Tweet of the Night: Mason Plumlee thankful for a great year

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For the Brooklyn Nets, the postseason came to a much earlier conclusion than they would have liked on Wednesday against the Miami Heat. It was a bitter end for the collection of veteran players who expected a lot from themselves, but for rookie Mason Plumlee, the 2013-2014 season was one to remember. Brooklyn didn’t expect much from the center when they drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in the NBA Draft, but he came onto the scene strong and was

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Tweet of the Night: Al Harrington thanks fans support, zings haters

It has been a tough couple of seasons for the 34-year-old Al Harrington, who has rarely played in stints with the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards due to various knee injuries and subsequent surgeries. He played just 10 games for the Magic last season, and managed to play 34 games for the Wizards this season. The veteran forward has played sparingly in the playoffs, but did the most he could when called upon. In Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers, Harrington

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SH Blog: Curry still stressed about firing of Jackson but likes Kerr, Sterling threatens to sue NBA and says he did nothing wrong

Stephen Curry

All along, Stephen Curry wanted the Golden State Warriors to keep Mark Jackson – a man he absolutely loves as a coach, a friend and a mentor in life. He blossomed into a borderline superstar in two seasons under Jackson and went to the playoffs both times after failing to do so in his first three seasons. There was simply too much drama surrounding Jackson and the front office, though, and the coach had to be fired against the wishes of

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SH Blog: Warriors agree to sign Kerr to a five-year contract, Lacob says Curry is excited, Rivers rips referees while Paul blames himself for losing Game 5

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The Golden State Warriors believed they had little chance of acquiring Steve Kerr as their next head coach, so they went after Stan Van Gundy. After talks broke down with the former coach, who eventually decided to sign a massive deal with the Detroit Pistons, they decided to go after Kerr a little harder despite knowing the deep talks he was already in with the New York Knicks. On Wednesday, Golden State swayed Kerr enough and surprisingly, agreed to a huge

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Tweet of the Night: Rachel Nichols and Jim Rome describe what it must feel like for Ray Allen to end Pierce and Garnett’s season

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When the game is on the line, you can always count on Jesus to bail you out. Jesus Shuttlesworth, that is. Ray Allen had taken six 3-point attempts in Game 5 against the Brooklyn Nets and simply couldn’t get one to drop all game long. However, he saw one more opportunity when it mattered the most. With the Miami Heat down one point with 32 seconds left in the game, Mario Chalmers found an open Allen in the corner. The sharp-shooter then

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Tweet of the Night: Damian Lillard and others react to John Wall’s breakout performance against the Indiana Pacers

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John Wall’s shooting in the playoffs has badly been exposed since the first round of the playoffs, and things had gotten worse in the second round against the Indiana Pacers – the best defensive team during the regular season. The point guard hasn’t been able to hit the side of a barn, averaging just 11.5 points on a paltry 31.3 percent from the field (16-of-51 shooting), including just one-of-11 from the 3-point line in the first four games. His production has

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SH Blog: Eric Gordon doesn’t want to come off bench next season, Mike Brown fired, Durant discredits Paul’s defense

Eric Gordon

It was never Eric Gordon’s initial choice to remain with the New Orleans Pelicans when his rookie contract expired, and his time with the team since signing the big contract back in 2012 has been tumultuous at best. Gordon made it clear that he wanted out of New Orleans when he signed a  four-year, $58 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, only to have it matched by the team that traded away Chris Paul to attain him. In hindsight, it may have been

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Magic Johnson and others react to Donald Sterling’s interview with Anderson Cooper

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After weeks of silence since being condemned by Adam Silver, the players and everything else that represents the NBA, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling finally broke his silence publicly in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Not surprisingly, the conversation turned uglier by the minute as Sterling went off about “gorgeous black guys” and how terrible a person Magic Johnson is for not doing anything for black people (which is obviously a ridiculously false statement) and making love with

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