Kyle Lowry and Dennis Schroder named NBA Players of the Week

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder have been named the NBA Players of the Week. Lowry averaged 24.5 points, 10.0 assists and 6.5 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors won all four of their Week 9 games. Toronto followed victories over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards with an astonishing 30-point comeback to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 on Sunday night. Lowry scored 20 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to inspire the Raptors to the franchise’s biggest comeback win. Overall,…

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Luka Doncic becomes second-youngest player in NBA history to top 30 points in 4 straight games

Once upon a time, there was an NBA draft prospect named Luka Doncic who had just won the MVP award in the world’s second-most competitive basketball league at the age of 19. He was widely regarded as a top-two talent in the 2018 NBA draft, but fell to No. 3 for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons might have been the perception that Doncic was a high-floor, low-ceiling prospect, with little room to grow compared to some other prospects. Well, that player just dropped 41 points and 10…

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The future is here, and it is Luka Doncic

1. Luka Doncic is the game’s next great innovator You are supposed to pick a highlight here and describe it, typically — a play so exquisite that it encapsulates and puts a bow on all the others. You can’t put a bow on Luka Doncic, though, and that’s precisely the point: Every new play is a stepping stone to something newer. Doncic himself, who walks in the footsteps of creative giants, is proof of that. The 3-and-rim-centric shot chart that James Harden built with focus and vision — and through…

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Carmelo Anthony better, but Portland can’t compete with monster Giannis Antetokounmpo triple-double

Carmelo Anthony’s second game with the Portland Trail Blazers was better than his first. But it wasn’t enough for the shorthanded Trail Blazers to compete with a massive triple-double from Giannis Antetokounmpo in a 137-129 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. Antetokounmpo struggled from the field but filled up the box score with 24 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high 15 assists. That he hit just 9-of-27 shots from the field mattered little as he contributed elsewhere. Eric Bledsoe continued to thrive in Khris Middleton’s absence, posting 30 points, six assists…

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Luka Doncic torches Warriors with 33-point first-half points en route to 7th triple-double in 14 games

Luka Doncic exceeded his lofty expectations last season with a breakout Rookie of the Year campaign that announced a new era of Dallas Mavericks basketball. Somehow he’s found an even higher gear in his second season that has the 20-year-old looking like a prime MVP candidate as he lights basketball courts and box scores on fire. Doncic nearly outscores Warriors in 1st half The Golden State Warriors got a heavy dose of Doncic in the first half of their Wednesday matchup that saw the Slovenian point guard set an NBA season high…

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Clippers win OT thriller over Celtics in Kawhi Leonard-Paul George debut

After 14 games, the long-awaited Kawhi Leonard-Paul George tandem made its debut for the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. It wasn’t always pretty. But it was effective as the Clippers won a 107-104 overtime thriller over the Boston Celtics. On a night that saw the Clippers struggle on offense and players not named Leonard or George star down the stretch, the Clippers won a tightly contested game against one of the best teams in the league. It was the exact kind of game that should strike fear into the rest of the…

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LeBron James becomes 1st player in NBA history to post triple-double against every team

The “LeBron James Isn’t Done” Tour played on Tuesday night. This time, the Oklahoma City Thunder fell victim as the Los Angeles Lakers recorded a 112-107 victory in Staples Center. They also fell victim to a James triple-double for the first time ever. James recorded 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Lakers improved to an NBA-best 12-2. With that triple-double, James added to his growing list of career accomplishments. He’s now recorded a triple-double against every team in the NBA. LeBron averaging a career high in assists James…

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Luka Doncic puts up 42, records yet another triple-double to lead Mavericks past Spurs

Luka Doncic isn’t slowing down in his sophomore campaign in the league. Doncic finished with yet another triple-double on Monday night, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 117-110 win against the San Antonio Spurs at the American Airlines Center with a career-high 42 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. At 20 years old, he’s now just the second-youngest player in NBA history to record a 40-point triple-double behind just LeBron James. Dallas led throughout the entire contest on Monday night, and built up a quick 18-point lead in the first…

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Carmelo Anthony says he has new approach with Blazers after previously rejecting bench roles

Carmelo Anthony is back in the NBA after signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, much to the delight of players around the league. The new contract is the end of a long and apparently humbling road, as Anthony posted a YouTube video on Monday explaining how the deal came about and his outlook as he prepares to play for the fifth team of his career. MMA Boxing Cricket WNBA NCAAW Indycar Motorsports Horse Racing Cycling Odds Rivals Shop Help Jobs RSS NBA Home Scores/Schedules Standings Stats Teams Players…

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Celtics’ 10-game win streak snapped in as close a loss as possible

The NBA’s longest win streak is officially no more, with the Boston Celtics losing 100-99 to the Sacramento Kings. All the Celtics needed to keep it going was a slight breeze at the buzzer. In the final possession of the game, Celtics guard Marcus Smart got the ball at the top of the arc and drove toward the basket. As he was met in the paint by multiple Kings defenders, he threw up a floater that looked on target. The ball clanked off the front of the rim. Then it…

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