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  • • Steve Kerr makes bold proclamation on Warriors’ win over Spurs
    Despite snatching wins over Western Conference powerhouses Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr named their win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday as their “best game” of the season. Per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, Kerr was impressed with his team’s performance on both ends. […] The post Steve Kerr ma...2021
  • • 3 most intriguing things to watch on the Lakers’ upcoming 7-game road trip
    After blowing a 19-point lead in a loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers hit the road for a seven-game road trip, kicking it off tonight with a primetime matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. While they are tied for the best record in the Western Conference, there’s still a lot […] The post 3 most intriguing things to watch on the Lakers’ upcoming 7-g...2021
  • • Warriors’ Steve Kerr reiterates the truth about the Lakers having LeBron James, Anthony Davis
    Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors are coming off of back to back wins against Western Conference opponents and finally seem to be hitting their stride after two blowout losses to start the season. The Warriors seem to be regaining their form as legitimate playoff contenders, even without Klay Thompson, as they defeated Anthony […] The post Warriors’ Steve Kerr reiterates the tru...2021
  • • Clippers’ Paul George makes strong statement on Ivica Zubac’s untapped potential
    The Los Angeles Clippers have quietly climbed the ladder and sit at the top of the Western Conference at 11-4. After winning five games in a row, the Clippers are flexing their superstar muscles and showing the world why they are among the favorites to win the title this year. Paul George seems to have […] The post Clippers’ Paul George makes strong statement on Ivica Zubac’s unt...2021
  • Report: Real Salt Lake signs Bobby Wood to pre-contract
    • Report: Real Salt Lake signs Bobby Wood to pre-contract
    Bobby Wood's recent time at Hamburg has been a disappointment to say the least, but the American striker will reportedly make the move to MLS in 2021. Western Conference club Real Salt Lake has reportedly (...)...2021
  • • The Warriors have no time to wait for James Wiseman to mature
    The Golden State Warriors sit tied for seventh in the Western Conference with a 7-6 record through the first month of the NBA season. Despite losing Klay Thompson to another devastating injury, the Warriors are not in any mood to tank. They added rookie center James Wiseman with the No. 2 overall pick in the […] The post The Warriors have no time to wait for James Wiseman to mature appeared ...2021
  • How Jerami Grant betting on himself is a repeat of NBA history
    • How Jerami Grant betting on himself is a repeat of NBA history
    When Jerami Grant entered free agency this offseason, he was one of the most sought after players on the market. His decision to leave the Western Conference Final-losing Denver Nuggets was a shock, but his move to a rebuilding team is hardly an unprecedented one....2021
  • • Nets star Kevin Durant wins Player of the Week as James Harden arrives in Brooklyn
    Kevin Durant was just awarded Eastern Conference Player of the Week for his play from Jan. 11-17. During that span, Durant averaged 34.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists while leading the Brooklyn Nets on a three-game winning streak. Damian Lillard won the award in the Western Conference. NBA Players of the Week for Week […] The post Nets star Kevin Durant wins Player of the Week as Jame...2021
  • • Paul George says Clippers' chemistry is much improved from last season: 'It's a real bond'
    The Clippers have four in a row to climb into second place in the Western Conference...2021
  • • The exact moment James Harden knew he wanted out from Rockets
    The James Harden era as a Houston Rocket has finally come to an end. While Harden was a key contributor for over eight years, the ending to his tenure came with a bitter taste. The Rockets lost to the Los Angles Lakers in five games in the Western Conference Semifinals in September, and it was […] The post The exact moment James Harden knew he wanted out from Rockets appeared first on Clutch...2021

