7:49 PM EDT, Fri October 09, 2015
CelticsBlog 34 mins ago

Sacramento Kings 2015-16 Preview

Can Rajon Rondo help propel the Kings into the playoffs for the first time in nine years? 2014-15 IN REVIEW29-534th in Pacific Division13th in Western Conference Last year's Sacramento Kings failed to reach the 30-win plateau for the seventh consecutive season, marking nine years in a row without earning a trip to the playoffs. On the bright side, DeMarcus Cousins elevated his game to another level and posted career highs across the board with 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting a career best 78% from the free throw line. Cousins earned his first...
Canis Hoopus 49 mins ago

WNBA Finals Game Three: Lynx at Fever

The venue shifts to Indiana for games three and four of the WNBA Finals, which is tied at one game apiece. Lynx at Fever7:00 pm CDTESPN2 After two extremely physical games at Target Center that the teams split, the nature of this series is established. It's going to be strongly contested and physical, and put a lot of pressure on the officials to call it fairly and consistently. Now the scene shifts to Indiana, where the Fever will look to consolidate the home court advantage they seized in game one of the series with a game three win in front of their home crowd. The Lynx, of course, must...
Welcome to Loud City 15 hours ago

Thunder vs. Fenerbache Ulker Preview: Enes Kanter faces old ghosts

Fenerbahce is fresh off a win in Brooklyn, but Enes has an axe to grind. The Thunder's second Pre-Season game will be against Euroleague club Fenerbahce Ulker. The Thunder have played Fenerbache once before, prior to the 2013 season. That time, the Thunder traveled to Istanbul to play Fenerbahce. This time, Fenerbahce comes to Oklahoma City. Who is Fenerbahce Ulker? Fenerbahce is one of the Euroleague's premier clubs. Last season, Fenerbahce finished as the fourth best team in Europe. This season, Fenerbahce has beefed up their roster even further. The Turkish club managed to acquire four...

BS of the Sun Podcast 10/8/15: Preseason basketball is here

The Suns have officially started their preseason campaign with a victory over the Sacramento Kings... which finally gives us real (sort of) basketball to talk about. Kellan Olson joins the show this time around as we cover all the current Suns news. The scrimmage at the Madhouse on McDowell stirred up memories for many older fans in attendance. The actual basketball played was fairly vapid, but I managed to keep busy by scrutinizing the mannerisms and wardrobe of Markieff Morris. There was a large contingent of young fans at the game, too, and the Suns players didn't disappoint by staying...
The Dream Shake 17 hours ago

Coach Kevin McHale "I thought Sam (Dekker) is getting a little more comfortable"

"Sam is getting a little more comfortable, he’s just got to relax slow down and let the game come to him,” Sam Dekker in his second taste of the NBA played a shade under 29 minutes, scoring 12 points (5-10 shooting), grabbed 4 rebounds and also threw an assist for good measure. "I thought Sam is getting a little more comfortable, he’s just got to relax slow down and let the game come to him," Head coach Kevin McHale said of Dekker's night Wednesday "he made a three which was good to see, got to the line a couple times, I thought overall for Sam it’s just going to take a while" ...
Silver Screen and Roll 17 hours ago

Kobe Bryant does not want to be asked about his NBA Rank

The Mamba cares not for your silly questions and rankings. ESPN recently ranked Kobe Bryant 93rd overall among NBA players, and you knew the local media was going to ask the notoriously outspoken Los Angeles Lakers guard for his opinion on the matter. Last year, when ESPN ranked Bryant 40th overall, he called those doing the rankings "a bunch of idiots." Would he lash out as harshly at critics this year? No. When asked for his thoughts on his ranking, Bryant told Bill Oram of the Orange County register "I don't need to defend that. Nobody does really" and then when asked a follow up...
Orlando Pinstriped Post 18 hours ago

