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Mayo, Mavs ride 31-3 run to win against Kings

Mayo, Mavs ride 31-3 run to win against Kings

ESPN.com Updated Dec 10, 2012
O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and the Mavericks took control with 31-3 run in the first half to win their 17th straight regular-season home game against Sacramento with a 119-96 victory over the Kings on Monday night.
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  • Raptors' Bargnani injured in game against Blazers

    Raptors' Bargnani injured in game against Blazers

    nba.com Dec 10, 2012
    Forward Andrea Bargnani has left the Toronto Raptors' game at the Portland Trail Blazers with what appeared to be a right elbow injury.
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  • NY Knicks, winners of six of their last seven games, are team t…

    NY Knicks, winners of six of their last seven games, are team to beat in rematch with slumping Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center

    nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    Last time, just two weeks ago, the Knicks and Nets played as equals: Two local rivals on the rise, separated by a single game in the standings, both looking like contenders capable of carrying Miami to six games in a playoff series. The Nets were younge…
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  • Parker nets first triple-double in Spurs OT victory

    Parker nets first triple-double in Spurs OT victory

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    Parker nets first triple-double in Spurs OT victory
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  • Holiday scores 25 as Sixers put away Pistons

    Holiday scores 25 as Sixers put away Pistons

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Evan Turner had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Jrue Holiday scored 25 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 104-97 on Monday night.
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  • Heat pull away from Hawks in second half

    Heat pull away from Hawks in second half

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 26 and the Miami Heat pulled away in the second half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-92 on Monday night, improving to 10-1 at home this season.
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  • Rockets guard Harden out against Spurs

    Rockets guard Harden out against Spurs

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Houston Rockets guard James Harden missed Monday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs with a sprained right ankle.
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  • Curry exploits Bobcats to lift surging Warriors

    Curry exploits Bobcats to lift surging Warriors

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Stephen Curry put on a show for his hometown fans Monday night, finishing with 27 points, seven assists and seven rebounds to lead the surging Golden State Warriors to a 104-96 win over the struggling Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • Minnesota's Williams, at No. 2, Falls Short of the Hype, but Li…

    Minnesota's Williams, at No. 2, Falls Short of the Hype, but Lives Up to a Trend

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    Derrick Williams, taken second over all in 2011, is the latest No. 2 pick to experience the growing pains of the N.B.A.
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  • Days of NBA Lives: Wherein J.R. Smith simultaneously ignores an…

    Days of NBA Lives: Wherein J.R. Smith simultaneously ignores and responds to haters

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    At this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…
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  • Bynum still has knee pain, not close to return

    Bynum still has knee pain, not close to return

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Dec 10, 2012
    Andrew Bynum says pain in his left knee is keeping him from playing for the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Heat scratch Haslem due to flu-like symptoms

    Heat scratch Haslem due to flu-like symptoms

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Miami Heat had to make yet another lineup change Monday, as starting power forward Udonis Haslem was scratched against the Atlanta Hawks because of flu-like symptoms.
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  • Evan Turner improved his outside shooting by not practicing it

    Evan Turner improved his outside shooting by not practicing it

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    It's a fairly established NBA belief - and in the world as a whole, really - that practicing things helps people get better at them. A post player who develops new moves will become a force on the block, a point guard who works on his strength will fi
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  • Wolves' Williams staying patient through DNPs

    Wolves' Williams staying patient through DNPs

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Derrick Williams says he is trying to stay patient through fluctuating playing time with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • Suns owner gives Gentry vote of confidence

    Suns owner gives Gentry vote of confidence

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    A day after the Suns lost their seventh straight game to fall to 7-15, team owner Robert Sarver told ESPN.com that head coach Alvin Gentry's job is safe.
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  • Section 15: A Five-Hour Pilgrimage

    Section 15: A Five-Hour Pilgrimage

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. Amy Creedon took Jamie Lohr on a five-hour journey to Section 15 so he could see his favorite team.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the Minnesota Timberwolves and th…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Allman Brothers Band

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: A Wolf Among Wolves. Ricky Rubio and A…
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  • Why Few Options Exist To Fix Portland’s League-Worst Bench

    Why Few Options Exist To Fix Portland’s League-Worst Bench

    dimemag.com Dec 10, 2012
    An NBA basketball team has more than five players for a reason. No matter how badly a coach may want to play his starters a full 48 minutes on any given night, he knows it’s not an option. One of his starters may roll an ankle. His center could commit t
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  • What’s Wrong With The Lakers?

