Daily Archives: April 10, 2023

Why potential Celtics-Heat first-round series worries Cedric Maxwell

Why potential C’s-Heat first-round series worries Cedric Maxwell originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston If you ask Cedric Maxwell, the Boston Celtics should be rooting for the Atlanta Hawks to win Tuesday’s play-in game vs. the Miami Heat. Maxwell admits that although the No. 2 seed Celtics are the superior team, the idea of facing Miami in the first round …

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Tipoff set for Game 1 of playoffs on Saturday in Sacramento

The stage is officially set. The No. 6 seed Golden State Warriors will begin their title defense against the Sacramento Kings in the opening round of the postseason. After concluding the regular season on Easter Sunday, the Warriors and the Kings will get five days off before meeting in Game 1 of the opening-round series on Saturday. The Warriors and …

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Are Suns best pick to win NBA Title?

Mark Drumheller joins Minty Bets to give his top futures bets for the 2023 NBA playoffs. Video Transcript MINTY BETS: The NBA Playoffs begin this week with the play-in games starting on Tuesday night and the full field of teams set to tip off on Saturday afternoon. Joining me is Mark Drumheller to give us his favorite picks for the …

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Longhorns in the mix for two top transfer targets

Texas basketball is among the top schools for two transfer portal targets. Virginia center Kadin Shedrick has Texas in his top five schools, along with Duke, Kansas State, Missouri and Xavier. Rice point guard Quincy Olivari also named Texas as a finalist, with Auburn, Xavier and Miami in the running. Shedrick played in 30 games for Virginia this past season, …

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NBA’s Record-Shattering Offense Should Continue in Playoffs: Data Viz

The 2022-23 Sacramento Kings scored more efficiently than any team in NBA history, at 119.7 points per 100 possessions. This performance comes the year after they raised eyebrows by trading rising star guard Tyrese Haliburton for All-Star center Domantas Sabonis and hired head coach Mike Brown, who implemented many principles used by the Golden State Warriors, where he was an …

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Former Duck Kel’el Ware to transfer to Indiana Hoosiers

We now know where home is for former Oregon Duck center Kel’el Ware. According to a report from 247Sports Travis Branham, Ware, the former 5-star player and McDonald’s All-American who played one season with the Ducks, will be transferring to the Indiana Hoosiers for the next season of his college career. After entering the transfer portal at the end of …

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Billy Donovan doesn’t rule out starting Patrick Williams vs. Raptors

The fate of the Chicago Bulls’ postseason hopes will be decided in Wednesday’s play-in game against the Toronto Raptors. If Chicago wins, they’ll move on to play the loser of the matchup between the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks. If the Bulls lose to the Raptors, their season is over. One obstacle in playing the Raptors will be their size …

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Warriors-Kings Game 1 to be most expensive first-round NBA playoff game

Dubs-Kings Game 1 is most expensive first-round game on record originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Kings and Warriors fans won’t have to spend too much on travel costs as the first-round NBA playoff series will bounce back and forth along I-80 from Sacramento to San Francisco. They could, however, pay outrageous prices to witness their respective teams in the …

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Kristaps Porzingis ‘definitely’ interested in re-signing with Wizards

Porzingis ‘definitely’ interested in staying with Wizards originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington WASHINGTON — Wizards president Tommy Sheppard answered the question before it was even finished at Monday’s end-of-season press conference, as he reiterated the team’s intention to re-sign not only Kyle Kuzma this offseason but also Kristaps Porzingis if he decides to opt out of his contract. Given …

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These are the players that BYU basketball is pursuing in the transfer portal

Syracuse guard Joe Girard III, left, talks with Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara, right, before a game against Duke in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Girard is among the players BYU is reportedly chasing in the transfer portal. | Nick Lisi, Associated Press In his question-and-answer session with reporters last month after the recently concluded season, BYU basketball coach …

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HoyaReport – Insight into Styles

Once a hotly pursued four-star recruit out of one of the most proven, tight-knit basketball breeding grounds in the world in Kinston, North Carolina, Dontrez Styles had a memorable career at Kinston HS. He averaged 18.6 points as a polished, smooth, an innate scorer with significant elevation on his shot and a knack for embracing contact. As he catapulted into …

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Michigan basketball’s Jumpman Invitational opponent is revealed for 2023

The 2022 NCAA basketball season featured the first annual Jumpman Invitational. The tournament is played in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center and it hosted both men’s and women’s college teams. The four teams that participated last season were Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Florida. In 2022, the Michigan men’s team got beat by the Tar Heels 80-76, but the Wolverines’ …

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Doc Rivers expresses confidence in James Harden before playoffs

PHILADELPHIA–With the Philadelphia 76ers now turning their attention to the playoffs, there are a few questions surrounding them before this postseason run. One of them is the health of James Harden. The Sixers want to be sure that he is in tip-top shape in order to produce in the postseason and when considering that he has been dealing with a …

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Report: Alabama basketball sets up home-and-home series with Creighton

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(3) 76ers vs. (6) Nets

The Eastern Conference’s third-seeded Philadelphia 76ers and sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets meet in the first round of the 2023 NBA playoffs. The Sixers won the teams’ last playoff meeting in the 2019 opening round. How they got here Philadelphia 76ers (54-28) Despite reinforcing the wing position over the summer, adding veterans De’Anthony Melton, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House (via some tampering), …

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Florida to face Michigan Wolverines in 2023 Jumpman Invitational

Florida basketball will face the Michigan Wolverines in the 2023 edition of the Jumpman Invitational, multiple sources told College Hoops Today’s Jon Rothstein. The date and time of the matchup still remain to be determined but the venue has already been set for the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Gators have only faced the Wolverines three times over …

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