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Conley passes Marc Gasol to become the franchise all-time leading scorer in a loss to the Warriors, 118-102

MEMPHIS –  On Wednesday, Curry and Durant scored 28 each to secure a win over Valanciunas and Conley in the FedExForum. Kevin Durant only missed 1 shot on the night, going 12-13 from the field, 1-1 from the three point line and knocking down three singles at the line. His 6’3 counterpart Curry finished the game going 7-20 on the

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Portland adds Kanter

According to multiple reports, Turkish big man Enes Kanter will sign with the Portland Trailblazers. Previously, Enes Kanter had been part of the deal package that sent small forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kanter to the New York Knicks. Prior to landing in New York, Kanter had been on the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City

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Markeith Cummings: a story of passion

What is it that makes a great player? Some would argue overall accolades, others would argue statistics game to game. I argue for the passion of the game. What better player to prove the argument that passion can prove a great player in Markeith Terrell Cummings, guard/forward out of Birmingham, Alabama? For Markeith Cummings, basketball has been running in his

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Chris Boucher signs with the Raptors

On Sunday, the Toronto Raptors announced that they have signed forward Chris Boucher to a standard NBA contract. Originally, Boucher had signed a two-way player contract with the club in October (2019). Due to the team policy, the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boucher spent 23 games with the Raptors 905 (G League affiliate of the Toronto

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Klay Thompson lights Staples Center for 44 en route to a 130-111 win over Lakers

The NBA is in the endgame now. Despite the Los Angeles Lakers holding Stephen Curry to 11 points on poor efficiency, limiting Kevin Durant to 20 points, and forcing Demarcus Cousins and Draymond Green to combine for 13 points, they still lost this home game to the Golden State Warriors, thanks to #11 for the team in blue. This is what

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The five most disappointing sophomores so far

The 2017 NBA Rookie Class let tremendous players in Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum, Lonzo Ball and more showcase their talents on the big stages all across North America. And of course, with every NBA Draft, there are players that didn’t get to showcase their talents on the court in their rookie season. Going into this season, these players were predicted to break free from their rookie slump and

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Westbrook; the art of excellence

103 Thunder – 105 Nuggets; Russell Westbrook has 47 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, and it could all become meaningless with a single missed shot. He knew that, head coach Billy Donovan knew that, and the fans watching on TV or at the Pepsi Center knew that. Kyle Singler is handed the game ball by the referee to throw in from the side,

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Hawks seal victory against Knicks; 114-107

The Atlanta Hawks took on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Gardens for their third matchup; Atlanta hoping to steal a win after being down 2-0 in the series. Both teams sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, fighting for the higher lottery pick, having only won 7 games (Hawks) and 9 games (Knicks) going into their face off on Friday. Ultimately, the Atlanta Hawks

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Suns dismantle Knicks 128-110

New York, NY – Emmanuel Mudiay and Devin Booker, two elite 2015 NBA Draft picks square off at Madison Square Gardens to fight for a win at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Despite both teams making it clear this season is a tank job, the Phoenix Suns are on a two game win streak against the Mavericks and Timberwolves. The New York Knicks are looking for their 10th win of the season behind

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A flashback on the Flash

The year is 2006. It is game 6 of the NBA Finals and the Miami Heat have a 3-2 advantage over the Dallas Mavericks. The score is 95-92, Miami is in the lead with Dallas in possession of the ball. 37 year old veteran Gary Payton picks up Jason Terry at half court with about 8 seconds left. At around 5 seconds, Dirk Nowitzki sets a screen at the three point line to leave The

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Knicks erase 21 point deficit in win over Hornets

Emmanuel Mudiay can play some serious ball. Mudiay lit up the Charlotte Hornets for a career high 34 points against Kemba Walker and tallied a season high eight assists onto his amazing performance in the 124-126 victory for New York. The first half was all Charlotte basketball as they took a commanding 21 point lead going into halftime. Emmanuel Mudiay had just five points leading to

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Why the Triple-Double has lost its meaning

The triple-double is just a stat. It’s a test of your strength and stamina and playing ability, really. Oscar Robertson The former MVP Russell Westbrook had some explosive outings recently, boasting a three game triple-double streak, with two of those games being held on the road. This has put him on track to average another triple-double for the entire season – for the

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