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Thunder hold off Kobe’s Lakers 104-103 without KD (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 19: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives against the Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Russell Westbrook grew up watching Kobe Bryant sink innumerable enormous shots for the Lakers, the Los Angeles native didn’t worry when No. 24 had the ball with the game on the line against his Oklahoma City Thunder.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:07 am

Nuggets hang on to beat Clippers 109-106 (Yahoo Sports)

DENVER, CO - December 19: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Denver Nuggets during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on December 19, 2014 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty ImagesDENVER (AP) — After the Denver Nuggets blew a big lead, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler were there to help bail them out.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:27 am

Lillard scores 43 as Blazers beat Spurs in 3 OT (Yahoo Sports)

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 19: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers prepares to shoot against the San Antonio Spurs during the game on December 19, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX. (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers know firsthand how cold and methodical the veteran San Antonio Spurs can be when they have a team in trouble.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:19 am

Butler, Mirotic lead Bulls over Grizzlies 103-97 (Yahoo Sports)

MEMPHIS, TN - DECEMBER 19: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Jon Leuer #30 of the Memphis Grizzlies on December 19, 2014 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Chicago rookie Nikola Mirotic left the locker room before the media could hear about his perfect shooting night from outside the arc.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 5:27 am

Wizards rally down stretch, top Heat 105-103 (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 19: Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards reacts to winning a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)MIAMI (AP) — One of the biggest reasons why Paul Pierce decided to join the Washington Wizards was because he thought they could be a contender if they learned how to finish games.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 5:03 am

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves (Yahoo Sports)

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 19: Tyler Zeller #44 of the Boston Celtics dunks against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 19, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens was curious how his team would play in its first game without Rajon Rondo.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 4:58 am

James, Miller lead Cavaliers over Nets 95-91 (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 19: Mike Miller #18 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena on December 19, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Miller made his coach look like a genius Friday night.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 4:58 am

Raptors hand Pistons 12th straight home loss (Yahoo Sports)

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 19: Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Toronto Raptors goes for the dunk against the Detroit Pistons during the game on December 19, 2014 at Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors felt right at home at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 4:29 am

Rockets acquire Timberwolves swingman Brewer (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 14: Corey Brewer #13 of the Minnesota Timberwolves takes a shot against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 14, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Houston Rockets made a move to bolster their depth on the perimeter on Friday, obtaining veteran swing man Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade that also included the Philadelphia 76ers.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 3:08 am

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Update: NBA 2K15 And WWE 2K15 Servers Are Down – Attack of the Fanboy


Attack of the Fanboy

Update: NBA 2K15 And WWE 2K15 Servers Are Down
Attack of the Fanboy
Don't be too alarmed if you cannot play NBA 2K15 and/or WWE 2K15 online. It appears the 2K Servers are down at the moment. Both WWE 2K15 and NBA 2K15 servers are down for some reason. Don't panic as this is nothing wrong with your own internet …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 10:45 am

NBA roundup: Trail Blazers outlast Spurs in 3 OTs – Boston Globe


Boston Globe

NBA roundup: Trail Blazers outlast Spurs in 3 OTs
Boston Globe
Brandon Jennings scored 22 points to lead Detroit, which moved within seven of the NBA record for consecutive home losses set by the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points and Greg Monroe had 17 for the Pistons.
NBA results, Dec. 19SFGate
NBA CapsulesFOXSports.com

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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 9:42 am

Rockets acquire Brewer and Shved in three-team trade – NBA.com (blog)


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Rockets acquire Brewer and Shved in three-team trade
NBA.com (blog)
After being drafted seventh overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brewer has appeared in 491 career games (265 starts) with Minnesota, Dallas and Denver holding career averages of 10.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per …
Corey Brewer Headed To HoustonESPN
Report: Cavs show renewed interest in NBA steals leaderFOXSports.com

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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 4:46 am

2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: Memphis ends Golden State’s reign; Washington … – Washington Post


2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: Memphis ends Golden State's reign; Washington
Washington Post
The Grizzlies' past four victories have been the NBA equivalent of hitting for the cycle after winning in double overtime, overtime, regulation and triple overtime. Ending Golden State's 16-game win streak and snapping their own nine-game losing streak

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 4:42 am

5 NBA Trades We’re All Waiting For – Sports On Earth


Sports On Earth

5 NBA Trades We're All Waiting For
Sports On Earth
Sadly, NBA franchises today hardly ever shake things up just for the hell of it. Decision makers are smarter than ever before (most of the time). They understand that transactions are a big deal; purpose is mandatory, and every GM would rather step

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 4:28 am

NBA Rumors: Info on Wilson Chandler, Kings’ Coaching Search and More – Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

NBA Rumors: Info on Wilson Chandler, Kings' Coaching Search and More
Bleacher Report
The Denver Nuggets seem to have a few players that teams are interested in acquiring. Per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, "Teams continue to look at Denver as an appealing trade partner. The [Cleveland] Cavs have been trying to acquire center

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 3:52 am

NBA Rumors: Updates, Speculation for Week of Dec. 15 – Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

NBA Rumors: Updates, Speculation for Week of Dec. 15
Bleacher Report
It feels like business is about to pick up around the NBA with the season's quarter pole in the rearview mirror and the first blockbuster in the books. Now's the time for teams that view themselves as contenders to start searching for the missing piece
Will the Mavericks' trade for Rajon Rondo work? — Around the NBAOregonLive.com
Rondo seeks another title run in move to DallasNBA.com (blog)
NBA Trade Rumors: With Rajon Rondo, Are Dallas Mavericks Best Team in the Latin Post
St. Cloud Times -Fredericksburg.com -theday.com
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 9:39 pm

How Former NBA Prospect Isaiah Austin Found Out He Has Marfan Syndrome – Huffington Post


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How Former NBA Prospect Isaiah Austin Found Out He Has Marfan Syndrome
Huffington Post
Six months ago, Isaiah Austin was considered a late first-round prospect in the NBA Draft. The lanky 7-footer had just enjoyed a NCAA Tournament run with Baylor to the Sweet Sixteen, ultimately succumbing to Wisconsin. He had high hopes for what he …
Isaiah Austin On Life After Playing BasketballESPN
Former Baylor Star Isaiah Austin Added to NBA 2K15Sir Charles In Charge

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 9:32 pm

Raptors unveil new logo, ending dinosaur logo’s run – NBA.com (blog)


Raptors unveil new logo, ending dinosaur logo's run
NBA.com (blog)
The NBA team has unveiled a sleek new logo that's a silver basketball, ripped by dinosaur claw marks, inside a red circle. The current dinosaur logo will be retired after this season. The Raptors unveiled the logo in a short video clip Friday titled

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 9:25 pm

Mavericks acquire Rajon Rondo – NBA.com (blog)


NBA.com (blog)

Mavericks acquire Rajon Rondo
NBA.com (blog)
In addition to being a four-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Rondo has been named All-NBA Defensive Team four times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), All-NBA Third Team (2012) and was the starting point guard on Boston's 2008 NBA Championship …
2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 7 Weeks of Bleacher Report
NBA results and news, Dec. 18SFGate
Rondo 'Makes Perfect Sense For Mavs'ESPN
SI.com -CBSSports.com -SB Nation
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 7:53 am