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The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the Washington Wizards 120-99 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory.Upvote Share Tweet
DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Rudy Gay added 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls 101-98 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Houston Beats Phoenix Thanks To Jermaine O'Neal's Buzzer-Beating Goaltenddeadspin.com Apr 9, 2013Tonight's bout between the Rockets and Suns in Houston looked to be headed to overtime when James Harden's buzzer-beating attempt for the lead couldn't find the twine. That's when Jermaine O'Neal decided he had someplace else to be.Read more...Upvote Share TweetBrook Lopez had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Reggie Evans added 17 points and 24 boards, and the Brooklyn Nets firmly held their ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 104-83 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Hill, West key as Pacers rally past CavaliersGeorge Hill scored 27 points and David West added 15 to help the Indiana Pacers rally from a 20-point deficit for a 99-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Heat roll, close in on home-court advantageLeBron James scored 28 points in 30 minutes, Udonis Haslem had his first double-double of the season and the Heat moved a step closer to wrapping up home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs by topping the Bucks 94-83 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks gain first division title since '93-94 seasonKnicks gain first division title since '93-94 seasonUpvote Share TweetMiami heat uber-star LeBron James is currently finishing off one of the best regular season's in the history of the NBA. It's been the sort of year that recasts not just his place in history, but the details of his own career. An amazing play is no long…Upvote Share TweetJazz center Enes Kanter will have surgery to repair damage in his dislocated left shoulder and miss the rest of the season.Upvote Share TweetNew York Knicks center Tyson Chandler will miss Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards to due neck pain, coach Mike Woodson said.Upvote Share TweetThe college basketball season ended on Monday night, ensuring that no one will have to hear a coworker or friend discuss a bracket as if it were a small child for the next 49 weeks. In the basketball world, the end of this season means several things, m…Upvote Share TweetMIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade got back on the court with the Miami Heat, if only for a practice.Upvote Share TweetBrooklyn Nets minority owner Jay-Z has begun the process of selling his stake in the team so that he can become an NBA agent, according to a Yahoo! report.Upvote Share Tweet
Pau Gasol is reading up on zen philosophyIt's been a trying season for Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol, from concerns over his role to injury woes to the familiar challenge of being a high-profile teammate of Kobe Bryant. It's been enough to make even the most successful athlete won…Upvote Share TweetMiami's Shane Battier and Denver coach George Karl have won awards from the Pro Basketball Writers Association for their excellence on the court and with the media.Upvote Share TweetSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has announced a new investor to help fill the role vacated by billionaire Ron Burkle in the city's bid to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring a very young Evan Fournier playing 1-on-1 with Boris Diaw (Video)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: DailyMotion user Nicolas Seignez, via …Upvote Share Tweet
Power ranking the 10 NBA games available for viewing on Tuesday nightThe NBA is back in business after a night spent in deference to a terrific NCAA final on Monday night. There are 10 games to take in, all featuring various combinations of busted stars, tanking teams, playoff hopefuls and honest-to-goodness great matchu…Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: When Gary Payton Put The Clamps On Michael Jordan In The NBA Finalsdimemag.com Apr 9, 2013This year’s Basketball Hall of Fame class was officially announced yesterday, and taking his rightful place among the game’s greats in September will be Gary Payton. The Glove holds the distinction of being the only point guard ever to win the NBA DefUpvote Share Tweet
Dad: Louisville's Smith will enter NBA draftJunior guard Russ Smith will leave Louisville early to enter the NBA draft, according to his father.Upvote Share Tweet
Tight shirt, Charles BarkleyThis picture of Charles Barkley was allegedly taken after the Hall of Famer and TNT NBA analyst had swapped shirts "with a bro." That allegation is A) unconfirmed, but B) seems more reasonable than assuming a 50-year-old man who's struggled wi…Upvote Share TweetMetta World Peace will play in the Los Angeles Lakers game against the New Orleans Hornets Tuesday night, just 12 days after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee that was supposed to sideline him six weeks.Upvote Share TweetListen, it's not Kobe Bryant's fault, all right? You try averaging 46 minutes a game for a week pretty much out of necessity with pretty much every game being a must-win and a playoff spot hanging in the balance, and see if you don't need to take a seco…Upvote Share TweetThe setback Joakim Noah suffered with plantar fasciitis in his right foot could leave the Chicago Bulls big man out for the rest of the regular season, while potentially jeopardizing the All-Star's playing time in the playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
