Nets vs. Bulls Preview: Five Key Factors

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Is it even worth bringing up Derrick Rose’s name? To quote the man himself: “Only God knows.” Heaven forbid we should get some clarity out of the former MVP, who has been practicing with the team for more than a month and keeping everyone on edge – to the point of frustration – with the waiting game surrounding his return. If he decides to give it a go in Game 1, it will be the one-year anniversary of the very same game

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Bernucca: Ouch! Many Teams Banged Up as Playoffs Draw Near

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Danilo Gallinari’s season-ending injury this week put the Denver Nuggets in a club whose membership seems to get larger every day. Playoff teams missing key players. There are very few teams who will be at full strength when the playoffs start two weekends from now. But two of those teams are last year’s NBA Finals combatants, which could make for a relatively mundane postseason.

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Tweet of the Day: Easter Edition

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Happy Easter! The day of new life & love & compassion to friends, family & all people! CELEBRATE!
@CoachKarl22
George Karl
  With only five games on the NBA schedule on Easter Sunday, many players around the league will be taking the day off to celebrate with their families before getting back to work tomorrow. Let’s take a look at who around the NBA is celebrating and how. 

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Five Fast Facts from NBA Games: 3.24.13

The Sweet 16 is now set in the NCAA tournament after Sunday’s action. Meanwhile, eight games took place in the NBA on this Palm Sunday. The Miami Heat extended their win streak to 26 and are now a very serious threat to catch the 1971-72 Lakers 33-game streak. In other action, the Nets are now 3-1 on their eight-game road trip after their tight win over the Suns, James Harden lifted the Rockets to a one-point win over San Antonio and

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Fantasy Spin: LeBron Leads Huge Rally, Heat Make It 24 Straight

Mike Conley

For the entire first half, it looked like Miami really didn’t care about their win streak, as the wounded, underdog Cavaliers raced out to a 55-34 lead and LeBron James had just six points. They were down by as much as 27 in the third, when the King finally went to work, finishing with a triple-double (25 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST, 3 STL, 2 BLK) and lifting his team to a 24th consecutive victory.

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Bernucca: West playoff picture pointing to Lakers-Clippers

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Less than three weeks ago, the Los Angeles Lakers were mourning the death of owner Jerry Buss, refuting rumors that Dwight Howard would be traded and staring down the draft lottery. With his team mired in ninth place in the Western Conference, Kobe Bryant defiantly told Sports Illustrated, “It’s not a question of if we make the playoffs. We will. And when we get there, I have no fear of anyone – Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Denver … whoever. I have

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