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Dominique Wilkins remembers drowned teammate Dan Roundfield in surprising New York Times pieceUpdated Dec 27, 2012 Share Tweet
In early August, former NBA forward Dan Roundfield tragically died at the age of 59 while attempting (and succeeding) to help his wife Bernie through rough water in Aruba. In 11 seasons, Roundfield made three All-Stars (consecutively from 1980 through 1…
The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get EmbarrassedUpdated Dec 27, 2012 Share TweetA great recipe for disaster — at least if you’re the Lakers — is playing in Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Old legs. The high altitude. The penchant of the Nuggets to play fast and frenetic. It almost never works out for L.A., and lasSource: dimemag.com
Smith pours in 31 as Hawks top Pistons in 2OTUpdated Dec 27, 2012 Share TweetJosh Smith scored 31 points, Al Horford added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 126-119 in double overtime Wednesday night.Source: ESPN.com
Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources sayDec 27Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for ClippersDec 27The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
Ian Thomsen: LeBron doesn't need a second act in ClevelandDec 27This has been the year of LeBron James, who earned the NBA championship, the Olympic gold medal and Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. And as his outstanding 2012 ends, one persistent rumor has taken hold.