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10:13 PM ET Malika AndrewsESPN MILWAUKEE — The NBA’s winningest team couldn’t stop watching as the NCAA’s biggest show — and most-hyped prospect — were pushed to the brink on Sunday afternoon. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Brook Lopez, Tony Snell, Bonzie Colson and a gaggle of reporters were glued to two television screens playing the
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11:03 AM ET Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News Paula Lavigne Close ESPN Staff Writer Data analyst and reporter for ESPN’s Enterprise and Investigative Unit. Winner, 2014 Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award; finalist, 2012 IRE broadcast award; winner, 2011 Gannett Foundation
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Kyrie Irving appeared to question Brad Stevens’ coaching strategy after Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter to rally Charlotte to a 124-117 victory over the Celtics. The Hornets closed Saturday night’s home game on a 30-5 run that included all 18 of Walker’s fourth-quarter points. The Hornets trailed
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will not play Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks after being given the game off to rest. “Rick [Celebrini, Warriors director of Sports Medicine and Performance] and I have been talking about it the last couple weeks,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before the game. “Steph
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James Harden matched his career high by scoring 61 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Harden also scored 61 on Jan. 23 against the New York Knicks. He joins Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan as the only players with multiple 60-point
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for shoving Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid on Wednesday night. Smart was ejected less than a minute into the third quarter of the Sixers’ 118-115 victory over Boston for the two-handed shove into the back of Embiid. Smart had taken objection to
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