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NBA playoff picture comes into focus

NBA All Star Game

Before this NBA season began it looked like the Western Conference was stacked and the Eastern Conference would be a complete muddle. As the playoff picture starts to come in focus, those predictions are turning out to be, if anything, too conservative.

Cohen says he won't bid for NBA side

Steven Cohen Still

Billionaire Steven A. Cohen said he won’t bid for the Brooklyn Nets after his representatives met with bankers handling the team’s sale, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Brooklyn Nets begin New York rivalry with win over Knicks

The landscape of professional basketball inside New York City was permanently transformed on Monday night as the upstart Brooklyn Nets landed a clean right hook onto the chin of their new intra-city rivals, the New York Knicks, who they defeated 96-89 in a tightly contested overtime thriller.

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