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  • Lakers' Carlos Boozer impressed by play of 40-year-old Steve Nash

    Lakers' Carlos Boozer impressed by play of 40-year-old Steve Nash
    New forward Carlos Boozer played almost 21 minutes Monday, scoring six points with four rebounds and three assists as the Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets,  98-95, in their preseason opener. What was his takeaway from the game? "Steve [Nash] is...
  • Nicholson gaining big-shot confidence

    Nicholson gaining big-shot confidence
    Magic PF Andrew Nicholson lost his shooting touch last season after spending a large part of the summer of 2013 working on a 3-point shot. After taking no 3-pointers in his rookie season, Nicholson misfired often, finishing with an icy 31.5 percent...
  • Sixers' defense improves in preseason win over Charlotte

    PHILADELPHIA — If the 76ers are to be competitive this season, defense must be their calling card. Their offensive shortcomings — lack of perimeter shooting or reliable inside scorers, as well as having so many young players — make...
  • Clippers FYI: Doc Rivers cuts scrimmage short

    Clippers FYI: Doc Rivers cuts scrimmage short
    It was only an exhibition game, but Clippers Coach Doc Rivers still wasn't happy with his team's approach during a 112-94 defeat to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Before the Clippers' short scrimmage at the Galen Center on...
  • Cole starts over Chalmers as Heat fall to Magic in OT

    Cole starts over Chalmers as Heat fall to Magic in OT
    Erik Spoelstra stressed going into Tuesday night's 108-101 exhibition overtime loss to the Orlando Magic that it is too early to be trying to make points about how he is utilizing his rotation. And yet the point remains that the Miami Heat will have...
  • 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

    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

    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...