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Pierce, Celtics down Lakers in Howard's return

Pierce, Celtics down Lakers in Howard's return

Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the Lakers 116-95 on Thursday night in Dwight Howard's return for Los Angeles.
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  • Celtics' Garnett records 25,000th career point

    Celtics' Garnett records 25,000th career point

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Feb 7, 2013
    Celtics forward Kevin Garnett became only the 16th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 points during Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Specialist: Lakers' Gasol likely out 6-8 weeks

    Specialist: Lakers' Gasol likely out 6-8 weeks

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol is expected to be out a minimum of six to eight weeks with a tear in the plantar fascia of his right foot, the team announced.
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Celtics

    Preview: Lakers vs. Celtics

    purpleandgoldblog.com Feb 7, 2013
    The only true rivalry in the NBA will have its first showcase of the season in Beantown tonight. The Lakers (23-26) and Boston Celtics (25-23) are dealing with key injuries, but the purple and gold will most likely be without their 2 star big men. The C…
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  • Dwight Howard Fires Back at Kobe Bryant: “He’s Not a Doctor”

    Dwight Howard Fires Back at Kobe Bryant: “He’s Not a Doctor”

    dimemag.com Feb 7, 2013
    ESPN got in front of Dwight Howard today after Lakers shootaround to ask him about Kobe Bryant‘s comments implying that Dwight needs to suck it up and play through his shoulder pain. Not surprisingly, Dwight’s not amused: The comments from Steve Nash
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  • Million Dollar Ballers “Goggles” Collection

    Million Dollar Ballers “Goggles” Collection

    dimemag.com Feb 7, 2013
    After hitting gold with their last couple of collections, Million Dollar Ballers might’ve outdone themselves again. Their latest collection honors the greatest frontcourt ever to strap on goggles: the Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and Kurt
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  • Video - Garnett Reaches 25,000 Points In Celtics' Win 01:17

    Garnett Reaches 25,000 Points In Celtics' Win

    Feb 7
    Celtics win sixth straight.
  • Video - Rapid Fire with Dwane Casey 03:49

    Rapid Fire with Dwane Casey

    Feb 7
    Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on who will win the NBA title, who the league's best point guard is, and whether the Celtics and Lakers can contend with their current rosters.
  • Video - Howard: Kobe's Not A Doctor 01:06

    Howard: Kobe's Not A Doctor

    Feb 7
    Dwight Howard and Steve Nash discuss Kobe Bryant's comments urging Howard to play through pain.
  • Video - Best Rivalry In Sports? 09:47

    Best Rivalry In Sports?

    Feb 7
    "SportsCenter" debates the best rivalry in sports.

Sports Columnists

  • Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors talking Carlos Boozer-Andrea Bargnani swap,…

    Feb 7
    The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have engaged in exploratory trade discussions on a deal that would swap the Bulls' Carlos Boozer for the Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
  • Ian Thomsen: For Chris Paul and the Clippers, it's title or bust

    Feb 7
    Chris Paul is a 27-year-old star with several prime years ahead of him. So why is he driving his Clippers as if he and they are running out of time?