Daily Archives: January 26, 2023

Nikola Jokic sitting out vs. Bucks and Giannis is latest example of why NBA should shorten the schedule

During a full slate of NBA games Wednesday night, there was only one matchup that had the potential to feature two players who have both won back-to-back MVPs. It was neither of the nationally televised games, though both of those matchups had their own built-in storylines as part of the league’s “Rivals Week.” It was the Denver Nuggets against the …

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James Harden praises Tyrese Maxey for accepting bench role for Sixers

PHILADELPHIA–The Philadelphia 76ers are continuing to figure things out on the floor in order to set themselves up for success in the playoffs for the 2022-23 season. They have their eyes set on the Larry O’Brien trophy and they feel like they have the talent to do it. The Sixers made an interesting move during their recent five-game West Coast …

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry ejected after throwing mouthpiece into stands out of frustration with Jordan Poole

USATSI The Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies battled Wednesday in the latest chapter of one of the NBA’s growing rivalries, but Stephen Curry wasn’t allowed to take part in the final 74 seconds of the nail-biting win due to one of the more bizarre ejections you’ll ever see.  With 1:23 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Warriors …

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Danilo Gallinari on injury rehab journey: ‘I want to play’

Boston Celtics veteran Danilo Gallinari has yet to play for his newest team, but the Italian wing is hopeful that will change soon enough. Gallinari recently told the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach that he is hopeful he can be ready for action as soon as this postseason. “My mindset is that I want to play, and that I’m going to …

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Michigan State vs. Iowa prediction, odds: 2023 college basketball picks, Jan. 26 best bets from proven model

The Michigan State Spartans are hosting the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten matchup on Thursday evening. The Spartans are 13-7 on the year and currently sit in fourth place in the conference standings. Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes are 12-7 overall and are seventh in the Big Ten. Michigan State leads the all-time series 28-12 but has lost three straight matchups …

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Klay Thompson playfully apologizes after paper airplane whacks reporter

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. Klay playfully apologizes after paper airplane whacks reporter originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea One of Klay Thompson’s favorite things to do in his postgame press conferences — no matter if the Warriors win or lose — is constructing paper airplanes out of …

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Dariq Whitehead injury: Duke’s projected lottery pick will not miss season with lower-leg injury

Duke freshman and former five-star prospect Dariq Whitehead will not play Saturday in the team’s road game against Georgia Tech as he recovers from a lower-leg injury, coach Jon Scheyer announced Thursday. The good news for Duke and Whitehead is the injury he sustained in Duke’s Monday night 78-75 loss against Virginia Tech is not an Achilles tear, nor is it season-ending.  …

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Why Celtics adding Jakob Poeltl at NBA trade deadline seems unlikely

Report: Why Celtics trading for Jakob Poeltl seems unlikely originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics reportedly are looking into adding a big man ahead of the Feb. 9 NBA trade deadline and have been linked to San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl. Poeltl would be a solid on-court fit for the Celtics; he’s averaging 12.1 points, 9.2 …

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Purdue vs. Michigan odds, line: 2023 college basketball picks, Jan. 26 predictions from proven computer model

The No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers will look to extend their six-game winning streak when they face the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday night. Purdue has a two-game lead over Rutgers, Northwestern and Michigan atop the Big Ten standings. Meanwhile, the Wolverines bounced back from a loss at Maryland with a 60-56 win against Minnesota last Sunday.  Tipoff is set for 9 …

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