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Olynyk leading Canada early

2-0 Venezuela is on the ropes after the first thanks to Kelly Olynyk, whose 9 points leads all scorers. Canada takes a 25-15 lead into the second. Live on ESPN3

Wiggins leads Canada into action

Andrew Wiggins is averaging 14.0 PPG in two games so far at FIBA Americas, but Canada is 1-1. They face 2-0 Venezuela in a crucial game tonight. Live on ESPN3

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All-access pass with Dikembe Mutombo

Before he's inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame next week, former Hawks star Dikembe Mutombo was honored by Fulton County, Ga.


Exum has successful ACL surgery

The Jazz announced on Thursday that PG Dante Exum would return to Salt Lake City to begin rehabilitation on his injured left knee as soon as he is cleared to travel. The injury occurred Aug. 4 in an Australian national team game.

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Armstrong impersonates Manu Ginobili ...

... and the Spurs guard loved it! Yes, the NBA's foremost impressionist impressed the Argentine by mimicking him in all his Euro-stepping, foul-drawing glory. Ginobili: 'Great job man!'


Argentina routs Cuba at FIBAs

Argentina needed just 23 minutes and 11 points from Luis Scola, as all 12 players scored in a 96-64 blowout of Cuba. The game was actually tied at halftime, before Argentina ripped off a 34-10 third quarter.

Howard detained for gun in carry-on

Rockets C Dwight Howard was detained at George Bush Intercontinental Airport last Friday for having a handgun in his carry-on bag. He was not charged with a crime, and he boarded a later flight after giving the gun to an associate. Story

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Argentina looking to stay unbeaten

Luis Scola and Argentina have cruised so far at FIBA Americas, and they'll try to move to 3-0 when they face winless Cuba today. Live on ESPN3

Dominican Republic rolls

Former Louisville star Edgar Sosa finished with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists to help the Dominican Republic blow out Uruguay 90-70 and improve to 2-2 in FIBA Americas first-round play.

Dominican Republic rolling at half

Rockets F Francisco Garcia has just 3 points on 1-of-5 shooting, but is getting plenty of help from his supporting cast, as the Dominican Republic has opened up a 42-23 lead over Uruguay at FIBA Americas. Live on ESPN3

Rick Carlisle takes flight

The Mavs coach spent the past couple summers learning to become a pilot: "I remember thinking, 'These guys have gotta be crazy to think I'm ever gonna buy an airplane. And then a month later I had an airplane." A new challege

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D.R. looks to avoid critical loss

Fresh off their win over Panama yesterday, the Dominican Republic takes on Uruguay, trying to solidify a spot in the second round of FIBA Americas. Live on ESPN3

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis has ankle surgery

The free agent, who spent the last two seasons with the Clippers, will be sidelined two to three months, a source told the LA Times. Davis had ligaments repaired and a cyst and bone spurs removed.

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ICYMI: Lin goes undercover at gym

Hornets guard Jeremy Lin pretended to be a personal trainer named Wayne to catch fans off guard. "Wayne-sanity" just doesn't have the same ring to it.


Mineiro posterizes Ayon at FIBA Americas

Brazil's Rafael Mineiro reaches way up to throw down a monster jam over Mexico's Gustavo Ayon at the FIBA Americas tournament.


Basketball analytics ... for pickup ball

Grantland's Kirk Goldsberry is here to convince you to score your games by 2s and 3s rather than 1s and 2s. Still not convinced? Listen to Rockets GM Daryl Morey: “I always make pickup games 3s and 2s." Fixing pickup

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ICYMI: The Hawks surprise Mutombo

The Hawks announced they will retire Dikembe Mutombo's jersey on Nov. 24. The big man's reaction to the news is priceless.


Mexico wins second straight

Former NBA player Gustavo Ayon went off for 27 points and 13 rebounds to guide host Mexico past Brazil 66-58 at the FIBA Americas.