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Raptors: ESPN to blame for shot clock malfunction

TORONTO — American sports broadcaster ESPN caused the much maligned shot clock malfunction in the Toronto Raptors’ opening game of the playoffs.

The day after the Raptors were mocked for the debacle, a Raptors official confirmed that an ESPN technician plugged into the same power source for the shot clocks, frying the power system. 244 more words

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Three big questions heading into the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs

The NBA playoffs are one of the highlights of the sporting year: six weeks of non-stop, meaningful basketball games between the best teams in the world, and it doesn’t get better than the opening weekend, with eight back-to-back games dominating Saturday and Sunday’s TV schedules. 663 more words

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MMP#94 - The McLean DeSalvo Report episode 6: Time To Get Paid

LeMar and DeSalv talk about the 25 Highest-Paid Athletes list, make their picks for the NBA regular season awards, and discuss the Eastern Conference Playoff picture.

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Masai Ujiri: Tim Leiweke met with Vince Carter when the Mavericks were in town

The idea of bringing Vince Carter to Toronto would have been dead on arrival a couple of seasons ago. Now the Carter-to-Toronto movement have picked up steam rather quickly this season, possibly because the new front office regime recognizes his impact on both the franchise and the city that has been churning out elite basketball prospects like never before. 570 more words

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