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The Denver Nuggets are currently locked in a tight battle with the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers for the third seed in the West. After a disappointing start to the season, the Nuggets have emerged as a possible contender, rattling off an (e…Share Tweet
Carlos Boozer had 29 points and 18 rebounds, Nate Robinson made the go-ahead basket with 22 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 on Thursday night.Share Tweet
Brand sidelined by sore right calfDallas big man Elton Brand is being held out of the Mavericks' game at Denver on Thursday night because of a sore right calf that's been bothering him for a week.Share Tweet
Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Metta World Peace weighs in on Mike RiceAt this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…Share Tweet
Clippers sign Summers for rest of seasonThe Los Angeles Clippers have signed forward DaJuan Summers for the rest of the season.Share Tweet
JaVale McGee and his mother Pam are getting a reality showAmerica just can't get enough of Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee. From his zany plays to his athletic highlights, McGee is a natural entertainer, enough so that he can honestly be compared to a professional clown without it coming across as an insult…Share TweetBrooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson and small forward Gerald Wallace will start in Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls, the team announced.Share TweetAs the Cavaliers descend to the bottom of the standings in the final days of another depressing season, questions have mounted about coach Byron Scott's future.Share TweetA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Eye on Basketball. Ahead of Thursday's…Share Tweet
Adelman win shy of 1,000 for his careerRick Adelman's path to 1,000 career coaching victories didn't begin when he was thrust into the interim head coaching job with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1989.Share TweetIndiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is recovering after what the team says was successful surgery on his left knee.Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash did not practice with the team Thursday and is considered doubtful for Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.Share Tweetnytimes.com Apr 4, 2013They are unlikely to make the playoffs this season, but John Wall has transformed the Wizards.Share TweetAttorneys said Thursday they hoped to settle a lawsuit filed by former Brigham Young star Jimmer Fredette against a Utah-based clothing company for failure to pay $50,000 plus royalties.Share Tweet
Magic Johnson speaks on son coming out, learning E.J. was gay, homophobia (Videos)Days after his son Earvin "E.J." Johnson III made headlines for being filmed walking down a Los Angeles street holding another young man's hand, Magic Johnson sat down with TMZ for an interview about learning his son was gay - a moment that came when E.Share Tweet
Jrue Holiday Made Two Shots Last Night. Here's A Video Of The Other 22 He Missed.deadspin.com Apr 4, 2013The 76ers went into last night's game at the Bobcats with a three-game winning streak. Mathematically, Philly is still in contention for a play-hahahaha, let's cut the crap. The Sixers lost, and Jrue Holiday might still be missing shots somewhere, evenShare TweetMIAMI (AP) -- While Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was out celebrating his birthday at a Morocco-themed party complete with live camels, police said Thursday that thieves made off with about $340,000 in jewelry from the player's nearby home.Share Tweet
Battier: Woman will play in NBA 'in our lifetime'Miami Heat forward Shane Battier, who has played several pickup basketball games with women over the years, predicts that the NBA is not far away from having its first female player.Share Tweet
Dikembe Mutombo, Conan O’Brien, and Kevin Willis hung out at a Hawks game, took a pictureNot much to see here, just Dikembe Mutombo, Conan O’Brien, and Kevin Willis hanging out at the Atlanta Hawks/New York Knicks game on Wednesday night. Nothing much to see here, save for business to business casual to casual going from left to right. NothShare Tweet
Gary Payton, according to reports, has been elected to the Basketball Hall of FameAccording to NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper, former SuperSonics, Bucks, Lakers, Celtics and Heat guard Gary Payton will be announced as one of the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday. Payton, who retired in 2007 afteShare Tweet
Keeping Score: Statistical Look at the 76ers’ Drop-Offnytimes.com Apr 4, 2013Four of Philadelphia’s top six players last season, as determined by a statistic called win shares, were no longer with the team by the end of the summer.Share TweetThe Miami Heat are expected to be without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Ray Allen because of various nagging injuries for Friday's road game against the Charlotte Bobcats.Share Tweet
