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Al Horford has been a godsend for the Celtics already

After a slow start without him, Boston is back on track with Horford returning to the lineup. It’s Nov. 6. The Boston Celtics, a team competing one of the East’s top spots, had just been blown out by the lottery-bound Denver Nuggets. Isaiah...Show More Summary

NBA scores 2016: The 76ers are climbing the East standings

Monday was a good night for basketball highlights. Joel Embiid looks better with each game. A day after scoring 26 points in 20 minutes — and celebrating at a local bar dressed in his own jersey — Embiid torched Hassan Whiteside forShow More Summary

Karl-Anthony Towns is too tall to be this good

It should be illegal for a big man to have handles like this. This is a center btw pic.twitter.com/nQ9q6nwgh4 — Full Court Prez (@fullcourtprez) November 22, 2016 Karl-Anthony Towns is really good at basketball, and it seems he getsShow More Summary

NBA League Pass went down and Twitter wasn’t having it

It wasn’t the first time League Pass has had some issues. Two-hundred dollars for NBA League Pass seems like the deal of the century. After all, who can put a price on unlimited access to live streaming basketball games at home or on...Show More Summary

Pistons will move to a new arena in downtown Detroit starting next season

The team will share an arena with the Detroit Red Wings and move out of the Palace of Auburn Hills The Pistons are headed back to Detroit. The team will announce in a Tuesday press conference that it will be moving to Little CaesarsShow More Summary

Jrue Holiday's return is a feel-good story for everyone involved

Holiday missed 12 games this season when his wife had health complications. We’re so glad they’re alright now. Jrue Holiday had a dazzling return to the New Orleans Pelicans after missing the team’s preseason and first 12 games. He scored...Show More Summary

These Lakers are a cult favorite, just like the Clippers of the early 2000s

The young Lakers are young and exciting, much like a crosstown rival more than a decade ago. But how can they avoid the same fate of those Clippers teams? The 2016 Lakers, in contrast to their identity during the dark days of Byron and...Show More Summary

Raptors vs. Kings ended with a strange call and Toronto is furious

Terrence Ross appeared to hit a game-tying three at the buzzer, but it was waived off for an odd, yet technically correct reason. Here’s the setup. The Raptors trailed the Kings by three points with 2.4 seconds left. Toronto had a side inbounds coming off their final timeout. Show More Summary

The Raptors are so mad right now

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. HERE THEY COME: Paul Flannery’s Sunday Shootaround takes a deep dive into the Warriors, what they’re doing and what they might do. Needless to say, it’s getting scary. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2016: Is the Pacers’ improbable win a sign of things to come?

Indiana’s problems stem mostly from their bench, giving new head coach Nate McMillan an immediate riddle. But they managed a win Sunday, and at least that’s a start. The Indiana Pacers entered Sunday without a win on the road. Playing the Oklahoma City Thunder in Loud City, missing Paul George and C.J. Show More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins could only laugh when Kanye walked out of his concert after 3 songs

In a shocking turn of events, Kanye West acted erratic on Saturday night. Some of the Sacramento Kings were at that Kanye concert. Here's Boogie: "HE BOUNCED ON US YO!" pic.twitter.com/Llr1tNoLTk — Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) November...Show More Summary

Gregg Popovich on Donald Trump: 'There are a lot of fearful people, and for good reason’

Popovich spoke out against Trump’s election for the second time in a week. Gregg Popovich is heartfelt towards his players, funny (if short-tempered) towards the media, and generally a perceptive and thoughtful person. Along with Stan...Show More Summary

LeBron James donates $2.5 million to a new Muhammad Ali Smithsonian exhibit

Ali was one of the athletes who influenced James the most growing up. LeBron James is making a significant donation to a new exhibit honoring the life of Muhammad Ali at the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook didn't need a good reason to crush the Rockets' spirit

He could have sealed a win without posterizing Clint Capela, but that’s not Russ’ style. With seven seconds left in the Thunder vs. Rockets game, Russell Westbrook decided that he wasn’t going to leave the arena without making sure Clint Capela regretted choosing basketball as a profession. Show More Summary

Drake's fake beef with the Warriors is the most Drake thing

So Drake. You may be shocked to hear this, but Drake made the Raptors’ annual Drake Night all about Drake. It’s in the name, after all — can you blame him? We all know about Drake loves the Warriors He references them in several songs,...Show More Summary

Someone taught Marc Gasol how to shimmy

Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. SORRY, CLIPPERS: In Wednesday’s Reality Index, I wrote that the Clippers were legit because their starting unit is a) so good and b) locked in. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2016: Russell Westbrook won the battle of the one-man shows

Westbrook topped James Harden, including one ferocious, unnecessary dunk to close out the game. The Russell Westbrook and James Harden duel didn’t quite live up to its lofty expectations. In a 103-100 game, the Thunder had the ball and the inbounds pass made its way to Westbrook. Show More Summary

The Timberwolves cannot figure out the 3rd quarter

Maybe Thibodeau needs to start preparing better halftime speeches. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ 3-7 record would look a whole lot different if it weren’t for the third quarter. Minnesota ranks second in both first- and second-quarterShow More Summary

Russell Westbrook vs. James Harden: Who is more of a 'one-man show'?

Harden and Westbrook could join an elite club with Oscar Robertson holding the only membership. On Tuesday, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden answered a simple question: How is his former Oklahoma City Thunder team different without superstar forward Kevin Durant? His response: "It's Russ. Show More Summary

We hope all of these happy NBA stories never end

The Clippers’ dominance, the Lakers’ surprising play, stopping James Harden and much more. We’re back after missing last week due to scheduling conflicts. That won’t happen again. We promise. For this episode, we dialed up old friend Michael Pina of Bleacher Report and other places to bounce around the league. Show More Summary

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