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Westbrook and Durant may return as Thunder face Knicks

The status of the Thunder's two superstars is uncertain, while Melo isn't likely to play. Could this be the beginning of the Thunder's comeback tour? It looks like winter might have finally begun. Though the season doesn't kick in until December 21st, the arctic force known as Russell Westbrook will likely finally be returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder on that day. We couldn't be more excited, as it may signal a return to the winning basketball team we know and love. We only have about a game of evidence to see how Russell Westbrook plays without Kevin Durant. Westbrook was injured early...

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Courtside | Toronto Sun 21 hours ago

Raptors are for real; Every night brings a different hero; Amir comes through when it counts

ATLANTA —  Overrated? Easy schedule? Lucky streak? No. No and No. These Raptors are quite good. They find ways to win, especially in the clutch and come at opponents in a variety of ways, putting all kinds of pressure on defenders. - Toronto excels at getting to the free throw line because Kyle Lowry and […]

Marcus Smart (ankle) out vs. Bulls

The Boston Celtics announced Thursday that rookie guard Marcus Smart will sit out Friday's game against the Chicago Bulls. Smart, working his way back from a left ankle injury, returned to practice on Wednesday, but was a limited participant after removing himself early in the session. "I think, obviously, you want him to be as close to pre-injury [health] as possible, otherwise he shouldn’t be full-go," Stevens said before Wednesday's practice.
Marc Berman / New York Post Nov 27, 2014
Why Mavericks coach bristled when Larkin’s name came up

Why Mavericks coach bristled when Larkin’s name came up

DALLAS — A testy Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is tired of hearing how he wouldn’t play Knicks point guard Shane Larkin last season in a rookie season that was disappointing...
Nets’ Kevin Garnett: Trash-talking female fans motivated me

Nets’ Kevin Garnett: Trash-talking female fans motivated me

PHILADELPHIA — The Nets got some assistance on their biggest shot of Wednesday night’s 99-91 win over the 76ers from some overly friendly females on the baseline inside Wells Fargo...
philly.com Nov 27, 2014

Nets 99, Sixers 91

The Philadelphia 76ers remained winless after losing their 15th straight game to the Brooklyn Nets 99-91 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 27, 2014
Alan Anderson helps Brooklyn Nets beat Philadelphia 76ers, 99-91

Alan Anderson helps Brooklyn Nets beat Philadelphia 76ers, 99-91

The Brooklyn Nets needed a big fourth quarter from Alan Anderson to send the lowly Philadelphia 76ers to another loss.
Mark Cuban still bitter of Derek Fisher leaving Mavericks

Mark Cuban still bitter of Derek Fisher leaving Mavericks

Just like Jim Dolan regularly gives and takes with the New York media before games, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban spiritedly answered several questions from reporters Wednesday night while working on an exercise machine in his team’s workout room.

Tyson: Unsuccessful Knicks 'disappointing'

DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler says he doesn’t spend any time thinking about the New York Knicks. He’s fully focused on the Dallas Mavericks at this point. But when he does think about New York, Chandler is left with a sense of disappointment. “Anytime you put the type of talent that we put on the floor and you have the opportunity to really contend, it’s a loss,” Chandler said. “There’s not many times when you’re going to be on a roster that can truly say that they can contend for a title when you just look at it on paper.
Boston Herald Nov 27, 2014
Celtics cautiously excited about Marcus Smart

Celtics cautiously excited about Marcus Smart

WALTHAM — Absence sometimes makes a player’s impact look greater than it actually is.The issue was raised yesterday about rookie guard Marcus Smart, who watched practice after deciding his tender left ankle didn’t feel comfortable enough to participate. He will be re-evaluated today and remains a possibility to play in tomorrow’s game against Chicago at the Garden.Whenever he returns, Smart will command the attention of teammates, media and fans. He quickly has proven his ability to defend NBA guards and even a few small forwards.
Newsday Nov 26, 2014

Tyson Chandler has big game against his old team in Mavericks' OT win over Knicks

Tyson Chandler stood near midcourt, dropped his head back and screamed after throwing down a dunk late in overtime that gave the Mavericks the lead against the Knicks. The night undoubtedly had extra meaning for Chandler. He enjoyed his best game of the season against his former team and spoiled the Knicks' hopes of pulling off the upset with Carmelo Anthony sidelined with back spasms.
National Post Nov 26, 2014
Toronto Raptors continue winning ways against Atlanta Hawks

Toronto Raptors continue winning ways against Atlanta Hawks

They have won 11 of 12 to match the best stretch in the franchise's 20-year history, also accomplished from March 22-April 14, 2002

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