SH Blog: George Karl explains Nuggets success, Michael Jordan promises off-season changes

GeorgeKarl

Erik Spoelstra may be hunting for the greatest winning streak of all-time, but there is probably no one having more fun with his job than Denver Nuggets coach George Karl these days. Sure, a 14-game winning streak is no 24-game winning streak, but the reigning champions were supposed to be this good at some point this season. Not a whole lot around the league expected Denver to play this big of a role in the Western Conference. After the improbable 101-100

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SH Blog: Kobe and Nash show great promise against Warriors, Howard wants to be “Iron Man”

Steve Nash

In Sunday night’s preseason game between the Lakers and the Warriors, we witnessed something that may take a while to get used to: Steve Nash was running the floor alongside Kobe Bryant in a Lakers uniform. If you’re not a Lakers fan, what we saw was bad news because Nash – as he always does – made the game look so darned easy for everyone else. The Warriors actually blew the game open for a 110-83 victory and showed promising

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SH Blog: D. Howard hopes to have long career in L.A., Lin studies Duhon

Dwight Howard

This topic has been covered before, but Dwight Howard once again spoke of his unwillingness to fully commit to the Lakers for contractual reasons. The way he speaks about the team and the city though, all signs indicate that he hopes to be in Los Angeles for the long haul. See what’s on his mind, what point guards Jeremy Lin studies to help improve his game, why Tim Hardaway thinks Derrick Rose should sit out for an entire season before

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Tonight’s best game: Houston at Dallas

Dirk Nowitzki

The Dallas Mavericks are clinging to the seventh seed in the cramped Western Conference playoff race. A loss tonight would inch them closer to being the first team since the 1997-1998 Bulls to miss the playoffs after a championship season. Relating further to those Bulls, the Mavericks are also working with a shortened lockout season. Dallas (34-28) looks to avoid that dubious feat and snap a two-game skid as they try to sweep the season series against the Houston Rockets for the second

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Warriors retire Mullin’s jersey; Bulls have historical night, humiliate Magic

Chris Mullin

It was Chris Mullin’s jersey retirement night in Oracle Arena. A long time coming for the Warriors legend that wore No. 17, it should have been a joyous time for him, his family, the organization and the fans. And then owner Joe Lacob stepped in and all hell broke loose. After hearing rousing cheers from the fans for Mullin’s speech during halftime of the Warriors game, Lacob grabbed the mic to conclude the night when suddenly, the fans started to boo him. Loudly and

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Tonight’s best game: Dallas at Denver

Dirk Nowitzki

The race for playoff positioning is a day-to-day adventure in the ultra competitive Western Conference, and two teams in the thick of it all look to gain ground against each other — despite some separation in Sheridan’s most recent Power Rankings. The Dallas Mavericks — on a three-game winning streak including an impressive win over the Spurs — look to snap their seven-game road skid as they visit the Denver Nuggets in Monday’s best game. It has been a tale of home

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Fantasy Spin: Saturday Mar. 3

Josh Smith

As much as I enjoy fantasy hoops, the real games are way more interesting. The Heat had won nine in a row by 10 points or more, but lost to the fired-up Jazz. With Chris Bosh away for a funeral, Shane Battier was an effective fill-in starter, notching 18 points on 6-7 shooting, with four blocked shots. Paul Millsap was back for Utah, Al Jefferson was stellar and the bench was very helpful: another good game from C.J. Miles, with

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