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Nash suffering through most frustrating season

Nash suffering through most frustrating season

ESPN.com Updated Apr 10, 2013
Steve Nash was back at the Rose Garden on Wednesday, the site of the collision that caused him a broken left leg in the Los Angeles Lakers' second game of the season that sidelined him for nearly two months.
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  • Mavs out of playoffs for 1st time since 2000

    Mavs out of playoffs for 1st time since 2000

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    P.J. Tucker scored 17 points, including two key baskets in the closing minutes, and the Phoenix Suns helped eliminate the Dallas Mavericks from playoff contention for the first time since 2000 with a 102-91 victory Wednesday night.
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  • Parker, Lawson sitting out Spurs-Nuggets showdown

    Parker, Lawson sitting out Spurs-Nuggets showdown

    nba.com Apr 10, 2013
    Ty Lawson and Tony Parker are sitting out Wednesday night's game between San Antonio Spurs and the Denver Nuggets.
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  • Heat clinch NBA's best mark without Big Three

    Heat clinch NBA's best mark without Big Three

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Miami Heat defeat Washington Wizards without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
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  • Drummond's career-high 29 points lift Pistons

    Drummond's career-high 29 points lift Pistons

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Andre Drummond scored a career-high 29 points and the Detroit Pistons won a second straight game for the first time in two months with a 111-104 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
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  • Nets' Wallace (heel) leaves game vs. Celtics

    Nets' Wallace (heel) leaves game vs. Celtics

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace suffered a left heel contusion in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Boston Celtics and had to be carried off the court and into the locker room by teammates Brook Lopez and Reggie Evans.
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  • The Maloofs set a petty Friday deadline for competing Sacrament…

    The Maloofs set a petty Friday deadline for competing Sacramento Kings offer

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    The fate of the Sacramento Kings will be decided quite soon. The NBA's Board of Governors has heard the proposals of both Chris Hansen's Seattle-based ownership group and the group of politicians and businessmen focused on keeping the club in Sacramento…
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  • Knicks' Chandler, Martin out against Bulls

    Knicks' Chandler, Martin out against Bulls

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 10, 2013
    New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler and power forward Kenyon Martin will miss New York's next two games, the team announced Wednesday.
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  • Embattled coach Lawrence Frank stands up for embattled coaches

    Embattled coach Lawrence Frank stands up for embattled coaches

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    There's just one week left in the NBA season, which means we're about 10 days away from a number of head coaches getting fired. It happens every spring, just as surely as previously unknown prospects shoot up draft boards and malcontents claim that cert…
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  • Indiana star Zeller opts to enter NBA draft

    Indiana star Zeller opts to enter NBA draft

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Indiana's Cody Zeller turned down one chance to play in the NBA. He couldn't say no twice.
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  • Cavs' Irving plays back-to-back for first time

    Cavs' Irving plays back-to-back for first time

    nba.com Apr 10, 2013
    Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is playing on the second night of back-to-back games for the first time since returning from a shoulder injury.
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  • Section 15: We’re With the Zamboni Driver

    Section 15: We’re With the Zamboni Driver

    nytimes.com Apr 10, 2013
    A Connecticut couple began rooting for the Nets when their daughter got her job driving the Zamboni on the ice under the basketball court.
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  • LeBron, Wade, Bosh won't play vs. Wizards

    LeBron, Wade, Bosh won't play vs. Wizards

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 10, 2013
    The idle Big Three became a quartet Wednesday night, with Udonis Haslem joining LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh among those not suiting up for the Miami Heat's game against the Washington Wizards.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Terrence Ross dunking a cat, beca…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Terrence Ross dunking a cat, because Internet

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 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: Sport Balls Replaced with Cats. Not re…
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  • Syracuse's Carter-Williams headed to NBA

    Syracuse's Carter-Williams headed to NBA

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Four days after Syracuse lost in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament, star point guard Michael Carter-Williams has decided to enter the NBA draft.
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  • TNT will not assign a play-by-play man to Thursday’s game, whic…

    TNT will not assign a play-by-play man to Thursday’s game, which might work

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    TNT will not use a play-by-play man during Thursday’s telecast of the Oklahoma City Thunder/Golden State Warriors game, in an unprecedented move that is not without promise. As a one-off, and not a pattern, it seems like an interesting idea worth turnin
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  • Nets losing big name as Jay-Z readies to sell share of team