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  • • The Warriors have no time to wait for James Wiseman to mature
    The Golden State Warriors sit tied for seventh in the Western Conference with a 7-6 record through the first month of the NBA season. Despite losing Klay Thompson to another devastating injury, the Warriors are not in any mood to tank. They added rookie center James Wiseman with the No. 2 overall pick in the […] The post The Warriors have no time to wait for James Wiseman to mature appeared ...2021
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: The season is finally here
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche kick off the season at home against the St. Louis Blues The season is finally here. Starting three months late and in circumstances the sports world never expected, the NHL will drop the puck tonight on the 2021 season in the hopes that things don’t get de-railed by a pandemic that is still wreaking havoc on North America. With an e...2021
  • • 10 Bold Predictions for the 2021 NHL Season
    Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images How crazy can this year’s NHL season get? With new divisions, a flat salary cap, condensed schedules and expanded rosters, fans should go into the 2021 NHL season expecting the unexpected. The hockey world will be thrown into a whirlwind over the next seven months, and with so many unanswerable questions, making predictions is even more futile tha...2021
  • • Heat Check 2020-21: Golden State Warriors
    Steph Curry is back and so is the Golden State Warriors’ chances of making the playoffs after a down 2019-20 season. While they still are looking to overcome injury, the Warriors look to be a solid team this season in the Western Conference. Three of their key scorers in Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre, and Kent […] The post Heat Check 2020-21: Golden State Warriors appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Golden State Warriors: Offseason Summary 2020
    After being a championship contender for half of the last decade, the Golden State Warriors took a step back in the 2019-20 season. With injuries to the majority of their key pieces and the departure of Kevin Durant, they took the crown as the worst team in the Western Conference. This netted them the No. […] The post Golden State Warriors: Offseason Summary 2020 appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Utah Jazz: Offseason Summary 2020
    The Utah Jazz were a solid team in the Western Conference last season, but were without one of their best offensive players in Bojan Bogdanovic after he suffered a season-ending injury late in the regular season. After taking a 3-1 lead over the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, they lost three straight […] The post Utah Jazz: Offseason Summary 2020 appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • 4 bold predictions for Golden State Warriors in 2020-21 NBA season
    Despite all the troubling woes that’ve followed the Golden State Warriors, the majority of the NBA world was readily awaiting the return of the dynasty that was built in the Bay Area. With so many injuries, the Warriors were quickly shunned out of the Western Conference picture last season. Even with all the disturbance due […] The post 4 bold predictions for Golden State Warriors in 2...2020
  • • Grizzlies’ Ja Morant reveals another injury he played through in bubble in addition to fractured thumb
    The Memphis Grizzlies entered the NBA restart in pretty good standing. Led by star rookie point guard Ja Morant, the Grizzlies took the league by storm and exceeded expectations during the regular season. Memphis entered the “bubble” as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, and had a good chance of advancing to the […] The post Grizzlies’ Ja Morant reveals another injur...2020
  • • Peter Vermes provides injury update ahead of Western Conference Semifinal vs. Minnesota
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  • • Trail Blazers re-sign Rodney Hood
    The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed guard/forward Rodney Hood. Per multiple reports, it’s a two-year, partially-guaranteed deal for $21 million. “Rodney played a critical role in our run to the Western Conference Finals in 2018-19 and was off to a great start last year prior to his season being cut short due to injury,” said … Continue reading "Trail Blazers re-sign Rodney Hood"...2020

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Western Conference trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Report: Real Salt Lake signs Bobby Wood to pre-contract
    Bobby Wood's recent time at Hamburg has been a disappointment to say the least, but the American striker will reportedly make the move to MLS in 2021. Western Conference club Real Salt Lake has reportedly (...)...2021
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: The season is finally here
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche kick off the season at home against the St. Louis Blues The season is finally here. Starting three months late and in circumstances the sports world never expected, the NHL will drop the puck tonight on the 2021 season in the hopes that things don’t get de-railed by a pandemic that is still wreaking havoc on North America. With an e...2021
  • • 10 Bold Predictions for the 2021 NHL Season
    Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images How crazy can this year’s NHL season get? With new divisions, a flat salary cap, condensed schedules and expanded rosters, fans should go into the 2021 NHL season expecting the unexpected. The hockey world will be thrown into a whirlwind over the next seven months, and with so many unanswerable questions, making predictions is even more futile tha...2021
  • MLS Ticker: LAFC acquires Baird, Heinze's coaching staff announced, and more
    • MLS Ticker: LAFC acquires Baird, Heinze's coaching staff announced, and more
    LAFC already poses a top notch attack with Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi, and now the Western Conference club added even more firepower in a trade on Monday. Corey Baird was acquired by Bob Bradley's side (...)...2021
  • • Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander catches Kevin Durant with nifty move for the bucket vs. Nets
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on a mission to prove their worthiness in the Western Conference at the start of the season. While they haven’t gotten off to the best of starts, the Thunder will continue to try and turn things around against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Gilgeous-Alexander figured the best […] The post Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ca...2021
  • • 3 best trade destinations for Marvin Bagley III
    The Sacramento Kings have struggled over the last decade or so creating a legitimate playoff team. With the longest playoff drought in the NBA at 13 years, the Kings need to make some moves to be competitive again in the Western Conference, one of which could involve Marvin Bagley III. The Kings haven’t drafted well […] The post 3 best trade destinations for Marvin Bagley III appeared ...2021
  • • The most surprising thing about the Phoenix Suns’ hot start
    The Phoenix Suns turned a lot of heads when they traded for Chris Paul in the offseason. Adding CP3 was bound to help the young team to a degree, but now about 10% of the way through the season, the Suns have the second-best record in the Western Conference. On the daily Locked On Suns […] The post The most surprising thing about the Phoenix Suns’ hot start appeared first on ClutchPoin...2021
  • Sources: Seattle Sounders and Brian Schmetzer reach agreement on new contract
    • Sources: Seattle Sounders and Brian Schmetzer reach agreement on new contract
    The Seattle Sounders have plenty of difficult roster decisions to make that could change the look of the Western Conference powerhouse, but the biggest personnel move the Sounders needed to complete this winter (...)...2021
  • Sources: Real Salt Lake finalizing deal to sign Rubio Rubin
    • Sources: Real Salt Lake finalizing deal to sign Rubio Rubin
    Real Salt Lake's offseason shopping list includes a need for striker options and the Western Conference club is closing on a name familiar to American soccer fans. RSL is closing on a deal to sign free agent (...)...2020
  • • Bold Western Conference predictions for 2020-21 season: Rockets wait to trade Harden; Mavs own best offense
    The West still runs through Los Angeles, but there are plenty of other stories in the conference...2020

