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97.1 The Ticket
January 26, 2020 - 7:15 pm
97.1 The Ticket -- As the basketball world mourned the death of Kobe Bryant , his teenage daughter and seven others, NBA teams paid tribute to the Black Mamba as they took the court Sunday afternoon. The Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets were the first two teams to tip off on Sunday, and paid...
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Steve Geller
January 23, 2020 - 12:18 am
Leave it to the San Antonio Spurs to play the role of party poopers. They took down the Pelicans 121-117 in the Smoothie King Center on the night of Zion Willamson's first NBA game. The top overall pick in the draft finished with 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists. We knew Zion would be on...
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Jordan Cohn
January 22, 2020 - 4:18 pm
Rarely has an NBA player’s professional debut been as hyped up as Zion Williamson’s. Despite word from head coach Alvin Gentry that his highly-touted rookie will be on a fairly strict minute cap , the build-up to his first appearance has been a focal point of local and national basketball media...
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WWL Newsroom
January 22, 2020 - 8:05 am
Rookie sensation Zion Williamson takes the court for the Pelicans tonight against the Spurs in New Orleans. This is his first game back with the team after tearing his meniscus in the preseason. After a horrendous start to the season, the Pels are one of the hottest teams in the league, just 3.5...
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Dan Mennella
January 20, 2020 - 4:42 pm
A car crash involving Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons last week could cost the nine-year veteran his career, according to his lawyers. The Hawks announced on January 15 that Parsons had entered the NBA’s concussion protocol after suffering a concussion and whiplash in a crash earlier that...
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Nick Friar
January 16, 2020 - 6:30 am
Kyrie Irving has been back for three games — after sitting out 26 in a row — and he’s already causing a stir in Brooklyn. No reports about the things he’s doing behind closed doors. These are Irving’s words. His new team, the Nets, are the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference with an 18-22 record...
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dan-mennella
January 14, 2020 - 1:36 pm
Few No. 1 overall picks have met expectations as seamlessly as Karl-Anthony Towns. In his first four seasons, the Timberwolves big man went from top draft pick to Rookie of the Year to two-time All-Star, personifying the prototype sharpshooting center of the modern NBA while playing in a whopping...
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john-healy
January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
The NBA All-Star Weekend is quickly approaching as basketball begins to take center stage this time of year. The 2020 All-Star Weekend will take place in Chicago on Feb. 14 as the city will surely celebrate its rich basketball history and culture. It is the first time since 1988 that the Windy City...
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john-healy
January 09, 2020 - 10:47 am
The 2020 NBA free agent class just got some star-power added to it. Anthony Davis, the 26-year-old six-time All-Star, declined a contract extension from the Los Angeles Lakers, which affirms he will test the free agent market this summer. The Lakers' extension offer was worth four years and $146...
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james-rapien
January 09, 2020 - 1:06 am
CLEVELAND, OH — Cavaliers head coach John Beilein apologized to his players on Wednesday night after he referred to them as "thugs" during a film session according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "Hush fell over the room" Wojnarowski wrote. Beilein said the players were no longer playing “like a...
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