Energy-Filled Nuggets Overcome Adversity, Collect Impressive Road Win

November 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – There were any number of reasons the Nuggets could have not been at their best, and any one of them would have been understandable. They were without their head coach. They were without their second-leading scorer. They were without two starters overall. They were on the second of a back-to-back. And yet, the Nuggets did not fold. Instead, they thrived. They controlled the game in the second…

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Kyrie Irving, Cape and All, is C's New Superhero

November 21, 2017

DALLAS – Kyrie Irving walked off the American Airlines Center court Monday night with his mask removed and his head tucked through the neck of his jersey. His No. 11 draped off of his back like a cape as he glided toward the locker room. It was only fitting for a guy who looked like a superhero while scoring 47 points during Boston’s 110-102, come-from-behind, overtime victory over the Dallas…

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Lack of Consistency, Discipline Does in Thunder – OKC 107, NOP 114

November 21, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Only six minutes had gone by to start the game, and the Thunder was already up by 19 points. Great start. Similar to ones it has had recently. Over the ensuing 12 minutes, that lead evaporated down to nothing. From then, it was on, and as the game wore on, the Thunder didn’t make enough plays on either end to come up with a win. That’s how…

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Euphoria and Relief: Zach LaVine Is Now One Step Closer

November 21, 2017

Fred Hoiberg was pretty happy Monday. The Bulls coach looked across the basketball court in the UCLA Student Activities Center on another day of sun out here and saw Zach LaVine, the spectacular NBA dunk champion and near 20-point scorer who was the centerpiece of the Bulls Jimmy Butler trade last June. The prodigal who hasn’t played or practiced with the Bulls yet after ACL surgery. But there was LaVine,…

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Vonleh Shows His 'Mean Streak' On The Boards In Memphis

November 21, 2017

MEMPHIS — Off of the court, Trail Blazers power forward Noah Vonleh is a rather sweet young man. The 6-9 forward out of Indiana is kind, usually soft-spoken and perhaps even a little bit shy, though that’s not all that uncommon for a 22 year old, even one playing his fourth season in the NBA. But Vonleh’s teammates say that while all those things are true, he also has a…

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Lakers vs. Bulls: 3 Things to Know (11/21/17)

November 21, 2017

Here is what you need to know before the Lakers finish their home stand against the Chicago Bulls. 1) Ball is after the boardsAssociate head coach Brian Shaw offered Lonzo Ball a theory that seems to be true: The rookie point guard is more effective overall when he is focused on crashing the glass. In three games with double-digit rebounds, Ball is currently averaging 20 points, 13 boards, 11 assists…

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That's What He Said – Celtics at Mavericks

November 21, 2017

Click on a player to reveal quotes from their postgame press conference. BRAD STEVENS RE: What was the postgame message to the team? “Obviously, [it was] quite and individual performance by Kyrie [Irving], [and] quite a resilient comeback in the fourth [quarter]. Not our best foot forward before that, but hey—of all the comebacks that did not look good for a long time, and [we] found a way to win…

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Keys to the Game: Celtics 110, Mavericks 102 (OT)

November 21, 2017

Key Moment No matter what type of shooting night Marcus Smart is having, he’s never afraid to shy away when the game is on the line. And more often than not, he delivers in the clutch. Smart did it again Monday night in Dallas, as he overcame a tough shooting performance by burying a clutch 3-pointer that helped push the game into overtime, before the C’s pulled away for their…

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Postgame Cleanup: Grizzlies claw back but fall to Blazers, 92-100

The Postgame Cleanup is presented by ServiceMaster. The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-92 Monday night at FedExForum. The Grizzlies started the game strong, leading 19-10 with 4:20 remaining in the first quarter. However, Portland would outscore the Grizzlies 32-10 in the first and second quarters over a 11:37 stretch and push the score to 42-29. Mario Chalmers led the Grizzlies with a season-high 21 points and…

November 21, 2017
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