Tweet of the Night: LeBron James itching to play after watching “Bad Boys” documentary

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The Miami Heat are set to face the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, and LeBron James is badly itching to get back on the court. ESPN showed a documentary on Thursday called 30 for 30: Bad Boys. It’s about the Detroit Pistons and what it took for Isiah Thomas and his team to win consecutive championships back in the dog days of the NBA.The film captured the attention of plenty around the

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SH Blog: Reggie Miller says Lee and Griffin can’t stand each other, Smush Parker punches a kid

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Most people are counting the Golden State Warriors out in the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers. In fact, no one in the ESPN staff picked them to come out of the first round, and mostly the same goes for our staff (predictions will be out soon). There is at least one guy that is publicly saying anything goes when it comes to these two teams, though, and his name is Reggie Miller. Rusty Simmons of San Francisco Chronicle has details: “I

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SH Blog: Klay Thompson calls out Blake Griffin’s style of play, Gary Payton says Curry and Westbrook are shooting guards

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It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors have a strong dislike for each other. It has been that way since last season when the Warriors became a relevant team in the Western Conference, and it continued into this season when Blake Griffin called the Warriors cowards. The two teams won’t even share a chapel together. That’s true hate. What no one could have seen coming, though, is Klay Thompson joining in on the fun, so to speak.

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NBA players around the league share their thoughts as 2013-2014 season comes to a close

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The 2013-2014 season came to a conclusion on Wednesday, as all 30 teams around the league played their final regular season game of the year. It has been a season of surprises to say the least: the New York Knicks failed to make it to the playoffs, the Brooklyn Nets were comically bad before turning things around midway through, the Miami Heat won 12 less games than last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were one of the worst teams in the league,

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Tweet of the Night: J.R. Smith impressed by Iman Shumpert’s crossover on Paul Pierce

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The Brooklyn Nets are headed to the playoffs while the New York Knicks have been eliminated, but that didn’t stop the Knicks from dispatching their crosstown rivals once again, taking the season series 3-1 on Tuesday with a 109-98 victory despite playing without Carmelo Anthony and mostly without Tyson Chandler. In the three wins, New York has outscored Brooklyn by an average of 23.3 points. Iman Shumpert had some particularly fine moments in the contest, including this off-the-backboard alleyoop and a

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Curry, Hollinger, Bledsoe and more around the league react to accomplishments and failures as season winds down

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After a season-long battle to see who would end up with the eighth and final seed of the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies proved to be the winner of the coveted position – relatively speaking – on Monday after beating the Phoenix Suns 97-91. Unlike teams in the East, where some barely over .500 or even under it made it into the playoffs, the Suns will go home early despite an impressive 47-34 record – good enough to be the fifth

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SH Blog: Bogut has fractured rib and is out indefinitely, Irving very disappointed with how season is ending for Cavs

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With only one game left to go on the season, the Golden State Warriors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-120 on Monday to win 50 games for the first time since the 1993-94 season, when they finished with a 50-32 record. With the victory, the Warriors assured themselves of a first-round matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs. It’s an amazing accomplishment for a franchise that has struggled for so long, and it shows a clear sign

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Joakim Noah, Al Horford and others around the league thrilled about Corey Brewer’s 51 points

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When you think of Corey Brewer, scoring is not the first thing that comes to mind. The swingman has never scored more than 29 points in his seven-year career, so it caught plenty of people off guard when they saw the stat sheet between Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets: 51 points. He shot 19-of-30 from the field and also had six steals. How hot was he? This hot. It was a career game worth remembering for Brewer, who helped the Timberwolves upset

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