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The 10 Best Homecourt Advantages In The NBA

The 10 Best Homecourt Advantages In The NBA

dimemag.com Updated Oct 17, 2013
Often referred to as “The Sixth Man” in many sports, the homecourt advantage can play an array of factors throughout a game — even an entire season. An important part of the NBA is its fans and culture; dedicated fans support their team through thick an…
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  • Ginobili enters season looking for old magic

    Ginobili enters season looking for old magic

    nba.com Oct 17, 2013
    When it was all over, when the San Antonio Spurs had let their fifth championship slip through their fingers and succumbed to the Miami Heat in a classic seven-game NBA Finals, Manu Ginobili just needed to get away. And he wasn't sure he was coming back…
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  • The Fun-Hating Spurs Threw Just One Alley-Oop Last Season

    The Fun-Hating Spurs Threw Just One Alley-Oop Last Season

    deadspin.com Oct 17, 2013
    The chart above, based on data from NBA Stats, shows the number of alley-oops each team has thrown in the last two regular seasons. No surprises at the very top, although it's nice to see the mediocre/bad Blazers, Hornets, Timberwolves, and Wizards crac…
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  • Dwight Howard, James Harden Combine For Alley-Oop Against Orlan…

    Dwight Howard, James Harden Combine For Alley-Oop Against Orlando

    dimemag.com Oct 17, 2013
    Earlier this week, Dwight Howard spent time admitting he was disappointed Orlando didn’t retire his jersey. Then he spent most of his time in last night’s 108-104 win against his old team as a decoy, scoring only eight points in 17 minutes of PT. Howard…
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  • Chris Mannix: Can Spurs contend again in 2013-14?

    Chris Mannix: Can Spurs contend again in 2013-14?

    CNNSI.com Oct 17, 2013
    The Spurs are back for another run. Can they still contend? Betting against them isn't wise.
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  • Michael Jordan calls Grizzlies owner’s $1 million 1-on-1 charit…

    Michael Jordan calls Grizzlies owner’s $1 million 1-on-1 charity challenge ‘comical’

    yahoo.com Oct 17, 2013
    Bad news, you guys: I guess we won't be finding out whether Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera can beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one after all. (We pause here to allow the entire world to take a moment to process the attendant grief.) I know,…
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Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- LeBron James on the topic of loyalty

    Oct 17
    LeBron James feels like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce owe Ray Allen an apology. Is he right?
  • Lee Jenkins: NBA Preview 2013-14: New faces will impact Pacific

    Oct 17
    SI.com is previewing every division ahead of the 2013-14 NBA season. We've already looked at the Central, Atlantic and Southeast. Up next, the Pacific Division, where two teams on the rise look to take the next step this season.
  • Miami Heat call out former Boston Celtics players, coach

    Oct 17
    On Thursday night, when the Heat face the Nets for the first time since Brooklyn's league-shaking summer trade, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade think some ex-Celtics on the Nets might owe the ex-Celtic on the Heat an apology.