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Detroit Pistons: Three reasons to watch

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USA TODAY Sports watchability ranking: 12th        

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson Combine for 78 Points

The Golden State Warriors' big three torched the Los Angeles Lakers. The post Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson Combine for 78 Points appeared first on SLAMonline.

Derrick Rose Cleared of Rape Charges in Civil Trial: Latest Details, Reaction

New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose, and his friends Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen were cleared of all charges stemming from a civil rape lawsuit in a Los Angeles court Wednesday, according to the New York Post's Julia Marsh. More to follow. Read more NBA news on

It's still the Warriors as the team to catch out West

Adding Durant only adds to Golden State's role as the overwhelming favorite in the West, as the Warriors look to reclaim their crown        

Oregon State Player Profile: Drew Eubanks

Can the athletic Eubanks evolve into one of the PAC 12 best big men? The 6’10 Sophomore Drew Eubanks has a bright future for the Oregon State Beavers Men’s Basketball Team. Eubanks was the top rated recruit in the state of Oregon in 2015, according to ESPN. Show More Summary

Sparks 77, Lynx 76 | Los Angeles wins series, 3-2: With 3.1 Seconds Left, Los Angeles Sparks Seize W.N.B.A. Title

Nneka Ogwumike hit a short jumper to lift the Sparks past the Minnesota Lynx. It was the first title for Candace Parker, who finished with 28 points.

Davis returns with 33 points in Pelicans' last exhibition

The New Orleans Pelicans would have been happy just seeing Anthony Davis on the court        

Raptors face challenge of unseating King James, Cavs

DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors showed last spring that they have what it takes to win in the NBA playoffs        

Report: NBA close to new CBA to avoid lockout

The current deal includes an opt-out on Dec. 15, but a new agreement is expected to be in place by then.        

On College Basketball: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Claims Dominion, Except When Scandal Hits

Like any successful coach, Pitino has an obsessive attention to detail. Still, he insists, he had no knowledge of a staff member providing Louisville basketball recruits with stripteases and sex.

Hawks waive Jarrett Jack

The Atlanta Hawks have waived guard Jarrett Jack, it was announced today by General Manager Wes Wilcox. The team roster stands at 17. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “The release of the veteran point guard, who has been unable to practice as he returns from torn right knee ligaments, reduced the training-camp roster to 17 players.” More [...]

Kennesaw State misses dunk, yet still makes shot

Jordan Jones will not score a more impressive bucket all season. Probably for the rest of his career. And that’s not being harsh. That’s just how ridiculous the three-second clip below is. The Kennesaw State junior forward went up for a windmill dunk, back-ironed the attempt with so much force — and at the right […]

Grizzlies sign Matt Costello and Kellen Dunham

Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team has signed center Matt Costello and guard Kellen Dunham. The deals are likely non-guaranteed and only for preseason, which ends in a few days. Costello (6-9, 245) most recently was a member of the Atlanta Hawks’ preseason roster, coming off the bench in two games and [...]

Grizzlies waive Chris Crawford and Vince Hunter

The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard Chris Crawford and forward Vince Hunter today. Crawford (6-4, 222), originally signed on Sept. 23, made four preseason appearances (zero starts) for the Grizzlies and averaged 3.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 16.3 minutes. Hunter (6-8, 208), who was signed on Oct. 9, competed in four preseason games (zero starts) [...]

NCAA accuses Louisville, Pitino of violations in escort case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The NCAA accused Louisville of four serious violations and criticized the conduct of coach Rick Pitino for failing to monitor a former basketball staffer who hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players. Show More Summary

Celtics waive Damion Lee, Jalen Jones and Marcus Georges-Hunt

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived Marcus Georges-Hunt, Damion Lee and Jalen Jones. The Celtics roster now stands at 17. The Celtics this season are built around Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Al Horford, plus Marcus Smart, Gerald Green and rookie Jaylen Brown, among others.

Elton Brand to retire from NBA

Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand announced today that he has informed the team of his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2016 preseason. “Elton Brand symbolizes professionalism and class in every sense,” said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. “A stellar college and 17-year pro career speaks to his high-level basketball ability, and [...]

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