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Anthony key late as Knicks knock off Bucks

Anthony key late as Knicks knock off Bucks

ESPN.com Updated Oct 30, 2013
Carmelo Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds, making a pair of baskets in a finishing run after New York had blown a 25-point lead, and the Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 90-83 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
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  • Irving, Cavaliers slip past new-look Nets

    Irving, Cavaliers slip past new-look Nets

    ESPN.com Oct 30, 2013
    Anderson Varejao's basket with 28 seconds left -- off an assist from Kyrie Irving -- sent Cleveland to a 98-94 win on Wednesday night over the remodeled Brooklyn Nets in coach Mike Brown's first game back with the Cavaliers.
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  • Philadelphia 76ers defy low expectations, beat defending champi…

    Philadelphia 76ers defy low expectations, beat defending champion Miami Heat 114-110 in opener

    yahoo.com Oct 30, 2013
    For the bulk of the offseason, NBA analysts and observers have predicted a dire season for the Philadelphia 76ers. General manager Sam Hinkie has seemingly built a team precision-engineered to finish with the worst record in the league, boosting their c…
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  • Michael Carter-Williams Introduces Himself To The NBA In High S…

    Michael Carter-Williams Introduces Himself To The NBA In High Style

    dimemag.com Oct 30, 2013
    Former Syracuse freshman and progeny of hyphen enthusiasts Michael Carter-Williams, had one of the more remarkable opening games in NBA history. He came a single steal and 3 rebounds away from recording a quadruple-double! A freakin’ quad-double! Oh yea…
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  • Allen Iverson Finally Obeys Laws Of Nature, Officially Retires

    Allen Iverson Finally Obeys Laws Of Nature, Officially Retires

    Allen Iverson made his retirement official today, even though it's hard to know how, exactly, to define such a thing for him. Iverson, now 38, was never a professional basketball player so much as he was, foremost, an object in motion, tending always to…
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  • Sixers race to big lead, hold on to stun Heat

    Sixers race to big lead, hold on to stun Heat

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 30, 2013
    Spencer Hawes scored 24 points and hit the winning basket late in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 114-110 on Wednesday night.
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  • Raptors spoil Stevens' debut at Celts coach

    Raptors spoil Stevens' debut at Celts coach

    ESPN.com Oct 30, 2013
    Rudy Gay had 19 points and eight rebounds, Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan each scored 13 points and the Toronto Raptors snapped a three-game losing streak in home openers by beating the Boston Celtics 93-87 on Wednesday night.
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  • Jrue Holiday starts season by thanking Pelicans fans on behalf …

    Jrue Holiday starts season by thanking Pelicans fans on behalf of the 76ers (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 30, 2013
    After spending the first four years of his professional career with the Philadelphia 76ers, Jrue Holiday was part of a draft-night trade that landed him with the New Orleans Pelicans. Despite having never played a game for the New Orleans franchise, the…
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  • Metta World Peace Says The Knicks Have A Chance To Be A Top Def…

    Metta World Peace Says The Knicks Have A Chance To Be A Top Defensive Team This Season

    dimemag.com Oct 30, 2013
    The Knicks’ spread-the-floor offense was one of the best last season, but after the first couple weeks of games, their rigorous defense under coach Mike Woodson, faltered. They went on to claim the No. 3 seed in the East, but their porous execution on t…
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  • When His Lady Friend's Braces Quashed Oral, Dr. J Impregnated H…

    When His Lady Friend's Braces Quashed Oral, Dr. J Impregnated Her

    deadspin.com Oct 30, 2013
    The scamps over at the New York Post's Page Six got ahold of a copy of Julius Erving's autobiography today, and immediately dredged up an unsavory bit of tid. Seems that Dr. J conceived one of his kids, the tennis pro Alexandra Stevenson, because her mo…
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  • Sullinger suspended for Celtics' opener

    Sullinger suspended for Celtics' opener

    nba.com Oct 30, 2013
    Boston forward Jared Sullinger was suspended for the Celtics' season-opening game Wednesday night against Toronto, two days after a judge dismissed domestic violence charges against him.
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  • Heat sit Wade vs. 76ers because of sore knees

    Heat sit Wade vs. 76ers because of sore knees

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 30, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Miami guard Dwyane Wade sat out the Heat's game Wednesday night against Philadelphia to rest his sore knees.
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  • Prunty to coach Nets in banned Kidd's stead

    Prunty to coach Nets in banned Kidd's stead

    ESPN.com Oct 30, 2013
    Jason Kidd has designated assistant Joe Prunty as the acting head coach for the Brooklyn Nets' season opener at Cleveland.
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  • Cavs center Bynum could play vs. Nets

    Cavs center Bynum could play vs. Nets

    nba.com Oct 30, 2013
    Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been medically cleared and may play in Cleveland's season opener against Brooklyn.
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  • James Dolan expects a championship for the New York Knicks this…

    James Dolan expects a championship for the New York Knicks this season

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Oct 30, 2013
    NBA players have a habit of predicting big things for themselves and their teams. While many of these claims can seem totally ridiculous (and are, in a logical sense), they exist primarily because succeeding at this level of competition requires immense…
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  • A Day In The Life: Watch J.R. Smith & Brittney Griner Get N…