Magic fall to Pacers, 97-92, in second night of back-to-back

Orlando, playing its second game in as many nights, dropped to 1-2 in preseason play Thursday. Despite a 15-point outing from Victor Oladipo, the Orlando Magic fell to the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, 97-92, in NBA preseason action. Orlando was playing its second game in as many nights, and was originally scheduled to visit Indiana on Friday; the Indiana Fever's trip to the WNBA Finals forced the Magic and Pacers to push their game up a day. Orlando got 13 points off the bench from the newcomer Shabazz Napier; another 13 points from Nikola Vucevic; and a 13-point, 12-board double-double...
Denver Stiffs 18 hours ago

Quick recap: Nuggets defeat Bulls 112-94

The Denver Nuggets handily defeat the visiting Chicago Bulls thanks to a powerful showing by Denver's bench. The Denver Nuggets protected the home court in tonight's preseason game against the Bulls - even though the game was not at Pepsi Center.  Playing way out in Boulder at the Coors Events Center, the Nuggets bench was the star of the show in a 112-94 victory.  Denver's reserves put up 65 points, outscoring the Bulls bench 32-10 in the first half when the Nuggets raced out to a 57-34 halftime lead. Nikola Mirotic was the only Bulls starter in double figures with 18 points but even...
Silver Screen and Roll 18 hours ago

Lakers vs Raptors Final Score: Lakers fall to Toronto 105-97 despite late surge

The Lakers cannot contain Kyle Lowry in third preseason loss. Despite strong efforts from Lou Williams, Julius Randle and Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers dropped their third game of the preseason to the Toronto Raptors. Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 25 points and also tallied six assists. Williams struggled early against his former team, but scored back-to-back buckets to pull Los Angeles within four 101-97. He missed his next two shots and the Lakers dropped another game late. Williams finished with 19 points on 6-15 shooting. Randle had a stellar night in just over 23 minutes of...
Pounding The Rock 18 hours ago

Final Score: Spurs lose to Kings 95-92 in the 1st game of preseason

The Spurs fell short on their comeback attempt and started preseason with a loss. The Spurs couldn't complete the comeback against the Kings in their first preseason game and lost in Sacramento 95-92. Kawhi Leonard led San Antonio in scoring with 16 points in just 22 minutes while LaMarcus Aldridge struggled in his first game wearing Silver and Black, finishing the night with eight points in 10 shots. Rudy Gay led the way for the Kings on offense with 26 points while former Spur Marco Belinelli had 19. It's so tempting to extrapolate how the season will go from the first game this...
Kevin O'connor / CelticsBlog 18 hours ago

Avery Bradley could have a career year after a summer of improvements

If the first two Boston Celtics preseason games are any indication of the year to come, then get excited for a new-and-improved Avery Bradley. Brad Stevens has used Bradley similarly to how Doc Rivers did during the Big 3 era. But Bradley has since developed significantly, making him an all-around threat. At Celtics Media Day Bradley had the line of the day, stating that "long twos aren't as good as a three-pointer," and we've begun to see that become a reality overseas. Bradley hit 7-of-8 three-pointers this week, and all of those attempts came from the corner. This is notable because...
Raptors HQ 19 hours ago

Raptors Beat Lakers 105-97 in Third Preseason Outing

Everything's on the up and up, especially with Kyle Lowry. The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers met in Ontario, California tonight, a location choice I can only assume is an NBA scheduler trying to be funny. It was actually televised! Toronto won the game 105-97, thanks to another great outing from Kyle Lowry, who had 25 points and three assists. After a couple games of seeing new-look Lowry, it's obvious he's attacking quicker while getting his shooting stroke back. If this is a sign of what's to come in the regular season, we should all be really excited. Here he is knocking down a...
Silver Screen and Roll 20 hours ago

Lakers Highlights: Kobe Bryant looks spry, finishes through Kyle Lowry in transition

Who are you calling old? When people talk about the Los Angeles Lakers running more this season, most of the focus is on the young legs of Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, and D'Angelo Russell, but this time old-man Kobe Bryant got out and ran with the kids, finishing this feed from Clarkson over Kyle Lowry: That was nice.
Silver Screen and Roll 20 hours ago

Lakers Highlights: Julius Randle runs the break, finds Kobe Bryant for three, re-enacts Showtime

