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An inauspicious debut

Stephen Curry’s NBA debut was not exactly memorable as the Golden State rookie guard started slow, picked up the pace early in the second half, then struggled at the end as the Warriors fell to Houston, 73-69, at Cox Pavilion as the 2009 NBA Summer League tipped off.

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Summer League deeply rooted

When the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas was started in 2004, its founder had no delusions of grandeur.

NBA announces summer schedule

With the NBA Draft less than 72 hours away, many of those who will meet commissioner David Stern on Thursday in New York can start packing for a trip to Las Vegas next month.

Nevill, Utes stand tallest in the MWC

Over a two-month schedule, Utah center Luke Nevill stood out as the best player in the Mountain West Conference. During an intense three days in Las Vegas, he proved it again.

NCAA’s soft bubble might not save Aztecs

Craig Thompson and his Mountain West Conference brethren stand on the other side of the fence today, from seeking an objective process in football to hoping a subjective one in basketball falls in their direction.

Goals elude Rebels’ grasp

Warning signs surrounded UNLV coach Lon Kruger in November. He sounded the alarm several times in the following months, receiving only sporadic responses from his players.

Warburton’s hot hand ignites Utes

On Friday, guard Morgan Warburton’s basket with 2.7 seconds left sent Utah into the Mountain West Conference women’s tournament final.

Nevill lives up to billing, carries Utes to title game

Not that he needed to prove anything, but just in case there still were any doubters regarding Luke Nevill being the best player in the Mountain West Conference, the 7-foot-2-inch senior center from Utah showed Friday why he was named Player of the Year.

Lady Rebels finally dismissed

The team no one expected to last this long in the Mountain West Conference women’s basketball tournament was making one final stab at sticking around for another day.

Aztecs’ Wade makes himself right at home

Returning to his hometown, Lorrenzo Wade said recently, was not a special occasion. He is revising that statement now, however, because winning in Las Vegas is becoming a big deal to him.

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