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Melo-less Knicks ease by Heat behind Felton

Melo-less Knicks ease by Heat behind Felton

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
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.
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  • Beasts Of The East: Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November…

    Beasts Of The East: Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win o…

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    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.
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  • Anthony Sits One Out

    Anthony Sits One Out

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    After getting stitches for a cut finger, Carmelo Anthony was told by Coach Mike Woodson to sit out Thursday's game against the Miami Heat.
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  • Knicks' Anthony out vs. Heat with finger injury

    Knicks' Anthony out vs. Heat with finger injury

    nba.com yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    Carmelo 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.
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  • Trail Blazers lay off three longtime executives

    Trail Blazers lay off three longtime executives

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Portland Trail Blazers have laid off three longtime executives.
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  • Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Lakers went to see “Lincoln”

    Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Lakers went to see “Lincoln”

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    At 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…
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  • Rodman in contempt of court, must pay $500K

    Rodman in contempt of court, must pay $500K

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Former 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.
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  • Wolves find success with international players

    Wolves find success with international players

    nba.com Dec 6, 2012
    The 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 …
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  • David Stern would like to stamp out ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tactics

    David Stern would like to stamp out ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tactics

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    Back 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 …
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  • The 10 Best Personal Rivalries Of Kobe Bryant’s Career

    The 10 Best Personal Rivalries Of Kobe Bryant’s Career

    With 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 equal
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  • And the Award for Most Flops Goes To ...

    And the Award for Most Flops Goes To ...

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    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.
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  • Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still Out

    Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still Out

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Reggie Evans of the Nets is expected to play Friday against the Warriors. Brook Lopez will miss at least one more game.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Anderson Varejao and his future i…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Anderson Varejao and his future in Cleveland

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 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: The Point Forward. Ben Golliver and Ro…
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  • Fuck You, Pelicans Are Awesome: A Defense Of The NBA's Best New…

    Fuck You, Pelicans Are Awesome: A Defense Of The NBA's Best New Team Name

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    So 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…
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  • Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizo…

    Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizontal

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    The 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 of
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  • LeBron James’ phone wallpaper is a Photoshopped picture of LeBr…

    LeBron James’ phone wallpaper is a Photoshopped picture of LeBron and Michael Jordan battling each other (PHOTO)

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    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…
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  • Rob Mahoney: Bryant's altered approach fosters massive producti…

    Rob Mahoney: Bryant's altered approach fosters massive production and peak efficiency

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Critics 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.
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  • Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors…

    Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors and Wolves, as they should

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Andrew Bynum is pictured by fans in public working at his new, …

    Andrew Bynum is pictured by fans in public working at his new, safer, hobby: Pop-a-Shot basketball

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    Philadelphia 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…
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  • Roy Hibbert hiked up his shorts to hide blood on his jersey lat…

    Roy Hibbert hiked up his shorts to hide blood on his jersey late in Pacers win over Blazers (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    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 center
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  • This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpresse…

    This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpressed By Last Night's Performance

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    Last 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 »
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  • Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved Player

    Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved Player

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Besides 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.
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  • Jamal Crawford's Tightly Wound Alley-Oop To DeAndre Jordan Was …

    Jamal Crawford's Tightly Wound Alley-Oop To DeAndre Jordan Was Spectacular

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    Alley-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 »
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  • J.R. Smith made a game-winner in extremely J.R. Smith fashion (…

    J.R. Smith made a game-winner in extremely J.R. Smith fashion (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    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…
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  • Griffin, Clippers roll Mavs for fourth straight win

    Griffin, Clippers roll Mavs for fourth straight win

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Blake 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.
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  • Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets

    Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets
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  • Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the Bobcats

    Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the Bobcats

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Raymond 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.
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  • Mavs' Nowitzki starts running, still weeks away

    Mavs' Nowitzki starts running, still weeks away

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki resumed basketball activity Wednesday but remains weeks away from making his season debut.
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  • An Eye on the Hawks: The Atlanta Hawks should be one of those N…

    An Eye on the Hawks: The Atlanta Hawks should be one of those NBA team…

    grantland.com Dec 6, 2012
    The 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...
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  • Video - Double Alley-Oop To LeBron 00:32

    Double Alley-Oop To LeBron

    Dec 6
    Ray Allen tosses the ball downcourt to Dwyane Wade who alley-oops it to LeBron James for the two-handed slam.
  • Video - Stern Stands By Spurs' Fine 03:45

    Stern Stands By Spurs' Fine

    Dec 6
    Marc Stein discusses NBA David Stern's comments calling the $250,000 fine of the San Antonio Spurs justified.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest 06:02

    TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest

    Dec 6
    Henry 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.
  • Video - Mayo, Mavericks Edge Suns 01:06

    Mayo, Mavericks Edge Suns

    Dec 6
    O.J. Mayo scored 23 points to lead the Mavericks to a 97-94 win over the Suns.

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