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Lakers' Gasol has MRI on right footUpdated Dec 27, 2012 Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has plantar fasciitis in his right foot.Source: nba.com
Net Change: After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Joh…Updated Dec 27, 2012 Share TweetAfter dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Johnson as their coach. He may have been the first casualty of increased expectations, but his ouster was deserved, says Chris Mannix.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetWhen the NBA released the first returns in fan voting for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston two weeks ago, Miami Heat forward LeBron James had received more votes than any other player, barely edging Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers by 1,929 vo…
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
Brewer, Nuggets slow down streaking LakersUpdated Dec 27, 2012 Share TweetCorey Brewer matched his career high with 27 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 40-point effort by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 126-114 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win at home.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.