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Griffin's 30 help Clippers to win against Jazz

Griffin's 30 help Clippers to win against Jazz

ESPN.com nba.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
Blake Griffin scored 30 points, Jamal Crawford added 20 off the bench and the Clippers defeated Utah 105-104 on Monday night to hand the Jazz their first loss at home this season.
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  • McGee, Nuggets withstand late Raptors rally

    McGee, Nuggets withstand late Raptors rally

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Corey Brewer scored 19 points, JaVale McGee had 17 points and five blocks, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a late rally to beat the Toronto Raptors 113-110 on Monday night.
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  • The Gift For The Grizzlies Fan Who Has Everything: A $13,000 Pr…

    The Gift For The Grizzlies Fan Who Has Everything: A $13,000 Practice Basketball Court

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    $5,000 for a college basketball court? Amateur hour. This holiday season you want the real deal and you're willing to pay top dollar. Or at least several thousand dollars more than you would for some crummy college one, right? Bummer is, the only such c…
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  • Anderson, Lopez lift slumping Hornets by Bucks

    Anderson, Lopez lift slumping Hornets by Bucks

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Ryan Anderson scored 22 points, Robin Lopez added 21 and the Hornets won for only the second time in 11 games, 102-81 over the Bucks on Monday night.
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  • Karl hit hard by friend Majerus' death

    Karl hit hard by friend Majerus' death

    nba.com Dec 3, 2012
    Denver Nuggets coach George Karl said he is still having a tough time dealing with the death of his friend, former Utah and Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus.
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  • Lakers' Blake to have abdominal surgery

    Lakers' Blake to have abdominal surgery

    Lakers guard Steve Blake will undergo laparoscopic surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn abdominal muscle and will miss at least six to eight weeks.
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: Hey Believer

    Deadspin Up All Night: Hey Believer

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. You've got six NBA games and some college basketball, plus Giants-Redskins on Monday Night Football. More »
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  • Here’s the Air Jordan XX8, which is not a rain shoe

    Here’s the Air Jordan XX8, which is not a rain shoe

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    Since Michael Jordan signed with Nike at the beginning of his illustrious career, his signature Air Jordan shoes have redefined the world of athletic footwear. Signature sneakers are now a major part of an athlete's global brand, and they also help chan…
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  • Deron Williams has his own personal beat writers

    Deron Williams has his own personal beat writers

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    We are in a new era for journalism. Sure, this blog may seem like a new media force, setting the tone of NBA discussion with posts on Lil Wayne's charitable efforts and photos of players making weird faces, but in truth we are as uncertain about the fut…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Nick Anderson

    The 10-man rotation, starring Nick Anderson

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    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: Magic Basketball. On Nick Anderson, wh…
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  • Create-a-Caption: Marcin Gortat receives instructions on how to…

    Create-a-Caption: Marcin Gortat receives instructions on how to make himself a moose

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    No, not so close together. Spread them out. No, keep your thumbs together, but move the rest of your hands apart. Like you are making a capital U. No, wait, actually, that doesn't look right. Keep your hands positioned that way, with your fingers pointi…
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  • Kevin Love catches up with his father while wearing old man mak…

    Kevin Love catches up with his father while wearing old man makeup, looks creepily like his old man (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    Last month we alerted you to the ongoing cola ads featuring Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love dressed up as sexagenarians, hustling a group of playground ballers along the way. Today, we bring you somet…
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  • Dwight Howard might be willing to leave Lakers in free agency t…

    Dwight Howard might be willing to leave Lakers in free agency this summer in pursuit of a championship

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Dec 3, 2012
    After dropping a 113-103 contest on their home floor to the Orlando Magic on Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers now sit at 8-9, in third place in a Pacific Division they've topped for five straight seasons, and in the uncomfortable position of not kno…
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  • Nets' Johnson, Grizzlies' Hollins named Coaches of the Month

    Nets' Johnson, Grizzlies' Hollins named Coaches of the Month

    nba.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Brooklyn Nets' Avery Johnson and the Memphis Grizzlies' Lionel Hollins today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November.
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  • Bulls' Hamilton out indefinitely with foot injury

    Bulls' Hamilton out indefinitely with foot injury

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Rip Hamilton has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot and is out indefinitely.
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  • Anthony, Durant named conference Players of the Week

    Anthony, Durant named conference Players of the Week

    nba.com Dec 3, 2012
    The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 2.
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  • Lil Wayne helps Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko outfit ch…

    Lil Wayne helps Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko outfit children attending his basketball camp

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    Ball Don't Lie launched a little attack on rapper Lil Wayne last spring when he, like Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea, was denied the star treatment by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The recording artist didn't plan things out beforehand and expected to r…
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  • Tim Duncan Showed Marc Gasol He’s Still The West’s Top Dog

    Tim Duncan Showed Marc Gasol He’s Still The West’s Top Dog

    dimemag.com Dec 3, 2012
    It’s been said enough to be cliche that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But you can teach a younger-ish dog old tricks, so maybe that’s the bright side to Tim Duncan‘s play against Marc Gasol on Saturday night. Maybe the Big Fundamental pro
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  • Kobe Bryant Calls Out Pau Gasol: “Put Your Big-Boy Pants On”

