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  1. Love, Irving, Davis ready for the NBA playoff debutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Inside Bay Area

    They are multi-time All-Stars, 3-point contest champions and both have played integral roles on Team USA, with Love winning Olympic gold in 2012 and Irving capturing the world championship last year in Spain. For all they have experienced in their still-young careers, Love and Irving have never been in the playoffs.

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  2. Abdul-Jabbar undergoes quadruple bypass surgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Click2Houston

    NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. UCLA Health issued a statement Friday at the request of Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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  3. Hornets' Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    Al Jefferson has no intentions of opting out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets.

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  4. Ron Kirk owes $10K back taxesRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2009 | Examiner.com

    To him much is given, much is expected. Ron Kirk has been given much as a responsible mayor to Dallas and is positioning to take on responsibilities for the nation.

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  5. Love, Irving, Davis ready for the NBA playoff debutsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Press-Telegram

    They are multi-time All-Stars, 3-point contest champions and both have played integral roles on Team USA, with Love winning Olympic gold in 2012 and Irving capturing the world championship last year in Spain. For all they have experienced in their still-young careers, Love and Irving have never been in the playoffs.

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  6. Go figure: Stat titles rarely lead to NBA titlesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan grabs a rebound next to Phoenix Suns' P.J. Tucker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Phoenix. Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, top left, and San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw battle under the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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  7. As Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Cleveland Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov , from Russia, shoots over Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat , from Poland, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Cleveland. Photo: Mark Duncan, AP Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year's NBA Finals , though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn't have won without their incredible international presence.

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  8. Hornets GM home for playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | RecordNET

    Since Wednesday, when the New Orleans Pelicans earned the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoffs, former Pacific basketball standout Dell Demps has been bombarded with ticket requests via text messages. “I'm from the Bay Area,” Demps said Friday on the Jim Rome Show.

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  9. James begins new quest for CavsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NWAonline

    James has his sights set on another NBA title, and if he can capture it over the next two months he'll not only add to his already brilliant career but end Cleveland's title drought that dates to 1964. The pursuit begins Sunday when the Cavs open the Eastern Conference playoffs at home against Boston, a familiar opponent -- and a fitting one -- for James, who has played the Celtics 25 times in the postseason.

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  10. from the Press Box: basketball's bid to be nationally relevantRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Courier

    ON A Melbourne-bound train, it was interesting to listen to some young basketball fans play a knowledge-based game to while away the journey. They took turns to name American NBA clubs - you were eliminated if you stumbled - until one kid was left standing and could recall no more.

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  11. New Salary Cap is it bad for Small Teams?Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Liberty Ballers

    According to a Bleacher Report article based on a tweet from Draft Express Jonathan Givony. I don't know if we are considered a small market team.

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  12. Cavaliers: For Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, it's playoffs time a ready or notRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

    INDEPENDENCE - Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have watched a lot of NBA playoff games.

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  13. NBA could alter schedule, but no change to playoffs, lotteryRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Herald

    NBA owners held their first serious discussions about the playoff format, though Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday it was too soon to tell if there was interest in changing it. The playoffs will open Saturday without the Oklahoma City Thunder, who finished ninth in the Western Conference with a 45-37 record that would have made them the No.

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  14. Cavaliers: For Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, it's playoffs time ready or notRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

    Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have watched a lot of NBA playoff games. Now they will finally get to play in one.

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  15. Friday's Sports In BriefRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Called up one day after the team ensured he can't be eligible for free agency until 2021, the prized prospect struck out in his first three at-bats against James Shields and went 0 for 4 in a 5-4 loss to San Diego Padres on Friday. Seeking their first World Series title in 107 years, the Cubs selected Bryant's contract from Triple-A Iowa and inserted him into their starting lineup as the cleanup hitter and third baseman.

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  16. Carmelo Anthony has no issue with being second optionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

    When Carmelo Anthony made the choice to return to the Knicks last summer he knew that with a five-year, $125 million contract he would be the star, the center of the franchise's universe. But he said he wouldn't mind if he was reduced to the second option.

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  17. Podcast: Episode No.2, April 17, 2015Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Dream Shake

    Ryan Dunsmore and Ethan Rothstein talk the final day of the NBA season, the Western Conference Playoffs, and Rockets/Mavericks. On the eve of the playoffs seems like no better time to have podcast.

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  18. Digicel bringing NBA Finals free-to-airRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    Regional sports channel, Digicel SportsMax, announced on Thursday that the National Basketball Association in association with Digicel and Digicel SportsMax will bring the 2015 NBA Finals and the Conference Finals to free-to-air television across the region. The matches, Digicel SportsMax said in a release, will be made available to regional broadcasters.

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  19. Atlanta mayor disses Brooklyn's bet for Nets-Hawks playoffRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets is seen during a game against the Golden State Warriors March 2 at Barclays Center. The Nets and the Atlanta Hawks are set to duke it out Sunday at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

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  20. ESPNTopNewsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ABC News

    At this week's NBA Board of Governors meetings in New York, teams were advised ?that the league's salary cap could rise past the $100 million mark as soon as the 2017-18 season, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that based on current projections, league officials expect the salary cap to increase from its current $63.1 million figure to $67.1 million next season, $89 million in 2016-17 and $108 million in 2017-18.

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