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  • 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...
  • Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown

    Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown
    "Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller. "Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
  • Evan Fournier views his trade to the Magic as 'a great opportunity'

    Evan Fournier views his trade to the Magic as 'a great opportunity'
    On June 26, the day of the 2014 NBA Draft, Evan Fournier's phone rang around 9 in the morning. Fournier knew he had to answer. It was his agent with stunning news: The Denver Nuggets were about to trade Fournier and a draft pick to the Orlando Magic...
  • Pat Riley sees value in Heat's late additions

    Pat Riley sees value in Heat's late additions
      The point, Pat Riley said, is not the free agents the Miami Heat bypassed as they rounded out their training-camp roster.   It is about the possibilities, he said, of the players brought to training camp.   After bypassing the likes of Andray...
  • Auriemma, USA Basketball Win World Championship

     When Geno Auriemma decided to accept his second term as coach of USA Basketball’s senior national team he understood what was expected. The mandate was winning another world championship.   And even though his team didn’t have as much...
  • Glen Davis sheds pounds over summer, but Doc Rivers isn't impressed

    Glen Davis sheds pounds over summer, but Doc Rivers isn't impressed
    The player: Glen Davis The scoop: Davis is a power forward who has been in the NBA for seven season, playing for Boston, Orlando and the Clippers. He won an NBA championship with the Celtics in 2008. He has a career-average of 8.7 points a game, 4.7...
  • Clippers shuffle coaching staff, bring in new and familiar faces

    Clippers shuffle coaching staff, bring in new and familiar faces
    One of the Clippers' new assistant coaches recently proved to be an effective recruiter of free agents. For the Washington Wizards. Sam Cassell sold Paul Pierce on Washington's potential to contend for the Eastern Conference title, leading the veteran...
  • NBA Widely Expected To Renew TV Deals With Disney, Turner

    The National Basketball Association is widely expected to renew its current TV-rights deals with Walt Disney's ESPN and Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deals, which Sports Business Journal...
  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash together again (almost) for first time

    Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash together again (almost) for first time
    When Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash were paired together in 2012, the Lakers and much of the NBA assumed they would become a dynamic backcourt. It still hasn't happened. Injuries largely prevented it, and now Bryant and Nash are back again, trying to find...