Western Conference

Waiver Watch: Jordan’s Amazing Efficiency

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  The loss of Blake Griffin was supposed to cost the Clippers home court advantage in the opening round of the 2016 NBA playoffs. With Golden State chasing the single-season record for victories — and San Antonio just 3.5 games behind — the top two seeds in the Western Conference are out of reach. A healthy Thunder squad entered the All-Star break …

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LaVine Survies Sudden Death Dunk Contest

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A pair of dunks in the championship round weren’t enough to crown a champion in 2016. Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine pushed each other to the brink, as the duo busted out jams they never previously tried during a sudden death dunk off round Saturday night. After combining to submit 10 perfect scores from the judges, the 12th jam of the …

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Thompson Out Duels Curry for 3-Point Shootout Win

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There was little doubt the 3-Point Shootout trophy would stay in Golden State. The only question was which Splash Brother would claim the honor for 2016. Stephen Curry claimed his first 3-Point Shootout title a year ago as he outlasted Klay Thompson in the final round by piling up 27 points.

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Towns Claims Skills Competition Title

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The 2016 NBA Skills Contest provided big men an opportunity to showcase their playmaking abilities. Minnesota rookie Karl-Anthony Towns capitalized on the opportunity, proving centers have an all-around game. The championship round boiled down to a long range shootout with Boston All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas for the title. 

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Fantasy Focus: A Star Emerges

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Karl-Anthony Towns may have needed a strong showing at the NCAA Tournament last year to establish himself as the top candidate for the 2015 NBA Draft, but he has wasted no time separating himself from the rest of his class in his debut season. The 7-foot center leads all rookies in rebounds (10.1 per game), shares the lead in scoring …

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Curry Hangs 51 on Washington

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Maybe Draymond Green actually found a way to cool Stephen Curry down. As Curry was conducting his post game interview — following another torrid shooting performance —Green doused the league’s reigning MVP with a pair of cups of water. The tactic came a little too late for the Wizards, as Golden State captured a 134-121 victory. 

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Waiver Watch: Triple-Double Hunting

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Draymond Green didn’t need long to reach the goal he admitted to chasing just a day earlier. The All-Star forward admitted that his pursuit of a triple-double Saturday night in Philadelphia nearly cost Golden State a victory. The Warriors needed a last second 3-pointer from Harrison Barnes to secure a victory against the worst team in the NBA, as Green …

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Embarrassing Injury to Cost Griffin a Month

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The more details revealed following an off the court incident between Blake Griffin and a member of the Clippers equipment staff, the worse the situation looks for everyone involved. After missing 14-straight games with a strained left quadricep muscle, Los Angeles expects his return to the court to be delayed at least another four weeks after Griffin suffered a broken …

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Nowitzki Lifts Dallas at the Buzzer

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Few players carry the kind of clout to receive celebratory high fives from opponents after delivering game-winning jumpers. For more than 17 years and over 1,300 career games, Dirk Nowitzki has been devastating opponents with the same unstoppable move that has generated 28,876 career points. The Mavericks didn’t care that Nowitzki had converted just 4-of-13 attempts from the field during …

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Scoring Barrage from Cousins Not Enough Against Hornets

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DeMarcus Cousins in on a rampage and the rest of the league has yet to find a way to slow him down. Two days after torching Indiana for a career-high 48 points, Cousins continued his exceptional scoring efforts by pouring in 56 points against Charlotte, more than any other player has totaled in a single game this season. The only …

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