Tim Duncan's resurgence fueling the Spurs' title-worthy defenseThe Spurs have become Tony Parker's team, but it's a resurgent Tim Duncan that makes them the biggest threat to the Heat. Rob Mahoney examines Duncan's impact in San Antonio.Share Tweet
Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG “Clover”One of Michael Jordan‘s most famous games of his career went down in Boston, and to celebrate the rivalry between the Celtics and the Bulls, Jordan Brand is releasing a “Clover” colorway of the Air Jordan 1. The shoe features the unique “parquet”Share Tweet
Josh Smith talks at length about his free agent future: ‘I can’t set my standards low’The questions regarding Josh Smith’s upcoming free agency have been in place for a long time, dating back over a year ago in anticipation of the 2012 trade deadline. Partially because Smith’s age — 27 as he heads into free agency this summer — likShare Tweet
Lakers will correct error on Shaq's retired jerseyLakers will correct error on Shaq's retired jerseyShare TweetESPN.com Apr 3, 2013Women's basketball pioneer Nancy Lieberman is encouraging Baylor star Brittney Griner to seize the opportunity to do the same with the Dallas Mavericks, no matter how overwhelmingly remote Griner's chances of sticking actually are.Share TweetAnother poor NBA draft class looms. But while some teams dread using a lottery pick on a player who may not even be a starter, atypical surprises can be found, writes Ian Thomsen.Share Tweet
The Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers are ending 2012-13 on a snippy noteKyrie Irving, for a few quick minutes on Wednesday night, was thought to have just about had it with Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott. Following Cleveland’s 113-95 thumping at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Cavs scribe RiShare TweetRemember when I used to say I thought Deron Williams had the nastiest handles in the league? Eventually, Williams started to fall off, Kyrie Irving emerged and all of that was forgotten. Cleveland forgot too. Last night, as we mentioned in Smack, Willia…Share TweetWrestlemania 29 is this Sunday night in NY/NJ, and it looks like the Clippers’ Ryan Hollins is already set to go. Check out what he did to the Suns’ Goran Dragic last night: The two get tangled up and Hollins slaps on a sleeper hold and keeps it thereShare Tweet
Andre Miller tosses at 65-foot alley-oop to Kenneth Faried, as Denver keeps rolling (Video)Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson officially went down for an extended period of time last week, suffering from the same plantar fascia tear that sat down Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol for 5 1/2 weeks earlier this season. And though former res…Share TweetDanilo Gallinari scored 21 points, including nine straight in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat Utah 113-96 Wednesday night to end the Jazz's winning streak at five.Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony Has 90 Points In His Last 2 Games; The Best High School Players Show OutAfter Carmelo Anthony hung 50 points on the Miami Heat, we asked whether he was filming his own “Better Basketball: How To Score From Deep” DVD. And again, last night, we don’t think Spike Lee was putting together any “Carmelo Doin’ Work” videShare Tweetnydailynews.com Apr 4, 2013It just might be wishful thinking, but these Knicks are starting to remind Walt Frazier of the last Knicks champs, Frazier’s 1972-73 team that will be honored Friday night at the Garden to mark the 40th anniversary of that great title run.Share Tweet
Clippers set franchise record with 50th winDeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Paul added 14 points and 12 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Phoenix Suns 126-101 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 50th win.Share Tweet
Clippers cruise past Suns, get first 50-win seasonClippers cruise past Suns, get first 50-win seasonShare TweetGreg Oden, the Trail Blazers' often-injured former center, was among the fans at the Rose Garden for Portland's game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.Share Tweetgrantland.com Apr 4, 2013The Jazz looked dead after a dispiriting road loss to Dallas two Sundays ago, and it's tempting to write them off again after their defense no-showed ...Share Tweet
NBA Shootaround: The Sweet Smell of Successgrantland.com Apr 4, 2013So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from...Share Tweet
Battier Predicts Female NBA PlayerApr 4Bruce Bowen reacts to Shane Battier's comment that there will be a female NBA player in his lifetime
Bulls Sneak Past Nets 92-90Apr 4Carlos Boozer's big double-double helps Bulls by Nets.
How Much Should The Heat Rest?Apr 4Bruce Bowen takes a look at the Heat strategy of resting players down the stretch.
LA Hot Button: Will Lakers Make the Playoffs?Apr 4The burning question for this week's LA Hot Button: Will the Lakers make the playoffs? ESPNLA's Jeff Biggs makes his prediction.