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LeBron, Heat top Bulls, spoil Rose's return

LeBron, Heat top Bulls, spoil Rose's return

LeBron James scored 17 points, Shane Battier made all four of his 3-point tries, and the Heat took control with 17 straight second-quarter points on the way to spoiling Derrick Rose's return and beating the Bulls 107-95 on Tuesday night.
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  • George, Pacers take down Magic in opener

    George, Pacers take down Magic in opener

    ESPN.com Oct 29, 2013
    Paul George scored 24 points, and Roy Hibbert added 16 rebounds and seven blocks, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 97-87 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.
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  • New LeBron James Samsung Commercial “Always On” Is Impossibly C…

    New LeBron James Samsung Commercial “Always On” Is Impossibly Cool

    dimemag.com Oct 29, 2013
    You’re probably like us, and mute most of the commercials TNT is featuring on their telecast of the Bulls-Heat game that ostensibly tips off the 2013-14 NBA Season. But when we saw the newspaper headline that opens the new Samsung commercial showing a d…
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  • Nets PG Williams (ankle) will play in opener

    Nets PG Williams (ankle) will play in opener

    ESPN.com Oct 29, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will play in Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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  • Which Star PG Coming Off Injury Will Be The Best: Derrick Rose,…

    Which Star PG Coming Off Injury Will Be The Best: Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook?

    dimemag.com Oct 29, 2013
    You know, it was only a few weeks ago that everyone was still questioning Derrick Rose. Would he be the same? Was he scared to play? Was he mentally tough enough? His nearly flawless preseason — and the Bulls were flawless by the way, going 8-0 — that s…
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  • Pistons owner Gores makes donation to Detroit high school

    Pistons owner Gores makes donation to Detroit high school

    nba.com Oct 29, 2013
    Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores is donating $250,000 to support the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.
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  • Andre Drummond Dunks Over “GRAMPS” On Vine Video

    Andre Drummond Dunks Over “GRAMPS” On Vine Video

    dimemag.com Oct 29, 2013
    Detroit Pistons center and all-around stud of social media flirting Andre Drummond isn’t yet 21, so the silliness of his Twitter feed needs to have some context. The nonsense continued yesterday when Drummond dunked over a grandpa in a new vine video. D…
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  • Video - Heat Top Bulls In Opener 01:29

    Heat Top Bulls In Opener

    Oct 29
    The Heat used a balanced attack of seven players in double digits to top the Bulls' 107-95.
  • Video - Block Party In Indiana 01:19

    Block Party In Indiana

    Oct 29
    Roy Hibbert blocked seven shots and collected 16 boards in the Pacers' 97-87 win over the Magic.
  • Video - The NBA Offseason In A Few Minutes 03:24

    The NBA Offseason In A Few Minutes

    Oct 29
    The NBA is back. In case your attention was elsewhere this offseason, the ESPN.com NBA crew has an update on what you missed.
  • Video - SC Centerpiece: NBA Storylines 06:54

    SC Centerpiece: NBA Storylines

    Oct 29
    Stephen A. Smith and Bruce Bowen discuss their top NBA storylines.

Sports Columnists

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    Oct 29
    LOS ANGELES -- Doc Rivers was wrong when he said, "I think the statement is to be made later." One game on the NBA's opening night was enough to make ...
  • NBA: Heavyweight Los Angeles Clippers, upstart Los Angeles Lakers

    Oct 29
    Reports of the Lakers' demise may be premature. And so, too, may be crowning a new West champ.
  • Derrick Rose and Chicago Bulls have much to learn if they are to knock off…

    Oct 29
    One could see some of the old Derrick Rose and Chicago Bulls on opening night, but they have much to learn if they are to knock off the Miami Heat come the postseason.
  • Heat Reaction - Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat

    Oct 29
    Quick takes at the buzzer on Bulls-Heat.