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Warriors Stunned by Nuggets, Lose 132-110

The Denver Nuggets beat the defending Western Conference champs at their own long-distance shooting game, which translated into an unexpected 132-110 blowout victory.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he could sense it before the game that they might not be ready. He said it was predictable. “I think it’s kind of …

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Meet Derrick Jones. You’ll be talking about him this weekend

When this year’s dunk contest field was announced, hardcore hoop-heads immediately zeroed in on Derrick Jones Jr.  Jones is a Phoenix Suns rookie who only turns 20 this Wednesday. His stats this season — six total games played, and five total points scored as of this writing — are unimpressive. But in basketball circles, …

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Cavs’ Kevin Love: ‘I expect to be here for a long time’

While the Cavs will not rule out trading Love (the only player entirely off limits, in any scenario, is James), several sources said it’s highly unlikely he’s moved by the Feb. 23 trade deadline. “I expect to be here for a long time,” Love said Friday, when asked if he …

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LeBron James on Melo: ‘I want him to be happy’

Cavaliers star LeBron James says he just wants good friend Carmelo Anthony to be happy, no matter where he’s playing. “I just want the best for my friend, no matter what it is,” James told reporters in Cleveland before the Cavaliers traveled to New York for their game against the …

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Isaiah Thomas: Praise from Paul Pierce ‘means everything’

The Clippers’ Pierce, who is in the last season of his storied career, plays his final game at TD Garden on Sunday and will get an up-close look at Boston’s new go-to guy. Thomas was told that Pierce had showered him with praise in advance of Sunday’s game, including telling …

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LeBron James Rips Charles Barkley’s Criticism

TNT analyst Charles Barkley has a history of belittling LeBron James, and it seems King James has finally had enough.  Barkley called him “whiny” and “inappropriate” for questioning the Cavaliers’ front office.  James clearly had a lot of ill will bottled up, and he unleashed it all at once. “He’s a …

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Lakers Suffer Worst Loss in Franchise History

The Los Angeles Lakers’ rebuilding project reached a new Low Sunday afternoon with the most lopsided loss in franchise history, a 122-73 rout at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. “We didn’t show up to play, honestly, which is frustrating,” first-year Lakers coach Luke Walton said after the 49-point drubbing. …

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Kevin Durant Fitting In With the Warriors

Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors was met with a lot of criticism. From the outside looking in, signing with a team that just set the record for wins in a single season appeared to be a move aimed solely to give Durant a chance to compete …

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Crowd goes wild as kid sinks 3 straight half-court shots

North Carolina recruiters, take note. At halftime during the Tar Heels’ matchup with NC State earlier this month, ball kid Asher Lucas sank three straight half-court shots, much to the delight of fans watching. What looks like a regular shoot-around with all of the ball kids turns into a spectacle of young …

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Stephen Curry: ‘No Reason’ to Leave Warriors

Golden State can offer him a five-year deal for about $210 million. Other suitors can present only a four-year pact at approximately $140 million. It will pay to stay and Curry said as of now, he can’t envision himself relocating next summer. “I can’t,” Curry said. “Like I’ve said from …

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