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Afflalo's strong finish helps Nuggets rip RocketsArron Afflalo scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 101-86 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in the opener of a crucial home-and-home set between playoff hopefuls.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is fed up with the way some players in the league are trying to defend him.Upvote Share TweetOrlando center Glen Davis left the Magic's game against Cleveland in the first quarter with a sprained right knee and is doubtful to return.Upvote Share Tweet
Gordon, Hornets win again by cruising past GrizzNEW ORLEANS (AP) Eric Gordon gave Hornets owner-to-be Tom Benson a firsthand look at what he can do, and why keeping him around might help New Orleans become a playoff contender sooner than later.Upvote Share Tweet
Miami Heat send message to NY Knicks that one superstar, Carmelo Anthony, is not enough to beat themThe Miami Heat sent a message on Sunday, all right. Actually they sent a few - and not only to the Knicks.They delivered one to all those Knick fans who think their favorite team misses Jeremy Lin more than it misses Amar’e Stoudemire.Upvote Share TweetRajon Rondo had 20 points and 16 assists to help the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-82 Sunday night despite playing without three of their star players.Upvote Share TweetMarcus Thornton scored 20 points and made the winning jumper with 3.2 seconds left, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 104-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
DeRozan fuels injury-riddled Raptors over HawksATLANTA (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and the injury-riddled Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-86 on Sunday night for their second straight win over a playoff-bound team.Upvote Share TweetLOS ANGELES (AP) Sure, Pau Gasol and the Los Angeles Lakers are well aware a regular-season sweep means nothing compared to a playoff sweep.Upvote Share Tweet
Cuban eyes review for basket interference callsDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has lobbied the league to immediately begin making basket interference situations in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime reviewable.Upvote Share Tweet
Cavaliers' mascot returns after accidental punchnba.com Updated Apr 15, 2012At least one member of the Cleveland Cavaliers is off the injury list.Upvote Share Tweet
Wizards' Mason out for season with finger injurynba.com Updated Apr 15, 2012Washington Wizards guard Roger Mason will have surgery Monday on an injured finger and will miss the rest of the season.Upvote Share TweetAndrew Bynum had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Pau Gasol made back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth straight game without Kobe Bryant, 112-108 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetKobe Bryant is sitting out his fifth straight game to rest his bruised shin.Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron, Heat stifle Knicks, claim Southeast titleLeBron James had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 28 points and nine boards, and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 93-85 on Sunday to clinch the Southeast Division title.Upvote Share Tweet
Game Recap: The Heat ended the Knicks' home winning streak at…The Heat ended the Knicks' home winning streak at nine games. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 57 points in pulling away to claim the potential playoff preview 93-85.Upvote Share Tweet
James Jones Flopped, And It Sent Jeff Van Gundy On An Apoplectic RantESPN basketball analyst Jeff Van Gundy has gone on rants about flopping before, but today's (sparked by a third-quarter dive by James Jones in the Heat-Knicks matchup) is one for the ages. Play-by-play man Mike Breen tries his hardest to get Van Gundy o…Upvote Share TweetMILWAUKEE (AP) The Indiana Pacers couldn't make a basket in the final 4 minutes against the Milwaukee Bucks . However, they did plenty of other things well enough to win their fourth consecutive game.Upvote Share TweetSAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs insist that being the No. 1 seed in the West isn't important to them. They still might wind up with it.Upvote Share TweetSix weeks after the Kings' owners and California's capital city reached a deal on financing a new arena, the team's future appears shakier than ever, as elected leaders and the team's owners have publicly declared they no longer trust each other.Upvote Share TweetThe final minutes of last night's YES Network broadcast of the Celtics-Nets game were awkward after veteran play-by-play rock Ian Eagle inexplicably voiced his complaints to analyst Mike Fratello on-air.Upvote Share Tweet
The NHL Had A Good Day YesterdayThe Stanley Cup Playoffs, like the NBA playoffs, drag on for what feels like an eternity-spanning April, May and June. If every day shakes out the way yesterday did, however, then it might be worth it. Four games were played and three went to overtime. …Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Woodson is exactly what the NY Knicks need in their head coach to follow Mike D'Antoni, as Jeff Van Gundy once followed Donnydailynews.com Updated Apr 15, 2012Jeremy Lin did plenty for the Knicks in a few weeks in February, touched off Linsanity, became a marketing and media sensation, nearly was discussed as a candidate to succeed Mike Bloomberg.Upvote Share Tweet
Stoudemire Is Hitting His Stride in Practicenytimes.com Updated Apr 15, 2012Amar'e Stoudemire, recovering from a back ailment, could rejoin the Knicks on Wednesday against the Nets. Stoudemire will still be a starter, his coach says.Upvote Share Tweet
Nuggets Deal Rockets 3rd Straight LossApr 15Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo combined for 40 points to lead the Nuggets past the Rockets 101-86.
Dunk Of The Night: Maxiell Cleans UpApr 15Jason Maxiell cleans up in the lane, slamming home Ben Gordon's miss.
Gasol Leaves Game, Grizzlies LoseApr 15Marc Gasol left the game in the fourth quarter after colliding with Xavier Henry as the Grizzlies lost to the Hornets 88-75.
Bulls Need OT To Win 3rd StraightApr 15Joakim Noah's huge double-double, 20 points and 17 boards, helps Bulls top Pistons 100-94 in OT.
Lee Jenkins: Win over Knicks shows Bosh holds key to Miami's postseason su…Apr 15NEW YORK -- A few Miami Heat players were wandering through the renovated catacombs of Madison Square Garden on Sunday morning when it dawned on them they had no idea where they were going. "Can you help us find our locker room?" one asked a s…
NBA -- Andrew Bynum shows he's one step above SupermanApr 15He's healthier now, putting up better numbers and has not asked for his coach to be fired. In many ways, Andrew Bynum tops Dwight Howard, J.A. Adande writes.
Daily DimeApr 15The Heat regained their footing on the big stage of New York