Western Conference stats

  • • Svensson scores 93rd-min winner to beat Loons
    Gustav Svensson scored in second-half stoppage time as the Seattle Sounders defeated Minnesota United 3-2 on Monday in the Western Conference final....2020
  • • Improving the Colorado Avalanche special teams could be key to success
    EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 19: Nazem Kadri #91 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates on the power-play at 4:39 of the first period against the Arizona Coyotes in Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 19, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images Power play and penalty kill improvement could...2020
  • LAFC scores twice in second half to down Galaxy
    • LAFC scores twice in second half to down Galaxy
    LAFC stayed in touching distance of the top three in the Western Conference with an El Trafico win over rivals L.A. Galaxy on Sunday. Danny Musovski scored the winning goal for Bob Bradley's side at Banc (...)...2020
  • • Who’s in and who’s out for the Colorado Avalanche
    Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Joe Sakic has made some pretty significant changed to the Colorado Avalanche During his media availability leading up to the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Joe Sakic was playing coy whenever he was asked about his plans for the offseason. The General Manager of the Colorado Avalanche repeated his usual non-committal tone while telling ...2020

Western Conference kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Remembering Pierre Lacroix
    The iconic former GM and architect of the two Stanley Cup-winning Avalanche teams dies at age 72 due to complications from Coronavirus. Pierre Lacroix, the gifted former general manager of the Colorado Avalanche who was instrumental in building the teams who captured eight straight division titles, two Stanley Cups, and providing Denver with it’s very first major professional sports championship i...2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Kendall Coyne-Schofield joins Chicago’s developmental staff
    Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Kendall Coyne-Schofield continues making history by becoming one of the NHL’s first female development coach On Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks organization announced that Kendall Coyne-Schofield, former U.S. women’s national team captain, has been hired as a player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist. The organization also announced the promotio...2020
  • • Lakers’ Dwight Howard explains importance of 6-year-old son watching him play vs. Nuggets
    The family of Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard suffered a deeply unfortunate tragedy during the hiatus when the mother of Howard’s 6-year-old son unexpectedly passed away. According to Howard, her death was related to complications from epilepsy. After the Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Howard spoke […] The post Lakers’ Dwigh...2020

