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Wall, Wizards deal Cavs 3rd straight loss

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.
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  • Dion Waiters Goes For Dunk, Gets Destroyed, Is Terrible

    Dion Waiters Goes For Dunk, Gets Destroyed, Is Terrible

    deadspin.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, …
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  • Magic erase 23-point deficit to stun Hornets

    Magic erase 23-point deficit to stun Hornets

    ESPN.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    Magic erase 23-point deficit, beat Hornets 105-100
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  • Magic's Gordon undergoes foot surgery

    Magic's Gordon undergoes foot surgery

    nba.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.
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  • Paul Pierce On Rivalry With LeBron James: “It’s Like Fighting F…

    Paul Pierce On Rivalry With LeBron James: “It’s Like Fighting For The Same Girl”

    dimemag.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 …
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  • Clippers jump out fast in dousing of Heat

    Clippers jump out fast in dousing of Heat

    ESPN.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.
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  • GIF: Blake Griffin Shows Up To Clippers Lob Party Versus Heat

    GIF: Blake Griffin Shows Up To Clippers Lob Party Versus Heat

    dimemag.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…
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  • GIF: Blake Griffin Finds DeAndre Jordan For Pogo Stick Alley-Oo…

    GIF: Blake Griffin Finds DeAndre Jordan For Pogo Stick Alley-Oop Jam

    dimemag.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 …
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  • Brandan Wright Climbs The Ladder On KEvin Seraphin

    Brandan Wright Climbs The Ladder On KEvin Seraphin

    dimemag.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 …
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  • Crawford, Clippers open road trip with rout

    Crawford, Clippers open road trip with rout

    ESPN.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.
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  • Hobbled Dirk hits key 3 as Mavs edge Wizards

    Hobbled Dirk hits key 3 as Mavs edge Wizards

    ESPN.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.
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  • Wiz' Beal back month after breaking wrist

    Wiz' Beal back month after breaking wrist

    ESPN.com nba.com dimemag.com Nov 19 (3 days ago)
    Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has made his season debut after being sidelined since breaking his left wrist in early October.
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  • NBA Suspends Jeffery Taylor 24 Games For Domestic Assault, Shad…

    NBA Suspends Jeffery Taylor 24 Games For Domestic Assault, Shades NFL

    deadspin.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…
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  • Gregg Popovich Chastises Media In Defense Of LeBron James’ Retu…

    Gregg Popovich Chastises Media In Defense Of LeBron James’ Return To Cavs

    dimemag.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…
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  • Nick Young On Lakers Win: “It’s Like My Swag Just Rubbed Off On…

    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 …
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  • Watch Paul Millsap Shake Carlos Boozer, Dunk On Top Of Jordan H…

    Watch Paul Millsap Shake Carlos Boozer, Dunk On Top Of Jordan Hill

    dimemag.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…
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  • Chris Bosh Was Weary Of “Pressure” That Came With Joining Houst…

    Chris Bosh Was Weary Of “Pressure” That Came With Joining Houston Rockets

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    Despite 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…
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  • Lakers' Young (thumb) will return vs. Hawks

    Lakers' Young (thumb) will return vs. Hawks

    ESPN.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.
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  • Shabazz Napier spins around Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett

    Shabazz Napier spins around Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett

    yahoo.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…
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  • GIF: Heat’s James Ennis Avoids Defender For Sick Double-Pump Du…

    GIF: Heat’s James Ennis Avoids Defender For Sick Double-Pump Dunk

    dimemag.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…
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  • Wade out for third straight game at Brooklyn

    Wade out for third straight game at Brooklyn

    nba.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)
    Miami Heat veteran Dwyane Wade is sitting out his third straight game because of a strained left hamstring.
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  • Russell Westbrook Denies Recruiting Efforts Of Lakers Fan: “Go …

    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…
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  • GIF: Stephen Curry Channels Magic Johnson With Around-The-Back …

    GIF: Stephen Curry Channels Magic Johnson With Around-The-Back Dime In LA

    dimemag.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…
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  • Video - Heat Top Magic 01:36

    Heat Top Magic

    Nov 22
    Chris Bosh had 32 points to help the Heat to a 99-92 win over the Magic.
  • Video - Wall, Wizards Put Away Cavs 01:31

    Wall, Wizards Put Away Cavs

    Nov 21
    John Wall scored 28 points to lead the Wizards to a 91-78 win over the Cavs.
  • Video - LeBron's Transition Dunk 00:24

    LeBron's Transition Dunk

    Nov 21
    LeBron James threw down a two-handed slam while running the floor against the Wizards.
  • Video - LeBron's Soaring Alley-Oop Layup 00:33

    LeBron's Soaring Alley-Oop Layup

    Nov 21
    Kyrie 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.

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