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Derrick Rose goes for the layup in a one-man fast break with no opponent near.

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(That teammate had won the title multiple times).

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Eddie Johnson tells the story of that time when he saw a teammate cry while looking at payckeck. bit.ly/1oCv0Pn

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Rocket teammates chatting before the Dominican Republic-USA game. instagram.com/p/sfrNJHOAN5/

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Rumors: The latest on the Lakers. bit.ly/1eYpuBy

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Former Raptor executive Maurizio Gherardini in the house. He's with Fenerbahce now. instagram.com/p/sfhBHNuAPW/

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The sadness of defeat. Two crushing blows in two days for Finland. Fans deserved better, but... instagram.com/p/sfggzvOAOe/

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Turkish fans celebrate. No shirts needed. instagram.com/p/sffqmkOANe/

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Rumors: Clippers add Ekpe Udoh. bit.ly/1hKUSdo http://t.co/o4sEPnA3ZJ

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First first pumps at press row so far. Turkey just won a thriller.

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Bad offense here. Finland taking hero shots now.

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Finland misses free throws,Turkey hits three-pointer with four seconds to go and ties the game. Ouch.

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Finnish fans (and a reporter) celebrate a big basket at the Finland-Turkey game. instagram.com/p/sfbrLJuAHh/

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Hamed Haddadi waiting for NBA, Euroleague offers. shar.es/114kDk Talks about reported Real Madrid interest.

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Gallery: The best of Day 4 at the World Cup. bit.ly/1qxFxzm

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Buzz: The latest on Kenneth Faried, the man of the moment. shar.es/11hxBE http://t.co/Enmd8vBFPH

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Luis Scola: No plans to leave Indiana. shar.es/11hwtW

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Rumors: Tracy McGrady back? bit.ly/1hKUSdo http://t.co/XCaQXmwoWz

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Team USA reaction to New Zealand's haka. shar.es/116crZ James Harden's face...

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Rumors: Wizards eyeing Ray Allen + Spanish team wants Luis Scola? bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Dominican swingman James Feldeine dancing in media zone. instagram.com/p/sdVj-wuALt/

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Finland loses a big one. Petteri Koponen so disappointed. instagram.com/p/sdVS5tOALZ/

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I was half expecting Dominican Republic to blow this game, but might prevail thanks to key offensive rebounds.

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Francisco Garcia back to the bench. Not moving all that well.

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Dominican fans really excited about this game. Look at Latino Joakim Noah. instagram.com/p/sdTZUxOAIp/

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Terrific defense by the Finnish now. Not that Dominican Republic's offense is a thing of beauty, though.

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Francisco Garcia back on the floor.

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Francisco Garcia leaves the game limping.

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Kobe Bryant made as much money in 2012 as 11 Dream Teamers combined in 1992. More here: shar.es/11GMX2

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Check out the evolution of Team USA salaries since 1992. shar.es/11GDDO Would you take that pay raise? I think you would.

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World Cup: The best of Team USA vs. New Zealand in pictures. bit.ly/1nSAHt8

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Thibodeau won't stop taking questions. USA Basketball staff laughing a bit in the background.

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Thibodeau: We think we're a championship-caliber team, but we have to work on it.

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Thibodeau says he's enjoying international basketball a lot.

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Thibs: "Derrick Rose has to work on his timing."

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Thibs says Derrick Rose will handle three games in three days well.

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Tom Thibodeau says Pau Gasol looks on top of his game right now.

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Media scrum around Kenneth Faried, one of the pleasant surprises for Team USA. instagram.com/p/sc4EiuuAOi/

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Team USA headed to the locker room after another easy game. instagram.com/p/sc3yC3uAOA/

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NBA return a long shot for Puerto Rican legend Carlos Arroyo. shar.es/11Gvee He's thinking about a coaching career.

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Team USA coasting through the game a bit now. New Zealand putting together a nice performance.

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Of course, James Harden now comes out firing. Three-pointer and dunk on New Zealand.

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Just 13 shots taken in two games and a half. He's had 11 assists, though.

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For a guy that was touted as leader of Team USA, James Harden has been pretty passive at the World Cup so far.

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Some American players look in awe as New Zealand players do the haka.

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Ukraine is executing really well down the stretch. 64-58 with 36 seconds to go.

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Omer Asik is the leading scorer with 16 points. I repeat: Omer Asik is leading a game in scoring.

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How ugly is the Ukraine-Turkey game? Only one of 20 players is shooting better than 50 percent. Two minutes to go and the score is 56-52.

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What Pau Gasol did to Brazil last night. bit.ly/W61RVT Check 0:37 mark.

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Varejao stuck through the tough times in Cleveland and now he's like, "I was right and you were wrong." shar.es/11uJFW

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Anderson Varejao: I want to retire in Cleveland. shar.es/11uJFW Very good talk with the Cavs forward.

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Euro phenom Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk hopes Kansas will help him reach his NBA goals. shar.es/11uPSl

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Gasol's Spain the best team ever (outside of the U.S.) to me. Sorry, Yugoslavia.

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Spain just put together possibly its best game since the last Olympic Games.

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The Gasols have no business being on the court this late in the game with a 23-point lead.

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Gallery: The best of Day 3 of the World Cup. bit.ly/1qwxO4C

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Can't get past the fact that Marcelinho Huertas never gave the NBA a try. Such a supremely talented offensive player.

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Nenê is having a rough night against Pau Gasol.

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The Gasol brothers looking really fit for Gasol standards.

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Pau Gasol dominating in FIBA competition like in the old days.

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Rumors: Pacers to sign former Wizard. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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No. 1 trending topic on HoopsHype right now? Wolves big man Gorgui Dieng, of course. shar.es/1179Cq

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On Instagram: Manny Pacquiao at the Warriors facility. bit.ly/1piZOEU

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Video: Most electrifying players in the NBA. bit.ly/1ulh9lg

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World Cup: The best of Team USA vs. Turkey in pictures. bit.ly/W17DIk

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Rumors: Rockets to acquire Kings guard. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Gallery: The best of Day 2 of the World Cup. bit.ly/1qhgWA0

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What the media is tweeting about Kenneth Faried right now. shar.es/11tBrC

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Crowd booing Derrick Rose heavily for passive play.

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As he goes to the bench, round of applause for Kenneth Fareid from neutral crowd.

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My prediction that Kenneth Faried wouldn't be that good in FIBA ball is looking awful so far.

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Team USA making the game a more physical affair now.

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DeMarcus Cousins venting on the bench a bit.

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Team USA showing a lot of frustration right now. Very smart play by the Turks. They are holding the Americans to 38 percent shooting.

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Kyrie Irving's playmaking is a little off vs. Turkey.

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Game has really slow tempo, which is troubling for Team USA.

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Team USA can't buy a shot right now.

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Kenneth Faried playing incredible. Not just effort and power, but a bit of finesse too.

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Catching up with Magic coach Jacque Vaughn. shar.es/11tJiK We asked him about Fran Vazquez. He laughed.

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DeMarcus Cousins working out with Anthony Davis before the game vs. Turkey. instagram.com/p/sX1NIkOAGS/

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Kansas recruit Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk playing significant minutes at a World Cup at age 17. Not scared on the big stage.

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Former Piston Slava Kravtsov with 7 rebounds and no points in 21 minutes. Such a fluid athlete for his size, but leaves you wanting more.

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Finland playing like a team coming off a severe beating. Great competitive fire. Up 57-41 vs. Ukraine.

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Rumors: Nike retains Kevin Durant + Changes coming in Philly? bit.ly/1hKUSdo