Top Western Conference news

  • • Lakers’ Anthony Davis reacts to making Western Conference Finals for first time in his career
    Los Angeles Lakers superstar big man Anthony Davis is headed to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in his career, and the Chicago native couldn’t be more excited about it. When the Lakers acquired Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans during the summer of 2019, most pundits predicted Los Angeles would get to […] The post Lakers’ Anthony Davis reacts to making Western ...2020
  • • Rockets should keep James Harden and trade Russell Westbrook, per East GM
    The future is a bit uncertain for the Houston Rockets, who fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs, 4-1. Will the team’s ownership be looking to keep James Harden and Russell Westbrook together, or do they have other plans? That question is still looming, but one Eastern […] The post Rockets should keep James Harden and trade Russell Westbr...2020
  • • Lakers should be rooting for Nuggets in Game 7
    For the first time in 10 years, the Los Angeles Lakers have cemented their spot in the Western Conference Finals. After topping the Houston Rockets in the semifinal round by a count of four games to one, the Lake Show is now waiting to learn who their next opponent will be — the Los Angeles […] The post Lakers should be rooting for Nuggets in Game 7 appeared first on ClutchPoints....2020
  • • Stars Advance To Stanley Cup Final For First Time Since 2000 With Game 5 Win
    It’s been a while since the Stars played in the Stanley Cup Final, but Dallas finally has punched its ticket to the championship series. The Stars topped the Golden Knights 3-2 in a wild overtime victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Denis Gurianov potted the game-winning tally on the man-advantage less than […] The post Stars Advance To Stanley Cup Final For First Time S...2020
  • • 3 most savage Rockets-Spurs rivalry moments
    The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs not only share a state, but also a highway,  Interstate 10. They are two of the most successful teams in the Western Conference, and have met in the playoffs a few times. But unlike other rivalries, there aren’t a lot of altercations, bench-clearing brawls, or war of words […] The post 3 most savage Rockets-Spurs rivalry moments appeared first on Clu...2020
  • • Jamie Benn Kept Distance From Clarence Campbell Bowl After Stars Victory
    Jamie Benn isn’t taking any chances. The Dallas Stars defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime Monday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years. And, much like every year, the team took its picture with the Clarence Campbell Bowl — the trophy awarded to the Western Conference […] The post Jamie Benn Kept Distance From Clarence Campbell Bowl Aft...2020
  • • How it went wrong for Mike D’Antoni with Houston
    Mike D’Antoni and the Houston Rockets parted ways on Sunday after four seasons, a few playoff heartbreaks, small-ball experiments, and a 217-102 regular-season record. Yet, D’Antoni failed to reach an NBA Finals, and the veteran coach decided to move on after a five-game Western Conference semifinals defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers in the bubble. […] The post How it went wrong f...2020
  • • 3 NBA teams that need to sign Mike D’Antoni as their next head coach
    The writing was on the wall for Mike D’Antoni the moment the Houston Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs by The Los Angeles Lakers, 4-1, in their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals tiff. The now-former Rockets head coach made it official on Sunday, informing the Houston ownership that he won’t be returning to the team next […] The post 3 NBA teams that need to sign Mike D̵...2020
  • • Clippers vs. Nuggets: Live stream, watch NBA playoffs online, TV channel, Game 7 time, odds, prediction, pick
    A trip to the Western Conference finals is on the line Tuesday night...2020
  • • 3 most intriguing things to watch on the Lakers’ upcoming 7-game road trip
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  • • Warriors’ Steve Kerr reiterates the truth about the Lakers having LeBron James, Anthony Davis
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  • • Clippers’ Paul George makes strong statement on Ivica Zubac’s untapped potential
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  • • Steve Kerr makes bold proclamation on Warriors’ win over Spurs
    2021
  • • Report: Real Salt Lake signs Bobby Wood to pre-contract
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Western Conference schedule, game

  • • 3 most intriguing things to watch on the Lakers’ upcoming 7-game road trip
    2021
  • • Warriors’ Steve Kerr reiterates the truth about the Lakers having LeBron James, Anthony Davis
    2021
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: The season is finally here
    2021
  • • 10 Bold Predictions for the 2021 NHL Season
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  • • 3 best trade destinations for Marvin Bagley III
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  • • NBA odds: Bulls vs. Blazers prediction, odds, pick, and more
    The Chicago Bulls visit the Portland Trail Blazers tonight for their second straight Western Conference matchup. It’s time to continue our NBA odds series and make a Bulls-Blazers prediction and pick. The Bulls hold a record of 3-4, but they are 4-3 against the spread. They are coming off a win against the Dallas Mavericks. […] The post NBA odds: Bulls vs. Blazers prediction, odds, pick, and...2021
  • • RUMOR: Draymond Green to Blazers? Damian Lillard has been ‘campaigning’ for Warriors star
    The Portland Trail Blazers have been consistently making the playoffs year-in and year-out in recent seasons. However, they always fail to get past the Western Conference Finals and always look a piece or two away from forming a true championship-caliber roster. Reports have emerged that Damian Lillard has been urging the Blazers front office to […] The post RUMOR: Draymond Green to Blazers?...2021
  • Steph, Draymond and the Warriors' search for new basketball meaning
    • Steph, Draymond and the Warriors' search for new basketball meaning
    All in all, what we have here is just maybe a Western Conference playoff team....2021
  • • Refurbished Phoenix Suns look like a well-oiled machine
    Is six games a small sample size? Yes, it is. With that said, the Phoenix Suns look like a well-oiled machine. Head coach Monty Williams’ squad has won five of its first six games this season. Three of those wins have come against teams that participated in the Western Conference playoffs last season (Dallas Mavericks, […] The post Refurbished Phoenix Suns look like a well-oiled machin...2021
  • • Stephen Curry speaks out on Warriors’ downgraded status in Western Conference
    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have now won two games in a row after starting the 2020-21 season 0-2. The Dubs are starting to play as a unit and gaining confidence with each game. Curry, however, knows that the mentality the team will need in order to be successful this campaign will be […] The post Stephen Curry speaks out on Warriors’ downgraded status in Western Confer...2021

