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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Griffin, Paul propel Clippers over struggling SunsUpvote Share Tweet
Wade, LeBron help Heat wrap up 2-game skidDwyane 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls win 3rd in row, cool off Melo-less KnicksMarco 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.Upvote Share TweetJosh 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Garnett, Green lead way as Celtics rout SixersKevin 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.Upvote Share TweetDanny 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.Upvote Share TweetDavid 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Cavs' Irving, Waiters may return vs. Lakersnba.com Updated Dec 8, 2012Cavaliers 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Anthony Will Sit for a Second Straight GameA 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.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Knicks won't have Carmelo Anthony in the lineup on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
How Keyon Dooling Ended Up In A Mental Hospitaldeadspin.com Updated Dec 8, 2012In 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…Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Dec 8, 2012It’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 rUpvote Share Tweet
Celtics Take Long View on Draft PicksWhen 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.Upvote Share Tweet
30 Seconds With Kenny SmithKenny 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…Upvote Share Tweet
While Calling Game Involving Sub-.500 Team, Jeff Van Gundy Says Sub-.500 NBA Teams Shouldn't Be On TVdeadspin.com Updated Dec 8, 2012Midway 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 havUpvote Share Tweet
Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Take Turns Torching L.A.; Andre Miller Is Mr. Clutchdimemag.com Updated Dec 8, 2012Russell 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 fiUpvote Share Tweet
Durant pours in 36 as Thunder win seventh straightCNNSI.com Updated Dec 8, 2012Durant pours in 36 as Thunder win seventh straightUpvote Share TweetThanks 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Richard Jefferson find links with new scene around Barclays Centernydailynews.com Updated Dec 8, 2012Mark 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Heat Bounce Back BigDec 8Miami snaps a two-game slide behind a combined 50 points from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
Warriors Hang On For Third Straight WinDec 8Warriors top Wizards for their sixth win in seven games, 101-97.
Knight Propels Pistons Past CavsDec 8Brandon Knight scores a career-high 30 points as Pistons hand the Cavs their fifth straight loss, 104-97.
Bulls Stop Knicks without CarmeloDec 8Knicks' five-game win streak comes to an end with 93-85 loss to the Bulls.