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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.
Share TweetGriffin, Paul propel Clippers over struggling Suns
Wade, LeBron help Heat wrap up 2-game skidUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetDwyane 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.
Bulls win 3rd in row, cool off Melo-less KnicksUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetMarco 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.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.
Garnett, Green lead way as Celtics rout SixersUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetKevin 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.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.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.
Cavs' Irving, Waiters may return vs. LakersUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetCavaliers 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.Source: nba.com
Anthony Will Sit for a Second Straight GameUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetA 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.Share TweetThe New York Knicks won't have Carmelo Anthony in the lineup on Saturday.
How Keyon Dooling Ended Up In A Mental HospitalUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetIn 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…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetIt’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 rSource: nydailynews.com
Celtics Take Long View on Draft PicksUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetWhen 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.
30 Seconds With Kenny SmithUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetKenny 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…
While Calling Game Involving Sub-.500 Team, Jeff Van Gundy Says Sub-.500 NBA Teams Shouldn't Be On TVUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetMidway 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 havSource: deadspin.com
Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Take Turns Torching L.A.; Andre Miller Is Mr. ClutchUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetRussell 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 fiSource: dimemag.com
Durant pours in 36 as Thunder win seventh straightUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetDurant pours in 36 as Thunder win seventh straightSource: CNNSI.comShare 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.
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Richard Jefferson find links with new scene around Barclays CenterUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetMark 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.Source: nydailynews.com
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.