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Luka Doncic Wraps Historic Season With EuroLeague Title, MVP, And Final Four MVP Luka Doncic Wraps Historic Season With EuroLeague Title, MVP, And Final Four MVP

Slovenian wonderteen and sure-fire top-three pick in the upcoming NBA draft Luka Dončić led his Real Madrid team to a EuroLeague title Sunday, in an 85-80 win over Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul. Doncic scored 15 points on eight shots, and after the game was named EuroLeague Final Four MVP.

LeBron In Full Must-Win Mode Is An Unsolvable Problem LeBron In Full Must-Win Mode Is An Unsolvable Problem

The Cavs opened Game 3 with a huge 22-6 run, and that was more or less that. This was not a case of the winning team grabbing an early lead behind a fluky start and nursing it cautiously until the final buzzer—the Cavs were forceful and decisive early, and did some cool and different things to challenge Boston’s…

Elfrid Payton's Hair Has Been Laid To Rest Elfrid Payton's Hair Has Been Laid To Rest

Through all those tough years in Orlando to his current stint in Phoenix, the most notable feature of Elfrid Payton’s game has been his head. Not his “basketball IQ” or his “clutch mentality”—just that majestic drooping frond on top. Every season it protruded further past the point guard’s forehead. It looked like it…

In The Future, We Will All Gamble Constantly In The Future, We Will All Gamble Constantly

The NBA Playoffs should be at something like their apex right now, and in the least entertaining possible sense they may well be. There are four notionally entertaining teams left, and they have combined through four games for maybe three entertaining quarters. The league’s biggest and most brilliant stars are still…

DeMarcus Cousins Unfollowed The Pelicans On Instagram "Cause I'm Grown" DeMarcus Cousins Unfollowed The Pelicans On Instagram "Cause I'm Grown"

DeMarcus Cousins is in tricky, unpredictable territory now after tearing his Achilles tendon just as the Pelicans were easing into a groove. Without him, they sped up and swept the Blazers. This summer Boogie hits unrestricted free agency while recovering from an injury has sapped many previous stars of their juice.…

The Desperate Rockets Beat The Warriors, And It Was Actually Fun To Watch The Desperate Rockets Beat The Warriors, And It Was Actually Fun To Watch

The Rockets can pass! That’s the most stunning takeaway from their 127-105 win against the Warriors tonight, which evened the Western Conference Finals at one game apiece and introduced a prettier, more kinetic version of the Rockets than the team that won 65 games in the regular season. Game 2 saw Houston move away…

Report: Very Fortunate Mike Budenholzer Gets To Coach Giannis Now Report: Very Fortunate Mike Budenholzer Gets To Coach Giannis Now

Mike Budenholzer, the head coach who parted ways with the Atlanta Hawks last month after a 24-58 season, has agreed to become the new coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Woj. What a lucky bastard.

Maybe, Just Maybe, The Knicks Might Have A Functional Defense Maybe, Just Maybe, The Knicks Might Have A Functional Defense

The Knicks did not luck out, which is basically an evergreen sentence. Their lottery pick did not leap into the top three, which had only a six percent chance of occurring last night. It instead landed at nine, as expected. I feel a little good about this.

Coach: 25-Year-Old Who Posed As High Schooler To Play Basketball Was “Average Player” Coach: 25-Year-Old Who Posed As High Schooler To Play Basketball Was “Average Player”

High school was a fun time for many people. But would you actually want to go back and relive it? Maybe, if you could star on a school’s basketball team!

It Appears The Kings, Who Always Screw Up, Can't Possibly Screw This Up It Appears The Kings, Who Always Screw Up, Can't Possibly Screw This Up

For what feels like the first time in recent franchise history, the Sacramento Kings got lucky. The Kings briefly held the reins in the NBA’s greatest-ever tank-off last season, but they were soundly out-tanked over the stretch run, and wound up finishing with the lottery’s seventh-best odds after ending the season…

How Are The Cavs Like This? How Are The Cavs Like This?

The Cleveland Cavaliers, lifted by a huge first half from LeBron James, began the second half of Game 2 against the Celtics with a seven-point lead. This was a vast improvement over the circumstances they found themselves in during Game 1, when the Celtics had put the result out of reach by the end of the first…

Uh Oh, The Cavs Might Actually Be In Trouble Uh Oh, The Cavs Might Actually Be In Trouble

An all-timer of a first quarter from LeBron James, in which he scored 21 of his team’s 27 points, and a 42-point triple-double for the entire game all went to waste in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, as the Boston Celtics took down the Cleveland LeBrons, 107-94.

Here's How The NBA Draft Lottery Went Down Here's How The NBA Draft Lottery Went Down

The team with the worst record in the NBA this season, the Phoenix Suns, won the draft lottery tonight, and with it the choice of either Arizona’s Deandre Ayton or Real Madrid’s Luka Dončić. Whoever of those two the Suns don’t pick will likely go to the Sacramento Kings, who defied the odds and took the second spot…

The Warriors Are Better Than The Rockets The Warriors Are Better Than The Rockets

Look. If we are being honest with each other, here, let’s acknowledge what we all know: The Rockets are 100 percent dead in this series, have virtually no chance whatsoever even to push it to a seventh game, and could spend Game 2 jump-kicking each other in the face for all the good they can do by even trying to make…

Warriors Edge Out The Rockets In The Game 1 Everybody Expected Warriors Edge Out The Rockets In The Game 1 Everybody Expected

In a game that saw the two best teams in basketball each play exactly how you’d expect them to, the Golden State Warriors beat the Rockets in Houston, 119-106, to take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Despite the best efforts of James Harden and his 41 points, the Warriors managed to expose the Rockets’…

Cavs Comprehensively Wrecked By Scrappy Celtics Cavs Comprehensively Wrecked By Scrappy Celtics

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was never close. The Celtics went on a 17-0 run in the first quarter, and that was that. The central question of this series is whether Boston’s impressive team defense will be able to slow down a Cavs offense that ranked number one in the NBA in offensive efficiency after the…

Dwane Casey Thanks Raptors Fans For Being Canadian Dwane Casey Thanks Raptors Fans For Being Canadian

It sucks that the Raptors fired Dwane Casey. They probably had to do it—they’ve lost like a hundred straight playoff games to LeBron James, and the systemic and cultural changes Casey engineered this past season made not even the slightest dent in James’s dominance, and they can’t any longer credibly claim to be…

Brett Brown: 76ers "Need Help" To Win A Championship Brett Brown: 76ers "Need Help" To Win A Championship

However disappointed the Sixers and their fans may feel about a five-game series loss to the depleted Celtics, their season was an enormous success. They won a playoff series, and were the favorites to win another, and they certainly look closer to championship contention than all but maybe two or three other teams in…

LeBron James Just Got The Coach Of The Year Fired LeBron James Just Got The Coach Of The Year Fired

Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey was voted by his peers as the NBA’s coach of the year two days ago. He received this award for coaching his team to a 59-23 record and the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Today, Casey lost his job. This is because LeBron James exists, and happens to play basketball in the…

Jayson Tatum Gave The Celtics Everything They Needed Jayson Tatum Gave The Celtics Everything They Needed

As the Celtics dispatched the Sixers with shocking ease, observers were quick to point to Al Horford’s defensive heroics and Terry Rozier’s sudden emergence as instrumental in Boston’s unexpected conference finals appearance. After all, Boston needed to stymie Joel Embiid (which the supposedly stout Heat couldn’t do…

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