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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7ESPN.com 1 hour agoLaMarcus 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Andrew Wiggins Score Career-High 29 Points, Swipe 4 Steals Versus Kingsdimemag.com 4 hours agoAndrew 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 23 hours agoAnthony 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch JaVale McGee Give A Court-Side Fan A Smooch She’ll Never Forgetdimemag.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…Upvote Share TweetChicago's Taj Gibson sustained a left ankle injury in the third quarter of Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.Upvote Share Tweet
Steph Curry Finds Andrew Bogut For Sick Alley-Oop After Behind-Back Dishdimemag.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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.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.Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron James Says Kevin Love Needs To “Demand” The Ball On Blockdimemag.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 …Upvote Share TweetMinnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured right wrist earlier this week, the team announced Friday.Upvote Share TweetAlmost 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.Upvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Trey Burke Put Reggie Jackson On Skatesdimemag.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…Upvote Share Tweet
Pekovic to miss at least 3 games with sprained wristnba.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss at least the next three games because of a sprained right wrist.Upvote Share TweetPortland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum fractured his right index finger during Monday night's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook Working Out In Utahdimemag.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…Upvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share Tweet
Cousins, McLemore Power KingsNov 22DeMarcus Cousins and Ben McLemore combined for 53 points in the Kings' 113-101 win over the Wolves.
Davis Drops 43 PointsNov 22Anthony Davis scored a career-high 43 points in the Pelicans' 106-94 win over the Jazz.
Parker, Spurs Cruise In MinnesotaNov 21Tony Parker scored 28 points in the Spurs' 121-92 win over the Timberwolves.
Wolves' Guard Has Fractured WristNov 21Brian 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.
As Chicago Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not …Nov 20As the Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not to second-guess their hiring of his successor, Marc Trestman, Michael Wilbon writes.
Brian Windhorst: David Blatt learning on the flyNov 19"LeBron James had a ridiculous self-inflicted turnover that ended the game ... But if Blatt had kept a timeout, as most coaches would have in that sit...
Popovich: Spurs' 2014 title run started in Game 7 of 2013 FinalsNov 18The Spurs' march to the 2014 NBA title started with their Game 7 loss to the Heat in 2013, writes J.A. Adande.
Chicago Bulls correctly erring on the side of caution with Derrick RoseNov 18Yes, having Derrick Rose would be nice, but the Bulls are in a position in which there's no need to rush him back, Michael Wilbon writes.