Caris LeVert shines as Brooklyn Nets fall 103-100 to Pistons in opener

The Brooklyn Nets lost a 103-100 decision to the Detroit Pistons on opening night, even as Caris LeVert had a breakout performance. New season, same story line for the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets dropped their season opener 103-100 in Detroit Wednesday night. Brooklyn led by one with 3:50 remaining,...

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32 minutes ago, From Russia With Dunk, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons

Paul George 'Would Have' Joined Lakers If Pacers Didn't Trade Him to Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Paul George revealed Thursday he would have signed with the Los Angeles Lakers had the Indiana Pacers not traded him to OKC in July 2017...

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33 minutes ago, Bleacher Report, Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick

The LeBron James era in Los Angeles will tip off in Portland on Thursday when his Lakers visit the Trail Blazers as small road underdogs at sportsbooks in the season opener for both teams...

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33 minutes ago, Bleacher Report, Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Jimmy Butler, Damian Lillard and More

Maybe this is a bit of recency bias, but doesn 't this feel like the most wonderful time of the year? The NBA is back in all its glory...

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Cleveland Cavaliers: After tough loss, team-first mindset is a positive

The Cleveland Cavaliers had a tough task on opening night at the Toronto Raptors, and they lost, but their mindset after the loss was a positive. Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Toronto Raptors by 12 in their first game of the 2018-19 regular season. It was a game where Cleveland played...

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35 minutes ago, King James Gospel, Cleveland Cavaliers

Three Things to Know: Deandre Ayton outduels Luka Doncic in rookie showdown

Three Things to Know: Deandre Ayton outduels Luka Doncic in rookie showdown

Doncic showed flashes, but the offensive game came easier to Ayton in the opener.

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Brooklyn Nets: Caris LeVert’s case for Most Improved Player

Spencer Dinwiddie was denied the Most Improved Player award for his efforts last season, but that doesn’t mean that another finalist isn’t looming on the Brooklyn Nets’ roster. Meet Caris LeVert. After the announcement that Caris LeVert would be in the starting lineup for the Brooklyn...

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59 minutes ago, From Russia With Dunk, Brooklyn Nets

Milwaukee Bucks: Player grades from 113-112 win over Charlotte Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks just came away with the win from their nail-biting season opener against the Charlotte Hornets, but how did the players grade individually? The Milwaukee Bucks began the Mike Budenholzer era with a win, although it was probably a little more difficult than they imagined after the...

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1 hour ago, Behind the Buck Pass, Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets

Memphis Grizzlies’ Rookies Enter First Season Calm and Collected

The Memphis Grizzlies’ rookie duo is feeling 100% confident heading into their inaugural professional season. Being the rookie is not always easy. However, you would not be able to tell by looking at the Memphis Grizzlies‘ tandem of Draft picks. The team’s fourth overall selection of...

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1 hour ago, Beale Street Bears, Memphis Grizzlies

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 113-112 win over Charlotte Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks escaped the wrath of the Charlotte Hornets as they survived a nail-biter to earn a 113-112 win in their regular season opener Wednesday night. It wouldn’t be a Milwaukee Bucks regular season opener against the Charlotte Hornets in the Queen City without a little late game drama...

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1 hour ago, Behind the Buck Pass, Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets

Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Player Profile: Vince Carter

With the regular season finally underway, let’s take a look at what an entire season of Vince Carte on the Atlanta Hawks might look like. The Atlanta Hawks were relatively quiet this offseason in terms of the free agency market, focusing more on trades that involved guys like Dennis Schröder...

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1 hour ago, Soaring Down South, Atlanta Hawks

Cleveland Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson must score more if he’s starting

The Cleveland Cavaliers know that Tristan Thompson is going to give outstanding effort every night, but he needs to score a bit more on nights he’s playing starting minutes. Few games are going to be a cakewalk for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In last night’s opening night game on the road against...

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1 hour ago, King James Gospel, Cleveland Cavaliers

Matthes Manifesto II: Where do the Indiana Pacers stack up in the East?

Roughly 25 weeks ago the 2017-18 Indiana Pacers season came to an end with an overflowing optimism for the future. That future, and the 2018-19 season, is upon us. To the Indiana Pacers and the NBA: It’s been a while, but it’s good to be back. Golden State is the past, present and possibly...

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1 hour ago, 8 Points, 9 Seconds, Indiana Pacers

Knicks President: Kristaps Porzingis OK With No Contract Extension

Knicks President: Kristaps Porzingis OK With No Contract Extension

“It was the smart move” for the Knicks not to sign Kristaps Porzingis to a contract extension during the offseason, according to team president Steve Mills. The front-office in New York says Porzingis is on board with their long-term vision. Knicks president Steve Mills said Kristaps Porzingis...

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1 hour ago, SLAM Magazine, New York Knicks

Jimmy Butler: ‘I Just Want to Hoop and Be Out There With My Soldiers’

Jimmy Butler: ‘I Just Want to Hoop and Be Out There With My Soldiers’

Jimmy Butler said he had “no worries in the world” prior to making his season debut Wednesday night for Minnesota. Butler told reporters he feels “fortunate to be able to play basketball every day” with his T-Wolves teammates. Here's @ChristopherHine's report from San...

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1 hour ago, SLAM Magazine

DeMar DeRozan Makes Spurs Debut After ‘Extremely Long Summer’

DeMar DeRozan Makes Spurs Debut After ‘Extremely Long Summer’

DeMar DeRozan says “it feels good” to close the chapter on an extremely long chapter. DeRozan made his regular season debut Wednesday night for the San Antonio Spurs, finishing with a game-high 28 pionts in a 112-108 win against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. DeRozan leads Spurs past...

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1 hour ago, SLAM Magazine, San Antonio Spurs

Are Boston Celtics the next great sports dynasty?

Realizing that we are only one game into the season, this is still a legitimate question? The Celtics handily defeated the Philadelphia 76'ers with several starters not playing even close to their potential. So are the Celtics on their way to a dynasty? Let's give it a look.The Herd's Colin Cowherd poses...

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2 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics

Memphis Grizzlies mentioned as team to watch for relocation to Seattle

Memphis Grizzlies mentioned as team to watch for relocation to Seattle

After a recent preseason game at Key Arena in Seattle, many have wondered about a realistic return for the SuperSonics to the NBA. Kevin Durant addressed Seattle crowd in Sonics jersey before tipoff https://t.co/HEKgTAPTx9 — Warriors Wire (@TheWarriorsWire) October 6, 2018 If there is not a...

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2 hours ago, Hoops Hype, Memphis Grizzlies

Atlanta Hawks: 7 Takeaways from First Game of Regular Season

At long last, the Atlanta Hawks regular season started last night against the New York Knicks. In the team’s first game of the regular season, the Atlanta Hawks got spanked by the New York Knicks 126-107. While it was nice to actually see the team play after months of prognostication and excitement,...

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2 hours ago, Soaring Down South, Atlanta Hawks

OKC Thunder in the news: the underlying victories in season-opener loss

Missing core contributors like Russell Westbrook and Andre Roberson the OKC Thunder opened their season with a loss, but learned valuable lessons. As one could have speculated, the OKC Thunder fell short to the Warriors with Westbrook and Roberson on the bench. However, the eight point loss had its advantages,...

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2 hours ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder

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