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NBA All-Star Game rosters 2018: The captains are LeBron James, Steph Curry

This should be good!<p>The 2018 NBA All-Star Game ballot is in, and the captains are exactly who you’d expect to reflect sheer dominance in each conference.<p>Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry were voted captains for the reinvented All-Star Game and will …

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Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol, Dislocated Teeth Stabilized After Mouth Injury

The Chicago Bulls announced Thursday guard Kris Dunn suffered two dislocated teeth and was placed in the concussion protocol after he hit his head falling on his way down from a dunk during Wednesday's loss to the Golden State Warriors.<p>The announcement noted the two dislocated teeth were splinted …

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Warriors headline Western Conference All-Star starters; Curry voted captain

After garnering the highest vote count in the Western Conference, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has been named an All-Star captain …

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Beal and Wall make strong cases to be chosen as reserves

On Thursday, the NBA announced the five starters for each conference for the 2018 All-Star Game based on fan voting, media voting, and player voting: …

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LeBron on verge of joining NBA's 30,000-point club

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James never imagined the view from 30,000 — points.<p>Now in his 15th season, James needs 41 points to become the seventh NBA player — and youngest — to reach 30,000 career points, a mark he couldn't have fathomed when he began his career.<p>James is on the verge of joining Kareem …

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Clippers! Opponents don't like it, but Clippers will remain a physical team

Hi, my name is <b>Broderick Turner</b>, and welcome back to the Los Angeles Times’ Clippers newsletter.<p>The Clippers are perfectly fine with how they play and how they are perceived as playing a tough brand of basketball.<p>They are devoid of the talent they have had in past seasons, and their best talent this …

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Derrick Rose Can Still Help The Cavaliers

<b>Derrick Rose</b> is expected to return to the <b>Cleveland Cavaliers</b>, a team at a crossroads this NBA season.<p>Continuing on the same path would likely take …

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Watch Magic vs. Cavs 2018 Online: Live Stream, TV Channels, Start Time, & Odds

Thursday night’s NBA action includes a chance for fans to watch the Magic vs. Cavs live streaming online and televised game coverage. Heading into …

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Five Keys: Cavaliers vs. Magic

Key: Magic Show<p>For the second time in less than two weeks, the Orlando Magic will face a Wine & Gold team that’s stinging after a tough loss to a top …

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3-on-3 Blazers: Does Nurkic have a future in Portland?

<b>App users:</b> Tap here to view<p>PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers, who passed the midway point of the 2017-18 season last week, find themselves …

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Steph Curry responds to fan scolding him on Twitter

Stephen Curry saved some of his best defense until after the Warriors had beaten the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night.<p>Curry was called out on Twitter …

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Let's all laugh at this Stephen Curry blooper, because it's the last time we'll laugh at him all year

Stephen Curry makes people look foolish on the basketball court all the time with a combination of flashy ball-handling and a quick release that leaves others in his wake. But on Wednesday night, it was the two-time NBA MVP's turn to be embarrassed. And boy, was he ever by Chicago Bulls rookie …

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This NBA Champion Just Angrily Announced He's Boycotting McDonald's (Will Others Join Him?)

This is all the burger chain needs.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>McDonald's likes to feature stars occasionally in its ads.<p>It wants to be seen as the universal choice of the people.<p>Anyone and everyone should feel able to …

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Daily Dieter Podcast: Warriors dominance means nothing matters in NBA

Golden State’s run since 2015 has been not only historic, but revolutionary in terms of how the Warriors have changed the way the pro game is played. …

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Almost everything you know about the Rockets-Clippers fight is wrong

Chris Paul didn’t start anything, there was no decoy, and the “secret tunnel” isn’t secret. Here’s what really happened.<p>Late Monday night, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a photo of Paul Pierce — “The Truth” — with the caption, “still putting on his shoes.” It was a layered reference to …

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LeBron James is Finally Showing His Age

The Cleveland Cavaliers look slow, old, and have lost eight of their last 10 games. Most worrisome: For the first time in his career, LeBron is noticeably worse on the second night of back-to-backs.<p>As LeBron James rumbles through his 15th season as an NBA phenom, with enough outward dominance to …

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Damian Lillard Talks All-Star Game Snubs, Having Fewer Votes Than Lonzo Ball

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard said he's "frustrated" by the lack of respect he's received in terms of NBA All-Star selections, but he's not surprised he's behind Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball in this year's voting due to the hype around Ball.<p>Lillard has made two All-Star …

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Colin Kaepernick is making America great

In or out of the NFL, kneeling or standing, the athlete is doing exactly what needs to be done in the Trump era<p>Colin Kaepernick is back at it again. This week, the former NFL star-turned-activist, announced that he will be giving away the last $100,000 of the $1 million he pledged to donate to …

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Kurtenbach: The Warriors are bored, and that’s making them boring

The Warriors turned in three sub-par quarters against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. They won anyway.<p>While the Warriors were scoring at an …

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Back from ACL injury, Warriors two-way player Chris Boucher shows promise

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>CHICAGO — One of the few constants in Chris Boucher’s life is that at some point, probably at the worst possible moment, a …

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D.C.-based Advancement Project gets a piece of Colin Kaepernick’s Million Dollar Pledge

Civil rights organization is the second of 10 groups to receive $10,000 in 10 days<p>A Washington, D.C.-based social justice organization is the second …

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NBA player smashes face so hard dunking he leaves teeth marks on court

Kris Dunn steal and falls on his face after dunk. Hope he's ok pic.twitter.com/7IGlFC2Cjz<p>— Kevin Marchina (@kg_holler) January 18, 2018<p>Chicago Bulls …

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The NBA trade deadline brings the best (and worst) out of fans

The SB Nation NBA network took the pulse of their respective teams.<p>The 2018 NBA Trade Deadline is almost here, and that means trade rumors are about to start flying from every corner.<p>The deadline is one of the most active points of the NBA season. Every team is looking to get better, get worse, or …

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich mocks slew of NBA fights: 'Let me at him, let me at him'

Whether it’s President Trump, a LaMarcus Aldridge trade request or namby pamby NBA fights, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls it like he sees it.<p>And Pop, following a slew of recent dust-ups, doesn’t have time for fake feuds like Charlotte’s Michael Carter-Williams charging at Washington …

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Warriors Tie Franchise Record with 14th Straight Road Victory

<i>Fact: With a 119-112 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Wednesday night, the Golden State Warriors tied a franchise record with their 14th consecutive road victory, matching the mark set by the 2015-16 Warriors. It is tied for the third-longest streak in NBA history, with the</i> …

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How Steve Kerr’s playing experience has helped him coach the Warriors

<b>Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter.</b><p>CHICAGO — Unlike most coaches that once played in the NBA, Warriors coach …

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James Harden to Return from Hamstring Injury vs. T-Wolves on Minutes Restriction

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden will be on a minutes restriction when he returns from a hamstring injury Thursday night to face the Minnesota Timberwolves at Toyota Center.<p>Jonathan Feigen of the <i>Houston Chronicle</i> provided the status update ahead of the nationally broadcast matchup …

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Cavs’ Unique Practice Situation Might Be An Issue For Isaiah Thomas

1,187<p>Photo via Trevor Ruszkowski/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers have enough doom and gloom on their plate right now. But there’s one …

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San Antonio Spurs: Without Kawhi Leonard, what’s next?

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square …

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Pacers seek fourth straight win while showing ‘toughness’ without Turner

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Indiana Pacers invade Moda Center on Thursday night to face the Portland Trail Blazers with a positive mindset and a chance to …

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