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NBA injury list studded with stars, even beyond Thunder — No one could blame Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti if he wanted to heave those fancy glasses of his across the room every time his team plays these days. No Kevin Durant and no Russell Westbrook? It's torture defined for this franchise that has already endured so much frustration the past few years.

Blake Griffin facing battery charge over Vegas scuffle — Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been charged with misdemeanor battery for an alleged incident in Las Vegas on Oct. 19, according to records obtained from Clark County (NV) District Attorney's office. According to numerous reports, Griffin - who was eating with Clippers teammates inside the Tao nightclub - was allegedly involved in an incident when the plaintiff, 39-year-old Daniel Schuman, attempted to take his picture.

Isaiah Thomas on leaving Sacramento for Suns: ‘I wanted to be wanted’ — As reunion games go, it's not quite LeBron James v. Cleveland, circa 2010. But Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas plays against the Sacramento Kings Friday for the first time since leaving via free agency during the summer. The 25-year-old who was the last pick (No.

Steve Kerr is trading sleep for wins as Warriors coach — OAKLAND - The sleep is the first thing to go. TNT analyst-turned-Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr learned that the hard way early on, when those middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks that used to briefly interrupt his peaceful slumber became the unintentional tip-offs to some very long and intense days.

Rivalry or not, Clippers-Warriors will be 'dog fight' — OAKLAND - As is always the case when the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers prepare to face off tonight, that tired, overused, overly-simplistic word that doesn't truly define what they have going here was dragged out yet again Tuesday afternoon. Rivalry.

Warriors' Draymond Green signs with agent B.J. Armstrong — OAKLAND - Next up on the free agency front for the Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green. With the Warriors giving shooting guard Klay Thompson a four-year, $70 million extension that helped keep their core intact, one of the league's most underrated reserves finds himself wondering if his payday to stick around will eventually materialize as well.

Five questions for the West: Klay Thompson a max player? — In Adam Silver's short time as NBA Commissioner, he has built a reputation as someone who is open to discussing any and all ideas that will help his league's already-stellar product.

Challenging times ahead for Thunder without Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant — The Oklahoma City Thunder have been through the injury wringer in the past, but never like this. And now, with Saturday's announcement that Russell Westbrook underwent surgery to repair his fractured right hand and will be re-evaluated in four weeks, this much is clear: Their championship hopes are in serious jeopardy.

Klay Thompson, Warriors agree to contract extension — The Golden State Warriors and fourth-year guard Klay Thompson have agreed to a four-year, $70 million extension, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced.

Russell Westbrook injury could bite Thunder in playoffs — LOS ANGELES - As Oklahoma City Thunder players and coaches filed out of the Staples Center with the longest of faces Thursday night, their minds no doubt turned to these next couple of months and how challenging they now will be.
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Nov 27, 2014

It's just not fair that Charlotte - which has lost 9 of 10 & is reeling - now has to host the scorching hot @StephenCurry30 in his hometown.

Nov 27, 2014

Man, that's not nice @steve21smith. After Lakers' loss to Memphis, "Kobe was right, they're not a 3-11 team." They're 3-12.

Nov 27, 2014

Man, that's not nice @stevesmith49. After Lakers' loss to Memphis, "Kobe was right, they're not a 3-11 team." They're 3-12.

Nov 26, 2014

RT @usatodaynba: '3-and-D': @AdiJoseph spoke with some of the best specialists in the NBA about their craft

Nov 26, 2014

@GabeLacques @AdiJoseph @usatodaynba @JeffZillgitt That's a personal favorite, but that's Bridgeport on the Nevada border

Nov 26, 2014

@AdiJoseph @GabeLacques @usatodaynba @JeffZillgitt Although if you look closely, I have visual evidence of fish being caught on my shelf

Nov 26, 2014

@AdiJoseph @GabeLacques @usatodaynba @JeffZillgitt Oh I've got my share of fishing books, but I'm not on Jeff's level

Nov 26, 2014

Best part of latest debate w/ @JeffZillgitt? The look he gave when I argued for Anthony Davis-

Nov 26, 2014

RT @usatodaynba: Which NBA star has had the best first month? @sam_amick and @JeffZillgitt disagree in their latest NBA A to Z video:

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