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Grizzlies vs. Warriors: Memphis’ Dillon Brooks suspended for Game 3 after flagrant foul on Gary Payton II

Getty Images Memphis Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks has been suspended for Game 3 of their second-round series against the Golden State Warriors, the NBA announced Thursday. Brooks was ejected from Game 2 after committing a Flagrant 2 foul on Warriors guard Gary Payton II. That foul resulted in Payton fracturing his left elbow. He is …

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Boston Celtics’ Ime Udoka has prime chance to show his chops in Game 3 against Milwaukee Bucks

Ime Udoka’s first postseason as the Boston Celtics’ head coach started out with a bang. He devised a defensive game plan that completely flummoxed Kevin Durant in the team’s first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets. Offensively Boston picked at mismatches and pummeled Brooklyn inside, taking advantage of a dearth of rim protectors on the Nets’ …

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James Harden’s contract primer: Everything you need to know about the star Sixers guard’s deal and what he could make

James Harden has been the focal point of the NBA’s biggest in-season trade each of the past two years. He and the Philadelphia 76ers now find themselves months away from a truly fascinating offseason; Harden has a lucrative player option, and Daryl Morey has the opportunity to retool the franchise around the pairing of Joel …

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NBA playoffs 2022 – What is the Dallas Mavericks’ bench doing? ‘Causing a problem for the other team’

As soon as they saw each other at the American Airlines Center, Donovan Mitchell made a simple request of Theo Pinson before the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks met in the first round of the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs. “Theo, shut up, please,” Mitchell told Pinson. Mitchell is quite familiar with his friend Pinson’s proclivity …

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Colin Cowherd suddenly has nice things to say about Draymond

“You wouldn’t know who Draymond Green was on the Pelicans. Four years into the league, he’s averaging 8 and 6 — and that’s with people paying attention to his great teammates. Part of Draymond Green’s love affair is that he was a second-round pick. He’s overachieving.” That’s longtime sports shock jock Colin Cowherd on Golden …

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Hawks owner Ressler says team won’t stand pat this offseason

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler says the team won’t repeat the mistake of complacency he says set the stage for this season’s disappointing first-round exit from the playoffs. Ressler says the Hawks won’t stand pat this offseason — even if that means paying a salary tax. The Hawks returned a young …

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Agents says Mike Brown willing to accept Kings’ coaching job

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski PA The Kings were awaiting the arrival of Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown on Thursday as they entered what could be the final hours of their coaching …

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Can Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant be stopped without Gary Payton II?

The Golden State Warriors lost one of their ace defensive weapons when Gary Payton II was fouled hard by Memphis Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks and fractured his elbow on the landing. He’ll be re-evaluated in two weeks, which is well past the conclusion of this series. Payton is responsible for guarding Grizzlies star Ja Morant, …

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