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How San Antonio Spurs Swipe West’s 8-Seed

We’re rounding the corner from the NBA All-Star Break and have less than two months from the playoffs. There’s a multi-team race in the Western Conference for the final postseason spot that figures to go down to the wire. After twenty-two straight playoff berths, six 60-win seasons and five NBA Championships, the San Antonio Spurs…

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Can Toronto Raptors Repeat as NBA Champs?

When Kawhi Leonard bid au revoir to Canada for Southern California last July, fans and media members thought the Toronto Raptors did the same to their chances of repeating as NBA champions. The math seems pretty simple: NBA superstars are essentially required to winning the coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy. This prevailing thought led both Los…

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How Memphis Grizzlies Grab West’s 8-Seed

We’re rounding the corner from the NBA All-Star Break and have less than two months from the playoffs. In the Western Conference, there’s a multi-team race for the final postseason spot that figures to go down to the wire. Currently leading the charge are the Memphis Grizzlies, an upstart group led by rookie point guard…

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How Portland Trail Blazers Snag West’s 8-Seed

We’re rounding the corner from the NBA All-Star Break and have less than two months from the playoffs. In the Western Conference, there’s a multi-team race for the final postseason spot that figures to go down to the wire. To prepare you for the final run of the regular season, I’m unveiling a scouting report…

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Dallas Mavericks Aren’t Quite Ready Yet

Luka Doncic might be way ahead of Trae Young in terms of early career success so far; Kristaps Porzingis has been the winner of the trade that sent him to the Dallas Mavericks from the New York Knicks; Offensively, the Mavs look to be in a strong position to claim a playoff spot. But it’s…

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Have New York Knicks Finally Found Something?

After yet another lackluster start to the season, the New York Knicks seem to have hit something resembling a stride during their recent 5-5 stretch of games.  The team is looking more cohesive, trusting each other better on the defensive end, has gotten some key stops down the stretch and even closed out games with…

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What Will Winning Look Like for Washington Wizards?

Though fans might not believe it amid some recent dark days, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis does know something about winning. One of his greatest strengths has been loyalty,  as well as giving people time to do their job. Unfortunately for the Wizards, that loyalty to bad decision-makers, injured players and dwindling opportunities has also…

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Stop Under-Appreciating the Milwaukee Bucks

Does anybody realize that the Milwaukee Bucks are on pace to be the third team in NBA history to win 70 games? With the way our national sports coverage landscape is these days, it’s safe to assume no. The Los Angeles Lakers grab most of the daytime spotlight with LeBron James in the league’s second-largest…

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Here’s Why Golden State Warriors Traded for Andrew Wiggins

Eighteen months ago, the Golden State Warriors had just captured their third title in four years, and the Minnesota Timberwolves were fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2004. Champagne popped, optimism was in the air and then came the fall from grace. The two franchises now languish at the very cellar of the Western…

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