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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Sheridan: Predictions for the 2014-15 NBA Season

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The New York Times brought the front page news recently that more people watched The Walking Dead and NCIS; New Orleans last week than Game 1 of the World Series. Which leads me to Prediction No. 1 for the 2014-15 NBA season: Commissioner Adam Silver is going to take on the national pastime, move up the start of the season by a week and see what happens. Which leads us to prediction No. 2: When Silver does this, his league will outdraw the

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VIDEO: Changes coming to draft lottery?

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NEW YORK — The draft lottery is probably going to look a whole lot different by the time this week is over. Regarding the Philadelphia 76ers, it is going to ensure that their tank job for this upcoming season will not be replicated by anyone else anytime soon. Under a proposal scheduled to be voted upon by representatives of the 30 NBA ownership groups, the formula for the draft lottery will change. As first reported by Zach Lowe of Grantland, the

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VIDEO: Durant’s injury opens up MVP race to … Westbrook?

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Hard to get a feel yet whether there is a palpable sense of panic over Kevin Durant’s foot injury, or whether everyone is drinking Sam Presti’s Kool-Aid and expecting the reigning MVP back sometime around Dec. 1 — the best-case scenario laid out by the Thunder when the news of the injury broke Sunday. If Durant only misses the first four to five weeks of the season, OKC will be OK. The Thunder are already established as an elite Western Conference

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Sheridan: Looking at Projected Win/Loss Totals

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For those who gamble, the preseason over/under win projections are wondrous to pore over. It is the one point during the year when you can make an assessment of how the offseason went, and how it will translate into success — or lack hereof — on the court. Last season, two-thirds of the NBA teams failed to reach their projected win total. This season, nobody is projected to win 60 games by the oddsmakers in Las Vegas, which I find interesting. It

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VIDEO: Does Anyone Deserve a Maximum Contract Extension?

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In case you missed it, Phoenix Suns forwards and twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris received contract extensions Monday. They joined Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving as the only players thus far from the 2011 NBA draft to receive extensions. Irving received a five-year maximum extension at the outset of the offseason and the Morris twins received four-year deals for $32 million and $20 million, respectively. There are as many as a dozen players from the 2011 draft whom you could

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