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2014-15 NBA Schedule: Lakers and NBA Most Interesting Games

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The NBA released its 2014-2015 NBA schedule on Wednesday. The NBA will open up the season on TNT with the Dallas Mavericks playing at the defending champions, San Antonio Spurs, on October 28. In the second game of opening night on TNT, the Houston Rockets visits the Los Angeles Lakers.  Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin’s Defense Far Better than Reported

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If you read most accounts of Jeremy Lin’s game from those that cover basketball, most of the praise, if not all, will be emphasized on the offensive side of the ball, such as his propensity and great ability to drive to the rim, good passing skills, high basketball IQ, great touch around the basket and above average outside shooting. When discussing Lin’s defense those same accounts would usually rate his defensive ability as below average. Most will not go as far to say he is horrible, although some do, but they will note that definitely lacking the lateral foot speed and overall quickness to defend his position well.  Continue reading