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Why NBA fans should be thankful?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:06:49 GMT

From super teams to drama in Cleveland, Brian Scalabrine discusses what NBA fans should be thankful for this year.

WATCH: Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:34:51 GMT

The Celtics host the Magic at TD Garden. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or on with the Celtics livestream, presented by Nissan, on the NBC Sports App.

Thunder in search of consistency against Pistons

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:30:04 GMT

A team looking to regain its footing and a team looking to finally find some momentum meet Friday night in Oklahoma City when the Thunder host the Detroit Pistons. In a win Wednesday over defending champion Golden State, the Thunder's big three of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony

Duke-Texas features two top NBA prospects (Nov 24, 2017)

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:21:46 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. — Because the teams aren't in the same bracket, fans won't be seeing Duke take on North Carolina on Friday. Instead, they'll settle for watching two of the top NBA prospects square off. Freshman Marvin Bagley III will lead the Blue Devils against Mohamed Bamba and Texas in

Streak-busting Heat open road trip in Minnesota

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:20:37 GMT

The Miami Heat arrive in chilly Minnesota to begin a four-game road trip less than 48 hours after cooling off the NBA's hottest team. The Heat snapped the Boston Celtics' 16-game winning streak on Wednesday behind Goran Dragic's game-high 27 points and Dion Waiters' clutch 3-point shooting

Magic search for answers against streak-less Celtics

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:07:59 GMT

On May 24, 2010, the Orlando Magic defeated the Celtics in Boston to avoid a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals. The Magic, who visit TD Garden on Friday night, have not won in Boston since, losing Game 6 of that series to get eliminated and 13 straight regular-season games since. Now

Hardaway returns to Atlanta as Hawks host Knicks

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:36:28 GMT

The Atlanta Hawks hope their recent success against the New York Knicks can carry over to this rebuilding year and help them end a three-game losing streak. The Hawks won their last three meetings with the Knicks and went 3-1 against them last season. This will be the only game between the two clubs

Film sessions have helped Oladipo lift his game

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:13:47 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS -- Until a strange third quarter Wednesday night in New York during which Toronto allowed the Knicks a 28-0 run, the Raptors joined the Indiana Pacers as two of the NBA's hottest teams entering Friday night's game in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Toronto (11-6) had won four in a row until

Draymond Green's intensity, leadership pushes Durant, others

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:44:17 GMT

Draymond Green and Kevin Durant bet on just about anything and they have their heated moments, too. Both say they are better for it and there's no question they've formed a strong bond.

Dose: Injury Updates

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:17:00 GMT

In Friday's Dose, Jonas Nader breaks down the latest injury news on Kawhi Leonard, Isaiah Thomas and more!

NBA decries prison congestion

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

OWERRI—The Owerri Branch of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has decried the level of congestion in federal prisons in the state. The NBA chairman, Mr. Lawrence Nwakaeti, made the lamentation in an address he read at the Special Assizes marking the opening of the 2017/2018 new legal year of the Imo State

#CavsHornets Game Preview

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

The Cavaliers (11-7) host the Charlotte Hornets (8-9) at Quicken Loans Arena for a Black Friday showdown. Tipoff from The Q is at 8:00 p.m. (ET). The Wine & Gold are cruising into Friday's matchup on a six-game winning streak after topping the Brooklyn Nets, 119-109, Wednesday night in The Land.

How Tim Hardaway Jr. is justifying his huge contract

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:56:05 GMT

Tim Hardaway Jr. is making his return to Atlanta at the perfect time. He's emerging from a career-high 38 points and arriving at Philips Arena on Friday with a team that is the one of the biggest surprises in the NBA at 10-7. When Hardaway left Atlanta, he felt he made the right choice, and now he

Three Things to Watch: Bulls dance with Warriors

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:17:53 GMT

Watch as the Bulls take on the Warriors at 9 p.m. tonight on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app.

Nuggets forge ahead without Millsap, face Grizzlies next

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:48:49 GMT

A road trip that began with such promise for the Denver Nuggets ended in a humbling loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. The lasting impact of Denver's 30-point loss to Houston is how they played without power forward Paul Millsap. The original diagnosis was a sprain, but Millsap was

Black Friday 2017 Deals on Popular NBA Jerseys: LeBron James, Steph Curry, Ben Simmons

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:17:00 GMT

Black Friday is coming and there's no better day of the year to scoop up that new jersey of your favorite NBA player. LeBron James? Stephen Curry? Kyrie Irving?  We've got them all at the CBS Sports Shop, with 25 percent off select Nike, Under Armour and Adidas merchandise through Tuesday and

Early Black Friday 2017 Deals: Winter Classic, NBA Winter Collection, Astros gear

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:12:00 GMT

With Black Friday right around the corner, the CBS Sports Shop is stocked with special holiday deals, including a 15 percent discount on any order of more than $75 starting Wednesday. Everything from Houston Astros World Series gear and NHL Winter Classic sweaters to NBA Winter Collection apparel and

Report: Teams are calling Clippers about DeAndre Jordan trades

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:00:33 GMT

A lot of teams could use Jordan, but as a free agent next season with a $22.6 million contract, putting together a deal is difficult.

