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Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic lead Bulls to 92-87 win over Magic

CHICAGO – Derrick Rose doesn’t see much point in shooting often right now. In fact, Rose doesn’t see a lot of anything. With his vision still blurred from a broken orbital bone suffered before the season, Rose is finding other ways to contribute to the Chicago Bulls, like his game-high eight assists Sunday that helped …

That’s our DJ: After summer drama, Jordan and the Clippers rout Dallas 104-88 in home opener

LOS ANGELES – Blake Griffin had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 15 points in the Clippers’ 104-88 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night in Los Angeles’ home opener. DeAndre Jordan had six points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots in his first game against the Mavericks since his summer …

Gasol’s late burst fuels final scoring flurry to lead Grizzlies past Pacers 112-103

INDIANAPOLIS – The Memphis Grizzlies believed they could dominate the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night. Then they proved it. Marc Gasol scored eight of his team-high 20 points and Jeff Green scored half of his 12 points in the final 4 minutes, helping the Grizzlies pull away for a 112-103 victory. …

Timberwolves edge Lakers 112-111 in first game since Flip Saunders’ death

LOS ANGELES  – Ricky Rubio had a career-high 28 points and 14 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-111 Wednesday night in their first game since Flip Saunders’ death. Kevin Martin scored 23 points. The Timberwolves played with heavy hearts three …

Mirotic scores 19 as Bulls hold off Cavaliers 97-95 in opener with Obama watching

CHICAGO, Illinois – For all the talk about their fast-paced offense, defense once again lifted the Chicago Bulls in their season opener. Pau Gasol’s block of LeBron James and a pass deflection in the closing seconds helped preserve the win for new coach Fred Hoiberg. And that had to please the president. Nikola Mirotic scored …

NBA MVP Stephen Curry scores 40 points, Warriors beat Pelicans 111-95 after ring ceremony

OAKLAND, California – Stephen Curry threw his arm in the air in delight and body bumped teammates after knocking down shots from all over the floor, and it all looked so familiar to what happened here only four months ago. The NBA MVP showed in a hurry he hasn’t lost a step or his swagger, …

Greg Slaughter focuses on PBA season, sets aside Gilas inclusion

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Despite of being part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool for next year’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter would rather focus on having a better play in 41st season of PBA. The 6’11” Slaughter was asked on the possibility of tapping him to include in the 12-man team of coach Tab Baldwin …

Bob Arum: A farewell fight of PacMan needs to happen

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Bob Arum, CEO of TOP Rank Promotions said a farewell fight of Manny Pacquiao needs to happen in the first quarter of 2016 before the Filipino boxing icon’s campaign as Senator for the upcoming presidential elections. Arum met with the world’s boxing champ in New York and told him about his fight …

Philippines to host one of the OQT

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, confirmed that Philippines is one of the countries to host one of three Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQT) set next year for the men’s basketball competition. Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, and Turkey, are the countries who made bids for the Qualifying …

NBA Star Lamar Odom suffered 12 strokes in Love Ranch Brothel

MOSCOW – NBA two-time champion Lamar Odom suffered 12 strokes in the Nevada Love Ranch brothel where he was found unconscious roughly two weeks ago. Odom was taken to the “Sunrise” healthcare center, where the medical team performed a series of brain scans and found out about the strokes. They did not directly impair vital …

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