NBA standings (Reuters)
25 Nov 2015 at 11:22pm
Nov 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NBA on Wednesday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 10 6 .625 - 2. Boston 8 7 .533 1 1/2 3. NY Knicks 8 8 .500 2 4. Brooklyn 3 12 .200 6 1/2 5. Philadelphia 0 16 0 10 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 11 4 .733 - 2. Chicago 9 4 .692 1 3. Indiana 9 5 .643 1 1/2 4. Detroit 8 7 .533 3 5. Milwaukee 6 9 .400 5 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Miami 9 5 .643 - 2. Charlotte 9 6 .600 0 1/2 3. Atlanta 10 7 .588 0 1/2 4. Washington 6 6 .500 2 5. Orlando 7 8 .467 2 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCENORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. ...
Raptors pull off big win over Cavaliers on Drake Night (Eh Game)
25 Nov 2015 at 9:15pm
TORONTO ? It?s not often LeBron James is in a room with someone that can match his stardom, but that was the case Wednesday night. There was Drake sitting courtside with his mom ? he?s got a bit of a soft side, you know? ? for the Toronto Raptors? third annual Drake Night. And Drake, by title the team's global ambassador, was everywhere. The Hotline Bling light box was set up outside the arena for fans to mimic Drake?s dances moves from his now infamous video. The seats were draped with Drake's designed t-shirts for the fans. Drake took the mic to announce the Raptors' starting lineup and the Raptors even wore their new black and gold alternate uniforms for the first time, a nod Drake?s record label October?s Very Own. "This is surreal," Drake said before the game as he held court surrounded by media and cheering fans. "Even though it?s in my name it?s something we always do for the city. We try and get caught up and create exciting moments. Yes, it?s named after me but it?s definitely dedicated to Toronto. Everything to do with Toronto y?all know I?m on board."
Curry, Warriors eye NBA Lakers' magical 33 win-streak (AFP)
25 Nov 2015 at 3:48pm
Stephen Curry said Wednesday the Golden State Warriors are targeting the Los Angeles Lakers' all-time winning streak record of 33 games -- but stressed the NBA champions would stick to a strategy of taking one game at a time. The Warriors set a new record on Tuesday for the longest unbeaten start to a season in history, routing the Lakers 111-77 at the Oracle Arena to notch their 16th consecutive victory. The form of Curry and his teammates has prompted many analysts to wonder if one of the oldest records in the NBA -- the Lakers' remarkable 33-game unbeaten streak set in 1971-72 -- could now be in jeopardy.
Hornets agree to multiyear extension with Steve Clifford (The Associated Press)
25 Nov 2015 at 3:19pm
The Charlotte Hornets have entrusted their short-term future to coach Steve Clifford. The Hornets agreed in principle to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday with Clifford, who is in his third season with the franchise. ''Personally, it is just what I was hoping would happen,'' Clifford said before Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards.
The 10-man rotation, starring Stephen Curry: human, dancer (Ball Don't Lie)
25 Nov 2015 at 1:10pm
A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C : The New York Times . Scott Cacciola, in a fit of brilliant inspiration, interviews ballet dancers about the musicality and movement of Stephen Curry. [ Play Yahoo Daily Fantasy and get a 100% deposit bonus with your first deposit ] PF : ESPN.com . Zach Lowe on how the Golden State Warriors' unparalleled small lineup has other teams experimenting with heretofore unheard-of levels of downshifting, raising the question of when (or whether) the league might finally get too small. SF : Fancy Stats . Seth Partnow sees one area in which deploying more traditional post-scoring big men might still prove valuable: as primary scoring options against opposing second units. SG : Bleacher Report . Is Roy Hibbert obsolete in a small-ball NBA, or might he be useful if the Los Angeles Lakers had any capable perimeter defenders? Michael Pina considers the 7-foot-2 question mark in Hollywood. PG : The Sporting News , twice . Scott Rafferty goes to the videotape to dig into Draymond Green's continued evolution as a playmaker for the Warriors, and Ian Levy drinks deeply of the numbers to put into context the growth in Kawhi Leonard's offensive responsibilities with the San Antonio Spurs. [ 15% over $65 Enter Code GIVETHANKS15 ? At Yahoo Fan Shop ] 6th : 1500ESPN.com . Steve McPherson on Karl-Anthony Towns, who already seems capable of filling in every gap for the Minnesota Timberwolves. 7th : Mike Tyson Mysteries . In which an animated Mike Tyson's ragtag group of mystery solvers (featuring a talking pigeon who sounds a lot like Norm MacDonald) must figure out what happened to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. 8th : The Cauldron . Jared Dubin's This Week in Basketball column pokes a hole in the idea that the East has overtaken the West as the league's stronger conference, and touches on a number of other interesting odds and ends from the week that was. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] 9th : The Wall Street Journal . Chris Herring with a smart look at how Derek Fisher's managing his substitution patterns, and whether the surprisingly competitive New York Knicks might benefit from a tighter rotation moving forward. 10th : National Post . A good read from Eric Koreen on how the Toronto Raptors' response to being without injured low-post offensive fulcrum Jonas Valanciunas can't be to heap even more offensive responsibility on dynamite point guard Kyle Lowry. More NBA coverage: - - - - - - - Dan Devine is an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YourManDevine Stay connected with Ball Don't Lie on Twitter @YahooBDL , "Like" BDL on Facebook and follow BDL's Tumblr for year-round NBA talk, jokes and more.
Beating Lakers NBA record unlikely: Walton (AFP)
25 Nov 2015 at 11:10am
The Golden State Warriors are not planning an assault on the Los Angeles Lakers' all-time winning streak record after etching their names into history with the longest unbeaten start to a season in NBA history. Including matches from the end of last year's regular season, the Warriors have now won 20 straight games -- a feat achieved by only three other teams. No. Eventually we will lose," Walton warned.
Byron Scott gives a great big 'nah' to handing rookie D'Angelo Russell big mi...
25 Nov 2015 at 10:45am
Warriors make NBA history as first team to start season 16-0 (The Associated ...
25 Nov 2015 at 8:11am
Interim coach Luke Walton believes the time will come when the Golden State Warriors finally lose a game. ''I doubt it, I highly doubt it,'' joked NBA MVP Stephen Curry. The defending champions set the record for best start in league history at 16-0, as Curry had 24 points and nine assists in a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Warriors make their mark on history with 16-0 start, and may not be done (Yah...
25 Nov 2015 at 7:49am
With an NBA-record winning streak to start the season, Golden State has a shot at making even more NBA history.
Warriors want more after making NBA history with 16-0 start (The Associated P...
25 Nov 2015 at 6:27am
Even though he hasn't been in his usual spot on the bench, ailing coach Steve Kerr has contributed plenty to Golden State's record start. On Tuesday night, his defending champion Warriors routed the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 to become the first team in NBA history to begin a season 16-0. Hours earlier, Kerr offered his thoughts - then spent the game behind the scenes still recovering from a pair of back operations as interim coach Luke Walton led the squad to its latest win.
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