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Thomas, Dragic lead Suns past Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY -- Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points off the bench and Goran Dragic added 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting to help the Phoenix Suns close out the NBA preseason with a 105-100 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Markieff Morris added 17 points for the Suns (5-2), who rallied from a double-digit first half deficit to get the win. Gordon Hayward had 24 points and Alec...
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Thomas, Dragic lead Suns over Jazz 105-100

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points off the bench and Goran Dragic added 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting to help the Phoenix Suns close out the NBA preseason with a 105-100 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Markieff Morris added 17 points for the Suns (5-2), who rallied from a double-digit first half deficit to get the win. Gordon Hayward had 24 points and...
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Thomas, Dragic lead Suns past Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY -- Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points off the bench and Goran Dragic added 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting to help the Phoenix Suns close out the NBA preseason with a 105-100 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Markieff Morris added 17 points for the Suns (5-2), who rallied from a double-digit first half deficit to get the win. Gordon Hayward had 24 points and Alec...
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Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies Preseason Game Recap

(Memphis, TN) – The Miami Heat are on a roll entering the regular season. The Heat (4-4) defeated the Memphis Grizzlies (3-5), 104-98, in both teams’ final game of the preseason. It was Miami’s fourth straight victory to close out the exhibition schedule. Chris Bosh led the team with 21 points and six boards on 8-of-14 shooting, while Dwyane Wade was efficient with 7-of-9...
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Wolves claw past Bulls, 113-112

ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Zach LaVine scored all six of his points in the final five minutes, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves erase a 13-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter and close the preseason with a 113-112 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Derrick Rose had 27 points and five assists for Chicago (4-4). Rose had 57 points the last two preseason games for...
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Wolves claw past Bulls, 113-112

ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Zach LaVine scored all six of his points in the final five minutes, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves erase a 13-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter and close the preseason with a 113-112 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Derrick Rose had 27 points and five assists for Chicago (4-4). Rose had 57 points the last two preseason games for...
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Cavaliers News: Anderson Varejao is the opening night starter at center

The Cleveland Cavaliers have rounded out the starting rotation. Anderson Varejao, the longest-tenured veteran of the team, is set to be the starting center when the Cavs take on the New York Knicks in their season opener next Thursday.by Andrew Bardwell, c/o Wikimedia CommonsAccording to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, coach David Blatt announced Varejao would start...
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Thunder Injury Update: Anthony Morrow injures left knee

The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Anthony Morrow is set to miss 4-6 weeks after he tweaked his left knee during practice.Morrow suffered a sprain on his left medial collateral ligament and the Thunders announced today that his injury will be re-assessed in about a week's time.Anthony Morrow has a left MCL sprain and will miss the start of the regular season.— Royce Young...
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WATCH: Tony Parker draws foul by simply yelling 'hey'

Hold up. We knew the Spurs were an innovative franchise, but this is ridiculous. They’ve just invented the “verbal flop”. Watch in amazement as the wily veteran Tony Parker draws a foul call by simply yelling the word “hey”. h/t: clutchfansDOTnet No visits yet The post Tony Parker Draws Foul By Simply Yelling ‘Hey!’ appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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Timberwolves overcome Bulls 113-112

ST. LOUIS (AP) Rookie Zach LaVine scored all six of his points in the final five minutes, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves erase a 13-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter and close the preseason with a 113-112 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Derrick Rose had 27 points and five assists for Chicago (4-4). Rose had 57 points the last two preseason games...
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New York Knicks: 3 Reasons Why They Won’t Make The Playoffs

(October 13, 2014 – Source: Rich Barnes/Getty Images North America) New York Knicks: 3 Reasons Why They Won’t Make The Playoffs By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Last year was the first time in four seasons that the New York Knicks didn’t make the playoffs. Their last playoff drought lasted six years, and although the chances of this one lasting that long are slim...
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DeRozan scores 15, Raptors beat Knicks 83-80

MONTREAL (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 13, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 83-80 on Friday night at the Bell Centre in the final preseason game for both teams. Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams each added 12 points for the Raptors (7-1), who have won six straight in the preseason. They matched their exhibition victory record of seven. Carmelo...
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Magic observations: Evan Fournier breaks out of slump in preseason finale

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Evan Fournier could go from being known as the player the Orlando Magic acquired for Arron Afflalo to the guy who might need to fill in as much as anyone for Victor Oladipo. A day after Oladipo suffered a cut and a bone break on the right side of his face below the eye during practice, Fournier picked as good of a time as any to break out of a shooting slump that...
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Bosh, Wade lead Heat past Grizzlies 104-98