    A Day In The Life: Watch J.R. Smith & Brittney Griner Get New Tattoos

    dimemag.com Oct 30, 2013
    We’ve been fans of J.R. Smith‘s ink for a long time, having featured him back in the day in our popular Ink section of the magazine. The dude is unique, authentic and seems to actually have ideas behind his tattoos rather than just getting random stuff …
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  • Drake And These Violins Want You To Be Excited About The Raptor…

    Drake And These Violins Want You To Be Excited About The Raptors

    deadspin.com Oct 30, 2013
    Drake is the new global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, and he's here to get everyone hyped about the upcoming NBA season in Toronto. He will do this by wearing a very nice suit and sitting in front a lens flare while saying things like, "It's …
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  • Knicks’ Iman Shumpert shaved off his high-top/flat-top to punis…

    Knicks’ Iman Shumpert shaved off his high-top/flat-top to punish himself, apparently (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 30, 2013
    It came as something of a surprise to see New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert sit down for an interview with KnicksNow.com's Jonah Ballow two weeks ago without the high-top fade/flattop that had become his trademark over the past year. Shumpert began gr…
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  • Drake On The Toronto Raptors: “It’s Our Time”

    Drake On The Toronto Raptors: “It’s Our Time”

    dimemag.com Oct 30, 2013
    Toronto’s season starts tonight at home against the Boston Celtics, where they’ll look to build on a 34-48 season last year that ended on a high note (five straight wins). The Raptors have talent — Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Joh…
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  • ‘Understudy’ Stripes to step in for (but not replace) injured R…

    ‘Understudy’ Stripes to step in for (but not replace) injured Raptor mascot this season

    yahoo.com Oct 30, 2013
    The NBA lost one of its truly bright, shining stars last month when the Raptor — the Toronto Raptors' beloved stuffed-animal mascot — tore his Achilles tendon while doing a backflip at an event for children in Halifax, Nova Scotia. While we wouldn't put…
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  • Bench leads Lakers in flipping the script to beat favored Clipp…

    Bench leads Lakers in flipping the script to beat favored Clippers

    CNNSI.com Oct 30, 2013
    For at least one night, the Lakers looked like the superior L.A. squad in their 116-103 win over the Clippers.
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  • Heat bury Bulls behind three-point shooting, bench

    Heat bury Bulls behind three-point shooting, bench

    CNNSI.com Oct 30, 2013
    Miami didn't show any post-title rust in a 107-95 win, while the Bulls must be patient with Derrick Rose.
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  • Watch Drake Talk Really, Really Earnestly About the Raptors

    Watch Drake Talk Really, Really Earnestly About the Raptors

    grantland.com Oct 30, 2013
    This dude looks like he's a talking head in Ken Burns's The Civil War documentary. Bonus points for the shots of Masai Ujiri explaining why "Glass Tab...
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  • Men in Blazers: Special Guest Spencer Hawes

    Men in Blazers: Special Guest Spencer Hawes

    grantland.com Oct 30, 2013
    The gents analyze Fernando Torres's rise and Joe Hart's fall, then celebrate the NBA's return by welcoming 76ers center Spencer Hawes. Listen to this...
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  • Video - Knicks Survive In Opener 01:27

    Knicks Survive In Opener

    Oct 30
    Despite surrendering a 25-point lead, the Knicks held on for a 90-83 win over the Bucks.
  • Video - Raptors Hold Off Celtics 00:49

    Raptors Hold Off Celtics

    Oct 30
    Rudy Gay scored 19 points to help the Raptors to a 93-87 win over the Celtics.
  • Video - Cavs Stun Nets 00:53

    Cavs Stun Nets

    Oct 30
    Tristan Thompson scored 18 points to lead the Cavaliers past the Nets 98-94.
  • Video - 76ers Stun Heat 01:24

    76ers Stun Heat

    Oct 30
    Michael Carter-Williams scored 22 points, handed out 12 assists and collected nine steals in his debut as the 76ers defeated the Heat 114-110.

Sports Columnists

  • Miami Heat hold Dwyane Wade out against Philadelphia 76ers as precaution

    Oct 30
    In a decision that could become routine this season, the Miami Heat decided to sit Dwyane Wade Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers because it was on the second night of a back-to-back.
  • Allen Iverson retires -- To be 76er until 'day I die'

    Oct 30
    Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA.
  • Lee Jenkins: Bench leads Lakers in flipping the script to beat favored Cli…

    Oct 30
    LOS ANGELES -- One year ago, the Lakers were rolling out arguably the most decorated starting lineup ever assembled, and Shawne Williams was not playing basketball. Drafted in 2006 out of Memphis, Williams had already been with six teams and arrested th…
  • Ian Thomsen: Three-Pointers: LeBron James, Heat bury Chicago Bulls in open…

    Oct 30
    Three thoughts from the Heat's 107-95 win over the Bulls on the NBA's opening night Tuesday in Miami.