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FIBA World Cup Day 2: Finland Shocks Ukraine

Day 1 of the FIBA World Cup passed with some close calls for favorites and one mild surprise. Day 2 delivered the first stunner of the tournament. Ukraine, considered a lock to advance out of Group C, fell to 1-1 in group play with an 81-76 loss to Finland on Sunday. Yes, the same Finnish […] FIBA World Cup Day 2: Finland Shocks Ukraine - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion...
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NBA Power Rankings: 2014-15 Western Conference Projections

September is upon us, which means training camps are right around the corner and we can stop our sobbing.  With the return of the best regular season in professional sports, we’re ready for the ups and downs and a world full of eventful experiences. On NBA Power Rankings, we’ve been chronicling the projections of each […] NBA Power Rankings: 2014-15 Western Conference Projections...
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USA Basketball Struggles In Win Against Turkey

Coming off an easy FIBA World Cup opener blowout against Finland, Team USA faced its greatest test in Group C against Turkey on Sunday. But unlike their 59-point victory to start the tournament, USA Basketball had to work for a 98-77 win following an incredibly disappointing first half effort. The win put the United States […] USA Basketball Struggles In Win Against Turkey - Hoops...
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Houston Rockets: Championship Odds Could Be In Houston’s Favor

The Houston Rockets have the odds going for them as they’re ranked sixth on the list of championship contending teams in the NBA; however, first on that list is none other than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had a very auspicious off-season, according to Bovada. LeBron James decided to return to his northeastern Ohio roots earlier this […] Houston Rockets: Championship Odds Could...
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Los Angeles Clippers: Clips Interested In Chris Douglas-Roberts

The Los Angeles Clippers are quietly on the hunt to improve their squad. Roughly 48 hours after the Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks agreed on a deal to swap forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2017 first round pick  for guard Carlos Delfino, center Miroslav Raduljica and a 2015 second-round pick, the Clippers have decided to […] Los Angeles Clippers: Clips Interested In Chris Douglas...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Can Kobe Bryant Catch Kareem?

There are two things we know Kobe Bryant loves to do — score points and win NBA championships. Given the current sorry state of the Los Angeles Lakers’ chances of accomplishing the former, now might be a good time for Bryant to go all out after the latter, at least until the Lakers can become […] Los Angeles Lakers: Can Kobe Bryant Catch Kareem? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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Weekly NBA Fix 8-31-14: Indiana Pacers Take Another International Hit

Welcome to the Weekly NBA Fix for Sunday, Aug. 31, a day when Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird may be rethinking his commitment to international competition. After losing All-Star Paul George for the entire 2014-15 to a gruesome leg injury during a Team USA scrimmage last month, the Pacers will be without backup center Ian […] Weekly NBA Fix 8-31-14: Indiana Pacers Take Another...
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Jimmy Butler: Best Moments From 2013-14

Now that offseason news for the Chicago Bulls has tapered off, we have started discussing some of the players’ best moments from this past season. So far, we have talked about the likes of former Bulls D.J. Augustin, Carlos Boozer along with Joakim Noah and Mike Dunleavy. Today, we will take a look at the […] Jimmy Butler: Best Moments From 2013-14 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Who Will Start At Point Guard?

With all the changes the Milwaukee Bucks have gone through this offseason, both on and off the court, there have been very few things that fans thought was a certainty. It turned out they couldn’t even count on getting the first pick in the draft despite having the worst record in the NBA, with the […] Milwaukee Bucks: Who Will Start At Point Guard? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson’s Perfect Role With Team USA

Yes, Golden State Warriors fans. For about the 10,000th this summer, we’re going to talk about Klay Thompson. But unlike all those other times before when we were either shaking our heads about the Dubs not trading him for Kevin Love or defending the decision to make him off limits, this time around, we’re going […] Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson’s Perfect Role With...
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Big 12: Texas’ Demarcus Croaker Impresses In Latest Mixtape

Everybody with a knowledgeable basketball mind knows that in order to be the best, you have to play with the best. In the case of Texas Longhorns’ guard Demarcus Croaker, he isn’t necessarily training with the absolute “best” but he is competing with those far beyond his skill level as an effort to improve during […] Big 12: Texas’ Demarcus Croaker Impresses In Latest...
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Miami Heat: Unknown Future More Exciting Than ‘Big 3′ Era

Maybe that Little League coach was right. You know the one, the person who insisted on playing everybody and took great pleasure in taking the kids out for pizza after the game. Always a smile on their face and insisting that every kid, regardless of talent level, have fun out there because winning isn’t everything. […] Miami Heat: Unknown Future More Exciting Than ‘Big 3...
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Atlanta Hawks: Elton Brand Return Would Be Good News

