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Five storylines to watch in NBA’s sprint to playoffs

We tend to call what’s left of the NBA season following the All-Star break the second half of the season. That’s not accurate. Teams have 25-29 games left (around a third of the season) — what’s left is a sprint to the playoffs. It’s also when some teams try to flip the switch and actually start caring about the regular …

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Brooklyn Nets, Julia Koch in Talks on 10% Stake Sale

Billionaire Julia Koch is in talks to acquire about 10% of Brooklyn Nets parent BSE Global, according to multiple people familiar with the negotiations. Koch, who was married to late billionaire David Koch, is looking to invest alongside her three children, said the people, who were granted anonymity because the matter is private. BSE Global also includes the Barclays Center …

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LeBron James injury: Lakers star out vs. Warriors with ankle issue, putting 40,000-point chase on hold

Getty Images LeBron James will miss the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, the team announced Wednesday. He is listed as out with left ankle peroneal tendinopathy.  James was excused from Wednesday’s practice. Before the All-Star break, he missed the Lakers’ game against the Utah Jazz last Wednesday because of the ankle issue.  On Sunday …

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Post-NBA-All-Star-break fantasy basketball predictions – Yahoo Sports

FINALLY! The NBA returns tonight after a week-long All-Star break in Indianapolis that featured Steph Curry beating Sabrina Ionescu in a first-of-its-kind, memorable three-point shootout, Mac McClung capturing his second slam dunk championship, Bennedict Mathurin winning MVP of the Rising Stars challenge, the Pacers taking home the Skills Challenge and Damian Lillard capping off the weekend in historical fashion, becoming …

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NBA props, odds, SGP bets, model predictions for February 22: Back Stephen Curry under 30.5 points

After a much-discussed NBA All-Star Weekend, the league will resume regular-season play on Thursday with 12 games on tap. One of the top matchups will see three players who participated in the All-Star Game in action as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Oklahoma City host Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers. L.A. is loaded with big names quite familiar …

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5 huge questions facing Knicks as they enter final stretch of season

We’re two-thirds of the way through the NBA season, leaving about 27 games for teams to iron out their issues in time for the playoffs. One of those teams is the Knicks, now with heightened expectations but suffering through a major injury wave. We haven’t seen their full roster in a month — longer if you count the absence of …

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Mark Cuban Joins Streaming Platform MasterClass

Billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban is onto his next business venture after selling his majority stake in the Dallas Mavericks in November. The Shark Tank host has partnered with MasterClass, an online streaming platform that allows celebrities and executives the opportunity to teach courses to the public. Other famous personalities on the platform include actor Samuel L. Jackson, chef …

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NBA’s biggest questions entering the second half of the season

Hey! You made it through NBA All-Star Weekend, and the subsequent several-day break in NBA-related activities! (Well, non-“franchise in tumult fires its head coach, franchise in ascent retains its stabilizing agent, and players cut wrestling promos on each other over a head coach who was supposed to be a stabilizing agent for a franchise that just might be in tumult” …

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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wired, Week 17: George is a Key(onte) Addition

by Zak Hanshew, Rotoworld It’s been a week without hoops, and wow, it’s good to be back! The All-Star break gave fantasy managers the chance to exhale and re-evaluate their rosters as they head into the home stretch of the fantasy season. Some injuries and timelines have come into focus, and we’ve got you covered with the best fantasy basketball adds and …

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What Monk, Barnes believe is key to Kings’ final 28 games

What Monk, Barnes believe is key to Kings’ final 28 games originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area A few days removed from the 2024 NBA All-Star break, the Kings are the No. 8 seed in a stacked Western Conference. In talking to reporters Tuesday, Kings microwave-scorers Malik Monk and Harrison Barnes detailed Sacramento’s approach to its crucial 28-game stretch …

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Scottie Pippen, more ex-Bulls to address Michael Jordan beef, ‘Last Dance’ drama on tour

Scottie Pippen, more ex-Bulls to address Michael Jordan beef, ‘Last Dance’ drama on tour originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Scottie Pippen is bringing his beef with Michael Jordan to an international audience. Three members of the Chicago Bulls from the 1990s announced they are going on tour to discuss their side of “The Last Dance” documentary. Pippen, Horace Grant …

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LeBron James out Thursday for Lakers vs. Warriors with ankle issue

2024 NBA ALL STAR GAME LeBron James sat out last Wednesday night’s Lakers game in Utah due to left ankle peroneal tendinopathy. Sunday night he played 14 minutes in the All-Star Game and did this. After the game, he was asked if he would play when the Lakers returned to action Thursday, but LeBron was non-committal. “It possibly could. It …

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Brown believes Murray is second-year NBA player under most pressure

Brown believes Murray is second-year NBA player under most pressure originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area There’s something that separates Kings forward Keegan Murray from the rest of the second-year players currently in the NBA – and it’s not skill-related. Speaking to reporters following Wednesday’s practice, Kings coach Mike Brown shared a particularly enthralling opinion about Murray after recognizing …

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Warriors focus on playoff push in first practice after All-Star break

Warriors focus on playoff push in first practice after All-Star break originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO – During the Warriors’ practice at Chase Center on Wednesday, coach Steve Kerr took a moment and posted the Western Conference standings up for his players to see. One of the NBA’s hottest teams with an 8-2 mark over their …

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What’s wrong with USC and Kentucky this season? | Good Word with Goodwill

Yahoo Sports’ senior NBA writer Vincent Goodwill and NBA analyst Krysten Peek discuss how the USC Trojans and Kentucky Wildcats have disappointed after having sky-high expectations coming into this season and what’s next for each squad. Hear the full conversation on “Good Word with Goodwill” – part of the “Ball Don’t Lie” podcast – and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify …

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LeBron out for Warriors-Lakers game; GP2 questionable with illness

LeBron out for Warriors-Lakers game; GP2 questionable with illness originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area The Warriors won’t have to worry about Lakers superstar LeBron James when Los Angeles visits Chase Center on Thursday night. The four-time NBA MVP has been ruled out of the Western Conference clash with an ankle injury — something he hinted might happen after …

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Kerr’s son Nick unsure if he’ll follow dad’s NBA coaching footsteps

Kerr’s son Nick unsure if he’ll follow dad’s NBA coaching footsteps originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area Steve Kerr’s son, Nick, is unsure about following in his father’s footsteps as an NBA coach, despite his penchant for coaching. Last summer, Nick, who is one of the Warriors coach’s three children, was promoted as head coach of Golden State’s G-League …

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