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Randolph carries Grizzlies past Suns in OT

Randolph carries Grizzlies past Suns in OT

ESPN.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
Zach Randolph had 38 points and 22 rebounds, setting season highs in both categories, to carry the Memphis Grizzlies down the stretch and in overtime for a 108-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
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  • Thunder hold off Nets for sixth straight win

    Thunder hold off Nets for sixth straight win

    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.
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  • Wizards stun Heat despite Lebron's triple-double

    Wizards stun Heat despite Lebron's triple-double

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 4, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Wolves race to early lead, cruise past 76ers

    Wolves race to early lead, cruise past 76ers

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Josh Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
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  • Kobe says he loves ailing Gasol 'like a brother'

    Kobe says he loves ailing Gasol 'like a brother'

    Amid 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.
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  • Report: The New Orleans Hornets Will Soon Become The New Orlean…

    Report: The New Orleans Hornets Will Soon Become The New Orleans Pelicans

    deadspin.com ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Marc 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 s
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  • Rajon Rondo spent his suspension in Mexico, learned nothing (VI…

    Rajon Rondo spent his suspension in Mexico, learned nothing (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    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 …
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  • Kevin Love plays the saxophone so Minnesotans will donate their…

    Kevin Love plays the saxophone so Minnesotans will donate their coats (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    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 …
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  • Kaman: Sterling's spending the key for Clippers

    Kaman: Sterling's spending the key for Clippers

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Dallas 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.
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  • Cavs' Varejao's trade value skyrocketing with big year

    Cavs' Varejao's trade value skyrocketing with big year

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Cavs' Varejao's trade value skyrocketing with big year
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  • Tracy McGrady and Stephon Marbury are annoyed with the Chinese …

    Tracy McGrady and Stephon Marbury are annoyed with the Chinese Basketball Association’s rules and regulations

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    As 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…
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  • Create-a-Caption: Ronny Turiaf is disconsolate

    Create-a-Caption: Ronny Turiaf is disconsolate

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    I'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…
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  • Eddy Curry Has A Clothing Company Called ZooHigh, Because "…

    Eddy Curry Has A Clothing Company Called ZooHigh, Because "Animals Are Almost Just As Dope As Humans"

    deadspin.com Dec 4, 2012
    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…
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  • 5-on-5: Aftermath of the Stern/Spurs drama

    5-on-5: Aftermath of the Stern/Spurs drama

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Roundtable: We discuss the incident involving Pop, the Spurs and Stern's ruling
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  • Andrei Kirilenko Is Back - Maybe

    Andrei Kirilenko Is Back - Maybe

    dimemag.com Dec 4, 2012
    The 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…
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  • What Will Football Look Like 50 Years From Now?

    What Will Football Look Like 50 Years From Now?

    deadspin.com Dec 4, 2012
    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 »
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Jim Petersen

    The 10-man rotation, starring Jim Petersen

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 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: MinnPost. "Wolves color commentat…
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  • Cavs bring forward Jones back from D-League

    Cavs bring forward Jones back from D-League

    nba.com Dec 4, 2012
    The struggling Cavaliers have recalled forward Kevin Jones.
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  • A Fan At The Dennis Rodman Viewing Party Experience Got Rodman'…

    A Fan At The Dennis Rodman Viewing Party Experience Got Rodman's Autograph Tattooed On His Arm

    deadspin.com Dec 4, 2012
    Last 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 th
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  • Derrick Rose, according to one source, could be a few weeks awa…

    Derrick Rose, according to one source, could be a few weeks away from practicing. This might not be great news for Bulls fans

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    You 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 thi
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  • Thunder Bet on Ibaka, and It Paid Off

    Thunder Bet on Ibaka, and It Paid Off

    nytimes.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Thunder signed Serge Ibaka and then traded James Harden to Houston, which turned out well for both teams and players.
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  • Lopez, Evans to miss Nets game vs. Thunder

    Lopez, Evans to miss Nets game vs. Thunder

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    NEW 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.
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  • Byron Mullens hammers huge dunk on LaMarcus Aldridge - no, seri…

    Byron Mullens hammers huge dunk on LaMarcus Aldridge - no, seriously - but Blazers beat Bobcats in OT (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    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…
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  • Blake Griffin Explodes Against The Jazz; Air Jordan XX8 Reveale…

    Blake Griffin Explodes Against The Jazz; Air Jordan XX8 Revealed

    dimemag.com Dec 4, 2012
    It’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 s
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  • Daily Dime: Kevin Arnovitz scouts top rookies in action Monda……

    Daily Dime: Kevin Arnovitz scouts top rookies in action Monda…

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Kevin Arnovitz scouts top rookies in action Monday.
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  • Davis, Afflalo help propel Magic past Warriors

    Davis, Afflalo help propel Magic past Warriors

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Glen 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.
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  • NBA Countdown: Stock Up, Stock Down

    NBA Countdown: Stock Up, Stock Down

    grantland.com Dec 4, 2012
    Michael Wilbon, Bill Simmons, and Jalen Rose tell you whose NBA stock they're selling and buying.
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  • Video - Kobe's 39 Points Not Enough As Rockets Top Lakers 01:08

    Kobe's 39 Points Not Enough As Rockets Top Lakers

    Dec 4
    Rockets sneak past Lakers, 107-105.
  • Video - Thunder Top Nets For Sixth Straight Win 01:01

    Thunder Top Nets For Sixth Straight Win

    Dec 4
    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 57 points in Thunder's 117-111 win over Nets.
  • Video - Coast to Coast: Shortened Season? 05:21

    Coast to Coast: Shortened Season?

    Dec 4
    With 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.
  • Video - Wolves Blow Out 76ers 00:54

    Wolves Blow Out 76ers

    Dec 4
    Kevin Love fails to record a double-double for the first time this season, as Timberwolves roll to 105-88 win over 76ers.

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    Dec 4
    After a summer of moves, Atlanta is off to a surprising start, writes Brian Windhorst.
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    Dec 4
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