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With win streak over Celtics can key in on areas of improvement

CelticsBlog (Bobby Manning) — For 16 straight games the Celtics’ record stood perfect, but the play was not. You don’t even have to ask Brad Stevens. After Thanksgiving, they have a loss to refocus around. The Mavericks game appeared to be the moment where Brad Stevens ’ reservations about his team would culminate in a loss. Inconsistent defense on the perimeter, streaky stretches of passing and low efficiency...
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Dial 905: Malcolm Miller makes debut, tough losses roll in, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Cole Shelton) — The good news for the 905 is the return of Malcolm Miller. The bad news? The actual games. The Raptors 905 have a new-look team with only one returning player from the championship squad of last year. The majority of the roster is G-League rookies, and frankly, it shows. So far this season, the 905 are not the powerhouse they were last year. They’re still struggling to find chemistry and...
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A Knicks Thanksgiving: The Immigrant’s Tale

The Knicks Wall (Reid Goldsmith) — Stripped of the uglier sides of history attached to the holiday, Thanksgiving represents a coming together for friends and family. Relatives chomping down on various food groups, and a celebration of various generations congregating in the same warm environment. Not everybody is fortunate, though, to have the sort of privilege to relax and eat while not thinking of their own worries. In the...
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Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will never have 'just another game' again

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — Kevin Durant spent his night smiling. Russell Westbrook spent his trying to wipe the smile off Durant’s face. (AP) Yeah, so, about all that “just a regular game” stuff: Sure, Kevin Durant got the relevant firsts over with last season. Even so, everyone in the universe knew that Wednesday’s nationally televised matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team for whom...
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Steve Kerr defends Phil Jackson's disastrous Knicks tenure

Newsday Steve Kerr, the head coach of the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, almost ended up as Phil Jackson's first coach with the Knicks. The two are close, and Kerr defended his old Bulls boss for his disastrous Knicks tenure in comments reported by ESPN.
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Lakers coach caught on tape continuing to bash Nets guard D'Angelo Russell

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Ben Rohrbach) — Lakers coach Luke Walton gave Nets guard D’Angelo Russell a hug during Russell’s return to L.A. earlier this month. (AP) This has been a banner week for the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff. While he was busy feuding with President Trump, LaVar Ball found time to criticize Lakers head coach Luke Walton for “ babying ” Lonzo Ball. Lakers assistant Jesse Mermuys reportedly told Devin...
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Yeah, this is totally 'just a regular game' for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Ben Rohrbach) — Exhibit No. 836 why this isn’t “just a regular game” for Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. (AP) The fervor over Kevin Durant’s departure has subsided a year later, and the bitterness between him and Russell Westbrook isn’t so fresh anymore, so the two ex-teammates are here to tell us that Durant’s Golden State Warriors visiting Westbrook’s Oklahoma City Thunder is “just a regular...
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After a Nice Start, Dougie McBuckets Could Be a Part of the Knicks’ Future If the Price Is Right

The Knicks Wall (Harrison Liao) — Doug McDermott has subtly provided the Knicks with some great, energetic minutes off the bench. What has he done well for New York, and how much will the Knicks be willing to spend to keep him beyond one year in the Big Apple? Before the Knicks’ recent 107-85 blowout of the Clippers, the pregame broadcast aired a clip of coach Jeff Hornacek discussing the improvements his team’s...
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Three Things to Know: If playoffs started today Lakers would be the eight seed

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Every day in the NBA there is a lot to unpack, so every weekday morning throughout the season we will give you the three things you need to know from the last 24 hours in the NBA. 1) After beating Bulls, if playoffs started today Lakers would be the eight seed. The Lakers have been
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Eastern Conference power rankings: Cavaliers charging

SBN: Fear The Sword (Carter Rodriguez) — Nobody’s challenging Boston, but the Cavaliers are coming. The Eastern Conference is finally starting to make the teensiest bit of sense. The Cavaliers, Raptors and Wizards are moving up the standings while the Magic have fallen out of the East playoff picture entirely. Things are starting to come together, and while the Celtics have put together a completely wild winning streak, the...
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Lakers have to rally to defeat lowly Bulls 103-94

Los Angeles Times (Sam Farmer) — The Lakers have improved dramatically on defense this season. But what happened for three quarters Tuesday night was indefensible. They fell behind by 19 to one of the NBA’s worst teams, the three-win Chicago Bulls, and were on track for an embarrassing loss before a dispirited Staples Center crowd. ...
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Lakers have to rally to defeat lowly Bulls 103-94

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — The Lakers have improved dramatically on defense this season. But what happened for three quarters Tuesday night was indefensible. They fell behind by 19 to one of the NBA’s worst teams, the three-win Chicago Bulls, and were on track for an embarrassing loss before a dispirited Staples Center crowd. ...
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Undrafted rookie on two-way contract gets T'd up for taunting after posterizing Julius Randle

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — Antonio Blakeney introduces himself to the NBA-watching world. (Screencap via NBA TV) After going undrafted out of LSU, Antonio Blakeney caught on with the Chicago Bulls’ 2017 Summer League team. He showed them enough there to earn a two-way contract with their G-League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls, that allows the big club to keep him on the NBA level for up to 45 days. He’s not...
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Lakers rally late and avoid embarrassing loss to Bulls

ESPN: Land O'Lakers After stumbling to a 19-point deficit early in the third quarter, the Lakers turned things around as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (21 points) led a late rally past one of the East's least fearsome teams.
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Bulls' Zach LaVine cleared for full-contact practice in comeback from ACL tear

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (DJ Dunson) — The Bulls added Zach LaVine in the draft-night trade that shipped Jimmy Butler to Minnesota. Since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in early February, Zach LaVine’s rehab has moved along at a brisk pace. His recovery has been free of complications even as his situation changed after the Minnesota Timberwolves shipped him, along with 2016 lottery pick Kris Dunn, to...
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