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  1. Next Level nuggets from Saturday

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    It was a wild opening to the NBA playoffs. Three of the four games were won by road teams, just the second time in NBA history that three road teams won Game 1 of the First Round on the first day of the postseason. It also happened in 1996. Playof...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  2. "Wow Stats" for every NBA Playoff series

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    David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty ImagesKevin Durant has the fourth-highest postseason scoring average in NBA history.The NBA playoffs get underway on Saturday. Before they do, here's a stat you should know on each of the eight first-round series. (1) Sa...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Spurs, Timberwolves going international

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    AP Photo/Eric GayTim Duncan has been one of the most successful international players in NBA history.Wednesday night, the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves will meet in Mexico City. It will be just the second NBA regular-season game played...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  4. Keys to victory: Streak-snappers

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    The Spurs had a rough shooting night in their loss to the ThunderThe Elias Sports Bureau noted that Wednesday marked the first time in NBA history that a pair of winning streaks of 11 or more games ended on the same day. What were the keys to vict...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  5. Carter-Williams has a historic debut

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    It was a heck of a debut for Philadelphia 76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams, one of the very best in NBA history. It came against a Miami Heat team that has only lost three times in its last 41 regular-season games. Carter-Williams finished wit...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  6. Three trends behind Spurs' demise

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    In San Antonio, the proximity to a fifth title will be the legacy of the 2013 NBA Finals. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the San Antonio Spurs are the fourth team in NBA History to blow a 2-1 and 3-2 series lead in the NBA Finals, joining ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  7. Numbers favor ... in Game 7

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    MCT/ZUMA Press/Icon SMI LeBron James (right) averages 34.3 PPG in three career Game 7s, the most in NBA history. Paul George (left) will try to lead the Pacers to their first-ever Conference Finals Game 7 win.The Indiana Pacers visit the Miami Heat ...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  8. Where do the Spurs rank among dynasties?

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    Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy. Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. Bill Russell, John Havlicek and Sam Jones. Those are the clubhouse leaders in the "best trios in NBA history" debate. The formula to enter th...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. Spurs trio outduels Warriors duo

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    Game 5 was not about Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the duo dubbed by Warriors head coach Mark Jackson as "the greatest shooting backcourt" in NBA history. Instead, it was about one of the best trios in NBA history. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and M...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  10. Four times a charm for LeBron James

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    Ed Szczepanski/USA TODAY SportsLeBron James will be the second player in NBA history to win four MVPs in a five-season span.The King has been crowned once again. League sources confirmed to ESPN that LeBron James will be awarded his fourth MVP award ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  11. The history Celts are fighting to change

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    The Celtics are one of 12 teams in NBA history to force a Game 6 after being down 3-0 in a playoff series (the Rockets have also accomplished that feat in these playoffs). No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series. Sho...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  12. Do the Rockets and Celtics have a chance?

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    Could the Houston Rockets and/or Boston Celtics pull off the impossible? Home Teams in Game 6 After Trailing 3-0 Best-of-7 Series in NBA History Opponent Result 2013 Rockets Thunder ? 2013 Celtics Knicks ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  13. Melo's performance not enough for Knicks

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    Gary Dineen/Getty ImagesCarmelo Anthony went 0-for-5 on shots from 20 feet or longer against the Bulls. In his previous five games, he was 27-for-46 (58.7 percent) from 20-plus feet. The Chicago Bulls became the second team in NBA history to stop tw...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  14. Stats to know: Heat 27-game win streak

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    Gary Bogdon/Getty ImagesLeBron James and the Miami Heat stretch their win streak to 27 gamesThe Miami Heat are now just six games shy of tying the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest win streak in NBA history (33 games). Here's what you need t...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  15. Can LeBron keep streak going vs Thunder?

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    ESPN Stats & InformationLeBron James looks to keep his hot streak going at Oklahoma City on Thursday.With a dunk late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game, LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to have six straight games with 30 poin...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  16. LeBron reaches two milestones in win

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    JamesWith a basket with 2:45 remaining in the second quarter, LeBron James surpassed 20,000 points for his NBA career, becoming the 38th player in NBA history and eighth active player to hit that mark. The 20,000th point wasn't the only milestone ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013