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Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins set to return vs. Bucks (Yahoo Sports)

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings shoots a free throw against the Houston Rockets during the game on November 26, 2014 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins appears ready to return from a serious bout with viral meningitis when the Sacramento Kings host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.


Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 9:27 pm

Warriors’ Bogut out indefinitely after PRP therapy (Yahoo Sports)

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 2: Andrew Bogut #12 of Golden State Warriors handles the ball against the Orlando Magic on December 2, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just as they have the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors will have to get by without center Andrew Bogut for an undetermined amount of time.


Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 8:50 pm

Harden scores 41, Rockets beat Nuggets in OT (Yahoo Sports)

DENVER, CO - December 17: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against the Denver Nuggets on December 17, 2014 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

DENVER (AP) — James Harden couldn’t quite fight his way through traffic and just barely missed getting his hand in the face of Arron Afflalo as the Nuggets swingman knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end regulation.


Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 7:54 am

Clippers edge Pacers for 102-100 win (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against the Indiana Pacers on December 9, 2014 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense, and DeAndre Jordan’s unyielding effort on the glass at both ends of the court, ultimately was the deciding factor for the Los Angeles Clippers in a grueling victory over the struggling Indiana Pacers.


Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 7:24 am

Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes (Yahoo Sports)

SAN ANTONIO - DECEMBER 17: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on December 17, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies ended years of frustration in San Antonio, and had to play late into the night to do it.


Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 6:10 am

Lowry scores 20 to lead Raptors past Nets 105-89 (Yahoo Sports)

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 17: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the game on December 17, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

TORONTO (AP) — Even though it couldn’t make up for that Game 7 loss in last season’s playoffs, beating Brooklyn sure felt good to the Raptors.


Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 5:07 am

Mack leads surging Hawks to blowout in Cleveland (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 17: Shelvin Mack #8 and Kent Bazemore #24 of the Atlanta Hawks celebrate during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Quicken Loans Arena on December 17, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers’ largest loss of the season didn’t sit well with coach David Blatt.


Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 4:33 am


ESPN - United States

Melo says he’s been advised to ‘shut it down’

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is questionable for Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls because of left knee soreness and admitted before Thursday’s shootaround that people close to him are trying to get him to shut things down for a few weeks.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 10:08 pm

Knee to keep Warriors’ Bogut out indefinitely

Golden State Wariors center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely after undergoing therapy on his injured right knee, the team said Thursday

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 10:00 pm

LeBron: Cavs’ talent alone won’t win it all

LeBron James says the Cavs have enough talent to win big down the line. As long as every player improves as the season goes on, that is.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 9:45 pm

Cousins to return after bout with meningitis

DeMarcus Cousins appears ready to return from a serious bout with viral meningitis when the Sacramento Kings host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 9:32 pm

Sources: Celtics, Mavs talking Rondo trade

The Boston Celtics, after years of flirting with potential Rajon Rondo deals, are in substantive discussions on a trade that would send Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 8:43 pm

Thorpe: Top rooks glimpses of greatness

Jabari Parker, out for the season with a knee injury, still deserves top spot

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 7:37 pm

Game-worn MJ shoes from UNC sell for $33K

A pair of Converse shoes that an auction house says Michael Jordan wore when he played at the University of North Carolina sold for $33,387 on Thursday morning.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 6:38 pm

Inside Hoops - United States

Julius Randle already off crutches

Here’s the Los Angeles Daily News blog with an update on injured Lakers rookie Julius Randle:

It appeared like a normal exercise as Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle performed a leg press during Wednesday’s practice. But in Randle’s case, it marked one of many progressions he has made since suffering a season-ending injury to his right leg in [...]

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 12:15 am

Charlotte has legit chance to eventually host All-Star weekend

Here’s the Charlotte Observer blog reporting positive things about the city’s chances of eventually hosting All-Star weekend:
Now that the Charlotte Hornets and the city of Charlotte have agreed to an arena renovation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said its inevitable Charlotte will get an All-Star Game
“Personally I’m very excited about coming back here. I don’t think there’s any [...]

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 12:09 am

Nuggets coach clears the air with a few players

Here’s the Denver Post reporting on the Nuggets, who are majorly struggling lately:
Hoping to clear the air and get everybody on the same page, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw had “a couple of” individual meetings with players Tuesday, he said.
“There’s frustration,” Shaw said. “Obviously, we’re 10-14. We feel that out of those games there’s maybe a handful that [...]

Posted on 17 December 2014 @ 5:36 pm

Dirk Nowitzki raves about Kobe Bryant

Here’s ESPN Dallas reporting Dirk Nowitzki’s comments on Kobe Bryant. And as you’d expect from one legend discussing another, they’re quite positive:

“He’s probably the greatest player in my generation that I played against,” said Nowitzki, who has 27,239 career points and will likely pass Elvin Hayes and Moses Malone over the next few weeks to move up [...]

Posted on 17 December 2014 @ 4:42 pm

Russell Westbrook doing huge things this season

Here’s the Oklahoman reporting on OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who after an early-season injury has taken things to another level in 2014-15:
During this recent streak of unbelievable MVP-level games — a career-high nine straight of at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists — it’s Westbrook’s finesse and improved touch around the rim that’s vaulted [...]

Posted on 17 December 2014 @ 3:57 pm

Jabari Parker knee injury ends his season

Jabari Parker knee injury ends his season

Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker suffered a left knee injury during the third quarter of last night’s game in Phoenix. He returned to Milwaukee this afternoon to undergo an MRI that revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. Parker will undergo surgery to repair [...]

Posted on 17 December 2014 @ 5:59 am

Sixers coach Brett Brown especially disappointed by latest loss

Here’s the Philadelphia Inquirer reporting on the 2-22 Sixers, who have such a limited roster that there’s no reason to expect them, as a group, to be competitive for all four quarters of a game:

Monday’s 105-87 setback to the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center was one game 76ers coach Brett Brown quickly wants to forget.
“Last night [...]

Posted on 17 December 2014 @ 12:30 am

NBA - United States

Kings’ Cousins to return from bout with viral meningitis

DeMarcus Cousins appears ready to return from a serious bout with viral meningitis when the Sacramento Kings host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 9:42 pm

Bucks’ Sanders suspended one game for flagrant foul

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended one game without pay for pushing Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 9:11 pm

Warriors’ Bogut (right knee) out indefinitely

Just as they have the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors will have to get by without center Andrew Bogut for an undetermined amount of time.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 8:58 pm

Bucks’ Antetokounmpo injures left ankle

Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has left the Milwaukee Bucks’ game at Portland with a sprained left ankle.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 3:18 pm

Suns forward Morris ejected vs. Hornets

Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris has been ejected for arguing with officials.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 2:43 am

Warriors’ Bogut (knee) sidelined vs. Thunder

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut’s troublesome right knee will keep him out against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 12:09 am

Silver: Charlotte has ‘great chance’ to host All-Star game

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he expects Charlotte will host the league’s All-Star game at some point in the future.

Posted on 17 December 2014 @ 11:49 pm


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