Why the Hawks need Zion Williamson more than any other NBA team

Atlanta is in rebuilding mode and its top 2018 NBA draft pick - Trae Young - is an example of the Hawks' focus on player development. Zion would excel.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Why the Cavaliers need Zion Williamson more than any other NBA team

Zion Williamson would make an immense, immediate impact on a floundering Cavs team in need of direction, and he'd give fans something to cheer for.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Curry leads Warriors past Wolves 117-107, into 1st in West

Golden State's most recent homestand included a 33-point loss to Boston and a startling defeat to last-place Phoenix, reminding the Warriors of the work that's ahead of them to win a fourth NBA championship in five years. The Warriors passed their first challenge with a 3-1 record on this tough road trip, finishing in Minnesota with a clinic in half-court passing and shooting. Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in with 28 points, gi...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Boston, Nba, Minnesota Timberwolves, Warriors, Stephen Curry, Phoenix, Klay Thompson, Timberwolves, Golden State

March Madness bracket advice: Upset picks, Final Four dark horses, trends to avoid

Because their probable second-round matchup is with a coach who's 15-2 in first-week tourney games since 2006, and their probable Sweet 16 matchup is with a better version of the team that bounced them at the same stage last year. Which double-digit-seeded mid-major is most likely to make the Sweet 16? Jeff Eisenberg: The one I'd strongly consider is Northeastern.
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How one small-town Iowa factory is the engine behind March Madness

Every hoop you see during March Madness, every rim slammed on during an NBA game — it all comes from one factory in a town of 4,150 in rural Iowa.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Washington wants stars to shine because it means they are winning NCAA tournament games

Coach Mike Hopkins coached Carmelo Anthony while at Syracuse and said he became a bigger star because the team won the title. He says the same will be true of UW's NBA prospects Jaylen Nowell and Matisse Thybulle. The longer the Huskies are in the tournament, the higher their status will rise.
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Syracuse, Pac-12, College Basketball, Ncaa Tournament, Huskies, Husky Basketball, Mike Hopkins, Carmelo Anthony, UW, Jaylen Nowell

Arkansas’ Gafford declares for NBA draft, won’t play in NIT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas forward Daniel Gafford has declared for the NBA draft and will not play in the NIT, where the Razorbacks faced Providence on Tuesday night. Coach Mike Anderson said Monday he supports Gafford’s decision and believes he will be a first-round draft pick. Gafford, a 6-foot-11 first-team all-SEC pick, could have […]
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Whicker: Collin Welp is part of UC Irvine’s legacy class

UC Irvine forward Collin Welp, left, and forward Jonathan Galloway, right, celebrate after Welp scored a basket against Cal State Fullerton during Saturday’s Big West Tournament title game at Honda Center. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer) UC Irvine guard Max Hazzard (2) celebrates with forward Collin Welp, right, after Welp made a basket and drew a foul during the second half of the Big West Tournament title game against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night at Honda Cente...
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Bucks hold off Lakers on star-less night

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, middle puts a shot against the Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez, left, and D.J. Wilson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma(0) drives against the Milwaukee Bucks’ Tony Snell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles L...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Middleton, Los Angeles Lakers, Rajon Rondo, James, Milwaukee Bucks, Lakers, Khris Middleton, The Lakers, Brook Lopez, Caldwell Pope

Clippers cap feel-good night by holding off Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) scores over Indiana Pacers’ Doug McDermott (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 19: Bojan Bogdanovic of the Indiana Pacers drives against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on March 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by...
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Former local basketball standouts leading respective teams in NCAA tournament

Each year the San Fernando Valley turns out high-level basketball players to the NCAA Division I ranks. As the 2019 NCAA national men’s and women’s basketball tournament begins this week, numerous former Daily News athletes will be playing on national television for their respective colleges. Taft High graduate Kihei Clark leads the No. 1-seeded Virginia Cavaliers in the South Region against Gardner-Webb on Friday. The 5-foot-9 freshman has played in 32 games this season and is generally assigne...
Tags: Maryland, Montana, Virginia, Sports, LSU, Sport, West, Soccer, Yale, Arizona, Sydney, Nba, Ncaa, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State

Ex-Auburn assistant basketball coach pleads guilty

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn assistant coach and 13-year NBA veteran Chuck Person has pleaded guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge in the widespread college basketball bribery scandal. Person entered the plea on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, averting a June trial. Prosecutors say he accepted $91,500 in bribes to steer players with NBA […]
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Alexander: Mike Trout’s Angels deal rewards baseball’s best, and most humble, star