This team can run. Oh nothing. Just Julius Randle running a flawless break and finding Kobe Bryant for a three-pointer: Old man still has it.
Silver Screen and Roll 20 hours ago

Jordan Clarkson finds Julius Randle for layup

Two members of the Lakers' future teaming up Jordan Clarkson just hit Julius Randle with a pinpoint pass for an easy score: The Los Angeles Lakers future is bright if these two keep making plays.
Chris Manning / Fear The Sword 20 hours ago

Report: Cavaliers sign guard Dionte Christmas

Another race has joined the race for the Cavs' last roster spot. The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly signed another player to compete for a roster spot. According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, guard Dionte Christmas has signed with the Cavs and will take his physical tomorrow. The deal is non-guaranteed and is just for training camp. Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group subsequently confirmed the deal. According to Haynes, the Cavs will waive Mike Dunigan to create a roster spot for Christmas. Christmas, 29, played in college at Temple University and has played just...
Detroit Bad Boys 20 hours ago

Pistons vs. Nets: Grading the players

On a scale of zero to 10, how well did each Pistons player play vs. Brooklyn? A new series we at DBB would like to run this year is player grades on a game-by-game basis. These grades will be based not only on the box score, but also how well they looked on the floor. Each player who sees the floor will be given between a 0 and a 10 based on their performance. The Pistons lost to the Nets 93-83. It was ugly. But how did the players perform? Ersan Ilyasova: 7.5 Ilyasova was just about the only Pistons player who you could say had a good game against the Brooklyn Nets. He showed some...
Silver Screen and Roll 20 hours ago

Lakers vs. Raptors postgame show: Lakers look for their first preseason win

How did the Lakers look in their return to California? We'll discuss their third preseason game live after it ends! Lakers Late Night is back to its regularly scheduled time slot, which means no midnight madness this time around. Anthony Irwin is out for this show, but Ben Rosales and Ryan Kelapire will join me to talk about the Lakers' first outing back in California. The show will be live in the embedded video player below shortly after the game, and will be archived onto iTunes in the morning. You can subscribed to our  iTunes channel to get all of our podcasts as soon as they're...
Bright Side Of The Sun 20 hours ago

Phoenix Suns Tucker not threatened by T.J. Warren's progress

T.J. Warren scored 17 points in the preseason opener against Sacramento, while P.J. Tucker didn't rack up a single point. Will Warren overtake Tucker in the starting lineup? Matt Peterson of Suns.com had a good conversation with P.J. Tucker, 29 years old, about the development of his backup T.J. Warren, 22. Both have quite opposite games. Tucker is burly, more skilled to rebound and play defense than create crafty scoring moves in the paint like Warren. One is the yin to the other's yang. "For me, it's not a competition," Tucker said to Peterson. "We're two totally different players. He's...
Net Income / NetsDaily 20 hours ago

Brooklyn Nets, in bounce back game, defeat Detroit Pistons

With nine players out and Lionel Hollins often playing third string lineups, the Nets beat the Pistons Thursday for their first win of the season, 93-83, in Detroit. Shane Larkin, filling in for a resting Jarrett Jack, finished with 17 points, as did Brook Lopez and for the second straight game, Wayne Ellington had 16. The Nets led from midway in the first quarter with the lead ballooning to 16 at one point in the fourth. The Nets are now 1-1, their loss coming Monday vs. Fenerbahce in Brooklyn. Chris Daniels, the 31-year-old rookie, hit two three-pointers in the fourth to thwart a Pistons...

NBA Player News

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    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant wants the Lakers to play better defense

  • 3 Victor Oladipo

    Victor Oladipo

    Magic's Victor Oladipo scores 15 in preseason loss to Pacers

  • 2 Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry

    Warriors humbled by Blazers in 2nd exhibition

  • 2 Joakim Noah

    Joakim Noah

    Bulls' Joakim Noah happy with progress after offseason training program

  • 2 Doug McDermott

    Doug McDermott

    Tony Snell to start over Doug McDermott tonight for Bulls

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NBA Schedule Oct 9th

  • Season starts Tuesday Oct, 27 2015