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Rose tallies winner vs. Knicks

Rose tallies winner vs. Knicks

ESPN.com yahoo.com CNNSI.com nba.com Updated Oct 31, 2013
Derrick Rose made a baseline floater with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to an 82-81 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night in his first home game since he injured his left knee 18 months ago.
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  • After a slippery suspension, Milwaukee delays the debut of its …

    After a slippery suspension, Milwaukee delays the debut of its Robert Indiana-inspired court

    yahoo.com Oct 31, 2013
    Following an embarrassing incident that forced referees into suspending Milwaukee’s final preseason game just a few minutes into the contest, the Bucks are taking a closer look at the slippery flooring that the Bucks, Toronto Raptors, and working refs f…
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  • This or That? Considering a variety of cool plays from a jam-pa…

    This or That? Considering a variety of cool plays from a jam-packed Wednesday slate (Videos)

    yahoo.com Oct 31, 2013
    After Tuesday's three-game soft open, the NBA calendar kicked into full gear on Wednesday with a mammoth 14-game slate that saw 28 of the league's 30 teams in action. (The lone resters? The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers, who played Tuesday and …
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  • New Orleans Mascot “Pierre The Pelican” Terrifies Twitter

    New Orleans Mascot “Pierre The Pelican” Terrifies Twitter

    dimemag.com Oct 31, 2013
    The New Orleans Pelicans lost a tight game to the Pacers last night during their home opener. Perhaps more frightening than the loss, or any time Eric Gordon awkwardly falls to the court, was the new mascot they revealed, Pierre the Pelican. Today is Ha…
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  • Metta World Peace Rode The F Train To His First Knicks Game

    Metta World Peace Rode The F Train To His First Knicks Game

    dimemag.com Oct 31, 2013
    Former St. John’s star and Queensbridge native Ron Art—Metta World Peace took an unusual route to Madison Square Garden last night for the Knicks home opener against the Bucks. We say unusual with the caveat that he’s a professional basketball player. W…
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  • Why haven't the Bucks opened at home in 29 years?

    Why haven't the Bucks opened at home in 29 years?

    deadspin.com Oct 31, 2013
    Why haven't the Bucks opened at home in 29 years? Not since 1984, the year before Herb Kohl bought the team, has Milwaukee opened an NBA season in Milwaukee. It's not a coincidence; the NBA season opens during the week, and the Bucks want their home ope…
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  • Kevin Garnett and Brooklyn Nets hit with reality check in loss …

    Kevin Garnett and Brooklyn Nets hit with reality check in loss to Cleveland Cavs

    nydailynews.com Oct 31, 2013
    Kevin Garnett didn’t waive his no-trade clause for a night like this, but welcome to Mischief Night and a bad start for the Brooklyn Nets. The new leader of the Nets tried to meet the disappointment of his team’s season-opening 98-94 loss to Cleveland h…
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  • Bucks' slippery new court shelved for few weeks

    Bucks' slippery new court shelved for few weeks

    CNNSI.com Oct 31, 2013
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Bucks' slick new home floor has been temporarily shelved.
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  • Q&A: LARRY SANDERS! on the New-Look Bucks and Being LARRY S…

    Q&A: LARRY SANDERS! on the New-Look Bucks and Being LARRY SANDERS!

    grantland.com Oct 31, 2013
    It has been quite a year for [clears throat] LARRY SANDERS!. He broke out last season, blowing away his previous minutes totals, cutting his once astr...
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  • Video - With Tony Allen 09:15

    With Tony Allen

    Oct 31
    Memphis guard Tony Allen talks Grizzlies defense, the joys of Twitter and what kids can expect when they trick-or-treat at his place.
  • Video - Derrick Rose Game-Time Call 01:21

    Derrick Rose Game-Time Call

    Oct 31
    Nick Friedell details the latest on Derrick Rose's playing status for the Bulls' matchup against the Knicks.
  • Video - Rose Drains Go-Ahead Jumper 00:30

    Rose Drains Go-Ahead Jumper

    Oct 31
    Derrick Rose addresses the media after lifting the Bulls past the Knicks in Chicagos home opener.
  • Video - Rose Lifts Bulls Past Knicks 01:34

    Rose Lifts Bulls Past Knicks

    Oct 31
    Derrick Rose's shot with under 10 seconds to go pushed the Bulls to a 82-81 win over the Knicks.

Sports Columnists

  • No new deals for Gordon Hayward of Utah Jazz or Eric Bledsoe of Phoenix Su…

    Oct 31
    Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward and Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe did not get new deals before Thursday's 11:59 p.m. ET deadline and will become restricted free agents in July.
  • Memphis Grizzlies, Quincy Pondexter have extension

    Oct 31
    The Memphis Grizzlies signed shooting guard Quincy Pondexter to a contract extension, the team announced Thursday.
  • Bill Simmons on David Ortiz and his evolution into a legend

    Oct 31
    Just like Bill Russell before him, David Ortiz and his larger-than-life persona have written his name in permanent ink in the Boston history books.