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5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

United States sweeps through Serbia for world basketball championship

Spain's King Felipe applauds as United States captain James Harden lifts the trophy for his team as they celebrate winning the FIBA World Cup at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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11 hrs ago | Buckets Over Broadway

Who is Quincy Acy?

The New York Knicks made an under the radar deal towards the end of the summer when they sent Wayne Ellington and Jeremy Tyler for Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw . Many people didn't see it as a significant move, mostly because Acy is a relatively unknown name.

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13 hrs ago | Sactown Royalty

30Q: Is it too late for Derrick Williams?

As Derrick Williams enters the final year of his rookie contract, can the Kings develop him into a long-term fit, or is he more valuable as an expiring contract? As the Kings enter the second season of the Derrick Williams gamble, they may soon hit an impasse with the 23 year-old forward. Williams remains one of the youngest players on the squad and has plenty of potential for growth, but the team wants to win now, and his $6.6 million dollar expiring contract is a logical fit in any blockbuster trade.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Derrick Williams, NBA Players, Rudy Gay, Reggie Evans, DeMarcus Cousins

16 hrs ago | MSNBC

FIBA World Cup USA vs. Serbia preview: Serbia no pushover but Americans should grab gold

The closest any team has come to beating Team USA at the FIBA World Cup was Turkey back in the group stage, where the Americans by five at the half and ended up winning by "only" 21 points. What had been expected to be a gold medal showdown with Spain has instead morphed into what should be another comfortable USA win with Serbia all that is between them and gold .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sactown Royalty

Rudy Gay suffers fractured jaw, will still play in Sunday's World Cup Final

Thursday's semifinal matchup against Lithuania was a hard-nosed and chippy affair, and it even resulted in a bit of a yelling skirmish during the post-game handshake line. Rudy Gay got hit especially hard late in the game when he took an elbow to his mouth as he was taking it into the basket.

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NBA.com

Notebook

Serbia will have a decided advantage in terms of the numbers of fans they'll have in the crowd for Sunday's gold medal game here at the FIBA World Cup . The Serbian crowd was loud and large during its semifinal win over France and the Serbian players interact with them constantly throughout games.

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USA Today

5 things you need to know this weekend

Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana return to Las Vegas for grudge match These two boxers will be aiming for a TKO this Saturday as these welterweights face off at MGM Grand. The USA basketball team 5 things you need to know this weekend Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana return to Las Vegas for grudge match These two boxers will be aiming for a TKO this Saturday as these welterweights face off at MGM Grand.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

USA Today

Serbia won't be threat to stun USA

USA won't stumble vs. Serbia in FIBA World Cup final Team USA has 12 players in the NBA. Serbia has none.

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Sactown Royalty

Omri Casspi confirms he's signing with the Kings

In case you were wondering what's been going on with the Kings and Omri Casspi , we've finally got some clarification from the man himself. The Kings seemingly wrapped up negotiations with Omri Casspi to sign a one year deal back in late July , but since then, there has not been official word of his signing.

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Sactown Royalty

DeMarcus Cousins showed us he still has a long way to go

Yesterday's incident with DeMarcus Cousins and Jonas Valanciunas was not a bright spot for DeMarcus. Yes, he didn't throw a punch when everyone expected he would.

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Valley of the Suns

Suns mailbag: Does Gerald Green have superstar potential?

Jan 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green reacts to being fouled during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Suns defeated the Sixers 124-113.

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Nets Daily

Offseason Recap: A look at who and what the Nets lost this offseason on the basketball court

The Brooklyn Nets and their capped-out roster came up short of championship aspirations last season when they fell in the second round to the Miami Heat . So now, here we are yet again with another dramatic offseason in the books and training camp just weeks away.

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Sactown Royalty

30Q: Can Ray McCallum have a breakout season?

Ray should some glimpses of being a true NBA point guard last year at the end of the year. This season he will have plenty of opportunity to show us what to make of that.

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Bright Side of the Sun

Twitter Stalking: How the Suns spent their summer vacation

I believe it was Leiland Tanner, AKA Eutychus who used to do these back in the day, but since he has restricted himself to rare cameo appearances I stole his Kool-Aid and made like a jealous ex, stalking all your favorite Suns' social media pages to find out what they've been up to over the past four months. Oh blessed thee, glorious social media.

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USA Today

Even without stars, Team USA purely dominant

The Team USA v. Not Spain championship game will tip off here on Sunday, when this American team that spent so many months answering questions about the FIBA World Cup host team will likely win gold without having Without biggest stars, Team USA still proving dominance The Team USA v.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kenneth Faried, Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Denver Nuggets, DeMarcus Cousins

Raptors HQ

Patrick Patterson Says Toronto Gave Him Confidence

After spending the latter part of last season with the Raptors, Patrick Patterson said the team gave him a much need boost of confidence. Arriving in Toronto from the Rudy Gay trade from Sacramento, Patrick Patterson wasn't playing his best.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Drummond grabs 4 rebounds as USA tops Lithuania

For Pistons center Andre Drummond and Team USA, it's eight down and one to go in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Drummond played three minutes in the Americans' 96-68 semifinal win over Lithuania on Thursday, missing his lone field-goal attempt and going 0-for-4 from the free-throw line.

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The Miami Herald

Team USA pulls away from Lithuania for berth in World Cup final

Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia makes a wild throw to first in the Brewers' two-run seventh inning Wednesday night. Milwaukee beat Miami 4-1 to thwart the Marlins' playoff push.

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A Royal Pain

Sacramento Kings feel Ben McLemore, Nik Stauskas can play together

Mar 26, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore gestures after a three point basket against the New York Knicks during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The New York Knicks defeated the Sacramento Kings 107-99.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Ben McLemore, NBA Players, Nik Stauskas, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Clippers, Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins

BleacherReport

Will Goran and Zoran Dragic Become the NBA's Next Brother Pairing?

Sibling harmony between brothers Goran and Zoran Dragic helped the Slovenian national team to a 5-2 showing at the FIBA World Cup, and there's a chance that magic could make it stateside with the Phoenix Suns .

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Related Topix: Sports, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Eric Bledsoe, T.J. Warren, Archie Goodwin, Tyler Ennis, Isaiah Thomas

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