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It was almost predestined to fail. The struggling Los Angeles Lakers are now working out of the American Midwest while attempting to right the ship without the injured Steve Nash and Pau Gasol, and their first game of the road trip included a visit to C…Share Tweet
Jordan Crawford scored 26 points and the Washington Wizards spoiled the return of overall No. 1 pick Anthony Davis, beating the New Orleans Hornets 77-70 on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
The Only Thing Mike D'Antoni Detests More Than His Team's Play Is T.J. Simers' Questionsdeadspin.com Dec 11, 2012There's probably no other sports reporter/columnist out there who can ingratiate himself so well to a coach as T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times, if by "ingratiate" we mean "antagonize coaches coming off a bad loss by uttering outrageo…Share TweetToronto forward Amir Johnson was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing his mouthpiece at a referee in the Raptors' loss at Portland on Monday night.Share Tweet
Lawson, Nuggets rally to down weary PistonsTy Lawson had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 101-94 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.Share TweetCarmelo Anthony scored a season-high 45 points, Jason Kidd made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and the New York Knicks rallied from an early 17-point hole to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-97 on Tuesday night.Share TweetNets center Brook Lopez missed a sixth straight game because of a sprained right foot, sitting out Tuesday night against the New York Knicks.Share Tweet
Nets unveil new home of Ebbets Field flagpoleOn Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets held a ceremony to commemorate the new home of the Ebbets Field flagpole, just steps from Barclays Center.Share TweetThe Golden State Warriors have been one of the NBA's worst franchises over the past 20 years, making the playoffs only twice and generally seeming to go out of their way to disappoint and alienate their fans (including me). While that playoff-less run p…Share Tweetnytimes.com Dec 11, 2012When Denver signed Ty Lawson to a contract extension, it was thought to be a fair-market barometer for Philadelphia's subsequent re-upping of Jrue Holiday.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring the Toronto Raptors’ low pointA 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: Toronto Star. Doug Smith, who should k…Share Tweet
Even Without Harden, OKC Looks Like The Best Team In The WestBefore the season started, the Oklahoma City Thunder were relegated by many to a tier just below the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs for supremacy in the Western Conference. Even though they defeated the mighty Borg that is San Antonio to c…Share Tweet
Sam Bowie reveals that he lied to Portland about feeling leg pain before the infamous 1984 NBA draftThe sad tale of Sam Bowie has been told and re-told many times in the 28 years since the Portland Trail Blazers selected him second overall in the 1984 NBA draft, but for the first time in quite a while we've actually been given a new wrinkle to his sto…Share Tweet
Tony Parker celebrates first NBA triple-double with French dessert and French teammates at French restaurantJeremy Lin's breakout 38-point, seven-assist performance drew most of the attention during Monday night's action-packed, offense-heavy matchup between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, but his opponent in the evening's exciting point guard batt…Share Tweet
Coast to Coast -- Should NBA ban 'Hack-a-Dwight'?Should the NBA get rid of the "Hack-a-Dwight" strategy? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss.Share TweetLast night, Tony Parker recorded the first triple-double of his career, putting up an impressive stat line of 27-12-12 against the Houston Rockets. Good job, Tony! More »Share TweetKyrie Irving returns to Cleveland’s lineup tonight against the Lakers after missing 11 games with a broken finger. However, be very surprised if the injury, or the wrap he’ll cover it with, holds back Irving’s world-class handle much. Every elite NBShare Tweet
LeBron James, after Charles Barkley criticized Dwyane Wade’s play: ‘Charles Barkley needs to shut up’To someone with an eye for advanced statistics, there are a whole lot of markers that point to a decline in Dwyane Wade's athleticism. His rebounding, steal, and block rates are all way off from last season. Assist rates too, though those don't align ex…Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Tayshaun Prince can’t believe he’s this open"Like, I know nobody has watched us play in about two years, and I don't expect everyone to know I'm shooting nearly 47 percent from the floor, 44 percent from 3-point range and 85 percent from the line this year, but ... I mean ... I won a ring! R…Share TweetThe Houston Rockets finally got a taste of Linsanity last night as Jeremy Lin tied his career-high with 38 points in their overtime loss to the Spurs at Houston’s Toyota Center. It was just a soupÃ§on of Linsanity, though, and that’s because before laShare Tweet
Away from all the fines and drama, the San Antonio Spurs have the NBA’s best recordOut of nowhere, out of quite literally 15 years of acting the nice guys and go-to role models, the San Antonio Spurs are suddenly a bunch of bad dudes. The team was fined a quarter of a million bucks for benching four starters and rakishly reporting to …Share TweetIt wasn't even halftime, and already the Sacramento Kings were down 27 points to the Dallas Mavericks. A game that had been tied at 29 with 1:46 remaining in the opening quarter had completely spiraled out of the 7-12 Kings' control, as Dallas ended the…Share TweetThe NBA Development League is announcing a non-traditional sponsorship on Tuesday as the state of Veracruz in Mexico is sponsoring the Texas Legends.Share Tweet
D-Will nets Kia Community Award for Novembernba.com Dec 11, 2012Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams is the recipient of the Kia Community Assist Award for November in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work, the NBA announced today.Share TweetPhiladelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum going on record to discuss his health and injury setbacks is nothing new, as he's been doing it for the entirety of his NBA career. Bynum giving himself what appears to be an unreasonable return date - sometime inShare Tweet
Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Jrue Holiday Puts Brandon Knight on the Floor With a CrossoverEach week Court Grip will bring you a prime basketball highlight made possible by having an edge — in skills, performance and technology. This week features NBA All-Star in-the-making Jrue Holiday putting the Pistons’ own star guard on his backside wiShare Tweet
Deadspin NBA Shit List: Reggie Evans, Basketball Campdeadspin.com Dec 11, 2012A celebration of the NBA's most infuriating players, both past and present. Read other NBA Shit List entries here. More »Share Tweet
Raptor ejected after tug of war over ballToronto's Amir Johnson threw his mouthpiece at an official and had to be restrained by teammates after he was ejected from the Raptors' 92-74 loss to the Trail Blazers on Monday night.Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash, out since the second game of the season because of a broken leg, told USA Today Sports he believes he will be out a while longer.Share Tweet
Miami Shoots The Nets Off Against Atlanta; The Spurs Beat LinsanityIf you checked out Miami’s 101-92 win against the Hawks last night, then you probably heard this statistic more than once: Atlanta had not allowed a single team to shoot above 50 percent against them all season. Impressive. Fittingly, they went into SouShare Tweet
Jalen Rose on Getting Paid in the NBAgrantland.com Dec 11, 2012Jalen Rose details how NBA athletes get paid, manage their money, and avoid those who want to get in their pockets.Share Tweet
The Forum: Lakers' Defensive IssuesDec 11Brian and Andy Kamenetzky talk about the Lakers' defensive issues under Mike D'Antoni and Kobe's lack of defensive intensity.
Lawson Leads Nuggets Past PistonsDec 11Nuggets roll Pistons, 101-94.
Highlight Of The NightDec 11Carmelo Anthony scores a season-high 45 points as the Knicks hand the Nets their fifth straight loss, 100-97.
Cavs Top Lakers Despite Kobe's 42Dec 11Cavaliers win in Kyrie Irving's return.