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Jamal Murray overwhelms Donovan Mitchell, Utah, to force Game 6

The show Jamal Murray and Donovan Mitchell have been putting on deserves an encore. Murray was not going to let the Nuggets’ season end on Tuesday, and Denver found just enough defense to make that a reality. Murray took over in the second half, scoring 33 of his 42 points on the night, his swagger […]

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Paul George breaks out of ‘dark place’ to score 35, spark Clippers Game 5 win

It wasn’t just a shooting slump Paul George was dealing with the past three games — the bubble had effected his mind. He described himself as being in a “dark place.” “I underestimated mental health, honestly. I had anxiety, a little bit of depression,” George said after Game 5. “Just being locked in here. I […]

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Jamal Crawford hopes for the chance to play next season

Jamal Crawford — who badly wanted to keep playing — finally found a home this season in the replacement-filled Brooklyn Nets roster for the NBA restart in Orlando: He played six minutes, scored five points, and then was out with a hamstring injury. Crawford hopes to be back for a full season at age 40 […]

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Doc Rivers: ‘We keep loving this country, and this country does not love us back’

Before they came to Orlando, many NBA players and coaches did some soul-searching and asked the question, “should we do this right now? Is this a distraction that will mute the Black Lives Matter movement?” They have tried to keep the movement fresh and in the forefront while in the bubble — wearing Black Lives […]

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Two weeks after announcing extension, Pacers fire coach Nate McMillan

The Pacers and coach Nate McMillan announced a contract extension two weeks ago. Today, Indiana fired him. Pacers release: The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday they have relieved head coach Nate McMillan of his coaching duties. “On behalf of the Simon family and the Pacers organization, I’d like to thank Nate for his years with the […]

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Raptors and Celtics discussing boycotting Game 1

NBA players are upset. Upset police shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, seven times in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Upset they’re in the bubble while all this is happening outside it. Raptors guard Norman Powell and Celtics guard Marcus Smart – whose teams are scheduled to play Game 1 of their second-round series tomorrow – even said […]

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‘Sizable’ number of NBA players advocating for finishing season

The Bucks – then Rockets, Thunder, Lakers and Trail Blazers – decided to boycott their playoff games today. In response, the NBA postponed those games. But players aren’t united on sitting out long-term. This same discussion happened before the resumption. Some players urged boycotting. Others advocated for playing. Obviously, a large majority decided to report […]