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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Bernucca: Picking The All-Star Reserves

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This week, while NBA coaches pick the All-Star reserves, the NBA will pick the All-Star coaches. Neither task is as easy. David Blatt’s dismissal as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers has added a bizarre twist to next month’s All-Star Game in Toronto. The Cavs have the best record in the Eastern Conference, which means their staff was on track to coach the East All-Stars. But Blatt has been replaced by Tyronn Lue, who will coach just five games before the deadline of

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All-Star dilemma: The last Eastern Conference PG

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In choosing the All-Star reserves, the Eastern Conference is much less complicated than the West. But it appears that a backcourt position could be a point of contention. Kyle Lowry and Dwyane Wade are locked in as starters. Jimmy Butler and DeMar DeRozan have the strongest cases among non-starters.   [Read more…]

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Sprung: What Has Gone Right and Wrong for Eastern Conference Contenders

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For the first time in roughly two decades, the Eastern Conference is better than the Western Conference from top to bottom. Nine East teams are at .500 or better – nearly twice as many teams as last season, when sixth-seeded Milwaukee finished 41-41. And the East actually has a winning record against the West this season at 100-98 What changed so quickly from last season, when articles were written about how there was the greatest disparity in conference strength in recent memory? “I

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