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NBA restart: Seven of eight first round playoff match-ups set

The NBA playoff field is taking shape and the final day of the regular season will also provide a preview of a first-round match-up. Latest standings and seeding game results Which teams have secured their playoff places? Wednesday night’s results filled in five of what were the six unknown matchups for Round 1 of the […]

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West play-in predictions: Suns perfect, Lillard spectacular, but who gets in?

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system Will Damian Lillard’s scoring spree lead his Portland Trail Blazers to the playoffs? And what about the 7-0 Phoenix Suns? Will they pull the surprise in this four-team race with the Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio […]

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NBA to give out seeding games awards

The NBA will honour the best performers of the restarted ‘bubble’ season with individual and team awards, the league announced on Tuesday. There will be two All-Seeding Games Teams and a Player of the Seeding Games, honouring the best performers from the seeding games that started on July 30 and will conclude on Friday. Source: […]

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Trump: ‘Tragic mistake’ if no fall college football

President Donald Trump said he thinks college football would be making a “tragic mistake” if the sport is not played. Appearing Tuesday morning on Fox Sports Radio, Trump cited the youth and overall health of college players as things that will help them avoid the most serious symptoms of the coronavirus. “These football players are […]

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New NBA playoff predictions: Which two teams will make the play-in?

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system How much did Sunday’s win by the Portland Trail Blazers help their chances of reaching the playoffs? Portland’s win ellminated both the New Orleans Pelicans — the most likely team to force a play-in entering the restart […]

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NBA fines Draymond Green for tampering comments on Suns star Devin Booker

The NBA fined Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green $50,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule after his comments about Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker. Appearing as an analyst on TNT’s Inside the NBA on Friday, Green commented about Booker’s stellar play inside the bubble. "It's great to see Book playing well and Phoenix playing […]