Tweet of the Night: Gordon Hayward reacts after hitting game-winner against the Mavericks

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The Utah Jazz have struggled for much of the season to stay above .500 due to a litany of injuries, but have clawed their way back to fight for a playoff spot in the tough Western Conference. With their core of Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert finally healthy together, the Jazz have won seven straight games, including an impressive 121-119 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Night: Jusuf Nurkic acknowledges Joe Johnson’s ankle-breaking crossover on him

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When you think of Joe Johnson’s play for the Brooklyn Nets this year, some of the words that come to mind include underwhelming, disappointing, mediocre and any other word that describes a pretty terrible year for someone who is in a contract year and is getting paid nearly $25 million to average 11.8 points on 40 percent shooting from the field. To be fair, he has been playing worlds-apart better since the calendar hit 2016 compared to the first two months

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Tweet of the Night: Manu Ginobili provides update after getting testicular surgery

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It’s inevitable that players will suffer one injury or another during the course of a season, be it minor, serious or even career-threatening. For San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili’s latest injury, it’s simply cringeworthy. On February 3, Ginobili suffered – and here comes the cringeworthy part – a testicular injury that forced him to get surgery and will sideline him for at least a month. There are no details as far as what exactly happened to the area, but you can only assume the

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Tweet of the Night: Players react to All-Star reserve selections, big-time support for Isaiah Thomas and Draymond Green

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After much anticipation about who would or wouldn’t be an All-Star this year, the league finally announced the reserves for the All-Star game on Thursday. There were some surprises but mostly, the coaches had it right with their picks this year:Here are the Western Conference reserves for @NBAAllStar! #NBAAllStarTO pic.twitter.com/KnNu940QvS — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 29, 2016Here are the Eastern Conference reserves for @NBAAllStar! #NBAAllStarTO pic.twitter.com/MVIvIIyWqr — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 29, 2016[Read more…]

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Tweet of the Night: Roy Hibbert not thrilled about Julius Randle not making the 2016 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

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The league announced on Wednesday the full roster for rookies and sophomores who will be going to Toronto for the All-Star weekend event known as the 2016 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. The rookie class has been particularly impressive and with plenty of rising talents from the second-year group, there should be a spirited competition among those who qualified. Rookie of the Year favorite Karl-Anthony Towns facing off against both Andrew Wiggins and Kristaps Porzingis, in particular, should bring all kinds of fun. Included

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Tweet of the Night: Blake Griffin apologizes for punching equipment manager

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Some bizarre news broke early Wednesday when it was announced that Blake Griffin, who was supposed to be due back in the next few games or so from a quad injury, potentially broke his hand in an undisclosed team-related incident. As time went by, it was revealed that the broken hand may have come from Griffin hitting a member of the Los Angeles Clippers equipment staff during an altercation in Toronto. Here are the details, from Mike Wells of ESPN: Sources previously told ESPN’s

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