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  • U.S. men's basketball team struggles against Brazil

    U.S. men's basketball team struggles against Brazil
    — There has been much discussion in recent days about how this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team stacked up against its most famous predecessors, the Dream Team of 1992. There also has been a good deal of trash talking too by legendary trash...
  • Which NBA teams hurt by flopping rule?

    Heat is on the Heat K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune The Miami Heat better figure out a way to defend without flopping. OK, so that's not entirely fair to a defensive team schooled in the principles of Pat Riley. Erik Spoelstra is a terrific defensive...
  • Short-handed Celtics handle Cavs

    Short-handed Celtics handle Cavs CLEVELAND -- When an opportunity arises, Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk said, one has to be ready to pounce on it. That's what the 7-footer did on Saturday night. He matched his season-high with 25 points and added...
  • Cavaliers' defense fails to show up again in loss to Celtics

    CLEVELAND It was Super Hero Night at Quicken Loans Arena. It didn't mean the Cavaliers had to make Kelly Olynyk look like one. But that's what happened, as the Cavs' defense was non-existent for the second night in a row in a 111-99 loss to the Boston...
  • Fatigue, both physical and mental, an increasing Heat concern

    Fatigue, both physical and mental, an increasing Heat concern
        While the external focus might be on the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference and Friday's showdown with the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena, the focus inside the Miami Heat's locker room increasingly has been on the team's inactive...
  • NBA schedules Heat for Oct. 11 exhibition in Rio de Janeiro

    NBA schedules Heat for Oct. 11 exhibition in Rio de Janeiro
        The Miami Heat are going to Rio for the 2014 preseason.     The question, of course, is whether LeBron James is going with them, going with the opposition, or whether, as a potential free agent this summer, he will be going at all.     As part...
  • Hawks rout the Cavaliers for No. 8 spot again

    ATLANTA Along the Hawks' stretch run to the playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't even a speed bump. The Hawks led by as many 23 points en route to an all-too-easy 117-98 win over the Cavaliers on Friday night at Philips Arena. The Hawks (33-42)...
  • Scott leads Hawks to win over Cavaliers

    Scott leads Hawks to win over Cavaliers ATLANTA -- Power forward Mike Scott's name had been missing lately on the Atlanta Hawks stat sheet. Over the previous four games, he had totaled only 16 points and was not much of a factor. That changed...
  • Hawks 117, Cavaliers 98

    Hawks 117, Cavaliers 98: Mike Scott exploded for 26 points on 12-of-13 shooting off the bench as Atlanta cruised past visiting Cleveland to stay in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. Jeff Teague contributed 20 points and 12 assists and Lou...
  • Cavaliers 119, Magic 98

    (Updated: UPDATES playoff race in first sentence, second graph) Cavaliers 119, Magic 98: Dion Waiters recorded a game-high 26 points and Kyrie Irving came back from an eight-game absence to score 17 as visiting Cleveland defeated Orlando for the seventh...
  • LEBRON WATCH: Wade says decisions remain on hold

    LEBRON WATCH: Wade says decisions remain on hold
      Will he or won't he? Having already made one dramatic move in free agency, when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in July 2010, LeBron James again is in position to test NBA free agency in the 2014 offseason.   Will he or won't he?...
  • Magic want to keep the Cavaliers off the offensive boards

    Magic want to keep the Cavaliers off the offensive boards
    The Orlando Magic have lost all three of their games against the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. And when the teams meet for the fourth, and final, time tonight, Magic coach Jacque Vaughn expects to stress the importance of keeping the Cavaliers off...