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  • 'Earth is flat': Cavs' Irving holds firm to belief

    ESPN.com Updated Feb 18 (2 days ago)
    'Earth is flat': Cavs' Irving holds firm to belief
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  • Shootaround (Feb. 18): Should 76ers hold out rookie Ben Simmons until next season?

    nba.com Feb 18 (2 days ago)
    Kemba regrets All-Star Weekend not in Charlotte | Should Ben Simmons try again next season? | Pistons looking to trade Jackson? | Pacers want help for George
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  • Report: Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic Discussing Reggie Jackson Trade

    nba.com Feb 18 (3 days ago)
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic have discussed executing a trade centered around Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson.
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  • Indiana Pacers' Paul George seeking to win title in Indiana or elsewhere

    nba.com Feb 17 (3 days ago)
    Paul George is suffering from the seven-year itch and hopes it doesn't become a rash.
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  • The Pistons Are Reportedly In Discussions To Send Reggie Jackson To The Magic

    dimemag.com Feb 17 (3 days ago)
    Getty Image The Pistons have been rumored to be shopping point guard Reggie Jackson for most of 2017, and it appears as though the Orlando Magic may get involved as a trade destination. The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send Reggie…
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  • It's Time For The Celtics To Get Isaiah Thomas Some Damn Help

    deadspin.com Feb 17 (3 days ago)
    One of the big subjects of talk around the NBA these past few weeks has been LeBron James’s workload. And with good reason, too: LeBron’s 32 years old now, with a hell of a lot of basketball miles behind him, and as the past two seasons have shown us, t…
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  • Bradley Beal Said It Doesn’t Make Sense That Carmelo Was Picked Over Him For The All-Star Game

    dimemag.com Feb 17 (3 days ago)
    Getty Image NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced earlier in the week that Carmelo Anthony would replace injured Cavs forward Kevin Love on the Eastern Conference squad for Sunday’s All-Star game. Silver’s choice to swap in Anthony for Love meant Wizar…
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  • Jimmy Butler and the Bulls got a fortunate last-second foul call to beat the Celtics

    yahoo.com Feb 17 (4 days ago)
    Bobby Portis and Michael Carter-Williams celebrate the Bulls’ luck. (AP) The NBA’s Thursday night schedule was so light as to be nonexistent. It featured just two games, the second of which functioned more as a promotion for TNT’s All-Star Weekend cover…
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  • Jimmy Butler and the Bulls got a fortunate last-second foul call to beat the Celtics

    yahoo.com Feb 17 (4 days ago)
    Bobby Portis and Michael Carter-Williams celebrate the Bulls’ luck. (AP) The NBA’s Thursday night schedule was so light as to be nonexistent. It featured just two games, the second of which functioned more as a promotion for TNT’s All-Star Weekend cover…
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  • It Was A Bad Night For Marcus Smart 

    deadspin.com Feb 16 (4 days ago)
    With the Boston Celtics leading the Chicago Bulls 103-102 in the waning moments of Thursday night’s game, Jimmy Butler attempted a game-winning shot and missed.Read more...
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  • A Controversial Foul Call Kept One Of The NBA’s Most Bizarre Streaks Alive

    dimemag.com Feb 16 (4 days ago)
    The Chicago Bulls never lose in front of a TNT audience when playing at home on Thursday nights and that trend bizarrely continued this week against the Boston Celtics. Chicago’s insane streak of 17 (!) consecutive wins under those circumstances lives o…
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  • The Internet Roasted The Warriors For This Cheesy Photoshoot

    dimemag.com Feb 16 (4 days ago)
    The Golden State Warriors are the best team in the NBA as the 2017 All-Star break arrives but, apparently, Steve Kerr’s team did not learn its lesson from the 2016 season. The then-reigning champs famously blew a 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers in t…
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  • The Cavs knew Kevin Love was 'heading for surgery,' but he kept playing

    yahoo.com Feb 16 (5 days ago)
    Kevin Love’s first All-Star season in Cleveland just hit a major speed bump. (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers fans might have felt blindsided on Tuesday morning when news broke that All-Star power forward Kevin Love needed arthroscopic surgery to remove “loose …
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  • The Cavs knew Kevin Love was 'heading for surgery,' but he kept playing

    yahoo.com Feb 16 (5 days ago)
    Kevin Love’s first All-Star season in Cleveland just hit a major speed bump. (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers fans might have felt blindsided on Tuesday morning when news broke that All-Star power forward Kevin Love needed arthroscopic surgery to remove “loose …
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  • Richard Jefferson made Cavs rookie Kay Felder dress as an Oompa Loompa

    yahoo.com Feb 15 (5 days ago)
    Just as you suspected, Kay Felder dressed as an Oompa Loompa on Wednesday night. (Snapchat) We’re not far removed from Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James putting Kay Felder in his place, telling anyone who would listen the team’s second-round pi…
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  • Richard Jefferson made Cavs rookie Kay Felder dress as an Oompa Loompa

    yahoo.com Feb 15 (5 days ago)
    Just as you suspected, Kay Felder dressed as an Oompa Loompa on Wednesday night. (Snapchat) We’re not far removed from Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James putting Kay Felder in his place, telling anyone who would listen the team’s second-round pi…
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  • Bill Walton Trashed Carmelo Anthony And Called An ESPN Producer ‘Dr. Slave Driver’ On-Air

