Bernucca: Hawks are Best Team No One Has Seen

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The hottest team in the Eastern Conference doesn’t have a three-headed monster like the Cleveland Cavaliers. It doesn’t have a scrutinized superstar returning from injury like the Chicago Bulls or a rapper sitting courtside at every home game like the Toronto Raptors. Heck, it doesn’t even have a national TV appearance, even though it plays in TNT’s backyard. But the Atlanta Hawks have won nine of their last 10 games, flying well under the radar toward the top of the conference. The Hawks

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Tweet of the Day: Trevor Booker Has One Question For SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most popular cartoons among Millennials. However, for all of the show’s popularity that comes with living in a pineapple under the sea, there are questions that some might be driven to ask of the Nickelodeon character. Why is his mode of transportation a boat with wheels, and how does its engine run under water? How does Sandy Cheeks, a squirrel in an atmospheric diving suit, survive in Bikini Bottom (the underwater community in which SpongeBob

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Bernucca: West’s Advantage Over East Bigger Than Ever

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Leave it to Jeff Van Gundy to use the holiday season as another outlet for his vastly underrated sense of humor. During Wednesday’s ESPN telecast of New York-Dallas, the analyst said he was thankful that there were not two Eastern Conferences. But as Thanksgiving quickly morphed into the Christmas shopping season, perhaps Van Gundy could ask Santa Claus for another Western Conference. Because that would allow us to throw out the Eastern Conference with all the torn wrapping paper, ugly sweaters and

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Photo of the Day: Enes Kanter, Gingerbread Man

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The holiday season is gaining on us quickly. The weather is starting to get cooler, Christmas lights and decorations flood retail stores, and Enes Kanter makes even the biggest of gingerbread houses look tiny. The Utah Jazz forward/center spent some time at, uh, some place that has a giant gingerbread house. I wonder if Kanter, who is originally from Turkey, has some sort of strong interest in these holiday traditions in the States. His photo that he posted to his Twitter

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Bernucca: 2011 Draft Contract Extension Scoreboard: Free Agent Market Just Got Crowded

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On first blush, next summer’s free agent market seemed a bit fallow. The biggest names among 2015 unrestricted free agents have been out there for some time – Marc Gasol, Rajon Rondo, DeAndre Jordan, Paul Millsap and Tyson Chandler. A nice collection of players, sure, but nothing like the star power of the potential 2016 free agency market. Greg Monroe joined the fray when he accepted his qualifying offer from the Detroit Pistons. And there are likely opt-outs coming from Goran Dragic,

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SH Blog: Utah Jazz sign 5-year-old with cancer; Nuggets and Faried rework contract

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The Utah Jazz may not have many highlights this season, but they had one Monday night. The team signed five-year-old cancer patient JP Gibson to a one-day contract for the team’s scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012. It was mid-way through the third quarter when the crowd started to cheer. If you wanted to know why, you looked down. Rocking his full uniform and wristband, JP trotted on the court like

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Tweet of the Day: Utah Jazz, Five-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Sign Contract

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The Utah Jazz announced in a press release on Monday that they have signed five-year-old JP Gibson to a one-day contract to attend their Monday night team scrimmage. Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012, will be in uniform and join the Jazz on the bench for tonight’s open scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. at EnergySolutions Arena. He will sign his contract with Jazz President Randy Rigby at 5:30 p.m. in the Jazz interview room (Room 145), adjacent to

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