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  • The Raptors have outscored the Dubs in 16 of 20 quarters in the series, but GSW's won two of those games with explosive scoring. How the Warriors respond to the emotional roller coaster theyve been on since Monday nobody knows. But its the last game at Oracle Arena and I think Golden State magically finds a way to get this series to a Game 7. I'm hoping this line goes to -2 before tip and will play Golden State. The total for tonights game is the lowest of the series, opening at 211, so I endorse a play on the over as well.

    My Pick: Golden State -2.5 & Over 212 50%
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  • @maurice76 • 2m

    Player Props: Demarcus Cousins OVER 11 points (-120). Without KD I think Cousins will get a lot of looks tonight. ..especially if they keep running that Box-and-1 defense against Steph. Shrek hasn't don't anything offensively in this series and Demarcus and Iguodala only other offensive threats. I like Cousins to have a big game.

    My Pick: Golden State -2.5
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    • @rc
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      Curry Under 34 tonight. Fred VanVleet will have him on lock down duty tonight.

  • @AMC • 2m

    Hey guy's Exciting game tonight! Like i've said before GSW are nothing without kevin durant! Game 5 GSW won just because of those 11 points kevin durant made before he got injured! So yes tonight toronto finishes it! Toronto wins pick moneyline toronto to win. And over and under looks difficult but if you want to finish the job tonight at oracle arena you need points! So over 211!

    My Pick: Toronto +2.5 & Over 210.5 60%
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  • @GoldPicks • 2m

    I don't see a lot of value here tonight but my instincts say take the points in what should be a hard fight close game.
    Toronto has dominated in the paint and without KD the the Splash Brothers will have to combine for 60 to win this game. These are two of the most offensively potent teams in the league and combination of Warriors outside shooting and Toronto scoring leads me to liking the OVER 211.5 here. Fun fact: the over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Golden State....Toronto and Over 211.5 (lightly).

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    • @thebreakman
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      Yea I like that call. I took the OVER 104 1H

    • @GoldPicks
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      You bet. they've come out on fire last 2 games. 50%

  • @MickeyT • 2m

    Raptors are the better team overall but I think Golden State at home gets the win tonight in another close one. Raptors win in 7.

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  • @Big.T • 2m

    The Raptors let Game 5 slip through their hands, but I like them to win the championship tonight at Oracle Arena where they won the previous 2 games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. I just don't see Golden State shooting the rock like they did in game 5 to stave off elimination and Kawhi is a terminator that is in kill mode right now. Toronto should win but will grab the free 3 points just in case.

    My Pick: Toronto +2.5
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  • Player Prop Bets I like tonight: Steph Curry UNDER 31 points. Klay Thompson OVER 22 points. Draymond Green OVER 13 points. Raptors will continue to play lock down defense (box and 1 defense) on Curry so I don't expect him to have an easy night and this will open up Draymond and Klay to take more shots.

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  • @SimonSays • 2m

    Kevin Durant playing has impacted the gambling world. From a Caesars Sportsbook oddsmaker: "Some of the player props are drifting down a little, game line hasn't moved much, but I expect it'll drift closer and closer to pick 'em if KD looks good in warm-ups." Get your Warriors bets locked in.

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  • Conspiracy theory- the NBA has too much money to lose for this series to end in only 5 games. Whether it's the refereeing or the man behind the curtain, the Warriors will win tonight.

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  • @SloWind • 2m

    I expect the pace and intensity of this game to be amazing but the longer the duration of that intensity and pace the more it will favor the Raptors. If the Warriors are off how they use KD they will be flat down the stretch and this is over.

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  • @ESPN • 3w

    Massive bet placed on 76ers to make playoffsThe same bettor who last year placed a $67,000 wager on the Warriors to make the playoffs at minus-10,000 odds was back at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook on Wednesday, this time placing a $100,500 bet on the 76ers to do the same at minus-5,000 odds. https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/27299028/100500-bet-placed-76ers-make-playoffs

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  • Dallas Morning News: Mavs player profile: Can the sharp-shooting Ryan Broekhoff earn a bigger role in the rotation?

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  • Chicago Sun-Times: Sportswriter Melissa Isaacson tells of basketball and life lessons in book about state championship team

    I carry memories of my high school basketball career, such as it was, like extra appendages. Reminders of big team victories and personal disappointments will crop up unbidden. For no apparent reason, I'll remember the smell of a gym or the way my coach's voice echoed off the walls during practice.