    dimemag.com Feb 15 (5 days ago)
    Getty Image On Wednesday night, ESPN did something glorious and had Bill Walton and Dick Vitale call the Cavs’ game against the Pacers. It marked the first time the pair had called a LeBron James game together since his high school days. Tonight Dickie …
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  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony named to replace Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love in All-Star Game

    nba.com Feb 15 (5 days ago)
    NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017 -- New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Eastern Conference All-Star reserve Kevin Love in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET at Smoothie…
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  • Anthony Davis isn't planning on leaving New Orleans, and he doesn't really have a choice

    yahoo.com Feb 15 (5 days ago)
    Anthony Davis looks to the future. (Getty Images) As the arms race between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers continues to heat up, the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls keep volleying for dysfunctional supremacy, and fellow NBA Lone Star…
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  • Anthony Davis isn't planning on leaving New Orleans, and he doesn't really have a choice

    yahoo.com Feb 15 (5 days ago)
    Anthony Davis looks to the future. (Getty Images) As the arms race between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers continues to heat up, the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls keep volleying for dysfunctional supremacy, and fellow NBA Lone Star…
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  • Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker has surgery on left ACL

    nba.com Feb 15 (5 days ago)
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Bucks say the knee surgery on forward Jabari Parker was success and he is expected back in approximately 12 months.
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love out 6 weeks after having left knee surgery

    nba.com Feb 15 (6 days ago)
    The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without at least one Love this year on Valentine's Day.
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  • Let this incredible LeBron James pass remind you the Cavs will be fine

    yahoo.com Feb 15 (6 days ago)
    LeBron James pulled off one of the most unlikely passes you’ll ever see on Tuesday. (AP) Tuesday was a bad day for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The news of Kevin Love’s arthroscopic knee surgery and six-week absence added another complication to a busy few …
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  • Let this incredible LeBron James pass remind you the Cavs will be fine

    yahoo.com Feb 15 (6 days ago)
    LeBron James pulled off one of the most unlikely passes you’ll ever see on Tuesday. (AP) Tuesday was a bad day for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The news of Kevin Love’s arthroscopic knee surgery and six-week absence added another complication to a busy few …
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  • Kevin Love, Serge Ibaka and the day the East got a lot more interesting

    yahoo.com Feb 14 (6 days ago)
    Kevin Love and Serge Ibaka stole headlines on Tuesday, and both stories might benefit the Raptors. (Getty Images) LeBron James has rendered the Eastern Conference playoffs meaningless for the past six seasons. Despite challenges from the Boston Celtics …
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  • Kevin Love, Serge Ibaka and the day the East got a lot more interesting

    yahoo.com Feb 14 (6 days ago)
    Kevin Love and Serge Ibaka stole headlines on Tuesday, and both stories might benefit the Raptors. (Getty Images) LeBron James has rendered the Eastern Conference playoffs meaningless for the past six seasons. Despite challenges from the Boston Celtics …
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  • Would a big move at the trade deadline get the Pistons unstuck?

    ESPN.com Feb 14 (6 days ago)
    Would a big move at the trade deadline get the Pistons unstuck?
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  • Following unrelated Meek Mill video flap, 76ers announce Joel Embiid has a 'minor' meniscus tear

    yahoo.com Feb 12
    With veteran Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love hurting, it would seem that precocious Philadelphia rookie Joel Embiid would have the fastest track at earning an All-Star Game gig as an injury replacement. On Sunday, it was announced that Love suffe…
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  • Following unrelated Meek Mill video flap, 76ers announce Joel Embiid has a 'minor' meniscus tear

    yahoo.com Feb 12
    With veteran Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love hurting, it would seem that precocious Philadelphia rookie Joel Embiid would have the fastest track at earning an All-Star Game gig as an injury replacement. On Sunday, it was announced that Love suffe…
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  • Westbrook keys game-changing run, logs 26th triple-double as Thunder beat Cavs

    yahoo.com Feb 10
    The Thunder’s closing kick against the Cavs gave Russell Westbrook plenty to smile about. (AP) Before he could move on to Saturday’s much-anticipated showdown with the Golden State Warriors, and former Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant’s first tri…
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  • Westbrook keys game-changing run, logs 26th triple-double as Thunder beat Cavs

    yahoo.com Feb 10
    The Thunder’s closing kick against the Cavs gave Russell Westbrook plenty to smile about. (AP) Before he could move on to Saturday’s much-anticipated showdown with the Golden State Warriors, and former Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant’s first tri…
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  • Video - Cavs Win Second Straight 01:20

    Cavs Win Second Straight

    Mar 20
    LeBron James scored a game-high 29 points in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - Nets Outlast Bucks 01:33

    Nets Outlast Bucks

    Mar 20
    The Nets needed triple overtime to beat the Bucks 129-127 in Brooklyn.
  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Raptors 01:09

    Bulls Charge Past Raptors

    Mar 20
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
  • Video - Cavs Continue Home Dominance 00:54

    Cavs Continue Home Dominance

    Mar 18
    Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving each posted double-doubles as the Cavs captured their 14th straight win at home with a 117-92 victory over the Nets.