Rookie Patric Young seals Pelicans win over Mavs (Yahoo Sports)

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 20: Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots a jumper against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Undrafted rookie Patric Young is working hard to make it in the NBA. The New Orleans Pelicans benefited from the University of Florida product’s efforts in the waning moments of the team’s preseason finale Thursday. After the New Orleans Pelicans’ 10 point fourth-quarter lead was cut to one in the waning moments, Young’s emphatic follow slam with 2.1 seconds remaining helped the Pelicans secure a 88-85 victory against the Dallas Mavericks at the CenturyLink Center. It was pretty cool.” Dallas guard Ricky Ledo’s 3-point attempt to tie the game caught the front of the rim at the buzzer.


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Pistons’ Josh Smith Dunks over 76ers’ Nerlens Noel

Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel is finally starting to get some playing time in the NBA after missing his rookie season, but he probably wasn’t expecting plays like this to happen over him.

During Thursday night’s preseason game against the Detroit Pistons, Josh Smith drove to the basket and dunked over Noel, letting him know that this isn’t college anymore.

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Celtics win preseason finale; 100-86 over Nets (Yahoo Sports)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 22: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics defends the basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the game on October 22, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in the final preseason game for both teams. Gerald Wallace had 12 points for Boston, which finished the preseason 5-3 with its second straight win over Brooklyn. Mason Plumlee led the Nets with 15 points and 11 boards. Mirza Teletovic also scored 15 points.


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Griffin and Paul lead Clippers over Suns 108-105 (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: The Los Angeles Clippers huddle during a game against the Phoenix Suns on October 22, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers new owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night.


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Utah’s Kanter runs floor in win over Thunder (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - OCTOBER 21: Enes Kanter #0 of the Utah Jazz shoots against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 21, 2014 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Utah’s Enes Kanter did it all against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.


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Elijah Thomas picks A&M over SMU, Illinois

Elijah Thomas picked Texas A&M over LSU, Illinois, SMU and Oklahoma State.

      
 

 

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Elite forward Elijah Thomas picks A&M over SMU, Illinois

Elijah Thomas picked Texas A&M over LSU, Illinois, SMU and Oklahoma State.

      
 

 

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Plumlee lifts Nets to 99-88 win over 76ers (Yahoo Sports)

BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 20: Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 20, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Nat Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.


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Davis scores 14 in Pelicans’ win over Wizards (Yahoo Sports)

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 16: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Smoothie King Center on October 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 14 points and Ryan Anderson had 11 as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Washington Wizards 88-84 on Monday night in the next-to-last preseason game for both teams.


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Paul George blasts media over Kobe Bryant report

Paul George put the media on blast over a report saying he’s one of many free agents who was deterred by the Lakers because of Kobe Bryant. In a story for ESPN the Magazine published Monday, Henry Abbott explored the topic of how many key free agents were disinterested in the Lakers because of Kobe….Read More

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