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Andrew Wiggins’ Luka Doncic challenge is next chapter of playoff reputation

SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew Wiggins made a declaration to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Mount Poole days before his first taste of the NBA playoffs as a Warrior: This is where you make your legacy. As a former No. 1 overall draft pick whose career has been defined as a mixed bag of expectations vs. reality, …

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Ian Eagle criticizes Nets performance, poses big questions about Steve Nash, Ben Simmons

Count Ian Eagle among the skeptics about the Nets right now. in to podcast with Spence Checketts on ESPN Radio this weekend, the YES Network announcer raised question after question about Brooklyn’s chemistry, their roster shuffling and in particular, about Steve Nash’s coaching and Ben Simmons future. The depth and breadth of the questions was …

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2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion finalists revealed

Reggie Bullock, Jrue Holiday, Jaren Jackson Jr., Karl-Anthony Towns and Fred VanVleet are the 2022 Social Justice Champion finalists. NEW YORK — The NBA today announced that Dallas Mavericks guard-forward Reggie Bullock, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, Memphis Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr., Minnesota Timberwolves center-forward Karl-Anthony Towns and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet have …

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Jimmy Butler dominated the first two rounds, but a tougher task awaits

the Miami Heat dispatched the Philadelphia 76ers in six games in the second-round of the 2022 nba playoffs. The NBA playoffs, like every other major playoff setting, requires players’ peak performances. Several players — most notably Michael Jordan and LeBron James, regarded as two of the greatest players to ever step on the hardwood — …

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NBA Draft Review of Paolo Banchero: What I learned from watching every shot, assist, turnover, steal and rebound

This is part of our NBA Draft Prospect Review series where we evaluate the top players of the 2022 NBA Draft by reviewing every shot, assist, turnover, steal and rebound during their most recent collegiate season. Every writer was given access to game footage and asked to deliver their takeaways about the player in whatever …

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Thompson: Warriors’ playoff run is missing a vintage Steph Curry game. Will it come against Dallas?

SAN FRANCISCO – Stephen Curry leads all playoff scorers with an average of 9.4 points per fourth quarter (minimum four played), and his 41 points in the clutch is second only to Ja Morant (42). Opponents are shooting 39.3 percent on attempts he defends, and he even has a couple of critical stops in crunch …

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With NBA Draft approaching, Sixers await Brooklyn’s decision on their first-round pick

with the Philadelphia 76ers‘season coming to an end last week at the hands of the Miami Heat, attention now shifts to the offseason and how Daryl Morey and company can improve the roster. One of the main avenues for team-building is the NBA Draft, with the 2022 edition set to take place on June 23. …

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