Thaddeus Young shows Andrew Wiggins how rookie hazing is done Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — Rookie hazing is an established part of NBA life, but it's hard not to think that everyone is going about it all wrong. While most teams go with fairly complicated schemes like making guys wear pink backpacks and take care of little baby dolls , it's so expected that it's hard to imagine anyone gets too embarrassed by it. Wouldn't it make more sense if veterans actually went out of their way...
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Photo of the Day: Kyrie Explodes for Career-High 55 Points

Sheridan Hoops (Austin Remo) — The Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to eight games on Wednesday night with a 99-94 win over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. However, their win-streak wasn’t kept alive with the help of LeBron James, who sat out with a sprained wrist he suffered Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons. Instead, the Cavaliers were single-handedly carried […]
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Hornets’ Kemba Walker has successful knee surgery, expected to miss a minimum of 6 weeks ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — The good news is that Walker may return in as little as six weeks, which means Charlotte's playoff chances should remain intact.
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George Gervin on Klay Thompson’s 37-point quarter: ‘I don’t feel he broke my record’ ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — The Hall of Famer held the previous record with 33 points in a period, but did so before the three-point line was implemented.
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Kyrie Irving scores career-, NBA-season-high 55 points to lead LeBron-less Cavs past Blazers Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — You know that old saying, "It's not how you start, but how you finish that matters?" Well, Kyrie Irving started by missing his first seven shots on Wednesday night, contributing one lonely technical free throw through the first 10-plus minutes of the Cleveland Cavaliers' meeting with the Portland Trail Blazers. He then proceeded to score 11 points in the final 1:39 of the opening frame. (See?...
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George Gervin wants an asterisk on Klay Thompson's single-quarter scoring mark Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — Nearly a week later, Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson's insane, record-breaking 37-point third quarter in Friday's game vs. the Sacramento Kings is still one of the most talked about stories in the NBA. Thompson's performance was mind-boggling, reconfiguring many ideas of what a player can accomplish over just 12 minutes. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr:  The best slams from...
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He’s on Fire! Kyrie Irving scores 55, knocks down game winning three (VIDEO) ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Kyrie Irving should have had the NBA Jam announcer calling this game.
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NBA says Matt Barnes’ $25K fine had nothing to do with Suns owner Robert Sarver ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — Barnes immediately played the victim card after receiving the fine, but the NBA (and the video) say otherwise.
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Why Derrick Rose’s return to All-Star glory may have to wait Marc J. Spears (Marc J. Spears) — The former league MVP is having a solid year, but there are a lot of deserving reserve candidates in the East.
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Phil Jackson denies illegally deflating basketballs while playing for the Knicks ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — "Softer but not illegal," Jackson attempted to clarify.
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Kobe Bryant undergoes shoulder surgery, likely ready for next season Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — When Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant announced that he would undergo surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the question wasn't if he would miss the rest of this season — that was a given — but whether he would return in time for opening night of the 2015-16 campaign that tips off next fall. We now have an estimate on that return, if not a definitive answer. ...
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LeBron James out Wednesday vs. Blazers with wrist injury ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — Cleveland is just 1-8 without LeBron in the lineup this season.
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Kobe Bryant expected to be ready for start of 2015-16 season after undergoing successful shoulder surgery ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — Bryant will miss the remainder of the current season, and is expected to be sidelined for nine months.
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J.R. Smith says he’s playing better in Cleveland because there’s less partying ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — One may have to work a little harder to find the late night parties in Cleveland.
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