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Lakers lock up No. 1 seed in West with win against Jazz

Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five seeding games let before starting their first […]

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Shake Milton drain game-winning three, lift 76ers past Spurs

How do you like Shake Milton now? After a rough first game where he exchanged words with Joel Embiid on the sidelines, Milton bounced back and hit the game-winning three against the Spurs Monday night. With the Sixers down two and 10.4 seconds left, Milton was inbounding the ball from the side. He got the […]

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Michael Porter Jr. has breakout game, drops 37, Nuggets top Thunder in OT

Michael Porter Jr. scored a career-high 37 points and Nikola Jokic had a triple-double to help the Denver Nuggets top the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-113 in overtime on Monday. Porter, who averages just 7.5 points, had the big performance in only his third start of the season. “He has got tremendous size, length, he can […]

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Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman, possible first-rounder, staying in 2020 NBA Draft

Michigan State power forward Xavier Tillman went No. 23 in the last mock draft by Kurt Helin and Rob Dauster. That’s the type of confidence in Tillman that has him staying in the 2020 NBA Draft. Michigan State release: Michigan State men’s basketball rising senior Xavier Tillman Sr. (Grand Rapids, Mich./GR Christian) announced today that […]

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Oklahoma state Rep. threatens to increase Thunder’s taxes for kneeling during national anthem

The Oklahoma City Thunder – like all NBA teams (minus a few individuals) – kneeled during the national anthem. That powerful protest calls attention to racism, particularly through police brutality. It is highly patriotic to work toward ending those shameful practices. Though some have distorted the underlying message, the protests have largely worked. In the […]

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NBA referee Brent Barnaky explains standing for the national anthem

Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, Heat big Meyers Leonard and Spurs coaches Gregg Popovich and Becky Hammon drew plenty of attention for standing during the national anthem while nearly all NBA players, coaches and referees kneeled. Referee Brent Barnaky also stood. This isn’t much of an explanation. Nor does it need to be. Barnaky explained that […]