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2 min ago | ArizonaSports.com

Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic: 'I'm going to try to get better every year'

Point guard Goran Dragic bettered his scoring, rebounding and shooting over last season in being named the NBA's Most Improved Player, an award he accepted Wednesday .

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4 hrs ago | ESPN

Oscar Robertson: Melo should bolt Knicks

If Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson were advising Carmelo Anthony , he'd tell him to leave the New York Knicks this summer.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, Dallas Mavericks, Tyson Chandler, Amar'e Stoudemire, NBA Players, Denver Nuggets, Andrea Bargnani

8 hrs ago | Canada.com

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan shows he can rise to playoff occasion

After a wobbly playoff debut, Raptors star DeMar DeRozan returned to attack mode for Game 2 against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Players, New Orleans Hornets, Greivis Vasquez, Memphis Grizzlies

12 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, top, cheers from behind the team's bench during the second half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Antonio.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Charlotte Bobcats, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs

16 hrs ago | ArizonaSports.com

Suns' Hornacek on Len, Goodwin: 'We couldn't just throw them out there and hope for the best'

School: ASU Started with Bonneville Phoenix: June 2013 Moved to Arizona: Summer of '93 -- right after Suns' run to the Finals Favorite sports memory: Staying up late to watch Jake Plummer and ASU shut out top-ranked Nebraska in '96 Favorite all-time athletes: Ben Wallace, Wayman Tisdale, Pat Tillman Favorite sports movies: Field of Dreams, White ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, Archie Goodwin, NBA Players, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Hornets, Aaron Gray

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1

Shawn Marion scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16, Devin Harris had 18 and Jose Calderon 12 for Dallas, which never trailed after the opening minutes of the second quarter.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, San Antonio Spurs, Tiago Splitter, NBA Players, Kawhi Leonard, Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon

The St Paul Journal

After winning at home. Toronto Raptors ready to take playoff battle to Brooklyn

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Hardwood Paroxysm

Landry Fields Rises From The Ashes, Plays Hero In Pivotal Win For The Raptors

Only three teams in NBA playoff history have gone on to win a best-of-seven series after losing their first two games at home: the 1968-1969 L.A. Lakers, the 1993-1994 Houston Rockets, and the 2004-2005 Dallas Mavericks.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields, NBA Players, New York Knicks, Terrence Ross, New Jersey Nets

Channelnewsasia.com

Basketball: Wizards edge Bulls while Pacers, Raptors equalise

Bradley Beal scored a game-high 26 points to spark Washington over Chicago 101-99 in overtime Tuesday, giving the Wizards their best NBA playoff start in 32 years.

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Related Topix: Sports, Washington Wizards, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Bradley Beal, NBA Players, John Wall, Indiana Pacers

BleacherReport

Where Do the New York Knicks Go from Here?

As the Phil Jackson era begins for the New York Knicks , they will have to keep in mind as they move forward that the changes available aren't necessarily the best moves to make.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, NBA Players, J.R. Smith, Denver Nuggets, Andrea Bargnani

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Miami Herald

NBA Playoff Capsules

Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, Bradley Beal, NBA Players

Suria

Pacers, Raptors win to level playoff...

The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers captured key NBA playoff triumphs to equalize their Eastern Conference playoff matchups after each team lost best-of-seven series openers on their home court.

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Related Topix: Sports, Indiana Pacers, NBA Basketball, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson, Paul George, NBA Players

Prince George Citizen

DeRozan scores 30 points and Raptors beat Nets 100-95 to even up series

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan celebrates during the second half of the Raptors 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets in NBA first round playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Players, Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, Amir Johnson, Patrick Patterson, Houston Rockets

FOX16

Baylor's Austin declares for draft

Baylor center Isaiah Austin became the latest underclassman to enter the 2014 NBA Draft, with Bears head coach Scott Drew announcing the 7-foot-1 center's intentions on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Basketball, Baylor University NCAA, Quincy Acy, Perry Jones III, NCAA Sports, Baylor Bears NCAA Basketball, Milwaukee Bucks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Ekpe Udoh

BleacherReport

Raptors Guard Kyle Lowry's Specialty: The Art of Drawing Offensive Fouls

Have you ever been driving on the highway and thought you had an open lane to get to your destination faster, only to see your decision fail because of a traffic jam? For players who believe they've set the best screen or for those looking to seize a wide-open lane to the basket, Lowry is usually the one putting a stop to those potential ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kyle Lowry, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins

Boston.com

Plenty to Capture Interest of Celtics Fans in NBA PlayoffsSports

The NBA playoffs opened up for business over the weekend but for the first time in seven years, the Celtics do not have a seat at the table.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Ray Allen, NBA Players, Boston Celtics

Star-Telegram.com

Mavericks debating whether Calderon or Harris gives them best chance to beat Spurs

The biggest question heading into Game 2 of the Dallas Mavericks' Western Conference first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs is whether coach Rick Carlisle will insert Devin Harris into the starting lineup in place of overmatched point guard Jose Calderon.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Jose Calderon, Golden State Warriors, Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki, NBA Players, Monta Ellis

The Guardian

Raptors' Valanciunas, Vasquez unfazed by NBA greats Garnett and Pierce

Jonas Valanciunas was five years old when Kevin Garnett earned his first of 15 NBA all-star selections.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan, New Orleans Hornets, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, NBA Players, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets

BleacherReport

Why Jonas Valanciunas Is the Toronto Raptors X-Factor

For a 21-year-old in just his second year in the NBA, the pressure of having to put up big numbers in the postseason could be overwhelming.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, New Jersey Nets

Mon Apr 21, 2014

CBS Local

F-Bomb Costs Raptors GM Masai Ujiri $25K; Rob Ford Up For Brooklyn Bet

June 5: New Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Press Conference on June 5, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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