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Kawhi Leonard Says He’s, “Still Not 100 Percent”

Kawhi Leonard Says He’s, “Still Not 100 Percent”

dimemag.com Updated 58 minutes ago
After Friday night’s 121-92 victory over the Timberwolves, Spurs wing and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard said the conjunctivitis that kept him out of every preseason game but one, plus San Antonio’s first game of the regular season, is still affectin…
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  • Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

    Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.
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  • Watch Andrew Wiggins Score Career-High 29 Points, Swipe 4 Steal…

    Watch Andrew Wiggins Score Career-High 29 Points, Swipe 4 Steals Versus Kings

    dimemag.com 4 hours ago
    Andrew Wiggins’ new approach to playing for the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves? Ultra-aggression. Playing with a sense of urgency offensively that he normally lacks, the 19 year-old rookie scored a career-high 29 points in his team’s hard-fought lo…
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  • Davis' career-high 43 push Pelicans by Jazz

    Davis' career-high 43 push Pelicans by Jazz

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    Anthony Davis had a career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds, Jrue Holiday added 19 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 106-94 on Saturday night.
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  • Watch JaVale McGee Give A Court-Side Fan A Smooch She’ll Never …

    Watch JaVale McGee Give A Court-Side Fan A Smooch She’ll Never Forget

    dimemag.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    There are a lot of reasons fans write off JaVale McGee as wasted potential. The seven foot Nuggets center has become synonymous with on-court goofiness, so much so that Shaqtin’ a Fool could be renamed “Pullin’ A JaVale.” That being written, he’s also e…
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  • Chicago's Gibson goes down with ankle injury

    Chicago's Gibson goes down with ankle injury

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    Chicago's Taj Gibson sustained a left ankle injury in the third quarter of Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • Steph Curry Finds Andrew Bogut For Sick Alley-Oop After Behind-…

    Steph Curry Finds Andrew Bogut For Sick Alley-Oop After Behind-Back Dish

    dimemag.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    When the Golden State Warriors are humming, there’s not a more entertaining team in basketball. For the highlight of an utterly dominant first half performance against the Utah Jazz, Andrew Bogut flipped a behind-the-back dish to Steph Curry who returne…
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  • Bulls still without injured Rose, Gasol, Hinrich

    Bulls still without injured Rose, Gasol, Hinrich

    ESPN.com Nov 21 (2 days ago)
    The Chicago Bulls will be without the services of Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Kirk Hinrich against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
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  • LeBron James Says Kevin Love Needs To “Demand” The Ball On Bloc…

    LeBron James Says Kevin Love Needs To “Demand” The Ball On Block

    dimemag.com Nov 21 (2 days ago)
    Ask and you might receive; demand and you shall. Apparently that’s LeBron James’ line of thinking when it comes to Kevin Love wanting more touches on the block. In wake of the former Minnesota Timberwolves go-to scorer admitting that he’s still “trying …
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  • Wolves' Martin sidelined with fractured wrist

    Wolves' Martin sidelined with fractured wrist

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 21 (2 days ago)
    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured right wrist earlier this week, the team announced Friday.
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  • Wolves' Rubio (ankle) unsure on his return

    Wolves' Rubio (ankle) unsure on his return

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    Almost two weeks after he severely sprained his right ankle, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he remains uncertain when he will return to the court.
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  • Kevin Love On Role With Cavs: “I’m Just Trying To Find Myself I…

    Kevin Love On Role With Cavs: “I’m Just Trying To Find Myself In This Offense”

    dimemag.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    Lost in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ overall mediocrity to open the season have been Kevin Love’s struggles. The former Minnesota Timberwolves go-to guy knew he’d face an adjustment playing with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but surely didn’t think it woul…
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  • Watch Trey Burke Put Reggie Jackson On Skates

    Watch Trey Burke Put Reggie Jackson On Skates

    dimemag.com Nov 19 (4 days ago)
    The Jazz have been really fun to watch, and the Thunder really need Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook back — though yesterday’s extemporaneous pre-game workout is a good sign on that front. Meanwhile, the Jazz’s second-year point guard, Trey Burke, mad…
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  • Pekovic to miss at least 3 games with sprained wrist

    Pekovic to miss at least 3 games with sprained wrist

    nba.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss at least the next three games because of a sprained right wrist.
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  • Blazers' McCollum out with fractured finger

    Blazers' McCollum out with fractured finger

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum fractured his right index finger during Monday night's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
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  • Watch Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook Working Out In Utah

    Watch Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook Working Out In Utah

    dimemag.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    After a Jones fracture knocked out Kevin Durant for 6-8 weeks, everybody expected Russell Westbrook to take over the offense — more so than usual — in the season’s first month. Except, Russ suffered a small fracture in his right hand and has also been o…
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  • Gary Payton Thinks Dwight Howard “Is Disliked By A Lot Of Playe…

    Gary Payton Thinks Dwight Howard “Is Disliked By A Lot Of Players”

    dimemag.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    After reports surfaced of Kevin Durant talking junk to Dwight Howard while witnessing the gross 69-65 Rockets win over the Thunder on Sunday, the Fox Sports 1 crew asked Gary Payton for his thoughts on the Rockets big man. The Glove did not hold back. F…
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  • Video - Cousins, McLemore Power Kings 01:01

    Cousins, McLemore Power Kings

    Nov 22
    DeMarcus Cousins and Ben McLemore combined for 53 points in the Kings' 113-101 win over the Wolves.
  • Video - Davis Drops 43 Points 00:42

    Davis Drops 43 Points

    Nov 22
    Anthony Davis scored a career-high 43 points in the Pelicans' 106-94 win over the Jazz.
  • Video - Parker, Spurs Cruise In Minnesota 00:50

    Parker, Spurs Cruise In Minnesota

    Nov 21
    Tony Parker scored 28 points in the Spurs' 121-92 win over the Timberwolves.
  • Video - Wolves' Guard Has Fractured Wrist 02:31

    Wolves' Guard Has Fractured Wrist

    Nov 21
    Brian Windhorst discusses the broken right wrist suffered by Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin during Wednesday's game against the Knicks, and offers a potential timetable for Martin's return.

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