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Monta Ellis hits an acrobatic three-pointer at the buzzer to do…

Monta Ellis hits an acrobatic three-pointer at the buzzer to down the Rockets (VIDEO)

yahoo.com dimemag.com deadspin.com Updated Feb 28, 2013
Milwaukee Bucks point guard Monta Ellis is a very frustrating player, an embarrassingly talented scorer who nevertheless tends to take bad shots and looks as if he was never taught (and/or never learned) proper defensive technique. However, he can also …
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  • It’s all about consistency for UH pitcher Pruitt

    It’s all about consistency for UH pitcher Pruitt

    chron.com Feb 28, 2013
    It’s all about consistency for UH pitcher Pruitt Fans' guide to the Astros Foundation College Classic Austin Pruitt had just completed a one-hit masterpiece against Texas State when he went to check his cellphone. The Twitterverse was buzzing about the
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  • Laird grand slam propels Astros to 7-6 win over split-squad Yan…

    Laird grand slam propels Astros to 7-6 win over split-squad Yankees

    chron.com Feb 28, 2013
    Box score KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Brandon Laird’’s not sure what it will take for him to make the Astros’’ 25-man opening-day roster. But he knows a game-changing grand slam never hurts. The 25-year-old utility infielder turned a 5-2 sixth-inning defici
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  • Astros president on high cost of season opener

    Astros president on high cost of season opener

    chron.com Feb 28, 2013
    Watching the Astros’ American League debut won’t be cheap. Premier single-game tickets are $130 for a March 31 nationally-televised matchup against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park, which serves as MLB’s 2013 regular-season opener. The high cos
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  • How does an Astro get in Bo Porter’s doghouse?

    How does an Astro get in Bo Porter’s doghouse?

    chron.com Feb 28, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Bo Porter’s Astros still have a month before opening day. But the fiery first-year manager is already delivering memorable quotes. And he raised the bar Thursday morning before the Astros took on the split-squad New York Yankees at O
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  • Sorry, ladies, J.J. Watt won’t go to the prom with you

    Sorry, ladies, J.J. Watt won’t go to the prom with you

    chron.com Feb 28, 2013
    Texans star J.J. Watt has proposed to a 6-year-old for a day and met a bride who had a Watt wedding cake, but he just can’t meet all of the prom requests. Sorry, ladies. “OK, I feel like I need to address this,” Watt wrote on his facebook account. â
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  • Astros’ prospect George Springer has major league makeup

    Astros’ prospect George Springer has major league makeup

    chron.com Feb 28, 2013
    DUNEDIN, Fla. — George Springer calmly placed two bats inside his travel bag, untucked his bright-orange undershirt and sat on a bench at the far left end of the Astros’ locker room. Then general manager Jeff Luhnow walked by. The man charged with the
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  • RTC: Weighing cost vs. production

    RTC: Weighing cost vs. production

    ESPN.com Feb 28, 2013
    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans J.J. Watt is starting a charity softball game that will pit the Texans' offense against the defense and will be played for the first time on April 27, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Measuring producti…
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  • Stephen Curry Drops 54 In Madison Square Garden; Monta Ellis Hi…

    Stephen Curry Drops 54 In Madison Square Garden; Monta Ellis Hits The Year’s Craziest Buzzer-Beater

    dimemag.com Feb 28, 2013
    How hot was Stephen Curry last night in Madison Square Garden? He said afterward that his teammates were treating him like a pitcher in the middle of a no-hitter. No one would speak to him. It worked for most of the night. Curry was a savage, scoring 54…
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  • Astros’ owner Jim Crane — Honeymoon over? Or not yet begun?

    Astros’ owner Jim Crane — Honeymoon over? Or not yet begun?

    chron.com Feb 28, 2013
    Chip’s traveling - yes, again - so Dan Peschong steps in today with a somewhat (ahem) controversial discussion about Astros’ owner Jim Crane. Dan, the floor is yours, so let the dance begin. • •• ••• •• • I dare say that for most
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