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The Butler did it: 10 Takeaways from Boston Celtics-Miami Heat

1. There’s something about the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat games. Since LeBron James went to Miami in 2010, they’ve been a consistent thorn in Boston’s side. The two have wagered countless great regular season games, and some incredible playoff series. This game was another prime example. After the Celtics handled the Heat in the …

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Villanova vs. Oklahoma prediction, odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, Dec. 3 best bets by proven model

The Oklahoma Sooners look to keep rolling on Saturday when they visit Philadelphia to take on the Villanova Wildcats in a Big East-Big 12 Battle men’s college basketball game. The Sooners (6-1) have won six straight since a one-point loss in their opener. They come off a 59-55 victory against Ole Miss at the ESPN …

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Al Horford reflects on contract extension with Celtics

BOSTON — Al Horford never considered leaving the Boston Celtics this time. After last season’s turnaround into an NBA Finals run, his individual rejuvenation and with unrestricted free agency looming this summer, he expected a contract extension to get done eventually. This week — despite no apparent urgency — he wanted to get it over …

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Gonzaga vs. Baylor odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, Dec. 2 predictions from proven computer model

The No. 6 Baylor Bears will try to extend their 18-game winning streak in the month of December when they face the No. 14 Gonzaga Bulldogs Friday night at Sanford Sports Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD Baylor is coming off a 96-70 loss to Marquette on Tuesday, while Gonzaga picked up an 88-84 win over …

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Taylor’s Tickets to Triumph: Heat – Celtics

After defeating the Miami Heat on Wednesday evening, the Boston Celtics will be looking to have similar success on Friday when they face off against Erik Spoelstra’s team for the second game running. Of course, there will undoubtedly be some differences from Wednesday’s game, most notably the player personnel available at Miami’s disposal. According to …

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Evans spoils Eagles fightback as Phoenix survives

BBL Championship Newcastle Eagles 67-75 Cheshire Phoenix (11-31, 28-41, 47-59)(Eagles: K. Johnson, 17; Cohn, 11; D. Johnson, 10 – Phoenix: Evans, 19; Anderson, 16; Teague, 14) Cheshire Phoenix survived a late scare to secure a hard-fought 75-67 win over the Newcastle Eagles at the Vertu Motors Arena on Friday night. Enjoying a lead that peaked …

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maryland vs. Illinois odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, Dec. 2 predictions from proven computer model

The No. 16 Illinois Fighting Illini will go on the road to face the No. 22 Maryland Terrapins in a Big Ten battle on Friday night. Illinois has won six of its first seven games, including a 73-44 win over Syracuse on Tuesday. Maryland kept its unbeaten season alive with a 79-54 win over Louisville …

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