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  • NBA roundup: Butler jeered, cheered in Wolves win

    Jimmy Butler scored 33 points on 10-of-12 shooting during his first home contest of the season to help the Minnesota Timberwolves post a 131-123 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in Minneapolis. Butler was heartily booed in pregame introductions, stemming from his trade request and vow not to re-sign with the Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins added 22 points and Taj Gibson had 13 points for Minnesota, which shot 50.6 percent from the field and made 33 of 35 free throws.
    20 Oct @ 6PM

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  • Wantaway Butler revels in boos

    A smiling Jimmy Butler said being booed by his own fans was music to his ears after the wantaway Minnesota Timberwolves guard starred in a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Butler requested a trade last month and Timberwolves supporters let their feelings be known when he was introduced to the crowd ahead of a 131-123 win on Friday. Butler expected to get the fans back on side, but claims he does not care if they continue to give him grief.
    20 Oct @ 11AM

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  • Jimmy Butler goes from hearing boos to MVP chants during Timberwolves home opener

    Jimmy Butler got his wish. The star forward’s antagonism toward the Minnesota Timberwolves was one of the most surreal storylines of the NBA offseason, and the team’s fans predictably took notice with a healthy dose of jeers. Minnesota fans got their first chance to let Butler hear their displeasure on Friday during the Timberwolvers’ home opener at the Target Center against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    20 Oct @ 7AM

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  • LeBron James' LA Lakers debut ends in defeat as Portland Trail Blazers spoil the party

    LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers debut ended in defeat as the Portland Trail Blazers ran out 128-119 winners at Moda Center. Three-time NBA champion James scored 26 points - the second most by a Lakers debutant - in his first regular season game since leaving hometown team the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in the summer.
    19 Oct @ 5PM

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  • Leonard focusing on future after Raptors debut

    Kawhi Leonard is focusing on the future instead of the past. The 27-year-old forward, who was limited to nine games last season because of a quad injury, made his Toronto Raptors debut on Wednesday. "It's one game," Leonard said (via TSN).
    18 Oct @ 3PM

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  • Timberwolves star Wiggins to donate $22 for every point this NBA season

    Andrew Wiggins' fifth NBA season will be a charitable one. The Minnesota Timberwolves star has vowed to donate $22 for every point scored this season to help underprivileged children gain better access to organised sports. Wiggins finished in 2017-18 with 1,452 points, which would equate to a donation of more than $31,000 if he maintains the same pace this campaign.
    18 Oct @ 12PM

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  • Cavs season preview: Even after LeBron's exit, Cleveland is focused on the playoffs

    When LeBron James left the Cavs for the first time in 2010, Cleveland won three of the next four draft lotteries and was able to lure James back in 2014. Following James’ second departure, Dan Gilbert doesn’t have any interest in collecting ping pong balls. Defying conventional wisdom, the Cavs opted not to tear down their roster.
    18 Oct @ 12PM

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  • Davis shines as Pelicans rout Rockets in season opener

    Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Elfrid Payton finished with a triple double as the New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 on Wednesday. Davis also had 16 rebounds and eight assists and Payton finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Pelicans, who led wire-to-wire.
    18 Oct @ 9AM

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  • Lakers coach Walton will monitor LeBron's minutes, plans to use deep rotation

    Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton plans to utilise a deep rotation in 2018-19. The Lakers re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and inked Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo, as well as Michael Beasley, to contracts after LeBron James announced he was joining the team in early July. "We want to play fast, and to do that we've got to get guys in and out and in and out," Walton said.
    18 Oct @ 9AM

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  • Kawhi Leonard satisfies rowdy Raptors crowd with solid debut

    Kawhi Leonard made his Raptors debut Wednesday. (Getty) For the first time in nine years, the Toronto Raptors opened up their season without DeMar DeRozan in the building. As you may have heard, however, there’s a new star in town. And former Finals MVP
    18 Oct @ 9AM

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