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Jason Kidd irked by Dallas Mavericks shot selection after blowing lead in Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO — Coach Jason Kidd blamed the Dallas Mavericks’ one-dimensional offensive approach for blowing a 19-point lead in Friday’s 126-117 loss to the Golden State Warriors, criticizing his team for relying too heavily on the 3-point shot during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. The Mavs made 21 of 45 3-point attempts in …

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Golden State Warriors ‘MVP’ Kevon Looney fuels classic third-quarter barrage to take Game 2

2:25 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors have a history of big third quarters. No one exactly knows why. Maybe Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gives the best halftime speech around. Maybe it takes them 24 minutes to fully assess how their opponent is approaching the game. Maybe they need …

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Marcus Smart, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert headline NBA’s All-Defensive teams

8:38 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo highlighted the 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams, which were announced on Friday night. Smart, the league’s 2021-22 Defensive Player of the Year, earned his third first-team nod. He was joined at the guard spot by …

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Lakers coaching search: Front office priorities and how Darvin Ham has made a strong impression

The Lakers appear poised to make a decision on their coaching position soon, with Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts the finalists for the job that became vacant when Frank Vogel was fired at season’s end. But as the final round of …

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Boston Celtics swap Williams, go small to stomp Miami Heat in Game 2

1:04 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — For the first few minutes of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, it appeared the Boston Celtics could be in some trouble. They left Miami’s shooters open for three quick 3-pointers. They allowed the Heat to get multiple second-chance opportunities. Robert Williams looked uncomfortable defending in space, …

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If Brittney Griner were Kevin Love she’d already be home

A reminder of who’s missing as Brittney Griner awaits trial in Russia.Image: Getty Images Black people have it hard. Black women have it harder. Black gay women have it the hardest. It’s tough being a triple minority in America, but especially in Russia. After the news that Brittney Griner’s detaiment has been extendedand that Russia …

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Charles Barkley gets into dispute with Warriors fans and screams ‘I’m gonna…f**k your mama’

‘I’m gonna come to your house and f**k your mama!’ Charles Barkley screams obscenities at Warriors fans who were heckling him as he filmed Inside the NBA Charles Barkley, 59, playfully told Golden State Warrior fans that he was going to ‘f**k your mama’ if they kept bothering him Barkley and Warriors fans have a …

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NBA draft combine: Biggest questions, scrimage standouts from Thursday

CHICAGO — The initial pair of combine scrimages took place Thursday, with two more coming Friday as teams continue to hold interviews and conduct business behind the scenes. As usual, when the entire league gathers in one place for an extended period of time, information travels and draft speculation starts to get serious. A series …

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Boston Celtics center Al Horford available for Game 2 against Miami Heat

12:35 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — The Celtics announced Thursday afternoon that Al Horford would be available to play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Heat. Horford, who abruptly went into the NBA’s health and safety protocols a couple of hours before Boston’s 118-107 Game 1 loss, was upgraded to …

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