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Durant, Thunder put away Bulls in fourth quarter

Durant, Thunder put away Bulls in fourth quarter

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 8, 2012
CHICAGO (AP) Oklahoma City went to Kevin Durant in the fourth quarter. Chicago was missing its best closer, so all the Bulls had to pitch in.
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  • We Reminisce: The Newly Retired Mehmet Okur Gets Dunked On By T…

    We Reminisce: The Newly Retired Mehmet Okur Gets Dunked On By Tracy McGrady

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Nov 8, 2012
    After 10 years in the NBA, big man Mehmet Okur is retiring at the age of 33. He walks away with a ring (2004 Pistons) and career averages of 13.5 points and seven boards. Rather than show you pick-and-pop highlights of Okur bombing threes, we thought it…
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  • Kings rookie Robinson suspended for throwing elbow

    Kings rookie Robinson suspended for throwing elbow

    nba.com yahoo.com Nov 8, 2012
    NEW YORK -- The Sacramento Kings' Thomas Robinson has been suspended two games without pay for throwing an elbow to the neck of Jonas Jerebko of the Detroit Pistons, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operatio…
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  • Irving May Be Under the Radar, but Not for Long

    Irving May Be Under the Radar, but Not for Long

    nytimes.com Nov 8, 2012
    Kyrie Irving of Cleveland has skills perfectly tailored for the modern N.B.A.
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  • Ian Thomsen: Amid uncertainty, Milwaukee and Jennings find a co…

    Ian Thomsen: Amid uncertainty, Milwaukee and Jennings find a common ground

    CNNSI.com Nov 8, 2012
    In The Sixth Man's season debut, Ian Thomsen looks at the uncertain future facing Milwaukee and its star point guard, gets to know an early surprise and picks his All-Electable Team.
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  • The Poor Detroit Pistons Are Currently The Most Depressing Team…

    The Poor Detroit Pistons Are Currently The Most Depressing Team In The NBA

    deadspin.com Nov 8, 2012
    The video above is what it looks like when the 0-5 Detroit Pistons attempt to play defense. Yep, that's JaVale McGee taking the ball from the three-point line to the rim for an uncontested dunk. The Pistons somehow managed to out-JaVale JaVale. More »
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  • Dime Q&A: Roy Hibbert Talks About His Favorite Video Games,…

    Dime Q&A: Roy Hibbert Talks About His Favorite Video Games, The Pacers & Funny Larry Bird Stories

    dimemag.com Nov 8, 2012
    After his shootaround in Atlanta yesterday (a game the Pacers would go on to blow in the final minutes), we got up with former Georgetown Hoya, and current Indiana Pacers center, Roy Hibbert. He talked to us about how he came to play himself on Parks an…
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  • Indiana Pulls Off An Embarrassing Loss; The Lakers Lose Again &…

    Indiana Pulls Off An Embarrassing Loss; The Lakers Lose Again & Are In Serious Trouble

    dimemag.com Nov 8, 2012
    We don’t often lead Smack with the Pacers, but what transpired in Atlanta last night was too depressing not to. We found out yesterday morning that Danny Granger is now going to miss three months of action, and for Indiana, that’s a major loss. It sho
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  • Video - Joakim Noah On Bulls' Loss 01:50

    Joakim Noah On Bulls' Loss

    Nov 8
    Joakim Noah talks after the Bulls' loss to the Thunder.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: John Hollinger 07:25

    TrueHoop TV: John Hollinger

    Nov 8
    TrueHoop's Henry Abbott with John Hollinger on Dwight Howard, Deron Williams and the struggles of L.A. and Brooklyn. Plus, a look a the Mavs, the Pacers and who will win the NBA scoring title.
  • Video - Big 4th Quarter Lifts Thunder Past Bulls 00:52

    Big 4th Quarter Lifts Thunder Past Bulls

    Nov 8
    Kevin Durant leads Thunder to win over Bulls.

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    Nov 8
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  • Ian Thomsen: Amid uncertainty, Milwaukee and Jennings find a common ground

    Nov 8
    During the Bucks' 2-0 start, Brandon Jennings was leading the way with NBA-best averages of 13 assists and four steals. The 34 points he scored over those two games -- including a last-second three-pointer to beat the Cavaliers -- were inspired by the f…