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New mock trade has Sixers acquiring John Collins from Hawks in a deal
New mock trade has Sixers acquiring John Collins from Hawks in a deal

A new mock trade has the Philadelphia 76ers acquiring John Collins from the Atlanta Hawks in a deal.

What Auburn Twitter has looked like during the half in the Iron Bowl
What Auburn Twitter has looked like during the half in the Iron Bowl

Festive fans, missed calls and rivalry antics have set the stage for the second half of the Iron Bowl.

Draymond Green passionately defends Jonathan Kuminga
Draymond Green passionately defends Jonathan Kuminga's 'growing pains'

Jonathan Kuminga impacted the Warriors' win Friday night but he didn't stuff the stat sheet, leading to interesting postgame comments from Draymond Green and Steve Kerr.

Jayson Tatum to miss Sunday
Jayson Tatum to miss Sunday's game vs. Wizards

The Celtics will be without Jayson Tatum when the team lines up against the Wizards on Saturday.

Watch Victor Wembanyama drop 30-point double-double in France
Watch Victor Wembanyama drop 30-point double-double in France

That's two straight 30-point double-doubles for Wembanyama.

Twitter reacts to Clemson
Twitter reacts to Clemson's upset home loss to South Carolina

Here is a look at how Twitter reacted to Clemson's letdown performance against South Carolina.

Sasser, cold-shooting No. 2 Houston outlast Kent State 49-44
Sasser, cold-shooting No. 2 Houston outlast Kent State 49-44

HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Sasser scored 19 points, J'Wan Roberts added 11 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 2 Houston held on to beat Kent State 49-44 on Saturday and give itself an opportunity to take over the No. 1 ranking. Sasser was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line to overcome a 5-of-16 shooting performance, including 1 of 10 on 3-pointers. Houston (6-0) shot 32% from the floor and was 2 of 17 on 3s.

Ful injury report for Joel Embiid, Sixers in road rematch vs. Magic
Ful injury report for Joel Embiid, Sixers in road rematch vs. Magic

The injury report for Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers is out as they get set to take on the Orlando Magic in a rematch.

Villanova, Oregon both aim to halt three-game skids

Both Villanova and Oregon will try to end three-game losing streaks when they meet on Sunday in the seventh-place game of the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore. Oregon (2-4) has lost three straight against top-25 teams, falling to Houston, UConn and Michigan State. The Ducks lost to Michigan State in its second game of the Invitational but had a strong push late even while dealing with injuries in a 74-70 setback against the Spartans.

Trade Value Rankings: The Top 20 small forwards in the NBA
Trade Value Rankings: The Top 20 small forwards in the NBA

POINT GUARDS / SHOOTING GUARDS / POWER FORWARDS / CENTERS / TOP 100

Stephen Silas excited by Houston
Stephen Silas excited by Houston's improvement on defense, rebounds

"That was the game," #Rockets head coach Stephen Silas says of Houston's late defensive effort in a win over Atlanta. "The extra effort plays, the big time rebounds we got."

Ja Morant tweets about quiet Klay Thompson critics with Warriors
Ja Morant tweets about quiet Klay Thompson critics with Warriors' star shining

Ja Morant doesn't usually side with the Warriors, but on Friday night, that changed.

After tough loss, LSU back home to take on Wofford

Coming off a gut-wrenching loss to Kansas State in the Cayman Islands Classic finale, LSU aims to bounce back Sunday when it hosts Wofford in Baton Rouge, La. On Wednesday the Tigers appeared to have tied the game against the Wildcats on a layup by Trae Hannibal as time expired, but the shot was waved off because of an issue with the clock starting on the inbounds play. The Tigers (5-1) were left on the short end of a 61-59 loss as a result.

Despite Boston
Despite Boston's wins, Bleacher Report highlights three potential trade targets for Celtics

As good as things are going for Boston, could they try to get even better?

No. 8 Duke and No. 24 Purdue clash in Phil Knight final

No. 8 Duke and No. 24 Purdue have found lots to be happy about so far in two games in the Phil Knight Legacy. The Blue Devils (6-1) and Boilermakers (5-0) meet in the tournament final Sunday afternoon in Portland, Ore. For Purdue, it's a chance to knock off a Top 10 team in back-to-back games after taking down No. 6 Gonzaga 84-66 in Friday's late semifinal.

Celtics, NBA Twitter react to Boston
Celtics, NBA Twitter react to Boston's 122-104 blowout of the Sacramento Kings

With the win, the Celtics improved to 15-4 overall while consolidating their grip on the top spot in the league's Eastern Conference standings.

