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Ellis leads charge as Mavericks pound Bulls

Ellis leads charge as Mavericks pound Bulls

ESPN.com Updated Dec 28, 2013
Monta Ellis had 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks took control early in coasting to a 105-83 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
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  • George, East-best Pacers pull away from Nets

    George, East-best Pacers pull away from Nets

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2013
    Paul George scored 24 points and Lance Stephenson added 23 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 105-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.
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  • LeBron (groin, ankle) will sit against Blazers

    LeBron (groin, ankle) will sit against Blazers

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 28, 2013
    Miami Heat forward LeBron James will miss Saturday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers after straining his right groin and aggravating a left-ankle sprain in Friday's loss to the Sacramento Kings.
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  • Report: Cavaliers Suspend Andrew Bynum Indefinitely For Conduct…

    Report: Cavaliers Suspend Andrew Bynum Indefinitely For Conduct Detrimental To The Team

    Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been suspended indefinitely by the team, general manager Chris Grant announced today. The organization claims he was a negative influence on the young squad, and since his contract is not fully guaranteed some are repor…
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  • Pelicans' Gordon sidelined with hip contusion

    Pelicans' Gordon sidelined with hip contusion

    nba.com Dec 28, 2013
    New Orleans guard Eric Gordon will miss Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets with a right hip contusion.
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  • The NBA’s Top 10 Dunks Of The Week

    The NBA’s Top 10 Dunks Of The Week

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2013
    LeBron James gives us not one, not two, not three, but four spectacular dunks over the past week, leading the charge in an excellent week for poster slams, putbacks and improbable alley-oops. Joining LeBron includes such usual suspects as Chicago’s Taj …
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  • Bucks' Henson out with left leg injury

    Bucks' Henson out with left leg injury

    nba.com Dec 28, 2013
    Bucks center John Henson had to celebrate his birthday Saturday on the bench against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a left leg injury.
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  • Knicks' Anthony, World Peace out vs. Raptors

    Knicks' Anthony, World Peace out vs. Raptors

    nba.com Dec 28, 2013
    The New York Knicks were without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony and forward Metta World peace for Saturday's game against the Raptors.
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  • Nets C Lopez to have foot surgery on Jan. 4

    Nets C Lopez to have foot surgery on Jan. 4

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will undergo surgery Jan. 4 to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the team announced Saturday.
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  • Bass' block helps Celtics hold on, snap skid

    Bass' block helps Celtics hold on, snap skid

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2013
    Jeff Green and Jordan Crawford each scored 19 points, Brandon Bass added 15 points and had a game-saving blocked shot in the closing seconds Saturday, and the Boston Celtics held on for a 103-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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  • Rose improving, still limited in rehab work

    Rose improving, still limited in rehab work

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2013
    Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose is "doing fine," according to head coach Tom Thibodeau, but is still not ready to sit on the bench as he continues his rehab from right knee surgery.
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  • Stephen Curry Notches A Career High With A Triple-Double

    Stephen Curry Notches A Career High With A Triple-Double

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2013
    A hot Suns team visited Oracle Arena on Friday night, and they faced off against a well-rounded Golden State attack spearheaded by a career night from Stephen Curry. Steph only shot 5-of-17 from the field, but he was all over the court in 33 minutes of …
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  • Thunder's Russell Westbrook undergoes third surgery on knee

    Thunder's Russell Westbrook undergoes third surgery on knee

    CNNSI.com Dec 28, 2013
    A spate of injuries, including another to Russell Westbrook, raises questions about player treatment.
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  • Curry triple-double keys Warriors vs. Suns

    Curry triple-double keys Warriors vs. Suns

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2013
    Stephen Curry had career highs of 16 assists and 13 rebounds to go with 14 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 115-86 on Friday night.
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  • Window for Knicks to save season continues to shrink after ugly…

    Window for Knicks to save season continues to shrink after ugly loss to Raptors

    nydailynews.com Dec 28, 2013
    This is how far the Knicks have sunk, how low the rim has been reset: Their biggest games are now against the Toronto Raptors, not versus the Miami Heat or the Indiana Pacers.
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  • Kings rally, edge short-handed Heat in OT

    Kings rally, edge short-handed Heat in OT

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2013
    The Sacramento Kings rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat the undermanned Miami Heat 108-103 in overtime Friday night.
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  • Evans shines as Pelicans sail past Nuggets

    Evans shines as Pelicans sail past Nuggets

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2013
    Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans handed the Denver Nuggets their fifth straight loss, 105-89 on Friday night.
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  • Wizards' Beal injures left leg; MRI Saturday

    Wizards' Beal injures left leg; MRI Saturday

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2013
    Guard Bradley Beal had to be helped off the floor in the fourth quarter Friday night with a left leg injury. Preliminary X-rays were negative on his left knee, and he will have an MRI on Saturday.
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  • Favors' late dunk boosts Jazz past Lakers

    Favors' late dunk boosts Jazz past Lakers

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2013
    Derrick Favors had 18 points and 14 rebounds and made putback dunk with 2.1 seconds remaining to lift the Utah Jazz to a 105-103 victory over the depleted Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
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  • Video - Raptors Sweep Home-And-Home With Knicks 01:05

    Raptors Sweep Home-And-Home With Knicks

    Dec 28
    Kyle Lowry scored 32 points and handed out 11 assists as the Raptors rolled past the Knicks 115-100.
  • Video - Celtics Hang On, Beat Cavs 103-100 01:11

    Celtics Hang On, Beat Cavs 103-100

    Dec 28
    Kyrie Irving's 32 points are not enough as the Boston Celtics finish with six players in double figures to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-100.
  • Video - Bynum Suspended, Being Shopped 01:10

    Bynum Suspended, Being Shopped

    Dec 28
    Brian Windhorst discusses the Cavs' suspension of Andrew Bynum and the potential that he'll get traded in the next 10 days.
  • Video - NBA Top Plays 00:39

    NBA Top Plays

    Dec 28
    Chris Bosh's game winner against the Blazers was the top play of the night.

Sports Columnists

  • Windhorst: What's the next step for Andrew Bynum?

    Dec 28
    What will the Cavaliers do with big man Andrew Bynum?
  • Cavaliers suspend C Bynum, cite 'conduct'

    Dec 28
    The Cleveland Cavaliers suspended center Andrew Bynum indefinitely Saturday for conduct detrimental to the team.