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United States advances to Gold medal game versus Spain

United States advances to Gold medal game versus Spain

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 19 points while LeBron James added 18 to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the United States to another dominating 2012 Olympics victory over Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola and the Argentinean National Team from London, England Friday night. Durant hit four of his game-high five treys in a pivotal 27-17 third quarter that ultimately took Argentina’s spirit in the contest. Carmelo Anthony only added to their dismay as … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Plumlee, Sullinger with strong showings on Day 3

Orlando Summer League: Plumlee, Sullinger with strong showings on Day 3

The summer league is a chance for incoming rookies to show that they belong in the ultra-competitive NBA and two such incoming rookies from the high-profile 2012 draft class are doing their utmost to prove that worth in the first week of summer ball at the Orlando Summer League this year. Former Duke power forward Miles Plumlee and Ohio State power forward Jared Sullinger laced them up early Wednesday afternoon in Day 3 of summer league … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Sullinger, Jones III shine in NBA debuts

Jared Sullinger dropped a game-high 20 points for the victorious Boston Celtics while Thunder forward Perry Jones III demonstrated his versatile skill set scoring 16 to go along with 8 rebounds as the Celtics beat the Thunder 73-65 in Game 2 of Monday’s Summer League action from Orlando, Florida. 2012 NBA Draft Both collegiate stars curiously dropped in the 2012 NBA draft albeit their well-documented successes with Sullinger falling to the mighty Boston Celtics at No. 21 and Jones sticking with the Thunder at No. 28. However, as showcased in their NBA debuts Monday afternoon, these two forgotten forwards may rival for the biggest steals of the draft by season’s end. Sullinger, who came off the bench Monday, knocked in 6-of-12 shots from the field netting all seven of his free throw attempts while … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Andrew Nicholson leads Magic past Nets

The 2012 Summer League kicked off early Monday afternoon down in sunny Orlando, Florida as the hometown Magic blew past the Brooklyn Nets 92-88 behind rookie power Andrew Nicholson‘s game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds. 2012 NBA Draft Fellow rookie teammate Kyle O’Quinn added 16 points while point guard Maalik Wayns controlled the offense to the tune of 11 points and 10 assists to go along with just 3 turnovers. The Nets were led by rookie point guard Tyshawn Taylor, the 41st pick in the 2012 NBA draft, who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor Prospect Profile Second-year man MarShon Brooks struggled mightily amid constant trade talks that have the wiry wing linked to Dwight Howard scoring just 3 points on a putrid 0-of-10 shooting from the floor to go along with 4 … Read entire article »

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Spurs put Clips in hopeless 0-3 hole

Spurs put Clips in hopeless 0-3 hole

The San Antonio Spurs went on a blistering third quarter 24-0 run in Game 3 of their Western Conference Semifinal round matchup Saturday afternoon to beat the Clippers 96-86 and go up 3-0 in the series. After L.A. bolted out the gates with a dominating 33-11 first quarter performance, the steady Spurs went on to win the final three quarters by a margin of plus-32 to ultimately put the Clippers hopes of any chance to win the … Read entire article »

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Jeremy Lin’s late 3-pointer sinks Raptors

Jeremy Lin’s late 3-pointer sinks Raptors

It may not have looked good early, but Jeremy Lin, once again, found a way to lift his New York Knicks to another impressive victory against the home Toronto Raptors Tuesday evening. After racking up six first half turnovers, Lin regrouped to close the contest in dramatic fashion nailing a game-winning 3-pointer with just 0.5 seconds remaining. The 3-ball gave the previously unknown point guard a game-high 27 points on the evening to go along with 11 … Read entire article »

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Young, Wizards spoil Kevin Durant’s D.C. homecoming

Young, Wizards spoil Kevin Durant’s D.C. homecoming

Nick Young led a furious second half 3-point barrage as the lowly Washington Wizards beat the front running Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night 105-102 from the Verizon Center in downtown Washington D.C. spoiling Maryland-native Kevin Durant’s homecoming. Young scored 24 points for the game, but most of his damage would not come until the 4:35 mark in the third quarter as the 6-7 shooting guard by way of Los Angeles, California knocked down three huge shots from deep … Read entire article »

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Howard attempts record 39 free throws, scores 45 points and grabs 23 rebounds in Magic victory

Howard attempts record 39 free throws, scores 45 points and grabs 23 rebounds in Magic victory

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard attempted an NBA record 39 free throws connecting on just 21 makes in a 117-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California Thursday evening. Howard went on to score a game-high 45 points to go along with a dominating 23 rebounds in the win for the visitors as he bullied his way to the most free throw attempts in NBA history. The previous mark had been set … Read entire article »

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Marcus Jordan leads UCF to huge upset win over UConn

Marcus Jordan leads UCF to huge upset win over UConn

Marcus Jordan scored 20 points adding seven rebounds to go along with seven assists and zero turnovers to lead UCF to a huge upset win over defending National Champion UConn Friday evening to advance to the Final of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament from the Bahamas. Trailing the Huskies by as much as 17 points early on, Jordan led a furious late rally helping UCF outscore fourth-ranked UConn 35-13 in the last 16 minutes of play to end the defending … Read entire article »

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Duke’s bigs play big in Maui Invitational Finale

Duke’s bigs play big in Maui Invitational Finale

An interesting change took place after halftime to the non-impactful frontline of the Duke Blue Devils Wednesday evening. In a tightly contested Maui Invitational Championship battle against the always competitive Kansas Jayhawks, Duke’s bigs decided to actually play as big and tall as they stood. Down by four points heading into intermission, the combination of Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly took it upon themselves to set the tone for a physical second half beasting their way and leading their team … Read entire article »

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