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Mavericks vs.  Suns score, takeaways: Devin Booker leads Phoenix to pivotal win in Game 5 against Dallas

Mavericks vs. Suns score, takeaways: Devin Booker leads Phoenix to pivotal win in Game 5 against Dallas

The Phoenix Suns are one win away from a berth in the Western Conference finals after dominating the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night in a 110-80 win to take a 3-2 series lead. The Suns benefitted from dominating second-half scoring, as four players finished the win in double figures, led by Devin Booker’s 28 points …

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Sixers' Joel Embiid says he isn't mad about not being MVP, but doesn't know what he has to do to win it

Sixers’ Joel Embiid says he isn’t mad about not being MVP, but doesn’t know what he has to do to win it

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid had a painful night on Tuesday, as he hurt his back and re-aggravated his orbital fracture during a Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat in their second-round playoff series. To add insult to injury, Embiid was then asked by reporters about his reaction to reports that the Denver …

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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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NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said in a statement that the legendary NBA center died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA All-Star had …

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Carlos Carrasco's gem propels Mets past rival Nationals

Carlos Carrasco’s gem propels Mets past rival Nationals

WASHINGTON — The innings-eater in the Mets rotation these days was possibly the biggest question mark among the team’s starting pitchers when this season began. Carlos Carrasco is pounding strike zones and working deep into games, lengthening a rotation that has more than survived Jacob deGrom’s stay on the injured list. On Tuesday, the veteran …

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The context behind Draymond Green's viral Wolves-Grizzlies quote

The context behind Draymond Green’s viral Wolves-Grizzlies quote

Draymond Green is always good for an enticing postgame quote, even if it’s delivered through his podcast. But not every braggadocios quote he gives is done for the sake of talking smack. After Game 4 of the Golden State Warriors’ second-round series, Green said on his podcast, “This isn’t the Minnesota Timberwolves. You’re no longer …

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Sixers now on brink of elimination after lifeless Game 5 loss to Heat

Sixers now on brink of elimination after lifeless Game 5 loss to Heat

What the hell just happened? After winning Games 3 and 4 and seemingly gaining all the momentum in the series, the Sixers laid an egg in a critical Game 5, losing to the Heat, 120-85, in Miami Tuesday night. Heading back to Philly Thursday, they’re one loss away from elimination, trailing in the series, 3-2. …

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