    Nets losing big name as Jay-Z readies to sell share of team

    The Brooklyn Nets are losing one of their biggest names as they prepare for the playoffs.
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  • Create-a-Caption: Greg Stiemsma’s ‘lung-capacity expanding work…

    Create-a-Caption: Greg Stiemsma’s ‘lung-capacity expanding workout’ seems fishy

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    As it turns out, you can't write "Greg Stiemsma blows" in a headline. Duly noted. Best caption wins a Stiemer-sized supply of Fruit Stripe gum. Yipes. (Also, not really.) Good luck. In our last adventure: Photographers capture Kobe Bryant in t…
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  • The Los Angeles Clippers have a division title and two stars, b…

    The Los Angeles Clippers have a division title and two stars, but are they stuck in neutral?

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    Even when the offense goes stagnant or the defense doesn’t talk, watching a Los Angeles Clippers game can be an abject joy in ways that go far beyond the continued existence of Lob City. Between Chris Paul’s brilliance, Jamal Crawford’s well-honed m
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  • DeJuan Blair Owes More Than $53,000 To A San Antonio Jewelry St…

    DeJuan Blair Owes More Than $53,000 To A San Antonio Jewelry Store

    deadspin.com Apr 10, 2013
    A San Antonio jewelry store says Spurs center DeJuan Blair stopped by eight times during March and April 2010, scooping up more than $53,000 worth of merchandise that were likely all paid for with IOUs marked "yeah, right." Hey, we all do it, …
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  • Falling Flat: Hyped as title contenders prior to the season, th…

    Falling Flat: Hyped as title contenders prior to the season, th…

    CNNSI.com Apr 10, 2013
    Hyped as title contenders prior to the season, the Lakers have fallen well short of expectations. Rob Mahoney examines where they rank among the year's biggest disappointments.
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  • Air Up There: The Dunk of the Year competition couldn't be fier…

    Air Up There: The Dunk of the Year competition couldn't be fier…

    CNNSI.com Apr 10, 2013
    The Dunk of the Year competition couldn't be fiercer. Which posterization reigns supreme? Ben Golliver counts down the best of the season, from DeAndre Jordan to LeBron James.
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  • Andray Blatche has been pretending to be Reggie Evans during th…

    Andray Blatche has been pretending to be Reggie Evans during the Nets’ pregame introductions

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    Reggie Evans had another monster night on Tuesday, scoring 17 points on 6 for 10 shooting, grabbing 24 rebounds - his league-best ninth 20-plus-rebound game of the season - and adding three steals in just under 30 minutes as his Brooklyn Nets cruised
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  • Amir Johnson picks up a stray camera after a play, decides to s…

    Amir Johnson picks up a stray camera after a play, decides to snap some pictures (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    We’ve long admired Toronto Raptors forward/center Amir Johnson. He’s had the unfortunate task of playing on some rather bland teams over the course of his career, while being moved in and out of rotations by four different coaches since 2007. Johnson
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  • Nike Basketball Reveals The Nike Elite Series 2.0+

    Nike Basketball Reveals The Nike Elite Series 2.0+

    dimemag.com Apr 10, 2013
    The march to the NBA Finals should be an exciting one - at least in the West. In the Eastern Conference, it probably won’t get murky for LeBron James and the Heat until the Eastern Conference Finals, where they’ll almost assuredly play the winner of
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  • Russell Westbrook Throws Down An Angry Dunk On Al Jefferson

    Russell Westbrook Throws Down An Angry Dunk On Al Jefferson

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    After losing at home against OKC, and then watching Kobe Bryant go completely crazy in the fourth quarter of the Lakers close win over New Orleans, Utah now finds itself on the outside of the playoff picture. Their final three games (home/away with Minn…
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  • LeBron James Goes off the Backboard to Himself for a One-Handed…

    LeBron James Goes off the Backboard to Himself for a One-Handed Dunk

    dimemag.com Apr 10, 2013
    LeBron James‘ self-oop dunk off the backboard last night wasn’t quite as smooth as THIS crazy college one or even Andre Iguodala‘s from earlier in the year, but this is still pretty crazy. (We’re so desensitized to what James does every single nig
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  • Kobe Bryant saves the day in the final quarter, scores 23 in th…

