Raptors mascot makes triumphant return from injury (VIDEO)

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We brought you the news of the mascot for the Toronto Raptors suffering what was thought to be a season-ending injury back in October, and it’s only right that we provide a follow-up to this extremely important story to maintain our reputation as dogged NBA reporters.

The Raptor made his triumphant return sooner than expected, and was welcomed back to action by both fans and other members of the team’s mascot crew alike.

The Bryan Adams tune playing near the end of the clip? That was merely the icing on the cake.

[via Sporting News]

Kevin Durant with huge dunk on visiting Fenerbahce Ulker

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Welcome to America, Fenerbahce Ulker.

The Turkish powerhouse was in America playing some exhibition games this preseason, and they got a first-hand reminder that Kevin Durant is back. KD had 13 points in the Thunder’s easy 111-81 win.

Not to be outdone, Russell Westbrook got in on the act.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.