Eastern Conference

Bradley Reaching Out Following Tragedy

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Avery Bradley has dished out 89 assists for the Celtics this season, but without question, his biggest came away from the court. Following the tragic car accident that resulted in the death of 15-year-old Jaret Harshman, a fan that attended the Celtics-Magic game in Orlando earlier in the year, Bradley reached out to the family by sending a letter to …

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Fantasy Focus: The Unconventional Star

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A shooting guard without a potent jump shot has emerged as one of the biggest scoring threats in the league. As the rest of the NBA has placed tremendous value on spacing the floor and punishing opponents with a barrage of 3-pointers, DeMar DeRozan instead has posted the seventh most points in the NBA this season by relentlessly attacking the rim. …

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Walker Sets Hornets Franchise Scoring Record

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The first shot attempt of the afternoon — a 17-foot jumper — hit the front of the rim, careened off the backboard and fell through for Kemba Walker. By the time the final buzzer sounded, after a pair of overtime sessions, Walker hit 15 other shots from the field, 14 free throws and knocked down six shots from beyond the arc, to etch …

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Waiver Watch: Minute Restrictions in Place for Beal

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Washington has to find the perfect balance of providing an opportunity for Bradley Beal to reach his star potential without jeopardizing his future. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard was held out of the lineup for 11 consecutive games after suffering a stress reaction in his right leg. The latest episode marked the fourth time in his four-year career that Beal was …

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Whiteside Rocks the Nuggets

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After a teammate showered Hassan Whiteside with high praise, he immediately delivered a signature performance to backup the kind words. Miami rookie Justise Winslow penned an article in the Players Tribune pointing out exactly why his teammate deserved his first career All-Star appearance, pointing out his presence as a shot blocker is unmatched throughout the league. 

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Jackson the King of Crunch Time

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The luxury an NBA superstar provides to every roster is a clearly defined answer for the player to entrust with the basketball with the game on the line. Clutch is the one term in the basketball lexicon that doesn’t have a certain definition, or an exact specification of achievements, but is widely acknowledged when delivered consistently. By any sense of …

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Butler Roasts Philadelphia for 53 Points

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As long as Jimmy Butler is in the lineup, the Bulls have plenty of star power. Playing without Derrick Rose or Pau Gasol, Chicago needed an overtime session to escape with a win against the 76ers, Butler provided the team with the finest scoring performance of his career. During the 53 minute contest in Philadelphia, the final selection in the …

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Wall, Wizards Continue Dominance Against Orlando

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It’s been three years since Orlando has managed to find a solution for John Wall. Any time the Magic tried to stage a fourth quarter rally Saturday night, the answer for the Wizards was to put the ball into the hands of their point guard. When Washington needed a clutch basket, Wall found a way to deliver. 

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Catching Up with Jared Dudley

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Thirteen games into the season, Wizards coach Randy Wittman decided his team needed a change. As Washington slipped back below .500 and the team losing three consecutive games by more than 21 points a night, Wittman called on Jared Dudley to become the team’s power forward. The 6-foot-7 Dudley was basically being asked to replicate the role future Hall-of-Fame forward …

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Tracking Curry’s Pursuit of 300

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He’s already halfway to an unprecedented mark in league history and Stephen Curry is just getting started. Through 35 games this season, the most potent 3-point shooter in league history has already connected 150 times from 3-point range. Not only is the league’s reigning MVP on pace to shatter a single-season record he has already broken twice, Curry is projected …

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