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Dragic, Slovenia shock Spain in EuroBasket 2013 Group Play

After barely squeaking by the Czech Republic Wednesday with a 62-60 win in the EuroBasket 2013 opener, host Slovenia, behind a game-high 18 points from point guard Goran Dragic, shocked International powerhouse Spain with a 78-69 win Thursday to move to 2-0 in Group play. To go along with his 18 points, Dragic also added six rebounds and seven assists. Spain, playing without veteran Pau Gasol, was led by younger brother Marc Gasol who tallied 17 points and seven rebounds in defeat. Although the elder Gasol brother did not play, Spain still touted a stacked roster of players including Ricky Rubio, Rudy Fernandez, Jose Calderon, Victor Claver and the aforementioned Marc Gasol. Slovenia, not deterred by Spain’s seemingly intimidating lineup, used their host location to spur on a shocking upset early in Group C … Read entire article »

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D’Antoni: ‘You start messing with the basketball gods, they will get you.’

D’Antoni: ‘You start messing with the basketball gods, they will get you.’

Mike D’Antoni is not a happy man.  And, even more so, he is not at all happy with how his so-called team of super pros regard their championship hopes this season. In a press conference for the ages last night, D’Antoni offered up some honest revelations on his teams’ seemingly misguided thoughts on contention after they blew a comfortable 18-point lead in the second half against none other than John Wall and the lowly Wizards at … Read entire article »

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Bryant: ‘Either trade him or not trade him’

Bryant: ‘Either trade him or not trade him’

Kobe Bryant is not too happy these days. With the Lakers sitting at a mediocre 18-13 about midway through the season, Bryant, voiced his frustration at Lakers’ management after they were pummeled by the Phoenix Suns 102-90 Sunday night. Kobe Bryant frustrated over Gasol trade rumors Bryant, who was forced into a season-high 10 turnovers in the loss, spoke to reporters after the game about the Lakers’ brass and their need to decide on which direction they plan to head with teammate Pau … Read entire article »

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Navarro grabs MVP, headlines EuroBasket 2011 All-Tourney Team

Navarro grabs MVP, headlines EuroBasket 2011 All-Tourney Team

Juan Carlos Navarro, better known by his Spanish teammates as ‘La Bomba’, grabbed the coveted EuroBasket 2011 MVP award along with a nice Gold medal for his troubles Sunday after Spain ousted Tony Parker and France 98-85 in the championship game. Navarro and the aforementioned Frenchmen, Parker, were both named to the EuroBasket 2011 All-Tournament team that also included Spain’s big man and Los Angeles Lakers’ power forward Pau Gasol, relatively unheralded American-born shooting guard Bo … Read entire article »

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Mavs getting wide-open looks thanks to Dirk

Mavs getting wide-open looks thanks to Dirk

Can you say wide open? Peja Stojakovic, Jason Terry, J.J. Barea and Jason Kidd sure as hell can. In the Mavericks shocking Game 3 98-92 dismantling of the World Champs Friday night, all four of the above mentioned Mavs perimeter players benefited significantly from Dirk Nowitzki’s need for a strong double team from the now floundering Los Angeles Lakers. On the night Nowitzki scored 32 points himself, however the respect he appears to have earned from the Lakers … Read entire article »

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