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- Spain, Greece move to 3-0, Senegal upsets Croatia (The Associated Press) September 2, 2014Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup. The Spanish earned a trip to their capital by routing Brazil in a battle of unbeatens to take the lead in Group A, while Greece clinched the first spot in Madrid by improving to 3-0 earlier in the day. Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls had 26 points and nine rebounds for Spain in its 82-63 victory over Brazil in Granada. The hosts had already routed Iran and Egypt by a combined 67 points, but have difficult first-round games remaining against France and Serbia following Tuesday's rest day.
- Oklahoma City trades C Thabeet to 76ers (The Associated Press) August 26, 2014OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception.
- Source: Thunder trade Hasheem Thabeet to Sixers (Yahoo Sports) August 26, 2014OKC receives a $1.25 million trade players exception in the deal.
- Timberwolves turn page on Kevin Love era (The Associated Press) August 24, 2014Everyone knew the Minnesota Timberwolves needed to trade Kevin Love. The face of the franchise played six seasons in Minnesota without a postseason appearance. On the face of it, the Wolves had little leverage. So owner Glen Taylor, President Flip Saunders and general manager Milt Newton had to convince the sharks circling around them that they didn't HAVE to trade Love.
- Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron (The Associated Press) August 23, 2014Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. Cleveland has craved a championship for 50 years. On the first day they were able to complete the long-discussed blockbuster trade, the Minnesota Timberwolves sent Love to the Cavaliers, who capped a spectacular summer on Saturday by acquiring the All-Star power forward as another running mate for James to make them instant title contenders. Yes, Cleveland, a city without a major sports championship since 1964, has another new superstar.
- Cavaliers Pick Wiggins at No. 1, Bringing N.B.A. Draft Speculation Full Circle June 27, 2014In the end, the top three selections were essentially what observers expected all along, with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid picked by the Cavaliers, Bucks and 76ers.
- A Basketball Life of Harsh Reality, Starkly Revisited May 11, 2014A new documentary on Allen Iverson by the filmmaker Zatella Beatty explores the explosive, tough-as-nails former M.V.P.’s role as an iconoclast and cautionary tale.
- With a Spirited Garnett Back, the Healthy Nets Edge the 76ers April 6, 2014In their victory over the 76ers on Saturday, the Nets had their entire roster available for the first time since Feb. 27.
- With Rare Success, 76ers Fail to Break Record March 30, 2014Although the 76ers had tied the N.B.A. record for consecutive losses at 26, they won with flair on Saturday and failed to set a new mark in futility.
- 76ers’ 26th Straight Loss Ties Mark; Hawks’ Defeat Aids Knicks March 28, 2014Philadelphia equaled the N.B.A. record for consecutive losses by falling at Houston by 22 points.