The biggest takeaway from the news of Mike Trout’s impending mega-contract: Humility pays. And maybe there’s a certain amount of karma involved in the idea that the guy who doesn’t try to sell himself, doesn’t make headlines off the field, and doesn’t try to get managers fired or set himself above his teammates just got the richest current contract in pro sports. Those commentators along the Eastern Seaboard who salivated over the idea of Trout becoming a Phillie or a Yankee after his contract r...
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NCAA tournament schedule: March Madness basketball games

The most exciting weekend of college basketball is upon us, and here is the television schedule for all the early round action.
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LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting out for Lakers at Bucks tonight

MILWAUKEE — For Tuesday night’s tilt between the Bucks and the Lakers, there will be low stakes and no stars. The Lakers (31-39) announced at morning shootaround that LeBron James would be shelved with a sore left groin – the same one that kept the 34-year-old All-Star out for 17 straight games earlier in the season. Minutes later, the Bucks (52-18) acknowledged Giannis Antetokounmpo, one of the NBA’s leading MVP candidates, would also sit out the game with a sprained ankle at Fiserv Forum. That...
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Dish TV customers can access up to 13 NCAA March Madness games in 4K

If you're a basketball fan looking to get your fix of NCAA Championship action in 4K, Dish TV will be airing up to 13 of the tournament games in the ultra high-def format, starting on Tuesday. The post Dish TV customers can access up to 13 NCAA March Madness games in 4K appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Chinese, Croatian national teams joining NBA Summer League

Summer League is going international this year, with China and Croatia joining 30 NBA teams            [Author: AP]
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Tens of millions at stake in All-NBA sprint to the finish

NBA All-Stars battle it out for All-NBA with big bucks on the line.
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LeBron to sit out vs. Bucks with groin injury

Lakers star LeBron James will again be sidelined, returning to the bench with a sore groin as Los Angeles takes on Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
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Kevin Durant Goes Jet Setting in New 3-Part Series, Offering Personal Tours of NBA Stars’ Home Cities

Professional athletes are making savvy moves to help ensure that they are building a bright future for themselves. One great example is NBA superstar Kevin Durant, who stars in a new video series called Fly By that launches today in partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter's Uninterrupted platform, home of "The Shop," a barbershop-themed...
Tags: Advertising, Nba, Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Maverick Carter, AdFreak, NBA Stars ' Home Cities

Dirk Nowitzki: Dallas Mavericks forward goes sixth on NBA all-time scoring list

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki overtakes all-time great Wilt Chamberlain to go sixth on the NBA scorers list.
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Doc brushes off Lakers link: 'I am going nowhere'

Doc Rivers says he and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer have verbally agreed to work out a long-term contract extension.
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Nets, down 25 in 4th, storm back to shock Kings

D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the final quarter, helping the Nets overcome a 25-point deficit in the fourth to beat the Kings 123-121 on Tuesday night.
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Draymond Green on Kevin Durant: “If he go, he go. If he stay, he stay,” focus is on title

The conventional wisdom among front offices (and league observers) is that this summer Kevin Durant will leave the Warriors. He will go to a team — maybe the Knicks, maybe the Clippers, maybe someone else — where he is the dominant force to help grow his legacy. The Warriors of the last three years, the Everest nobody else in the NBA has been able to climb, will be no more.
Tags: News, Everest, Basketball, Nba, Knicks, Kevin Durant, Clippers

Heavyweights out: Giannis, LeBron not playing

Lakers star LeBron James will again be sidelined, returning to the bench with a sore groin as Los Angeles takes on Milwaukee, which will be without Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle).
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A fan paid nearly $7,000 to see LeBron and Giannis, then got neither

March in the NBA can be a bit of a gamble for fans looking to score tickets as a means to watch their favorite players play. On good teams or bad, stars are subject to rest this late in the season. Apparently one fan found that out the hard way after shelling out several thousands of dollars to see Giannis Antetokounmpo square off against LeBron James on Tuesday.
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Bettor hits 20-leg parlay, turns $25 into $104K

An unidentified bettor successfully backed 14 favorites, three underdogs and three overs on a 20-leg parlay at the Riverwalk Casino in Mississippi, turning $25 into $104,412.44.
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Grizzlies' Bradley (shin) to miss at least a week

Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will have his shin re-evaluated in a week, the team said.
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