    Kobe Bryant Calls Out Pau Gasol: “Put Your Big-Boy Pants On”

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Kobe Bryant‘s year of tossing media grenades rolls on. This time, Pau Gasol is catching the Mamba’s wrath. After last night’s frustrating loss to the Orlando Magic, a game that saw Gasol on the bench during crunch time for the second time in the las
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  • LeBron James is Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Sportsman of the Year

    LeBron James is Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Sportsman of the Year

    Cynics should be taking Sports Illustrated's choice to award LeBron James with the Sportsman of the Year award as their initial instinct suggests. Other athletes, other bad dudes and dudettes, have taken in more scorn. Other athletes have been the focus…
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  • Randy Wittman’s mom, like all Wizards fans, wants to know when …

    Randy Wittman’s mom, like all Wizards fans, wants to know when John Wall’s coming back

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    You guys aren't going to believe this, but getting one win didn't solve all of the Washington Wizards' issues. Following an 84-82 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers that gave the District dozen their first mark on the "W" side of the ledg…
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  • The 14 Strangest Fines, Ejections & Suspensions In NBA History

    The 14 Strangest Fines, Ejections & Suspensions In NBA History

    dimemag.com Dec 3, 2012
    Every year, NBA players, owners, coaches and general managers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. Not all of their philanthropy is voluntary. In the NBA, it’s a fineable offense to wear a headband upside down, to publicly criticize an of
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  • Barkley trains with Pacquiao in TNT special

    Barkley trains with Pacquiao in TNT special

    nba.com Dec 3, 2012
    Manny Pacquiao did some training with a heavyweight for his next bout: Charles Barkley.
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  • Copeland's Strides Give Knicks a New, Improved Look

    Copeland's Strides Give Knicks a New, Improved Look

    nytimes.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Knicks' Chris Copeland is one of the team's few players with a lot of room for improvement and he is making good on it lately.
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  • Anderson Varejao Deserves To Make The NBA All-Star Game

    Anderson Varejao Deserves To Make The NBA All-Star Game

    dimemag.com Dec 3, 2012
    In basketball, not everybody can be an elite player garnering accolades, fortune and fan adoration. No, some guys… actually most guys are role players largely going under the radar. Some are even more so cleverly defined as specialists. For the better p
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  • Sports Illustrated writers reflect on covering LeBron James

    Sports Illustrated writers reflect on covering LeBron James

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    Sportsman of the Year LeBron James first graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as a 17-year-old. In the decade since, the magazine has tracked his every move. Five writers look back.
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  • Kobe Bryant, after Lakers lose to Magic: ‘I’ll kick everybody’s…

    Kobe Bryant, after Lakers lose to Magic: ‘I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room’ if we don’t fix things

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers' Jekyll and Hyde act continued apace this weekend, with a Friday night blitzing (17 3-pointers, 54 percent shooting, a 28-and-20 performance by Dwight Howard and 122 points) of the Denver Nuggets giving way to a Sunday night stumb…
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  • The Lakers Pull A Disappearing Act Against The Magic; The Knick…

    The Lakers Pull A Disappearing Act Against The Magic; The Knicks Are On Fire At Home

    All of a sudden, visions of an otherwise forgettable Orlando-Golden State game last season jumped out to us during the Magic’s stunning win over the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday night. When it became clear Dwight Howard was going to be fouled by his
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  • The 3-Point Evolutions of Evan Turner and Rudy Gay

    The 3-Point Evolutions of Evan Turner and Rudy Gay

    grantland.com Dec 3, 2012
    The growing importance of the 3-point shot in today's NBA is hardly a secret. It has become an essential element for efficient team offense. Not only ...
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  • Video - Blazers Rally Past Bobcats For Win In OT 01:10

    Blazers Rally Past Bobcats For Win In OT

    Dec 3
    Blazers erase 18-point deficit and defeat Bobcats in OT, 118-112.
  • Video - LeBron James Sportsman Of The Year 03:36

    LeBron James Sportsman Of The Year

    Dec 3
    Brian Windhorst on LeBron James being named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Active Duty 05:33

    TrueHoop TV: Active Duty

    Dec 3
    Of all the ways to kick off a professional basketball career, serving in the Air Force in Afghanistan is one of the toughest. But that's exactly what Daniel Nwaelele did.
  • Video - JaVale McGee Lift Off 00:28

    JaVale McGee Lift Off

    Dec 3
    JaVale McGee finishes the alleey-oop with the one-handed slam.

Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessary

    Dec 3
    Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
  • West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 games

    Dec 3
    No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
  • Lee Jenkins: Magic make it personal by beating, embarrassing Howard in win

    Dec 3
    LOS ANGELES -- One by one, the Orlando Magic walked over to the Lakers bench, and embraced the amiable big man who left them in August. One by one, they chatted with him and laughed with him and showed how much they missed him. And then, one by one, the…