Rio Grande Valley wins G League championship

Rio Grande Valley wins G League championship

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The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are G League champions for the third time. Isaiah Hartenstein scored 30 points, Dakarai Tucker and Michael Frazier each added 24 and the Vipers -- the Houston Rockets' affiliate -- never trailed on the way to beating the Long Island Nets 129-112 on Friday night in Game 3 of the G League Finals. Gary Payton II added 17 for the Vipers. Rio Grande Valley won the series 2-1 and added this title to ones the franchise claimed in 2010 and 2013 when what's now the G League was known as the NBA Development League.nike nfl jerseys cheap china A 24-2 run in the second quarter put the game away for the Vipers, who lost Game 1 of the title series before rallying to win the…
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This unorthodox way to guard James Harden is either genius or a fluke

This unorthodox way to guard James Harden is either genius or a fluke

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James Harden had just finished one of the least efficient performances of his historic season when he was asked how much the Milwaukee Bucks' unique defensive scheme had to do with his off night. "None," Harden said, scoffing at the suggestion that the Bucks might have created a blueprint for defending the NBA's most unstoppable offensive weapon.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Harden explained that shots simply didn't go in, refusing to give credit to the NBA's top-ranked defense for holding him to 9-of-26 shooting from the floor during the Houston Rockets' 108-94 loss on the road. The Bucks did an excellent job of executing their game plan, with point guard Eric Bledsoe going to great extremes to force Harden to drive right, straddling his left hip instead of playing in…
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Lakers’ Ball chooses CAA as new representation

Lakers’ Ball chooses CAA as new representation

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has committed to work with Creative Artists Agency after mutually parting ways with his previous agent, Harrison Gaines, last week.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping "After thinking about this decision over the last few weeks, I concluded that CAA made the most sense for my career both on and off the court," Ball told ESPN in a statement Monday. "With CAA now in place to manage my basketball career, I can focus my attention and energy on training for the upcoming season." Ball said he talked with several different agencies as he rethought his business affairs after severing ties and suing former Big Baller Brand co-founder Alan Foster for damages of at least $2 million.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap Ball insisted that Gaines had…
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Warriors seal West’s No. 1 in Oracle season finale

Warriors seal West’s No. 1 in Oracle season finale

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The Golden State Warriors clinched the No. 1 seed throughout the Western Conference playoffs with a 131-104 blowout win over the LA Clippers on Sunday night. The Warriors, who had been battling with the Denver Nuggets for the top spot over the past few months, were led by Stephen Curry, who scored 27 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists, while Kevin Durant added 16 points and seven assists. Sunday's game took on added meaning for the Warriors given that it was the final regular-season game at Oracle Arena. The Warriors move to Chase Center in San Francisco in September after 47 years in Oakland. After the game ended, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke to the crowd, thanking them for their support over the years in the…
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Why the Warriors’ chase for greatness has become such a slog

Why the Warriors’ chase for greatness has become such a slog

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Steve Kerr still remembers the moment that the Golden State Warriors' dynasty could have died before it even began. As he walked into the Memphis Grizzlies' practice facility last week, Kerr couldn't help but think back to being down 2-1 to Zach Randolph & Co., wondering if the Warriors would ever reach their full potential. "I had a flashback walking into this building, in this practice gym," Kerr told ESPN. "[Warriors GM] Bob Myers and I laid on that floor over there down 2-1 to Memphis in 2015 and we were basically talking, 'Can we do this? Can we pull this off? Can we beat Memphis?'"cheap nfl nike jerseys china Four years later, the Warriors remain in the midst of one of the greatest runs in NBA history. They have…
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Woman wanted Knicks to ‘mediate’ with Porzingis

Woman wanted Knicks to ‘mediate’ with Porzingis

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Eight months after a 29-year-old woman said NBA star Kristaps Porzingis raped her inside his apartment, she contacted the New York Knicks' legal department to seek to "mediate in private" a payment of $68,000, according to emails obtained by ESPN. At the time of the woman's documented communication with the Knicks' legal staff -- late October through early November -- no criminal complaint had been filed with New York police. The Knicks eventually referred the woman to Porzingis' personal legal representation. ESPN obtained a series of text messages between the woman and Porzingis, as well as emails between her and the Knicks. The texts and emails portray a woman who wanted to pursue a romantic relationship with Porzingis in the aftermath of the alleged assault in February 2018, but who…
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Kerr: Warriors’ health comes before No. 1 seed

Kerr: Warriors’ health comes before No. 1 seed

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Sunday that he wants his team to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and secure home-court advantage in the team's final season at Oracle Arena. But as his group heads into its final 10 regular-season games, the overall health of the group will take priority over any playoff positioning. With that in mind, the Warriors will rest DeMarcus Cousins and veteran Andre Iguodala on Sunday on the second night of a back-to-back against the Pistons. This comes the night after Kerr, along with consultation from Rick Celebrini, the team's director of sports medicine and performance, decided to rest guard Stephen Curry and veteran Shaun Livingston.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping Kerr noted before Sunday's game that Cousins, who…
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Warriors reach 50 wins for 6th straight season

Warriors reach 50 wins for 6th straight season

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The Golden State Warriors have won at least 50 games in each of the past six seasons after their 121-114 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. It's an accomplishment the back-to-back NBA champions take a great deal of pride in as they finish the end of another long regular season in the midst of a historic run.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap "It's kind of surreal, to be honest," Warriors guard Stephen Curry said after the game. "You talk about the history of the organization, how hard it is to win NBA games, win championships and string together [wins] year after year after year. It takes a collection of talented guys, a commitment to trying to put together the best team possible every year. That's front office, coaching staff, all…
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Jazz’s Mitchell: Challenges caught me off guard

Jazz’s Mitchell: Challenges caught me off guard

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After leading the Utah Jazz to a first-round upset of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs last year, it was inevitable Donovan Mitchell would return this season with a target on his back. But after struggling for much of the early season, Mitchell is now outperforming his rookie year and has led the Jazz back to the brink of a playoff berth.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Mitchell, in an interview with Sports Illustrated, said he initially was caught off guard to begin his sophomore season and credited his turnaround to teammates and the sage advice of some of the NBA's best, most-seasoned players. "Coach [Quin] Snyder stressed to me that this year was going to be a lot different, and it was one thing for me to hear, and…
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‘We got some true talent in the starting lineup’: Philly’s five reasons to believe

‘We got some true talent in the starting lineup’: Philly’s five reasons to believe

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When the Philadelphia 76ers went all-in on this season not once, but twice -- first by trading for Jimmy Butler, then for Tobias Harris -- it was because they saw a window to compete for a championship right now. It was a decision fraught with risk. Philadelphia gave up a lot to trade for both players. And with both of them headed for unrestricted free agency this summer, those deals could wind up being a pair of extremely expensive seasonal rentals. Then there's the fact that it's hard to work in one star-level player in the middle of an NBA season -- let alone two of them. Still, the Sixers have always argued it was worth the risk. Why? Because in the NBA, talent generally wins out. And after making…
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