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Kyle Lowry shamelessly flops against Bulls (video)

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I’m generally reluctant to declare a player a flopper. It’s unfair to assume someone has perfect body control and balance. Sometimes, people – especially players moving quickly and frequently changing directions – just fall.

But, occasionally, someone is so over the top about minimal contact, there’s no other conclusion to reach other than he flopped.

Kyle Lowry cleared that bar by 100 feet.

Report: Grizzlies signing Ryan Hollins, waiving Russ Smith

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The Grizzlies are signing Ryan Hollins.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

Memphis waived Hollins to reach the regular-season roster limit, and he spent time with the Wizards, who waived him last week.

Hollins is a borderline NBA-quality center – which is just what the Grizzlies need.

They took a chance waiving Hollins before the season, leaving them with just two centers. But Brandan Wright‘s knee injury made the position untenable. Even playing smaller more often, Memphis needed another center behind Marc Gasol.

It made some sense for the Grizzlies to hold the younger Russ Smith over Hollins before the season. Smith, the No. 47 pick in the 2014 draft, has shown flashes of potential in 131 NBA minutes. But he’s also been quite erratic. The longer the 24-year-old Smith goes with that style, the less patience teams will have for him.

Gregg Popovich storms up baseline during play, gets ejected (video)

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Gregg Popovich didn’t like how Kevin Garnett was guarding LaMarcus Aldridge.

So, the Spurs coach charged up the baseline to let the referees know – play on the court be darned.

Here’s a close-up view:

Anthony Davis fires pass off Eric Gordon’s face (video)

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I think Anthony Davis intended to pass the ball to Tyreke Evans.

Eric Gordon‘s face just got in the way.

Spurs mascot catches bat on court (video)

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Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na… The Coyote.

Wearing a Batman costume, the Spurs’ mascot captured a bat flying around the court before last night’s San Antonio-Minnesota game.

Players warming up were told to return to the locker room due to the bat. Thanks to The Coyote’s heroics, they returned to get loose.

Still, this ranks a distant second to the best bat apprehension in Spurs history. Nobody is touching Manu Ginobili swatting a bat from the air during a 2009 game: