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HOUSTON — The heavy burden on James Harden‘s shoulders, a major factor in the MVP runner-up’s miserable finish during last season’s Western Conference semifinals, had been eased as far as the Rockets‘ front office was concerned. No longer would Harden feel the pressure to create possession after possession after possession now that he had a
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MEMPHIS – The Golden State Warriors have been a step slower than their opponents thus far this season, and it was no different Saturday night at FedExForum. The Memphis Grizzlies took down the reigning defending champs, 111-101. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 34 points and 14 rebounds. Entering the game, the Warriors had won
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MILWAUKEE – Last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers had the second-lowest bench scoring average in the league, putting up just 28.1 points per game. Their depth, or lack thereof, became an even bigger issue in the NBA Finals, when the Golden State Warriors’ reserves outscored the Cavs’ substitutes 113-69 in the Warriors’ four wins. This season,
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WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving took responsibility for a profane outburst directed at a fan in Philadelphia that yelled at him and referenced LeBron James during Friday’s game against the 76ers. In a video that circulated on social media after Friday’s game, a fan is heard shouting, “”Kyrie, where’s LeBron?” as Celtics
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NEW ORLEANS – The Golden State Warriors came back from 17 to pick up their first win of the season, rallying to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 128-120 Friday night at Smoothie King Center. Golden State (1-1) started the game off lethargic, and its transition defense was spotty as they gave up 39 first-quarter points.
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