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Who Do the Odds Favor in the Eastern Conference Finals?

The Celtics routed Miami in Game 4 to even the series. Our model breaks down what that means for both teams’ chances of advancing.

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Luka Doncic Could Use a Little Help

Dallas’s wunderkind has established himself as one of the NBA’s greatest young players, but history shows that his offensive burden may be too massive to reach the playoff success of the Hall of Famers in whose footsteps he’s following

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The Magic May Finally Get the Game-Changing Big They’ve Been Searching For

After years of stockpiling centers, Orlando lucked into the no. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, and the right to select one of three top big-man prospects

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Nine Numbers That Tell the Story of the Mavs’ Game 7 Evisceration of the Suns

Just how bad was the Dallas beatdown? Let us count the ways.

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Jrue Holiday Snatches Game 5 Away From the Celtics

Boston was a Marcus Smart layup away from taking a 3-2 lead. Then the Bucks’ defensive stalwart swooped in for a legendary highlight and threw Game 5 right back in their faces.

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The Suns Are Exploiting Opponents’ Flaws at Will

With Devin Booker back, Phoenix looks as dangerous as ever and is once again a front-runner to make the Finals. Try as the Mavericks might, there’s not much you can do against an offense this good.

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In the NBA, You’re Either Trying to Stop Giannis or Find the Next Giannis

How can you tell that Giannis Antetokounmpo has become the league’s most dominant force? Check the roster of every team that doesn’t have him.

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The Jazz Can’t Run This Back

Utah appears headed for another early playoff exit. It’s time for the franchise to admit its shortcomings and consider trading Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, or even both.

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When Will We See Another MLB Player Join the 3,000-Hit Club?

Saturday afternoon, Miguel Cabrera became the 33rd MLB player to reach 3,000 career hits. But now that he’s done it, it could be a long time before anyone else reaches that milestone.

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This Is Why the Celtics Didn’t Dodge the Nets

Boston could have tried to avoid a first-round matchup with Kevin Durant. But there’s no backing down with these Celtics, as evidenced by their master-class defensive performance against the former MVP through two games.