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Julius Randle leads Knicks to first win in Denver in 16 years

DENVER — So much for this being the road trip from hell. It’s been more like a joyful vacation so far for the Knicks. They left New York on Sunday reeling, and three nights later, they found themselves on the road, sweeping a challenging back-to-back in Utah and Denver with two big-time fourth quarter performances. …

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NBA’s City Edition jerseys for 2022-23 are out. Here are some of their backstories

The NBA released its newest slate of City Edition jerseys, the ones teams will wear for the 2022-23 season. These uniforms, from jersey to shorts, usually carry some kind of thematic tie to the franchise’s home city. The Athletic spoke to Jesse Alvarez, Nike’s product director of men’s basketball, to get a sense of how …

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Lakers guard Russell Westbrook doubtful for Wednesday

Russell Westbrook is listed as doubtful for the Los Angeles Lakers’ road game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday because of left hamstring soreness, the team announced. Westbrook was limited to five minutes in the Lakers’ preseason finale because of the hamstring issue and later said that coach Darvin Ham’s decision to bring him off …

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Nikola Jokic’s late cross-court heave seals Nuggets’ win over Warriors

2:30 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Jordan Poole put the Golden State Warriors down just one point with 14 seconds remaining after stealing the ball off a lazy Denver Nuggets pass and laying it back in. But just a split second later, as the Warriors were still getting back in transition, Nikola Jokic …

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2022-23 NBA season preview: Your cheat sheet for everything you need to know

It’s October, which means the 2022-23 NBA season is just around the corner. It’s time to preview the spectacle to come. Will the Golden State Warriors repeat as NBA champions? How long will Kevin Durant remain with the Brooklyn Nets? Which young, emerging team will break into the NBA’s top tier? Can Nikola Jokić win …

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Kobe Bryant’s influence shines brightly in ‘Redeem Team’ Netflix documentary

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant loved Pau Gasol like a brother. But Bryant loved winning more. His teammates on the 2008 U.S. men’s basketball team saw that up close as they prepared to play Gasol and Spain in the Olympics in Beijing. Bryant knew in America’s first meeting with Spain that the Spanish team would start …

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NBA preview 2022-23 – Stats-based win projections for all 30 teams, and why a few contenders are slipping

After a busy summer in the NBA, what can we expect during the 2022-23 season? My stats-based win projections are back to help answer that question, at least during the regular season. One of the biggest challenges for statistical projections is how disconnected the NBA’s 82-game schedule has been from the playoffs. None of the …

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NBArank 2022 – Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 5 to 1

NBArank is back for its 12th season counting down the best players in the league. Where are MVP candidates such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic? What about rookies and young stars ready to take the leap into the upper tier of NBA players? To get the final NBArank prediction, we …

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Nikola Jokic, Serbia top Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece in FIBA World Cup qualifier

Nikola Jokic helped Serbia to a much-needed victory over Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greece in a clash of back-to-back MVPs in a FIBA World Cup qualifiers game on Thursday in Belgrade. The hosts came away with a thrilling 100-94 victory in overtime despite 40 points from Antetokounmpo, the most in World Cup European qualifiers history. Jokic, …

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Where things stand on Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell trade talks with a month until camp: Shams Inside Pass

It’s been two weeks since Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request to Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai in a face-to-face meeting and informed Tsai that he needs to choose between his 12-time All-Star player or head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks. It added a new dynamic to the biggest storyline of the …

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