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Brandon Jennings Says The Brick-Heavy Pistons “Don’t Shoot In P…

Brandon Jennings Says The Brick-Heavy Pistons “Don’t Shoot In Practice”

dimemag.com Updated 2 hours ago
Only the godawful 76ers are shooting worse than the Pistons. Detroit’s second to last in true shooting percentage AND effective field goal percentage behind the Philly D-League squad, so it’s no wonder point guard Brandon Jennings is a little ticked off…
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  • LeBron on struggling Cavs' problems: 'I stink'

    LeBron on struggling Cavs' problems: 'I stink'

    nba.com dimemag.com 3 hours ago
    The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling, and then some. LeBron James believes he's a major reason for their early failures.
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  • LeBron on start: 'I got to do a better job'

    LeBron on start: 'I got to do a better job'

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    LeBron James was blunt in his criticism of his own play amid the Cleveland Cavaliers' uninspiring 5-7 start to the season.
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  • Jimmy Butler On His Bulls: “Hell Yeah, It’s A Championship Team…

    Jimmy Butler On His Bulls: “Hell Yeah, It’s A Championship Team.”

    dimemag.com 5 hours ago
    Thank the basketball Gods the Bulls still have a healthy Jimmy Butler — take note John Paxson and Gar Forman. The 3&D stud has upped this game this year, and helped the Bulls survive another rash of injuries that have kept Derrick Rose and free agen…
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  • Hey, Man, LeBron James Would Really Like It If You Would Just C…

    Hey, Man, LeBron James Would Really Like It If You Would Just Cut

    deadspin.com 7 hours ago
    LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are now 5-7 after getting busted up by the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. LeBron did not have the best time!Read more...
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  • LeBron: Cavs 'very fragile' amid 4-game skid

    LeBron: Cavs 'very fragile' amid 4-game skid

    ESPN.com Nov 23 (yesterday)
    Mired in a four-game losing streak, LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers are "a very fragile team right now."
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  • Cavs collapse vs. Raptors, lose 4th straight

    Cavs collapse vs. Raptors, lose 4th straight

    ESPN.com Nov 23 (yesterday)
    Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points and the Toronto Raptors turned an 18-point deficit into a convincing 110-93 win over Cleveland on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their fourth straight loss.
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  • GIF: Larry Sanders Rises For Huge Block On Paul Pierce, Poses, …

    GIF: Larry Sanders Rises For Huge Block On Paul Pierce, Poses, Salutes Crowd

    dimemag.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    The league is so much more fun when Larry Sanders is on the court and playing well. Watch the Milwaukee Bucks mercurial, talented big man do what he does best by swatting a Paul Pierce layup, posing, and saluting to a frenzied Bradley Center crowd in hi…
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  • Watch Hyped-Up LeBron James Find Varejao With Behind-The-Back D…

    Watch Hyped-Up LeBron James Find Varejao With Behind-The-Back Dime

    dimemag.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    Now this is more like it for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Just 24 hours after being humbled by one Eastern Conference contender, LeBron James and company are dominating another early. Watch The King drop a sick behind-the-back bounce pass to Anderson Vareja…
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  • NBA corrects error from Bucks-Raptors game

    NBA corrects error from Bucks-Raptors game

    nba.com Nov 22 (2 days ago)
    The NBA announced Saturday that a scoring error was made during the Milwaukee Bucks-Toronto Raptors game on Nov. 21 at Air Canada Centre, which impacted the final score of the game but not the final outcome of the game.
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  • Depleted Bulls lose Gibson to sprained ankle

    Depleted Bulls lose Gibson to sprained ankle

    ESPN.com Nov 22 (3 days ago)
    Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers and did not return.
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  • Wall, Wizards deal Cavs 3rd straight loss

    Wall, Wizards deal Cavs 3rd straight loss

    ESPN.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    John Wall took over in the third quarter Friday night and finished 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the hustling Washington Wizards clamped down for a 91-78 win over LeBron James and the mostly flatfooted Cleveland Cavaliers.
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  • Pepsi pours more into Irving's 'Uncle Drew'

