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Cleveland Cavaliers Struggles Proves LeBron James Is Nothing More Than A Hyped-Up Sidekick [Opinion]

The Cleveland Cavaliers were in this situation before. The sad part is, the last time this happened, LeBron James left for the Miami Heat. There was …

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This month going a lot better than expected for the Sixers

I remember looking at the calendar at the beginning of 2018 and wondering if three weeks in, we weren't already going to be looking at the playoffs …

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Kyrie Irving reacts to Duke landing Zion Williamson

Kyrie Irving reacts to Duke landing No.2 recruit Zion Williamson, and Duke now having top 3 recruits for 2018

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David Blatt Joked About The Cavs’ Awful Defense Before The Turkish BSL All-Star Game

David Blatt was hired by the Cavaliers in 2014 with the expectation that he would take over a squad filled with top young talent that he could grow with in his first NBA coaching job. And then LeBron James made the stunning decision to leave his burgeoning Miami dynasty to return to Cleveland and …

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Irving says Celtics need adversity to build character

The month of January has seen some marquee NBA teams struggle. The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a tailspin, the San Antonio Spurs are 4-6 in their last …

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Isaiah Thomas Believes Last Season’s Celtics ‘Played A Lot Harder’ Than Cavs

1,893<p>Photo via David Richard/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>After another humiliating defeat, Isaiah Thomas couldn’t help but look in the rearview mirror.<p>The …

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Sleepy Celtics lose to Magic in TD Garden matinee

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Preview: Magic try to add to Celtics' recent slump with visit to Boston

<b>TV: FOX Sports Florida</b><p><b>Time:</b> Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m.<p><b>BOSTON --</b> There is a second pro sporting event in the Boston area Sunday.<p>Two hours before the New England Patriots, seeking the sixth championship of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady Era, host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC title …

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NBA games Sunday, scores, highlights, updates: Clarkson, Lakers beat Knicks

We've got all the scores, highlights and news from all of Sunday's games<p>The NBA is slowing down on this Sunday, with only four games on the docket. …

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Who had the best sneakers of Week 14 in the NBA?

Players took to the court earlier this week in several MLK Day-themed sneakers honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nike's top athletes …

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Kyrie Irving injury update: Celtics PG set to return Sunday vs. Magic

Kyrie Irving's absence from the court was short-lived.<p>The Celtics point guard isn't 100 percent healed, but he participated in the team's entire …

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Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum should be in the 3-Point Contest

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 18: Jayson Tatum<p>Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum is having a great debut season. One thing he’s shown he can do well is his …

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Magic 103, Celtics 95: Woeful offense, lackluster defense lead to third straight loss

For a team with the best record in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics don't play with much of a margin for error.<p>They've leaned on Kyrie Irving for …

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Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia: 76ers Crush Giannis-less Bucks, 116 - 94

The deep fog of sadness continues to engulf folks who want to Fear the Deer as they watched the Milwaukee Bucks fell hard against the Philadelphia …

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Jonathan Isaac tries not to compare himself to follow rookie Jayson Tatum

BOSTON — Comparisons between rookies <b>Jayson Tatum</b> and <b>Jonathan Isaac</b> will continue as long as they play in the NBA.<p>The Boston Celtics drafted Tatum …

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Gordon Hayward already back on the court and draining threes

Gordon Hayward had just about the most horrific debut any player could imagine.<p>We won't get into the details again, but it left many wondering the …

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Magic win for 3rd time in 20 games, beat Celtics 103-95; Boston reeling

Suddenly, the Eastern Conference leaders are reeling.<p>Despite Kyrie Irving’s 40 points, Orlando snapped a 14-game losing streak at Boston as Elfrid Payton had 22 points and the Magic won for just the third time in their past 20 games, beating the Celtics 103-95 on Sunday.<p>Irving sat out Boston’s …

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Three Things to Watch: Bulls visit Pelicans

Here are Three Things to Watch when the Bulls take on the New Orleans Pelicans tonight on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports …

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Cavaliers booed off the floor following abysmal first quarter

There was nothing redeeming about the first quarter for the Cavaliers Saturday. Cleveland allowed 43 points to the Thunder at Quicken Loans Arena and …

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Duke lands Zion Williamson, leaves no doubt about Coach K's recruiting power

Shocked? By Duke getting a top-five recruit?<p>Maybe we should have known not to count out Mike Krzyzewski when it comes to elite prospects, but Zion …

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The Celtics had their most puzzling loss of the season to the Magic

They’ve lost three games in a row for the first time this season.<p>The Celtics have come back from huge deficits before, but they just couldn’t get it done against the Magic on Sunday, getting throttled on their home floor. They fell behind by as many as 19 points going into the fourth quarter. The …

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How the Warriors and Rockets offenses are two worlds apart

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets both sit atop the Western Conference standings at the mid-way point in the season. Both teams are also …

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NBA scores 2018: Why the Nets are suddenly interesting, and 6 more things from Friday

Also, Andre Drummond is doing things we’ve never seen from him before, and DeMar DeRozan has a new secret weapon.<p>The Brooklyn Nets would need a miracle to make the postseason — they’re currently 6.5 games out of the No. 8 seed, and they’ve shown nothing this season that makes us believe there’s a …

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Boston Celtics news: Kyrie Irving hopes NBA All-Star Game is more competitive this year

BOSTON -- The NBA All-Star Game has deteriorated recently into a mockery of competition, but Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving hopes to see more edge …

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Celtics low assist numbers may be exposed in playoffs

Any weaknesses that an NBA team may have are <b>often exposed</b> during the <b>intense play</b> in the post-season. The <b>Celtics assist numbers</b> are an obvious …

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Boston Celtics Bug Continues to go Around

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 4: Karl-Anthony Towns<p>The Boston Celtics bug could keep them shorthanded against the Magic on Sunday<p>The Boston Celtics have been …

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NBA Trade Rumors: Why Zach Randolph Would Be A Perfect Fit For Boston Celtics [Opinion]

The Boston Celtics are still the best team in the Eastern Conference, however, they could improve by the NBA trade deadline. With Kyrie Irving and Al …

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NBA games Saturday, scores, highlights, updates: Rockets get huge win over Warriors

We've got all the scores, highlights and news from all of Saturday's games<p>Talk about a full day of hoops. Starting with the afternoon …

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<b>NBA POWER RANKINGS</b><p><b>1. Golden State Warriors</b>• The juggernaut continues as they sweep four road games in a row before Saturday night at Houston.<p><b>2.</b> …

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Boston Celtics Expecting Kyrie Irving back on Sunday

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 16: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics reacts to a play against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 16, 2018 at the TD …

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