Western Conference rumors, scandals

  • • Improving the Colorado Avalanche special teams could be key to success
    2020
  • • Lakers Vs. Nuggets Live Stream: Watch West Finals Game 4 Online
    After the Lakers claimed Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in dramatic fashion, the Nuggets swung the momentum back in their favor in Game 3. Los Angeles, which took a 2-0 series lead over Denver via a thrilling Anthony Davis game-winning buzzer-beater last Sunday, fell to Denver on Tuesday. A team-high 28 points from […] The post Lakers Vs. Nuggets Live Stream: Watch West Finals Game ...2020
  • • Anthony Davis’ Game 3 rebounding vs. Nuggets is career low
    Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis came from having the biggest game of his career to having one of his most bizarre performances. After leading the Purple and Gold in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals with his career-defining game-winner at the buzzer, AD followed it up with a strong 27-point output […] The post Anthony Davis’ Game 3 rebounding vs. Nuggets is career lo...2020
  • • 4 takeaways from Nuggets’ Game 3 victory over Lakers
    The Denver Nuggets finally got on the board in the Western Conference Finals with a much-needed 114-106 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3. This comes after a heartbreaking defeat in Game 2, which saw them come just a couple of seconds from completing a shocking come-from-behind victory after falling behind by as […] The post 4 takeaways from Nuggets’ Game 3 victory over Lak...2020
  • • Lakers’ Anthony Davis reacts to only grabbing 2 rebounds in Game 3 loss to Nuggets
    It was not a complete surprise that the Denver Nuggets were able to finally notch a win against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday. After all, they have been playing really well, and it’s hard to deny that they deserved a victory. The most shocking development in the evening, however, […] The post Lakers’ Anthony Davis reacts to only grabbing 2 reb...2020
  • • Crucial coaching decisions that backfired in NBA Playoffs in recent memory
    Mason Plumlee’s shoulders sank as quickly as Anthony Davis sank the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. This, in turn, has slightly inspired this post on the NBA Playoffs and coaching blunders. Many are blaming the backup big […] The post Crucial coaching decisions that backfired ...2020
  • • Nuggets star Nikola Jokic admits to key error causing Anthony Davis’ game-winner
    Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic knows that they were one defensive stop away from tying their Western Conference Finals series against the Los Angeles Lakers. Unfortunately, a last-minute miscommunication on defense by the young Nuggets opened the slightest of windows for Anthony Davis to convert an incredible buzzer-beating triple and hand Denver their second straight […] The post Nuggets ...2020
  • • Anthony Davis buzzer-beater: How Kyle Kuzma's August winner set up Sunday's Western Conference finals dagger
    The Lakers are now 2 for 2 on game-winners vs. the Nuggets in the bubble...2020
  • • Lakers’ LeBron James admits only regret about Anthony Davis’ Game 2 buzzer-beater
    Anthony Davis left the basketball world in awe on Sunday following his jaw-dropping, game-winning triple lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to 2-0 up in the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets. After the game, LeBron James revealed the only regret he had about Davis’ heroic shot. According to LeBron, it would have been a […] The post Lakers’ LeBron James admits only r...2020
  • • Lakers vs. Nuggets: Anthony Davis wins Game 2 of Western Conference finals with buzzer-beating 3-pointer
    Davis hit two separate shots that could have been the game winner....2020

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