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J.J. Barea's Return to Dallas Is Just What Mavericks Needed

Sometimes, good things come in small packages. That has certainly been the case with J.J. Barea, who has made a triumphant return to the Dallas Mavericks. The 2013-14 season wasn't pretty for the 6'0" point guard. Barea, 30, saw his minutes dwindle down with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Show More Summary

How Much Will Pelicans' Playoff Fate Affect Anthony Davis' MVP Bid?

If the NBA season ended right now, Anthony Davis would be your 2014-15 MVP in a landslide. The third-year phenom is dominating every facet of the game for the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s averaging 26.3 points (second-most in the league), 11.4 rebounds (sixth), 3.5 blocks (first) and 2.2 steals (third). But the 82-game marathon is far from over. Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett's Quiet Bounceback Will Cap Career You Couldn't Ignore

Who said NBA players can't contribute in their 20th season? Whoever you are, don't let Kevin Garnett know how you feel. Garnett is averaging 7.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in only 23.8 minutes per game during his second season with the Brooklyn Nets, and his playing time is up a tick from last year. He's playing better defense. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers Looking Like Title Pretenders, and Sunday NBA Takeaways

The focus of the Memphis Grizzlies' 107-91 mauling of the visiting Los Angeles Clippers would normally be on the victor. But the Grizzlies' dominant win didn't teach us anything new about the team that has been tearing up the Western Conference for the first month of the season. Show More Summary

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics 11/23/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Owners of a league-high six-game winning streak, the Portland Trail Blazers headed east as they looked to make it seven straight against the Boston Celtics. The Celtics were looking to turn things around, having lost seven of their last 10 contests. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat 11/23/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Having lost four straight contests and seven of their last 10, the Charlotte Hornets looked to turn the tide against the Miami Heat on Sunday. The Heat also entered the matchup in a bit of a slump, looking to find their identity in the wake of LeBron James' departure from South Beach. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies 11/23/14: Video Highlights and Recap

A potential Western Conference playoff matchup took place on Sunday as the conference-leading Memphis Grizzlies took on the Los Angeles Clippers. The Grizzlies looked to continue their red-hot start against a Clippers group that has yet to truly find its stride at 7-4 on the campaign. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on

Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder 11/23/14: Video Highlights, Recap

At the beginning of the season, a matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder would have been a mouth-watering prospect. Without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Thunder have lost five straight games and entered Sunday at the bottom of the Western Conference. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on

Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott Proving They're Too Good Not to Play

Chicago Bulls rookies Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott have shown over the past few weeks that they deserve to be part of the rotation. Head coach Tom Thibodeau has shown that rookies can play in his team. Granted these two are theShow More Summary

Grizzlies' Tony Allen Channels His Inner Rajon Rondo with Behind-the-Back Move

The Memphis Grizzlies faced the Boston Celtics on Friday night, and it looks like a Memphis player took some notes on Boston's point guard, Rajon Rondo. In the second quarter of Sunday's game against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers,...Show More Summary

Blazers' Steve Blake Crosses over Celtics' Evan Turner, Drains Jumper

The game is already over, but the Boston Celtics' Evan Turner is still wondering where Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake went on this play. In the final minute of the third quarter of Portland's 94-88 road win, Blake lost Turner with a nasty crossover and then drained a jumper to finish off the play. Show More Summary

Andrew Bogut Injury: Updates on Warriors Star's Eye and Return

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut has struggled to live up to his potential since entering the league due to an inability to avoid injuries. There were high hopes for him entering the 2014-15 NBA season, but the big Aussie has...Show More Summary

Carlos Boozer Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Shoulder and Return

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Carlos Boozer will miss Sunday's game against the Denver Nuggets with a shoulder injury. Mike Trudell of provided the news: A 13-year veteran, Boozer is spending his first year with the Lakers after being amnestied by the Chicago Bulls in the offseason. Show More Summary

Leandro Barbosa Injury: Updates on Warriors Guard's Knee and Return

Golden State Warriors guard Leandro Barbosa was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with what's been characterized as a knee sprain. Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle tweeted out the news: Barbosa is averaging 7.2 points and 1.7 assists per game on 48.6 percent shooting. Show More Summary

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

The Denver Nuggets will look to win their fourth straight game when they travel to the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night. The Nuggets, who started the season 2-7 before going on this winning streak, are averaging 110 points per game over their past three contests. Show More Summary

Houston Rockets Have Quietly Become a Defensive Team

The Houston Rockets became one of the best defenses in the NBA while no one was watching. And while it’s easy to dismiss that as just early-season anomaly, there are valid basketball reasons to suggest it’s going to be the same at the...Show More Summary

Chris Andersen Injury: Updates on Heat Forward's Ankle and Return

Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen suffered a sprained ankle against the Charlotte Hornets Sunday night and will miss the remainder of the game. The Heat's official Twitter account passed along the news on the forward: Andersen, 36, registered 2.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game prior to Sunday's matchup. Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Live Score, Highlights, Reaction

It has been a tale of two starts for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors. The latter team has exploded out of the gate to a 9-2 record, sitting atop the Pacific division and defying already lofty expectations. The...Show More Summary

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Game: Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics TV: CSNN Tipoff: 6 p.m. ET The Portland Trail Blazers (9-3, 1-2 away) will be taking on the Boston Celtics (4-7, 2-4 home) with the league's longest winning streak at stake. The Blazers have won six straight games and are hoping to build on a 105-87 win over the Chicago Bulls. Show More Summary

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The Charlotte Hornets (4-9) will look to avoid a fifth straight loss when they square off against the Miami Heat (7-6) Sunday night. Owners of the league's sixth-least efficient offense, according to, Charlotte has struggled to put the ball in the basket, shooting 43.4 percent from the field (No. Show More Summary

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