Posts Tagged Men’s basketball

Cavs exercise option on guard Dion Waiters

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters, a former first-round pick who could have a breakout season in Cleveland’s new offense.

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Thompson scores 35 points, Warriors beat Nuggets

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) drives against Denver Nuggets' Arron Affalo during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson is ready for the regular season.

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Thomas, Dragic lead Suns over Jazz 105-100

Utah Jazz's Alec Burks, left, defends Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic, right, during the fourth quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Suns won 105-100. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points off the bench and Goran Dragic added 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting to help the Phoenix Suns close out the NBA preseason with a 105-100 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.

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Timberwolves overcome Bulls 113-112

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, right, heads to the basket as Minnesota Timberwolves' Corey Brewer defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zach LaVine tried not to think about guarding Derrick Rose.

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Rested Mavericks down short-handed Magic 117-92

Dallas Mavericks' Chandler Parsons, right, makes a move to the basket past Orlando Magic's Tobias Harris (12) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks set out in the offseason to add depth in hopes of building a roster capable of competing with the upper tier of the Western Conference.

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