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November 07 11:41 PM
NOV 7, 2016 – Through seven games, the Thunder is off to a franchise-best 6-1 start.
Imagine that. No Kevin Durant. No Serge Ibaka. Even no Dion Waiters, who was in the building at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday to witness the Thunder pull away for a 97-85 victory against Miami.
Russell Westbrook fueled a 20-0 run in the third quarter to lead the Thunder to its best seven-game start to the season since going 5-2 in 2013-14 …

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November 07 12:46 PM
Mike D’Antoni will make his first lineup change as Rockets coach Monday when the Rockets face the Washington Wizards, moving Corey Brewer into the starting lineup in place of Eric Gordon.

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November 07 02:08 PM
Thanks to the first 6-0 start of LeBron James’ career, Cleveland continues its rankings reign. But there’s a new challenger, and it’s not Golden State or San Antonio.

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November 08 01:43 AM
Heading into the season, Kenny Atkinson said the power forward position was wide open for the taking.
Trevor Booker got the call on opening day and now it’s his to lose.
With Thaddeus Young…

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November 08 01:57 AM
NOV 7, 2016 – Josh Richardson’s life changed the day he changed his major.
He spent his first two years at Tennessee working on a pre-med degree, and since he was playing basketball for the Vols, he considered himself lucky. He had a scholarship. He was getting all expenses paid for those undergrad classes.
But then a trusted coach told the Oklahoma native and Edmond Santa Fe alum that he had a legitimate chance to play in the NBA.
It was something Richardson had never considered …

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November 06 09:05 PM
Garry Bowie worked in retail. He did not have health insurance, despite being a manager. He survived the height of the AIDS epidemic, barely, and by the late 1980s, was in a gulf of despair.

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November 07 02:38 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY — Monday night will give Oklahoma City Thunder fans a more subdued homecoming than other ones that will occur this season.

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November 07 04:28 PM
It’s still early, but Ersan Ilyasova could have a career season with the 76ers.

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NBA AM: Evaluating the Hot and Cold Starts – via basketballinsiders.com

November 07 08:14 AM
Two weeks into the season, here are some hot starts worth noting and a few ice cold ones too.

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R.J. Hunter Dealing with Rejection – via basketballinsiders.com

November 07 12:14 PM
It’s not often a first-rounder is cut after one season, but R.J. Hunter was. Now, he’s starting his next chapter in Chicago.

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November 07 05:01 PM
Larry Nance Jr. suffered a concussion against Phoenix on Sunday and will sit Tuesday’s game against Dallas.

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