This is the December 6, 2012 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points, and the New York Knicks connected on 18 3-pointers to more than offset the absence of Carmelo Anthony while topping the Miami Heat 112-92 on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Beasts Of The East: Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win o…Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win over the Heat, but is not in the lineup because of stitches on his hand. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to Washington. Follow here.Upvote Share Tweet
Anthony Sits One OutAfter getting stitches for a cut finger, Carmelo Anthony was told by Coach Mike Woodson to sit out Thursday's game against the Miami Heat.Upvote Share TweetCarmelo Anthony will not play in the New York Knicks' game against the Miami Heat on Thursday night, one day after getting five stitches in the middle finger of his left hand.Upvote Share TweetThe Portland Trail Blazers have laid off three longtime executives.Upvote Share TweetAt this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…Upvote Share TweetFormer NBA star Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $500,000 in overdue child support to his ex-wife.Upvote Share Tweet
Wolves find success with international playersnba.com Updated Dec 6, 2012The cold, snowy climate in Minnesota has always been considered a hindrance to the Timberwolves' efforts to recruit top-flight free agents to join them. American players seem more enamored with the sun in Los Angeles, the sand in Miami or lights in New …Upvote Share Tweet
David Stern would like to stamp out ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tacticsBack when Shaquille O'Neal was the most dominant force in the NBA, several teams utilized the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy that essentially turned every Los Angeles Lakers possession into an opportunity to see a gigantic man attempt to shoot a ball …Upvote Share TweetWith Lakers guard Kobe Bryant becoming the fifth and fastest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, Dime is looking at all angles of the five-time champion’s career today. (Hey, we already called him the greatest player since 2000.) It’s equalUpvote Share Tweet
And the Award for Most Flops Goes To ...Gerald Wallace and Reggie Evans of the Nets have been cited for two flopping violations each. The rest of the N.B.A. has been cited five times.Upvote Share Tweet
Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still OutReggie Evans of the Nets is expected to play Friday against the Warriors. Brook Lopez will miss at least one more game.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Anderson Varejao and his future in ClevelandA 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: The Point Forward. Ben Golliver and Ro…Upvote Share TweetSo it looks like the New Orleans Hornets are going to change their name to become the Pelicans. You look around, and there are a bunch of smartasses making fun of this new name. Oh, a pelican, that's intimidating, they sneer. Well, here's what's up. The…Upvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizontalThe Los Angeles Clippers had a little bit of fun at the expense of the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, with some loose Dallas passing and some tight L.A. defense - 18 Clipper steals, 22 Maverick turnovers, 26 Clipper points - led to the likes ofUpvote Share Tweet
LeBron James’ phone wallpaper is a Photoshopped picture of LeBron and Michael Jordan battling each other (PHOTO)Of course LeBron James has a Photoshopped picture of him playing basketball against Michael Jordan as the wallpaper on his smartphone. That's what proud and respectable athletes that enjoy the game they play with access to such technology do. And of cou…Upvote Share Tweet
Rob Mahoney: Bryant's altered approach fosters massive production and peak efficiencyCritics remain divided on Kobe Bryant's scoring prowess. But a new offensive approach has Bryant playing the best basketball of his career -- and that's indisputable, says Rob Mahoney.Upvote Share TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, coasting to a 103-87 win over the Don't-Call-Me-Pelicans behind a record-setting performance from Kobe Bryant, strong second-half pressure defense and a combined 11-of-21 mark from be…Upvote Share Tweet
Andrew Bynum is pictured by fans in public working at his new, safer, hobby: Pop-a-Shot basketballPhiladelphia 76ers center (technically, we suppose, as he's yet to play a minute with the team) Andrew Bynum has been roundly criticized of late for deciding to subject his oft-injured and surgically-beaten knees to the slicked-up hardwood of local bowl…Upvote Share Tweet
Roy Hibbert hiked up his shorts to hide blood on his jersey late in Pacers win over Blazers (VIDEO)With 4 1/2 minutes to play in Wednesday night's matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers - a game the Pacers had led by 18 points just seven minutes earlier, but that Portland had tightened up thanks to a 21-9 run - Pacers centerUpvote Share Tweet
This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpressed By Last Night's Performancedeadspin.com Updated Dec 6, 2012Last night's 112-90 Clippers win over the Mavericks was a performance the AP called "dominating" and one that featured a series of spectacular dunks and lobs-one of which we've already featured this morning. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved PlayerBesides Jrue Holiday of the 76ers, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers and Larry Sanders of the Bucks, in their third years, have made larger contributions to their teams this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Jamal Crawford's Tightly Wound Alley-Oop To DeAndre Jordan Was Spectaculardeadspin.com Updated Dec 6, 2012Alley-oops are eye-catching because they occupy so much space and time. The lob pass goes up, the finisher readies himself to take off, and we get time to watch it all unfold as anticipation for the big finale builds. More »Upvote Share Tweet
J.R. Smith made a game-winner in extremely J.R. Smith fashion (VIDEO)New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith is a handful, the sort of player who can make eight 3-pointers in a game and then immediately come back the next week and miss all but one of his shots, make ill-advised decisions in big moments, and get in a screaming m…Upvote Share TweetBlake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists, propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to their fourth straight victory, 112-90 over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over HornetsLakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over HornetsUpvote Share Tweet
Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the BobcatsRaymond Felton, who sustained a bruised left thumb in a victory against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, decided not to skip Wednesday's game, playing with bandages taped on his hand for part of the game.Upvote Share Tweet
Mavs' Nowitzki starts running, still weeks awayDallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki resumed basketball activity Wednesday but remains weeks away from making his season debut.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Dec 6, 2012The Atlanta Hawks should be one of those NBA teams whose present doesn't really matter. There are a depressing number of such teams when you really st...Upvote Share Tweet
Double Alley-Oop To LeBronDec 6Ray Allen tosses the ball downcourt to Dwyane Wade who alley-oops it to LeBron James for the two-handed slam.
Stern Stands By Spurs' FineDec 6Marc Stein discusses NBA David Stern's comments calling the $250,000 fine of the San Antonio Spurs justified.
TrueHoop TV: Gasol LatestDec 6Henry Abbott with Marc Stein on potential trade suitors for Pau Gasol, and if the Lakers are willing to part with Gasol before Steve Nash returns.
Mayo, Mavericks Edge SunsDec 6O.J. Mayo scored 23 points to lead the Mavericks to a 97-94 win over the Suns.
LeBron James, Miami Heat are feeling sense of urgencyDec 7MIAMI -- Nearly an hour after the Miami Heat had taken a second early-season beating from the New York Knicks, LeBron James walked into an empty locke...
NBA -- What scouts are sayingDec 6Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
Ian Thomsen: Appreciate Heat now, as upcoming tax threatens a potential dy…Dec 6Whether you love or hate the Miami Heat, you ought to appreciate their runs at the championship over the next two seasons. Because owner Micky Arison may not be able to afford his team by 2014-15.