    What I don't remember is that girl's varsity basketball was being played in Illinois at the same time I was playing, possibly because I went to an all-boys Catholic school and possibly because if it didn't involve me, teenaged and thus self-absorbed, it didn't exist.

    But it was being played, and I am grateful that, 40 years later, Melissa Isaacson has taken me by the arm and shown me.

    I carry memories of my high school basketball career, such as it was, like extra appendages. Reminders of big team victories and personal disappointments will crop up unbidden. For no apparent reason, I'll remember the smell of a gym or the way my coach's voice echoed off the walls during practice.

    What I don't remember is that girl's varsity basketball was being played in Illinois at the same time I was playing, possibly because I went to an all-boys Catholic school and possibly because if it didn't involve me, teenaged and thus self-absorbed, it didn't exist.

    But it was being played, and I am grateful that, 40 years later, Melissa Isaacson has taken me by the arm and shown me.

  • NetsDaily: It's #AskSpencer! Nets' Dinwiddie takes an hour's worth of questions from Nets fans

    That was obvious on a lazy Friday afternoon in late August when the Nets point guard launched an #AskSpencer hashtag and invited everyone to pose --and post-- their questions.

    Here you will learn his answers on everything from his K8IROS sneaker line to who's the best NBA 2K on the team (Nic Claxton) to whether he "smoked" D'Angelo Russell (he didn't) to whether he thinks Kyrie Irving is a legit MVP candidate (he does) to Kenny Atkinson's reaction when he takes a step-back three right in front of the bench (big smile) to whether Joe Tsai might get the Nets to sign Jeremy Lin (he doesn't know but says Lin's "his guy.

    That was obvious on a lazy Friday afternoon in late August when the Nets point guard launched an #AskSpencer hashtag and invited everyone to pose --and post-- their questions.

    Here you will learn his answers on everything from his K8IROS sneaker line to who's the best NBA 2K on the team (Nic Claxton) to whether he "smoked" D'Angelo Russell (he didn't) to whether he thinks Kyrie Irving is a legit MVP candidate (he does) to Kenny Atkinson's reaction when he takes a step-back three right in front of the bench (big smile) to whether Joe Tsai might get the Nets to sign Jeremy Lin (he doesn't know but says Lin's "his guy.

  • @celtics • 2h

    Celtics Life: Two Boston Celtics stars chosen as newest captains of Team USA

    The news came out yesterday that USA head coach Gregg Popovich has selected his team captains for the FIBA World Cup in China this fall, and Celtics fans couldn't be happier.

    Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and MARCUS SMART are the Team USA captains. So, don't expect Smart to get cut when Gregg Popovich sends one last guy home.

    Team Shamrock lives on. #Celtics " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://t.co/goxV1SpMZh

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    The first of the three captains is the Celtics' newest All-NBA point guard Kemba Walker, who has been the leader on this roster since the training camp started a few weeks back.

    The news came out yesterday that USA head coach Gregg Popovich has selected his team captains for the FIBA World Cup in China this fall, and Celtics fans couldn't be happier.

    Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and MARCUS SMART are the Team USA captains. So, don't expect Smart to get cut when Gregg Popovich sends one last guy home.

    Team Shamrock lives on. #Celtics " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://t.co/goxV1SpMZh

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    The first of the three captains is the Celtics' newest All-NBA point guard Kemba Walker, who has been the leader on this roster since the training camp started a few weeks back.

  • @NBA • 2h

    SI.com: This Has to Be Dwight Howard's Last Chance, Right?

    Because their cast apparently didn't have enough comic relief, the Lakers went ahead and decided to sign Dwight Howard on Friday, according to multiple reports. Howard's reunion with the Lakers picked up steam after center DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL earlier this month. Howard joins Javale McGee as the only other center on L.A.'s roster--though Anthony Davis should see substantial time at the five during the moments that actually matter.

    There's not much to say about Dwight's return to the Lakers that hasn't already been said. Yes, it's hilarious. Yes, it makes some sense on a basketball level if Dwight is actually willing to do the things he always promises he's willing to do but never actually does.

    Because their cast apparently didn't have enough comic relief, the Lakers went ahead and decided to sign Dwight Howard on Friday, according to multiple reports. Howard's reunion with the Lakers picked up steam after center DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL earlier this month. Howard joins Javale McGee as the only other center on L.A.'s roster--though Anthony Davis should see substantial time at the five during the moments that actually matter.

    There's not much to say about Dwight's return to the Lakers that hasn't already been said. Yes, it's hilarious. Yes, it makes some sense on a basketball level if Dwight is actually willing to do the things he always promises he's willing to do but never actually does.

