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Lakers' Howard fined $35,000 after flagrant foul

Lakers' Howard fined $35,000 after flagrant foul

CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Thursday for a flagrant foul against Denver's Kenneth Faried.
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  • Lakers' Gasol has MRI on right foot

    Lakers' Gasol has MRI on right foot

    nba.com Dec 27, 2012
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
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  • Net Change: After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Joh……

    Net Change: After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Joh…

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    After 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.
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  • Kobe passes LeBron for top All-Star vote-getter, starters stay …

    Kobe passes LeBron for top All-Star vote-getter, starters stay same in 2nd round of ASG returns

    yahoo.com nba.com Dec 27, 2012
    When 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…
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  • The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get…

    The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get Embarrassed

    dimemag.com Dec 27, 2012
    A 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 las
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  • Brewer, Nuggets slow down streaking Lakers

    Brewer, Nuggets slow down streaking Lakers

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Corey 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.
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Sports Columnists

  • Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources say

    Dec 27
    Undaunted 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 Clippers

    Dec 27
    The 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 Cleveland

    Dec 27
    This 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.