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The reign of the Golden State Warriors is not over.

The reign of the Golden State Warriors is not over.

SAN FRANCISCO. On the night that their dynasty collapsed due to torn ligaments, physical exhaustion, and the brute strength of Kawhi Leonard, the Golden State Warriors struggled to deal with their emotions and their future. What would they be without Clay Thompson, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament that June evening in 2019? Or without …

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For better or worse, Jimmy Butler is the driving force behind the Miami Heat.

NBA Playoffs 2022. For better or worse, Jimmy Butler is the driving force behind the Miami Heat

MIAMI. Jimmy Butler is worthy of the drama. Of course, Eric Spoelstra didn’t exactly describe Butler’s game on Tuesday night. The Miami Heat coach was usually in control after leading his team to a 118-107 win over the Boston Celtics fueled by Butler’s greatness to take a 1-0 lead in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. …

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Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler and Jalen Brunson lead NBA playoffs all-time list

Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler and Jalen Brunson lead NBA playoffs all-time list

The 2022 NBA Playoffs got off to a hot start and are halfway through the first round. Some players have already begun to show great results. The postseason is only about a week away, and we’ve already seen overtime thrillers, losses, and historical figures. While we won’t be naming the Finals MVP anytime soon, here …

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For better or worse, Jimmy Butler is the driving force behind the Miami Heat.

For better or worse, Jimmy Butler is the driving force behind the Miami Heat.

MIAMI. Jimmy Butler is worthy of the drama. Of course, Eric Spoelstra didn’t exactly describe Butler’s game on Tuesday night. The Miami Heat coach was usually in control after leading his team to a 118-107 win over the Boston Celtics fueled by Butler’s greatness to take a 1-0 lead in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. …

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How Lost NBA Playoff Teams Can Improve, Plus Conference Finals Preview

How Lost NBA Playoff Teams Can Improve, Plus Conference Finals Preview

And then there were four. The NBA Playoffs semi-finals have become hectic in a few days, and this column will feature suggestions on what each losing team can do to improve their performance ahead of next season. In addition, we give a brief preview of the conference finals. How the 76ers, Grizzlies, Bucks and Suns …

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Fantasy Basketball - Eight players who improved their fantasy during the NBA playoffs.

Fantasy Basketball – Eight players who improved their fantasy during the NBA playoffs.

13:03 ET Andre Snellings Eric Moody Everything escalates during the NBA playoffs – the talent, the intensity, the pressure it takes to make it through the clutch. And it also creates an amazing opportunity for players to rise up and show what they can do when it matters most. Here are ESPN fantasy basketball experts …

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How Lost NBA Playoff Teams Can Improve, Plus Conference Finals Preview

How Lost NBA Playoff Teams Can Improve, Plus Conference Finals Preview

And then there were four. The NBA Playoffs semi-finals have become hectic in a few days, and this column will feature suggestions on what each losing team can do to improve their performance ahead of next season. In addition, we give a brief preview of the conference finals. How the 76ers, Grizzlies, Bucks and Suns …

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Hollinger: What happened to all those whistles in the NBA playoffs?  Digging into the data

Hollinger: What happened to all those whistles in the NBA playoffs? Digging into the data

We have a week of playoff games behind us, and I have a lot of questions. Are the Warriors ready to take over? Can Phoenix and Milwaukee survive their injuries? Will Maxi Kleber miss a three-pointer? I’ll get to all of that at some point, but right now the biggest question I have is the …

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