Don't let their NBA mileage fool you. Fifteen-year veteran Tim Duncan(above, left) and the Spurs have the league's deepest rotation, but is that enough to top the Thunder and the new-look Lakers out West? Have the Celtics added enough young legs to aid 17-year vet Kevin Garnett (5) in another run at the Finals? Go to SI.com for our 2012--13 NBA preview, complete with in-depth analysis of each team, predictions for league MVP and photo galleries of the season's must-see games and rookies to watch. Plus ...
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Chris Mannix's Fast Breaks
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED staff writer Chris Mannix takes a closer look at all 30 NBA teams in his latest video installment of Fast Breaks, analyzing the pros and cons of each franchise for the new season.
Sad part is, [NFL] coaches spend all week preparing for just the right moment to use a trick play. They get it and ... drop. smh.
Friend tells me that Pep Guardiola tried to watch Bar√ßa game at NYC bar, drew so much attention he had to leave at halftime.
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The chorus will be loud in Baltimore after the Texans' 43--13 shellacking of the Ravens. "We had 59 offensive plays, and Ray Rice touched the ball on only 14 of them?" That's missing the point. If Joe Flacco doesn't start playing better (21 of 43 against Houston for a pathetic 45.4 rating), Baltimore will have a very short postseason run—if it has one at all.... Read more of King's MMQB atSI.com
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