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Report: Bulls, Billy Donovan inked contract extension during offseason
Report: Bulls, Billy Donovan inked contract extension during offseason

Head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls inked a previously unreported contract extension prior to the start of this season.

Steph Curry, Warriors guards pushing pace while attacking glass
Steph Curry, Warriors guards pushing pace while attacking glass

Steph Curry is having the best rebounding season of his career, and the Warriors have been on the run as of late.

Celtics exceeding all expectations after dominant first quarter of season
Celtics exceeding all expectations after dominant first quarter of season

It's hard to find fault with anyone in uniform, on the bench or in the front office to this point with the 2022-23 Celtics. Our Chris Forsberg shares a thought or two on each of the key contributors and what they have provided to this point in an historic start for the C's.

NBA, Celtics Twitter react to Boston
NBA, Celtics Twitter react to Boston's 140-105 demolition of the Charlotte Hornets

The Celtics led by as much as 42 points in the game, and never trailed at any point.

Bulls
Bulls' Billy Donovan signed contract extension before start of season

The Chicago Bulls signed head coach Billy Donovan to a multi-year contract extension before the start of the 2022-23 NBA season.

Kevin Durant on chasing MVP:
Kevin Durant on chasing MVP: 'Not really, I've been there, done that'

Durant isn't chasing accolades at this point in his career.

Bulls
Bulls' trust in Coby White showed in Monday's win vs. Jazz

White scored 15 points and hit the dagger 3-pointer in Monday's victory.

OKC Blue: Notable performances, highlights in 111-97 win over G League
OKC Blue: Notable performances, highlights in 111-97 win over G League's Ontario Clippers

A quick recap of the OKC Blue's win over the G League's Clippers on Monday.

Iowa State puts No. 23 ranking to test vs. North Dakota

A 2-1 run through the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore., over the weekend helped vault Iowa State to a No. 23 ranking entering Wednesday's visit from North Dakota. While victories against Villanova and then-No. 1 North Carolina excited the Cyclones, they hardly viewed Sunday's tournament championship game loss to No. 20 Connecticut as utter deflation. "This is a learning experience," said Iowa State's Osun Osunniyi.

McNeese to look for holes in No. 13 Tennessee's defense

Tennessee has bounced back nicely from its only loss of the season. Fast forward more than two weeks later, and Tennessee has done that quite well, winning four in a row by an average margin of 19.5 points while allowing just 52.8 points per contest. Tennessee (5-1) made a massive statement by knocking off Butler, Southern California and then-No. 3 Kansas to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship last week.

Nikola Jokic thinks Rockets should run more offense through Alperen Sengun
Nikola Jokic thinks Rockets should run more offense through Alperen Sengun

Nikola Jokic on #Rockets center Alperen Sengun: "This guy has the talent. I think they need to play a little bit more through him. Sometimes they look a little bit more stagnant."

Player grades: DeRozan, Bulls outlast Markkanen, Jazz in Utah
Player grades: DeRozan, Bulls outlast Markkanen, Jazz in Utah

Chicago's strong third quarter performance lifted the Bulls over the Jazz on Monday.

Report: Lakers are unlikely to make a trade before mid-January
Report: Lakers are unlikely to make a trade before mid-January

Lakers fans who are anxious to see a trade go down will probably have to wait a while.

Watch Lakers
Watch Lakers' fan drain half-court shot to win $75,000

It might have been the loudest the crypto.com Arena was all night.

Malcolm Brogdon reveals his important message to Celtics
Malcolm Brogdon reveals his important message to Celtics' young core

After the Celtics' latest blowout win, Malcolm Brogdon revealed the wise words he shared to his young teammates about appreciating what they have with this current group.

Three things to know: Joel Embiid returns, scores final 11 vs. Hawks
Three things to know: Joel Embiid returns, scores final 11 vs. Hawks

Joel Embiid has scored 30+ in five straight games.

Nets
Nets' Ben Simmons leaves game vs. Magic with knee soreness

Ben Simmons is considered day-to-day after leaving Monday's game.

Bol Bol drawing Most Improved Player consideration, Victor Wembanyama comparisons
Bol Bol drawing Most Improved Player consideration, Victor Wembanyama comparisons

Orlando Magic center Bol Bol is drawing Victor Wembanyama comparisons and earning Most Improved Player award consideration.