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Chris Bosh scored 21 points, and Dwyane Wade added 16 as the Miami Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 104-98 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams. The Heat controlled the game after halftime, building the lead to 17 early in the fourth quarter as both teams played their reserves down the stretch. Memphis battled back within 94-91 on a jumper...
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Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade help Heat close out preseason with win over Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Chris Bosh scored 21 points, and Dwyane Wade added 16 as the Miami Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 104-98 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams. The Heat controlled the game after halftime, building the lead to 17 early in the fourth quarter as both teams played their reserves down the stretch. Memphis battled back within 94-91 on a jumper...
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Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade help Heat close out preseason with win over Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Chris Bosh scored 21 points, and Dwyane Wade added 16 as the Miami Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 104-98 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams. The Heat controlled the game after halftime, building the lead to 17 early in the fourth quarter as both teams played their reserves down the stretch. Memphis battled back within 94-91 on a jumper...
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Preseason ends with Mavs blowout

The preseason ended with a lopsided score and a bit of a scare. The news of the day was Victor Oladipo‘s injury from practice Wednesday and the announcement he would be out indefinitely after fracturing a bone in his face. Oladipo was on the sideline in street clothes cheering on his teammates as he prepared for surgery Saturday. No one knows when he will be back. Channing Frye...
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Harden helps Rockets beat Spurs 96-87 in preseason

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 25 points, and the Houston Rockets used a big run before halftime to beat the San Antonio Spurs 96-87 in a preseason game on Friday night. Harden struggled in the first half, going 2 for 9 from the field for five points. But he scored 20 in the third on 7-for-10 shooting, and then rested during the final period. Isaiah Canaan added 18 points for...
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Anderson Varejao to Be Starting Cavaliers Center Over Thompson

It looks like Anderson Varejao will be in the starting lineup at center for the Cleveland Cavaliers, beating out teammate Tristan Thompson for the role. Cavaliers head coach David Blatt announced the decision to start the 32-year-old versus the New York Knicks on Thursday, according to ESPN. Varejao will join small forward LeBron James, point guard Kyrie Irving, shooting guard Dion...
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Mavericks-Magic Preseason Postgame Interviews

AP Photo/John Raoux Oh yeah, I’m going with the Willie Green photo. Finally, we’re done with this Orlando Magic preseason. I’m not the only one relieved it’s over. The good news is Luke Ridnour only has a right quad contusion which isn’t as awful as say blowing out your knee. Channing Frye seems pretty confident he has a great chance to play Tuesday. Let’s see. Jacque...
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Turnovers plague Magic in preseason finale in loss to Mavericks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Chandler Parsons scored 24 points, and Dirk Nowitzki added 16 as the Mavericks ended the preseason with a 117-92 win over the Magic on Friday. Dallas (4-4) rested its starters Thursday and played refreshed, pushing its lead above 20 in the third quarter. Orlando (4-4) didn't help itself, posting a preseason-high 26 turnovers. Tobias Harris led the Magic...
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Turnovers plague Magic in preseason finale in loss to Mavericks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Chandler Parsons scored 24 points, and Dirk Nowitzki added 16 as the Mavericks ended the preseason with a 117-92 win over the Magic on Friday. Dallas (4-4) rested its starters Thursday and played refreshed, pushing its lead above 20 in the third quarter. Orlando (4-4) didn't help itself, posting a preseason-high 26 turnovers. Tobias Harris led the Magic...
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Rested Mavericks down short-handed Magic 117-92

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Chandler Parsons scored 24 points, and Dirk Nowitzki added 16 as the Mavericks ended the preseason with a 117-92 win over the Magic on Friday. Dallas (4-4) rested its starters Thursday and played refreshed, pushing its lead above 20 in the third quarter. Orlando (4-4) didn't help itself, posting a preseason-high 26 turnovers. Tobias Harris led the Magic with...
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Green and Wallace both prepared to make necessary changes for Celtics

The Boston Celtics 2014-15 campaign kicks off at the TD Garden this coming Wednesday October 29th against the Brooklyn Nets. Exactly what lineup Celtics fans can expect to see on the floor remains to be seen. Depending on Rajon Rondo’s progress following his first full contact day of practice will determine who gets the start at the point guard position. Should Rondo not be...
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Jameer Nelson and Mavericks Win to Conclude Orlando Preseason

AP Photo/John Raoux The Orlando Magic concluded their exhibition campaign on Friday night with a 4-4 record in preseason play. The Dallas Mavericks came into Amway Center and won comfortably 117-92. It was the return of Jameer Nelson who tallied 4 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds in the opposing uniform. Jameer did have a game-best plus/minus of +20. Dallas was led by Chandler Parsons...
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