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Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 26 as the Oklahoma City Thunder built a big lead in the second quarter and rolled to a 124-94 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
Share TweetBrandon Jennings scored 25 points and Mike Dunleavy had 13 of his 18 in the fourth quarter as the Bucks beat the Heat 104-85 on Saturday night to spoil Dwyane Wade's return.Share TweetNikola Pekovic had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Love added 23 points and 18 boards to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 111-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.Share TweetBrook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets improved to 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-100 on Saturday night.Share TweetEric Gordon had 24 points and seven assists, helping the New Orleans Hornets overcome a 21-point first-half deficit and extend the Charlotte Bobcats' losing streak to 18 games with a 98-95 victory Saturday night.Share TweetBoston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo sat out Saturday night's game against the Golden State Warriors because of a bruised right thigh and hip.
DeRozan, Raptors pound short-handed MagicUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetDeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Jose Calderon added 15 points and 10 assists, helping the Toronto Raptors to an easy 123-88 victory over the injury-depleted Orlando Magic on Saturday night.
Williams leads Hawks to fourth straight winUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetLou Williams had 21 points and a career-high 12 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their fourth straight, 109-100 over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.Share TweetMinnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is a late scratch against the Phoenix Suns because of back spasms.Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brandon Roy isn't ready to give up on his NBA career quite yet.Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- Washington Wizards leading scorer Jordan Crawford is sitting out against the Chicago Bulls because of a left ankle injury.Share TweetHawks coach Larry Drew said leading scorer Josh Smith has a strained right hip flexor and will not play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
Anderson Varejao Wig Night Was Exactly The Whimsical Clown-Nightmare You Would Hope ForUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetThe Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday gave away 10,000 wigs to fans for "Wild Thing Wig Night," a.k.a. Anderson Varejao Wig Night, a.k.a. Sideshow Bob Appreciation Night, a.k.a. Bill Walton Merkin Night, a.k.a. BeyoncÃ© Perm Re-enactment Night, a.…Source: deadspin.com
Weekend Dime -- 2012: The Year In NumbersUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetNumbers tell the tale of 2012 and news, notes and more from around the NBA.
The Memphis Grizzlies' "Lifetime Supply Of Tater Tots" Giveaway Is A Vicious LieUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetThe Memphis Grizzlies are running an ostensibly fun promotion that received a write-up in yesterday's Wall Street Journal: instead of cash or a car, the lucky Grizzlies fan randomly selected to take a shot from half-court will get-quote-"a lifetime suSource: deadspin.com
Finally, Something James Doesn't DoUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetFor Miami's LeBron James, who has conquered virtually every obstacle put in front of him, the next frontier appears to be a complete avoidance of personal fouls.Source: nytimes.com
JVG refuses to talk to Nets while interim in placeUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetJVG refuses to talk to Nets while interim in placeSource: CNNSI.comShare TweetWill Bynum had 25 points and 10 assists, leading another spirited performance by the Detroit bench, and the Pistons beat the short-handed Miami Heat 109-99 on Friday night despite 35 points by LeBron James.
Chris Paul Keeps The Clippers’ Streak Alive; The Heat Lose A Head-Scratcher In DetroitUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetChris Paul wasn’t about to let his team lose its 15-game win streak, not like that. So in Utah on Friday night, down 19 points halfway through the third quarter, CP3 broke out the defibrillator and shocked life back into the Clippers. Why’s that impreSource: dimemag.comShare TweetDavid Lee had 25 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors held off a late charge in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 96-89 on Friday night.
Howard powers surging Lakers past BlazersUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetDwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers never trailed in their sixth win in seven games, 104-87 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.Share TweetJames Johnson made a 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 106-105 victory over the New York Knicks after blowing an early 27-point lead.Share TweetJamaal Wilkes' jersey was retired by the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, putting the smooth forward known as "Silk" in company with the franchise's Hall of Fame stars.Share TweetChris Paul scored 29 points and the Clippers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Jazz 116-114 on Friday night, stretching their winning streak to 16 games.
Gay Lifts Grizzlies Past NuggetsDec 29Rudy Gay scores 19 in Grizzlies' 81-72 win over Nuggets.
Love, Wolves Hold Off SunsDec 29Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic each record double-doubles in Timberwolves' 111-107 win over Suns.
Irving, Cavs Fall Short To NetsDec 29P.J. Carlesimo improves to 2-0 as Nets head coach after 103-100 win over Cavs.
Hawks Win Fourth StraightDec 29All Hawks starters reach double-digit scoring in 109-100 win over Pacers.