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Danilo Gallinari goes down with knee injury, gets carted off th…

Danilo Gallinari goes down with knee injury, gets carted off the court

yahoo.com ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Updated Apr 4, 2013
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…
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  • Boozer's big double-double helps Bulls by Nets

    Boozer's big double-double helps Bulls by Nets

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 4, 2013
    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.
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  • Brand sidelined by sore right calf

    Brand sidelined by sore right calf

    nba.com Apr 4, 2013
    Dallas 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.
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  • Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Metta World Peace weighs in on Mike …

    Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Metta World Peace weighs in on Mike Rice

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    At 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…
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  • Clippers sign Summers for rest of season

    Clippers sign Summers for rest of season

    nba.com Apr 4, 2013
    The Los Angeles Clippers have signed forward DaJuan Summers for the rest of the season.
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  • JaVale McGee and his mother Pam are getting a reality show

    JaVale McGee and his mother Pam are getting a reality show

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    America 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…
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  • Nets' Johnson, Wallace will return vs. Bulls

    Nets' Johnson, Wallace will return vs. Bulls

    ESPN.com Apr 4, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson and small forward Gerald Wallace will start in Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls, the team announced.
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  • Cavs' Thompson: Scott speculation 'bogus'

    Cavs' Thompson: Scott speculation 'bogus'

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 4, 2013
    As 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.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the Spurs and Thunder, battling f…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the Spurs and Thunder, battling for Western supremacy

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    A 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…
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  • Adelman  win shy of 1,000 for his career

    Adelman win shy of 1,000 for his career

    nba.com Apr 4, 2013
    Rick 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.
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  • Pacers F Granger undergoes knee surgery

    Pacers F Granger undergoes knee surgery

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 4, 2013
    Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is recovering after what the team says was successful surgery on his left knee.
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  • Nash misses practice, doubtful vs. Grizzlies

    Nash misses practice, doubtful vs. Grizzlies

    ESPN.com Apr 4, 2013
    Los 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.
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  • Wall Leads Wizards’ Resurgence

    Wall Leads Wizards’ Resurgence

    nytimes.com Apr 4, 2013
    They are unlikely to make the playoffs this season, but John Wall has transformed the Wizards.
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  • Fredette sues clothing company over royalties

    Fredette sues clothing company over royalties

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Apr 4, 2013
    Attorneys 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.
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  • Magic Johnson speaks on son coming out, learning E.J. was gay, …

    Magic Johnson speaks on son coming out, learning E.J. was gay, homophobia (Videos)

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    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.
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  • Jrue Holiday Made Two Shots Last Night. Here's A Video Of The O…

    Jrue Holiday Made Two Shots Last Night. Here's A Video Of The Other 22 He Missed.

    deadspin.com Apr 4, 2013
    The 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, even
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  • Thieves steal $340K in jewelry from Bosh's home

    Thieves steal $340K in jewelry from Bosh's home

    MIAMI (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.
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  • Battier: Woman will play in NBA 'in our lifetime'

    Battier: Woman will play in NBA 'in our lifetime'

    ESPN.com Apr 4, 2013
    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.
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  • Dikembe Mutombo, Conan O’Brien, and Kevin Willis hung out at a …

    Dikembe Mutombo, Conan O’Brien, and Kevin Willis hung out at a Hawks game, took a picture

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    Not 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. Noth
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  • Gary Payton, according to reports, has been elected to the Bask…

    Gary Payton, according to reports, has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    According 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 afte
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  • Keeping Score: Statistical Look at the 76ers’ Drop-Off

    Keeping Score: Statistical Look at the 76ers’ Drop-Off

    nytimes.com Apr 4, 2013
    Four 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.
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  • LeBron, Wade, Allen likely out vs. Bobcats

    LeBron, Wade, Allen likely out vs. Bobcats

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 4, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Tim Duncan's resurgence fueling the Spurs' title-worthy defense

    Tim Duncan's resurgence fueling the Spurs' title-worthy defense

    CNNSI.com Apr 4, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG “Clover”

    Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG “Clover”

    dimemag.com Apr 4, 2013
    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”
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  • Josh Smith talks at length about his free agent future: ‘I can’…

