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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Kershaw not focused on talk of contract extensionMLB.com Feb 7, 2013Of 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.Upvote Share TweetCeltics 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.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Feb 7, 2013Los 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.Upvote Share Tweetpurpleandgoldblog.com Feb 7, 2013The 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…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Feb 7, 2013Felix 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Chandler Parsons Wants The World To Know That Blake Griffin, Ball Tapper, Tapped His Balls Last Monthdeadspin.com Feb 7, 2013The 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 »Upvote Share Tweet
Watch the Creation of a Massive Blake Griffin Mural in Downtown L.A.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 …Upvote Share TweetThis 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 theUpvote Share Tweet
Dwight Howard Fires Back at Kobe Bryant: “He’s Not a Doctor”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 NashUpvote Share Tweet
Million Dollar Ballers “Goggles” CollectionAfter 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 KurtUpvote Share Tweet
Top 10 defenses: Top-notch Angels second to noneMLB.com Feb 7, 2013The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Garnett Reaches 25,000 Points In Celtics' WinFeb 7Celtics win sixth straight.
Rapid Fire with Dwane CaseyFeb 7Raptors 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.
The New Bad Boys?Feb 7Are 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.
Howard: Kobe's Not A DoctorFeb 7Dwight Howard and Steve Nash discuss Kobe Bryant's comments urging Howard to play through pain.
Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each otherFeb 7To 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 roundFeb 7With 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 7The 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.