Ben Simmons reacts to
Ben Simmons reacts to 'pretty frustrating' loss vs. Pacers

Ben Simmons on why the loss to the Indiana Pacers was 'frustrating'.

No. 13 Auburn leaning on defense as Saint Louis visits

The Tigers will continue to lean on their defense Sunday when they host high-scoring Saint Louis (5-1). Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was pleased with his team's defensive effort during Wednesday's 43-42 win against an experienced Northwestern squad to claim the Cancun Challenge championship in Mexico. "To hold Northwestern to 42 points tells you about our effort and our energy, and our defense," Pearl said.

Steph Curry jokingly wishes Warriors could play all games at Chase Center
Steph Curry jokingly wishes Warriors could play all games at Chase Center

Steph Curry knows exactly how good the Warriors have been at home this season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo says of Evan Mobley,
Giannis Antetokounmpo says of Evan Mobley, 'He can be better than me'

"I didn't average what he is in my second season, so he's already ahead of me," Antetokounmpo said.

Arkansas basketball off to best start since 2016 after beating Clemson
Arkansas basketball off to best start since 2016 after beating Clemson

Makayla Daniels scored 21 points to lead Arkansas over Clemson in the Paradise Jam.

Steph Curry has never seen a duo like LeBron and Kyrie in the
Steph Curry has never seen a duo like LeBron and Kyrie in the '16 Finals

Steph Curry had a lot to say about how LeBron James and Kyrie Irving played in the 2016 NBA Finals.

Georgia bids to rebound vs. East Tennessee State

The Georgia Bulldogs and East Tennessee State Buccaneers will each be looking for a bounce-back win when they meet on Sunday in Athens, Ga. Georgia (4-2) is coming off an 87-73 loss to UAB in the championship game of the Sunshine Slam Beach Bracket on Tuesday in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Buccaneers (3-3) have dropped two straight and three of their past four after falling 74-70 to visiting Appalachian State on Wednesday. The Bulldogs led UAB 42-41 at halftime before getting blown out in the second half.

Lakers vs. Spurs: Lineups, injuries and broadcast info for Saturday
Lakers vs. Spurs: Lineups, injuries and broadcast info for Saturday

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday's Lakers versus Spurs game.

Rhode Island hopes depth the equalizer vs. Boston College

If Rhode Island has any advantage when it plays at Boston College on Sunday afternoon, it may be depth. Rhode Island (2-4) received 39 points from its bench in Wednesday's 57-44 triumph over Illinois State. The victory earned the Rams a seventh-place finish in the Cayman Islands Classic.

PHOTOS: Best images from the Thunder
PHOTOS: Best images from the Thunder's 123-119 OT win over the Bulls

Here are the best photos from the Thunder's 123-119 overtime win over the Bulls on Friday.

Payton Pritchard
Payton Pritchard's instant energy could become a key element for Celtics

Payton Pritchard's role has been limited so far due to some new faces in Boston's backcourt. But, as our Chris Forsberg writes, the TD Garden favorite proved Friday night he is fully capable of providing a needed spark for his team when called upon.

'Garry Bird is back': Rockets reap benefits as Garrison Mathews breaks out

Jalen Green to @BigSargeSportz on Garrison Mathews: "Garry Bird is back! I told him, 'Welcome back.' We missed him for a while. ... Every time he comes in, he is going to be gritty."

Georges Niang explains why he
Georges Niang explains why he's been such a perfect fit for Sixers

Georges Niang explains why he's been such a perfect fit for the Philadelphia 76ers on and off the floor.

Alabama MBB falls in Game 2 of Phil Knight Inivitational to UConn
Alabama MBB falls in Game 2 of Phil Knight Inivitational to UConn

Alabama fell against UConn on Friday night by a final score of 82-67.

Watch Giannis throw down career-high nine dunks, score 38 in comeback win over Cavaliers
Watch Giannis throw down career-high nine dunks, score 38 in comeback win over Cavaliers

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks taught the Cavaliers a lesson in playoff-type intensity well before the start of December.

Player grades: Clutch free throws from OKC help knock off Bulls in OT
Player grades: Clutch free throws from OKC help knock off Bulls in OT

DeRozan and the Bulls couldn't outlast Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder in overtime.

Thunder vs. Rockets: Lineups, injury reports and broadcast info for Saturday
Thunder vs. Rockets: Lineups, injury reports and broadcast info for Saturday

The 8-11 Thunder travel on the road to take on the 4-14 Rockets on Saturday.

Charles Barkley: Anthony Davis
Charles Barkley: Anthony Davis 'should've been the best player' by now

Anthony Davis' dominant play over the last five games hasn't made him immune to the type of criticism he has gotten used to.

