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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

Six years after embarking upon perhaps the most ambitious rebuild in NBA history, the Philadelphia 76ers are facing an inflection point. As currently constructed, the Sixers stand little chance of defeating the Toronto Raptors or Boston Celtics in a seven-game playoff series, despite the latter’s season-long inconsistency. Philly’s top-end talent could overwhelm the Milwaukee Bucks…

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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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Can the Pacers keep their twin towers lineup together or apart?

Can Indiana Pacers Keep Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis?

Can a team find success while also paying hefty amounts of money to two guys that share the floor only six minutes a night? That’s a checkbook question, but the answer is definitely “yes” in the scorebook so far. Only three games back of the Eastern Conference’s top overall seed, the Indiana Pacers had won 13…

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Behind Orlando Magic’s Creation Committee

On the surface, the Orlando Magic do not have a ball handler other teams fear in the pick-and-roll. Elfrid Payton is long gone, and the Magic haven’t had an All-Star guard on their roster since Jameer Nelson a decade ago. Opponent scouting reports won’t highlight ball screens as a major point of attack or key…

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The Knicks and Bucks have given their fans a lot of presents during recent matchups.

Get Ready for the Next Bucks, Knicks Rivalry Chapter

‘Tis the season of giving, and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has already promised to give New York Knicks guard Mario Hezonja something special when the teams meet at Madison Square Garden on Christmas Day. These teams have far likelier candidates for rivals than one another: franchises from nearby towns, in common divisions, who defeated…

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Caris Levert's injury bent but didn't break Brooklyn.

How Long Can Brooklyn Nets Keep Winning Without Caris Levert?

By the skin of their teeth. That’s how the Brooklyn Nets won seven in a row, one month since an ugly leg injury sidelined leading scorer Caris Levert. It was an exhilarating, nail-biting, head-smacking, why-are-they-doing-this-to-me, can’t-the-clock-go-faster sort of winning streak. So when the Indiana Pacers brought the streak to an end Friday night, defeating the…

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Miami’s Game of Zones

Erik Spoelstra is rolling up his sleeves lately. Despite being short-handed due to injuries on a recent West Coast road trip, the Heat have emerged with some important and masterful victories. These have not just been on individual talent, lucky shooting or gritty one-on-one defense. Instead, Spo has integrated a 2-3 zone defense the last…

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Busting Myths About Rockets, Spurs, Kemba Walker & DeAndre Ayton

Be careful believing everything you read… Fallacies make their way through the airwaves of NBA coverage. Whether it is talking heads on television or the profit-grabbing fake headlines that inundate the Internet, actual analysis is often overlooked and even forgotten. What develops, as a result, is a group of myths or false narratives that even…

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