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  1. Jerry Sloan likely to re-sign with Jazz. Also, Pope to remain Catholic.

    Nov 8, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT

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    It would seem weird if it were any other way. Jerry Sloan is close to agreeing to an extension with the Jazz, as he does just about every year about this time, as the Salt Lake Tribune reports. “It’s just a matter of time and we’ll probably we get it worked out,” Sloan said. “This…

  2. The Lakers and 72 wins? Phil Jackson isn’t into it.

    Nov 8, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Before the season the talk was about the Heat and 72 wins, with everybody sane saying it wouldn’t happen and wasn’t worth the effort. But that never stops the talk. But the Lakers? They are off to a 7-0 start. They look deeper, they have a healthy Kobe Bryant and a rested Pau Gasol and…

  3. LeBron says Heat are not showboating. Really? They should do more.

    Nov 8, 2010, 3:54 PM EDT

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    It’s certainly a show when the Miami Heat come to town — a high-flying acrobatic circus of shots and athleticism. Which has led a few to suggest that the Heat are about the show more than anything. That they are showing off. LeBron James will have none of that, as he told the Ira Winderman…

  4. Rumor: Pistons may be shopping Tayshaun Prince to Hawks

    Nov 8, 2010, 3:23 PM EDT

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    Interesting little note — like there always seems to be — in Sekou Smith’s Hangtime blog at NBA.com. He heard the Pistons and Hawks were talking a trade: Tayshaun Prince and filler to Atlanta for Jamal Crawford and Jeff Teague. This actual trade strikes me as not a great move for either side, but there…

  5. Wizards coach Flip Saunders walks off court during practice, disgusted by effort

    Nov 8, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT

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    You could tell when my favorite high school hoops coach was really mad — he wouldn’t say anything. He would yell to motivate, to get points across. But when he was genuinely enraged (and our team could do that to you) he just stared and said nothing and walked away. Sounds like Flip Saunders. Saunders…

  6. Jameer Nelson out, Vince Carter in for Magic tonight

    Nov 8, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Interesting game tonight for the Magic and Hawks — two teams with good records that aren’t drawing the love of the Heat and Celtics. Good test for both of them early in the season. But the Magic will again be without starting point guard Jameer Nelson, who is still not over the sprained ankle he…

  7. Carmelo Anthony sounds happy in Denver. Right now.

    Nov 8, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    The Nuggets are playing well — they are right in the mix on the second tier in the west with the Hornets and Spurs. They are 4-2, that with Chauncey Billups struggling with his shot and basically the entire front line injured. So how does that affect Carmelo Anthony’s desire to leave? Hard to say,…

  8. NBA Power Rankings, where the Hornets are all the buzz

    Nov 8, 2010, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Our weekly NBA Power Rankings, where we are starting to believe in the Hornets but not the Hawks. Oh, and just bench Baron Davis. 1. Lakers (7-0). Best offense in the NBA so far, defense is solid (10th in league in defensive points given up per possession) and all that without Andrew Bynum. The schedule…

  9. Peja Stojakovic has had courtside seats for the Hornets hot start

    Nov 8, 2010, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Peja Stojakovic has played 21 minutes total this season, garbage time at the end of two of the Hornets six wins. Mostly, he has just been the guy with really good courtside seats to a good team. This is the same guy brought in five years ago to help space the floor for Chris Paul…

  10. Allen Iverson has landed in Turkey, photos are classic

    Nov 8, 2010, 11:11 AM EDT

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    We promise we will not be bringing you wall-to-wall coverage of Allen Iverson in Turkey. Even though when the European Turkish fans watch him jack up contested 15 footers ignoring the open guy beyond the arc, we want to see their faces. However, we do bring you this: The American basketball icon has landed in…

  11. Chris Bosh: “I get a little lost out there.”

    Nov 8, 2010, 10:20 AM EDT

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    It’s a process. An adjustment. There are moments that make you forget that Miami has really only been playing together for a few weeks, that they are still growing and learning. But they are 4-2 because they are still learning, because there are nights where it does not all click. And the guy it is…

  12. Carmelo Anthony comes to Chicago tonight, but still in Nuggets uniform

    Nov 8, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

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    Carmelo Anthony will suit up in Chicago tonight. Still in a Nuggets uniform, though. Luol Deng and Joakim Noah will still put on Bulls uniforms for the game. Denver will come to Chicago in a battle of two teams that have talked about a blockbuster deal but never got it done. Which frustrates a number…

