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FIBA World Cup Round of 16: Lithuania Outlasts New Zealand

Lithuania, the winners of Group D with a 4-1 record, took a big early lead against New Zealand and then hung on for dear life, advancing to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup Sunday with a 76-71 win in Barcelona. Lithuania (5-1) led 23-9 at the end of the first quarter before New Zealand […] FIBA World Cup Round of 16: Lithuania Outlasts New Zealand - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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Atlanta Hawks Owner Bruce Levenson To Sell Team

The Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson has decided to sell his controlling interest in the NBA’s Atlanta-based franchise in light of a new scandal involving a racist email that was sent out back in August of 2012. NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement via e-mail this morning that confirmed the news and made comments […] Atlanta Hawks Owner Bruce Levenson To Sell Team...
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NBA Rankings: Breaking Down The Divisions

Divisional play in the NBA has stumbled, and now it’s a lost art. There’s baseball — the incredibly prolonged season that needs to be trimmed — where divisional rivalries are everything and more.  Similar to football, winning your division is highly coveted in America’s historical pastime.  It’s one of the only ways to ensure a […] NBA Rankings: Breaking Down The...
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Sunday NBA Fix 9-7-14: Greg Monroe Playing For 2015

Welcome to the Sunday NBA Fix for Sept. 7, where we are not signing the qualifying offer to gamble on 2015. But that’s what Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe has reportedly done, after talking about doing it for several weeks. The Associated Press, citing a “person with knowledge of the deal,” reported this week that […] Sunday NBA Fix 9-7-14: Greg Monroe Playing For 2015...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jared Dudley Is Ready For A New Role

When the Milwaukee Bucks sent Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica and a 2015 second-round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers for Jared Dudley and a 2017 protected first-rounder, most fans understood the reasons why. Both Delfino and Raduljica weren’t going to have a place in the rebuilt Bucks so trading them away and being able to […] Milwaukee Bucks: Jared Dudley Is Ready For A...
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Atlanta Hawks: How Will Pero Antic’s 2nd Season Look?

As plenty of hardcore U.S. basketball fans are discovering many talented European players that they may not have known before the FIBA World Cup, there’s one European in the NBA who most definitely isn’t unknown any more. Pero Antic, of Macedonia and the Atlanta Hawks, was a free-agent signing last summer from the, at the time, […] Atlanta Hawks: How Will Pero Antic’s 2nd...
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San Antonio Spurs: Kobe Bryant vs Tim Duncan

When Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs were crowned NBA champions last June, a previously forgotten about topic suddenly gained steam again: Who is better, Tim Duncan or Kobe Bryant? Bryant and his fans have always relied on the “championship rings” argument, citing Bryant’s five championships to Duncan’s four as the reason why Bryant […] San Antonio Spurs: Kobe Bryant...
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Miami Heat: Does Luol Deng Have To Replace LeBron James?

In 2003, one player was widely recognized as the top high school prospect in the nation, perhaps destined to be a once-in-a-lifetime athlete that could impact basketball for years to come. Of course, the analysis turned out to be spot-on, as they were talking about LeBron James, the four-time Most Valuable Player of the NBA […] Miami Heat: Does Luol Deng Have To Replace LeBron...
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Can The Portland Trail Blazers Win The Western Conference?

When people look into their crystal ball to predict who will win the Western Conference and potentially the NBA title, two teams from the West generally get all the buzz — the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The fact that both of these teams have won the West for the past three […] Can The Portland Trail Blazers Win The Western Conference? - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
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Houston Rockets: Trevor Ariza’s Best 3 Games From Last Season

The Houston Rockets have essentially swapped their promising young forward, Chandler Parsons, for a prime 3-and-D player in Trevor Ariza this offseason, in what many believe is an upgrade at the small forward slot. Ariza shot a career high 40.7 percent from beyond the arc last season, which easily trumps Chandler Parsons’ 37 percent from deep. Moreover, Ariza’s defensive...
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SEC: Can Ole Miss PG Jarvis Summers Win Player Of The Year?

People marvel at mysteries all the time. The reason why they were created is so they can be revealed, not to remain hidden. One of the best kept secrets in the Southeastern Conference is Ole Miss point guard Jarvis Summers. Virtually an unknown to most fans in college basketball, Summers is known well by his […] SEC: Can Ole Miss PG Jarvis Summers Win Player Of The Year? - Hoops...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Looking At 2013-14 Player Tracking Data

As the game of basketball and how it is being covered becomes much more analytical, the NBA gave the public even more information to digest when they made player tracking data, produced from SportVU software, available on NBA.com at the beginning of last year. The software gives basketball fans even more information about players and teams. […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Looking At...
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What’s Behind The Michael Jordan-Charles Barkley Beef?

