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Sunday’s Blowouts Mark Rare Day in NBA History

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Sunday was a rare day in NBA history. That’s a great thing for Miami, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers. Not so much for Charlotte, Memphis and Portland.

Of the four games played Sunday in the NBA playoffs, three were blowouts decided by 20 points or more — the Heat’s 123-91 win over the Hornets, the Spurs’ 106-74 victory vs. the Grizzlies and the Clippers’ 115-95 defeat of the Trail Blazers. According to Stats LLC, it was only the fourth such day in NBA playoff history and the first since May 8, 1999, when the New York Knicks beat Miami by 20, Atlanta downed Detroit by 20, and Utah topped Sacramento by 30.

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Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo Named NBA Most Valuable Player

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today.

This is the second straight Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Antetokounmpo, who becomes the 12th player to earn the honor in consecutive seasons. A native of Greece, Antetokounmpo is the first player from Europe to be selected as the NBA MVP more than once. Antetokounmpo, 25, also joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James as the only players to win multiple NBA MVP awards by the age of 25.

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Report: Nick Nurse, Raptors Agree to Extension

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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have signed head coach Nick Nurse to a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This past season, Nurse guided the Raptors to a 53-19 record during the regular season (second best in the NBA) and set a franchise-record with a .736 winning percentage. Toronto also reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the fifth straight year.

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Sources: Rockets Interested in Tyronn Lue, Sam Cassell for Head Coach

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Sources: There is mutual interest between the Rockets and Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell. Cassell started his playing career with the two-time champion “Clutch City” Rockets.


With a head coaching vacancy in Houston, expect the franchise to take a strong look at Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue.

Source: Tim MacMahon and Chris Haynes on Twitter

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