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After MVP campaign Westbrook seeks ultimate team prize

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Russell Westbrook, a singular force of nature in his historic 2016-17 campaign, now must find a way to thrive as a part of the rebalanced ecosystem of Oklahoma City Thunder. Stung by a Western Conference finals exit in June of 2016 — quickly followed by teammate Kevin

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NBA Dunk contest Donovan Mitchells insane month ends with coronation as star

It was Donovan Mitchell's's night. Of course it was. For the past month, basically every night has been Donovan Mitchell's night. Mitchell won the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk contest Saturday in emphatic fashion, putting the icing on the cake of a month that saw the Jazz win 11 straight games, which

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NBA commish Silver considering playoff reseeding

Among the areas the NBA is looking at ways to improve is playoff reseeding, commissioner Adam Silver confirmed at his annual All-Star Weekend press conference Saturday. Being considered is the idea of continuing to take the top eight teams from each conference, but then seeding them from 1-16, regardless

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LeBron Steph lead hand-picked teams into NBA All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NBA's All-Star version of a pickup game is taking center stage in Hollywood. The 67th version of the All-Star Game on Sunday night features teams picked by captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Dispensing with the usual East vs. West format, the league is creating a new

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Mitchell wins Slam Dunk Contest to highlight Saturdays All-Star

Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz edged Larry Nance Jr. of the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Slam Dunk Contest as the climax of NBA All-Star Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mitchell scored a perfect 50 on the first of two final-round dunks to take a four-point lead on Nance,

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