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Tom Thibodeau lacking answers as superstars Knicks missed on still haunt them

Tom Thibodeau lacking answers as superstars Knicks missed on still haunt them

Knicks fans were booing their basketball team on an embarrassing NFL Sunday at the Garden, where a rebuilding opponent with a losing record scored 145 points. Spell it out — one hundred and forty-five points — against a franchise that was once defined by blood-and-guts defense, and against a Bill Belichick disciple who made his …

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Cleveland Cavaliers to be shorthanded Sunday night vs.  Timberwolves, sources say

Cleveland Cavaliers to be shorthanded Sunday night vs. Timberwolves, sources say

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without three members of their usual rotation, including a pair of starters, for Sunday’s night’s matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Sources tell cleveland.com that Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen and Dean Wade — all three listed as questionable going into the game — will not play. With Mitchell …

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‘Oh my god’: Giddey joins NBA great in history books as Aussie puts on Garden masterclass

‘Oh my god’: Giddey joins NBA great in history books as Aussie puts on Garden masterclass

In case it wasn’t obvious, Josh Giddey loves playing at Madison Square Garden. Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Brandon Rahbar described it as a “coming out party” for the Australian in his rookie season, when Giddey put up a 28-point triple-double in an overtime win over the Knicks. Now he has done it again. Watch …

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Health issues keep popping up for Embiid, even after strong, 40-minute night

Health issues keep popping up for Embiid, even after strong, 40-minute night

Joel Embiid on Saturday night played a season-high 40 minutes and led the Sixers over the Hawks with 42 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals. Based on his comments after the game, the 40 minutes weren’t the most pleasant physically. Embiid sat down at the postgame press conference podium with tape …

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Another MVP performance from Jayson Tatum stretches win streak to six: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Pistons

Another MVP performance from Jayson Tatum stretches win streak to six: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Pistons

1. It’s rare, but sometimes you can assign a win to a single player. The Boston Celtics won their sixth straight game by beating the Detroit Pistons on the road. Many players contributed, but it feels like this was Jayson Tatum’s victory. With Jaylen Brown, Al Horford and Malcolm Brogdon all joining Rob Williams on …

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Marcus Smart on Pistons: ‘when you got a team that played as hard as them, they can catch you slipping on a night’

Marcus Smart on Pistons: ‘when you got a team that played as hard as them, they can catch you slipping on a night’

With key players Al Horford, Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon out Saturday night, the Boston Celtics were facing a challenge on their back-to-back against the Detroit Pistons. Already without Robert Williams and Danilo Gallinari, Boston was carried by the efforts of Grant Williams, Marcus Smart, and Jayson Tatum, as the Celtics pulled off a 117-108 …

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Marcus Smart on Pistons: ‘when you got a team that played as hard as them, they can catch you slipping on a night’

Marcus Smart on Pistons: ‘when you got a team that played as hard as them, they can catch you slipping on a night’

With key players Al Horford, Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon out Saturday night, the Boston Celtics were facing a challenge on their back-to-back against the Detroit Pistons. Already without Robert Williams and Danilo Gallinari, Boston was carried by the efforts of Grant Williams, Marcus Smart, and Jayson Tatum, as the Celtics pulled off a 117-108 …

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