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Most Startling Statistics of Cleveland Cavaliers' Season so Far

While sometimes surprising or all-too truthful, stats can tell us a lot about the game of basketball. The NBA is being flooded with advanced statistics and player tracking, all which give us a new look into the sport we've never before...Show More Summary

Cavaliers Still Searching for the Right Combination of Closers Alongside LeBron

WASHINGTON D.C. — Joe Harris came to Cleveland pure of heart and free of mind. Even prior to the Cavaliers' celebrated infusion of proven talent, the soft-spoken second-round pick from Virginia hadn't been presumptuous enough to setShow More Summary

Indiana Pacers Could Still Be Better Than Expected in 2014-2015 Season

Almost everyone thought the Indiana Pacers would be worse this season. Replacing the departed Lance Stephenson and the injured Paul George with Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles was a step backward, no matter what sort of shine was put on...Show More Summary

2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 3 Weeks of Action

If the NBA were Hogwarts—and with all the witchcraft and wizardry its players are able to pull off from night to night, it just might be—we'd still be waiting for the Sorting Hat to split all 30 teams into their respective houses. Do...Show More Summary

10 NBA Teams That Are Resetting Our Expectations

Just over three weeks into the 2014-15 NBA season, a number of teams have already rendered preseason prognostications somewhat obsolete. Who foresaw the Sacramento Kings as a potential playoff contender out West? Who expected the Memphis...Show More Summary

Chicago Bulls' Depth Working Exactly as Planned

The Chicago Bulls have had surprising regular season results in recent years. Despite losing Derrick Rose and various other key players to prolonged injury issues, they compiled a.567 winning percentage over the past two seasons, including...Show More Summary

Kings Finding Success Behind Underrated Big 3

No one will make too much of the Sacramento Kings' 103-88 victory over a Chicago Bulls team missing stars Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol. But there's a lot to like about the team's promising 7-5 record, and there's even more to like about the emergent "Big Three" carrying the load. Show More Summary

Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings 11/20/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The red-hot Chicago Bulls looked to continue their recent run of success on Thursday night when they took on the Sacramento Kings. The Bulls had won three of their last four but faced a tough test from a Kings squad who had dropped four of their last five after a 5-1 start. Read more NBA news on

Does LeBron James Have Second Thoughts About Joining the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Not all is well with the Cleveland Cavaliers. There’s the 5-5 record and the mediocre 1.9 scoring differential, sure, but there’s also the grim stuff that’s undergirding it. This is a basketball team with problems. Kevin Love is shooting...Show More Summary

Kirk Hinrich Injury: Updates on Bulls Guard's Chest and Return

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Kirk Hinrich left Thursday's game against the Sacramento Kings with a chest injury. Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago passed along the latest on Hinrich and more from coach Tom Thibodeau: Hinrich, 33, has started eight games this season and is currently averaging 9.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Miami Heat 11/20/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Los Angeles Clippers looked to build a bit of momentum on Thursday night when they took on the Miami Heat. The Clippers were searching for their first back-to-back wins since October, but they faced a tough test from a Heat squad that had snapped a three-game skid in its last game. Show More Summary

Kings' Ben McLemore Enters Arena Wearing Team's Ugly Christmas Sweater

It looks like the Sacramento Kings are already in the Christmas spirit. Before Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls, Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore came into the Sleep Train Arena wearing the team's new Christmas sweater. McLemore also posed earlier with Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson and Ray McCallum to show off the sweaters. Show More Summary

LA Clippers Find 'Lob City' Swag at Critical Time

Off to a 2-0 start on what promises to be a revealing seven-game road trip, the Los Angeles Clippers are beginning to resemble the club that claimed a franchise-record 57 victories a season ago. That is to say, they're looking a little...Show More Summary

Progress Reports for Minnesota Timberwolves Newcomers

The 10-game sample size may be small, but the Minnesota Timberwolves newcomers have underperformed. The Wolves acquired Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young and Andrew Wiggins in the blockbuster trade of the summer. They also added depthShow More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Miami Heat: Postgame Grades and Analysis

The Miami Heat were without Dwyane Wade (hamstring injury) for the fourth consecutive game on Thursday night. Without his services, the defending Eastern Conference champions found themselves down early against the visiting Los Angeles...Show More Summary

7 Grizzlies Players Battling Stomach Virus Ahead of Friday's Game vs. Celtics

The Memphis Grizzlies sit atop the Western Conference with an impressive 10-2 record to start the 2014-15 NBA season, but a fluky medical situation may harm their immediate future. According to The Associated Press (via, seven...Show More Summary

Which Tryout Hopeful Should the Los Angeles Lakers Sign?

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak will have an extra $1.5 million on his hands thanks to an injured player exception granted by the league on account of Julius Randle's broken leg. Given the minimum-salary pedigree ofShow More Summary

NBA Haircut Power Rankings

It's easy to get caught up in the typical early-season NBA storylines. Can Kobe Bryant lead the league in scoring for a team that might struggle to win 20 games? Is Derrick Rose healthy? Sure, that stuff matters. But with more than three-quarters of the 2014-15 campaign remaining, it's far too soon to arrive at answers to any of those questions. Show More Summary

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Who Ya Got?

We don't care if John Calipari himself thinks the Kentucky Wildcats wouldn't hold water with any NBA team, even the 0-11 Philadelphia 76ers. If an NBA team chooses to torture its fanbase and tank, it deserves public shaming in the form...Show More Summary

Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The surprisingly potent Sacramento Kings host the Chicago Bulls Thursday. The Bulls have won each of their first six road games this season, but they will go against Sacramento without the services of Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, as noted on the TNT telecast. The game tips off at 10:30 p.m. Show More Summary

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