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The Thunder beat the Blazers 123-114 last night, and Russell Westbrook finished the game with a 29-14-10 triple-double on 9-of-20 shooting. Games in which Westbrook’s shooting percentage rises above 40 percent are rare these days, so this counted as a relatively hot shooting night, and an excuse for Westbrook to get

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Mussina possessed one of the most impressively broad and reliable repertoires of pitches the game had ever seen, and his luck was just as broadly, reliably stupid and cruel.” I guess I don’t need to tell you that Tom Scocca on Mike Mussina is very much worth your time.

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Throughout the first half of the NBA season, the Western Conference standings were an intractable mess, with 14 teams all harboring legitimate hopes of nabbing a playoff spot. Young upstarts like the Mavericks and Kings threatened the balance of power, while established playoff mainstays like the Pelicans, the Jazz,

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My first job in journalism, in 2013, was called something like “assistant lifestyle editor” and involved blogging six to eight times a day about topics ranging from the couches on Mad Men to a dolphin that got stuck in a heavily polluted waterway in New York City. I wanted to write about politics, and sometimes did,

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