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OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook vowed to be better in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers, and with 33 points on 11-of-22 shooting and 11 assists in a 120-108 win Friday night, he followed through. “Man of his word,” Paul George said. “He came out, he led, we got behind him, and he put
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The Oakland Athletics, in what appears to be a clever if not wry dig at soon-to-be free agent and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, took out a full-page advertisement in Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle that reads “KD commits to Oakland.” The ad came with Durant set to hit free agency this summer and as
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The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called against the Warriors‘ Kevin Durant and the Clippers‘ JaMychal Green during Thursday’s Game 3, the league announced Friday. Both players appeared surprised by the third-quarter call, since they were just exchanging a few words when the double-technical was given. Durant said after the game that he hoped the
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LOS ANGELES — When Kevin Durant first joined the Golden State Warriors nearly three years ago, he went through a bit of an adjustment period with his new teammates and coaches. They’d go out of their way to make him feel comfortable in his new surroundings, often at their own expense on the offensive end.
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The Brooklyn Nets and LA Clippers have taken home-court advantage heading into pivotal Game 3s on Thursday. What adjustments do the Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors need to make? Let’s start in Philadelphia, where all eyes are on the Sixers’ point guard. 76ers-Nets The Har-Ben-ger of things to come If Joel Embiid‘s knee soreness
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Michael Jordan has long been synonymous with greatness, so any “greatest ever” accolade bestowed by him shouldn’t be taken lightly. Take note, Tiger Woods. “I never thought he’d get back physically,” Jordan told The Athletic after Woods’ victory at the Masters on Sunday. “He didn’t think he’d get back physically. But he did it. No
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HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets firmly believe they were the NBA’s best team last season, robbed of a championship by the basketball gods when Chris Paul strained his hamstring when they were one win away from dethroning the Golden State Warriors. But nobody in the Houston locker room is worried about what-ifs right now. They’re
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Nuggets coach Mike Malone said he will stick with starting Will Barton despite the forward’s struggles in Denver’s first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs. Barton shot 1-for-10 and missed all six of his 3-point attempts in the Nuggets’ 114-105 Game 2 victory in Denver. As the series, tied 1-1, moves to San Antonio for
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11:54 AM ET Nick Friedell Close ESPN Staff Writer Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009. Ohm Youngmisuk Close ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the
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PORTLAND, Ore. — After Tuesday’s deflating 114-94 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder are heading back home in an 0-2 series hole with Russell Westbrook taking responsibility for the team’s poor performance and vowing to play better in Game 3. “Starting with myself, I’ve got to play better,”
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