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Mark Adams Wants All the Smoke

Mark Adams has been the head coach of the Red Raiders men's basketball team for about six weeks. The turnaround has been nothing short of amazing. It's one thing to completely rebuild a roster with a returning coaching staff, but to hire a brand new staff while simultaneously finding a brand new roster in the transfer portal is simply incredible.
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H.O.P.E. nonprofit’s Mounts ‘shocked’ by Hall of Fame honor

Springfield youth minister’s college basketball prowess recognized by Murray State. When Greenon High School standout Jackie Mounts was putting together a pacesetting and record-setting college basketball career at Division I Murray State in the mid- to late-1970s, little did she know where it would lead and what doors it would open.
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Clippers erase 25-point deficit, head to first conference finals

In the 50-year history of the Los Angeles Clippers organization, the team had never advanced to the Western Conference finals. Down 25 points in Game 6 against the Jazz on Friday, it seemed their chances of doing so were slipping with the prospect of a Game 7 in Utah looming.
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Suns’ Devin Booker teaming up with Damian Lillard for Tokyo Olympics

The Phoenix Suns are getting ready and on deck for their Western Conference Finals matchup as they await the winner of the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers. On the other hand, with the Tokyo Olympics around the corner, NBA players have made their decisions on joining or opting out of the games. Suns young guard Devin Booker has made his commitment to the Olympic team and is teaming up with Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, among others.
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NBA playoffs: Clippers break curse in most unpredictable way possible to reach first-ever conference finals

If you didn't grow up around L.A., you can't truly understand. The Los Angeles Clippers were synonymous with losing. They made the playoffs just four times in their first 33 seasons after relocating from Buffalo to Southern California. Sub-.200 winning percentages became a regularity. Blowing seemingly insurmountable leads became expected. Players like Matt Fish, Pooh Richardson and Keith Closs became punchlines. If you asked an L.A. basketball fan whether they rooted for the Lakers or the Clippers, there was only one appropriate response: uncontrollable laughter.
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Giving the ‘Suns in 4’ guy tickets and a signed jersey sets a bad precedent

Who wants to stage a fight at an NBA game next season? Any takers? I’ll let someone throw a few haymakers my way if it means I get tickets to a playoff game. I’ll take a signed Jayson Tatum or Mike Conley jersey. It can’t be that hard to fake a fight, right? The WWE scripts their fights all the time. So, come on! Let’s wear opposing jerseys to a game next year, and then let’s go to a Conference Finals game.
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Report: Suns' Chris Paul 'Actively Pursued' by USA Basketball for Tokyo Olympics

Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul is being "actively pursued" by USA Basketball for a spot on the Olympic team. Marc Stein of the New York Times provided more information:. With or without an ultimate commitment from Paul to join Bradley Beal, Draymond Green, Damian Lillard and Jayson Tatum, USAB officials have pursued CP3 and others still in the playoffs, comfortable that not all of the final 12-man roster would report for training camp on July 6.
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Phoenix Suns: A fans guide for Jazz-Clippers matchup

Phoenix Suns (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) There’s little doubt the majority of Phoenix Suns fans – understanding the Chris Paul COVID situation – are hoping for a Game 7 in the Utah Jazz-Los Angeles Clippers series. The Phoenix Suns would greatly benefit from a Utah Jazz victory in Friday...
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Los Angeles Lakers: 3 teams that could sign away Andre Drummond

May 23, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (left) steals the ball from Los Angeles Lakers guard Andre Drummond in the second half during game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. The...
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Suns' Devin Booker Reportedly Commits to Play for Team USA at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has made himself available for Team USA ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Booker was an All-Star for the second straight year in 2020-21. He averaged 25.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 48.4 percent from the floor and 34.0 percent from beyond the arc during the regular season.