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Game 45: Mavs at Nuggets

DENVER — After surrendering a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and suffering a 107-101 overtime loss Saturday to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks hope to play a more precise game three nights later as they hit the road. Despite seeing rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. tally 23 points

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 3:04 pm

Warriors suffer through cold showers after torching Cavs in Cleveland

Cleveland couldn’t cool off Golden State on the court, so it did so in the showers.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:55 pm

How Cavs, Spurs handled trade demands by stars is world’s apart

During the offseason, the second-best player on a championship contender went to management and requested a trade. This is the story of Kyrie Irving, and the story of LaMarcus Aldridge. Specifically, how the organizational stability with the San Antonio Spurs allowed them to manage their unpleasant

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:49 pm

Rockets Invade Clippers’ Locker Room To Confront Blake Griffin & More — Shocking Details

After the Houston Rockets lost to the LA Clippers, James Harden and teammates reportedly stormed into LA’s locker room to clash with Blake Griffin! Call it the clash between Khloe Kardashian’s ex and Kendall Jenner’s current, as things reportedly got scary between the Houston Rockets and

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:40 pm

Nuggets coach Michael Malone cites Martin Luther King’s work in discussing Donald Trump

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick discusses the defensive problems plaguing the Cavaliers and what they can do to fix them. As his team wrapped up a shootaround on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone said it’s especially important to remember King’s legacy

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:28 pm

LOOK: Twitter roasts Chris Paul, Rockets-Clippers postgame beef

The Rockets and Clippers were beefing Monday at Staples Center following Los Angeles’ 113-102 victory, and hilarity ensued when Twitter roasted them for it. Rockets guard Chris Paul, who spent six seasons in Los Angeles before requesting a trade this past offseason, reportedly led his teammates to

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:19 pm

2018 NBA Mock Draft: Would Deandre Ayton, Trae Young or Luka Doncic Go No. 1?

11. Utah Jazz: Wendell Carter Jr. (Duke, PF/C, Freshman) Carter’s numbers would be bigger in a lineup that didn’t already have Marvin Bagley III, Grayson Allen, Trevon Duval and Gary Trent Jr. A skilled big with post footwork, shooting touch and rebounding instincts, Carter averages 21.9 points

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 1:58 pm

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Timberwolves sign Amile Jefferson to two-way contract

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward Amile Jefferson to a two-way contract.
Jefferson, 24, has played in 22 games this season for the Iowa Wolves, the Timberwolves’ NBA G League affiliate, averaging 18.0 points and a league-best 13.1 rebounds per contest while shooting 64.0% from the field. Jefferson, 6-9, has 16 double-doubles on the season, including […]

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 11:03 pm

Sixers sign Demetrius Jackson, waive James Michael McAdoo

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed guard Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract.
In a related move, the team has waived forward James Michael McAdoo
Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to sign two players to two-way contracts in addition to the 15-man NBA regular-season roster. As a two-way player for the 76ers, Jackson will provide services to […]

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 10:59 pm

Nets sign James Webb III to two-way contract, waive Jacob Wiley.

The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward James Webb III to a two-way contract. In a related move, the Nets have requested waivers on forward Jacob Wiley.
Webb (6’9”, 202) joins Brooklyn from the NBA G League’s Delaware 87ers. In 21 games (13 starts) with the 87ers this season, Webb has recorded averages of 11.6 points, 6.7 […]

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 10:41 pm

Goran Dragic and Lou Williams named NBA Players of Week

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The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT guard Goran Dragić was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for week 13 (games played Monday, January 8 through Sunday, January 14). It is the fourth time Dragić has been named Player […]

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 10:13 pm

Hawks sign Andrew White III to two-way contract

The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Andrew White III to a two-way contract. He will immediately join the team’s G League squad, the Erie BayHawks.
White III has played in 24 games (21 starts) this season for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League, averaging 16.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 34.0 […]

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 10:09 pm

Rockets sign R.J. Hunter to two-way contract

The Rockets yesterday (Sunday, January 14) signed free agent guard R.J. Hunter to a two-way contract.
Hunter (6-5, 185) was originally the 28th overall pick by Boston in the 2015 NBA Draft. Over the past two seasons, he appeared in 39 games for the Boston and Chicago, while also spending time in the NBA Development […]

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 9:06 pm

Lakers sign Gary Payton II to two-way contract

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The Lakers signed guard Gary Payton II to a two-way contract today.
Payton II appeared in 12 games (six starts) for the Milwaukee Bucks this season while averaging 2.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.8 minutes. Signed to a two-way contract with […]

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 9:03 pm

NBA – United States

Emotions boil over, carry into locker room after LA Clippers’ win over Houston Rockets

Emotions were already running high with Chris Paul, now a member of the Rockets, returning to Staples Center on MLK Day, so it came as little surprise that things would get chippy.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 7:11 am

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson suffers sprained ankle in loss to Chicago Bulls

Miami’s injury woes continued Monday as guard Tyler Johnson suffered a scary fall that had the Heat fearing the worst.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 5:08 am

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo logs first career 20-point, 20-rebound performance

At just 23 years old, Giannis Antetokounmpo is already doing things normally associated with the legends of the game.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 12:17 am

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker hopes to return within two weeks before All-Star game

Already trying to take a step up the Eastern Conference ladder, the Milwaukee Bucks may soon get a boost from a much-missed member of their frontcourt.

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 11:09 pm

Myles Turner out at least four games with strained right elbow

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has been diagnosed with ligament sprain and muscle strain in his right elbow. Turner sustained the injury in the Jan. 8 game vs. Milwaukee. He will not require surgery.

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 8:03 pm

Kawhi Leonard out against Atlanta Hawks

* Today on NBA League Pass: Spurs vs. Hawks (3 ET, NBA TV)

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 7:39 pm

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James reflects on Martin Luther King Jr., criticizes Trump

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — On a day for reflecting on race in America, LeBron James considered Martin Luther King Jr.’s ultimate sacrifice.

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 7:07 pm

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