    Josh Smith talks at length about his free agent future: ‘I can’t set my standards low’

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    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 — lik
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  • Lakers will correct error on Shaq's retired jersey

    Lakers will correct error on Shaq's retired jersey

    CNNSI.com Apr 4, 2013
    Lakers will correct error on Shaq's retired jersey
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  • Nancy Lieberman says there's no downside to Brittney Griner try…

    Nancy Lieberman says there's no downside to Brittney Griner trying to make Dallas Mavericks

    ESPN.com Apr 3, 2013
    Women'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.
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  • Surprise rookie Andre Drummond shows drafting is far from a sci…

    Surprise rookie Andre Drummond shows drafting is far from a science

    CNNSI.com Apr 4, 2013
    Another 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.
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  • The Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers are ending 2012-…

    The Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers are ending 2012-13 on a snippy note

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    Kyrie 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 Ri
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  • Deron Williams Freezes Cleveland With A Nasty Crossover & T…

    Deron Williams Freezes Cleveland With A Nasty Crossover & Then Dunks In The Lane

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    Remember 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…
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  • Wrestlemania 29: Ryan Hollins Puts Goran Dragic in a Sleeper Ho…

    Wrestlemania 29: Ryan Hollins Puts Goran Dragic in a Sleeper Hold

    dimemag.com Apr 4, 2013
    Wrestlemania 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 there
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  • Andre Miller tosses at 65-foot alley-oop to Kenneth Faried, as …

    Andre Miller tosses at 65-foot alley-oop to Kenneth Faried, as Denver keeps rolling (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    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…
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  • Nuggets stop Jazz's 5-game winning streak

    Nuggets stop Jazz's 5-game winning streak

    ESPN.com Apr 4, 2013
    Danilo 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.
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  • Carmelo Anthony Has 90 Points In His Last 2 Games; The Best Hig…

    Carmelo Anthony Has 90 Points In His Last 2 Games; The Best High School Players Show Out

    dimemag.com Apr 4, 2013
    After 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” vide
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  • As NY Knicks, Carmelo Anthony reach for NBA title, Clyde Frazie…

    As NY Knicks, Carmelo Anthony reach for NBA title, Clyde Frazier sees similarity to 1973 team

    nydailynews.com Apr 4, 2013
    It 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.
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  • Clippers set franchise record with 50th win

    Clippers set franchise record with 50th win

    ESPN.com Apr 4, 2013
    DeAndre 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.
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  • Clippers cruise past Suns, get first 50-win season

    Clippers cruise past Suns, get first 50-win season

    CNNSI.com Apr 4, 2013
    Clippers cruise past Suns, get first 50-win season
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  • Former Blazer Oden returns to watch Grizzlies

    Former Blazer Oden returns to watch Grizzlies

    nba.com Apr 4, 2013
    Greg 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.
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  • Salt Lake Sadness: Playoff-Bound or Not, the Jazz Can't Escape …

    Salt Lake Sadness: Playoff-Bound or Not, the Jazz Can't Escape Their Biggest Problem

    grantland.com Apr 4, 2013
    The 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 ...
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  • NBA Shootaround: The Sweet Smell of Success

    NBA Shootaround: The Sweet Smell of Success

    grantland.com Apr 4, 2013
    So 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...
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  • Video - Battier Predicts Female NBA Player 02:57

    Battier Predicts Female NBA Player

    Apr 4
    Bruce Bowen reacts to Shane Battier's comment that there will be a female NBA player in his lifetime
  • Video - Bulls Sneak Past Nets 92-90 01:14

    Bulls Sneak Past Nets 92-90

    Apr 4
    Carlos Boozer's big double-double helps Bulls by Nets.
  • Video - How Much Should The Heat Rest? 04:53

    How Much Should The Heat Rest?

    Apr 4
    Bruce Bowen takes a look at the Heat strategy of resting players down the stretch.
  • Video - LA Hot Button: Will Lakers Make the Playoffs? 01:30

    LA Hot Button: Will Lakers Make the Playoffs?

    Apr 4
    The burning question for this week's LA Hot Button: Will the Lakers make the playoffs? ESPNLA's Jeff Biggs makes his prediction.

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