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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.Share TweetStephen 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.Share TweetCarmelo 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.Share TweetKevin 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.Share Tweet
Jennings, Bucks withstand Nets' late rallyBrandon 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.Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: There You Aredeadspin.com Dec 9, 2012Thank 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 »Share Tweet
Clippers' bench puts Raptors away in fourthJamal 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.Share TweetThings 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.Share TweetBrooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson admitted Sunday that center Brook Lopez is recovering slower from a mild right foot sprain than the team initially expected.Share TweetBobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins says the team has waived son Cory Higgins and signed forward Jeff Adrien.Share Tweet
Nets' Evans, Knowing Focus Is on Him, Tries to Stay on His Feetnytimes.com Dec 9, 2012A 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.Share Tweet
D'Antoni: Gasol will start for Lakers upon returnLos 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.Share Tweet
Spurs total 132, set 3-point mark in rout of 'CatsSpurs total 132, set 3-point mark in rout of 'CatsShare Tweet
Meet AJ Matthews, The 7-1 NBA Talent Playing At Farmingdale State Because No One Told Him About The SATsdeadspin.com Dec 9, 2012Yahoo 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 alsShare Tweet
Blake Griffin Destroys Phoenix; O.J. Mayo Wins A Scoring Showdown With James Hardendimemag.com Dec 9, 2012With 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 recorShare Tweet
Mike Woodson making the difference for NY Knicks this seasonnydailynews.com Dec 9, 2012A 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 oveShare Tweet
Bulls' Rose reportedly nearing return to practice courtBulls' Rose reportedly nearing return to practice courtShare Tweet
Stayin' Alive: Behind Tom Thibodeau's stingy defense and solid p…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.Share Tweet
Nicholson Leads Magic Past SunsDec 9Rookie Andrew Nicholson scores 19 points in Magic's 98-90 win over Suns.
Carmelo Drops 34 In ReturnDec 9Knicks improve to 8-0 at home with 112-106 win over the Nuggets.
Thunder Capture Eighth Straight WinDec 9Kevin Martin contributes 24 points off the bench to help Thunder to 104-93 win over Pacers.
Nets Lose 4th StraightDec 9Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 50 points to lead the Bucks past the Nets 97-88.