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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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Suns’ Chris Paul and TWolves’ Patrick Beverley have been beefing for years

Patrick Beverley (l.) and Chris Paulphoto: Getty Images Patrick Beverley sure didn’t waste any time jumping on the Chris Paul slander wagon following Phoenix’ Game 7 loss to Dallas. Pat Bev was up bright and early on ESPN, throwing jab after jab after jab at long-time rival CP3. Nowadays, it feels like we hear the …

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Way-too-early 2022-23 fantasy basketball points rankings

12:12 PM ET Andrew SnellingsESPN Whether you’re mulling trade proposals in a dynasty league or simply getting a head start on your 2022-23 fantasy basketball drafts, we’ve got you covered with our way-too-early rankings! At the bottom of the page, you will find the top 150 players for leagues that use ESPN’s standard head-to-head (H2H) …

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Unpacking the long-term playoff picture in the NBA’s East after LeBron James

Who will reign in the East now?picture: Getty Images Last week, the NBA presented and christened its Eastern Conference Finals Trophy after Larry Bird. It was a well-deserved honor for an old Hick from French Lick, who helped pave the NBA’s Gilded Age. However, King James should be the most revered monarch over the East. …

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Unpacking the long-term playoff picture in the NBA’s East after LeBron James

Who will reign in the East now?picture: Getty Images Last week, the NBA presented and christened its Eastern Conference Finals Trophy after Larry Bird. It was a well-deserved honor for an old Hick from French Lick, who helped pave the NBA’s Gilded Age. However, King James should be the most revered monarch over the East. …

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Suns, Bucks and ‘space ball’: The biggest story of the NBA playoffs and what it means for last year’s Finals teams

OK, so…now what? the milwaukee bucks and phoenix suns met in the NBA Finals last season, and each squad had high hopes of being back there this June. Instead, they both lost seventh games on Sunday and head into the offseason with some lingering structural questions. In some respects, this is normal. The reality of …

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NBA playoffs 2022 – What to watch in the Miami Heat-Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors-Dallas Mavericks conference finals

And then there were four teams left standing in the 2022 NBA playoffs. After the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns — last year’s NBA finalists — were knocked out in Game 7s on the same day, the 2021-22 season is one step closer to crowning a new champion. The Boston Celtics overcame an otherworldly series …

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Chris Paul says he’s not retiring after Phoenix Suns’ season ends in stunning blowout

PHOENIX — For the second straight year, Suns point guard Chris Paul’s season came to an end with his team failing to protect a 2-0 series lead en route to a disappointing postseason exit. And for the second straight year, Paul felt compelled to announce he has no plans to walk away from the game …

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