NBA: Storylines intensify as playoff permutations remain for multiple teams in final week

Paul George of the LA Clippers dribbles past the defense of CJ McCollum of the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of a game at Crypto.com...

A 12-game slate overnight kickstarts a manic week across the league, as teams and their star players look to solidify strong playoff seeding. Phoenix have long tied up top spot in the West, but what about the other contenders? In a rapidly-changing East, which of the top four teams will ultimately rule the roost? Which teams will avoid the play-in, going straight to the playoffs?
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After 942 days out, Klay Thompson scores 17 points as Warriors win in triumphant return

Klay Thompson reacts to a foul call against him In the first half as the Golden State Warriors played the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chase Center in San...

30 months sidelined. 941 days, 942 if we’re counting the intricacies of BST time difference between America and Europe (and we are). Finally making his highly-anticipated return from separate ACL and Achilles injuries, All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson scored 17 points in 20 minutes, helping the Golden State Warriors earn a 96-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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NBA Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets – Repeat or revenge?

NBA Star Index: Collin Sexton spoils Kyrie Irving's return; Joel Embiid the variety of Sixers' new spice - CBSSports.com

Kyrie Irving returned from an unexpected personal pause and scored 37 during his first game alongside Kevin Durant and James Harden, though Brooklyn’s Big 3 couldn’t contain an in-form Collin Sexton, who scored a career-high 42 as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a 147-135 double-overtime win in the early hours on Thursday. Who will come out on top in the second meeting? Continue reading

NBA Previews: Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets, Magic host Cavaliers

Philadelphia 76ers Playing Faster, Defending Better Under Doc Rivers

Two more NBA match previews as the Philadelphia 76ers (5-1) attempt to earn successive victories over the Charlotte Hornets (2-4), while two Eastern Conference sides with 4-2 records to start the new season clash as the Orlando Magic host a Cleveland Cavaliers team who have caught critics by surprise so far. Who will start the new week with wins in their games? Continue reading