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  • Shootaround update: The Magic are eager to open their preseason tonight

    Shootaround update: The Magic are eager to open their preseason tonight
    MIAMI — After a full week of training camp, the Orlando Magic tonight finally will have a chance to see whether they can carry over what they’ve worked on in practice to a game against a different team. And that’s what Magic coach...
  • Lakers make strong first impression in preseason opener

    The 2014-15 Lakers made their first on-court impression on Monday, opening the preseason with a 98-95 win over the Denver Nuggets. Kobe Bryant looked comfortable on the floor, contributing to the Lakers' first 13 points, hitting three baskets while...
  • Offshore, like Vegas sees limited Heat success

    Offshore, like Vegas sees limited Heat success
    A week after the first of the Las Vegas sports books put the Heat's over-under betting line on regular-season victories at 43 1/2, offseason bookmaker Bovada.lv on Tuesday set the Heat's line at 44. A look at Bovada's over-under totals for the 2014-15...
  • Chris Paul says training camp was 'one of the best' he's ever had

    Training in Sin City apparently was a big hit with the Clippers. "Obviously everyone was a little skeptical about going to Las Vegas, but I think it was great, one of the best training camps that I've been a part of," Chris Paul said. Paul said that...
  • Magic's Victor Oladipo has a sprained MCL in his right knee

    Magic's Victor Oladipo has a sprained MCL in his right knee
    The Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo has been diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, and the second-year guard won’t play when the Magic open their preseason Tuesday night in Miami. Oladipo suffered the...
  • NBA television deal could give Lakers massive spending power in 2016

    NBA television deal could give Lakers massive spending power in 2016
    The Lakers stand to have significant spending power in 2016-17 free agency, with the NBA announcing on Monday a lucrative extension of their national television deal with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TNT) and the Walt Disney Company (ABC, ESPN)....
  • Rookie Elfrid Payton steps into the spotlight with Victor Oladipo injured

    Rookie Elfrid Payton steps into the spotlight with Victor Oladipo injured
    MIAMI — If there was ever doubt that rookie point guard Elfrid Payton would play meaningful minutes at the beginning of this preseason, that uncertainty vanished the moment a doctor studied an MRI scan of Victor Oladipo's right knee. Oladipo was...
  • James Ennis' growth shows in preseason opener

      James Ennis' athleticism precedes his possibilities. For the Miami Heat, that has created one of their most intriguing preseason projects.    Continuing to make strides from his selection in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft, Ennis returned to...
  • Spoelstra says offense more than Bosh; Wade rising early

    Spoelstra says offense more than Bosh; Wade rising early
    Even with Chris Bosh taking five more shots than any teammate in Saturday's exhibition opener, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday it doesn't necessarily mean Bosh will be the focus of his offense. "That's not necessarily how we want to play,...
  • Players big winner in NBA's Turner, ESPN deals

    Players big winner in NBA's Turner, ESPN deals
    New media rights deals with Turner and ESPN could bring the NBA as much as a 186 percent revenue increase over its existing broadcasting rights deal, which runs through 2015-16. "I'm sure both sides will be studying this new deal and seeking to assure...
  • Derrick Rose, Bulls embrace preseason opener vs. Wizards

    Derrick Rose, Bulls embrace preseason opener vs. Wizards
    Some may scoff at the Chicago Bulls' 12-game preseason win streak. Tom Thibodeau wouldn't be one of those people. “I don’t subscribe to the notion that (preseason) games aren’t important, regular-season games aren’t important,&...