Five things to know about the Pelicans on Oct 20, 2018

1)      New Orleans set a franchise record Friday, ra

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Irving scores 21 and Hayward looks great but it's not enough for the Raptors (videos)

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points to go with four rebounds and six assists but the Celtics lost to the Raptors in the first battle of the East. Toronto won after making 10-0 run down the stretch as Boston couldn't hold up. But at least Kyrie played much better than in season opener and Gordon Hayward played...

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2 hours ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Report: NBA, NBPA talks to end one-and-done hit a snag

The NBA and the Players Association seek to lower the age limit to 18 for athletes to have the option of skipping one year of college, and two major hurdles stand in the way of an agreement, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts are...

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Dallas Mavericks: Two guys that need a strong game tonight

The Dallas Mavericks are looking for their first win of the season tonight as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Which Mavs players really need to show up tonight? The Dallas Mavericks rough first night can be attributed to a lot of different things. Rather than make excuses, we will just call...

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Kawhi Leonard Goes Beast Mode in Raptors Victory Over Celtics ?

Kawhi Leonard Goes Beast Mode in Raptors Victory Over Celtics ?

Kawhi Leonard is back. Sure, he put up a solid 24 points and 11 assists on opening night against Cleveland, but he absolutely dominated a deep Boston Celtics squad on Friday night in Toronto. Leonard did it all in the Raptors’ 113-101 victory, scoring a game-high 31 points, grabbing 10 rebounds,...

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2 hours ago, SLAM Magazine, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Knicks game preview: The Celtics and more Kyrie Irving talk

The New York Knicks have a quick turnaround against the Boston Celtics, a favorite to make the NBA Finals. A preview and look at how to watch it. The New York Knicks have already played twice in 2018-19, with a win against the Atlanta Hawks and a loss to the Brooklyn Nets. They nearly achieved […] Knicks...

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2 hours ago, Daily Knicks, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics

Trail Blazers Settle Into The Season With Spurs Saturday Night

After an emotionally-charged opening night victory versus LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on national television, the Portland Tr

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2 hours ago, Portland Trail Blazers, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs

Daily News - October 20, 2018

Get the latest news on the Wine & Gold by checking out what the local and national media are writing about.

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2 hours ago, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Cavaliers

Golden State Warriors: The mysterious struggle of Klay Thompson

What’s happening to Golden State Warriors star shooting guard Klay Thompson? One thing we weren’t prepared for to the start the season was a serious slump by the usually consistent Golden State Warriors star, Klay Thompson. How rare is this slump and when can we expect him to snap out of...

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2 hours ago, Blue Man Hoop, Golden State Warriors

Washington Wizards: Out with the old, Unleash Otto Porter

Otto Porter, Jr. is one of the best shooters in the NBA. The Washington Wizards need to unleash Porter, if they want to be the best in the East, to rattle the best in the West. There were times last season, where Otter Porter Jr. was the most effective player on the floor. In other […] Washington...

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3 hours ago, Wiz of Awes, Washington Wizards

Toronto Raptors: Five takeaways from win against Boston Celtics

The Toronto Raptors passed their first test of the young season by beating the Boston Celtics in a critical home game. What were the five biggest takeaways? The Toronto Raptors won their first big matchup of the regular season on Friday night, with a win against the Boston Celtics. The matchup featured...

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3 hours ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics

Sources: Talks to end 1-and-done faces hurdle

Despite hurdles, the NBA still hopes to reach an agreement with the NBPA and allow graduating high school seniors to enter the league starting with the 2022 draft.

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3 hours ago, ESPN

Woj: NBA, NBPA 'Struggling to Reach an Agreement' on End of One-and-Done Rule

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts are reportedly "struggling to reach an agreement" on ending the one-and-done rule to make 18-year-old players eligible for the NBA draft...

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3 hours ago, Bleacher Report

San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers Preview: TV info and Expectations

The San Antonio Spurs face off against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center during their second regular season matchup. The San Antonio Spurs are coming off an encouraging victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves and now take their game on the road to battle the Portland Trail Blazers....

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3 hours ago, Air Alamo, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers

Brooklyn Nets: Player grades from comeback win over Knicks

The Brooklyn Nets on Friday followed the same script as the opener — big 1st-half lead, lousy 3rd quarter. But this time the 4th-quarter comeback didn’t fall short. The Brooklyn Nets survived a roller-coaster ride Friday night in their home opener, again squandering a double-digit first-half...

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3 hours ago, From Russia With Dunk, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks

Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz: Takeaways from a close road win

The Golden State Warriors gave up 81 points in the first half but stormed back in championship fashion to defeat the Utah Jazz on a last-second tip in. Here are a few takeaways from the road win. Going into the matchup the Golden State Warriors knew they would be tested when facing the Utah Jazz […] Golden...

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3 hours ago, Blue Man Hoop, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz

Jimmy Butler ‘Loves’ When Timberwolves Fans Boo Him

Jimmy Butler ‘Loves’ When Timberwolves Fans Boo Him

Amid the ongoing Jimmy Butler saga in Minnesota, the All-Star forward was greeted with boos in the team’s home opener on Friday night. His response? Dropping 33 points on 12 shots to lead the Wolves to a 131-123 victory over Cleveland. Afterwards, Butler told reporters that he is loving the treatment...

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3 hours ago, SLAM Magazine, Minnesota Timberwolves

Giannis Antetokounmpo: 'This is the right time to be a Buck'

With two solid victories to start the season, the Bucks have shown they could be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.  Following a 118-101 victory over the Pacers on Friday night, the first regular-season game in their new arena, the Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee’s star player had a resounding endorsement....

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Utah Jazz: The real greatest threat to the Golden State Warriors?

Are the Utah Jazz the best bet to push the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference? When discussing the biggest threats to the Golden State Warriors, the conversation usually begins and ends with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets – maybe even the Los Angeles Lakers, depending...

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3 hours ago, Sir Charles In Charge, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz

Jimmy Butler on hearing boos to start, M-V-P chants later, “I love it. I love it.”

Jimmy Butler on hearing boos to start, M-V-P chants later, “I love it. I love it.”

Jimmy Butler knew it was coming. Request a trade out of town and of course the fans are going to boo. Butler also said he thought he could win them over if he just played hard like always. That’s the script that played out. Butler was booed loudly when he was announced — although not

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