    Pepsi pours more into Irving's 'Uncle Drew'

    ESPN.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving signs a multiyear deal with Pepsi for more "Uncle Drew" spots.
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  • Bulls still without injured Rose, Gasol, Hinrich

    Bulls still without injured Rose, Gasol, Hinrich

    ESPN.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    The Chicago Bulls will be without the services of Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Kirk Hinrich against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
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  • Pacers' George making progress in recovery

    Pacers' George making progress in recovery

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    Pacers forward Paul George could take the next step in his recovery from a broken right leg as early as next week.
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  • LeBron James Says Kevin Love Needs To “Demand” The Ball On Bloc…

    LeBron James Says Kevin Love Needs To “Demand” The Ball On Block

    dimemag.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    Ask and you might receive; demand and you shall. Apparently that’s LeBron James’ line of thinking when it comes to Kevin Love wanting more touches on the block. In wake of the former Minnesota Timberwolves go-to scorer admitting that he’s still “trying …
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  • Van Gundy Says Markieff Morris Lacks Playoff Credentials To Tal…

    Van Gundy Says Markieff Morris Lacks Playoff Credentials To Talk Smack

    dimemag.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    Things could be worse for the 3-9 Detroit Pistons – at least coaches and players are standing up for each other. After the Phoenix Suns’ Markieff Morris saying Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a game-winning shot because he “doesn’t have any heart,” Stan…
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  • LeBron calls being patient 'my biggest test'

    LeBron calls being patient 'my biggest test'

    ESPN.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    LeBron James admits it's not easy staying focused on the long view with the Cavs off to a 5-5 start.
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  • Paul Pierce On Rivalry With LeBron James: “It’s Like Fighting F…

    Paul Pierce On Rivalry With LeBron James: “It’s Like Fighting For The Same Girl”

    dimemag.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    “Rivalries aren’t really rivalries unless the teams and players hate each other!” Well, tell that to Paul Pierce and LeBron James. Ahead of their first matchup as members of the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, The Truth offered rare …
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  • GIF: DeMarcus Cousins Threads The Needle In Another Kings Win

    GIF: DeMarcus Cousins Threads The Needle In Another Kings Win

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    The Kings keep rolling and we couldn’t be happier for the people of Sacramento, who have waited more than a decade for a semi-return to prominence. They were even slated in to a national TV slot last night when they defeated the Bulls, 103-88, behind 22…
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  • Joakim Noah Has No Patience For Your Goddamn Flopping

    Joakim Noah Has No Patience For Your Goddamn Flopping

    deadspin.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    The Chicago Bulls played without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol last night, and got rolled by Boogie Cousins and the Kings as a result. They kept it close through the first half, but the game started to slip away from them in the third quarter, at which poi…
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  • Watch Joakim Noah Throw A Tantrum After being Called For Questi…

    Watch Joakim Noah Throw A Tantrum After being Called For Questionable Foul

    dimemag.com Nov 21 (4 days ago)
    Playing against DeMarcus Cousins is frustrating enough for opposing big men on its own. But when the officials fall for his antics? We’d be prone to lose it, too. After being called for a questionable foul in the third quarter of his team’s game against…
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  • Video - James: I Am Not Doing My Job 01:09

    James: I Am Not Doing My Job

    Nov 24
    In light of Cleveland's early-season struggles, LeBron James said he isn't doing his job and he has to do a better job.
  • Video - Cavs Have A Lot Of Growing Up To Do 02:05

    Cavs Have A Lot Of Growing Up To Do

    Nov 24
    Chris Broussard discusses the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Video - Reading Too Much Into The Decision 05:17

    Reading Too Much Into The Decision

    Nov 24
    Author David Shields on America's strange reaction to LeBron James.
  • Video - Patience Key For Bulls Fans 00:59

    Patience Key For Bulls Fans

    Nov 23
    Israel Gutierrez stresses the importance of patience to Chicago Bulls fans, specifically in regard to Derrick Rose's recent injuries.

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    Nov 20
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    Nov 19
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    Nov 18
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