Magic rookie Paolo Banchero reacts to returning after 7-game absence
Magic rookie Paolo Banchero reacts to returning after 7-game absence

Banchero returned on Friday after a seven-game absence and scored 19 points in a loss at home to the 76ers.

Social media has a field day with broadcast crew in Iowa basketball
Social media has a field day with broadcast crew in Iowa basketball's win over Clemson

Iowa beat Clemson, 74-71, to improve to 5-0, but fans erupted on social media over an exchange between the broadcasters and officials.

NBA Twitter reacts to Brooklyn Nets
NBA Twitter reacts to Brooklyn Nets' 128-117 loss to the Pacers

NBA Twitter had some spot-on reactions to the Nets losing to the Pacers in disappointing fashion.

Will Caleb Williams win Heisman vs Notre Dame the way Carson Palmer did in 2002?
Will Caleb Williams win Heisman vs Notre Dame the way Carson Palmer did in 2002?

Carson Palmer had his day vs Notre Dame in 2002. Caleb Williams gets his chance 20 years later. #Heisman #USC

Jazz vs. Suns: Lineups, betting odds, injuries, TV info for Saturday
Jazz vs. Suns: Lineups, betting odds, injuries, TV info for Saturday

Here is all of the information you need to know for the Jazz and Suns on Saturday.

Nets player grades: Buddy Hield scores 26 to lead Pacers past Nets
Nets player grades: Buddy Hield scores 26 to lead Pacers past Nets

The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Indiana Pacers 128-117 on Friday as Buddy Hield scored 26 points. Here's how each player graded individually.

Tobias Harris discusses being a leader, doing more for short-handed Sixers
Tobias Harris discusses being a leader, doing more for short-handed Sixers

Tobias Harris discusses leading and doing more for the Philadelphia 76ers with the team being so short-handed at the moment.

Clemson clashes with winless Cal in Emerald Coast consolation game

Mark Fox hasn't produced a winning record in his three full seasons as Cal's head coach, but his teams never got off to as bad a start as the Golden Bears have this season. Cal enters its final game of the Emerald Coast Classic with an 0-6 record, including four defeats on its home floor and losses to the likes of Texas State and Southern. The Golden Bears dropped a 59-48 decision to TCU on Friday night in Niceville, Fla., and they get another shot at a power opponent on Saturday when they oppose Clemson (4-2) in the event's consolation game.

Battle 4 Atlantis championship: Vols defeat Kansas
Battle 4 Atlantis championship: Vols defeat Kansas

Battle 4 Atlantis championship: Tennessee defeats Kansas

As NBA grapples with antisemitism, Arn Tellem
As NBA grapples with antisemitism, Arn Tellem's family history educates Detroit Pistons

Nearly every Pistons employee attended the Zekelman Holocaust Center's 38th Anniversary Benefit, where Arn Tellem talked about his Jewish history.

NBA Twitter reacts to Shake Milton, short-handed Sixers beating Magic
NBA Twitter reacts to Shake Milton, short-handed Sixers beating Magic

NBA Twitter reacts to Shake Milton and the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers knocking off the Orlando Magic on the road.

Boston
Boston's Jayson Tatum lauded among NBA players making major leaps forward

The Boston Celtics' hot start to the 2022-23 NBA season has been powered in no small part by the leap forward made by superstar forward Jayson Tatum,

Payton Pritchard is rising to the occasion for the Boston Celtics
Payton Pritchard is rising to the occasion for the Boston Celtics

The Oregon native's effort and hustle have been a key part of winning games on days when the starters have not (or could not) have it going for them.

After close call, No. 25 Iowa faces TCU in Emerald Coast final

TCU gets a chance to impress the national pollsters when the Horned Frogs meet 25th-ranked Iowa in the final of the Emerald Coast Classic on Saturday night in Niceville, Fla. The Horned Frogs (4-1) reached the championship game at the expense of winless California on Friday, getting 23 points in Mike Miles Jr.'s return to action in a 59-48 victory. Earlier, Iowa (5-0) survived a late flurry by Clemson in a 74-71 semifinal win after nearly blowing a 14-point lead in the final eight minutes.

On this day: Avery Bradley born; Delonte West debuts; Sherman Douglas traded to Bucks
On this day: Avery Bradley born; Delonte West debuts; Sherman Douglas traded to Bucks

On this day, Sherman Douglas was dealt to Milwaukee, Avery Bradley was born, and Delonte West made his debut for the team.

Are the Boston Celtics the best team in the NBA right now?
Are the Boston Celtics the best team in the NBA right now?

There is still plenty of season to go, and many opponents to play. Will the Celtics' early success be sustainable?


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