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Westbrook to return for OKC; Durant still out

Westbrook to return for OKC; Durant still out

ESPN.com dimemag.com nba.com Updated 1 hour ago
The Thunder say point guard Russell Westbrook will return to action Friday night against the New York Knicks.
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  • Melo doubtful vs. Thunder with back spasms

    Melo doubtful vs. Thunder with back spasms

    ESPN.com Nov 27 (yesterday)
    The New York Knicks have listed forward Carmelo Anthony as doubtful for Friday's game due to back spasms.
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  • Watch Jabari Parker & Andrew Wiggins Meet For The First Tim…

    Watch Jabari Parker & Andrew Wiggins Meet For The First Time In The NBA

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Nov 27 (yesterday)
    While both Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have shown flashes of the brilliance that made them Nos. 1 and 2 in the 2014 NBA Draft, last night’s first meeting between the two, when the Bucks traveled to Minnesota, didn’t exactly set the world on fire. S…
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  • OKC releases Telfair with exception expiring

    OKC releases Telfair with exception expiring

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 27 (yesterday)
    With their hardship exception expiring, the Oklahoma City Thunder released point guard Sebastian Telfair to reduce the roster to the required 15-player maximum.
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  • Matthews guides Blazers to 9th straight win

    Matthews guides Blazers to 9th straight win

    ESPN.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Wesley Matthews scored a season-high 28 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 105-97 on Wednesday night for their ninth consecutive victory.
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  • Wolves wear pink shoelaces in honor of Thad Young's late mom

    Wolves wear pink shoelaces in honor of Thad Young's late mom

    yahoo.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves welcomed Thaddeus Young back to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks after the starting power forward had missed five games to be with and later mourn his mother, Lulu Hall, who died Nov. 13 aft…
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  • GIF: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker Team Up Again For Sic…

    GIF: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker Team Up Again For Sick Dish, Dunk

    dimemag.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Giannis Antetokounmpo to Jabari Parker is becoming a trend. A night after teaming up for a statue of liberty pass and lefty slam, Milwaukee’s young Bucks were at it again versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. Watch The Greek Freak draw defenders after spin…
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  • Bulls fan clearly appears to be vaping *something* at a game (V…

    Bulls fan clearly appears to be vaping *something* at a game (Video)

    yahoo.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Many of us noticed this last night, but we’d forgotten about it until Uproxx reminded us. Perhaps we were affected by the second hand smoke of a Chicago Bulls fan that clearly appears to be vaping some sort of smokable substance during Tuesday night’s B…
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  • Dime Q&A: Steven Adams On Guarding Big Al & Z-Bo, Life …

    Dime Q&A: Steven Adams On Guarding Big Al & Z-Bo, Life Without KD & Russ, And More

    dimemag.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    When the Thunder traded James Harden to the Rockets, it seemed like the team got absolutely nothing in return. Kevin Martin wasn’t able to replace Harden’s production and Jeremy Lamb never developed into the dangerous offensive weapon the Thunder had ho…
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  • Derrick Rose Leaves Nuggets Game Early; Didn’t Re-Injure Himsel…

    Derrick Rose Leaves Nuggets Game Early; Didn’t Re-Injure Himself

    dimemag.com Nov 26 (2 days ago)
    Just 24 hours after stressing the need to stay on the floor, Derrick Rose left it for good late in the second quarter of the Chicago Bulls’ loss to the Denver Nuggets. Both Rose and Tom Thibodeau said that the former MVP’s second half absence was merely…
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  • Kenneth Faried's Dunk Revealed The Demon Living Inside Nate Rob…

    Kenneth Faried's Dunk Revealed The Demon Living Inside Nate Robinson

    deadspin.com Nov 26 (2 days ago)
    Kenneth Faried threw down a dunk during last night's game between the Nuggets and Bulls. It was a fine dunk, but backup point guard Nate Robinson thought it was a really great dunk, so much so that he briefly lost his wits while celebrating and revealed…
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  • GIF: Danilo Gallinari’s “Bella” Circus Shot That Didn’t Count

    GIF: Danilo Gallinari’s “Bella” Circus Shot That Didn’t Count

    dimemag.com Nov 26 (2 days ago)
    With a little over two minutes remaining in the Bulls-Nuggets game in Denver last night, Danilo Gallinari was pinned along the far sideline with the shot clock running down. His miracle heave beyond the three-point line fell true as the shot clock buzze…
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  • Ty Lawson breaks down Kirk Hinrich in Nuggets win

    Ty Lawson breaks down Kirk Hinrich in Nuggets win

    yahoo.com Nov 26 (3 days ago)
    The Denver Nuggets have hit upon a sparkling run of form after opening the season as one of the NBA's most inconsistent. After a 2-7 start, the Nuggets entered Tuesday night's home again against the Chicago Bulls sporting a four-game winning streak and …
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  • Video - Russell Westbrook Happy To Be Back 02:02

    Russell Westbrook Happy To Be Back

    Nov 28
    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook discusses his return to the lineup tonight when Oklahoma City takes on the New York Knicks.
  • Video - SC Not Top Plays 02:45

    SC Not Top Plays

    Nov 28
    "SportsCenter" presents this week's worst plays in sports.
  • Video - Blazers Win Ninth Straight 00:54

    Blazers Win Ninth Straight

    Nov 26
    Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard combined for 50 points to help pace the Blazers to a 105-97 win against the Hornets.
  • Video - Andrew Wiggins' Special Start 04:36

    Andrew Wiggins' Special Start

    Nov 25
    David Thorpe can't remember an NBA rookie who combined Wiggins' off-the-charts athleticism with such capable 3-point shooting.

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