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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.

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!'

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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

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Grizzlies' rookie Martin breaks foot

Forward Jarell Martin, the 25th overall pick in this year's draft, will have surgery Thursday after fracturing his left foot in a collision with another player during a workout. The team provided no timetable for his return.

Mexico back in action at FIBA Americas

Host Mexico won its opener on Monday, then had an off day yesterday. Now Gustavo Ayon & Co. go for a second win to open FIBA Americas play against Brazil. Live on ESPN3

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Venezuela gets double-digit win

Windi Graterol scored a team-high 13 points and Venezuela had four players in double figures in its 74-63 win over Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico falls behind at halftime

Despite a game-high 13 points from Mavericks PG J.J. Barea and 12 from former Knicks first-rounder Renaldo Balkman, Puerto Rico trails Venezuela 43-37 at halftime at FIBA Americas. Puerto Rico has gotten just 3 points from its bench. Live on ESPN3

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Smith has guarantee dates and incentives in deal that make it likely he will get full salary. But it is overall an unusual contract.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

JR Smith's deal with Cavs is 2 years/10.3M total. But first year just 2M guaranteed, 2nd year player option is 2.1M guaranteed sources said.

Puerto Rico takes early lead

Both teams shot better than 50 percent from the field in the first quarter, as Puerto Rico took a 22-20 lead over Venezuela at FIBA Americas. Mavs guard J.J. Barea was one of three players to score six points for Puerto Rico in the quarter. Live on ESPN3

Puerto Rico looks for second win

Rick Pitino's squad broke through yesterday at FIBA Americas, and they'll try to build on that success tonight against Venezuela, which is 1-0 so far. Live on ESPN3

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