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Kawhi Leonard forced to leave game after blow to head; Clippers hang on to beat Nuggets

On a day full of NBA blowouts, the Clippers were doing their part, leading the Denver Nuggets by 24 at one point and cruising to a win. The NBA’s Christmas Day nightcap lacked drama. That was until Serge Ibaka inadvertently elbowed Kawhi Leonard, dropping the Clippers star like he got hit with an MMA roundhouse […]

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Cleveland rookie Dylan Windler out with broken left hand

Cavaliers rookie forward Dylan Windler broke his left hand in the season opener, another unlucky medical setback for the promising player. The team said Thursday that Windler suffered a fourth metacarpal fracture (on his ring finger) when he took a hard fall in the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets. X-rays after the game were […]

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Wall, Cousins, Gordon, Jones all quarantined, out for Rockets’ games Friday, Monday

Houston is still scheduled to play its first game Friday night in Portland against the Trail Blazers. However, the Rockets will do so without John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon, or Mason Jones, all of whom are quarantined due to the NBA’s coronavirus contact tracing policies, a story broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic. […]

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Lakers, Dennis Schroder talking contract extension (in February)

Dennis Schroder has impressed for the Lakers through two games — 16 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists a game, shooting 37.5% from three in two games as a starter next to LeBron James. Which is why the Lakers traded for him and why Los Angeles would love to lock Schroder up longer term. The […]

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Montrezl Harrell’s somersault was best part of NBA Christmas Day

The NBA’s Christmas Day slate ended up being a dud. Five games, five blowouts. The best part of the day may have been Montrezl Harrell‘s somersault. Dallas’ Dorian Finney-Smith missed a three, and Harrell was putting an aggressive box out on Willie Cauley-Stein, when the Dallas center pulled Harrell down — and Harrell executed a […]

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Still The King: LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of Year award

LeBron James told the world in 2020 that Black Lives Matter. He helped convince many who had never voted to finally head to the polls. He found more ways to continue elevating the lives of people in his hometown. If that weren’t enough, he won another NBA championship. James’ on-court performance this year was spectacular […]

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Stephen Curry drain five minutes of corner threes without a miss

One of the amazing, impressive parts of watching an NBA practice/warm-up is watching guys who “can’t shoot” just drain shot after shot from everywhere when not contested and able to shoot in rhythm. In one of the first games I ever attended as a media member, I watched Luke Walton — career 32% from three […]