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  • Elfrid Payton impresses as Magic open preseason with 108-101 OT win over Heat

    Elfrid Payton impresses as Magic open preseason with 108-101 OT win over Heat
    MIAMI — Elfrid Payton surprised himself Tuesday night. The Orlando Magic rookie point guard expected butterflies to rattle inside his stomach as his NBA preseason debut against the Miami Heat approached. But the nervousness never quite...
  • Byron Scott wants Lakers to average 10 to 15 three-point shots a game

    The Lakers are quickly adjusting to life after Mike D'Antoni, who resigned as coach  after a 27-55 season. His replacement, Byron Scott, has spent most of training camp focusing on defense and conditioning. The team's offense will also have a very...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat have enough at the rim?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat have enough at the rim?
    Q: As predicted, Luol Deng will be terrific, however the Heat have no answer under the basket. This is not a surprise, but an enigma. -- Chet. A: Deng certainly had his moments in his home preseason debut Tuesday, sort of what was expected,...
  • What would it take for the Kings to become a dynasty?

    What would it take for the Kings to become a dynasty?
    Two days after the Kings had won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons — probably before some players had gotten any sleep — General Manager Dean Lombardi was back at work, focusing on his next project. A student of sports...
  • Five take-aways from Clippers' 112-94 loss to Golden State Warriors

    It was just the preseason, and that qualifies as one of the highlights of the Clippers’ 112-94 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at Staples Center in their exhibition opener. Here are five take-aways from the game: 1. Blake...
  • Five things for Wednesday, Oct. 8

    Five things for Wednesday, Oct. 8
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: Artegon Marketplace set to open; working from home long-distance; speed limits going up; and more. 1. The Artegon Marketplace on International Drive is set to open next month. The 1.1 million...
  • Acorns Of Information From A Morning Drive To Storrs

    Decided to take a ride to Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday to check out the fall foilage. And in the process, I picked up a few acorns to share about the UConn women. There was a large crew from ESPN inside Gampel on Wednesday plotting out story lines and...
  • Pointed solution: Playing Cole and Chalmers together

    When it doubt, defuse. That's the approach Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra took in the wake of starting Norris Cole over Mario Chalmers in Tuesday's overtime exhibition loss to the Orlando Magic at AmericanAirlines Arena. "The way this team is built,"...
  • Readers Q&A: K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag

    It’s the first Friday of Bulls’ training camp. And I know where your questions are -- in my inbox. Here’s the first installment of our regular Tribune mailbag. Q. Will Tom Thibodeau give Nikola Mirotic a legitimate chance to start...
  • Doc Rivers hates to do it, but he's gonna make the Clippers run lines

    In the Clippers' first exhibition game of the season, they committed 37 fouls and sent the Golden State Warriors to the free-throw line 47 times. Coach Doc Rivers attributed that to the players being out of shape. "I thought our conditioning was poor,...
  • In The American, There is UConn, SMU ... And The Rest

    It’s that time of year, the time when we work on the special basketball preview section which comes out in early November. We’ll talk more about its contents as we get closer, but as always it will be extensive. Meantime, as part of that work,...