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Aggressive Ben Simmons makes the Sixers all kinds of scary

On Philadelphia’s very first possession of Game 2 against the Nets, Ben Simmons put his head down and attacked the rim. His opening layup attempt didn’t go in, but it made a statement. This was not going to be like Game 1, when Simmons dribbled toward the paint then reversed course, allowing the Nets to shock the 76ers with a 111-102 series-altering victory in Philly………………..Read More

With Jimmy Butler sidelined, training wheels are off for Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins

Karl-Anthony Towns got popped in the chin so forcefully that the only option the rest of his body gave him was to hit the floor. As a kid, Towns’ mother, Jacqueline Cruz, always warned him not to reach around the stove, lest he wind up getting burned. But the inclination to put his hand where it shouldn’t be has always remained. And there was Towns, reaching on defense last week and inviting a nasty collision with Washington’s Tomas Satoransky that had him rolling in agony, wondering if his teeth were still in his mouth…………Read More

Why Kevin Durant re-signed with the Warriors for $7 million less than his max

Kevin Durant agreed to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors on a two-year deal worth $53 million. It was a move that followed Stephen Curry’s five-year, $201 million supermax contract to solidify a powerhouse Warriors dynasty for years to come.

But the deal with the Warriors conceivably cost Durant $6.8 million in salary for next season. Instead of taking a max contract starting at almost $32 million, he signed a contract that’ll pay him $25 million in Year 1. After that, the Finals MVP can opt out and become a free agent, where he can re-sign with the Warriors for a longer-term deal…………..Read More

NBA Finals 2017: Cavs vs. Warriors scores, TV schedule for Game 3, and more

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After what may be considered the longest preseason in history, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have resumed their battle for NBA supremacy with their third straight NBA Finals matchup.

The outcome of this year’s series will determine not just this year’s champion, but also how we view the previous two. Was Cleveland’s historic comeback in 2016 a temporary interruption of Golden State’s dynasty, or the beginning of its own? …………….Read More