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  • 76ers Joel Embiid Clears Concussion Protocol, Remains out for Game 2

    The 76ers’ Joel Embiid has cleared the NBA’s concussion protocol, but will remain out for Game 2 of the team’s Round 1 playoff series against the Heat, the team announced Sunday. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported that all Embiid had to do to clear concussion protocol was prove he could withstand contact. He wasn’t...
  • LeBron James gets smoked in Game 1 stunner

    After a season that truly felt different, LeBron James is in uncharted territory. Down 1-0 in the first round. The Cavaliers were embarrassed, with boos at times filling Quicken Loans Arena, in a startling 98-80 rout at the Pacers’ hands Sunday. James’ first-round, Game 1 winning streak was snapped...
  • NBA Insider: Mike Brown says coaching against the Cavaliers is the ‘circle of life’

    It’s looking like Mike Brown will be the one to coach the Warriors in the NBA Finals with Steve Kerr still battling his back injury. Usually the story of an interim coach in the Finals would be more about the interim’s ability to maintain team success without the usual...
  • Hawks hire Warriors’ Travis Schlenk as general manager

    ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have hired Travis Schlenk as general manager and head of basketball operations, giving the Golden State assistant GM control of personnel decisions. Schlenk succeeds Wes Wilcox, who resigned May 5 as part of the restructuring of the Hawks’ front office. Schlenk spent 12 years...
  • Magic Johnson: Brandon Ingram is only untouchable player on Lakers roster

    As the Los Angeles Lakers’ new management eyes dramatic change to revive an illustrious franchise that has fallen to historic lows, there’s only one player on the roster that Earvin “Magic” Johnson considers untouchable: forward Brandon Ingram. “I would say probably the only player that we would say, hey,...
  • Cavs look to finish Celtics in Game 5

    BOSTON – Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from an NBA Final rematch with the Golden State Warriors, said Wednesday coaching against the Boston Celtics without Isaiah Thomas has presented a whole different set of obstacles. Obstacles different even than the Warriors, who await...
  • LeBron James Had Illness During Game 3 vs. Celtics, Says Richard Jefferson

    LeBron James struggled mightily in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics, but teammate Richard Jefferson believes the superstar wasn’t 100 percent physically. In an interview with Fox Sports Ohio, Jefferson explained that an illness that limited Deron Williams might have gone around the Cavs locker...
  • Kyrie Irving drops 42, Cavaliers one win away from NBA Final rematch 

    The Cleveland Cavaliers entered Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics with one clear goal in mind — bounce back from an unlikely loss in Sunday’s Game 3 and reassert the inevitability of a third-straight appearance in the NBA Finals. For the first half, though,...
  • LeBron James got into a confrontation with a fan and criticized a reporter following ugly Game 3 loss

    LeBron James’ ugly night against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, which included no points in the fourth quarter of a 3-point loss, got even worse after the game when he got into a confrontation with a heckling fan and later scolded a Cleveland-area...