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After missing the playoffs last season, the Charlotte Hornets have established themselves as one of the top six teams in the Eastern Conference, holding a sizable lead over the ninth-place
On Monday, Lin was all but unstoppable against one the best teams in the league, scoring 29 points against the
Parsons done for season
Dallas Mavericks forward
The Mavericks are in a battle with four teams vying for three playoff berths. The
Antetokounmpo is silver lining
The season hasn't gone nearly as well as the
The bright spot has been the play of third-year forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. One of the few players in the league who can truly play all five positions, the 21-year old from Greece has served as the team's de facto point guard after the Bucks suffered injuries to
The Golden State Warriors are still within range of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' all-time record of 72 wins, at 65-7 with just 10 to play. The Warriors will need to win eight for the best regular season in NBA history. The toughest games remaining include visits to Utah, Memphis and San Antonio. The rest are at Golden State, where the team has a 34-0 record. The Spurs are also unbeaten at home at 37-0.
Sad news for TNT personality Craig Sager, whose battle with leukemia took a difficult turn. The longtime sideline reporter, known for his flashy suits and affable personality, was originally stricken with the disease in 2014. Sager, 64, returned to work this season and is expected to make a few more appearances. In a statement, Sager said he was given a prognosis of three to six months to live, but he vowed to exceed expectations, "I remain fully confident I will win this battle."
Cleveland at Atlanta
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