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Duncan carries short-handed Spurs over Hawks

Duncan carries short-handed Spurs over Hawks

ESPN.com Updated Apr 6, 2013
Tim Duncan had 31 points and 14 rebounds to help the short-handed San Antonio Spurs escape with a 99-97 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
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  • Bucks clinch first playoff berth in 3 seasons

    Bucks clinch first playoff berth in 3 seasons

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Monta Ellis had 22 points and nine assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks secured their first playoff berth in three seasons with a 100-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.
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  • LeBron scores 27 in return as Heat drop 76ers

    LeBron scores 27 in return as Heat drop 76ers

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 6, 2013
    LeBron James scored 27 points in his return from a strained right hamstring, and the Heat moved closer to securing home-court advantage for the entire NBA playoffs by topping the Philadelphia 76ers 106-87 on Saturday night.
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  • Wall goes for 37 as Wiz extend home streak

    Wall goes for 37 as Wiz extend home streak

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    John Wall scored 37 points in a display of speed and flair Saturday night to lead the Washington Wizards to a 104-85 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
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  • Spurs' Parker sidelined with sore neck

    Spurs' Parker sidelined with sore neck

    nba.com Apr 6, 2013
    Tony Parker sat out the Spurs' game against Atlanta on Saturday with a sore neck.
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  • Pistons' Frank knows his future is up in air

    Pistons' Frank knows his future is up in air

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    It's been a trying season for Lawrence Frank, both on and off the court.
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  • Billups (groin) hopes to return before playoffs

    Billups (groin) hopes to return before playoffs

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups said he won't play in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, but is hopeful he can return from a nagging groin injury before the end of the regular season.
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  • Source: Bernard King to enter Hall of Fame

    Source: Bernard King to enter Hall of Fame

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    NBA legend Bernard King will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2013, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
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  • The full video interview from Stephen Jackson's Forbes smackdow…

    The full video interview from Stephen Jackson's Forbes smackdown is online.

    deadspin.com Apr 6, 2013
    The full video interview from Stephen Jackson's Forbes smackdown is online. There aren't a whole lot of people in the world that could make bragging about making $10 million seem appropriate, much less charming, but Port Arthur's own pulls it off. [NBA.…
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  • Nash not likely to face Clips due to hip injury

    Nash not likely to face Clips due to hip injury

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will likely miss his third consecutive game Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a hip injury.
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  • Rockets' Lin talks racial barriers in new interview

    Rockets' Lin talks racial barriers in new interview

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Rockets' Lin talks racial barriers in new interview
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  • Griner wouldn't shy away from NBA challenge

    Griner wouldn't shy away from NBA challenge

    CNNSI.com Apr 6, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Brittny Griner is more than ready to take up Mark Cuban on his offer to draft her. "When are tryouts?" Griner said to a handful of reporters at New Orleans Arena on Saturday afternoon. "The WNBA is where I'm at. That is whe…
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  • Garnett (foot injury) returns to Celtics' practice

    Garnett (foot injury) returns to Celtics' practice

    CNNSI.com Apr 6, 2013
    Garnett (foot injury) returns to Celtics' practice
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  • Injuries for Spurs, Nuggets, Clippers pave way for OKC Thunder …

    Injuries for Spurs, Nuggets, Clippers pave way for OKC Thunder to rule again

    nydailynews.com Apr 6, 2013
    Three of the Thunder’s top competitors in the West have suddenly encountered major problems. As far as the Spurs, Clippers and Nuggets are concerned, you have to ask: How much success will these teams have starting in a couple of weeks?
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  • Of course, the Lakers don't play tonight.

    Of course, the Lakers don't play tonight.

    deadspin.com Apr 6, 2013
    Of course, the Lakers don't play tonight. Read more...
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  • Before Playoffs, a Few Defeats May Actually Help

    Before Playoffs, a Few Defeats May Actually Help

    nytimes.com Apr 6, 2013
    The Miami Heat will be the No. 1 seed and the team no one wants to meet in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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  • Rob Mahoney: Examining Roy Hibbert's return to success

    Rob Mahoney: Examining Roy Hibbert's return to success

    CNNSI.com Apr 6, 2013
    After a sour start to the season, Roy Hibbert is playing like the center the Pacers signed to a max contract this summer. What's led to the change? Rob Mahoney examines the revival.
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  • Stephen Jackson Understands Slideshow Click-Bait Perfectly

    Stephen Jackson Understands Slideshow Click-Bait Perfectly

    deadspin.com Apr 6, 2013
    Forbes featured Stephen Jackson on a list of the NBA's "most overpaid" players yesterday. A reporter mentioned the honor to Jackson this morning. Jackson apparently knows better than to worked up over that sort of thing.Read more...
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  • Durant shakes off injury as Thunder rout Pacers

    Durant shakes off injury as Thunder rout Pacers

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 6, 2013
    Kevin Durant overcame a bruised left calf to score 34 points and Russell Westbrook
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  • Phil Jackson, honored with other members of 1972-73 title team,…

    Phil Jackson, honored with other members of 1972-73 title team, likes Mike Woodson's NY Knicks

    nydailynews.com Apr 6, 2013
    Phil Jackson was just one of the ’73 champion Knicks joyfully celebrating their 40th anniversary together at the Garden, the same way they shared the basketball on the court. The new Knicks, the ones who played the Bucks on Friday night, play a very dif
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  • Harden, short-handed Rockets top Blazers

    Harden, short-handed Rockets top Blazers

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    James Harden had 33 points, and the short-handed Houston Rockets edged closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 116-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
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  • Carmelo Anthony Has 131 Points In 3 Games; The Lakers Get A Las…

    Carmelo Anthony Has 131 Points In 3 Games; The Lakers Get A Last-Second Win

    dimemag.com Apr 6, 2013
    If you made Carmelo Anthony into a Mortal Kombat character, he’d have it all. You could give him some knives, a couple of devastating 360 kicks, maybe even fire-breathing capabilities. But as all gamers know, no matter how nasty you are at putting chara
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  • Lakers hold off Griz to hold on to 8th spot

    Lakers hold off Griz to hold on to 8th spot

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Kobe Bryant had 24 points and nine assists, Pau Gasol added 19 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers stayed in the final playoff position in the Western Conference with an 86-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.
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  • Video - LeBron Returns To Guide Heat Past 76ers 00:59

    LeBron Returns To Guide Heat Past 76ers

    Apr 6
    After missing the past three games, LeBron James returns to score 27 points in the Heat's 106-87 win over the 76ers.
  • Video - Wall's Big Night Fuels Wizards 01:02

    Wall's Big Night Fuels Wizards

    Apr 6
    John Wall scored 37 points to lead the Wizards past the Pacers 104-85.
  • Video - Harden Propels Short-Handed Rockets 00:27

    Harden Propels Short-Handed Rockets

    Apr 6
    James Harden scored 33 points to lead the Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Trail Blazers.
  • Video - Carmelo, Knicks A Force To Be Reckoned With 01:18

    Carmelo, Knicks A Force To Be Reckoned With

    Apr 6
    Stephen A. Smith thinks Carmelo Anthony is near impossible to stop when he is on his game, which makes the Knicks the second best team in the Eastern Conference.