Central Division

Cavaliers Shake Up Begins with a Coaching Change

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Tyronn Lue isn’t accustomed to stepping over people. Two years into his tenure as an assist to the Cavaliers, Lue is doing just that, as he has been appointed the new coach of the team — not an interim coach — after Cleveland fired David Blatt Friday afternoon. The move comes just four days following an embarrassing 132-98 loss to Golden State, …

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Pistons Outlast Chicago in Quadruple Overtime

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An extra 20 minutes of basketball in Chicago provided a statistical explosion in fantasy basketball. Along with four overtime sessions, Friday’s 147-144 victory for the Pistons featured five 30-point performances, a 20 rebound effort, three other 10 rebound performances and just two players fouling out. The 68 minute contest yielded 291 points, 107 rebounds and tremendous individual efforts from a …

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Filling Out a Wish List for the Middle of the Pack

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Christmas is just a week away and while families gather to celebrate, the NBA offers a five game slate to provide entertainment throughout the day. Ten teams, each equipped with plenty of star power, will take centerstage on the biggest day of the basketball year. The most intriguing match-up features the two teams that battled in the NBA Finals last June, …

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Resurgent Pistons Win Third Straight

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ORLANDO- Success had been fleeting for Stan Van Gundy during his first 30 games with Detroit, but after being given the opportunity to shape the team his way, the results have been stunning. In his first trip back to Orlando since being fired by the Magic in 2012, Van Gundy’s Pistons were able to execute his game plan flawlessly. 

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Personal Sacrifices Pay Dividends for the Cavaliers

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ORLANDO- A fourth quarter deficit didn’t last too long once LeBron James checked back into the game. Following a bad pass early in the fourth quarter, James sprinted to the scorers table and checked back into the contest before the Magic could counter with Tobais Harris. 

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Moving Smith to Power Forward Creates Detroit Conundrum

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Detroit’s 2013-14 season can be basically summed up by optimism dashed by a lot of missed shots. If you were keeping track, a fair number of those missed shots came from forward Josh Smith. Yesterday, Smith told Dime that he’s been hitting the gym hard this summer in order to bulk up as he plans on playing more minutes at …

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Cleveland Lands Love in a Trade

Cleveland has completed its revision at the forward position. The team finally announced it has completed a deal for All-Star forward Kevin Love, one of the worst kept secrets in the league. 

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Milwaukee Still Pursuing Kidd as Coach

During his 19-year playing career, Jason Kidd was traded three times. After his first season as the head coach in Brooklyn, it appears he is on the verge of being dealt to Milwaukee for a second round draft pick. 

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Pistons Tab Van Gundy as Next Coach

Detroit had two major vacancies within the organization and turned to one man to help rebuild the struggling franchise. Stan Van Gundy agreed to serve as the Pistons coach and president of basketball operations after signing a five-year $35 million contract. 

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The Cavaliers Dismiss Brown, Again

The reunion of Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers lasted just one season. Brown was brought back to snap the playoff drought that began following his departure in 2010, he was suddenly fired to try and convince LeBron James to stay. 

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