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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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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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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Howard Dominates as Hornets Stay Hot at Home

November 21, 2017

By Matt Rochinski, hornets.com Result Dwight Howard had arguably one of the most dominant big-man performances in Charlotte basketball history, finishing with 25 points, 20 rebounds and four blocked shots and Frank Kaminsky added 24 points off the bench as the Hornets topped Minnesota, 118-102, on Nov. 20 in Charlotte. The win moves the Hornets to 6-2 overall at Spectrum Center. Turning Point On Saturday against the Clippers, the Hornets…

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Postgame recap: Pelicans 114, Thunder 107

November 21, 2017

Pelicans (9-8), Thunder (7-9) Half of New Orleans’ perennial All-Star big-man duo was in the locker room in crunch time, but the Pelicans still managed to overtake Oklahoma City and its trio of All-Star performers Monday, coming up with more big plays late. Leading 87-86 entering the fourth quarter and with DeMarcus Cousins ejected due to a flagrant foul, New Orleans leaned on the offense of Anthony Davis and key…

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Postgame Quotes – November 20, 2017

November 21, 2017

DETROIT PISTONS HEAD COACH STAN VAN GUNDY:  (On game): “Unfortunately for most teams in this league there’s three, four, five of those games a year, you know. I mean the Warriors may not have one and some of those teams, but for the rest of us, it’s going to be three, four, five of those games a year and tonight was one of them. We didn’t play well at either…

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Wizards lock down Bucks, 99-88

November 21, 2017

Bradley Beal scored 23 points and John Wall returned after missing Sunday’s game as six players scored in double figures to lead the Wizards to a 99-88 win in Milwaukee. Beal became the youngest player in NBA history to record 700 3-pointers in the third quarter, making his mark on what already is a storied career with the Wizards. Kelly Oubre Jr. had a Otto Porter Jr. (12 points, 11…

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