10 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Bobcats in the Playoffs, Kyrie Sets Career-High, Raptors Achieve Rare Feat

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If there were another way to begin this article, I’d do it. But there isn’t. The Charlotte Bobcats are in the playoffs. That phrase alone is enough to tell you that Saturday, April 5 was an extraordinary day in the NBA. A rising star set a new career-high in scoring, an embattled franchise made it to the playoffs and a pair of rookies achieved career firsts. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. [Read more…]

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Haywood: No Hall of Fame, But Many Blessings

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I found out on Wednesday that I didn’t make it into the Hall of Fame, so I won’t be going to Dallas for the Final Four. And I am saddened that I’m not going to be there in person to watch the games with the Hall of Fame and marched out at halftime. You know, I’ve been down this road before. But I was really assured in my heart and soul that it wasn’t going to repeat. I was on my way.

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10 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Dirk Passes ‘Nique, Durant Matches Jordan, LeBron Hits Milestone

All but two teams were in action on one of the most action-packed nights of the entire 2013-14 NBA regular season. Three separate superstars continued to make NBA history, a championship contender clinched a postseason berth and a pair of point guards recorded triple-doubles. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Day: Former NBA PF Danny Manning Named HC For Wake Forest

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26 years ago today, power forward Danny Manning led the Larry Brown coached Kansas Jayhawks to a National Championship, scoring 31 points against the Oklahoma Sooners. For the past two college basketball seasons, Manning has been the head coach at the University of Tulsa, where his efforts culminated in a 21-13 record, tying for first in Conference USA. He led the Golden Hurricanes to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to UCLA. Now, he’s on the move again,

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Scotto: Knicks’ Season, Futures of Melo, Woodson On the Line — UPDATED

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NEW YORK — For Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony, making the playoffs is all that matters. The same can be said for coach Mike Woodson. However, after a heartbreaking one-point loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night, the Knicks find themselves one game behind the Atlanta Hawks for the final playoff spot — and two games behind in the loss column — with only five remaining games. Anthony’s desire to reach the postseason is understandable. Since entering the NBA as part of the

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Sixth Man Rankings: Championing Dallas’ second unit, Vince Carter is thriving

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As the Dallas Mavericks compete for one of the most competitive No. 8 seeds in NBA history, they’ve relied heavily on Vince Carter to provide veteran leadership and production to the team’s second lineup. While he is the team’s sixth man by assignment, coach Rick Carlisle still considers him one of Dallas’ most important players. This is evident by Carter’s defined role in the final minutes of close games. Carter is averaging nearly seven fourth-quarter minutes per game in 2013-2014, nearly two

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5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Spurs Finally Lose, Griffin Posts Triple-Double, Dirk Takes Over

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By conventional measures, Thursday, April 3 was a slow day in the NBA with only two games being played. Fortunately for fans of the association, those two games featured three championship contenders and another team looking to solidify their place in the postseason. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. [Read more…]

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Rookie Rankings, Week 22: Not the Worst Draft Ever. Not Yet, Anyway

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There’s been some talk lately that the 2013 draft could be the worst in NBA history. We could wait more than a year before jumping into the adjoining worlds of shortsightedness and hyperbole, couldn’t we? Yes, this was a bad draft. We’ve said it ourselves several times. For the first time since 2001, the top pick is going to average less than five points per game. For the first time since 1988, the Rookie of the Year is probably going to be

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