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Green irked Durant on purpose to fire him up

The verbal altercation between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green on Saturday was nothing more than an attempt by Green to light a fire under his superstar teammate. Green is said to be trying to use reverse psychology, intentionally and aggressively approached Durant with a bevy of choice words during a break in Saturday’s loss to…

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Cousins receives automatic suspension for picking up 16th tech

Sacramento Kings star center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended for one game without pay after picking up his 16th technical of the year, the NBA announced. Cousins also was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for making an inappropriate statement and gesture after leaving the floor following the Kings’ win over the Golden State Warriors…

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Kawhi-less Spurs opened Rodeo trip on a low note

With Leonard not playing because of a quad contusion, the San Antonio Spurs opened their annual rodeo road trip on whimper; falling against the Memphis Grizzlies 89-74. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph scored 15 points each, Mike Conley added 12 points and nine assists as the Grizzlies held the Spurs to a season low in points on…

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Pelicans trading for Okafor?

The New Orleans Pelicans are trying to bolster their frontcourt and are in advanced talks with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire ‎big man Jahlil Okafor, according to ESPN.COM If both teams agree to go through with a trade, New Orleans is expected to send backup center Alexis Ajinca and a future first-round pick to Philadelphia in…

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