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Wall, Wizards deal Cavs 3rd straight loss
ESPN.com Updated Nov 21 (yesterday)
John Wall took over in the third quarter Friday night and finished 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the hustling Washington Wizards clamped down for a 91-78 win over LeBron James and the mostly flatfooted Cleveland Cavaliers.Upvote Share Tweet
Dion Waiters Goes For Dunk, Gets Destroyed, Is Terribledeadspin.com Nov 21 (yesterday)Millennial Dion Waiters stinks and is bad ; tonight against the Wizards, he tried to dunk on Kevin Seraphin and got stoned—with both hands!—directly to hell. My favorite part is Jon Barry and Mike Breen both initially assuming it must have been a foul, …Upvote Share Tweet
Magic erase 23-point deficit to stun HornetsESPN.com Nov 21 (yesterday)Magic erase 23-point deficit, beat Hornets 105-100Upvote Share Tweet
Magic's Gordon undergoes foot surgerynba.com Nov 21 (yesterday)ORLANDO -- Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon underwent a successful surgical procedure Friday to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Nov 21 (yesterday)“Rivalries aren’t really rivalries unless the teams and players hate each other!” Well, tell that to Paul Pierce and LeBron James. Ahead of their first matchup as members of the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, The Truth offered rare …Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers jump out fast in dousing of HeatESPN.com Nov 20 (2 days ago)Chris Paul had 26 points and 12 assists, Blake Griffin added 26 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers wasted no time in taking control on the way to a 110-93 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Blake Griffin Shows Up To Clippers Lob Party Versus Heatdimemag.com Nov 20 (2 days ago)We thought the Los Angeles Clippers were playing in Miami tonight – not Lob City. After DeAndre Jordan finished four alley-oops during the game’s early going, Blake Griffin finally got in on the fun. Watch the Clippers’ high-riser stretch reach far back…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Blake Griffin Finds DeAndre Jordan For Pogo Stick Alley-Oop Jamdimemag.com Nov 20 (2 days ago)The Miami Heat are obviously better when Dwyane Wade is playing. But not even a healthy, vintage Flash could do anything to stop the Los Angeles Clippers right now. In the highlight of an absolutely dominant Clippers first quarter, watch DeAndre Jordan …Upvote Share Tweet
Brandan Wright Climbs The Ladder On KEvin Seraphindimemag.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)We’re not sure Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin knew what was coming when he elected to get in front of Mavericks center Brandan Wright after he rolled to the hoop last night. J.J. Barea had used the Wright screen to get into the lane, but then he lobbed …Upvote Share Tweet
Crawford, Clippers open road trip with routESPN.com Nov 19 (3 days ago)Jamal Crawford had 22 points and Chris Paul added 16 points and nine assists as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Orlando Magic 114-90 Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Hobbled Dirk hits key 3 as Mavs edge WizardsESPN.com Nov 19 (3 days ago)Dirk Nowitzki limped off to the locker room after a fourth-quarter fall, then returned to make a key 3-pointer, and Monta Ellis scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half Wednesday night, leading the Mavericks to a 105-102 victory over the Wizards.Upvote Share TweetWizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has made his season debut after being sidelined since breaking his left wrist in early October.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Nov 19 (4 days ago)The NBA announced in a memo Wednesday evening that Hornets small forward Jeffery Taylor had been given a 24-game unpaid suspension, after he pleaded guilty in late October to misdemeanor domestic violence assault. He was sentenced to 18 months probation…Upvote Share Tweet
Gregg Popovich Chastises Media In Defense Of LeBron James’ Return To Cavsdimemag.com Nov 19 (4 days ago)Did the San Antonio Spurs’ dethroning of the Miami Heat lead to LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Cynics say so, but Gregg Popovich thinks that’s a belief driven by media-helmed narrative. In advance of his team’s game against the Clevela…Upvote Share Tweet
Nick Young On Lakers Win: “It’s Like My Swag Just Rubbed Off On Everybody”dimemag.com Nov 18 (4 days ago)It’s great to have you back, Nick Young. After helping the Los Angeles Lakers to 54 percent shooting in their 114-109 road win over the Atlanta Hawks in his 2014-2015 debut, Swaggy P said what we all were thinking: “It’s like my swag just rubbed off on …Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Paul Millsap Shake Carlos Boozer, Dunk On Top Of Jordan Hilldimemag.com Nov 18 (4 days ago)Paul Millsap is the only Atlanta Hawk who showed up in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers. Perhaps this awesome play will inspire his teammates to get going. Watch Millsap lose Carlos Boozer with a slick crossover and rise for a dunk on Jorda…Upvote Share TweetDespite its many advantages, an unyielding spotlight can still be harsh. Just ask Chris Bosh. In an interview with CBS Sports’ Ken Berger, the Miami Heat All-Star says that he elected against signing with the Houston Rockets this summer because “all tha…Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers' Young (thumb) will return vs. HawksESPN.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young will make his season debut Tuesday against the Hawks after missing nearly six weeks with a torn ligament in his right thumb.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)The Brooklyn Nets have been one of the biggest disappointments of the 2014-15 NBA season so far. After entering the year as unlikely but dark-horse challengers for a spot in the conference finals, the Nets entered Monday night's home game against the Mi…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Nov 17 (5 days ago)Consider this James Ennis’ latest submission for the 2015 dunk contest. Watch the Miami Heat high-flier leak out in transition against the Brooklyn Nets and dip under a defender to make a sick double-pump dunk look remarkably easy. This isn’t half as co…Upvote Share Tweet
Wade out for third straight game at Brooklynnba.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)Miami Heat veteran Dwyane Wade is sitting out his third straight game because of a strained left hamstring.Upvote Share Tweet
Russell Westbrook Denies Recruiting Efforts Of Lakers Fan: “Go Back To LA”dimemag.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)If only a Washington Wizards follower would test Kevin Durant the same way. During his team’s home game against the Houston Rockets last night, injured Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook staunchly denied the recruiting efforts of a Los An…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Stephen Curry Channels Magic Johnson With Around-The-Back Dime In LAdimemag.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)The Warriors rolled the Lakers at Staples Center Sunday night, 136-115, and that was even after the Lakers outscored them by 15 in the fourth quarter. It wasn’t even close, so Stephen Curry — who finished with 30 points and 15 assists in less than 30 mi…Upvote Share Tweet
Heat Top MagicNov 22Chris Bosh had 32 points to help the Heat to a 99-92 win over the Magic.
Wall, Wizards Put Away CavsNov 21John Wall scored 28 points to lead the Wizards to a 91-78 win over the Cavs.
LeBron's Transition DunkNov 21LeBron James threw down a two-handed slam while running the floor against the Wizards.
LeBron's Soaring Alley-Oop LayupNov 21Kyrie Irving threw a lob to LeBron James, who skied high for the layup. Irving then stole the ball on the next possession, which led to another James layup.
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.