    What’s Wrong With The Lakers?

    dimemag.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers are 9-12 through the season’s first quarter of the season, and they’ve lost four of their last five. They’re still missing Steve Nash and Pau Gasol - though both may be back in the lineup this week — but the Lakers are going
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  • Tracy McGrady throws elbow, knocks down opponent who scored on,…

    Tracy McGrady throws elbow, knocks down opponent who scored on, taunted him during Chinese game (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Dec 10, 2012
    Here's Tracy McGrady, in an interview published Monday, describing his experience thus far in the Chinese Basketball Association, which he joined back in October: "You know, the competition has been good, everything about it has been good. I though…
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  • The 10 Current NBA Players With The Most Swag

    The 10 Current NBA Players With The Most Swag

    dimemag.com Dec 10, 2012
    Swag can be defined in an almost infinite number of ways. It is an abstract term taken by some to mean confidence, skill or style. Most abstract concepts need to be applied in a consistent manner in order to have any relevance, but swag can’t be boxed i
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  • Warriors look to go 4-0 on road for 1st time since '78

    Warriors look to go 4-0 on road for 1st time since '78

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    Warriors look to go 4-0 on road for 1st time since '78
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  • Joakim Noah credits underwater training with surfer Laird Hamil…

    Joakim Noah credits underwater training with surfer Laird Hamilton for his ability to play big minutes

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    By some metrics, Joakim Noah has taken a step-back in 2012-13 as his field goal percentage dipped and rebounding fell off. By just about all others, including the eye test, the Bulls center has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, typified by his re…
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  • Hawks' Smith, Clippers' Griffin named Players of the Week

    Hawks' Smith, Clippers' Griffin named Players of the Week

    nba.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 9.
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  • Celtics’ Chris Wilcox fined $25K for flipping off ‘Kiss Cam’ du…

    Celtics’ Chris Wilcox fined $25K for flipping off ‘Kiss Cam’ during loss to 76ers

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    Reasonable people can differ in their attitudes toward the "Kiss Cam," the nearly ubiquitous form of mid-timeout in-arena entertainment predicated on finding presumed couples and putting them on the spot for a quick smooch to the cheers/jeers/…
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  • Cavaliers guard Irving cleared to practice

    Cavaliers guard Irving cleared to practice

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Sitting and watching his teammates play was torture for Kyrie Irving. Seeing the Cavaliers lose made it worse.
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  • The Clippers' Bench Has A New Nickname And It Is So Dumb

    The Clippers' Bench Has A New Nickname And It Is So Dumb

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    It's always fun when a basketball team's bench takes on an identity of its own. Getting to watch a group of guys who are not quite good enough to be starters gel into a cohesive unit of their own adds another layer of excitement to the game, and so it's…
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  • Working excessively on the road, the Denver Nuggets are off to …

    Working excessively on the road, the Denver Nuggets are off to a disappointing start

    Twenty-one games into their season the Denver Nuggets do slightly resemble the outfit most NBAniks prognosticated before 2012-13 started. The group still plays without a superstar, and it looks for a new hero on both ends of the ball night in and night …
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  • Free Dime Giveaway: Knicks & Nets Skullcandy Headphones

