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What was shaping up to be a defensive slugfest in the first half, turned into a rout in the second as the Golden State Warriors pummeled the Indiana Pacers, 112-89.

For all of the Warriors firepower on offense, no one scored over 20 tonight. DeMarcus Cousins led the way with 19 points while Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant chipped in with 18 and 15 a piece respectively.

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Never forget the cardinal rule leading into the NBA playoffs: Non-superpowers deserve some loving, too.

Most postseason-bound teams do not want for attention in the usual sense. They're known entities. But we all have the tendency to overlook squads when they're not considered legitimate title contenders. Even if they're given a puncher's chance of escaping the first round, they're little more than impressive footnotes unfit to upend the playoff picture.

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Former NBA all-star Kenny Anderson, now head coach of the Fisk University basketball program in Nashville, Tennessee, suffered a stroke last week and is now recuperating and undergoing rehabilitation.

Anderson, 48, from Queens, New York, recognized during his teen years as an athletic prodigy, was hospitalized Saturday evening, Feb. 23, due to health concerns. He remained in intensive care until he was released the following Monday.

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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters that he was "disappointed" with C's guard Marcus Smart after he was ejected following a retaliatory shove of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid on Wednesday.

With the Celtics up 69-58 early in the third quarter, Embiid appeared to give Smart an elbow. The 25-year-old then sent Embiid flying with a push. Embiid got a technical, but the officials gave Smart a Flagrant 2 foul and an ejection.

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Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said there's no chance he returns to the franchise to play alongside LeBron James despite the team's disappointing 2018-19 season.

"No. That's an easy one … because I don't want to play no more. I'm done," he said Tuesday during a Q&A session hosted by Frank Isola of The Athletic at the NBA Store in New York City.

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Warriors go 3-1 on road trip.

The beauty about the NBA is the fact that there is no time to dwell on disappointments, missed opportunities and slumps.

Case in point, tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Warriors put last night’s loss to the Spurs and the circumstances around it behind them. Last night’s loss, as Klay Thompsonwould say, is “in the past like a ponytail”

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Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to Benguet State University for this year’s second Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp on March 23 and 24. Jr. NBA coaches, led by Carlos Barroca of the NBA and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso, will bring the league’s youth basketball participation program to teach basketball fundamentals and impart core values of the game to boys and girls ages 10-14.

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