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Thunder Rookie Cameron Payne Gets Hit in Face by Errant Pass During Warm-Ups

Cameron Payne didn't know what was about to hit him. The Oklahoma City Thunder rookie fell victim to an errant pass during warm-ups for Saturday's tilt against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena, turning his head just in time to see the ball before it hit his face. Show More Summary

Irving, James Lead Cavaliers Past Pelicans 99-84

Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

Kobe Bryant Draws Foul on Third Straight Trey (VIDEO)

The Black Mamba is making his final night in San Antonio count. Enjoying a stretch of three consecutive three-pointers, Kobe drew contact from Patty Mills to set up the four-point The post Kobe Bryant Draws Foul on Third Straight Trey (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Batum's 26 Points, 11 Rebounds Lead Hornets Past W

Nicolas Batum had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied in the second half to beat the Washington Wizards 108-104 on Saturday night.

George's 28 Points Lead Indiana to 112-104 Win Over Pistons

Paul George scored 30 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold on for a 112-104 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

WATCH: 76ers Honor Legacy of Darryl Dawkins with Tribute Video

On Darryl Dawkins night at the Wells Fargo Center, the Philadelphia 76ers paid tribute to an all-time great with a pre-game tribute video. ‘Chocolate Thunder’ spent seven seasons with the The post WATCH: 76ers Honor Legacy of Darryl Dawkins with Tribute Video appeared first on SLAMonline.

Roy Hibbert Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Ankle and Return

One of the Los Angeles Lakers key offseason additions, center Roy Hibbert, suffered a left ankle sprain Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs. Continue for updates. Hibbert Won't Return Saturday, Feb. 6 Mike Trudell of the team's...Show More Summary

Report: Nets will begin general manager interviews soon

The Nets (13-38) are having a tough season. But beyond 2015-16, with a lot of losses and no first round draft picks for years due to trades, their future is cloudy. A new front office leader is needed. Here’s ESPN.com with the latest: The Brooklyn Nets will begin formally interviewing candidates for their general manager vacancy on Monday, [...]

Blakeney's 31 Points Leads LSU Past Miss. St., 88-77

Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 31 points, and LSU moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference with an 88-77 victory over struggling Mississippi State on Saturday night.

WATCH: Nerlens Noel Goes One-Handed on Reverse Jam!

Nerlens Noel has an almost unprecedented combination of size and athleticism. Here, the former Kentucky Wildcat pulls off a reverse dunk against Brook Lopez while being pushed behind the backboard! The post WATCH: Nerlens Noel Goes One-Handed on Reverse Jam! appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant’s Best Moments in San Antonio (VIDEO)

As Kobe Bryant gears up to play in San Antonio for the final time tonight (the Lakers will take on the Spurs at home later this month), NBA.com put together The post Kobe Bryant’s Best Moments in San Antonio (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: C.J. McCollum Shows Off Handles on James Harden

This possession from C.J. McCollum summed up Saturday’s game for the Rockets. Taking a forgettable 96-79 L, James Harden got crossed up badly by the Portland guard in this sequence. The post WATCH: C.J. McCollum Shows Off Handles on James Harden appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lillard Scores 21 to Help Portland Beat Houston 96-79

Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead early and rolled to an easy 96-79 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday.

NBA Reportedly Considering Roster Expansion as Part of New CBA

With the NBA expanding its developmental league, the next step may be to expand the number of players teams can have on their rosters. Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com reported Saturday that the NBA may consider expanding rosters from 15 to 17 players as part of the new collective bargaining agreement. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

George Karl Discusses Rajon Rondo Before Kings vs. Celtics

Rajon Rondo will return to Boston as the enemy for the second time when the Sacramento Kings take on the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Rondo has revived his career with the Kings, leading the league with 11.7 assists per game after a disastrous 46-game stint with the Dallas Mavericks in 2014-15. Show More Summary

Jimmy Butler injury is a strained left knee

The Chicago Bulls are just 27-22 this season. A bright spot has been the great play of shooting guard Jimmy Butler, who in 37.9 minutes per game is averaging 22.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals. Here’s the latest from the team on his recent injury: An MRI performed today on Butler’s left knee [...]

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Highlights, Reaction

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will attempt to rebound from a buzzer-beating loss when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Avery Bradley hit a triple as time expired to stun Cleveland (35-14), which has dropped consecutive games for the first time since last December. Show More Summary

Ish Smith Injury: Updates on 76ers PG's Ankle and Return

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ish Smith is battling a sprained ankle and will miss Saturday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets. Continue for updates. No Timetable on Smith's Return Saturday, Feb. 6 The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey...Show More Summary

Cavs' Love out vs. Pelicans with bruised left thigh

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss his first game of the season because of a bruised left thigh.

Byron Scott Comments on D'Angelo Russell's Rookie Season, Progress and More

Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell isn't exactly having a big rookie season after he was selected second overall in the 2015 NBA draft. Speaking with Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, Lakers head coach Byron...Show More Summary

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