    Free Dime Giveaway: Knicks & Nets Skullcandy Headphones

    dimemag.com Dec 10, 2012
    The NYC basketball community is divided like never before, and everyone is taking a side — Knicks or Nets. With the two teams meeting again this Tuesday, here’s a chance for two lucky Dime readers to declare their loyalty through their headphones. We
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  • Nets' Lopez practices, could return vs. Knicks

    Nets' Lopez practices, could return vs. Knicks

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez participated in the team's 5-on-5 practice Monday and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the New York Knicks.
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  • "Jimmer Got Moves, Dog. That **** Crazy.": DeMarcus C…

    "Jimmer Got Moves, Dog. That **** Crazy.": DeMarcus Cousins Praises His Mormon Teammate

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    We can all thank the guys at Cowbell Kingdom for bringing us this audio clip, in which Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins dishes out some fervent praise for teammate Jimmer Fredette. More »
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  • Spurs’ Stephen Jackson fined $25K for threatening tweet about S…

    Spurs’ Stephen Jackson fined $25K for threatening tweet about Serge Ibaka

    The speech might be free, but the bail costs money. San Antonio Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson has been slapped with a $25,000 fine "for issuing a hostile statement directed to Serge Ibaka in a Twitter message," the NBA announced Sunday. The a…
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  • JaVale McGee Had A Bad Minute During Last Night's Nuggets-Knick…

    JaVale McGee Had A Bad Minute During Last Night's Nuggets-Knicks Game

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    On Friday JaVale McGee performed a terrible, wonderful, perfectly awful feat and helped lead the Nuggets to a big win. He was less effective last night against the Knicks, picking up as many fouls as he had rebounds and only scoring four points. That's …
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  • Vasquez, Hornets tip Rockets to win third straight

    Vasquez, Hornets tip Rockets to win third straight

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    Vasquez, Hornets tip Rockets to win third straight
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  • 6-foot-3 Russell Westbrook blocks 7-foot-2 Roy Hibbert’s dunk a…

    6-foot-3 Russell Westbrook blocks 7-foot-2 Roy Hibbert’s dunk at rim in Thunder win over Pacers (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    Over the weekend, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert made a little bit of noise by telling Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Marc J. Spears that, despite his early-season struggles to live up to the four-year, $58 million max-level contract he signed this offs…
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  • 'Mad Dog Personality'

    'Mad Dog Personality'

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    The experienced Knicks beat the Nuggets 112-106 by holding onto the basketball and stifling their opponent at the other end of the court, explains Paul Forrester.
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  • McMenamin: As bad as it gets for Lakers?

    McMenamin: As bad as it gets for Lakers?

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Coach says it all about the Lakers: 'Umm, you know, we're not very good right now'
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  • NBA Countdown: The Celtics Are Rondo's Team

    NBA Countdown: The Celtics Are Rondo's Team

    grantland.com Dec 10, 2012
    Magic Johnson, Jalen Rose, and Bill Simmons detail how the Celtics are now Rajon Rondo's team and how Rondo has to adjust his game in order for the Ce...
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  • Video - Spurs Outlast Rockets In OT 01:02

    Spurs Outlast Rockets In OT

    Dec 10
    Tony Parker records a triple-double as Spurs down the Rockets in OT for their fifth straight win.
  • Video - Warriors Cruise To Fourth Straight Win 00:42

    Warriors Cruise To Fourth Straight Win

    Dec 10
    David Lee and Stephen Curry combine for 52 points in Warriors' 104-96 win over Bobcats.
  • Video - Heat Fly By Hawks, 101-92 01:11

    Heat Fly By Hawks, 101-92

    Dec 10
    Heat win second straight.
  • Video - Holiday's 25 Points Secure Win For 76ers 00:59

    Holiday's 25 Points Secure Win For 76ers

    Dec 10
    Jrue Holiday scored 25 points and Evan Turner had a double-double in the 76ers' 104-97 win over the Pistons.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- New York Knicks out for revenge against Brooklyn Nets

    Dec 10
    A second matchup with the Nets is another obstacle for the East-leading Knicks, writes Brian Windhorst.