Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 8

After taking a 3-1 lead in the 2000 Western Conference Finals over the Portland Trail Blazers, it looked like the Los Angeles Lakers were a lock to reach the NBA Finals for the first time in nine years. Instead, they dropped the next two games, setting up a nerve-racking Game 7 at Staples Center. In … Read more

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Anthony Davis says unreported wrist injury hurt his shot last year

Anthony Davis has been the subject of lots of criticism from Los Angeles Lakers fans over the last couple of years, and one of the bones of contention for him has been his 3-point shooting. When the Lakers won the NBA championship during the 2019-20 season, Davis shot very well from downtown, not just in … Read more

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Nets wing TJ Warren is not expected to take the court until November

While the Brooklyn Nets’ media day was Monday, there has been some more news on players on the organization’s roster. It seems that newly acquired wing player TJ Warren’s injury needs a little bit longer to recover. Basketball insider Nick Friedell of ESPN reports that Warren won’t be ready to start the season. Friedell tweeted, … Read more

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Maxey turns into star guard 76ers need to chase championship

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Doc Rivers was not expecting guests one day this summer when members of his staff turned up uninvited at his house with a direct demand of the Philadelphia 76ers coach: Tyrese Maxey needed an intervention. It was true. Maxey needed help getting out of the gym. So a pair of coaches tried … Read more

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Malik Monk or Kevin Huerter as starting off guard?

Kings training camp battle: Who starts at shooting guard? originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea One of the biggest questions heading into the Kings’ upcoming 2022-23 season is who will be getting their name called as the starting two-guard when the season opens against the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 19 at Golden 1 Center. … Read more

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PJ Tucker pushing, leading Sixers to build good habits in training camp

CHARLESTON, S.C.–When the Philadelphia 76ers acquired PJ Tucker, they knew what they were getting. They were acquiring a player who has been through the playoff wars and he can pass those experiences and lessons on to the rest of the team. To begin training camp, Tucker has had a really positive influence on the Sixers. … Read more

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PJ Tucker, Sixers sound off on Jaden Springer to begin training camp

CHARLESTON, S.C.–The Philadelphia 76ers continued their training camp work on Wednesday while at The Citadel in Charleston, SC with hopes of continuing to improve their defense. The Sixers have the potential to be one of the best defensive teams in the league led by a defensive game-changer in Joel Embiid as well as defensive studs … Read more

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Where exactly will the win-now Sixers need P.J. Tucker?

Where exactly will the win-now Sixers need Tucker? originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia P.J. Tucker isn’t delusional. Sure, the 37-year-old is still viewed as vital for NBA teams with championship aspirations and laughing when he hears any suggestion about possibly tweaking his style of play during the regular season for the sake of prudence. But … Read more

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Pacers’ Bennedict Mathurin focusing on defense in training camp

Bennedict Mathurin was known in college as a great offensive player, but it is his defense that he is focusing more on as the Indiana Pacers open up training camp this week. Mathurin, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, averaged 17.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal in 37 games last season at … Read more

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Clippers, Ex-Cs assistant Jay Larranaga granted permission to speak to Celtics

The Boston Celtics have reportedly been granted permission to speak to their assistant coach Jay Larranaga, a nine-season veteran of the Celtics bench who Boston reportedly sought permission to speak with about assisting interim Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla in the wake of head coach Ime Udoka’s season-long suspension. The news, reported by the LA … Read more

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