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Jimmy Butler leads Miami Heat back to Eastern Conference Finals

Jimmy Butler leads Miami Heat back to Eastern Conference Finals

PHILADELPHIA — The Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in three years after closing out the Philadelphia 76ers 99-90 in Game 6 of their second-round series on Thursday night. As has been the case throughout the series, it was Jimmy Butler who led the way when his team …

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Philadelphia 76ers' Danny Green carried off after knee injury, out for remainder of Game 6

Philadelphia 76ers’ Danny Green carried off after knee injury, out for remainder of Game 6

7:48 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — 76ers forward Danny Green is out for the rest of Game 6 of Philadelphia’s Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat with a left knee injury. There’s significant concern that the injury Green suffered is serious, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He is set to undergo an MRI …

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Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn taking aim at NBA for scheduling preseason game in the UAE

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn taking aim at NBA for scheduling preseason game in the UAE

Make it make sense.Drawing: Shutterstock Conservative politics and professional sports leagues have long been intertwined as bedfellows. However, that attitude has shifted since the Trump era. Now, more Republicans despise the NFL than ever, according to a LA Times/SurveyMonkey poll conducted early this year. Despite watching it on Sundays, their changing opinions stem from believing …

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Erik Spoelstra - Pat Riley on Mount Rushmore of executives

Erik Spoelstra – Pat Riley on Mount Rushmore of executives

PHILADELPHIA — Pat Riley has already earned enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame, but Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says his longtime boss belongs in even more exclusive company. “Pat is on the Mount Rushmore of executives,” Spoelstra said Thursday in advance of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers. …

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Bucks heiress Mallory Edens swoons over Jrue Holiday heroics

Bucks heiress Mallory Edens swoons over Jrue Holiday heroics

The Bucks’ rally in their Game 5 win against the Celtics was a Jrue masterpiece. Mallory Edens, the daughter of Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, celebrated her team’s dramatic 110-107 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night. Edens shared a video on her Instagram Story that featured Milwaukee point guard Jrue Holiday’s clean block against Boston’s …

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NBA unveils new trophies, awards honoring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson

NBA unveils new trophies, awards honoring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson

It’s no coincidence that in the same year the NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary, the league is unveiling an ensemble of trophies and awards that will feature new designs and will honor iconic players such as Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson. During the conference finals, which could begin Sunday …

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The Grizzlies played postseason anthem during blowout ... and Draymond Green and Stephen Curry loved it

The Grizzlies played postseason anthem during blowout … and Draymond Green and Stephen Curry loved it

The Golden State Warriors entered Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals up 3-1, with a chance to end the Memphis Grizzlies’ playoff run. Ahead of the potential series closer, Stephen Curry gave Kendra Andrews some insight on Golden State’s mentality, saying: “Whoop that trick! That is our game plan.” “Whoop That Trick” is a …

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Betting tips for NBA playoffs

Betting tips for NBA playoffs

All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook. What you need to know for tonight’s playoff games Jayson the creator? Jayson Tatum is turning into a superstar before our eyes, and it’s more than just his elite ability to score. Tatum has become a playmaker for Boston’s role players, tallying 32 assists in four home games …

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Joel Embiid asks 'what else I have to do' to win MVP, says all energy now focused on 'bigger picture' of helping Philadelphia 76ers win NBA title

Joel Embiid asks ‘what else I have to do’ to win MVP, says all energy now focused on ‘bigger picture’ of helping Philadelphia 76ers win NBA title

12:59 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid congratulated Nikola Jokic on winning the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for a second straight season, adding Tuesday night that there was “no right or wrong” answer among several serving candidates. But Embiid also said that, going forward, he’ll steer his focus toward …

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