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2022 NBA playoffs: Clippers vs. Pelicans prediction, odds, play-in tournament picks by model on 85-55 roll

After losing their final two meetings in 2020-21, the Los Angeles Clippers’ struggles against the New Orleans Pelicans continued this season as they dropped the first three matchups. Los Angeles finally ended the slide earlier this month, posting a 119-100 home victory on April 3. The Clippers (42-40) aim to make it back-to-back triumph in the series when they host …

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Boston’s Daniel Theis says Nets players’ postgame criticism ‘is probably not the right move’

It did not take long for the Boston Celtics to make use of Bruce Brown’s bulletin-board material words shared after the forward’s Brooklyn Nets dispatched the Cleveland Cavaliers to secure the right to face the Celtics in the first round, according to MassLive’s Brian Robb. In fact, one of the targets of Brown’s inflammatory words — which implied that the …

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Embattled Suns owner Sarver retiring from role with bank

PHOENIX (AP) Embattled Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is retiring from his role as executive chairman of the Western Alliance Bancorporation. The company released a statement on Friday saying Sarver would step down in June after having a lead role in the company since 2002. Sarver was the company’s CEO from 2002 to 2018. The NBA has asked a law …

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Jordan Poole’s Warriors playoff dreams come with perfect timing

Patient Poole turns Warriors playoff dreams into reality originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Warriors selected Jordan Poole with the No. 28 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, just one day after his 20th birthday. Golden State had just lost a brutal series with the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals where they saw Klay Thompson tear his ACL …

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Luka Doncic listed as doubtful for Game 1 against Jazz

Marc Stein: The Mavericks have officially listed Luka Doncic (left calf strain) as doubtful for Saturday’s Game 1 against visiting Utah. The expectation remains, as it has been all week, that Luka will miss Game 1 at a minimum and possibly Game 2. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.comSource: Twitter @TheSteinLine What’s the buzz on Twitter? Adam Wexler @AdamJWexlerOfficial injury report …

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Auburn in the mix for talented transfer from Tennessee

On Friday, Tennessee transfer and power forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield listed Auburn in his final five. Other schools that he included were Wake Forest, Louisville, Arizona State, and SMU. Coming out of high school, Huntley-Hatfield was regarded as a five-star by 247Sports. They also had him ranked as the No. 24 player in the class of 2021. The Tennessee native had …

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Bulls’ Tristan Thompson challenges Zach LaVine, Nikola Vučević

Thompson challenges LaVine, Vučević to be best versions originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Following Friday’s Bulls practice at the Advocate Center, Tristan Thompson fielded a question about his first playoffs experience, which ended with the Cleveland Cavaliers losing to the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Thompson talked for 2 minutes, 15 seconds straight. So you might …

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Kowacie Reeves rescinds transfer portal entry, returns to Florida

After entering the NCAA transfer portal on Wednesday, Florida basketball’s freshman guard Kowacie Reeves has reversed his course and will return to the University of Florida for his sophomore season, as reported in a tweet by Travis Branham of 247Sports on Friday. Florida’s lone 2021 recruit had 48 hours from when he initially submitted his name to change his mind, …

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The Journey of Joel Embiid | NBA Exclusive

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Joel Embiid, Sixers praise Tyrese Maxey for his impressive offensive play

CAMDEN, N.J.–The Philadelphia 76ers will go as far as Joel Embiid and James Harden take them in this 2022 postseason run, but one cannot forget the play of Tyrese Maxey as he continues to learn and grow as a player. Maxey has quickly become one of Philadelphia’s most important players. He is probably their third-best player heading into this postseason …

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ESPN’s Vitale rings bell in celebration of being cancer free

Dick Vitale smiled. ”Hey, ring that bell baby,” he said. ”Ring that bell.” This time, Vitale wasn’t calling a big dunk or a clutch play by another college basketball star. It was his own victory, his own Big Dance in April. The famed college basketball figure, a former coach and longtime broadcaster for ESPN, is celebrating after finishing chemotherapy at …

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Clippers’ Paul George tests positive for COVID-19, out for Friday’s play-in game vs. Pelicans, per report

Getty Images The Los Angeles Clippers will be without star Paul George for their play-in game against the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night as he’s entered the league’s health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19, per ESPN. This is obviously a significant blow to a Clippers team with a shot at making the playoffs on the line against the …

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Ranking college basketball’s top 20 transfers for 2022: Illinois PG Andre Curbelo headed to St. John’s

St. John’s made a splash on the transfer market Friday, when the Red Storm landed former Illinois point guard Andre Curbelo. Though he regressed as a sophomore with the Illini while struggling to stay healthy, Curbelo flashed his considerable potential during the 2020-21 season while earning Big Ten All-Freshman and Sixth Man of the Year honors. The 6-foot-1 former top-50 …

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One nagging problem the Wizards must conquer to have success next season

One problem Wizards must conquer to have success next season originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington When the Wizards started the 2021-22 season with a 10-3 record, everything looked to be clicking. As time would tell, though, one problem festered for Washington over the remaining 69 games of the season, and it’s a problem the Wizards must overcome to have …

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Louisville coach Payne adds Danny Manning to Cardinals staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville head coach Kenny Payne has hired former Kansas great and college basketball Hall of Famer Danny Manning as an assistant, a month after the coaching veteran completed an interim stint at Maryland. Manning guided the Terrapins to a 15-17 finish after taking over for Mark Turgeon in December. He was 78-111 as Wake Forest’s coach from …

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Simulation predicts Celtics vs. Nets series to be an instant classic

Simulation predicts Celtics-Nets series to be an instant classic originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets are set to face off in what has the potential to be the most entertaining first-round series of the 2022 NBA playoffs. It’s a rematch of the 2021 Eastern Conference First Round when the No. 2 seeded Nets took …

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Tar Heels’ Black opts to return for 5th year after NCAA run

North Carolina wing Leaky Black is returning for a fifth year available due to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing another boost to the Tar Heels after their improbable run to the NCAA championship game. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Black announced his decision to return Friday in a social-media video. The NCAA in October 2020 granted basketball and other winter-sports athletes in Division …

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Luka Doncic injury update: Mavericks star could miss Games 1 and 2 of Jazz playoff series with calf strain

Dallas Mavericks star point guard Luka Doncic is expected to miss Game 1 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, according to The Athletic. The Mavericks announced Tuesday that Doncic was diagnosed with a left calf strain after undergoing an MRI earlier this week. There’s “significant concern” that Doncic could also miss Game 2 in this …

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Ex-Louisville interim coach Pegues hired on Butler’s staff

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler coach Thad Matta announced Friday he has hired former Louisville interim coach Mike Pegues and Kevin Kuwik as assistant coaches. Matta also will retain David Ragland from last season’s Bulldogs staff. ”I had a lot of boxes that I wanted to check,” Matta said in a statement released by the athletic department. ”I was looking for strong …

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What’s the lowest seed to ever win the Finals?

What’s the lowest seed to ever win the NBA Finals? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Brooklyn Nets’ 2021-22 season has been a roller-coaster ride to say the least. From the Kyrie Irving-vaccine mandate situation to James Harden forcing his way out midseason and Ben Simmons still not having made his Nets debut, there’s been a major off-court storyline …

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