Tweet of the Day: Shaq Wants More Stats

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Thursday night brings with it football — a smorgasbord of games, college and pro. There are two top 10 matchups in college football. As No. 6 Baylor and No. 10 Oklahoma face off, the No. 3 Oregon Ducks will be preparing to battle the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal. The NFL’s Thursday night game features the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. And, for basketball fans, a possible preview of the NBA finals between the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat may have you

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Heisler: Lakers long-term targets: Love, Durant, Kyrie

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It’s already been a long season (and decade) in Lakerdom, even if fans knew the team is rebuilding. They just didn’t think it would last this long. Ding, ding, ding! Reality check! Nothing that’s happened has been a surprise – Kobe Bryant is out, Steve Nash is trying to get his legs under him, Nick Young is Nick Young – but it’s a bad time for Lakers fans, half of whom cheer every win in the hope … well, the team can’t really win

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Tweet of the Night: Chris Webber rips Pau Gasol and says he is not an elite big man

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With Kobe Bryant out for the foreseeable future, Pau Gasol was supposed to be the No. 1 option for the Los Angeles Lakers to begin the season. Many wondered if the center would recapture his once-dominant form in a wide-open Mike D’Antoni offense. Thus far, the results have been spotty. Gasol’s work on the glass has been there through the first five games, averaging an impressive 10.4 rebounds in just 27 minutes of play. The ability to score has been another story,

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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 NBA Games

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Day 6 of the 2013-14 NBA regular season is officially in the books. While there may not have been feats of historical significance, there were events that helped to re-shape the landscape of the still-young NBA season. Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s action.

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10 Fun Facts From Last Night’s NBA Games

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The first day of November featured 26 NBA teams in action in 13 games, 10 of which were decided by single digits. Three teams won by three points or less, and one game went to overtime. There were game-winning 3-pointers, stunning upsets and uncharacteristically poor performances by some of the best players in the world. Here’s what you need to know about what transpired on November 1. 1. With a 101-100 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the Miami Heat have dropped to

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