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Which player had the best sneakers of Week 23 in the NBA?

[ad_1] 10:16 AM ETNick DePaulaESPN In a homecoming he had long been looking forward to, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas had a surprise in store for his first game back in TD Garden to face the Boston Celtics. That message came via his sneakers, a special edition Nike Kobe AD, conveniently from three seasons ago."You know what's crazy? Those green and gold sneakers were for the Finals the last year
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KD after 35-point loss to Mavs — ‘Not odd at all’

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was given Saturday night's game off against the Dallas Mavericks to rest. His team followed suit a couple hours later losing 126-91, in what was the group's worst home loss of the year (35 points) in a season that has been littered with them."Defensively we were not connected," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game. "We weren't talking and
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Warriors giving Curry night off to rest vs. Mavs

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will not play Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks after being given the game off to rest."[Warriors Director of Sports Medicine and Performance] [Dr.] Rick [Celebrini] and I have been talking about it the last couple weeks," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before the game. "Steph is there for us every single game. And the way he moves and the
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Can’t indulge in ‘fickle’ love of media, fans

[ad_1] Klay Thompson, a week after apologizing to the Golden State Warriors' fan base over remarks about their lack of energy at Oracle Arena, delivered another subtle poke Thursday, saying it was important to remain focused on his day-to-day performance over the changing perceptions of media and fans."At the end of the day, the love from the media and fans can be fickle, just because it's so game-to-game," Thompson said.
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Can’t indulge in ‘fickle’ attitudes of fans

[ad_1] Klay Thompson, a week after apologizing to the Golden State Warriors' fan base over remarks about their lack of energy at Oracle Arena, delivered another subtle poke Thursday, saying it was important to remain focused on his day-to-day performance over the changing perceptions of media and fans."At the end of the day, the love from the media and fans can be fickle, just because it's so game-to-game," Thompson said.
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San Antonio’s Western Conference climb spurred by defensive turnaround

[ad_1] SAN ANTONIO -- Discomfort contorted Gregg Popovich's face as he pondered a defensive demise nobody wanted to concede.With the San Antonio Spurs mired in a three-game skid at the time, and mere minutes before the Feb. 27 start of a league-best nine-game winning streak, Popovich seemed to have given up hope for the return of a defensive foundation that had buttressed the franchise for more than two decades."We used
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Curry’s 61-foot 3-pointer longest FG this season

[ad_1] SAN ANTONIO -- Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry drained a 61-foot 3-pointer to close the first quarter of Monday night's 111-105 road loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It is the longest shot anyone in the league has hit all season, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.The shot came as time was winding down. Curry received a pass from teammate Shaun Livingston, took a quick dribble and
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Bogut starts for Warriors vs. Spurs: KD returns

[ad_1] SAN ANTONIO -- Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant played Monday night against the San Antonio Spurs after missing the last week because of a right ankle injury."I'm excited to play again," Durant said after Monday's shootaround. "I'm looking forward to another opportunity to get better."Durant arrived at AT&T Center about an hour before shootaround so he could test out his ankle. He came with members of the Warriors'
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Durant returns; Bogut to debut for Warriors

[ad_1] SAN ANTONIO -- Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant will play Monday night against the San Antonio Spurs after missing the last week because of a right ankle injury."I'm excited to play again," Durant said after Monday's shootaround. "I'm looking forward to another opportunity to get better."Durant arrived at AT&T Center about an hour before shootaround so that he could test out the ankle. He came with members of