Game of the Night (10/22): Grizzlies 96, Cavaliers 92

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Cleveland 92 96.3 45.7 36.6
16.3
29.3
Memphis 96
102.4
50.7
21.6 12.8
52.8

Kyrie Irving (CLE) — 16 pts.; Dion Waiters (CLE) — 15 pts.
Marc Gasol (MEM) — 16 pts., 9 rebs.

Game To Watch (10/23): Pacers vs. Hornets — 7 p.m.

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Lock ‘Em Up, Rob Hennigan

It was not that long ago when the Orlando Magic’s top priority was dealing away a disgruntled Dwight Howard, and the Magic fans’ top priority was winning the break up. When Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan signed, sealed and delivered Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, Walt Disney’s neighbors were not so pleased. That was […]

Matt Barnes needs help learning to inbound the ball properly

Chalk it up to preseason rust but Clippers’ Matt Barnes might need a few more preseason games to tune up his inbound passing.

In a game versus Golden State, Matt chucked the ball from the baseline only to see it ricochet off the bottom of the backboard and into the hands of Stephen Curry. You know, the same Curry who can make 3-pointers with ease.

Game of the Night (10/21): Warriors 125, Clippers 107

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
L.A. Clippers 107 93.8 44.6 15.9 16.5
49.4
Golden State 125
115.7
67.3
27.3 23.9 32.1

Jared Cunningham (LAC) — 23 pts.; J.J. Redick (LAC) — 21 pts.
Stephen Curry (GSW) — 27 pts., 6 assts., 9/13 FGs

Game To Watch (10/22): Cavaliers vs. Grizzlies — 8 p.m./ESPN

Paul George back on the court

After suffering a gruesome leg injury over the summer with Team USA (and no I will not link the video because it is that bad), Pacers’ Paul George will be out the entire 2014-15 NBA season to recover from surgery.

However, it does appear Paul is recovering faster than expected and is actually back on the court taking a few shots at Pacers practice.

He looks good and signs of his awful injury are no where to be seen. George is not limping or struggling on his surgically-repaired leg.

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Jason Kidd sensed Nets wanted to fire him

It is a rare event when a coach gets traded. Then again, Jason Kidd‘s one-year tenure in Brooklyn was anything but normal. Here was a coach fresh off of retirement taking over a veteran team with championship aspirations. The Nets, a team already boasting big expectations even if they were a bit undeserved and a […]

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The 44-Minute Game: Four minutes shorter and a better flow?

On Sunday afternoon, the Nets and Celtics participated in one of the NBA’s most interesting preseason experiments in recent memory: a shortened, 44-minute game with four 11-minute quarters. The idea follows suit with the MLB considering a “pitch clock” along with other initiatives to speed up games that routinely go past three hours. There has […]

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Nobody likes their #NBARank

ESPN loves lists. They create hits and generate debate. That is what ESPN likes. For more commentary on that, visit our friends at Awful Announcing. We get drawn in as much as anyone. So do the players. And because of ESPN’s reach, they have clout. Media ask the players about and they get responses. And, […]

Game of the Night (10/20): Cavaliers 107, Bulls 98

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Chicago 98 103.2 47.8 26.1 9.4 20.2
Cleveland 107 119.6 52.4
31.7
8.8
31.7

Derrick Rose — 30 points, 12/18 FGs, 24 mins
Kyrie Irving — 28 points, 7 assists, 10/19 FGs, 39 mins

Game To Watch for Oct. 21: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m./TNT

Previewing the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions

Atlantic Division

Boston Celtics: CelticsBlog | Red’s Army | Celtics Green | LucidSportsFan
Brooklyn Nets: Nets Daily | Baller Mind Frame
New York Knicks: Posting and Toasting
Philadelphia 76ers: Liberty Ballers
Toronto Raptors: Raptors HQ

Pacific Division

Golden State Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Los Angeles Clippers: Clips Nation
Los Angeles Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll
Phoenix Suns: Bright Side of the Sun
Sacramento Kings: Sactown Royalty | Basketball Intelligence

Index of all SBNation Previews

Additional Preview Features from Sonics Rising

Southwest and Southeast Divisions | Northwest and Central Divisions

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Pistons and Celtics swap Will Bynum and Joel Anthony

With less than two weeks to go until the NBA’s regular season begins, the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics have exchanged role players in a rare one-for-one trade. Detroit sent longtime backup point guard Will Bynum to Boston for reserve center Joel Anthony, who went to the Celtics in the January multi-team deal that landed […]

D-League Austin Toros rename the team the Austin Spurs

Maybe this is a move to try to capture some of the hardwood success of the NBA champs. Spurs Sports and Entertainment announced it has changed its D-League affiliate Austin Toros’ name, to the Austin Spurs. The press release says the name change will share the parent name of the NBA champs Spurs. “The rebranding […]

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NBA experimenting with 44-minute game

Certain things in the NBA seem sacrosanct — the 82-game schedule, the 48-minute game. These are some of the most basic things the game has to offer. The preseason is time to experiment and the league is experimenting away. You might have noticed the Bobcats and Pistons playing an 11 a.m. tip off Wednesday as […]

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