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Luol Deng #9 of the Miami Heat drives against the New Orleans Pelicans during an NBA game on October 4, 2014 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY. (Source: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Fredette Helps Pelicans Top Heat In Preseason Opener

Jimmer Fredette scored 17 points and Luke Babbitt added 15 to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 98-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

10/05/2014

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the USA Men's Basketball Team reacts during a 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup semi-final match between USA and Lithuania at Palau Sant Jordi on September 11, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Source: David Ramos/Getty Images)

U.S. Beats Lithuania To Reach Basketball World Final

James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night.

09/11/2014

Derrick Rose #6 of the US Men's National Team during the national anthem prior to the game against the Ukraine Basketball Team during the FIBA 2014 World Cup Tournament in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Ready For Quarterfinal Match Against Slovenia

On a map, Slovenia is a mystery to the U.S. basketball team.

09/09/2014

US forward James Harden (R) vies with Mexico's guard Jorge Gutierrez (L) during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships round of 16 match USA vs Mexico at the Palau Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona on September 6, 2014. (Source: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Curry’s Six 3’s Lift U.S. Into Quarterfinals

They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona.

09/07/2014

Derrick Rose #6 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team handles the ball against the Ukraine Basketball Team during the FIBA 2014 World Cup Tournament at the Bilbao Exhibition Center on September 04, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Tops Ukraine, Finishes Pool Play Unbeaten

The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

09/04/2014

Rudy Gay #8 of Team USA goes up to dunk during a game against the Dominican Republic during the 2014 FIBA World Cup at Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao Exhibition Centre on September 3, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. 4-0 After Routing Dominican Republic 106-71

They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.

09/04/2014

US center Anthony Davis (L) scores beside US forward Kenneth Faried (C) and New Zealand's forward Isaac Fotu (R) during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group C match vs New Zealand at the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao, Spain on September 2, 2014. (Source: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Davis Leads Unbeaten U.S. Past New Zealand 98-71

Anthony Davis scored 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.

09/02/2014

US guard Derrick Rose holds the ball during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group C match vs Turkey at the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao on August 31, 2014. (Source: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Down At Half, USA Beats Turkey In Basketball Worlds

They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.

09/01/2014

Jonathan Martin #71 of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to the rookie minicamp on May 4, 2012 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Jonathan Martin Makes 49ers’ 53-Man Roster

Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had a tumultuous departure from the Miami Dolphins last October amid a bullying scandal, made the 49ers when the team trimmed its roster to the NFL’s 53-man limit on Saturday.

08/31/2014

Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and guard Derrick Rose # 6 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team converse during a game against the Finland National Basketball Team at the FIBA 2014 World Cup Tournament at the Bilbao Exhibition Center on August 30, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Dominates Finland 114-55 In Basketball World Cup

As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland’s players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.

08/31/2014

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