Tweet of the Night: Players react to LeBron James’ game-winning 3-pointer against the Warriors

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After dominating the Miami Heat in their first meeting in December, Stephen Curry showed once again on Wednesday that he is a rising superstar in the league. With the game on the line and his team down by a point with just 23 seconds left on the clock, the point guard drove past his defender for a layup and drew the foul for a 3-point play early in the clock. With the Golden State Warriors up 110-108, it appeared to be

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Tweet of the Night: Mark Jackson reacts to getting “dunk cammed” by Stephen Curry

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Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson isn’t your typical NBA coach. When he isn’t trying to figure out how to get his team out of offensive slumps from the sideline – the Warriors are surprisingly ranked only 16th in offensive rating – he is at a church teaching the word of God. He is a pastor off the court, and that makes him a motivator as a person and as a coach. That much is clear when you look at the inspirational

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SH Blog: Dan Gilbert still has hopes for Cavaliers this season, Barkley says Curry is not a superstar

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are an absolute mess this season, and owner Dan Gilbert has finally had enough. After watching his team suffer a humiliating defeat at home against a depleted Los Angeles Lakers team on Wednesday, Gilbert made the decision to fire general manager Chris Grant, the architect of this currently-disastrous team. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports first reported the news:Gilbert informed Grant of his dismissal late Thursday morning, sources said. Assistant general manager David Griffin will take over as the interim GM,

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Tweet of the Day: Steph Curry’s Facebook Q&A

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Tuesday night the Charlotte Bobcats put the clamps on the Dubs shooters—holding the team to a pitiful 31.2-percent from the floor—in a 16-point blowout win. It was the team’s worst shooting percentage since 2004, when they shot 27.5-percent against the Memphis Grizzlies. Point guard Steph Curry shot 8-of-18 (44-percent) from the floor in the loss. The most efficient scorer on the team—not named Curry—was Jermaine O’Neal, who made his return from wrist surgery, having shot 2-of-5 (40-percent) from the floor en

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Sheridan’s MVP Rankings, Feb. 5 Edition: The Benefits of Riding Solo

Sometimes the best way to evaluate the Most Valuable Player is to watch him ride solo for a while. Yes, stats count. So does his performance in close games, his output against the better teams, his showdowns with fellow candidates and his overall leadership. However, a true indicator can be how the player performs when he has to go it alone. This season, we have all marveled at Kevin Durant. The perennial MVP candidate has been truly spectacular. But what has elevated

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Bernucca: Here’s Some Changes Adam Silver Should Make

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Adam Silver is in a tough spot. Silver became the NBA’s fifth commissioner on Saturday. He follows David Stern, whose 30 years as the league’s top executive likely will be unmatched by anyone in any sport. Silver begins his term without facing a major problem that needs immediate fixing or a hot-button issue that requires immediate attention. With TV contracts running through 2016, labor peace assured until at least 2017 and most of the top stars in their 20s, the NBA is

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Sheridan’s MVP Rankings, Jan. 29 Edition: Is the Race Over?

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Back from Vegas, I took in the Lakers-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday and listened to a dejected Pau Gasol lament a lack of effort and espouse his frustrations over a lost Lakers season. You can be damn well sure he is looking forward to the trade deadline, waiting to find out if he’ll play a single meaningful basketball game before summer arrives. But once summer does arrive, the big Spaniard is going to have a lot left in the

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Bernucca: Fixing the Fans’ All-Star Mistakes

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NBA fans do an awful job of protecting the image of their favorite sport. This is not the NFL, which has been America’s pastime for a generation and can do no wrong in the eyes of its fans. The only time the NFL has an image problem is when a storm affects satellite reception. This is also not baseball, which has a considerable image problem with its collection of prima donnas on PEDS. But it also has more than a century of

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