Posts Tagged Men’s basketball

No SEC Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison answers a question during a news conference at the Southeastern Conference NCAA men's college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference’s Final Four teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the league again this season with star-filled Kentucky chosen just ahead of defending champion Florida.

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Villanova unanimous choice to win Big East title

NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright is happy to just be talking about basketball this year and not conference realignment.

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New-Look NBA: A player’s perspective, Paul Pierce

In this Oct. 16, 2014, photo, Washington Wizards NBA basketball player Paul Pierce is interviewed at the Verizon Center in Washington. When Pierce watched the Wizards in last season's playoffs, he saw plenty of talent and potential. He also saw some issues. They needed something. Turns out, Pierce thought they needed ... him. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series:

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Ezeli returns as Warriors beat Clippers 125-107

Golden State Warriors' David Lee, left, congratulates Festus Ezeli (31) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Festus Ezeli got the best birthday present he could imagine: playing in an NBA game.

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Phoenix survives Lakers in 114-108 overtime win

Phoenix Suns' Isaiah Thomas, left, and P.J. Tucker celebrate a game-tying basket by Thomas during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Suns won 114-108 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points — including a buzzer-beating jumper at the end of regulation — and Gerald Green tallied 10 of his 21 points in overtime as the Suns topped the Lakers 114-108 in Tuesday’s preseason game.

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