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McGee, Nuggets withstand late Raptors rallyCorey 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.Upvote Share Tweet
The Gift For The Grizzlies Fan Who Has Everything: A $13,000 Practice Basketball Courtdeadspin.com Updated 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…Upvote Share TweetRyan 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Karl hit hard by friend Majerus' deathDenver 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.Upvote Share TweetLakers guard Steve Blake will undergo laparoscopic surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn abdominal muscle and will miss at least six to eight weeks.Upvote Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Hey Believerdeadspin.com Updated Dec 3, 2012Thank 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 »Upvote Share TweetSince 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Deron Williams has his own personal beat writersWe 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…Upvote Share TweetA 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Marcin Gortat receives instructions on how to make himself a mooseNo, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Love catches up with his father while wearing old man makeup, looks creepily like his old man (VIDEO)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…Upvote Share Tweet
Dwight Howard might be willing to leave Lakers in free agency this summer in pursuit of a championshipAfter 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Nets' Johnson, Grizzlies' Hollins named Coaches of the MonthThe 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.Upvote Share TweetRip Hamilton has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot and is out indefinitely.Upvote Share Tweet
Anthony, Durant named conference Players of the WeekThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Lil Wayne helps Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko outfit children attending his basketball campBall 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Tim Duncan Showed Marc Gasol He’s Still The West’s Top DogIt’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 proUpvote Share TweetKobe 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 lasUpvote Share TweetCynics 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…Upvote Share TweetYou 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The 14 Strangest Fines, Ejections & Suspensions In NBA HistoryEvery 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 ofUpvote Share Tweet
Barkley trains with Pacquiao in TNT specialManny Pacquiao did some training with a heavyweight for his next bout: Charles Barkley.Upvote Share Tweet
Copeland's Strides Give Knicks a New, Improved Looknytimes.com Updated Dec 3, 2012The 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.Upvote Share TweetIn 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 pUpvote Share Tweet
Sports Illustrated writers reflect on covering LeBron JamesCNNSI.com Updated Dec 3, 2012Sportsman 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe Bryant, after Lakers lose to Magic: ‘I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room’ if we don’t fix thingsThe 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…Upvote Share TweetAll 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 hisUpvote Share Tweet
The 3-Point Evolutions of Evan Turner and Rudy Gaygrantland.com Updated Dec 3, 2012The 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 ...Upvote Share Tweet
Blazers Rally Past Bobcats For Win In OTDec 3Blazers erase 18-point deficit and defeat Bobcats in OT, 118-112.
LeBron James Sportsman Of The YearDec 3Brian Windhorst on LeBron James being named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
TrueHoop TV: Active DutyDec 3Of 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.
JaVale McGee Lift OffDec 3JaVale McGee finishes the alleey-oop with the one-handed slam.
East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessaryDec 3Shorten 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 gamesDec 3No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
Lee Jenkins: Magic make it personal by beating, embarrassing Howard in winDec 3LOS 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…