10 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Rose Sprains Ankle, Gay Drops 40, Griffin Tallies 39, LeBron Shines

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Happy Halloween! It’s early in the 2014-15 NBA season, but the marquee matchups continued on Friday, October 31. Some players pulled their masks back and began to show their true form, while others looked like stars of an entirely different caliber when it mattered most. With 12 teams featured in six games, there was a healthy slate of action. The Eastern Conference’s elite clashed, a former MVP suffered another injury and a number of players used this platform as an opportunity to take over. Here’s what

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5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — LeBron’s Return Spoiled, Westbrook Injured, Wall Dominates

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With Day 3 of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is officially in the record books. all 30 teams have now completed their preliminary games. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers were the final two squads to take the court, and they did so in a pair of high-octane games. Those were only two competitors on an evening in which 10 teams took part in five outings. During those games, the face of the NBA returned to his former team, a

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10 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Bosh Goes Off, Kemba Beats the Buzzer, Kobe’s 31 Spoiled

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Day 2 of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is officially in the books. Wednesday, October 29 was a day that played host to some throwback performances by major stars, the return of others and the first overtime period of the season. There was a buzzer-beater, a number of massive statistical performances and the debut of big-name rookies. When it was all said and done, Day 2 set the stage for a magnificent 2014-15 campaign. These are the 10 facts that you need

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10 Fast Facts From Last Night’s Games — Davis Goes Off, Spurs Raise Banner, Kobe Battles Howard

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Tuesday, October 28 marked the commencement of the 2014-15 NBA regular season. Six teams took part in three games, and the results did not disappoint. One of the association’s fastest rising stars joined the ranks of legends just one game into the new campaign. He wasn’t alone in what was an extraordinary day of basketball for some of the game’s biggest and most under-appreciated players. Whether you saw it all or missed it, these are the 10 facts that you need to know about

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SH Blog: Kawhi Leonard Contract Talks Stall, Cleveland to Extend Varejao?

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With every passing season, the NBA Playoffs create stars and earn players more money than they’d ever made before. 2014 was no exception, with Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs breaking out by winning Finals MVP. True to their unparalleled form, the Spurs haven’t jumped the gun on rewarding him with a new contract. Leonard, 23, went toe-to-toe with LeBron James in the 2014 NBA Finals. He averaged 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds on an unreal slash line of .612/.579/.783 as the Spurs took home the

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Tweet of the Night: Julius Randle Wants to Be the Next Kobe, Not Shaq

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In the summer of 1996, the Los Angeles Lakers made two moves that forever altered the organization. In one offseason, L.A. acquired shooting guard Kobe Bryant on draft night and signed Shaquile O’Neal via free agency. In the years since, the Lakers have won five NBA championships. That includes a three-peat with the combination of Bryant and O’Neal intact, and another two with the former leading a new set of stars. For all of their differences, one thing can be said unequivocally: both

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SH Blog: Board of Governors to Vote on Lottery Reform

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Since the day he took over for David Stern as NBA commissioner, Adam Silver has promised change. He’s acted swiftly and abruptly in some cases, and slowly and methodically in others. On Wednesday, October 22, Silver’s attempted reformation of the Draft Lottery will be voted upon by the NBA’s Board of Governors. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, two teams are expected to vote no: the Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers. Lottery reform vote at NBA Board of Governors Wednesday. 23 of

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SH Blog: Big Names in Contract Negotiations, Kobe Laughs Off Ranking

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When it comes to the NBA preseason, the general population turns its focus to the relationship between coach and player. Not enough attention goes to what transpires between players and their respective front offices. With the 2014-15 regular season nearing, a number of players approaching the end of their rookie deals are working to put an end to the potential speculation. Restricted free agency isn’t the most popular process, as rising stars Eric Bledsoe of the Phoenix Suns and Greg Monroe of

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