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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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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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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