Here Come the Utah Jazz

We were wrong when we thought we were wrong about the Utah Jazz. With a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night, the Jazz have inched a half-game ahead of the L.A. Lakers and finally cracked into the West’s top eight for the first time since early November. (They’re actually in seventh, now that the…

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The Fate of Philadelphia 76ers’ Process Looms

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Washington Mystics 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Washington Mystics outlasted the Atlanta Dream in a slugfest semifinal series on their way to the 2018 WNBA Finals, where they were swept by the Seattle Storm. All-WNBA forward Elena Delle Donne was not at full strength after hyper-extending her knee in Game 2 against the Dream, though she admirably shot down every opportunity…

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Connecticut Sun 2019 Offseason Checklist

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The Golden State Warriors are back. Full stop.

Golden State Just Sent a Message to the NBA

The reigning NBA Champions have rediscovered their swagger. After a slow start, the Golden State Warriors are currently riding a five-game win streak. They have scored over 115 points in eight straight contests and now lay claim to the league’s second-best net differential. Their offense has reclaimed what makes it elite and led them to…

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