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The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All TimeUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share Tweet
In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your ri
Scott doles out dolls, strollers to Cavs' rookiesUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetByron Scott has put a new spin on rookie hazing. The Cleveland Cavaliers coach presented each one of his rookies, Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller and Kevin Jones, with baby dolls and pink strollers before Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetChicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau does not expect to get fined for his comments after Tuesday night's loss to the Indiana Pacers.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetChicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says veteran guard Richard Hamilton could miss two weeks because of a foot injury.Source: nba.com
Cavaliers guard Waiters out vs. BullsUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetCavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters is out for Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a sprained left ankle.Source: nba.com
Two Questions About This Photo of the Cleveland Cavs Locker RoomUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share Tweet1. Why is Kyrie Irving's locker so messy? 2. What in the name of all that is holy is Dion Waiters doing with a toy baby in a stroller?Source: grantland.com
Pacers Push Past Blazers, 99-92Dec 5Paul George leads Pacers with 22 points.
Warriors Snap Pistons' Home Winning StreakDec 5Klay Thompson leads Warriors with 27 points.
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…Dec 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pickDec 5Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is the early favorite to win Rookie of the Year, and yet it was only six years ago that he remembers a decisive conversation with a high school coach that ended sadly.