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Jose Calderon helps Knicks avoid embarrassment of losing to 76e…

Jose Calderon helps Knicks avoid embarrassment of losing to 76ers, who are on pace for historically bad season

nydailynews.com nba.com ESPN.com Updated 11 hours ago
Maybe what Pat Riley really meant to say is “there is winning and there is misery . . . and there is the Knicks playing the Sixers on a Saturday night in November.”
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  • LeBron: Cavs 'very fragile' amid 4-game skid

    LeBron: Cavs 'very fragile' amid 4-game skid

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Mired in a four-game losing streak, LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers are "a very fragile team right now."
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  • Cavs collapse vs. Raptors, lose 4th straight

    Cavs collapse vs. Raptors, lose 4th straight

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points and the Toronto Raptors turned an 18-point deficit into a convincing 110-93 win over Cleveland on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their fourth straight loss.
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  • Davis' career-high 43 push Pelicans by Jazz

    Davis' career-high 43 push Pelicans by Jazz

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Anthony Davis had a career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds, Jrue Holiday added 19 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 106-94 on Saturday night.
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  • GIF: Larry Sanders Rises For Huge Block On Paul Pierce, Poses, …

    GIF: Larry Sanders Rises For Huge Block On Paul Pierce, Poses, Salutes Crowd

    dimemag.com 15 hours ago
    The league is so much more fun when Larry Sanders is on the court and playing well. Watch the Milwaukee Bucks mercurial, talented big man do what he does best by swatting a Paul Pierce layup, posing, and saluting to a frenzied Bradley Center crowd in hi…
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  • Cuban backs Silver's take on sports betting

    Cuban backs Silver's take on sports betting

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban strongly agreed with NBA commissioner Adam Silver's opinion that sports betting should be legalized throughout the United States, predicting that it would happen within three to five years.
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  • Howard out for Rockets again

    Howard out for Rockets again

    nba.com ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Houston center Dwight Howard will miss his second straight game on Saturday night against Dallas with a strained right knee.
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  • Watch Hyped-Up LeBron James Find Varejao With Behind-The-Back D…

    Watch Hyped-Up LeBron James Find Varejao With Behind-The-Back Dime

    dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    Now this is more like it for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Just 24 hours after being humbled by one Eastern Conference contender, LeBron James and company are dominating another early. Watch The King drop a sick behind-the-back bounce pass to Anderson Vareja…
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  • The Warriors Ran A Beautiful Play For An Alley-Oop Last Night

    The Warriors Ran A Beautiful Play For An Alley-Oop Last Night

    deadspin.com 17 hours ago
    Played well, basketball is a spectacularly beautiful game. Despite having a 9-2 record, the Golden State Warriors offense has frequently been bogged down by careless turnovers. The team has a trigger-happy reputation, but it's actually their defense—tie…
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  • Eric Bledsoe Says He Was Tipped Before Game About Nerlens Noel’…

    Eric Bledsoe Says He Was Tipped Before Game About Nerlens Noel’s Hard Foul

    dimemag.com 18 hours ago
    Last night Nerlens Noel dropped Eric Bledsoe to the hardwood not more than 30 seconds into the Suns-76ers game in Philadelphia. This came after Bledsoe had said his alum, Kentucky, could beat the 0-12 Sixers in a seven-game series. It was an embarrassin…
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  • Watch JaVale McGee Give A Court-Side Fan A Smooch She’ll Never …

    Watch JaVale McGee Give A Court-Side Fan A Smooch She’ll Never Forget

    dimemag.com 19 hours ago
    There are a lot of reasons fans write off JaVale McGee as wasted potential. The seven foot Nuggets center has become synonymous with on-court goofiness, so much so that Shaqtin’ a Fool could be renamed “Pullin’ A JaVale.” That being written, he’s also e…
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  • NBA corrects error from Bucks-Raptors game

    NBA corrects error from Bucks-Raptors game

    nba.com 20 hours ago
    The NBA announced Saturday that a scoring error was made during the Milwaukee Bucks-Toronto Raptors game on Nov. 21 at Air Canada Centre, which impacted the final score of the game but not the final outcome of the game.
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  • Ain't that a beach! We knew going in that Phil Jackson wouldn’t…

    Ain't that a beach! We knew going in that Phil Jackson wouldn’t be monitoring Knicks in person all the time  

    nydailynews.com 21 hours ago
    Phil Jackson’s path from the locker room to his car at Madison Square Garden is now protected by security guards and media relations officials who apparently didn’t get the memo that the Knicks president wants to repair the relationship between the club…
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  • Kobe Bryant Airballs From Siberia As The Lakers Lose by 34

    Kobe Bryant Airballs From Siberia As The Lakers Lose by 34

    deadspin.com 21 hours ago
    The other day my colleague Albert Burneko worried that Nick Young's return had improbably elevated the Lakers from "gonzo terribleness to bland mediocrity." Worried because the Lakers' spectacular brand of suck has been the most entertaining s…
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  • Knicks' Bargnani out with strained calf

    Knicks' Bargnani out with strained calf

    nba.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    The New York Knicks say Andrea Bargnani has a strained right calf that will prevent him from making his season debut Saturday against Philadelphia.
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  • Chicago's Gibson goes down with ankle injury

    Chicago's Gibson goes down with ankle injury

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    Chicago's Taj Gibson sustained a left ankle injury in the third quarter of Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • Video - Patience Key For Bulls Fans 00:59

    Patience Key For Bulls Fans

    Nov 23
    Israel Gutierrez stresses the importance of patience to Chicago Bulls fans, specifically in regard to Derrick Rose's recent injuries.
  • Video - Cousins, McLemore Power Kings 01:01

    Cousins, McLemore Power Kings

    Nov 22
    DeMarcus Cousins and Ben McLemore combined for 53 points in the Kings' 113-101 win over the Wolves.
  • Video - Suns Roll Past Pacers 00:42

    Suns Roll Past Pacers

    Nov 22
    Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas combined for 39 points off the bench in the Suns' 106-83 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - Cavs Lose Fourth Straight 01:06

    Cavs Lose Fourth Straight

    Nov 22
    Louis Williams had a career-high 36 points to lead the Raptors to a 110-93 win over the Cavaliers.

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    Nov 20
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    Nov 19
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    Nov 18
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    Nov 18
    Yes, having Derrick Rose would be nice, but the Bulls are in a position in which there's no need to rush him back, Michael Wilbon writes.