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  • Magic's Willie Green and assistant GM Scott Perry share a mutual respect

    Magic's Willie Green and assistant GM Scott Perry share a mutual respect
    About four months ago, the Los Angeles Clippers released veteran guard Willie Green, and when it happened, Green intended to sign with an NBA title contender. Green, who was on the cusp of his 33rd birthday, wasn't interested in joining a rebuilding team....
  • Clippers lose to Denver Nuggets, 104-93

    Clippers lose to Denver Nuggets, 104-93
    The Clippers lost to the Denver Nuggets, 104-93, in Las Vegas on Saturday, their fourth loss in five preseason games. Chris Paul recently mentioned that in his final year in New Orleans, the team went 1-7 in exhibition play and started the regular...
  • Magic's Maurice Harkless scores 14 points in 95-84 loss to Sixers

    Magic's Maurice Harkless scores 14 points in 95-84 loss to Sixers
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — When Maurice Harkless began his rookie season with the Orlando Magic in 2012, some of his teammates called him "Bambi." He was only 19 years old at the time, with a baby face short on whiskers. And when he played in NBA games, he...
  • Magic notebook: Elfrid Payton faces his 1st NBA team

    Magic notebook: Elfrid Payton faces his 1st NBA team
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — On June 26, Elfrid Payton became a Philadelphia 76er. That night, the Sixers used the 10th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft to select Payton out of Louisiana-Lafayette. When Payton heard his name called, he walked up to the stage at...
  • 76ers beat Orlando, 95-84 in NBA preseason game at Allentown's PPL Center

    76ers beat Orlando, 95-84 in NBA preseason game at Allentown's PPL Center
    Former 76ers players Darryl Dawkins and World B. Free have been coming to Allentown for years. In fact, Dawkins, former head coach of the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs and the Lehigh-Carbon Community College men’s team, lives in the area. They have...
  • Napier shines again as Heat Lite edge Spurs 111-108 in OT

    Napier shines again as Heat Lite edge Spurs 111-108 in OT
    Game 6 of the 2014 NBA Finals this wasn't. Just another NBA preseason outing, albeit an extended one, with the Miami Heat escaping the AT&T Center on Saturday night with a 111-108 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Rookie guard Shabazz...
  • Jeremy Lin takes sane approach to his opportunity with the Lakers

    Jeremy Lin takes sane approach to his opportunity with the Lakers
    If you ever meet Jeremy Lin, don't bring up the "L" word. He doesn't like it. Definitely tries to create distance from it. That wild run in New York might as well have happened three decades, not three seasons, ago. The Lakers guard now considers...
  • At least this Clippers loss doesn't count

    At least this Clippers loss doesn't count
    The preseason is not the time to worry about implications, no matter what the numbers or the record says. Chris Paul once played for the New Orleans Hornets when they lost seven of eight exhibition games. The same team then won 11 of 12 games to begin...
  • ASK IRA: Can Heat afford to not have Napier in rotation?

    ASK IRA: Can Heat afford to not have Napier in rotation?
    Q: So it seems that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh want to see Shabazz Napier get playing time, too. When can Pat Riley work out a trade for Mario Chalmers or Norris Cole? It would be a shame to lose Cole. -- Chet. A: There is plenty of room on this...
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  • Five takeaways from Clippers' 104-93 exhibition loss to Denver Nuggets

    Five takeaways from Clippers' 104-93 exhibition loss to Denver Nuggets
    It was Slob City again for the Clippers in the preseason, a 104-93 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, giving them four losses in five exhibition games. Here are five takeaways from the game: 1....