Sprung: Mozgov’s Meager Minutes May Be Costing Him Millions

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Where has Timofey Mozgov’s playing time gone?  Just over a year after being traded from Denver to Cleveland for two first-round picks, the 7-1 Russian has played at least 20 minutes in just 14 of his 37 games this season. Averaging just 17.8 minutes, Mozgov has reached double figures in points just seven times and has yet to record a double-double. He is playing strong defense when given the opportunity, but it just doesn’t seem like there’s enough court time for him. It’s all the more

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Hubbard: Warriors Done Chasing Records, Ready to Chase Championship

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OAKLAND – During Golden State’s otherworldly 24-0 start, interim coach Luke Walton was asked how it felt to get no official credit for the victories. NBA policy is that only the permanent coach can accumulate wins and losses, so those victories went to Steve Kerr, who has yet to coach this season while recovering from back surgery. The winning streak, which set an all-time pro sports record for consecutive victories to open a season, ended Saturday with a 108-95 loss to

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Five Things To Watch: Cleveland Cavaliers

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In his essay in Sports Illustrated last summer, LeBron James famously wrote, “I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way.” His prediction turned out to be correct – the Cleveland Cavaliers did not win the championship.  Objectively, 2014-15 was still the best season in the history of the franchise.  They made it to the NBA Finals for just the second time, won a Finals game for the first time,

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With Journey Complete, Legend of Steph Curry Secure With NBA Title

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CLEVELAND — Stephen Curry trotted down the court, his arms raised high in the air, just the way we all remember him from the first time we saw him at Davidson. He had just knocked down his second 3-pointer of the fourth quarter in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, giving his Warriors an 11-point lead they would not relinquish en route to a 105-97 win and the franchise’s first title in 40 years. When we first met him, he was Dell

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Three-Man Weave: Is Mozgov Back In The Mix?

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The NBA season could be over tonight, with everyone ready to anoint the Golden State Warriors as the next dynasty. Or the Finals could be headed to a Game 7, the two best words in sports. Just under two weeks ago, 15 members of the Sheridan Hoops staff offered their Finals predictions. Seven of us still have a chance to have both the correct winning team and number of games. Will the Warriors close it out? Can the Cavaliers stay alive? Here are the

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Ladewski: Curry Finally Looks Like an MVP, Has Warriors One Win Away

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OAKLAND — If Game 5 of the NBA Finals was to be the final home game for the Golden State Warriors in this magical season of theirs, then they left the sellout crowd at Oracle Arena with memories that would last a lifetime. The fans will remember their chants of “M-V-P! M-V-P!” and “War-riors! War-riors!” in the final seconds of the 104-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, which moved their team within one victory of an elusive NBA title. Years from now,

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NBA players react to Game 5 of the NBA Finals on twitter

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Stephen Curry has been less than stellar – at least by his standards – in the NBA Finals heading into Game 5, to the point where people have started to wonder if Andre Iguodala should be the Finals MVP. Curry put a silence to that talk on Sunday night in the Oracle Arena, putting up 37 points on 13-of-23 shooting from the field, including 7-of-13 from the arc, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. The point guard was absolutely spectacular

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Hubbard: Underdog LeBron earning different type of respect

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If Stephen Curry and LeBron James line up next to each other, it looks like Marty McFly standing beside the Incredible Hulk, which, oddly in a way, works in Curry’s favor. Curry obviously is a player with stellar skills and during the playoffs, he has continued to demonstrate his worthiness as the Most Valuable Player, which he won for his play in the regular season. With an average of 29.7 points in 16 games, he ranks second in scoring behind only

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