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Mayo, Mavs spoil McHale's return to Rockets

Mayo, Mavs spoil McHale's return to Rockets

ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Updated Dec 8, 2012
O.J. Mayo scored 40 points, including 10 in the last three minutes, to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 116-109 victory over the Rockets on Saturday night in coach Kevin McHale's return to the Houston bench.
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  • Griffin, Paul propel Clippers over struggling Suns

    Griffin, Paul propel Clippers over struggling Suns

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    Griffin, Paul propel Clippers over struggling Suns
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  • Wade, LeBron help Heat wrap up 2-game skid

    Wade, LeBron help Heat wrap up 2-game skid

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, LeBron James finished with 24 points and seven assists, and the Miami Heat snapped a two-game slide by topping the New Orleans Hornets 106-90 on Saturday night.
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  • Bulls win 3rd in row, cool off Melo-less Knicks

    Bulls win 3rd in row, cool off Melo-less Knicks

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    Marco Belinelli and Luol Deng scored 22 points apiece as the Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks 93-85 on Saturday night, snapping New York's five-game winning streak.
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  • Hawks stay hot with ninth win in last 10 games

    Hawks stay hot with ninth win in last 10 games

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    Josh Smith had 24 points, Lou Williams scored 18 of his 21 in the second half, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-83 on Saturday night.
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  • Garnett, Green lead way as Celtics rout Sixers

    Garnett, Green lead way as Celtics rout Sixers

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    Kevin Garnett scored 19 points, Jeff Green added 16, and the Boston Celtics won the back end of a home-and-home with Philadelphia, beating the 76ers 92-79 on Saturday night.
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  • Spurs can team-record 19 3s, roll past Bobcats

    Spurs can team-record 19 3s, roll past Bobcats

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 8, 2012
    Danny Green scored 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs set a franchise record with 19 3-pointers to hand the Charlotte Bobcats their seventh straight defeat, 132-102 on Saturday night.
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  • Lee leads Warriors to third straight road win

    Lee leads Warriors to third straight road win

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    David Lee had 24 points and 17 rebounds, Klay Thompson added 23 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 101-97 on Saturday night for their third straight road win.
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  • Cavs' Irving, Waiters may return vs. Lakers

    Cavs' Irving, Waiters may return vs. Lakers

    nba.com Dec 8, 2012
    Cavaliers coach Byron Scott is hopeful Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters can play in Cleveland's next game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, but said neither has been cleared by doctors to return.
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  • Anthony Will Sit for a Second Straight Game

    Anthony Will Sit for a Second Straight Game

    nytimes.com Dec 8, 2012
    A deep cut on Carmelo Anthony's left middle finger will keep him out of the Knicks' game Saturday against the Bulls. He hopes to return Sunday night against Denver.
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  • Melo out for Knicks-Bulls with lacerated finger

    Melo out for Knicks-Bulls with lacerated finger

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    The New York Knicks won't have Carmelo Anthony in the lineup on Saturday.
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  • How Keyon Dooling Ended Up In A Mental Hospital

    How Keyon Dooling Ended Up In A Mental Hospital

    deadspin.com Dec 8, 2012
    In November, David Aldridge wrote about the nervous breakdown Keyon Dooling suffered after he abruptly retired from the NBA just before the season. At 32, Dooling could have played another a few years and made a lot more money on a good Celtics team tha…
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  • Jeremy Lin and Mike D'Antoni to get mixed greetings when they f…

    Jeremy Lin and Mike D'Antoni to get mixed greetings when they face NY Knicks in Garden encores

    nydailynews.com Dec 8, 2012
    It’s not listed as an official date on the schedule, but the Knicks will be holding their version of Old-Home Week when Mike D’Antoni comes back to the Garden this Thursday and Jeremy Lin returns with the Rockets four days later. At the end of their r
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  • Celtics Take Long View on Draft Picks

    Celtics Take Long View on Draft Picks

    nytimes.com Dec 8, 2012
    When the Boston Celtics ended up with back-to-back picks in the first round of the 2012 N.B.A. draft, they had a rare opportunity to draft a player who was ready to contribute right away and one who was more of a project.
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  • 30 Seconds With Kenny Smith

    30 Seconds With Kenny Smith

    nytimes.com Dec 8, 2012
    Kenny Smith, a Queens native, was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 1987 with the sixth pick over all. During a 10-year N.B.A. career, Smith, a point guard, also played with Atlanta, Detroit, Orlando and Denver, and he was with Houston when the Rockets…
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  • While Calling Game Involving Sub-.500 Team, Jeff Van Gundy Says…

    While Calling Game Involving Sub-.500 Team, Jeff Van Gundy Says Sub-.500 NBA Teams Shouldn't Be On TV

    deadspin.com Dec 8, 2012
    Midway through last night's snoozer of a Lakers-Thunder matchup-one OKC walked away with to the tune of 114-108-ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy poked fun at competitor NBA TV's sub-par national broadcast lineup. He has a point; NBA TV's national games hav
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  • Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Take Turns Torching L.A.; An…

    Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Take Turns Torching L.A.; Andre Miller Is Mr. Clutch

    dimemag.com Dec 8, 2012
    Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant - when they’re both at their best as they were Friday night against the Lakers - don’t resemble so much a one-two punch combo as much as they do two flamethrowers. In the first half Westbrook’s 27 points and fi
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  • Durant pours in 36 as Thunder win seventh straight

    Durant pours in 36 as Thunder win seventh straight

    CNNSI.com Dec 8, 2012
    Durant pours in 36 as Thunder win seventh straight
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  • Westbrook, Thunder too much for Lakers

    Westbrook, Thunder too much for Lakers

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    Thanks to hot-shooting Russell Westbrook, the Thunder handled the Lakers 114-108. Once again, Oklahoma City proved to be a matchup nightmare for Los Angeles, says Ben Golliver.
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  • Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Richard Jefferson …

    Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Richard Jefferson find links with new scene around Barclays Center

    nydailynews.com Dec 8, 2012
    Mark Jackson and Richard Jefferson walked into Barclays Center on Friday night, each with his own special connection to the place and to the neighborhood. They were with the Golden State Warriors now, but both took a degree of pride in what they saw.
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  • Video - Heat Bounce Back Big 01:26

    Heat Bounce Back Big

    Dec 8
    Miami snaps a two-game slide behind a combined 50 points from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
  • Video - Warriors Hang On For Third Straight Win 01:01

    Warriors Hang On For Third Straight Win

    Dec 8
    Warriors top Wizards for their sixth win in seven games, 101-97.
  • Video - Knight Propels Pistons Past Cavs 01:02

    Knight Propels Pistons Past Cavs

    Dec 8
    Brandon Knight scores a career-high 30 points as Pistons hand the Cavs their fifth straight loss, 104-97.
  • Video - Bulls Stop Knicks without Carmelo 00:43

    Bulls Stop Knicks without Carmelo

    Dec 8
    Knicks' five-game win streak comes to an end with 93-85 loss to the Bulls.