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Does Metta World Peace know it’s Christmastime at all?Updated Dec 24, 2012 Share Tweet
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…
Nash wants Lakers to play like 'desperate' teamUpdated Dec 24, 2012 Share TweetRecently returned point guard Steve Nash stresses the Los Angeles Lakers' need for urgency at this point in the season.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe 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…Source: nba.com
Heat's James, Clips' Paul named Players of the WeekUpdated Dec 24, 2012 Share TweetThe 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.Source: nba.com
Top 5 First Games Back In The NBAUpdated Dec 24, 2012 Share TweetThis 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 toSource: dimemag.com
Dwight Howard confirms that he’s not fully healthyUpdated Dec 24, 2012 Share TweetWhen 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…Source: yahoo.com
Canada's SportsCentre Has Bad Taste In Basketball GamesUpdated Dec 24, 2012 Share TweetSaturday'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…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetOn 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 -Source: dimemag.comShare TweetMichael Schwartz examines the way the Clippers ran through the Suns on Sunday nightSource: ESPN.com
NBA On Christmas PreviewDec 24Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons share which NBA matchups they're looking forward to on Christmas Day.
TrueHoop TV: Secret SantaDec 24The second annual TrueHoop TV Secret Santa edition. Who drew who, and what will they give this year?
Battier On Hero BallDec 24Kevin 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.
Coast to Coast - Miami Heat still have the winning combinationDec 24Despite 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 JamesDec 24If Kevin Durant wants to be the best, he needs to beat the best -- LeBron James.
Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are comingDec 24While 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.