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Nicholson, Magic send Suns to 7th straight loss

Nicholson, Magic send Suns to 7th straight loss

ESPN.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
Rookie Andrew Nicholson scored nine of his career-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic pulled away to hand the Phoenix Suns their seventh loss in a row, 98-90 on Sunday night.
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  • Spurs' Jackson fined for hostile tweet to Ibaka

    Spurs' Jackson fined for hostile tweet to Ibaka

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    San Antonio's Stephen Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA Sunday for a "hostile statement" he sent to the Thunder's Serge Ibaka over Twitter.
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  • Spurs' Jackson fined $25K for 'hostile' tweet

    Spurs' Jackson fined $25K for 'hostile' tweet

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Stephen Jackson of the San Antonio Spurs has been fined $25,000 for issuing a hostile statement directed to Serge Ibaka in a Twitter message, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
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  • Melo returns with 34, Knicks still perfect at MSG

    Melo returns with 34, Knicks still perfect at MSG

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 9, 2012
    Carmelo Anthony returned from a two-game absence with 34 points against his former team, and the New York Knicks beat the Denver Nuggets 112-106 on Sunday night to remain the NBA's lone unbeaten team at home.
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  • Durant's 27 pace Thunder to 8th straight victory

    Durant's 27 pace Thunder to 8th straight victory

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Kevin Martin added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 104-93 on Sunday night for their eighth straight win.
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  • Jennings, Bucks withstand Nets' late rally

    Jennings, Bucks withstand Nets' late rally

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Brandon Jennings scored 26 points, Monta Ellis had 24 points and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood Brooklyn's fourth-quarter rally in a 97-88 victory over the Nets on Sunday night.
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: There You Are

    Deadspin Up All Night: There You Are

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. There's still The Lions and Packers and a handful of NBA action, so settle in. We'll be around. More »
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  • Clippers' bench puts Raptors away in fourth

    Clippers' bench puts Raptors away in fourth

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss.
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  • Raptors at crossroads as GM Colangelo rips team

    Raptors at crossroads as GM Colangelo rips team

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    Things are going from bad to worse for the struggling Raptors. GM Bryan Colangelo is fed up and Andrea Bargnani seems disinterested. This is a team at a crossroads, says Ben Golliver.
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  • Nets admit Lopez healing slower than expected

    Nets admit Lopez healing slower than expected

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson admitted Sunday that center Brook Lopez is recovering slower from a mild right foot sprain than the team initially expected.
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  • Bobcats sign forward Adrien, waive guard Higgins

    Bobcats sign forward Adrien, waive guard Higgins

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins says the team has waived son Cory Higgins and signed forward Jeff Adrien.
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  • Nets' Evans, Knowing Focus Is on Him, Tries to Stay on His Feet

    Nets' Evans, Knowing Focus Is on Him, Tries to Stay on His Feet

    nytimes.com Dec 9, 2012
    A top rebounder, Reggie Evans is also viewed as one of the most shameless floppers. It's a reputation he somewhat embraces, even as he tries to evade scrutiny in this new era of flopping prohibition.
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  • D'Antoni: Gasol will start for Lakers upon return

    D'Antoni: Gasol will start for Lakers upon return

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol missed his fourth straight game because of knee tendinitis Sunday against the Utah Jazz, but whenever he is able to return he won't be coming off the bench.
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  • Spurs total 132, set 3-point mark in rout of 'Cats

    Spurs total 132, set 3-point mark in rout of 'Cats

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    Spurs total 132, set 3-point mark in rout of 'Cats
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  • Meet AJ Matthews, The 7-1 NBA Talent Playing At Farmingdale Sta…

    Meet AJ Matthews, The 7-1 NBA Talent Playing At Farmingdale State Because No One Told Him About The SATs

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    Yahoo recently published a profile of AJ Matthews, Farmingdale State center and favorite for Division III player of the year. It shouldn't be surprising that he's kicking ass at Farmingdale State-he's 7-1 and athletic, a late-comer to basketball but als
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  • Blake Griffin Destroys Phoenix; O.J. Mayo Wins A Scoring Showdo…

    Blake Griffin Destroys Phoenix; O.J. Mayo Wins A Scoring Showdown With James Harden

    dimemag.com Dec 9, 2012
    With talent comes the luxury of not always needing to play hard. For the Clippers, this is a gift and a curse. The only thing they’ve really been consistent with this year is being inconsistent, and despite a recent four-game winning streak, their recor
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  • Mike Woodson making the difference for NY Knicks this season

    Mike Woodson making the difference for NY Knicks this season

    nydailynews.com Dec 9, 2012
    A fast-running 32-11 through Saturday night’s physical loss to the Bulls, that’s what it is. You know what other coach in the league has a record like that over the same half-season in the NBA? Gregg Popovich, because the Spurs are an amazing 36-7 ove
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  • Bulls' Rose reportedly nearing return to practice court

    Bulls' Rose reportedly nearing return to practice court

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    Bulls' Rose reportedly nearing return to practice court
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  • Stayin' Alive: Behind Tom Thibodeau's stingy defense and solid …

    Stayin' Alive: Behind Tom Thibodeau's stingy defense and solid p…

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    Behind Tom Thibodeau's stingy defense and solid play from role players filling in in the backcourt, the Bulls won 93-85, ending the Knicks' five-game winning streak.
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  • Video - Nicholson Leads Magic Past Suns 00:58

    Nicholson Leads Magic Past Suns

    Dec 9
    Rookie Andrew Nicholson scores 19 points in Magic's 98-90 win over Suns.
  • Video - Carmelo Drops 34 In Return 01:11

    Carmelo Drops 34 In Return

    Dec 9
    Knicks improve to 8-0 at home with 112-106 win over the Nuggets.
  • Video - Thunder Capture Eighth Straight Win 00:59

    Thunder Capture Eighth Straight Win

    Dec 9
    Kevin Martin contributes 24 points off the bench to help Thunder to 104-93 win over Pacers.
  • Video - Nets Lose 4th Straight 01:03

    Nets Lose 4th Straight

    Dec 9
    Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 50 points to lead the Bucks past the Nets 97-88.

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