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Does Metta World Peace know it’s Christmastime at all?

Does Metta World Peace know it’s Christmastime at all?

yahoo.com Updated Dec 24, 2012
Basketball fans will wake up on Tuesday morning to find a full slate of NBA games under their Christmas trees, beginning with a 12 p.m. ET tip between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, ending with a prime-time West Coast battle between the streaking…
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  • Nash wants Lakers to play like 'desperate' team

    Nash wants Lakers to play like 'desperate' team

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    Recently returned point guard Steve Nash stresses the Los Angeles Lakers' need for urgency at this point in the season.
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  • NBA's Christmas schedule strikes matchup gold

    NBA's Christmas schedule strikes matchup gold

    nba.com Dec 24, 2012
    The NBA's hottest team will be playing at home in Los Angeles, and it's the Clippers, not the Lakers. There's a finals rematch in Miami, a holiday matinee in Brooklyn, Kobe vs. the Knicks and the 20th anniversary of one of Michael Jordan's most memorabl…
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  • Heat's James, Clips' Paul named Players of the Week

    Heat's James, Clips' Paul named Players of the Week

    nba.com Dec 24, 2012
    The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 17, through Sunday, Dec. 23.
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  • Top 5 First Games Back In The NBA

    Top 5 First Games Back In The NBA

    dimemag.com Dec 24, 2012
    This NBA season has already seen a number of marquee players return to their teams well after the first game of the season. A few more joined this weekend in the Lakers’ Steve Nash and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, with the Celtics’ Avery Bradley close to
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  • Dwight Howard confirms that he’s not fully healthy

    Dwight Howard confirms that he’s not fully healthy

    yahoo.com Dec 24, 2012
    When the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Dwight Howard this summer, they presumably thought they were getting a perennial All-World talent capable of making the single biggest impact on the defensive end of any player in the contemporary NBA. The player t…
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  • Canada's SportsCentre Has Bad Taste In Basketball Games

    Canada's SportsCentre Has Bad Taste In Basketball Games

    deadspin.com Dec 24, 2012
    Saturday's Lakers-Warriors game was one of the most entertaining bouts the NBA's seen this season, with Steve Nash returning to action and leading L.A. to a 118-115 overtime win. That wasn't enough to impress TSN's SportsCentre, which opened a late broa…
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  • The Clippers Raze Phoenix And The Streak Goes On; Dirk Nowitzki…

    The Clippers Raze Phoenix And The Streak Goes On; Dirk Nowitzki Is Back For Dallas

    dimemag.com Dec 24, 2012
    On one hand, you have Sunday being defined by a Seahawks team coming out of relative nowhere to crush the 49ers and become the NFL’s hottest team. In the NBA, its best team right now is on just the same kind of roll - 13 straight wins after Sunday -
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  • Daily Dime: Clippers win 13th in a row

    Daily Dime: Clippers win 13th in a row

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    Michael Schwartz examines the way the Clippers ran through the Suns on Sunday night
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  • Video - NBA On Christmas Preview 00:54

    NBA On Christmas Preview

    Dec 24
    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons share which NBA matchups they're looking forward to on Christmas Day.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Secret Santa 04:04

    TrueHoop TV: Secret Santa

    Dec 24
    The second annual TrueHoop TV Secret Santa edition. Who drew who, and what will they give this year?
  • Video - Battier On Hero Ball 05:10

    Battier On Hero Ball

    Dec 24
    Kevin Arnovitz and Shane Battier discuss the impact of analytics in the NBA, and why so many coaches employ hero-ball at the end of games.

Sports Columnists

  • Coast to Coast - Miami Heat still have the winning combination

    Dec 24
    Despite the Thunder's great improvement, the Heat still have the winning formula: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
  • Coast to Coast - Kevin Durant still must best LeBron James

    Dec 24
    If Kevin Durant wants to be the best, he needs to beat the best -- LeBron James.
  • Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are coming

    Dec 24
    While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.