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Interview with Toni Kukoc: "I thank Jordan and Pippen for putting me on the ropes"
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Interview with Toni Kukoc: "I thank Jordan and Pippen for putting me on the ropes"

Three European Cups with Jugoplastika, three rings with the Bulls, a World Cup, an Olympic silver ... And a talent like no otherJordan and Kukoc, during a Bulls game in 1997.IN LUCAS SEZ-BRAVO Updated Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 22:41The last dance Kukoc criticizes Netflix documentary on Jordan: "I don't know why you have to look for the dark" Toni Kukoc (Split, Croatia, 1968) to be the eighth member of the essential Bulls of the 90s to enter the Hall of Fame. Join Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen y Dennis Rodman, Coaches Phil Jackson and Tex Winter, Owner Jerry Reinsdorf and General Manager Jerry Krause. He will also be the fifth Croatian after Dino Radja, Drazen Petrovic, Kresimir Cosic and Mirko Novosel. And yet the 'Pink Panther', as it was known for its dapper movements, is the favorite...
Grizzlies leave Curry’s Warriors out of playoffs
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Grizzlies leave Curry’s Warriors out of playoffs

A wonderful performance by Ja Morant, with 35 points, classifies Memphis as the eighth team in the Western ConferenceCurry, at the end of the match.Jed JacobsohnAPThe base Ja Morant, who contributed 35 points, scored two jump shots in a row in the last 48 seconds of overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 112-117 on the road in the decisive third game of the NBA play-in tournament. Western Conference.The victory allowed the Grizzlies to stay with the eighth place that allows them to go to the playoffs, which they return after four years of absence and their rival in the first round will be the Utah Jazz, the team with the best record in the Conference. West and the league, starting Sunday, when they play the first game of the series.This time, the All-Star point g...
The Wizards destroy the Pacers and qualify for the NBA playoffs
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The Wizards destroy the Pacers and qualify for the NBA playoffs

The Wizards, who were eighth of the East in the regular phase, will face the Philadelphia 76ers of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, leaders of the conference, starting Sunday in the first round of the playoffs.Russell Westbrook during the third quarter.Tommy GilliganUSA TODAY Sports From the hand of Russell Westbrook Y Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards crushed 142-115 this Thursday Indiana Pacers and they made the last ticket to the playoffs in the 'play in' of the Eastern conference of the NBA. The Wizards, who were eighth of the East in the regular phase, will face the first round of the playoffs on Sunday. Philadelphia 76ers from Joel Embiid Y Ben Simmons, conference leaders. Before his hobby, Westbrook (18 points and 15 assists) and Beal (25 and 4) did not miss this second opportun...
The ‘play-in’, the new chapter of the rivalry LeBron James – Stephen Curry
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The ‘play-in’, the new chapter of the rivalry LeBron James – Stephen Curry

Lakers and Warriors will meet in the first duel of the new NBA play-in. After four Finals in a row, they gamble for a playoff ticketLeBron James and Stephen Curry.EFEThe NBA could not have imagined a better premiere for the new 'play-in' format than a duel between LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the two phenomena that have marked this era. James is the last step of evolution, and Curry, the first of the revolution. LeBron elevated the old and Curry has defined the new. For four years in a row they fought for the ring And now they'll do it for one of the last two playoff tickets.The new NBA 'play-in' is a home run between the four teams that go from seventh to tenth of each conference. The Lakers and Warriors, seventh and eighth in the Western Conference, will meet this Wednesday for th...
Doncic leads Dallas comeback against Lakers
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Doncic leads Dallas comeback against Lakers

108-93 at the American Airlines Center A resounding 62-35 partial in the second half decants the victory against an opponent who has not yet recovered LeBron James (108-93).Doncic throws from the perimeter against Marc Gasol.USA TODAY SportsThe strategy of controlling (108-93) a Luka Doncic it was effective for the Lakers, although even then they could not avoid their second almost consecutive loss in Dallas. The point guard contributed 18 points and 13 assists, four of which helped another 62-35 quarter in the second half to score 25 points, the best of the season, including 12 in the fourth quarter. Inspiration from Powell, who also grabbed nine rebounds and made 11 of 12 shots from the field, allowed the Mavericks to rally 17 points for a resounding 62-35 run in the second half.All ...
Doncic overwhelms Lakers and bitter Davis return
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Doncic overwhelms Lakers and bitter Davis return

The point guard (30 points, nine rebounds, eight assists) favored the triumph of some Mavs who lost due to injury to Porzingis (115-110).Doncic hides the ball in front of Schroder's defense.USA TODAY SportsThe 10 weeks of absence weighed in Anthony Davis, who returned to the courts after his injury with a poor background in the loss of the Lakers in Dallas (115-110). The party dominated Luka Doncic (30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists) although the bad news for the Mavericks came with the injury of Kristaps Porzingis.It had been 30 games out for Davis, injured in his right calf and heels, his longest period since his league debut in 2012. So Frank Vogel scheduled a smooth comeback, with 17 minutes on the court, where the pvot could only score two of his 10 pitches. Despite the setb...