The NBA is full of egomaniacs. Retired players are not exempt. There’s two sides to every coin, and in the situation that is the beef between “G.O.A.T” and Charles Barkley is much more than what’s been said on the surface. First off, let me begin by saying Michael Jordan is not the greatest player in NBA […] What’s Behind The Michael Jordan-Charles Barkley Beef? - Hoops...
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Chicago Bulls: Games To Watch In 2014-15 (Part 1)

The Chicago Bulls came into the 2013-14 campaign with hopes of challenging for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. However, their title aspirations quickly went by the wayside when Derrick Rose sustained another season-ending knee injury in early November. In addition to that, Luol Deng was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in mid-January. But […] Chicago Bulls: Games To Watch...
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Miami Heat: Who Makes The Final Roster?

With 19 players on the books, the Miami Heat are just one player shy of the maximum allowed during training camp. However, come tipoff that number will need to be trimmed down to just 15, meaning four of the current players on the roster won’t be earning their pay in a Heat uniform in 2014-15. […] Miami Heat: Who Makes The Final Roster? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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Golden State Warriors: Splash Brothers Crucial For Team USA

In the group stage of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, it was Team USA’s frontcourt that dominated the headlines. Anthony Davis was a complete two-way monster, Kenneth Faried looked like the best player of USA Basketball and even DeMarcus Cousins was flying under the radar as an efficient contributor in limited minutes. But if the […] Golden State Warriors: Splash Brothers Crucial For...
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FIBA World Cup Round of 16: Spain Blocks Senegal’s Run

Senegal had a nice run at the FIBA World Cup, advancing to the elimination stage of the tournament for the first time. Host Spain put an emphatic end to that run in Madrid on Saturday, hammering Senegal 89-56 to set up a rematch with France in a quarterfinal on Wednesday. Spain (6-0) led 41-28 at […] FIBA World Cup Round of 16: Spain Blocks Senegal’s Run - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
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FIBA World Cup Round Of 16: The Other Dragic Leads Slovenia

Zoran Dragic scored 18 points to lead Slovenia to a 71-61 win over the Dominican Republic Saturday in a round of 16 matchup at the FIBA World Cup in Barcelona. Slovenia (5-1) led 38-28 at the half, but the Dominican Republic (2-4) wouldn’t go away. The Dominicans twice got as close as two points in […] FIBA World Cup Round Of 16: The Other Dragic Leads Slovenia - Hoops Habit...
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FIBA World Cup Round Of 16: France Holds Off Croatia

France weathered a furious comeback by Croatia in the fourth quarter Saturday in Madrid, holding on for a 69-64 win to advance to the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals. France (4-2) led 46-34 entering the final 10 minutes and still led by nine, 65-56, with 1:31 to play after Florent Pietrus’ layup. But Croatia (3-3) clawed […] FIBA World Cup Round Of 16: France Holds Off Croatia ...
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USA Basketball Routs Mexico, Advances To Quarterfinals

USA Basketball kicked off the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA World Cup with a resounding 86-63 victory over Mexico in Barcelona on Saturday, advancing to the quarterfinals. The Americans will play the winner of Slovenia and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Unlike their play during the group stage, Team USA got off to […] USA Basketball Routs Mexico, Advances To Quarterfinals -...
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Los Angeles Clippers: 4 Keys To Contention

The power shift in Los Angeles basketball is here to stay for another season, at the very least. While the Los Angeles Lakers are still in rebuilding mode, the Los Angeles Clippers are hoping that next season will result in them hanging that elusive championship banner in Staples Center. The Clippers have transformed themselves from […] Los Angeles Clippers: 4 Keys To Contention...
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New York Knicks: Jose Calderon Key For Triangle’s Success

The New York Knicks have announced the last pieces that will be part of their 2014-15 coaching staff. Said additions include Joshua Longstaff, Rasheed Hazaard, Brian Keefe, and Jim Cleamons. Jim Cleamons has worked with president of basketball operations Phil Jackson and won five NBA titles as a member of Jackson’s staff with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, further...
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Los Angeles Lakers: A Suitor For Rajon Rondo?

There are a lot of questions about the point guard position for the Los Angeles Lakers, especially going into the future. The roster includes point guards Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, and rookie Jordan Clarkson. While drafting Clarkson as a combo guard, the Lakers must still focus on assembling a competitive roster as Kobe Bryant makes […] Los Angeles Lakers: A Suitor For Rajon Rondo...
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Toronto Raptors: What To Make Of Greg Stiemsma Signing

So just when it looked like the Toronto Raptors had wrapped up all of their business in free agency, they go and sign Greg Stiemsma to a one-year deal. With the addition of the 6’11″ center, the Raptors now head into training camp with 17 players, two above the limit once the regular season begins. […] Toronto Raptors: What To Make Of Greg Stiemsma Signing - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
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Big 12: Who Will Fill Void Left At Oklahoma By Cameron Clark?

Once the 2014-15 college basketball season finally gets under way, the Oklahoma Sooners will need to play with a chip on their shoulder. In fact, that chip will be about the size of the void left by Cameron Clark and his 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds per game. As expected, whenever the second-leading scorer on a […] Big 12: Who Will Fill Void Left At Oklahoma By Cameron Clark? - Hoops...
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