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  • Garrett Temple had turned his back for a split-second to talk to Rasual Butler, the day’s three-point competition champion gloating as he watched the battle for runner-up, but he caught Bradley Beal in the act. “What you doing?” Temple exclaimed. “You missed. You’re really going to cheat like that?” Beal, guilty as charged, fell to […]... read more...
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  • Rookie forward Rodney Hood left Friday’s game against the Mavericks after the first quarter after being diagnosed with right plantar fasciitis. Hood played six minutes, recording three rebounds and a steal. He missed his only shot attempt. After the game, Jazz coach Quin Snyder did not have an update on the injury. Hood will be reevaluated Saturday. “Hopefully he’ll be back soon,” ... read more...
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  • Adam Silver wanted to set the record straight Wednesday night, when he made his first appearance in Utah since taking over as commissioner in February. “It’s just a coincidence that Quin Snyder went to Duke as I did and I’m here for his first game,” Silver told a roomful of reporters at EnergySolutions Arena. Instead it was simply to check a stop in Salt Lake off his list. That sto... read more...
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  • Sometime Wednesday evening, Detroit Pistons assistant coach Brendan Malone posed a straightforward question to Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, one of his pupils for three-and-a-half seasons with the Orlando Magic. “Do you guys think you’re the best in the East?” Malone asked. “I said, ‘It’s too early to say,’” Gortat recalled responding. “‘We’re getting there. [... read more...
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  • Congratulations to San Antonio Spurs’ Tiago Splitter as he has been named the best basketball player in Brazil by the Brazilian Basketball Committee. Splitter is also nominated for “Athlete of the Year” in Brazil for the first time. In addition, Splitter is also up for a fan award where his fans can vote for him […]... read more...
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was rather blunt in his assessment of LeBron James. He loved his offensive mindset last week in a win over the Chicago Bulls. He thought his star was rather passive the night before in a loss to the New York Knicks. In a blowout loss to the Portland Trailblazers last night, he thought James was again a bit passive. Tonight, against the Utah Jazz, h... read more...
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  • If Anthony Davis makes a couple baskets in a row tonight, Jazz coach Quin Snyder might not immediately change up his team’s defensive match up. “He’s going to do that to the next guy he matches up with,” Snyder said in the run up to tip-off. Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans budding superstar, has been a nightmare for defenders around the league so far this season. He’s third in th... read more...
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  • Rodney Hood says his right foot injury feels like “walking on rocks or glass is poking you” with each step. Well the latest injury news regarding the Utah Jazz rookie hurts, too. Hood is now listed as out indefinitely, the Jazz announced Thursday evening. Plantar fasciitis, a strain of the tissue that stretches from the heel to the toe, has already kept Hood out of six straight games w... read more...
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  • A significant reinforcement may arrive sooner than expected for the Washington Wizards as they prepare for their toughest stretch of the young season this week. Bradley Beal was a full participant at practice Tuesday for the second straight day and his initial objective was to make his season debut against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, but Coach […]... read more...
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  • Toronto • Gordon Hayward is averaging nearly 20 points, six rebounds and five rebounds a game—and Raptors coach Dwane Casey says he totally saw this coming. But what Casey saw as he watched Hayward and the Jazz play at Madison Square Garden caught him by surprise. “If you had told me a year ago he was going to be guarding Carmelo Anthony in the post, I would have thought you were on... read more...
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  • Dallas • Before tipoff tonight at the American Airlines Center, Quin Snyder was smiling off a steady onslaught of birthday wishes. The Jazz coach turned 48 today. But even then Snyder knew he could be in for a tough night. “They didn’t do us any favors with the schedule on my birthday,” he said. This one was never going to be easy: the back end of a back-to-back, against a team th... read more...
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  • For 12 minutes in the Washington Wizards’ convincing, 91-78 victory Friday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Seraphin, an inconsistent fifth-year project with seductive potential, displayed why he remains a rotation piece on a team loaded with proven front-court options. The Wizards’ game plan was to exploit the Cavaliers’ front court whenever possible so the [&#... read more...
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  • Things have been pretty easy so far for Dante Exum and Rodney Hood—at least in terms of the rookie hazing that takes place every year around the NBA. They’ve had to sing Happy Birthday to teammate Jeremy Evans and now-departed camp invitee Brock Motum (the latter received an Australian rendition from his countrymen, Exum, adding the customary “hip, hip, hooray” to the end of the tu... read more...
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