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‘Wolves Tease Kevin Love With Video Hyping Mike Miller’s Return…

‘Wolves Tease Kevin Love With Video Hyping Mike Miller’s Return To Minny

dimemag.com Updated 1 hour ago
Kevin Love will play his first and only game at the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Target Center this Saturday. The team has been relentlessly hyping the presence of its former franchise player and the star-studded Cleveland Cavaliers during television broadca…
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  • Report: Relations Between Thibodeau & Management “Beyond Re…

    Report: Relations Between Thibodeau & Management “Beyond Repair”

    dimemag.com 2 hours ago
    Last week, there were conflicting reports Tom Thibodeau had lost his locker room and was in danger of getting canned before the remaining two years on his contract were fulfilled. His taskmaster approach has rubbed Bulls executives the wrong way, specif…
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  • Pau Gasol Says “It’s Huge Not To Have To Think About” Getting T…

    Pau Gasol Says “It’s Huge Not To Have To Think About” Getting Traded

    dimemag.com 4 hours ago
    A lot of NBA fans (and trade machine aficionados) think of players like commodities to be bought and sold, or faceless cogs in the machine that is their favorite basketball team. General managers sometimes think this way, too, which can lead to teams li…
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  • Kyrie Irving scores career-, NBA-season-high 55 points to lead …

    Kyrie Irving scores career-, NBA-season-high 55 points to lead LeBron-less Cavs past Blazers

    You know that old saying, "It's not how you start, but how you finish that matters?" Well, Kyrie Irving started by missing his first seven shots on Wednesday night, contributing one lonely technical free throw through the first 10-plus minutes…
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  • Kyrie Irving Drops 55 Points, Hits Game-Winning Walk-Up Three

    Kyrie Irving Drops 55 Points, Hits Game-Winning Walk-Up Three

    deadspin.com 18 hours ago
    Maybe the Cavaliers are the pretty good team we all thought they would be and not actually doomed? Since LeBron James returned from his injury two weeks ago he has looked like the LeBron we knew—and not the broken down, maybe past his prime LeBron we'd …
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  • Watch Kyrie Irving Hit Game-Winning Trey In Final Seconds Of 55…

    Watch Kyrie Irving Hit Game-Winning Trey In Final Seconds Of 55-Point Night

    dimemag.com 18 hours ago
    Not a bad night for Kyrie Irving. After scoring a career-high 28 points in the first half of Wednesday’s contest, the 22 year-old was nearly as hot throughout quarters three and four – and even hotter when it mattered most. Watch Irving drill a go-ahead…
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  • GIF: Steve Blake Finds Will Barton From Halfcourt For Huge Alle…

    GIF: Steve Blake Finds Will Barton From Halfcourt For Huge Alley-Oop

    dimemag.com 19 hours ago
    Someone playing in tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers needs to provide the aerial usually performed by LeBron James during The King’s absence. Will Barton seems up to the task. Watch Steve Blake find the high-flyin…
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  • Teammates on Grizzlies' D-League affiliate brawl on bench durin…

    Teammates on Grizzlies' D-League affiliate brawl on bench during timeout

    yahoo.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    Sure, longtime theoretical opponents Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao chatting at Tuesday's Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks game is a pretty big deal, I guess. But if you really want to see a fight, you should've been watching the D-League contest between…
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  • Governor: City, county should help with Bucks arena funding

    Governor: City, county should help with Bucks arena funding

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says any deal from the state to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena will also likely have to include contributions from the city and county.
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  • Paul George revisits leg injury: 'The second I saw my bone ... …

    Paul George revisits leg injury: 'The second I saw my bone ... I lost it'

    yahoo.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    The horrific right leg injury that Paul George suffered during a pre-FIBA World Cup Team USA exhibition on Aug. 1 seemed to change so much — the way NBA players and observers viewed international competitions; the short- and long-term outlook for the In…
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  • Bucks reunite Gutierrez with Kidd on 10-day contract

    Bucks reunite Gutierrez with Kidd on 10-day contract

    nba.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    The Bucks have signed Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract, replenishing their backcourt depth after a season-ending injury to backup guard Kendall Marshall.
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  • Paul George Relives Nightmare Injury In “The Road Back” Episode…

    Paul George Relives Nightmare Injury In “The Road Back” Episode One

    dimemag.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    We’ve almost reached the halfway point of the 2014-15 NBA season, and Paul George has continued to make steady progress as he recuperates from a devastating broken leg during a Team USA exhibition game this summer. Bleacher Report has been filming the y…
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  • J.R. Smith: I'm Better Now Because I Can't Really Party In Clev…

    J.R. Smith: I'm Better Now Because I Can't Really Party In Cleveland

    deadspin.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    J.R. Smith has been pretty good since joining the Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring 14 points per game and shooting 37 percent from behind the arc. While playing for the Knicks during the first chunk of the season, Smith was scoring just 10 points per game a…
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  • Stan Van Gundy Says Pistons Hardly Discussed Kevin Love Before …

    Stan Van Gundy Says Pistons Hardly Discussed Kevin Love Before Game

    dimemag.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    It took a combined LeBron James and Kyrie Irving effort to dispatch the Pistons last night, 103-95. The pair scored 26 of Cleveland’s 28 fourth-quarter points, and Irving matched his season-high with 38. Kevin Love struggled again on offense with just s…
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  • Derrick Rose Says “My Game Is Coming Back Slowly” After OT Game…

    Derrick Rose Says “My Game Is Coming Back Slowly” After OT Game-Winner

    dimemag.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    The Warriors-Bulls game last night started at a frenetic pace. Derrick Rose connected on a pair of three-pointers early. Then there was a brief return to his historic levels on Friday for Klay Thompson, who started 6-of-6 and had 15 before the six minut…
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  • Video - Now the Cavs Can't Lose 04:20

    Now the Cavs Can't Lose

    Jan 29
    Nearly two weeks ago, after a loss, David Thorpe noticed things he liked about the Cavs' play. They haven't lost since.
  • Video - Kyrie Drives For 55 In LeBron's Absence 01:59

    Kyrie Drives For 55 In LeBron's Absence

    Jan 28
    Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, as the LeBron James-less Cavs defeated the Trail Blazers 99-94.
  • Video - Kyrie Irving Drains Game-Winner 00:21

    Kyrie Irving Drains Game-Winner

    Jan 28
    Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving hits the game-winning 3-point shot in the final minute of his 55-point game.
  • Video - Joakim Noah: Becoming A Man 01:32

    Joakim Noah: Becoming A Man

    Jan 28
    Joakim Noah details a community outreach program that the Chicago Bulls player directs to the city's Latino youth.

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