  13. Lakers prove they can showboat, too

    Nov 8, 2010, 8:47 AM EDT

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    Yesterday it was LeBron James and Dwyane Wade showing off for the Heat with a spectacular ally-oop dunk. The Lakers looked around and said, “We can do that” and sent out their two best athletes to prove it — Steve Blake and Pau Gasol. Okay, maybe not their two best, but they still put on…

  14. Celtics Jermaine O’Neal had minor “procedure” on his knee during season

    Nov 8, 2010, 8:18 AM EDT

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    Jermaine O’Neal played 21 minutes for the Celtics in their win over the Thunder. He pulled down nine boards but shot just 1-for-5. He has not moved well this season and admitted to Sherrod Blakely of Comcast Sports New England that he had a “minor procedure” done on his sore left knee. During the season.…

  15. Aaron Brooks says he is out four to six weeks

    Nov 8, 2010, 1:15 AM EDT

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    Aaron Brooks sprained his ankle Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs and had to sit out Sunday when the Rockets picked up their first win of the season against the Timberwolves. He’s going to be out a while longer. Brooks himself told Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle (via twitter) he will be out…

  16. Rumors continue but Warriors not likely to move Monta Ellis

    Nov 7, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Remember how Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry were not going to be able to play well together and Ellis had to be traded? Another urban myth, right up there with Mr. Rogers was a Navy Seal. Ellis is having a career year — 28.6 points per game, at a shooting percentage 60 points higher than…

  17. Baseline to Baseline (your game recaps): Friday night is for nail biters, apparently

    Nov 6, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    What you missed installing your all-in-one toilet paper roll holder and iPod Dock… There are more notes from the Hornets 96-93 win over the Heat here. Celtics 110, Bulls 105 (OT): I could have sworn I saw Ray Allen dunk in the overtime. I must be hallucinating. Give the Bulls credit, down 16 in the…

  18. Game of the Night: Where CP3 was better than the Big Three

    Nov 6, 2010, 2:18 AM EDT

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    Most Saturdays you’re not going to get a Game of the Night, because that could make us work on a Friday night rather than enjoy another Guinness. But there were so many notes on my plate from the Hornets beating the Heat that it cried out for the space. On that note, I put down…

  19. Kings’ Antoine Wright arrested for DUI

    Nov 5, 2010, 11:56 PM EDT

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    There seems to be something about guys in cars with the Sacramento Kings. Former coach Eric Musselman got a DIU, as did minority owner George Maloof. Then there was Tyreke Evans, who got cited and suspended for a game after a 100 mph cruise through the city. Now Antoine Wright has joined group, the reserve…

  20. Andre Igoudala leaves game with strained Achilles

    Nov 5, 2010, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Andre Iguodala’s 252-game starting streak is in jepoardy. Iguodala strained his right Achilles tendon during the first half of the Sixers loss to the Cavaliers Friday night and did not play in the second half. After the game coach Doug Collins said that the injury was not serious. However, Iguodala’s status for Sunday at the…

  21. Kevin Love just wants to play

    Nov 5, 2010, 4:21 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    Brandon Roy is averaging 40.5 minutes a game this season to lead the league. Team’s stars usually average 35 give or take a little. Pau Gasol is at 37.4 per game this season for the Lakers, Rudy Gay 39.2, Russell Westbrook 36.4, Paul Pierce 37.2. Then there are guys like Beno Udrh getting 36 per…

  22. Gilbert Arenas to make his return tonight in New York

    Nov 5, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

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    Seems somehow fitting to have Gilbert Arenas return to the game on a big stage. Arenas will make his return tonight at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks, according to the official Wizards twitter account. Arenas missed the end of training camp and the start of the season with a sprained ankle. Tonight marks his…

  23. Best dunk of the young season belongs to you, Derrick Rose

    Nov 5, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT

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    In case you didn’t see Derrick Rose’s impressive throwdown against the Knicks — or were just too focused on the Knicks winning — here you go. Enjoy.

  24. Knicks fans, media dream of Steve Nash

    Nov 5, 2010, 2:13 PM EDT

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    Raymond Felton looked pretty good running the Knicks past the Chicago Bulls Thursday night. He’s starting to really understand how to be the point guard in the Mike D’Antoni system. But he’s no Steve Nash. Friday in the New York Post, Marc Berman tries to breathe life into the Nash to the Knicks idea, saying…

  25. Cleveland tells LeBron what he should do: “Be who you said you’d be.”

    Nov 5, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

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    LeBron had to know this was coming, because: 1) He asked a question without answering it; 2) Clevelanders are still bitter. So here you go, the people of Cleveland respond to LeBron’s Rise ad.

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