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Cold Hard Fact for Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fact: Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has scored 165 points in the fourth quarter this season, more than any other player. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Kentucky vs. UCLA: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction for CBS Classic 2014

Top-ranked Kentucky takes its power-packed platoon on the road for the inaugural CBS Sports Classic against UCLA this Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. It is the first meeting in eight years between the Wildcats (11-0) and UCLA...Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 12/19/14: Video Highlights, Recap

The Oklahoma City Thunder looked to bounce back from a tough loss their last time out when they took on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. The Thunder saw their seven-game win streak snapped on Thursday night and faced a Lakers squad who had their three-game win streak snapped in their last contest. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Utah Jazz vs. Orlando Magic 12/19/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Utah Jazz looked to build a bit of momentum on Friday night when they took on the Orlando Magic. The Jazz snapped a three-game skid their last time out and faced a tough test from the young Magic, who had dropped two straight and four of their last five. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Zach Randolph Injury: Updates on Grizzlies Star's Knee and Return

Zach Randolph has taken a step away from the spotlight for the Memphis Grizzlies this season, as Marc Gasol and Mike Conley have really shined. But Randolph remains a key cog for the title contenders, making his recent injury all the tougher to swallow for Memphis. Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher Debate: Early-Season NBA Buyers and Sellers

As the NBA season approaches the halfway point, many teams must make a decision on whether or not to go all-in this year or blow it up and start anew. Which franchises are emerging as buyers, and which ones are looking to unload their assets? Howard Beck and Ric Bucher join Adam Lefkoe to give their takes in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

North Carolina Tar Heels Rock 1980 Throwbacks for Matchup with Ohio State

The No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels wanted to make sure they looked darn good for their showdown with the No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes. To accomplish this feat, they chose to wear 1980s throwback uniforms, with Jordan Brand kicks. The Tar Heels are wearing 1980s throwback uniforms today with retro Jordan XI’s. Show More Summary

Louisville Forward Montrezl Harrell Throws Punch at Western Kentucky Opponent

Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell is averaging 17.0 points and 10.4 rebounds per game this season, but on Saturday morning, he may have brought his leadership into question. After going down, Harrell got up and threw a punch at Western Kentucky's Avery Patterson. Show More Summary

Pelicans recall rookie Russ Smith from D-League

The New Orleans Pelicans have recalled rookie point guard Russ Smith from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

Clippers Rip Refs After Being Called for 7 Technical Fouls

The L.A. Clippers were called for a ridiculous seven technical fouls, including two flagrants and three techs in 30 seconds during the fourth quarter of Friday’s 109-106 loss to the Nuggets. […] The post Clippers Rip Refs After Being Called for 7 Technical Fouls appeared first on SLAMonline.

UNC vs. Ohio State: Live Score, Highlights, Reaction for CBS Sports Classic 2014

A pair of Top 25 teams badly in need of a win will do battle at the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago on Saturday afternoon, and you can follow live coverage right here. Both No. 12 Ohio State and No. 24 North Carolina are expected to be...Show More Summary

Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin Diagnosed with Unruptured Aneurysm

The Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team will be without head coach Mick Cronin Saturday as he deals with an unruptured aneurysm. According to GoBearcats.com, the 43-year-old coach will be away from the sidelines for an undetermined amount of time. Show More Summary

Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The New York Knicks (5-23) will look to avoid a fourth straight loss when they host the Phoenix Suns (13-14) in a Saturday matinee at Madison Square Garden. However, the Knicks will likely be without the services of J.R. Smith ( partially...Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Lance Stephenson, Jeff Green and More

The month of December is often ripe with trade discussions in the NBA, and although plenty of potential swaps crop up, few of the seeds planted by rumors bear actual fruit in the trade market. The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a blockbuster...Show More Summary

Nick Young Ejected For Elbowing Steven Adams in the Throat (VIDEO)

Lakers guard Nick Young threw an elbow at the throat of Steven Adams in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 104-103 loss to the Thunder on Friday. Young was charged with […] The post Nick Young Ejected For Elbowing Steven Adams in the Throat (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Lakers (8-18) lost a close one to the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder (13-14).  Here are five takeaways from their 104-103 loss on Friday at Staples Center.

Serge Ibaka Does Mutombo Finger Wag After Blocking Carlos Boozer (VIDEO)

Thunder big man Serge Ibaka shut down Carlos Boozer on a dunk attempt late in the fourth quarter of OKC’s 104-103 victory over the Lakers on Friday night. As Ibaka […] The post Serge Ibaka Does Mutombo Finger Wag After Blocking Carlos Boozer (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

James Johnson Throws Down Vicious Dunk on Andre Drummond (VIDEO)

Raptors wing James Johnson dunked all over Andre Drummond in the fourth quarter of the Raptors 110-100 win on Friday. The dunk pumped up Raptors faithful everywhere, including Global Brand […] The post James Johnson Throws Down Vicious Dunk on Andre Drummond (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Damian Lillard Drops Career-High 43 Points in Triple OT Win Vs Spurs (VIDEO)

Blazers guard Damian Lillard caught fire in San Antonio, dropping a new career-high 43 points in an epic 3OT win over the Spurs. Lillard scored 16 of his 43 points […] The post Damian Lillard Drops Career-High 43 Points in Triple OT Win Vs Spurs (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ranking New York Knicks' Trade Bait

With the NBA's trade restrictions being lifted, we can expect the New York Knicks to start exploring their options in an attempt to get a head start on the work they'll need to do in the summer. The Knicks aren't exactly stacked with...Show More Summary

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