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  • With the NBA regular season entering its final stretch, the Dallas Mavericks find themselves in a peculiar position in the Western Conference. The Mavs are out of contention for the top spot, having fallen nine games behind the spectacu... read more...
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  • MINNEAPOLIS — Bradley Beal made the trip to Minnesota with the Washington Wizards, put on a pair of shorts, and did some work before the Wizards’ 20-point loss to the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday. While he sat out the defeat, he said he hopes to return Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Beal has missed seven […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards will emerge from the longest all-star break in NBA history with an incomplete and different roster when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night at Verizon Center. [Related: Wizards will open second half vs. Cavs with a tweaked roster] Here are a few updates: —The Wizards could be without newly acquired backup […]... read more...
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  • Portland, Ore. • After missing 23 games because of a broken right hand, Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez makes his return to his team’s starting lineup tonight. “It’s good to have him back,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said about 90 minutes before Tuesday night’s tipoff at Moda Center. “We’ve missed him. We’ve tried to hold down the fort while he’s been gone, but he’s... read more...
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  • Stockton to McLemore doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. But the son of the legendary Utah Jazz point guard is getting his first shot at the NBA, as the Sacramento Kings on Friday announced they have signed David Stockton to a 10-day contract. The younger Stockton was averaging 16.6 points and 7.9 assists per game for the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento’s D-League affiliate, this season.... read more...
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  • It was a vicious dunk, and Gordon Hayward never stood a chance against it. In the third quarter of Wednesday night’s Jazz game in Cleveland, LeBron James took an outlet pass from Kevin Love, rose up and slammed home a dunk as Hayward tried futilely to contest it from behind. Then, the King stared for a moment at the Jazz swingman before getting back to the business of clobbering Utah. &a... read more...
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  • Kawhi Leonard made his return from a hand injury this week, which wasn’t great news for the Utah Jazz last night. In an 89-69 Spurs victory, Leonard had 12 points, nine rebounds, two steals and a block. “Well, he always impacts the game,” coach Gregg Popovich told reporters afterward. “Whether it’s the person he is guarding or giving help and making a steal, rebounding the basket... read more...
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  • Transition defense. The phrase was spoken early and often by Jazz coach Quin Snyder in Friday morning’s shootaround in Phoenix. The Jazz play the Suns tonight, and with that matchup will have to face one of the most dynamic backcourts in the league. Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic are each capable of turning games around a wreaking havoc in the open floor. Isaiah Thomas is one of the b... read more...
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  • Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin in their game Sunday. Harden and James were fighting for the ball above the top of the three-point line when Har... read more...
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  • Expectations. Tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers, for perhaps the first time this season, the Utah Jazz will face that dynamic against an opponent. If pundits and a fan base are to be believed, the Jazz are supposed to beat Los Angeles handily tonight at EnergySolutions Arena. They are supposed to win, and win handily. They are supposed to - dare we say - dominate Byron Scott and hi... read more...
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