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Brett Brown fired as head coach of Philadelphia 76ers

Brett Brown came to Philadelphia seven years ago as Sam Hinkie’s hand-picked coach to lead “The Process.” While Brown did help develop a culture in those early years, he also didn’t connect with some key players, his game plans often left players scratching their heads, and he did not command the locker room. That culminated […]

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Brett Brown era in Philadelphia likely ends soon, but issues run deeper

Not that many years ago, the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers were both franchises hoarding draft picks — including a few very high ones — looking to use them as opportunities and assets to build a winner. Sunday, young Boston stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown led a modern roster — with multiple playmakers and […]

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Denver has no answer for Donovan Mitchell, who drops 51 in Utah win

In the series opener, Donovan Mitchell put up 57 on a Denver team that still got the win anyway. Mitchell wasn’t done — and this time he wanted to make sure his team got the win. Mitchell joined some elite company Sunday with a 51-point performance — and the Jazz needed all those points to […]

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Lakers light up Trail Blazers in Game 4

LeBron James took one step inside the NBA’s small midcourt logo, picked up his dribble and rose for a heat check on behalf of the entire Lakers team. Of course, he made it. LeBron’s DEEP 3-pointer gave the Lakers 91 points in just 27 minutes. From there, Los Angeles cruised to a 135-115 win over […]

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Goran Dragic leads Miami bench to pull out broom, sweep Indiana

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Goran Dragic scored 23 points and the fifth-seeded Miami Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers with a 99-87 victory Monday night. Tyler Herro had 16 points and Bam Adebayo added 14 points and 19 rebounds for the Heat, who made it out of the first round for […]

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LeBron James on Jacob Blake shooting, “Someone please tell me WTF is this?”

Monday on Twitter, LeBron echoed the thoughts of a lot of people, particularly Black people across America. “Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!!” LeBron James reacted to the video of the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man (it appears in the video) shot in the back at point-blank range by a white […]

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Houston takes playoff record 58 threes but goes cold, Oklahoma City evens series

Live by the three, die by the three. Houston was launching them at a record pace and living well for much of the game, shooting 18-of-32 (56.3%) from beyond the arc at one point in the third quarter, and the Rockets were up by 15. Then the tap ran dry. The Rockets shot 5-of-26 the […]