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It was only a year and a half ago that San Antonio Spurs swingman Jonathon Simmons was borrowing money for his children’s diapers, or even sometimes lunch for himself. Fast forward 18 months, and Simmons has landed an NBA contract with the Spurs, is a key rotation player on a championship contending team that just made the Conference Finals, not least because of Simmons’ performance.

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WASHINGTON — The history of D.C. sports is not a kind one, and on Wednesday another chapter was brewed after the Washington Capitals were booted out of the playoffs and the Wizards were manhandled by the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of their series.

Everyone knows the history. Nothing good happens here. It has been nearly three decades since this town has had a sports team that had some semblance of success.

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Of course San Antonio rolled to a Game 6 win and sent Houston into their summer vacations despite their struggles.

The San Antonio Spurs are laughing at you. Yes, you.

You really doubted them in Game 6. Sure, Kawhi Leonard was out, and the two teams’ last game in this building resulted in a 21-point blowout loss. But you really trusted the Houston Rockets, after what they did last postseason? For San Antonio to end Houston’s season in Game 6 on Thursday in a completely uncompetitive 114-75 shellacking was quite possibly the most Spurs thing that could have happened.

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The Celtics are one win away from facing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals as they beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead back to Washington.

BOSTON – LeBron is in sight.

After two humiliating losses in Washington, the Celtics came home and throttled the Washington Wizards 123-101, pushing John Wall and the Wiz to the brink. Boston heads back to Washington for an elimination game Friday as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers await a potential Game 1 Monday.

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The Spurs managed to pull out a huge win despite shooting poorly, giving the Rockets 48 threes and losing their best player down the stretch.

Not only did we finally get 48 minutes of competitive basketball for the first time in this series, we got 53. And the Spurs came out on top in an overtime period that didn’t see a second of play from Kawhi Leonard, out nursing an ankle that was tweaked in the third quarter. Kawhi didn’t see the floor in the last eight minutes of the game.

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Lowry could leave Toronto after five seasons, so let’s examine the point guard market.

Kyle Lowry is a 31-year old who just played his best season in the NBA. In his first four seasons, Lowry looked like a fine backup, and in his next three, there was no question he was a perfectly adequate starting point guard. Only over the last four years has he emerged as a guard who can dominate on an excellent offense and average more than 20 points per game.

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