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Former college hoops coach Majerus dies of heart failureUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetAt Rick Majerus' final stop, the lone concession to the coach's health woes were the footstools stationed at each corner of the practice court.Source: nba.comShare TweetKevin Durant scored 20 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight game, 100-79 over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night.Share TweetNicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.Share TweetLuol Deng scored a game-high 25 points and the Bulls beat the 76ers 93-88 Saturday night.Share TweetDwyane Wade scored a season-high 34 points, LeBron James added 21 points and the Miami Heat rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-89 on Saturday night.
Fisher in starting lineup day after joining MavsUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetIt didn't take Derek Fisher long to make his debut for the Dallas Mavericks.
Cuban on Spurs fine: Should have been higherUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetMark Cuban believes the NBA was "absolutely" right to heavily fine the San Antonio Spurs because the Dallas Mavericks' owner considers protecting relationships with national television partners one of the league's top priorities.Share TweetGregg Popovich said Saturday night he doesn't know if the San Antonio Spurs will appeal a $250,000 fine from the NBA for sending his star players home to rest instead of playing them against the Miami Heat.Share TweetThe Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookies John Jenkins and Mike Scott to their Bakersfield NBA Development League affiliate.Share TweetThe "Dwightmare" may be over, but on the eve of his first game against his former team, Dwight Howard was in a reflective mood about what happened over those final furious six months with the Orlando Magic.Share TweetDwight Howard is still not all the way back from his offseason back surgery, but he figures to get a whole lot better Sunday when he sees the Orlando Magic warming up at the other end of Staples Center. Call it a hunch.Source: nydailynews.comShare TweetLast week Michael Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, said that he would be open to changing the team's name to the Hornets should the franchise in New Orleans follow through with plans to change its name to something more befitting that city.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetDwight Howard was dominant in the Lakers' 122-103 win over the Nuggets. His performance, along with strong bench play, showed what is possible in L.A., says Ben Golliver.Share TweetNBA fines Spurs $250,000 for resting players vs. HeatSource: CNNSI.com
Tim Duncan And Tony Parker Mock-Executed Their Referee Nemesis Joey Crawford On HalloweenUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetFrom what we can tell, this photo only started making the rounds yesterday, even though the Spurs night out on Halloween had been well-documented otherwise. These are the same costumes Tim Duncan and Tony Parker wore then-Duncan as the Punisher, becauseSource: deadspin.com
The Spurs Pay Up Big For Sending Players Home; Russell Westbrook Has A Game Like No One ElseUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetDavid Stern dropped a $250,000 fine on San Antonio on Friday afternoon, then said he doesn’t want to talk about it any more. Good luck with that — the topic of what a coach can and can’t do with his team will be white-hot because of mistakes both thSource: dimemag.com
Thunder Roll To Fifth Straight WinDec 1Kevin Durant scores 20 points to lead Thunder to 100-79 win over Hornets.
Rockets Launch JazzDec 1Seven Rockets reach double-digits in 124-116 win over Jazz.
Wade's Big Night Rallies HeatDec 1Dwyane Wade scored 34 points to lead the Heat over the Nets 102-89.
Digger Phelps On Rick MajerusDec 1Digger Phelps reflects on his memories and experiences with Rick Majerus.
NBA -- Brooklyn Nets become latest Miami Heat challenger to fallDec 1The Miami Heat turned it on to beat the Brooklyn Nets. This all sound familiar, writes Brian Windhorst.