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Goran Dragic made a short hook shot from the left baseline with 0.5 seconds remaining, and the Phoenix Suns edged the Memphis Grizzlies 82-80 on Wednesday to snap a seven-game losing streak.Share TweetFor so long, the Knicks have always used a game against the Lakers to see where they stack up. But this will be no measuring-stick game, not with the Knicks rolling merrily along at 16-5, unless the 9-13 Lakers want to see where they stack up against th…Share TweetKevin Durant scored 35 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder extended their winning streak to nine games with a 92-88 victory over the New Orleans Hornets 92-88 on Wednesday night.Share Tweet
Clippers down Bobcats, up win streak to eightChris Paul had 19 points and 10 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-94 Wednesday night for their eighth straight win.Share TweetDraymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give the Golden State Warriors a 97-95 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday.Share TweetJoakim Noah scored 21 points, Luol Deng added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls won their fourth in a row on the road with a 96-89 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.Share Tweet
Nets recover from slow start, end 5-game skidJoe Johnson scored 23 points, Andray Blatche had 14 points and nine rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets beat Toronto 94-88 Wednesday night, snapping a season-high five-game losing streak.Share Tweet
Hawks hold on, continue success against MagicJosh Smith and Jeff Teague scored 16 points apiece, Al Horford added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks held off a late charge by the Orlando Magic for an 86-80 victory Wednesday night.Share TweetJohn Wall will have his left knee re-examined by Dr. David Altchek Friday in New York, according to league sources. The Wizards are hoping the visit will provide a more specific timetable as to when Wall will return to action.Share TweetSacramento center DeMarcus Cousins was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for striking Dallas' O.J. Mayo in the groin area in the Kings' road loss Monday night.Share TweetFive players injured and one suspended. A horrendous road trip with five straight losses. Fourteenth place in the Eastern Conference.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Jerry Sichting’s favorite holidayHi everyone! Apparently there's been some confusion of late, which is easy to understand - as the "10-man rotation" has been a part of the Ball Don't Lie package in consistent rotation since December of 2007. It's OK. Some of you in the comment sectionsShare TweetMINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kevin Love didn't apologize. He didn't make excuses or suggest his words were taken out of context.Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Metta World Peace ponders a common turn of phrase"Why is it 'head over heels'? Your head is basically always over your heels when you are awake and not sleeping and not laying down. And, like, if it's because you are so excited that you are doing cartwheels, even in that situation, then your heel…Share Tweet
Lone Star: O.J. Mayo has been an early revelation for the Ma…CNNSI.com Dec 12, 2012O.J. Mayo has been an early revelation for the Mavs. And the team, which is struggling to fill the void left by Dirk Nowitzki's injury, couldn't be happier to have him, says Lee Jenkins.Share Tweet
Section 15: The Loyal Knicks FanTuesday night was Andre Phillip's first time watching professional basketball in his hometown, but he wasn't rooting for the home team.Share Tweet
Mark Cuban contends that Don Nelson once wanted to trade Jason Terry for … Raul Lopez?Boston Celtic Jason Terry faces his former Dallas Mavericks teammates Wednesday in Boston, and you'll hear nothing but good vibes and effusive heaps of respect coming from either side as the two teams line up. Both squads were once championship contende…Share TweetDeron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets lost to their borough rivals, the Knicks, last night in exciting fashion (Jason Kidd‘s play has been particularly timeless in New York), and they’ve fallen off after their hot start to the season, losing their lastShare Tweet
Michael Jordan’s new $12.4 million Jupiter Island, Fla., home is just about readyLife's good when you're His Airness. Michael Jordan is just about to move into a new 28,000-square-foot, $12.4 million home on Florida's Jupiter Island. Among his neighbors will be one Tiger Woods. The three-acre home, under construction since 2010, is …Share Tweet
Tim Duncan would be totally fine with not being an All-Star, thanksYou might not have noticed - because even when they are unwritten rule-breaking, fake-gun-toting, Twitter-threatening bad boys who also win 82 percent of their games, people still don't pay a ton of attention to the San Antonio Spurs - but Tim DuncanShare Tweet
Section 15: The Gift of BasketballThe Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. A gift sent Anthony and Chantele Hart to Section 15.Share Tweet
Why the Washington Wizards reportedly turning down a chance at James Harden made sense for their messYou're almost tempted to save all your words about the reports of Washington turning down a deal for James Harden for when the current regime in Washington is shown the door. For when personnel chief Ernie Grunfeld eventually leaves the team, and a new …Share Tweet
Mavs' Marion 'good to go,' will play vs. CelticsDallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion declared himself ready to return after missing the previous two games with a strained groin.Share Tweet
The Knicks Have a New Number: 3The New York Knicks' shooting spree is a product of a healthy offense rather than a symptom of a flawed philosophy.Share TweetJason Kidd's game-winning three-pointer put a massive exclamation mark on last night's Knicks-Nets game. Luckily, one enterprising fan with courside seats had his camera rolling when Kidd launched his shot, giving us the close-up view of the play you se…Share TweetIt's not easy to play pretty basketball against Tom Thibodeau's Chicago Bulls. Thibs' teams have led the league in defensive efficiency (the number of points allowed per 100 possessions) in each of his two full seasons, and are tied for second so far th…Share Tweetdimemag.com Dec 12, 2012In a profession of relatively few, highly skilled individuals the world knows by name, Ricky Rubio’s best plays are unique to anybody else. It’s not hard to know why, either: He’s been a pro since he was 16 in Spain. While that’s an easy space toShare Tweet
Jason Kidd’s Clutch Three In Brooklyn: Good Call or Offensive Foul?dimemag.com Dec 12, 2012Jason Kidd was pretty incredible for the Knicks last night in their big win over the Nets. Watch him drain the dagger and-1 three-point shot to give New York the lead for good. Jeff Van Gundy clearly thinks it’s an offensive foul. What do you think? ForShare TweetFor most basketball fans, Tuesday night's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers registered as yet another demoralizing defeat for the widely publicized preseason favorites in the West. Of course, it helps that head coach Mike D'Ant…Share Tweet
You Gotta Be KiddingCNNSI.com Dec 12, 2012Jason Kidd keeps beating Father Time. The Knicks keep winning. Chris Mannix says the veteran and New York showed no signs of slowing down in a 100-97 victory over Brooklyn.Share Tweet
Warriors Stun HeatDec 12Warriors win on road again.
Griffin, Paul Help Clippers To Eighth Straight WinDec 12Blake Griffin and Chris Paul each scored 19 points to power the Clippers to a 100-94 victory.
Knicks Update with Ian BegleyDec 12The latest on Carmelo Anthony's resurgence, Jason Kidd's importance and a status update on Amar'e Stoudemire.
Warriors Stun HeatDec 12Warriors win fifth straight road game.