As we continue to edge nearer and nearer to the preseason schedule, the Atlanta Hawks roster appears very close to completion. With 14 men currently on board, there’s still one available spot remaining though, and rumor has it that it could be filled by a familiar face. According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal […] Atlanta Hawks: Elton Brand Return Would Be Good News...
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Utah Jazz: Day 1 At FIBA World Cup

The FIBA World Cup is finally here. At least now, we have some form of competitive basketball to quench our thirsts. The Utah Jazz have three representatives in Frenchman Rudy Gobert and Australians Dante Exum and Brock Motum. All three players were in action on Day 1 of the tournament, and I’m sure many die-hard Jazz […] Utah Jazz: Day 1 At FIBA World Cup - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
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SEC: The Impact Of Antoine Mason On Auburn

Changing scenery is always a different experience. For some the fear of change is difficult, and for others it comes as natural as waking up in the morning. I remember when I had to change schools in college. I left a small Division II school and moved to a way bigger Division I school. I loved the […] SEC: The Impact Of Antoine Mason On Auburn - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant Forming A Big 3?

Los Angeles Lakers rebuilding sounds delightful to envious fans that have despised the nearly two decades of championships owned by the franchise. For the Los Angeles faithful, this rut in their search for success has them reaching for tissues. Boasting a laundry list of Hall of Famers and 16 Larry O’Brien trophies, the expectation of […] Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant Forming...
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FIBA World Cup Day 1: Slovenia Surprises Australia

There weren’t many surprises in the final outcomes during the first day of group play Saturday at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. The biggest came in Group D, where Slovenia—ranked third in the group—knocked off the second-ranked Australians in a mild upset. Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns paced the Slovenians with 21 points, […] FIBA World Cup Day 1: Slovenia Surprises Australia...
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USA Basketball Rolls Finland In FIBA World Cup Opener

Finland is no Spain, but USA Basketball quickly made it known to the world that even without the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love or LaMarcus Aldridge, they’re still the hands down favorites in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. In their opening game against the Finns, Team USA’s stifling […] USA Basketball Rolls Finland In FIBA World Cup...
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2014 FIBA World Cup: Player to Watch on Every Roster

The 2014 FIBA World Cup is officially underway in Spain. 24 teams are fighting for supremacy as nations from all over the world come together for one decisive tournament. The official FIBA Twitter account provided an in-depth look at the four groups: Are you ready for #Spain2014? Download the full schedule of the FIBA Basketball World Cup […] 2014 FIBA World Cup: Player to Watch...
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Orlando Magic: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15

The Orlando Magic are in the middle of a rebuilding process, but are very excited with the team that they will be putting on the court this year. They are looking forward to seeing second-year guard Victor Oladipo‘s progress from last season, and they believe that rookie point guard Elfrid Payton will compliment him well. […] Orlando Magic: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15 - Hoops...
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Charlotte Hornets: Predicting Each Starter’s Stat Line

Thanks to one signature, this summer quickly got spicy for the Charlotte Hornets. When Lance Stephenson finished crossing his surname’s single “t”, the Hornets instantly jumped from a fringe playoff team to a postseason lock, and the addition of the flashy wing made the draft-night add-ons of Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston seem significantly more substantial. The team lost...
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Run And Gun Time For The Pelicans

When you boast an athletic young core with the likes of Anthony Davis as one of your big men, one would assume that you would at least be in the top 10 when it comes to pace of play. In the curious case of the Pelicans, they ranked 22nd last season out of 30 teams. There […] Run And Gun Time For The Pelicans - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion and Stats All About The NBA
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Toronto Raptors: 5 Notable Headlines From 2014 Offseason

Introduction With September approaching and the start of the NBA preseason just over a month away, it seems like a good time to reflect on the offseason that was for the Toronto Raptors. Although there is technically some time left before the season begins, I think it is safe to assume that the bulk of […] Toronto Raptors: 5 Notable Headlines From 2014 Offseason - Hoops Habit ...
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Dallas Mavericks: Brandan Wright Could Learn A Lot From Tyson Chandler

During the lockout-shortened season of 2011-12, it was evident the Dallas Mavericks missed Tyson Chandler. Not just because the numbers reflected it, but because what Chandler brought in terms of energy and enthusiasm was gone. It was more evident during the playoffs when the Mavs were swept in the first round. But along the way, […] Dallas Mavericks: Brandan Wright Could Learn...
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Big Ten: Top 3 Matchups Of Big Ten-ACC Challenge

ESPN released its 15th annual Big Ten-ACC challenge schedule Aug. 12, and there are 14 matchups to salivate over with expansion hitting both major conferences. There are nine ranked teams playing in the challenge and three games pit ranked foes against one another. Here are the top games to watch for in the 2014 Big […] Big Ten: Top 3 Matchups Of Big Ten-ACC Challenge - Hoops Habit...
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