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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

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Gallery: The best of Day 1 of the World Cup. bit.ly/1Ce3Pop

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World Cup: The best of Team USA vs. Finland in pictures. bit.ly/1B5AHy8

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Team USA beats Finland 114-54. Derrick Rose (12 points, 5 turnovers) has played more minutes than any other American player.

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Team USA's reserves are outscoring all of Finland 29-22.

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Barring a 42-point comeback by Finland, Team USA will win its first game of the World Cup today.

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That wild card invitation to Finland not making FIBA look good so far.

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Anthony Davis scores on a double team and gets the foul. He's phenomenal.

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Team USA: 35 points and three assists. Ball movement is not good, but it doesn't need to be.

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All the tweets about Team USA's game here. hoopshype.com/social/buzz/sp… So you don't have to watch.

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Finnish crowd pretty hyped up before the (likely) demolition against Team USA. instagram.com/p/sVVhXNuADm/

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In case you missed it: Our ranking with the Top 25 USA Basketball players ever. shar.es/112hsA

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Derrick Rose takes a seat as his teammates keep shooting. instagram.com/p/sVRPYMOAKx/

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Derrick Rose warming up. Rest of teammates shooting. instagram.com/p/sVQtZNuAJg/

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Team USA big men working before World Cup debut. instagram.com/p/sVPew8OAHg/

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New Zealand, who has one player over 6-foot-8, outrebounded Turkey 47-31. Turkey has six players over 6-foot-8.

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Turkey finishes the game with a 15-1 run and wins. A win is a win, but not a great effort by the Turks today.

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Fourth quarter: New Zealand has not scored a single point in the last four minutes. Surprisingly, that may cost them the game.

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Except for the last World Championship, where they played hosts and were terrific.

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Turkey down 64-72 against courageous New Zealand in the fourth quarter. Turks typically not the best competitors in FIBA competitions.

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Joel Embiid: The Ladies Man. bit.ly/1vWxNJ8

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World Cup: Omer Asik finishes first half vs. New Zealand with one point, two blocks and no rebounds. Turkey down 28-38.

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Rumors: Spurs interested in Ray Allen. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Pretty decent crowds for first-round games at the World Cup in Bilbao.

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Rookie Damjan Rudez can't wait to join Pacers. shar.es/11rFTQ

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Andray Blatche is the No. 1 trending topic on HoopsHype right now. shar.es/11rZKh

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World Cup buzz: Everything the top reporters are tweeting about the tournament right here. shar.es/11rZl3

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The Lakers are one of eight NBA teams without a single player at the World Cup. Cavs and Rockets have four each here.

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Rumors: Spurs interested in Gustavo Ayon. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Former Arizona player blogs for HoopsHype about Ukraine and playing for a team with the biggest of distractions: War. shar.es/11gGsM

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Ukraine: What it's like to play for a country at war. shar.es/11gGsM

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Rumors: Goran Dragic's brother drawing interest + Clippers waiving Miroslav Raduljica? bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Ranking: The Top 50 players in Heat history. shar.es/11Wupd

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Check out Spencer Hawes' dance moves. shar.es/11W7Km

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The latest on Mozgov-to-Cavs trade rumors. bit.ly/1C7cl8L

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World Cup: Statistically speaking, Team USA players leaps and bounds ahead of the field. shar.es/11oUQX

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We have Andrew Wiggins' first commercial as an NBA player. shar.es/11oEPc Thoughts?

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Former King Pooh Jeter is playing for Ukraine now. Check out his World Cup preparation video here: bit.ly/1paAFMH

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LeBron James or Michael Jordan? Celebrities weigh in. shar.es/11bMUY

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The (potential) top free agents in 2015. shar.es/1n0hTS

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Gallery: Michael Jordan at the U.S. Open. bit.ly/1p9a16J

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Update: Shannon Brown to Miami + Michael Beasley has second workout with Lakers. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Two teams have not given a single contract extension to first-round picks in the last decade. shar.es/11Xwxn Knicks one of them.

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Just one No. 1 pick has finished rookie deal without an extension since Kwame Brown. shar.es/11Xwxn

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Which players on rookie deals received extensions in the last decade? Only 25 percent. Full list here: shar.es/11Xwxn

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How much do you care about the basketball World Cup?

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Update: Doc Rivers agrees to extension. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Gallery: Nick Young and Iggy Azalea at the MTV Video Music Awards. bit.ly/1ARZG7W

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Gallery: Really thin Kevin Love introduced as Cavalier. shar.es/11mgzC

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Video: Cavaliers introduce Kevin Love. bit.ly/1tafK3Y

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Rumors: Jared Dudley to Milwaukee. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Update: Cavs trying to trade for a Nuggets' center + Suns add two players. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Rumors: Zydrunas Ilgauskas thinking about a comeback? + Spanish club tried to sign Gigi Datome. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Rumors: Ramon Sessions to Houston? bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Rumors: Cavaliers interested in Emeka Okafor. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Harlem Globetrotter great Meadowlark Lemon: "Michael Jordan wanted to be like me." bit.ly/1pqThNx

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Buzz: The latest on Damian Lillard getting cut from Team USA. bit.ly/1ky39zt

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Rumors: Mason Plumlee and Klay Thompson to make USA roster + Wolves trading for Thaddeus Young. bit.ly/1hKUSdo

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Kawhi Leonard moves up big time. shar.es/1n95DX

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Ranking: The Top 50 players in Spurs history. shar.es/1n95DX

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Our first season preview: Los Angeles Lakers. bit.ly/1ohwUF8 No playoffs. Not close.

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Buzz: The latest on Derrick Rose. shar.es/1nOPyc

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How many NBA teams has @Keyon Dooling played for? Send the right answer and get a chance to win a copy of his book. amzn.to/Yaja9H

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Where the Lakers starters rank. shar.es/1nOdsd

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Microsoft was founded the year Dick Bavetta entered the NBA. shar.es/1n8S7U

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You can buy @PeteStrobl's book here. amzn.to/YB9fdL Very insightful into the life of the basketball journeyman in Europe.

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What it's like to play pro basketball overseas. bit.ly/1q1bwrz An excerpt from the book by former Niagara player @PeteStrobl.

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What's summer like for a D-League assistant coach? bit.ly/1sUjtCD

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You can donate here, by the way. bit.ly/1uW2ArQ Charlie Sheen already did.

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Yeah, we have a bunch of new ice bucket challenges today. shar.es/1nIbYk

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When Dick Bavetta made his NBA debut, Jaws was the movie of the year in the United States. shar.es/1nET4k

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How old is Dick Bavetta? When he made his NBA debut, USA's GDP was 10 times bigger than China's. shar.es/1nET4k

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Buzz: The latest on Kobe Bryant. shar.es/1nEEhZ

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The year Dick Bavetta entered the league, Julius Erving won the championship. The ABA championship, that is. shar.es/1nKwIR

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What was the NBA and the world like when Dick Bavetta entered the league? shar.es/1nKwcG

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When the ice bucket challeng goes wrong. shar.es/1nzcLg

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Luol Deng with the best ice bucket challenge of the day. shar.es/1nkSEJ If you're going to do it, you do it like this.