  • @utahjazz • 4h

    Fansided: Utah Jazz: Top 5 games to look forward to in 2019-20

    The 2019-20 NBA schedule has been out for a while now and no doubt Utah Jazz fans, as well as supporters of all the other 29 teams, have begun pinpointing the games they're most excited for. The Jazz received a quite favorable schedule this time around as they secured a tie for the lowest number of back-to-back sets (11) on the season and enjoy a relatively well-balanced slate from start to finish.

    And while there's a lot to look forward to in 2019-20 as a whole considering the monumental changes Utah made this summer, that doesn't change the fact that there are a handful of contests that will stand out above the rest as the most exhilarating.

    The 2019-20 NBA schedule has been out for a while now and no doubt Utah Jazz fans, as well as supporters of all the other 29 teams, have begun pinpointing the games they're most excited for. The Jazz received a quite favorable schedule this time around as they secured a tie for the lowest number of back-to-back sets (11) on the season and enjoy a relatively well-balanced slate from start to finish.

    And while there's a lot to look forward to in 2019-20 as a whole considering the monumental changes Utah made this summer, that doesn't change the fact that there are a handful of contests that will stand out above the rest as the most exhilarating.

  • @Raptors • 4h

    The Star: Coach Nurse's summer of fun arrives at basketball's biggest international stage

    Watch Nick Nurse in the throes of a unique summer job, patrolling the sidelines in his Canada hoodie or shooting shirt and doing what he does.

    Exhorting here and there, a quick hand slap to a player leaving the game for a job well done, a fast aside to an official about some call made or missed.

    Always working but seemingly always relaxed, as comfortable leading a bunch of players he barely knows in an international exhibition as he was in games for the highest NBA stakes.

    Unruffled, unperturbed, loving every minute of it as the head coach of Canada's senior men's team that returns to the biggest international stage next week for the first time since 2010 -- at the FIBA World Cup in China.

    Watch Nick Nurse in the throes of a unique summer job, patrolling the sidelines in his Canada hoodie or shooting shirt and doing what he does.

    Exhorting here and there, a quick hand slap to a player leaving the game for a job well done, a fast aside to an official about some call made or missed.

    Always working but seemingly always relaxed, as comfortable leading a bunch of players he barely knows in an international exhibition as he was in games for the highest NBA stakes.

    Unruffled, unperturbed, loving every minute of it as the head coach of Canada's senior men's team that returns to the biggest international stage next week for the first time since 2010 -- at the FIBA World Cup in China.

  • @spurs • 4h

    Pounding The Rock: Watch: Gregg Popovich shows off his conditioning during a game

    Gregg Popovich just keeps finding a way to amuse Spurs fans during these boring August days. As head coach of Team USA, he provided us with some of his classic media interviews, showed off his ball skills in practice, and even revealed his fears of falling or looking like a jerk during Thursday's exhibition win over Australia.

    However, in that same postgame interview where he admitted he was afraid of falling off the stage, he also admitted once the game started he stopped worrying about it and focused on the task at hand.

    Gregg Popovich just keeps finding a way to amuse Spurs fans during these boring August days. As head coach of Team USA, he provided us with some of his classic media interviews, showed off his ball skills in practice, and even revealed his fears of falling or looking like a jerk during Thursday's exhibition win over Australia.

    However, in that same postgame interview where he admitted he was afraid of falling off the stage, he also admitted once the game started he stopped worrying about it and focused on the task at hand.

  • Fansided: Rising Stars Game Shows Bright Future For Sacramento Kings

    If last night's Rising Stars game was any indication of what the future will be like in the NBA, the Sacramento Kings are in good shape.

    Yesterday, Team World defeated Team U.S. by a score of 155-124, and the main reason why the World team came out on top was that of the play of Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield, both currently playing for the purple and white.

    In the event, the pair of Bogi and Buddy were outstanding as they anchored Team World's offense by combining for 55 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists while shooting 21-38 (55%) from the floor and 12-27 (44%) from the three-point line.

    If last night's Rising Stars game was any indication of what the future will be like in the NBA, the Sacramento Kings are in good shape.

    Yesterday, Team World defeated Team U.S. by a score of 155-124, and the main reason why the World team came out on top was that of the play of Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield, both currently playing for the purple and white.

    In the event, the pair of Bogi and Buddy were outstanding as they anchored Team World's offense by combining for 55 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists while shooting 21-38 (55%) from the floor and 12-27 (44%) from the three-point line.

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