The NBA's opening night was not devoid of drama. After all of the trades, signings, hype and excitement, it took less than six minutes for the league to remind you of the highs and lows that it brings. Early in the Cleveland Cavaliers ' 102-99 win over the Boston Celtics , LeBron James rejected rookie Jayson Tatum and Kyrie Irving hit a Dirk Nowitzki-esque fadeaway.
NEW YORK -- According to Kelly Oubre , the Washington Wizards are not trying to flush the memory of being eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs. They thought they were the better team. They thought they could have put up more of a fight against the Cleveland Cavaliers . They never got the chance, thanks to a shaky bench and a 26-point explosion from Kelly Olynyk in Game 7. They don't want to forget how it felt because they never want to feel it again.
NBA preseason is for the diehards. You don't tune in to early-October games unless you're a little obsessive. Stars sit out or play limited minutes, results don't matter and there is a general lack of intensity. If you only start following the league when the regular season starts, you don't miss that much. That said, in October of 2014 Ethan Sherwood Strauss, then of ESPN, correctly predicted the Golden State Warriors would win the NBA title based on what they had shown in the preseason.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".