Derrick Rose Made A Dunk That Wasn't Saddeadspin.com Apr 9, 2013Do our eyes deceive us, or is that Sad Derrick Rose throwing down an impressive dunk before Sunday's Bulls-Pistons game? And he jumped off of his sad left foot! Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
DeMarre Carroll happily poses with the rim he tore down at his local fitness center (Photo)After a scrappy, inspired, and breakthrough performance in a much-needed Utah Jazz win over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, Jazz forward DeMarre Carroll dropped this line to the media after his significant role in Utah’s 95-83 conquest: ''I scraped mUpvote Share Tweet"It's a reversal of what used to happen. [Erik Spoelstra] gets up at 5 a.m., now and goes to Dunkin Donuts and I don't. I get up at 11 o'clock and walk into the office with [general manager] Andy [Elisburg] and [CEO] Nick [Arison] and we sit down a…Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: The Convert From Bay Ridgenytimes.com Apr 9, 2013Anthony Corbisiero has season tickets to both the Knicks and Nets, but Section 15 at Barclays Center now seems to be his true home.Upvote Share Tweet
Season superlatives: Highlighting the best offensive performances of the seasonWe have seen some phenomenal individual offensive performances this season. Which was the best? Rob Mahoney counts down his top five, from Stephen Curry to Kevin Durant.Upvote Share Tweet
As injuries pile up, the NBA’s going to have to address the physical demands it puts on playersFor the entirety of my NBA obsession, I have heard countless times from fans about how the league would be better off with a shorter schedule. The sport was originally conceived as a wintertime distraction, and yet training camps routinely tip off durin…Upvote Share Tweet
Fans can have a say, through Twitter, in who wins Kia MVP Awardnba.com Apr 9, 2013The NBA and Kia Motors, Official Automotive Partner of the NBA, have announced that for the first time ever, fans will have the opportunity to vote on Twitter to help determine the winner of the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award. For the past three sea…Upvote Share TweetDwyane Wade got back on the court with the Miami Heat, if only for a practice.Upvote Share TweetRight around the time Spike Albrecht was introducing himself to America, Kevin Love's frustrating 2012-13 came to an end. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday night that the All-Star power forward will miss the remainder of the regular season - bUpvote Share TweetCarmelo Anthony now tops the NBA's scoring race and its most popular jerseys list.Upvote Share Tweet
John Wall, Roy Hibbert squash beef after Wall said Indiana’s ‘bigs were playing soft’ on SaturdayThe Indiana Pacers, like a few other very good defensive teams like Tom Thibodeau’s Chicago Bulls and various San Antonio Spurs teams through the years, play “soft” on pick and rolls. The team doesn’t ask its big men to over-commit past the 3-poinUpvote Share Tweet
“One Shining Moment” 2013dimemag.com Apr 9, 2013Maybe it was the seemingly endless commercial breaks leading up to it at the end of last night’s CBS telecast, or maybe anything would seem like a letdown after that spectacular Nation Championship game, but didn’t “One Shining Moment” seem to notUpvote Share Tweet
Derrick Rose looks pretty comfortable dunking off his left leg, which is cool (Video)Derrick Rose's rehabilitation from the torn left ACL that ended his 2011-12 season and caused him to miss the entire '12-'13 campaign to date has included multiple milestones in recovery and benchmarks to meet, but over the past month, attention has foc…Upvote Share Tweet
State Of The Race: The West's final playoff spot is all but a dead h…The West's final playoff spot is all but a dead heat between the Jazz and Lakers. What team has the edge? That's not an easy question, but Ben Golliver may have an answer.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Countdown: Who Will Be the NBA's Top Scorer?grantland.com Apr 9, 2013Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons break down the suddenly tight race for the NBA scoring title between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant. They also explain h...Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Player Rankings: 3-1Apr 9NBA Coast 2 Coast unveils the top three players in the league today.
Knicks Clinch Atlantic Division TitleApr 9Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points to help the Knicks win their 13th straight game and clinch their first division title since 1993-94.
Heat Roll Bucks 94-83Apr 9Heat win to improve to 34-4 in Miami.
Raptors Stun Bulls 101-98Apr 9Raptors get rare road win.
Ian Thomsen: Vinny Del Negro among coaches under pressure in playoffsApr 9Is any coach under more pressure entering the playoffs than Vinny Del Negro? The Clippers have played flat of late and with Chris Paul set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, expectations are higher than ever. -- Dale, Los Angeles
Coast to Coast - Who's the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year?Apr 9Our experts debate who should take home this season's Coach of the Year trophy.
Windhorst: Pat Riley for Executive of the Year?Apr 9Will the NBA's front offices do the right thing and give Heat president Pat Riley the Executive of the Year award?