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Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Brooklyn Nets 117-111 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.Share TweetThe Wizards doubled their victory total this season with a 105-101 win over the Heat on Tuesday night, despite LeBron James' triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.Share TweetJosh Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.Share TweetAmid rising pressure and growing trade speculation smothering the ailing Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant offered his strongest public support to date to back the Spaniard with whom he has won two NBA championships.Share TweetMarc J. Spears says it, so it must be so: The New Orleans Hornets will soon become the New Orleans Pelicans. It's a nice little name, and it's battle-tested-the New Orleans baseball Pelicans existed most every season from 1887 until 1959-so it won't sShare Tweet
Rajon Rondo spent his suspension in Mexico, learned nothing (VIDEO)Last week, the NBA suspended Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo for two games after he attacked and shoved Brooklyn Nets big man Kris Humphries during an altercation with Kevin Garnett. It was the response everyone suspected, and perhaps even a bit …Share Tweet
Kevin Love plays the saxophone so Minnesotans will donate their coats (VIDEO)For five years, Kevin Love has spent his holiday season trying to help the less fortunate citizens of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area by collecting and donating winter coats. It's an important issue is in his professional home, where temperatures can dip …Share Tweet
Kaman: Sterling's spending the key for ClippersDallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman, who spent the first eight years of his NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers, believes his former team can go from "the worst possible franchise in the NBA and all of sports history" to one of the best.Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012Cavs' Varejao's trade value skyrocketing with big yearShare Tweet
Tracy McGrady and Stephon Marbury are annoyed with the Chinese Basketball Association’s rules and regulationsAs with any of these reports, the translation has to be considered well before we judge either side of this possible conflagration. Assuming there is one to begin with. Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady plays in China now, for the Chinese Basketball Ass…Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Ronny Turiaf is disconsolateI'm sorry, Ronny Turiaf. But with rookie sensation Robert Sacre being recalled from the D-League by the Los Angeles Lakers, you're no longer the unquestioned best Gonzaga-bred dance celebrator on an L.A.-based NBA franchise. I know it's difficult for yo…Share Tweet
Eddy Curry Has A Clothing Company Called ZooHigh, Because "Animals Are Almost Just As Dope As Humans"Big man Eddy Curry has a lot of free time on his hands after playing only two games for the Dallas Mavericks this season before being released. Being a free agent has led Curry to devote more attention to Zoo High, his clothing company. Zoo High has bee…Share TweetRoundtable: We discuss the incident involving Pop, the Spurs and Stern's rulingShare Tweet
Andrei Kirilenko Is Back - Maybedimemag.com Dec 4, 2012The Minnesota Timberwolves and their often-ridiculed general manager, David Kahn, signed Andrei Kirilenko this offseason for about $20 million for two seasons. After an incredible beginning to his career with the Utah Jazz during the inchoate millennium…Share Tweet
What Will Football Look Like 50 Years From Now?Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering urinal farts, NBA penalty boxes, and more. More »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: MinnPost. "Wolves color commentat…Share Tweet
Cavs bring forward Jones back from D-Leaguenba.com Dec 4, 2012The struggling Cavaliers have recalled forward Kevin Jones.Share Tweet
A Fan At The Dennis Rodman Viewing Party Experience Got Rodman's Autograph Tattooed On His ArmLast week, we told you about the Dennis Rodman Viewing Party Experience, a LivingSocial deal that let you watch an NBA game at a Chicago bar with Dennis Rodman for only $59-or $129, if you wanted the VIP treatment. Fifty-one fans showed up, and among thShare Tweet
Derrick Rose, according to one source, could be a few weeks away from practicing. This might not be great news for Bulls fansYou can see this grain of salt from miles away. From wherever you pick up the Damen bus, number 50, in order to shuffle your way to the United Center. Some lone "NBA source" - a single person - is speculating that some members of the Chicago Bulls thiShare Tweet
Thunder Bet on Ibaka, and It Paid Offnytimes.com Dec 4, 2012The Thunder signed Serge Ibaka and then traded James Harden to Houston, which turned out well for both teams and players.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez and Reggie Evans will miss Brooklyn's game against Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, leaving the Nets without their leading scorer and top rebounder.Share Tweet
Byron Mullens hammers huge dunk on LaMarcus Aldridge - no, seriously - but Blazers beat Bobcats in OT (VIDEO)As we noted when discussing his surprise at being double-teamed in the post by the Milwaukee Bucks a couple of weeks back, Charlotte Bobcats forward Byron Mullens isn't exactly known for his work in the paint. The 23-year-old 7-footer has been used larg…Share Tweetdimemag.com Dec 4, 2012It’s not that Blake Griffin is having a bad season. It’s just that he hasn’t been THAT Blake Griffin, the guy who breaks souls, backboards, YouTube view counts and the player who single-handedly helped make SportsCenter worthwhile for the past two sShare Tweet
Daily Dime: Kevin Arnovitz scouts top rookies in action Monda…Kevin Arnovitz scouts top rookies in action Monday.Share Tweet
Davis, Afflalo help propel Magic past WarriorsGlen Davis and Arron Afflalo scored 24 points apiece, and the Orlando Magic outlasted the Golden State Warriors 102-94 on Monday night for their second straight victory.Share Tweet
NBA Countdown: Stock Up, Stock Downgrantland.com Dec 4, 2012Michael Wilbon, Bill Simmons, and Jalen Rose tell you whose NBA stock they're selling and buying.Share Tweet
Kobe's 39 Points Not Enough As Rockets Top LakersDec 4Rockets sneak past Lakers, 107-105.
Thunder Top Nets For Sixth Straight WinDec 4Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 57 points in Thunder's 117-111 win over Nets.
Coast to Coast: Shortened Season?Dec 4With teams looking for ways to rest their players, is it time to rethink the NBA's 82-game schedule? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez debate.
Wolves Blow Out 76ersDec 4Kevin Love fails to record a double-double for the first time this season, as Timberwolves roll to 105-88 win over 76ers.