Davis posts another preposterous stat line to lead Pelicans past Heat in OT

NEW ORLEANS – Anthony Davis had 45 points, 17 rebounds, five blocked shots and five steals, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Miami Heat 124-123 in overtime Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Goran Dragic scored 30 points and Dwyane Wade hit two runners to give the Heat the lead twice in the last 36 seconds of overtime, but Davis responded to the first with a layup as he was fouled, and Jrue Holiday answered the second with a runner in the lane with 7 seconds left. Wade…

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Pop: Spurs need to ‘play for themselves’ without Kawhi

Gregg Popovich wants his beleaguered squad to know Kawhi Leonard is not about to walk through that door. The San Antonio Spurs‘ uncharacteristic losing woes continued Friday with a 122-119 road loss to the Denver Nuggets for their fourth consecutive defeat. In the midst of their skid, reports also surfaced that Leonard is apparently choosing to sit out in search of secondary medical opinions on his mysterious quad ailment, despite having already been cleared. But Popovich, who also conceded he would be surprised to see Leonard back on the court at all this season, now wants the…

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REPORT: Sean Miller Offered Massive Payment to Ensure DeAndre Ayton Came to Arizona

DeAndre Ayton is a once in a generation talent, as Sean Miller has so elegantly put it. Ayton is so talented, in fact, that Miller was reportedly willing to drop $100,000 to ensure he came to Arizona. According to an ESPN report, an FBI wiretap intercepted a conversation between Miller and infamous agent Christian Dawkins, in which the Wildcats coach offered money for Ayton’s services. Sources: Wiretaps show Arizona coach Sean Miller talked payment https://t.co/8J4JoOXrI8 — Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) February 24, 2018 Ayton is projected to be a top-5 pick…

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Walton shuts out LaVar: We’re not interested in parents’ opinions

Luke Walton isn’t interested in what LaVar Ball has to say. The Los Angeles Lakers‘ head coach has come under increasing fire from the outspoken father recently, including Wednesday, when Ball Sr. chastised Walton for a purported mismanaging of son Lonzo‘s fourth-quarter minutes. Those comments, of course, came two weeks after LaVar also suggested Walton didn’t know how to coach the rookie point guard, though Walton asserts Ball’s complaints are falling on deaf ears. “We don’t take parents’ opinions into our coaching decisions and how we’re trying to grow as a group,” Walton told the Orange County…

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Browns owner: Dorsey’s ‘No. 1 priority’ is finding a quarterback

The newest leader of the Cleveland Browns‘ front office has been tasked with the same assignment that each of his last dozen predecessors have had – find a good quarterback. As Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduced new general manager John Dorsey at Friday’s press conference, he made it clear that finding a leader under center is the top goal. “That will be John’s No. 1 priority,” Haslam said Friday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “The Cleveland Browns are not going to be successful until we get a quarterback. We’re going…

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Warriors’ Green finishes with unique line in win over Pistons

Draymond Green is proof you don’t need to score a ton of points to have a massive impact on a basketball game. The Golden State Warriors ended their six-game road trip Friday night at Little Caesars Arena, capping it off with a narrow 102-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons to finish a perfect 6-0. They’re the 11th team in NBA history to go undefeated on such a trip. With his shot not falling (1-of-6 from the field, and 0-of-5 from behind the arc) in the 38 minutes he was on the floor, Green put more of an…

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Report: Yankees making progress on trade for Stanton

The Bronx Bombers might be about to flex their muscles again. One day after it was reported Giancarlo Stanton would approve a trade to the New York Yankees, sources told Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports the Yankees and Miami Marlins are making progress on a deal for the reigning National League MVP. Despite the apparent sudden spike in momentum, a source told Passan nothing has been completed yet. A Marlins source told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic the teams are “talking, (but) not close.” While specifics of the talks aren’t fully known, MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reports Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro‘s name…

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Oladipo, Pacers end Cavaliers’ 13-game win streak

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Victor Oladipo had 33 points and eight rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat Cleveland 106-102 on Friday night to end the Cavaliers’ winning streak at 13 games. Indiana has won three straight, nine of 12 and is the first team to beat the Cavaliers twice this season. LeBron James had 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Cleveland, and Kevin Love added 20 points. The Cavs lost for the first time since Nov. 9 at Houston. They had won seven straight on the road. The teams went…

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VIDEO: LeBron Reveals Hilarious Way He’s Been Testing Out Different Cavs Lineups

Whoever said video games don’t have any value in the real world clearly hasn’t talked to LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar spoke to reporters earlier today after practice, and obviously talk has been swirling about Isaiah Thomas’ imminent return to the team. When asked how he’s been analyzing potential Cavs lineups for when that happens, the King had an absolutely priceless answer. LeBron uses NBA 2K to test different lineups once IT is back 😂😂😂 (via @PDcavsinsider) pic.twitter.com/0xKOx1ePyY — SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) December 6, 2017 Hey, the game is…

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Spurs Young Star Leaves Game in Extreme Pain With Apparent Knee Injury

The San Antonio Spurs rely on their deep bench year in and year out, but may have lost a key component tonight. Based on his immediate reaction, at least. Fourth-year guard/small-forward Kyle Anderson left Sunday night’s game against the Thunder with an apparent knee injury. Anderson had to be helped off the court after going down with an injury. Spurs guard Kyle Anderson went to the floor screaming and grabbing left knee in OKC. — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) December 4, 2017 For those who didn’t see, here’s another look Anderson’s injury….

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