HOUSTON – James Harden wasn’t himself on Thursday night, but that didn’t matter all that much. The Houston Rockets star was back from the hamstring injury that cost him seven games, back to re-start his MVP race with LeBron James and to remind the NBA masses that those first few months were not a fluke.
HOUSTON – When the NBA’s ruling of the Clippers v. Rockets Monday night dust-up came down on Wednesday, it didn’t take long for the conspiracy theorists to chime in about the discipline that had – and had not – been doled out.
WASHINGTON (WUSA) - A therapy session between NBA officials and players at All-Star weekend can’t come soon enough. Tensions are high as fans watch one brouhaha after another unfold nearly every night. It seems the only drama remaining is not when another flare-up will occur, but who will be involved. The root of the drama is simple: Players want more consistency with calls and transparency; officials want to maintain a controlled environment.
Can the Cavs get a deal done for DeAndre Jordan that gets him there by the start of the 3rd quarter? Nothing like giving up 76 1st half points to the league's 12th-best offense (OKC) to be reminded that a perennial DPOY candidate would help.
Asked NBPA prez Chris Paul today if he weighed in on debate about All-Star captain picks being public with Adam Silver.
Care to share what you told him?
Why wouldn't you want to maximize the buzz? (@espn_macmahon asked)
"I don't know."
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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
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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".