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LeBron James' near triple-double without Irving guides Cavs to win, commanding lead over Hawks   ATLANTA: The Cavs are down to one superstar and plenty of helping hands. The Hawks might be down to their last rites. LeBron James had 30 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists and the Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 Friday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. And they did it without Kyrie Irving. Irving was held out of...
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Raptors, Leafs or Blue Jays: Which is the best paid team in Toronto? (David Bateman - Staff Reporter) — The Raptors have replaced the Blue Jays as the best paid athletes in Canada, according to research on 17 of the world’s premier sports leagues . Each Raptor earns an average of $5.03 million (all figures U.S.) annually, compared to $4.71 million per Jays player. The annual survey calculates the average salaries for 9,731 active professional athletes who play basketball, baseball,...
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Kyrie Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2 against Hawks   ATLANTA: Kyrie Irving missed the Cavs’ morning shootaround and is listed as questionable for Friday night’s Eastern Conference finals Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks. Irving spent the morning with team doctors and another MRI is likely. Irving has been fighting tendonitis in the knee for weeks, but the Cavs privately feel as if there isn’t much else they can do for him. No one...
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Kyrie Irving (left knee tendinitis) questionable for Hawks-Cavaliers Game 2 Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — The Cleveland Cavaliers listed point guard Kyrie Irving as questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. The All-Star and newly minted All-NBA Third Teamer  skipped Friday morning's shootaround as he continues to struggle with the left knee tendinitis that has plagued him for the past couple of weeks . [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: ...
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Charlotte Hornets top five links of the week (May 22): More shake-ups and court cases

SBN: At the Hive (Joshua Priemski) — Welcome to another Friday, friends. We've got lynx. We're at a point during the year where news is increasingly difficult to come by, but that doesn't mean there's nothing happening. This week, Jordan's in court and the Hornets continue to shake up their front office. Probably our most interesting story of the week,  Michael Jordan (well, Jordan Brand, really) is heading to China's...
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The NBA Draft headlines the week in Magic news

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — Orlando knows where it's picking next month. That story and more in this week's Magic news roundup. The Orlando Magic's quiet offseason picked up a bit Tuesday with the NBA Draft Lottery. Let's take a look at that story and a few others from the week. FIVE ALIVE : For the first time in the last three years, the Magic didn't fall backward in the Lottery; instead, they held their...
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Assessing the myriad injuries that have plagued the 2015 NBA postseason Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — This has gotten out of hand, and there isn’t much our hands can do about it. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball ] Wednesday night’s DeMarre Carroll injury marked the latest in a significant strain of nasty setbacks that has made the 2015 playoffs a walkthrough of the walking wounded. Carroll will be just fine, in terms relative to the scare we saw...
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Big Three: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan Named To All-NBA Teams (Law Murray) — The National Basketball Association announced the 2014-2015 All-NBA teams on Thursday. The Los Angeles Clippers were prominently featured, just like the NBA All-Defensive First Team from Wednesday. Point guard Chris Paul made the All-NBA Second Team this season, while power forward Blake Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan made the third team. This marks the first time in franchise history that...
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NBA Playoffs 2015: A closer look at the Cavs Game 1 win in Atlanta

SBN: Fear The Sword (Joseph Mastrantoni) — Game 1 in Philips Arena felt strange to me.  I know these Cavaliers as individuals, but I don't know this team. The Cavs have completely altered their play on the fly to compensate for injuries to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love .  Considering the offensive impact those players had it seemed natural that they couldn't be replaced on that end and that if the Cavs were to improve it...
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Why didn't Kidd-Gilchrist make an NBA All-Defensive team?

SBN: At the Hive (Joshua Priemski) — Kidd-Gilchrist earned just two All-Defensive first team votes and finished well short of making either squad. Why is that? Yep. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist did not make an NBA All-Defensive team this season. Kidd-Gilchrist finished ninth in Defensive Player of the Year voting, but received the 15th most votes in All-Defense. Why is that, you ask? Take a look at who made the All-Defensive teams...
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Curry, LeBron headline 2015 All-NBA First Team, featuring 3 first-timers Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — The NBA announced its 2014-15 All-NBA teams on Thursday, with newly minted Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James ranking as the lone unanimous selections to this year's top squad, receiving First Team bids on all 129 ballots cast by sportswriters and broadcasters this season. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The...
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Mitch Kupchak on Lakers’ reported interest in Tom Thibodeau: “Nothing to it” ProBasketballTalk (Sean Highkin) — A report surfaced Wednesday suggesting they were planning on pursuing the Bulls coach.
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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving named to All-NBA teams

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have been named to All-NBA teams. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Kyrie Irving today been recognized as part of the NBA's elite. For the ninth time in his career, LeBron has been named to first-team All-NBA, while Irving has been named to third-team All-NBA. LeBron received 129 first-team votes - tied with Golden State Warriors Steph Curry...
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What kind of player can the Celtics get at the 16th pick?

CelticsBlog (Justin Danziger) — Past draft classes have shown that the mid-draft pick is all hit and miss. The Boston Celtics were not participants in Tuesday night's lottery, but they've got to feel good about their two first round picks in the draft: 16 and 28.  Looking back in draft history, the 16th pick (and its neighbor picks: 15 and 17) has produced some notable players.  With the right fit and a little bit...
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