Celtics to battle Magic on Friday night

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:43:00 GMT

The Boston Celtics hope to begin another winning streak when they return home to take on the struggling Orlando Magic on Friday night. The Celtics saw their 16-game run — tied for the fourth-longest in franchise history — come to an end Wednesday night when they shot only 41.7 percent from the floor

Pelicans' twin towers invade Phoenix

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:05:42 GMT

The New Orleans Pelicans will bring their twin double-double machine to Phoenix on Friday. The Suns have three centers on their roster, and they might need every one. New Orleans center DeMarcus Cousins has 14 double-doubles and power forward Anthony Davis has 13 this season, and both did it again

Tristan Thompson and PARTYNEXTDOOR Turn Up The Club After Cavs Win

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:12:00 GMT

Tristan Thompson PARTYNEXTDOOR Makes Me Feel Single Again!!! 1 11/23/2017 1:12 PM PST Tristan Thompson celebrated the Cleveland Cavs big win over Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night by taking it back pre-Khloe ... when he was a single dude. Tristan and teammate Jae Crowder hit up Cleveland hot spot Magnolia

Trail Blazers hope to rev up offense against Nets

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:01:32 GMT

For various reasons, the Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets were doomed by one bad quarter Wednesday. In Philadelphia, Portland could never recover after an extremely slow start. In Cleveland, Brooklyn could not prevent LeBron James from taking over down the stretch.

For Warriors' David West, age is just a number

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:40:00 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY — Warriors center David West is an anomaly in a league in which the average career spans less than five years. In his 15th NBA season, West, 37, is not only still hanging around, he's getting better. “We call him Benjamin Button,” point guard Shaun Livingston said. “He's aging backward

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 113-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:30:00 GMT

There was hope heading into Wednesday's game for the Lakers to reach the 10-10 record this season that had everyone so excited last year. Sacramento has struggled tremendously and had won only four games this season before Wednesday. Instead, the Kings got the best of the Lakers with an uncharacteristic

Jordan Bell: Rookie year with Warriors 'like being a freshman all over again'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:01:56 GMT

Warriors rookie Jordan Bell isn't seeing the court as much lately, but he knows it's a part of Steve Kerr's process...

Warriors attempt to bounce back versus Bulls (Nov 24, 2017)

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:57:57 GMT

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors get an opportunity to do what they do best Friday night when they follow a loss with a game against the Chicago Bulls. The Warriors will be coming off a 108-91 setback at Oklahoma City when they open a three-game homestand against a Bulls' team that will

James roaring as Cavaliers again face Hornets

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:42:45 GMT

"His big, big nights, which he's had against us, it's going to be the fast-break baskets, the second-chance baskets and the cuts," Clifford said prior to Cleveland's 115-107 win over the Hornets on Nov. 15. Obviously, no one's been taking away James' buckets this season

Magic's losing streak has Frank Vogel serving as an amateur psychologist

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:10:00 GMT

MINNEAPOLIS — Frank Vogel took the course Introduction to Psychology as a pre-med student at Juniata College. He recalls receiving a D in that class. “Don't ask me about clinical psychology,” Vogel said. “But human psychology I would get an A in. Managing a group, managing the psyche of a team? I

The latest on Charlotte Hornet Nic Batum's elbow re-injury

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:04:00 GMT

While there has not yet been a definitive projection, it does not appear Charlotte Hornet Nic Batum's latest left elbow injury threatens his season. Batum doesn't feel the re-injury, which caused him to miss the second half Wednesday against the Washington Wizards, is as bad as the original injury

Marc Gasol makes 3/4-court shot just after buzzer (video)

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:00:09 GMT

Grizzlies could have used bucket against Mavericks

Raptors aim to recover in matchup versus Pacers (Nov 24, 2017)

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:59:06 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS — Until a strange third quarter Wednesday night in New York during which Toronto allowed the Knicks a 28-0 run, the Raptors joined the Indiana Pacers as two of the NBA's hottest teams entering Friday night's game in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Toronto (11-6) had won four in a row until

Knicks and Tim Hardaway Jr.: A forced marriage works perfectly

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:27:08 GMT

Tim Hardaway Jr. is making his return to Atlanta at the perfect time, emerging from a career-high 38 points, arriving at Philips Arena on Friday with a team that's the surprise of the NBA at 10-7. Hardaway felt he made the right choice to leave Atlanta this offseason, and he knows it now. There was

Who Will Win NBA MVP? 2017-18 Season Has Six Early Contenders

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:11:36 GMT

The NBA’s league leaders through 18 games, though, look likely to stay there for the rest of the year, barring injury—either because they have been here before or due to sheer statistical dominance. Through the Cavaliers’ early-season struggles, and then their current five-game winning run, James has

Six early contenders to succeed Russell Westbrook as NBA M.V.P.