    Kobe Bryant saves the day in the final quarter, scores 23 in the 4th as Lakers beat Hornets (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    A home game against the lowly New Orleans Hornets shouldn’t come down to needing Kobe Bryant to score 23 fourth-quarter points in order to secure a close win, but this is where the Los Angeles Lakers are right now. Near the end of a massively disappoint
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  • Metta World Peace is too sexy for his cat (Video)

    Metta World Peace is too sexy for his cat (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace achieved a fairly incredible feat on Tuesday night, playing 15 minutes of his team's 104-96 win over the New Orleans Hornets just 12 days after surgery on his left knee. With the Lakers needing every win poss…
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  • Jermaine O’Neal’s bizarre goaltending of James Harden’s three-p…

    Jermaine O’Neal’s bizarre goaltending of James Harden’s three-pointer clinches the Rockets a playoff berth

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    In the last month of the NBA season, various teams with no playoff hopes whatsoever start to wonder why exactly they're trying to win games. It's often more useful for teams to focus on letting young players develop or to allow older players to sit out …
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  • Valanciunas to stay in hospital after neck injury

    Valanciunas to stay in hospital after neck injury

    CNNSI.com nba.com Apr 10, 2013
    Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas was spending the night in a Chicago hospital after suffering a neck injury in a collision with teammate Rudy Gay in the closing seconds of Tuesday night's 101-98 victory over the Bulls.
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  • Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks Make History; Kobe Bryant Won’t …

    Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks Make History; Kobe Bryant Won’t Let the Lakers Die; Outrageous Finish in Houston

    dimemag.com Apr 10, 2013
    #KNICKSTAPE! In NYC, they’re convinced that this Knicks squad is special, and after last night’s 13th consecutive win, who are we to argue? They butchered an outgunned Wizards team, 120-99. New York shot their eyes out, connecting on a franchise-tying
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  • Lakers rally to take over No. 8 spot in West

    Lakers rally to take over No. 8 spot in West

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Kobe Bryant fueled a desperate rally with 23 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 104-96 on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.
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  • Warriors clinch 2nd playoff berth in 19 seasons

    Warriors clinch 2nd playoff berth in 19 seasons

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Klay Thompson scored 30 points, Stephen Curry added 24 points and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff berth by routing the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-89 on Tuesday night.
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  • NY Knicks clinch Atlantic Division, but Kenyon Martin's injury …

    NY Knicks clinch Atlantic Division, but Kenyon Martin's injury is bad omen for franchise short on luck

    nydailynews.com Apr 10, 2013
    This time we were spared the confetti shower. So at least the Knicks learned from last year’s excessive celebration after the franchise posted its one and only playoff win in 11 seasons. Tuesday night’s reaction to the Knicks’ first Atlantic Divisio
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  • Shumpert’s Hair Design Runs Afoul of the League

    Shumpert’s Hair Design Runs Afoul of the League

    nytimes.com Apr 10, 2013
    Iman Shumpert sported an Adidas logo for a few days, until the N.B.A. invoked a league rule.
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  • Thunder continue push for West's top seed

    Thunder continue push for West's top seed

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Russell Westbrook scored 25 points, Kevin Durant added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 90-80 on Tuesday night.
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  • A World Without Gallo: Can George Karl's Nuggets Survive?

    A World Without Gallo: Can George Karl's Nuggets Survive?

    grantland.com Apr 10, 2013
    Predicting the impact of Danilo Gallinari's season-ending knee injury on Denver's playoff hopes is one of the trickiest bits of analysis the NBA's rou...
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  • Video - Have The Warriors Turned The Corner? 03:06

    Have The Warriors Turned The Corner?

    Apr 10
    Kurt Rambis discusses the Warriors' immediate playoff forecast and the future of the franchise.
  • Video - Bass big dunk 00:11

    Bass big dunk

    Apr 10
    Brandon Bass throws down over Brook Lopez
  • Video - Knicks-Nets Playoff Preview 05:50

    Knicks-Nets Playoff Preview

    Apr 10
    Kurt Rambis breaks down the playoff prospects for the Knicks and Nets.
  • Video - Western Conference Playoffs 01:15

    Western Conference Playoffs

    Apr 10
    Tim Legler doesn't see any potential first-round upsets in the Western Conference playoffs.

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  • Missouri Tigers point guard Phil Pressey enters NBA draft

    Apr 10
    Missouri point guard Phil Pressey, coming off a productive but erratic junior season, will enter the NBA draft.