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Obi Toppin out several weeks in Knicks injury blow

The rotation-crunched Knicks will be without Obi Toppin for at least the next few weeks. The reserve power forward suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right fibula during the second quarter of Wednesday’s win over the Hawks at the Garden. The 24-year-old Toppin will be reevaluated in 2-to-3 weeks, the team said Thursday. Toppin, the …

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What the Schedule Tells Us About Who’s Real and Who’s Not in 2022-23

As teams reach the 25-game mark, the NBA standings have started to take on firmer shape after a most cluttered start to the season. Championship contenders are separating themselves with the best records (at least in the Eastern Conference). Tank commanders are dropping to the bottom. And trade talks are heating up as players who …

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What national hot take pundits fail to grasp about the Dallas Mavericks

Distinctions are the key to understanding. The less you know, the more generalized your opinions are. The more nuance you soak up, the deeper your understanding becomes. Distinctions allow your opinions to elucidate something far closer to the actual truth rather than just incite a reaction because of accompanying bravado. This is the difference between …

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Collision course: Celtics’ loss in the Finals created a monster, and the Bucks are just getting started

Seven weeks into the season, the NBA standings look like the boa constrictor digesting an elephant in “Le Petit Prince.” In the Eastern Conference, the fourth-place Brooklyn Nets have a 14-12 record, 2.5 games better than the 11th-place Washington Wizards. In the West, the fourth-place Denver Nuggets are two games behind the conference-leading New Orleans …

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Without Bradley Beal, the Wizards ran out of answers in the loss to the Bulls

Comment on this story Comment CHICAGO — Two-time all-star Zach LaVine was having a relatively quiet game before he sent the United Center crowd into a frenzy midway through the final quarter Wednesday night. On three straight trips, he shook free beyond the three-point arc, and each time he threw a dagger that cut the …

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The Pulse: Overnight Padres mega-deal, the Pelicans’ rise to No. 1 and Aaron Judge reaction

Start every morning with The Pulse in your inbox. Sign up here. Good morning! Chris is finishing up his parental leave this month, but the rest of The Pulse team has you covered. Onwards: While You Were Sleeping Padres get in on the action After missing out on both Aaron Judge and Trea Turner, the …

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