Posts Tagged Professional basketball

New LeBron banner to be unveiled before opener

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls' Tony Snell during the fourth quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The Cavaliers beat the Bulls 107-98. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The new gigantic banner celebrating LeBron James’ return to Cleveland will be unveiled Oct. 30 before the Cavaliers open the NBA season.

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Suns rookie Warren sidelined by thumb injury

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns rookie forward T.J. Warren has a small crack in a bone in his left thumb.

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Griffin and Paul lead Clippers over Suns 108-105

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jared Cunningham, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe go after a loose during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers new owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night.

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Gasol leads Grizzlies past Cavaliers, 96-92

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson, right, drives past Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies reserves accomplished what the starters couldn’t – they built enough of a lead to put away the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Rookie Randle leads Lakers past Blazers 94-86

Los Angeles Lakers' Wesley Johnson, center, dunks as teammates Wayne Ellington, left, Carlos Boozer and Portland Trail Blazers' Dorell Wright, right, watch during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Ontario, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Julius Randle scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Jeremy Lin added 13 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in a preseason game Wednesday night.

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