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Grantland: Clippers on the edge of glory

Zach Lowe writes the Clippers have had three cracks at an NBA title with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan in their primes. This fourth try could be their last. Time to make the leap

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Rivers to team: Put down your cellphones

The Clippers will head to the NBA's Global Games in China next week and coach Doc Rivers hopes it will force his team to bond. "You're on a plane for 13 hours together, you're in another country, hopefully their cellphones don't work, so they have to talk to each other. It's a forced week together… it can't be bad, let's put it that way."

Half-court jumper for $30K? No problem

A military member had to have felt good about Cavs G J.R. Smith's taking a half-court shot to win $30K. But when Smith pulled up for a jumper without a running start?


Stauskas out two weeks with injured tibia

Philly guard Nik Stauskas will be sidelined for two weeks with a right tibia stress reaction, but should be ready for the start of the season. Stauskas hasn't seen any court action since last Thursday.

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#PhotoOfTheNight: Brooklyn Nets' Thaddeus Young gets stuffed at the rim in preseason game at Barclays Center.

Boogie shines in preseason thriller

After the Blazers hold a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College, DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 points to go along with seven rebounds in Sacramento’s 109-105 overtime win.


Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 rankings

With the NBA season approaching, Tom Carpenter updates the top 200 players in fantasy basketball for 2015-16. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis checks in at No. 1 overall. Leagues won by up-and-comers

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Porzingis part Dirk, part Pau Gasol?

New York assistant coach Kurt Rambis spoke highly of the Knicks' first-round pick, but cautioned: "You [reporters] haven't seen it yet and probably all of it won't come out for three, four, five years either. He's got to grow up, mature, develop, get stronger, get used to the NBA game."

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Brook Lopez just took a wing 3 after having an intense conversation with Lionel Hollins. And he made the shot. #Nets

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LeBron's been practicing in No. 6 uni but will wear No. 23 this yr: "It's like Deion (Sanders). He wore No. 21 at FSU, practiced in No. 2"

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

Marcelo Huertas will not play on Tues., as he will be receiving his immigration documents in Vancouver. He also likely will not play Thurs.

Green nails windmill dunk

Heat guard Gerald Green got a breakaway off a steal and finished the preseason play with a windmill dunk.