Tweet of the Day: NBA Players Excited For NFL Draft

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Among professional sports in America, the National Football League reigns supreme, but one would like to think that playoffs for any of the other major sports would be more important than the first round of another league’s draft. Apparently not. ESPN, which holds the broadcast rights to Thursday’s NBA playoff games, also hosts the NFL’s draft. Guess which show got top billing? Football’s offseason. Game 2 in Miami will be broadcast on ESPN 2, while 32 former college athletes will sit around

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5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Hibbert Dominates, Durant and Westbrook Take Over

Wednesday, May 7 was a night of redemption in the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Two higher-seeds bounced back from series-opening losses with impressive victories over their respective counterparts. One game came down to the wire, while the other ended in somewhat lopsided fashion. In the process, two embattled players quieted their critics with phenomenal performances in those wins. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Day: Tweets Detail Possible Problems Beyond Pacers’ On-Court Woes

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The Indiana Pacers have been mired in all sorts of media controversy amidst their late-season swoon and subsequent first round playoff struggles. For all of the talk about Roy Hibbert and his personal struggles to score and rebound, there have been numerous theories as to the possible cause of both his loss of confidence and the team’s lack of chemistry and general malaise. One of the prevailing thoughts is that the mid-season additions of Andrew Bynum and Evan Turner may have

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5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — LeBron Joins Kobe and MJ, Duncan Approaches Magic

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If the the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs was unforgettable, then the second round has been… Well, it’s been forgettable. Day 2 of the second round mirrored Day 1 with a pair of lopsided victories. After road teams took the first two battles, however, home teams and defending postseason conference champions stood their ground and blew out their respective opponents by more than 20 points. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. [Read more…]

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SH Blog: Who will replace Mark Jackson in Golden State; Kevin Durant wins 2014 MVP; Rockets planning a big free agent splash

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As SheridanHoops own Chris Bernucca reported earlier, the Golden State Warriors have fired head coach Mark Jackson. Jackson’s dismissal has raised questions around the league. He helped lift the Warriors out of the NBA’s dark abyss, turning them from a 20-win team to a perennial 50-win team and playoff threat. After taking the San Antonio Spurs to six games in last years Western Conference semi’s, Jackson, with a talented yet precariously assembled roster, led the Warriors to another 50-win season and lost

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Tweet of the Day: Reaction To Mark Jackson’s Firing

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OFFICIAL: The #Warriors have relieved Head Coach Mark Jackson of his duties: http://t.co/o8FFN3tbWv — Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) May 6, 2014 Speculation met reality Tuesday afternoon, as the Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson. Jackson has led the Warriors to the playoffs in consecutive years—with a 98-66 record over that two-year span, making him the first Golden State coach since Don Nelson to accomplish the feat. However, two years of on-court success—each slowed by nagging injuries—could not prevent team owners from

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