Posts Tagged Men’s basketball

Clippers return focus to team post-Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, left, and Chris Paul pose for photos during the NBA basketball team's media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers loves nothing more than talking basketball. And with the scandal involving former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade into the background, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance.

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Bulls eyeing contention with Rose, Gasol

Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol, left, guard Derrick Rose and center Joakim Noah (13) pose for a portrait during the Bulls' NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — This is one way it could go for the revamped Chicago Bulls, according to Derrick Rose.

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Recharged Durant ready for new season

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant poses for photos during NBA basketball media day at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Brett Deering)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant made the tough decision to withdraw from Team USA before the FIBA World Cup.

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Hawks begin training camp with plenty of turmoil

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer waits for a television interview to begin during NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — Growing more and more uncomfortable with a line of questioning that had nothing to do with what’s happening on the court for the Atlanta Hawks, coach Mike Budenholzer turned toward one of his handlers Monday and asked, only half-jokingly, “Can we end this soon?”

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Lowry leads rejuvenated Raptors into new season

Toronto Raptors' Lou Williams, left, and Kyle Lowry laugh while posing for photos at the NBA basketball team's media day at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

TORONTO (AP) — Raptors coach Dwane Casey was answering a question about Kyle Lowry on Monday when the star point guard walked past, about to give an interview.

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