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Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers tries to pump up the crowd while the Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert looks away during Game 2 of the first round of the NBA playoffs.
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April 16, 2019 - 11:46 am
PHILADELPHIA ( 94WIP ) -- Despite leading and controlling the entire first half, the Philadelphia 76ers went into halftime leading the Brooklyn Nets by just one point in Game 2 of the first-round series, a series Philly already trailed 0-1. Pressure was mounting. Sixers head coach Brett Brown...
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Duke star Zion Williamson points on the court during the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
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April 16, 2019 - 9:59 am
CHARLOTTE ( WFNZ ) -- Duke freshman Zion Williamson, arguably the most hyped prospect since LeBron James in 2003, has officially declared for the 2019 NBA Draft. He made the announcement Monday on his Instagram page. --Thank you Duke--#thebrotherhood A post shared by Zion Williamson (@zionlw10) on...
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April 12, 2019 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK ( WFAN.com ) -- The Brooklyn Nets were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season. Many projected the Nets to be one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference. But despite losing Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert for extended periods of time, Brooklyn shocked the league by...
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April 12, 2019 - 3:34 pm
The highly anticipated premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones on Sunday has become a national event, appointment viewing the likes we haven't seen since the 'Who Shot J.R.?' episode of Dallas and series finales of M*A*S*H, Seinfeld, Friends and The Sopranos . Which got us thinking about...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during an NBA game in 2019.
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April 11, 2019 - 2:34 pm
The NBA playoffs tip off on April 13 with four games, including the Golden State Warriors beginning their pursuit of a three-peat and a fourth title in five seasons against the Los Angeles Clippers in Round 1. More than in recent years, the most threatening challengers to the Warriors' supremacy...
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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors poses with the NBA trophy.
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April 11, 2019 - 1:56 pm
It takes a strong team to make it to the NBA playoffs, but it takes an even better one to have postseason success and sustain it over the years. Here is a ranking of the top NBA dynaties of the 21st century: 5. Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James led the Cavs to playoff success, mostly in his second...
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Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson, Dirk Nowitzki had busy nights in the NBA on April 9, 2019.
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April 10, 2019 - 10:46 am
The NBA is the most reliable source of drama in sports, but even by its lofty standards, Tuesday night was a wild one. Hall of Fame-bound icons Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki had emotional sendoffs in Miami and Dallas, respectively -- and they weren't the biggest stories of the night. Not even close...
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April 09, 2019 - 2:46 pm
BOSTON ( WEEI.com ) -- Kyrie Irving forced his way out of Cleveland because he says he was desperate to free himself from LeBron James' shadow. But two years later, the mercurial Boston Celtics guard might once again be interested in riding LeBron's coattails. Irving is expected to grant the Los...
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