WATCH: Brewer gets away with ridiculously long travel

Those who love to gripe about how they never call traveling in the NBA just found their new prime example.
During a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer came up with a steal in the backcourt and turned it into a fast-break dunk at the other end.
The steal was nice, the dunk was emphatic, but what came in between…
 
 
 
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Yeah, that’s a just a bit of a walk.
Brewer got away with it, but the questionable slam was the highlight of a very quiet night for him. The Florida product scored just six points in 37 minutes as the T-Wolves lost 111-92.
Thumbnail photo via Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports Images
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Tyson Chandler swats away Mo Speights’ shoe (Video)

Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler made a monster block during Saturday’s game against Golden State – and it didn’t involve the basketball. Warriors forward Marreese “Mo” Speights lost his shoe on the court, and teammate Steph Curry tried to toss it back to him, but Chandler stepped in between and swatted it down with authority. Chandler was the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year a few years back, so clearly that mentality took over in this instance. Swatting away a shoe may be going a bit overboard, but if you’re a Mavs fan, you have to love that type of intensity. As for Speights, he’ll probably be tying his laces a little tighter next time.Chandler had 11 points and 12 rebounds, but the Warriors got the last laugh as they beat the Mavs 105-98.H/T TNLP.
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Corey Brewer gets away with flagrant traveling on fast break dunk (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Corey Brewer got away with what should have been an obvious traveling violation on a fast break dunk in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against Oklahoma City. It’s hard to see how all three officials missed this one, as it seems obvious to everyone watching that Brewer took at least four steps down the court without dribbling (by our count) before finishing with the slam.Our theory: Since the Wolves were down by 20 points at the time, maybe the officials were feeling a bit charitable. It is the holiday season after all, and the fans at the Target Center don’t have much to cheer about these days. The basket didn’t impact the final outcome, as the Thunder won the game by 19, but come on. We know it’s hard to get called for traveling in the NBA, but this one wasn’t even close.At least Brewer didn’t miss the dunk. He’s learned his lesson the hard way.Video via CJZero.
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Kentucky survives scare, pulls away from Columbia late

Kentucky had to overcome their largest deficit of the season.

      
 

 

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No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Providence after slow start

The top-ranked Wildcats opened the second half with an 18-7 run.

      
 

 

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No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Providence 58-38 (Yahoo Sports)

Kentucky's Devin Booker (1) shoots near Providence's Jalen Lindsey (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — As top-ranked Kentucky figures out how to start games as effectively as it finished off Providence, the Wildcats can take heart in getting everybody involved.


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No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Providence

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No. 16 Florida pulls away from UAB late, 56-47

The Gators finished on an 11-0 run to move on and face UNC.

      
 

 

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No. 14 Iowa State pulls away from Georgia State

Monte Morris scored a career-high 19 points with nine assists.

      
 

 

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No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Buffalo, 71-52 (Yahoo Sports)

Kentucky's Alex Poythress dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 71-52. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — For 20 minutes Buffalo staggered No. 1 Kentucky with the smashmouth aggression that coach John Calipari wanted for his young, talented team.


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