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Minnesota Timberwolves will be a dangerous NBA playoff team

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Many of us went into Monday night amped to watch a duel between the top-two MVP candidates and two best big men in the game, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokić.

But even with a couple of solid performances from each man and a game that went down to the wire, there weren’t a ton of memorable head-to-head moments. Nothing fundamentally changed about the race for the award, either, as a man named Bones stole the show and the Nuggets stormed back late to beat the Sixers in Philly. (My coworker Chris Mannix was there and documented what turned out to be one of the most entertaining games all year.)

Ironically, though, it was the league’s third-best center, Karl-Anthony Towns, who thrived most Monday, dropping a career-best and NBA-season-high 60 points in San Antonio.

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NBA Twitter reacts to LeBron James handing Warriors another loss with 56 point performance

After a flurry of buckets from Jordan Poole in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers, it looked like the Warriors were on the way to snapping their ugly three-game losing streak. However, no lead is safe with LeBron James looming.

As he heated up, James fueled a Lakers’ 14-point comeback in the second half against the Warriors. In the fourth quarter, James drilled three consecutive deep 3-pointers to set up the Lakers’ lead after a late run against the Warriors.

With each team trading clutch buckets down the final stretch, James found Carmelo Anthony in the corner for a dagger 3-pointer with just over 30 seconds remaining.

While Steph Curry tallied 30 points on his own, the eight-time All-Star guard got help off the bench with Poole and rookie Jonathan Kumunga combining for 41 points in the second unit. Yet, it wasn’t enough to answer James.

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Are Ja Morant, Memphis Contenders For 2022 NBA Finals?

Ja Morant continued his magical season with a career-best performance Monday, scoring 52 points with several highlight-reel plays in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 118-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

With the NBA’s third-best record, the Grizzlies are making the case to be viewed as contenders to make a run to the 2022 NBA Finals. The betting odds suggest that the Grizzlies aren’t on the same level as the league’s best teams, despite what the regular-season standings might indicate.

Eight teams currently have better championship odds than Memphis at DraftKings Sportsbook. With +2500 odds to win the title, the Grizzlies are right behind the Boston Celtics (+2200) and Utah Jazz (+1700).

The Grizzlies are only a game behind the Golden State Warriors in the West standings. The Warriors trail the Phoenix Suns by six games for the No. 1 seed in the West. Memphis has a better record than any

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Megan Fox Paired Her Bold Pantsuit With a Bralette for the NBA All-Star Game

Megan Fox put her sexy spin on the classic pantsuit.

The Jennifer’s Body actor wore an eye-catching orange snakeskin-print pantsuit to watch the NBA All-Star Game Sunday night with her fiancé Machine Gun Kelly. She paired the faux leather suit by London designer Roberta Einer, featuring extra-long blazer, loose high-waisted pants, and a matching belt, with a simple black bralette underneath, baring her midriff.

She finished the look with bright orange open-toed sandals and a matching mini bag, along with a new neon-green manicure and pedicure.

Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

Photo credit: Kevin Mazur – Getty Images

Cleveland, Ohio, native Kelly, who introduced one of the teams, chose a look that matched his maximalist style, comprised of a gray sweater and black trousers both decorated with costume jewelry in swirling patterns. He also wore dramatic silver dagger earrings and a lip cuff with a dangling diamond, both featuring the Dolce & Gabbana logo.

Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

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