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Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Says Team “Doesn’t Believe” During Crun…

Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Says Team “Doesn’t Believe” During Crunch-Time

dimemag.com Updated 32 minutes ago
Losses aren’t created equal. Just ask the New York Knicks. After failing to win yet another close game yesterday against the Phoenix Suns, Carmelo Anthony questioned his team’s confidence in crunch-time. Via Al Iannazzone of Newsday: “It’s the same thin…
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  • Counting Down The Top 10 Moments From NBA Christmas Day: 10-8

    Counting Down The Top 10 Moments From NBA Christmas Day: 10-8

    dimemag.com 1 hour ago
    The NBA isn’t like other professional sports in America; they play on Christmas. Not only do they play, but the games on the national holiday signal a focal point for most NBA observers and a day when it’s finally appropriate to take stock of the first …
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  • Suns’ Isaiah Thomas To Knicks’ Pablo Prigioni: “You’re F****** …

    Suns’ Isaiah Thomas To Knicks’ Pablo Prigioni: “You’re F****** Flopping!”

    dimemag.com 1 hour ago
    The New York Knicks should be doing whatever it takes to win at this point. But that doesn’t mean those potentially shoddy acts of sportsmanship are any easier for their opponents to stomach. After Pablo Prigioni wildly flailed his body upon minimal (at…
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  • Ex-NBA player Carl Herrera wounded in Venezuela

    Ex-NBA player Carl Herrera wounded in Venezuela

    nba.com ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    Officials say former NBA player Carl Herrera has been shot and wounded during an apparent robbery attempt in Venezuela.
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  • Ellis helps Mavs sink Spurs in Rondo's debut

    Ellis helps Mavs sink Spurs in Rondo's debut

    ESPN.com dimemag.com 13 hours ago
    Monta Ellis equaled his season high with 38 points, including 11 during the final four minutes, to spark a late rally as the Dallas Mavericks beat the depleted San Antonio Spurs 99-93 Saturday in Rajon Rondo's debut with the Mavericks.
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  • It’s a Zensitive subject, but Phil Jackson not above blame for …

    It’s a Zensitive subject, but Phil Jackson not above blame for Knicks' failures

    nydailynews.com 14 hours ago
    The Knicks were ahead, 66-61, near the end of the third, with what seemed like one of their last best chances to get a game before 2015.
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  • Knicks, fans seem to embrace fact that only race left is draft …

    Knicks, fans seem to embrace fact that only race left is draft lottery  

    nydailynews.com 14 hours ago
    Before the Knicks fell for the 14th time in 15 games, Derek Fisher insisted Saturday that “losing is really just information.”
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  • Kings, Nets explore D-Will trade, sources say

    Kings, Nets explore D-Will trade, sources say

    ESPN.com dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings have engaged in trade talks involving point guard Deron Williams, league sources confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com, but no deal is close.
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  • Local Houston TV Station Uses NBA 2K15 Pic Of Troy Daniels To R…

    Local Houston TV Station Uses NBA 2K15 Pic Of Troy Daniels To Report Trade

    dimemag.com 20 hours ago
    Yesterday’s trade sending Corey Brewer from the Timberwolves to the Rockets included Houston’s brief hero from last year’s playoffs, Troy Daniels. The sharpshooter was dealt to Houston in the exchange for Daniels and a draft pick in a three-team exchang…
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  • Adam Silver Is Trying His Best To Ignore Tanking

    Adam Silver Is Trying His Best To Ignore Tanking

    deadspin.com ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reiterated his beliefs on tanking in an interview with Outside the Lines, namely, that tanking does not exist. Here are Silver's words, via ESPN: Read more...
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  • Pelicans recall rookie Russ Smith from D-League

    Pelicans recall rookie Russ Smith from D-League

    nba.com 24 hours ago
    The New Orleans Pelicans have recalled rookie point guard Russ Smith from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.
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  • Watch Damian Lillard’s Career-High 43 Points In Triple OT Win V…

    Watch Damian Lillard’s Career-High 43 Points In Triple OT Win Versus Spurs

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    Damian Lillard didn’t look like a top-five point guard on Friday night – he simply looked like a top-five player. Watch the Portland Trail Blazers’ budding superstar lead his team to a 129-119 triple overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs with a car…
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  • Jeremy Lin Wishes Kobe Would Let Him Shoot A Game-Winner

    Jeremy Lin Wishes Kobe Would Let Him Shoot A Game-Winner

    deadspin.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    On Friday, the Los Angeles Hindenburgs Lakers actually hung tight with a Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder squad. Down 104-103 in the waning seconds, the Lakers were cued up for a Kobe Bryant game-winning shot attempt. Despite getting a solid look…
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  • Pierce: Wizards need to 'build better habits'

    Pierce: Wizards need to 'build better habits'

    ESPN.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    Although he was pleased with the Washington Wizards' latest comeback victory, Paul Pierce thinks his new team has some long-term work to do.
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  • Lakers' Young: OKC's Adams 'sneaky, dirty'

    Lakers' Young: OKC's Adams 'sneaky, dirty'

    ESPN.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    Lakers guard Nick Young called Steven Adams a "sneaky, dirty player" after an on-court scuffle with the Oklahoma City center led to Young's ejection during the Thunder's 104-103 win Friday night.
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  • Thunder squeak past ice-cold Kobe, Lakers

    Thunder squeak past ice-cold Kobe, Lakers

    ESPN.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and hit a key jumper with 38 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the absence of NBA MVP Kevin Durant for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
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  • Video - Butler Takes Over For Bulls 01:00

    Butler Takes Over For Bulls

    Dec 19
    Jimmy Butler scored 30-plus points for the second straight game and the Bulls defeated the Grizzlies 103-97.
  • Video - Celtics Win First Game Without Rondo 01:18

    Celtics Win First Game Without Rondo

    Dec 19
    Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points off the bench to lead the Celtics past the Timberwolves in their first game since trading Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks.
  • Video - Pierce Happy With Young Talent 00:44

    Pierce Happy With Young Talent

    Dec 19
    Wizards forward Paul Pierce says the reason he joined the team is because of its potential.
  • Video - Wizards Rally Past Heat 00:53

    Wizards Rally Past Heat

    Dec 19
    John Wall scored 20 points and had 10 assists in the Wizards' 105-103 win over the Heat.

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