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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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  • Kershaw not focused on talk of contract extension

    Kershaw not focused on talk of contract extension

    MLB.com Feb 7, 2013
    Of all the Dodgers storylines this spring, the one that impacts the season the least, but seems to already preoccupy the media, is the likely contract extension of ace Clayton Kershaw.
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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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  • A Deal Fit For A King

    A Deal Fit For A King

    CNNSI.com Feb 7, 2013
    Felix Hernandez has reportedly reached a deal with the Mariners that would make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball, and he's well worth the honor, writes Joe Lemire.
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  • Chandler Parsons Wants The World To Know That Blake Griffin, Ba…

    Chandler Parsons Wants The World To Know That Blake Griffin, Ball Tapper, Tapped His Balls Last Month

    deadspin.com Feb 7, 2013
    The video above is from several weeks ago, when the Clippers played the Rockets in Houston, but it only now came to our attention because Chandler Parsons just tweeted it in our direction so we would see it: More »
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  • Watch the Creation of a Massive Blake Griffin Mural in Downtown…

    Watch the Creation of a Massive Blake Griffin Mural in Downtown L.A.

    dimemag.com Feb 7, 2013
    Over the course of a few days in January, a massive Blake Griffin Red Bull mural was raised in downtown L.A. just a short distance from the Staples Center. The mural is located at the corner of Olympic & Figueroa, and was hand-painted by a group of …
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  • The Clippers Could Be At Full Strength Sunday

    The Clippers Could Be At Full Strength Sunday

    This won’t come as a surprise but the Clippers without Chris Paul are a fine, if unspectacular Western Conference team. They’d make the playoffs but likely be bounced early without him - an exit befitting the team that lost to Toronto by 25, not the
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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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  • Top 10 defenses: Top-notch Angels second to none

    Top 10 defenses: Top-notch Angels second to none

    MLB.com Feb 7, 2013
    The Angels will look dramatically different defensively with Torii Hunter no longer in right field. The rest of their outfield, however, will be electric with Peter Bourjos in center field and Mike Trout in left, and they remain strong in the infield.
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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 - The New Bad Boys? 05:55

    The New Bad Boys?

    Feb 7
    Are the Pacers the new Bad Boys? And why they may be uniquely suited for beating the Heat in the playoffs. David Thorpe and Henry Abbott discuss.
  • 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.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each other

    Feb 7
    To paint Tennessee's hiring of well-known NFL pariah Gregg Williams on Thursday as nothing more than an act of desperation is not a totally baseless characterization. For either Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Williams himself.
  • Don Banks: Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first round

    Feb 7
    With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last ti…
  • 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.