague

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Hawks acquiring Jeff Teague from Timberwolves for Allen Crabbe, Treveon Graham

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The Atlanta Hawks are acquiring Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague in a three-player trade, league sources told ESPN. Minnesota also sending the Hawks guard Treveon Graham in a deal that returns guard Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves, league sources said. Minnesota creates an open roster spot that could be......
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Hawks acquire Jeff Teague, Treveon Graham from Timberwolves for Allen Crabbe

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The Atlanta Hawks have acquired point guard Jeff Teague in a three-player trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota also is sending guard Treveon Graham to Atlanta in a deal that returns guard Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves. Minnesota creates an open roster spot that could be useful in bigger trades......
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NBA DFS Daily Plays on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo for January 16

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