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:11:36 GMT

The 2017-18 regular season is still less than a quarter complete, as of Thursday afternoon. That's far too early to start compiling any kind of M.V.P. list, right? Anything could happen between now and June, within reason that is. The Nets aren't making the playoffs, for instance. The NBA'

The Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant soap opera continues as the Thunder beat the Warriors

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:52:00 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY – Throughout the eight years Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant played together, there was constant speculation and analysis of the actions and body language of both players toward one another. So it should come as a surprise to no one that, more than a year after Durant chose to leave

Give and Go: What should Sixers be thankful for the most?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:40:27 GMT

In this week's edition of Give and Go, we take a look at what the Sixers should be happy about the most this Thanksgiving.

Thunder have firepower, signature win to show for it

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:37:00 GMT

Caption Close OKLAHOMA CITY - The differences between the two visits Golden State made here last season and the one the team made Wednesday night were easy to see. Gone was the cauldron of intensity and anger that awaited the Warriors - and, specifically, this state's former favorite son Kevin Durant

Dion Waiters makes remarkable change; Heat nuggets

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:06:00 GMT

A six-pack of Heat notes on Thanksgiving in the wake of Wednesday's invigorating win against Boston, which snapped the Celtics' 16-game winning streak: • One of the fun parts of watching Dion Waiters has been his evolution as a clutch player. Keep in mind that the brilliant-late-game Waiters

Watch Knicks string together 28-0 run against Raptors

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:00:11 GMT

The Knicks are fun to watch.

Fearless predictions: The road - again

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:22:00 GMT

Five fearless predictions for Friday's Charlotte Hornets game against the Cleveland Cavaliers: 1. Not another overtime The victory Wednesday over the Washington Wizards broke a streak of five consecutive overtime losses (all last season) for the Hornets. I don't see this one going an extra five

NBA: LaVar Ball, eccentric patriarch of basketball prodigies

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:20:08 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -  Whether it's about Donald Trump, legends of the NBA or conventional wisdom, LaVar Ball is happy picking a fight with anyone over anything at any time. In the space of two years, the larger-than-life hoops fanatic has risen from obscurity to prominence as the eccentric father

Pochettino on Rose's Spurs future - 'you can't guess what will happen'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:15:02 GMT

Mauricio Pochettino refused to commit over Manchester United target Danny Rose's long-term future at Spurs.

Lakers Rumors: Latest on Mindaugas Kuzminskas Pursuit and Larry Nance Jr. Return

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:00:02 GMT

The Los Angeles Lakers have looked better overall as of late, and they could be looking at even more depth going forward. Perhaps the biggest news is the potential early return for power forward Larry Nance Jr. after he underwent surgery for a fractured left hand earlier this month. Adrian Wojnarowski

Russell Westbrook: Playing with intensity, energy 'my game'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:43:00 GMT

Anyone who saw last night's matchup between the Warriors and Thunder in Oklahoma City could tell guard Russell Westbrook was more than ready for this one for a number of reasons. The Thunder star and reigning Kia MVP was looking to get his team on track after a two-game skid. He wanted to show off

Celtics Come Down to Earth With a Bump After Miami Ends 16-Game Streak: 'We Have to Get Better'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:14:02 GMT

The Boston Celtics were about to erase another double-digit deficit and extend their winning streak when two fortunate bounces from a Dion Waiters’ 3-point attempt helped squash the rally. The win snapped the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak. The loss was Boston’s first since a 108-100 defeat at Milwaukee

Celtics come down to Earth after 16-game winning streak ends

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:14:02 GMT

The Boston Celtics were about to erase another double-digit deficit and extend their winning streak when two fortunate bounces from a Dion Waiters' 3-point attempt helped squash the rally. Waiters' shot late in the fourth quarter bounced off the rim, the top of the backboard and through the net

Joel Embiid trolls Jalen Rose with smooth reference to Kobe Bryant's 81-point game

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:36:08 GMT

If you thought it was nice when Joel Embiid said his conditioning level was at 69 percent, wait until you hear the dagger he jabbed into Jalen Rose on ESPN. When asked where his conditioning level was Wednesday, Embiid said, “I think I'm at, uh, 81 percent. Shoutout Jalen Rose.” Embiid: “I'm

Perspective | Oklahoma City had the firepower. Now it has a signature victory to go along with it.

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY – The difference between the two visits the Golden State Warriors made here last season and the one they made Wednesday were easy to see. Gone was the cauldron of intensity and anger that awaited the Warriors – and, specifically, this state's former favorite son Kevin Durant. In its

Kevin Durant: Heated exchange with Russell Westbrook is 'just ball'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:44:48 GMT

The Thunder walked away with a 108-91 win over the Warriors Wednesday night, but it wasn't before Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant went head-to-head in a heated scuffle during the third quarter.  Tensions were certainly high between the two, but according to Durant, their interaction was not a

Nick Wright explains why America relates better to Westbrook than Durant

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:18:26 GMT

Cris Carter wonders what Jim Harbaugh has done to earn a lifetime contract with Michigan 7 hours ago Cris Carter believes we are in a cycle of judging young players the wrong way 10 hours ago Nick Wright: “It is not hyperbole to say LeBron is having the best season of his career” 10 hours ago Nick Wright