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Anthony Davis is the NBA’s portable rim protector

Not only is he protecting the basket, but he’s acting as a road block anywhere on the court.<p>Back in 2015, Mark Jackson said something that pissed a lot of people off. I know, stunning, right? Here’s a quote from the very first Golden State broadcast Jackson did for ESPN after being fired.<p>“To me, a …

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Hot Boy$: The Pelicans Suddenly Look Unstoppable

All the way back in 2015, before the Warriors conquered the NBA landscape, the first team standing in the way of Golden State’s nascent dynasty was …

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NBA star Jimmy Butler pays up — and then some — after fan charges $20 for fantasy league

Relax, Minnesota Timberwolves fans who are downtrodden about your team’s 2-0 deficit against the Houston Rockets. We have a feel-good story for you.<p>And as is so often the case, resident man of the people Jimmy Butler is the main character.<p>Ten months after he famously shared his cell phone number …

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Netflix and Shill

Quick, which one of these is your favorite?<p><i>The Polka King</i>; <i>6 Balloons</i>; <i>Amateur</i>; <i>Love Per Square Foot</i>; <i>Game Over, Man!</i>; <i>The Outsider</i>; <i>Come Sunday</i>; <i>Mute</i>;</i> …

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The revival of Jaylen Brown, the Celtics' surging star

By the third day, Mechalle Brown's concern had dissolved into firm resolve, so she flung open the door to her son's bedroom, snapped up the shades, …

Brad Stevens

Tesla and Waymo are taking wildly different paths to creating self-driving cars

Autonomous cars won’t happen without tons of data, but Tesla and Waymo have a big head start<p>There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even …

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The Bottled Water Obsession Taking over NBA Locker Rooms

<b>Joel Embiid and Robert Covington</b> can’t wait to ambush T.J. McConnell. It’s mid-February and McConnell, a 26-year-old undrafted point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, is about to give a postgame on-court TV interview after notching his first career triple-double. But before McConnell can get a word …

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Netflix has considered buying theaters, including Mark Cuban's Landmark, to gain an Oscar edge, sources say

Netflix, the global streaming giant that has dramatically changed the TV industry and clashed with movie theater owners, may be ready to move onto the big screen in a new and surprising way — by owning cinemas.<p>The Los Gatos, Calif., company has explored the idea of buying movie theaters in Los …

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Dame Time: Damian Lillard needs to prove he belongs now

Damian Lillard has told us for at least four years now he deserves consideration among the game’s greatest point guards. He reminds us when he’s left …

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For the Spurs, the most important game left this season is the Kawhi Leonard standoff

OAKLAND, Calif. — For a 69-year-old man who has almost certainly never logged onto Twitter, Gregg Popovich sure has mastered the art of the subtweet.<p>How else could anyone take his answer to an innocuous question about LaMarcus Aldridge after the San Antonio Spurs’ Game 2 loss to the Golden State …

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Inside the film sessions that helped turn Donovan Mitchell into Utah's No. 1 option

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder, remote control in hand as he sits in the spacious, state-of-the-art film room at the team's practice …

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How Ben Simmons And The Sixers Are Outsmarting Defenders

The Philadelphia 76ers, who went from being the NBA’s perennial punching bag to Rocky Marciano in his prime seemingly overnight, are rolling. In what …

Basketball

Netflix beats estimates with strong Q1 earnings

Netflix stock was up over 7% in after-hours trading Monday, after the company announced that it beat Wall Street expectations for user growth and …

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This bizarre Rockets-Timberwolves finish made no sense at all

Houston won, but it almost seemed like they weren’t trying to!<p>The Minnesota Timberwolves had a chance to steal Game 1 against the Houston Rockets on Sunday ... and then another chance, and another chance, and another. The Rockets eventually won, 104-101, but it came in an absolutely nuts ending …

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Houston has to prove home court means something

Earning the best record in the NBA sets the Houston Rockets up for home court advantage throughout the playoffs, a first in franchise history. From …

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Kawhi Leonard’s season is reportedly over, for real this time

The Spurs All-Star isn’t walking through that door.<p>Kawhi Leonard is not walking through that door.<p>A day after the Spurs got waxed, 113-92, in their Game 1 loss to the Warriors, and hours after San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters they’d have to ask Leonard if he would be returning …

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Spurs star Kawhi Leonard expected to miss playoffs

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss the remainder of the postseason as he continues to rehabilitate his right quadriceps injury, …

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The Raptors’ Bench Mob Wasn’t Just a Regular-Season Fluke

<i>It took a back-and-forth affair, but the Raptors beat the Wizards 114-106 in Game 1. It’s Toronto’s first win in a play</i><i>off</i> <i>opener since 2001. Really.</i> …

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The NBA Playoffs’ Sleepers, Favorites And Best First-Round Matchups

At long last, it’s time to put regular-season basketball in the rearview mirror and move on to the NBA’s main event — the playoffs are finally here! …

NBA

The Timberwolves Get Their Moment 14 Years in the Making

Anyone who thinks just getting to the playoffs doesn’t matter clearly wasn’t watching Jamal Crawford on Wednesday night. With the eighth seed in the …

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Navigating the unforgiving terrain of the Knicks' head-coaching job

Mike D'Antoni was still in the Phoenix area when he agreed in principle to be the head coach of the New York Knicks in 2008. The club needed him in …

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Markelle Fultz becomes NBA's first teen to notch triple-double

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz finished his regular season with a flourish Wednesday, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to notch …

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2018 NBA Playoffs: The Biggest Questions For Each First Round Series

It took until the final game of the final night of the regular season, but the 2018 NBA playoff match-ups are finally set.<p>In the East, No. 1 Toronto …

NBA

And the NBA Awards Go To ...

<i>There’s still a lot at stake on the last day of the NBA regular season, but the front-runners for this year’s end-of-season awards are all pretty</i> …

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Andre Ingram debuted for the Lakers after a decade in the G-League and captured the heart of the NBA

The 32-year-old rookie put on a show for the Lakers faithful at the Staples Center.<p>Imagine being 32 years old, spending 10 years in the NBA G League, and finally getting called up to the NBA with two games left in the regular season.<p>That was the life of new Los Angeles Lakers guard Andre Ingram, …

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How the Pelicans Survived Without Boogie

Alvin Gentry will tell you that the Pelicans’ regular season lasted only 75 games. Or at least, that’s what he told his team with seven games left in …

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A Modern History of the Point Guard in Philadelphia

Through the last year of Doug Collins and the darkest days of the Process, I was a rock. It didn’t bother me that much when the Sixers traded Andre …

University of Washington

How fatigue shaped the season, and what it means for the playoffs

<i>"Unfortunately, we'll never really see what these guys can really do, because they're tired all of the time -- because of the schedule." -- Gary</i> …

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Grizzlies valued between $1.3 billion-$1.4 billion in Robert Pera deal

Robert Pera's deal to retain control of the Memphis Grizzlies under the terms of an unusual buy-sell clause values the team between $1.3 billion and …

Memphis Grizzlies

Donovan Mitchell is a 4th Quarter Superstar

It won’t be long before that translates to the rest of his gameDonovan Mitchell. It’s amazing how much value 2 words and 1 name can have. For this …

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