No. 18 UNC looks to bounce back vs. No. 10 Indiana

It's easy to put attention on No. 18 North Carolina after its challenging week and notable four-overtime game. "Come Wednesday we'll see where we are," Indiana coach Mike Woodson said. Indiana (6-0) hasn't played since a 90-51 romp past winless Jackson State on Friday.

Joel Embiid praises Doc Rivers, Sixers for success being short-handed
Joel Embiid praises Doc Rivers, Sixers for success being short-handed

Joel Embiid praises Doc Rivers and the Philadelphia 76ers for the team's success while being so short-handed.

Does Boston
Does Boston's Jayson Tatum need a load management break?

Long story short, when are the Celtics going to give Tatum some rest?

'The Pistons Pulse': Is this new and improved Killian Hayes here to stay?

Bryce and Omari pick through the good and the bad from the road trip. Then, dig deeper into Killian Hayes, playing the best basketball of his career.

Detroit Pistons game vs. New York Knicks: TV, radio, game info
Detroit Pistons game vs. New York Knicks: TV, radio, game info

Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks, Nov. 29, 2022. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Bally Sports Detroit and WXYT-FM (97.1).

ACC/Big Ten Challenge Michigan basketball vs. Virginia Cavaliers: TV, game info
ACC/Big Ten Challenge Michigan basketball vs. Virginia Cavaliers: TV, game info

Michigan Wolverines basketball vs. Virginia Cavaliers, Nov. 29, 2022 at Crisler Center

NBA Twitter reacts to Joel Embiid
NBA Twitter reacts to Joel Embiid's return as Sixers beat Hawks

NBA Twitter gave their best reactions as Joel Embiid returned to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Atlanta Hawks at home.

Is reserve forward Sam Hauser the Boston Celtics
Is reserve forward Sam Hauser the Boston Celtics' best shooter?

The Virginia alumnus has become a key cog in Boston's rotation, serving as a lethal option for the Celtics' star wings Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to pass to as they attack the cup.

Gonzaga
Gonzaga's brutal slate continues with No. 6 Baylor up next

Gonzaga coach Mark Few always builds an ambitious nonconference schedule, helping not only harden his team for March but also to balance the Bulldogs' weaker West Coast Conference slate when it comes to the NCAA selection committee. Oh, and it just happens to be a rematch of the 2021 national title game won by the Bears in a rout.

NBA GameTime 11/28
NBA GameTime 11/28

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NBA Twitter reacts to Lakers blowing a 17-point lead against Indiana:
NBA Twitter reacts to Lakers blowing a 17-point lead against Indiana: 'Mathurin knew'

Here's how NBA Twitter reacted to the Lakers blowing a 17-point lead against the Pacers.

Celtics superfan Donnie Wahlberg is ready for Banner 18
Celtics superfan Donnie Wahlberg is ready for Banner 18

Wahlberg recently made an appearance on the CLNS Media "Celtics Talk" podcast.

Penn State at Clemson men
Penn State at Clemson men's basketball: TV and live stream info for ACC-Big Ten Challenge

How to watch Tuesday night's Penn State men's basketball game at Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

On this day: Boston guards Dee Brown, Jerry Sichting, Charles Smith born
On this day: Boston guards Dee Brown, Jerry Sichting, Charles Smith born

A trio of Celtic guards were born today -- Dee Brown, Jerry Sichting, and Charles Smith.

Florida State shoots for a lick of success vs. No. 5 Purdue

Following an incredibly successful performance at the Phil Knight Legacy tournament, Purdue skyrocketed in the latest AP poll. The Boilermakers vaulted 19 spots up to No. 5 on Monday as they prepare to face Florida State on Wednesday night in Tallahassee, Fla., as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge. Purdue won by a combined 37 points and was overpowering during several stretches at both ends of the floor.

No. 17 Duke aims for resilience vs. No. 25 Ohio State

No. 25 Ohio State got exposed in a tournament game last week and learned lots from it. Now it's a matter of No. 17 Duke trying to show the same kind of bounce-back ability when it faces the Buckeyes in Durham, N.C., on Wednesday as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge. Duke (6-2) lost 75-56 to then-No. 24 Purdue on Sunday in the final of the Phil Knight Legacy tournament at Portland, Ore.

What Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin
What Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin's death means for the new Congress

After Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin died Monday following a battle with cancer, the new Congress will begin with a vacancy until there is a special election.

Game Recap: Pacers 116, Lakers 115
Game Recap: Pacers 116, Lakers 115

Andrew Nembhard, the No. 31 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft out of Gonzaga University, knocked down a three as time expired in regulation to lift the Pacers over the Lakers, 116-115, after trailing by as many as 17 points in the 4th quarter. Tyrese Haliburton led the way for the Pacers with 24 points, seven rebounds, 14 assists, and zero turnovers, while Bennedict Mathurin added 23 points and eight rebounds in the victory. Anthony Davis tallied 25 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, and four blocks for the Lakers, while Russell Westbrook (24 points, six assists) and LeBron James (21 points, seven rebounds) added a combined 45 points in the losing effort. The Pacers improve to 13-8 on the...

Just how much of a problem is the Boston Celtics
Just how much of a problem is the Boston Celtics' defense, anyway?

It can be hard to get on the case of a team that is currently among the best in the league in terms of wins and losses, but the glaring issue of defensive concerns lingers.

How worried ought we to be about the Boston Celtics
How worried ought we to be about the Boston Celtics' defense?

Some growing pains have emerged with the Celtics losing a winnable game against the Chicago Bulls last week due in large part to mediocre defense.

Monday
Monday's Top 10 Plays

Check out the best of the best from Monday's NBA action with the Top 10 plays!

Nightly Notable: Kevin Durant | Nov. 28
Nightly Notable: Kevin Durant | Nov. 28

Kevin Durant scores a season-high 45 points in a win over the Magic.

The Fast Break | Best of Nov. 28
The Fast Break | Best of Nov. 28

Get up to date on a busy Monday night in the NBA with the Fast Break.

Game Recap: Suns 122, Kings 117
Game Recap: Suns 122, Kings 117

Devin Booker recorded 44 points (17-28 FG), eight rebounds and a season-high six steals as the Suns defeated the Kings, 122-117. Deandre Ayton (17 points, 12 rebounds) and Mikal Bridges (13 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals, three blocks) combined for 30 points for the Suns in the victory, while Malik Monk tallied a season-high 30 points (12-17 FG), along with a career-high tying eight assists for the Kings in the losing effort. The Suns improve to 14-6, while the Kings fall to 10-9.

Kings throwing
Kings throwing 'kitchen sink' at Devin Booker not enough in loss to Suns

The Kings did everything they could on defense to stop Devin Booker, who scored 44 points.

Game Recap: Bulls 114, Jazz 107
Game Recap: Bulls 114, Jazz 107

The Bulls defeated the Jazz, 114-107. DeMar DeRozan recorded a team-high 26 points and six assists for the Bulls, while Zach LaVine added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists in the victory. Lauri Markkanen tallied a game-high 32 points, along with nine rebounds for the Jazz in the losing effort. The Bulls improve to 9-11, while the Jazz fall to 12-11.

Lakers player grades: L.A. loses heartbreaker to Pacers
Lakers player grades: L.A. loses heartbreaker to Pacers

The Lakers looked to be on their way to a victory over the Indiana Pacers, but down the stretch, they were their own worst enemy.

Lakers blow 17-point lead late as they fall to Pacers at the buzzer
Lakers blow 17-point lead late as they fall to Pacers at the buzzer

The Lakers blew a 17-point lead late as Pacers' Andrew Nembhard made a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Lakers fell to Indiana 116-115 on Monday.

Bennedict Mathurin with a deep 3 vs the Los Angeles Lakers
Bennedict Mathurin with a deep 3 vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers) with a deep 3 vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 11/28/2022

Dennis Schroder with a last basket of the period vs the Indiana Pacers
Dennis Schroder with a last basket of the period vs the Indiana Pacers

Dennis Schroder (Los Angeles Lakers) with a last basket of the period vs the Indiana Pacers, 11/28/2022

Myles Turner with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers
Myles Turner with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers

Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers) with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 11/28/2022

T.J. McConnell with an assist vs the Los Angeles Lakers
T.J. McConnell with an assist vs the Los Angeles Lakers

T.J. McConnell (Indiana Pacers) with an assist vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 11/28/2022


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