The Top 10 Surprises of the NBA season

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It’s exactly 10 days into this NBA regular season, it feels like 10 weeks for those who cover the league on a regular basis, and a whole hell of a lot has already happened. Few things have gone as expected, of course the undefeated start for the Pacers is an exception, and surprises abound across the league. Here are 10 that immediately came to mind, including a pair of dazzling young point guards, one major market team in big trouble and

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Schayes: A Statement about “Statement Games”

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The NBA season is barely under way, and already there is talk of some statement games having taken place. Those are the games that match up two teams that possibly have implications for later playoff matchups or showcase two rival players battling for recognition as King of the Hill. On Opening Night in L.A., the Clippers-Lakers “rivalry” started with the Lakers playing an inspired game and beating the “other LA team” that is poised to make a serious run at the

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10 Fun Facts from Last Night’s Games

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Monday, November 4, 2013 marked yet another day of NBA basketball. Eight teams took part in four games, as three inter-conference battles and one clash between NBA championship contenders took the league by storm. Here’s everything you need to know about what transpired.

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The Numbers Say… Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin and Vitor Faverani Star on Nov. 1

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On a night in which 13 games transpired, three players managed to rise above the rest as the stars of the evening: Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Vitor Faverani of the Boston Celtics. Davis, Faverani and Griffin may not be the first names to come to mind when it comes to elite statistical production, but each of those rising big men found a way to dominate on Day 4 of the

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Tweet of the Day: Shooting at LAX Grabs Headlines and Attention

Friday morning (Pacific time), a gunman pulled a rifle from a bag and began shooting. The authorities pursued the assailant through Terminal 3 before shooting and capturing him. Among the victims, one person has been confirmed dead, some others injured. According to reports, the shooting has rendered LAX, among the busiest airports in the world, into a practical no fly zone. There has been a “ground stop” for all arriving flights, and nearly every flight scheduled to leave Los Angeles is expected

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The Numbers Say… Chris Paul Set an NBA Record

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Day 3 of the 2013-14 NBA regular season featured two games between second-tier title contenders in each respective conference. The Chicago Bulls survived the New York Knicks by a score of 82-81 in the East, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 126-115 in a high-scoring affair that saw Chris Paul score 42 points and Stephen Curry drop 38. If you’re looking for impressive numbers, search no further than CP3′s legendary performance. Chris Paul’s Big Day If you’re even remotely

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The Numbers Say… The Pacers’ Defense and Lakers’ Bench Joined Rare Company

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After months of agonizing anticipation, the 2013-14 NBA regular season has finally begun. Three games ushered in the new year, and as one might imagine, the numbers were quite astonishing. No team posted numbers that were as impressive as the Indiana Pacers. Indiana won its season opener by defeating the Orlando Magic 97-87 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George scored 24 points, Lance Stephenson added a surprisingly strong 19 and Orlando Johnson scored nine off of the bench as the defending Central

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