Patty Mills 32 Points Full Highlights (2/8/2014)

Patty Mills sat behind the wheel of his rented SUV, parked inconspicuously in the parking lot of a strip mall in Lubbock, Texas. Astros cap on his head and sunglasses obscuring his eyes, he read the local paper with amusement. “BED BATH & BEYOND BANDIT STRIKES AGAIN!” Beneath this urgent, front-page headline was a picture…

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Steve Nash 19 Points/5 Assists/1 40th Birthday Full Highlights (2/7/2014)

The two men sat across the table from one another. The older was wearing a long white gown, matching his long white hair and beard. He observed a pocket watch held in his hand. The younger was donning a modern outfit of purple and orange, adorned with numerals. The younger spoke. “I would like to…

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Larry Sanders Career High 25 Points/15 Rebounds Full Highlights (2/5/2014)

Larry Sanders sat dutifully in his seat during Ms. DeJong’s 7th grade social studies class. They had just completed the unit on the history of Mesopotamia, and were now moving on to world geography. The large roll-down world map was hanging in front of the blackboard. The school-district had had an unexpected budget surplus; one…

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Josh Smith 25 Points Full Highlights (2/5/2014)

I sit at my computer, mouth agape, lost for words. Josh Smith, at the free throw line (0:30), clanks one badly off the back rim…but I look at the box score, and it reads “Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)”. How could it be? The ball did not go through the hoop, therefore…

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DeMarre Carroll Career High 22 Points/4 Assists Full Highlights (2/5/2014)

Mike Budenholzer paced frantically about the room. “We have to start somebody at small forward. That much is known. But who? Who?” A nameless assistant coach piped up, “What if we start Lou at the two and move Kyle to the three?” Budenholzer slammed his fist on the table. “No! Lou is our spark off…

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Danny Granger 16 Points Full Highlights (2/3/2014)

Lance Stephenson walked silently through the cemetery, lost in his thoughts. He came here often to clear his head; the people here would not bother him for autographs or favors. Sometimes, when he breathed deep, he imagined that the air entering his lungs contained the accumulated wisdom of all those who had chosen this spot…

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Shaun Livingston 24 Points Full Highlights (2/1/2014)

Shaun Livingston awoke from his nap on the team bus to find that his teammates had played a prank on him. Taking off his headphones, he chastised Jason Terry, who was sitting across the aisle. “Real funny dude. ‘Let’s just strap fake bombs to Shaun’s knees, he’ll think its a riot!’ You have to be…

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Giannis Antetokounmpo 15 Points/3 Assists Full Highlights (1/31/2014)

Giannis Antetokounmpo lay, just outside of the practice facility, flat on his back, yelling in agony. “AAAAHHHHHH! AAAAAAAAHHHH! It hurts! It hurts!” Nate Wolters wandered over from the parking lot to see what was wrong. He looked unconcerned despite the apparent intensity of Giannis’ anguish. “Hey man, what’s up?” Giannis’ incoherent moans were interspersed with…

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Mike Scott 18 Points/4 Assists Full Highlights (1/31/2014)

“Hey guys, look! It’s snowing! Hahaha, it’s snowing!!!” Mike Scott yelled gleefully, interrupting practice to run to the window of the practice gym. With his face smahed up against the glass, he exclaimed, “Snow in Atlanta! I’m gonna go play in it!” Coach Budenholzer put his hands on his hips. “Mike, practice will end in…

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Larry Sanders 14 Points Full Highlights (1/29/2014)

Just got back from the hospital. I was in Milwaukee for business, and I decided that I wanted to pay a visit to my favorite Buck, Larry Sanders. But first I had to get my equipment. I dug through some recycling bins and found a bunch of empty wine bottles. Then I went to the…

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