11:23 PM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
Anderson Varejao expected to sign extension with Cleveland Cavaliers today

Anderson Varejao expected to sign extension with Cleveland Cavaliers today

Anderson Varejao is expected to ink his extension with the Cavaliers today.
Canis Hoopus 2 hours ago

Ricky Rubio agrees to 4 year, $56 million extension

The Wolves handle business, lock up Rubio early It was recently revealed that Ricky Rubio once dressed up as Peter Pan for Halloween as a kid. Tonight, the Timberwolves probably trumped that memory soundly. With an 11pm deadline (midnight at NBA headquarters in New York) to reach an agreement looming, the Wolves came through with an 11th hour deal. Per Woj over at Yahoo: Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio has reached agreement on a four-year, $55 million-plus contract extension, a league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 1, 2014 Ricky: Trick or...

Cavs at Bulls

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (0-1) at CHICAGO BULLS (1-0)United Center8 p.m. FridayRadio: WTAM-AM 1100, WMMS-FM 100.7TV: ESPN, Fox Sports OhioQUICK SHOTS: 1. The Cavaliers could drop to 0-2 unless they find a way to make shots. The Bulls have a way of imposing their defensive will on teams. That could be what happens tonight. Say what you want about Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. He's not an exciting interview, I can attest. But he is a defensive genius. Expect the Bulls' defense to cause major problems for the Cavaliers.2. I really couldn't believe how passive LeBron James was on offense. When he's...
Kyrie Irving says communication must improve; Bulls' Jimmy Butler will be gametime decision tonight

Kyrie Irving says communication must improve; Bulls' Jimmy Butler will be gametime decision tonight

CHICAGO: One night after the Cavaliers’ high-powered offense looked disjointed in an opening-night loss to the Knicks, they’ll face a stiffer challenge Friday when the Chicago Bulls celebrate their home opener. Now they’ll wait to see if the Bulls will be at full strength after defensive specialist Jimmy Butler (thumb) participated in shootaround Friday morning. “Little better,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told the Chicago Tribune. “We’ll see tonight.” These are the two early season favorites to meet in the conference finals, but Thursday’s loss to the Knicks indicated...
Detroit Bad Boys 5 hours ago
Pistons vs. Nets: Brook Lopez still sidelined for Brooklyn

Pistons vs. Nets: Brook Lopez still sidelined for Brooklyn

The Detroit Pistons are getting bigger on Saturday, with power forward Greg Monroe returning from his two-game suspension. Their opponent, meanwhile, is staying the same size, with center Brook Lopez's expected return pushed back indefinitely. Lopez, who's been battling a sprained right foot, was originally ruled out 10-14 days earlier this month — and as NetsDaily points out, Saturday will be 16 days. But after participating in non-contact drills earlier this week, Lopez was unable to practice Friday, prompting Nets head coach Lionel Hollins to rule him out. From Colin Stephenson...
Welcome to Loud City 5 hours ago
Five Coaching Victories from the Thunder's loss to the Clippers

Five Coaching Victories from the Thunder's loss to the Clippers

Scott Brooks isn't often applauded, but he should be after last night. Last night was probably one of the craziest games in recent memory. But hidden amongst the drama of Westbrook's injury was a tactically sound performance from our coach, Scott Brooks. Coaching two of the top 10 players in the world hasn't done Brooks a lot of favors in the eyes of the public, and it's rare that he gets recognized for his own accomplishments. But given his limited resources last night, Brooks did a really excellent job of managing what he had and putting his team in a position to win. Here's his five...
Mavs Moneyball 10 hours ago

The Aftermath of Mavericks 120, Jazz 102: This offense is RED HOT FIRE

Aftermath's back and GIF-ier than ever. The aftermath Eight straight makes to open the game, 55 percent shooting for the game, approximately half a billion alley oop dunks. While we should acknowledge that Utah doesn't have a fearsome defense, the Mavericks simply looked dominant from the first second of the game. This offense is straight fire. Dirk Nowitzki looks fantastic early on. Sure, he's started the 16-of-24 from the field, but even more impressive to me is his cross court passing. Constantly the focal point of opposing defenses, Nowitzki is seeing the floor so well and, without...

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Plain Dealer 8 mins ago

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Plain Dealer 11 mins ago

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Chicago Sun-Times 13 mins ago

COUCH SLOUCH: Your guide to the NBA season

It’s a whole new ballgame in the NBA this season. There’s a geeky commissioner in his first full season. LeBron James has come home to his 30,000-square-foot complex in Akron, Ohio. Donald Sterling is sitting courtside, but not at Staples Center. Here’s an early guide: (First, though, to get you in the mood, let’s listen to TNT carnival barker Kevin Harlan with some play-by-play from the Clippers-Warriors series last season: ‘‘The rebound corralled by...
Akron Beacon Journal 22 mins ago

LeBron James scores 36 points, Tristan Thompson grabs 12 offensive rebounds in Cavs' 114-108 OT win

CHICAGO: LeBron James started the overtime session Friday just as he started the game: in charge and on the attack. As a result, the Cavaliers survived a fourth-quarter collapse to win their first game of the season in an early season matchup against what should be their biggest rival in the East. James scored 36 points, including the Cavs’ first eight in overtime in their 114-108 victory against the Chicago Bulls at United Center. He received a huge assist from Tristan Thompson, who grabbed four offensive rebounds in the overtime session alone. Thompson followed his fourth with a dunk,...
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 23 mins ago

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls, Game 2: Live chat and updates with Chris Fedor

Get live updates and analysis as cleveland.com's Chris Fedor brings you the latest on the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls in the comments section below.
Oklahoman 32 mins ago
Can Thunder weather a storm of injuries?

Can Thunder weather a storm of injuries?

By Darnell Mayberry, Staff WriterGoing to the Thunder game Saturday night? You might consider purchasing a game-night program. It could come in handy with nearly half the team’s roster hurt and set to sit out the home opener against the Denver Nuggets. Injuries have depleted the Thunder at the start of the 2014-15 NBA season. They have forced relatively unfamiliar players to fill in for the stars fans have come to know and love. Instead of rooting for Russell Westbrook, you’ll be cheering for Sebastian Telfair.Read more on NewsOK.com

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