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Shootaround (May 14): Mike Brown's journey back to NBA sidelines

No. 1: Mike Brown’s journey back — Most NBA fans know of Mike Brown mostly as the guy whom Cleveland fired twice in a span of four years, presumably to placate LeBron James before and after his Miami Heat sojourn. A few might recall Brown as an assistant coach with ...

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Waiting game wears on for Cleveland Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kyrie Irving misses the sounds, the sights, the stress of the NBA playoffs. The All-Star point guard isn’t the only one. “We’re itching to play,” Irving said. The Cavaliers are still waiting. With Washington and Boston headed to a Game 7 on Monday, Cleveland’s break since sweeping Toronto ...

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Steve Kerr returns to Golden State Warriors practice for first time in three weeks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)  — Ailing Golden State coach Steve Kerr attended the Warriors’ practice Saturday morning, returning to the floor for the first time in more than three weeks. Kerr sat down and chatted with acting coach Mike Brown for a long stint before calling it a day. The reigning ...

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich confirms Saturday that Kawhi Leonard will play in Game 1

The confirmation that San Antonio All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard would play in Game 1 Sunday of his team’s Western Conference finals against Golden State was welcome news to the Spurs. But that had been anticipated even before Leonard — who had suffered a sprained left ankle in Game 5 Tuesday, sitting ...

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Shootaround (May 13) — Hero Wall shows unbridled love for Wizards nation

Wall’s shot instant Wizards classic | Game 7 seems right | ABA alumni may need help | ‘Melo deserves success … elsewhere No. 1: Wall’s shot instant Wizards classic — The Washington Wizards’ shortage of recent NBA playoff theatrics, never mind heroics, left the stage and the spotlight open for ...

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De'Aaron Fox tells teams at NBA Combine he's the best PG in draft

CHICAGO — De’Aaron Fox considers himself highly competitive and doesn’t shy away from matching skills with anyone. Still, there’s one player he knows he can’t beat: his mother. Lorraine Harris-Fox played at Arkansas-Little Rock in the 1980s and holds the school record for highest free-throw percentage at .928. “She knows ...

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Boston Celtics wear all black to Game 6 against Washington Wizards

Up 3-2 and needing just one more victory to advance, the Celtics arrived for tonight’s Game 6 (8 p.m., ESPN) against the Wizards in all black, a not-so-subtle hint that they intend to send their opponents on vacation.  Celtics arrive in all black tonight. Not a coincidence. Coverage on @CSNNE ...

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Report: San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will return for Game 1 of Western Conference finals

Spurs MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard will play Sunday against the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, ESPN reported late Thursday.  Leonard missed Thursday’s series-clinching rout of the Rockets with a sprained ankle. ESPN reported that Leonard could have played if necessary, but was held out to give him ...

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Former St. John's star Glen Williams dies at 63

NEW YORK — Glen Williams, a star at St. John’s in the 1970s and a second-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Bucks, has died. He was 63. Williams, who had been battling cancer for the last seven years, died Tuesday, according to Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca. “He was one ...

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