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Westbrook, Durant power Thunder past Rockets

Westbrook, Durant power Thunder past Rockets

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Dec 29, 2012
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.
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  • Wade returns, but Bucks too much for Heat

    Wade returns, but Bucks too much for Heat

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Dec 29, 2012
    Brandon 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.
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  • Pekovic, Love lift Timberwolves over Suns

    Pekovic, Love lift Timberwolves over Suns

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Nikola 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.
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  • Nets clip Cavs, move to 2-0 under Carlesimo

    Nets clip Cavs, move to 2-0 under Carlesimo

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 29, 2012
    Brook 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.
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  • Hornets extend Bobcats' losing streak to 18

    Hornets extend Bobcats' losing streak to 18

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 29, 2012
    Eric 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.
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  • Celtics' Rondo out with bruised thigh, hip

    Celtics' Rondo out with bruised thigh, hip

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo sat out Saturday night's game against the Golden State Warriors because of a bruised right thigh and hip.
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  • DeRozan, Raptors pound short-handed Magic

    DeRozan, Raptors pound short-handed Magic

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    DeMar 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.
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  • Williams leads Hawks to fourth straight win

    Williams leads Hawks to fourth straight win

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Lou 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.
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  • Wolves' G Rubio out vs Suns with back spasms

    Wolves' G Rubio out vs Suns with back spasms

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is a late scratch against the Phoenix Suns because of back spasms.
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  • Wolves' Roy wants to keep playing

    Wolves' Roy wants to keep playing

    nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Dec 29, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brandon Roy isn't ready to give up on his NBA career quite yet.
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  • Wizards' Crawford out with ankle injury

    Wizards' Crawford out with ankle injury

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Washington Wizards leading scorer Jordan Crawford is sitting out against the Chicago Bulls because of a left ankle injury.
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  • Smith misses game with strained hip flexor

    Smith misses game with strained hip flexor

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Hawks 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.
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  • Anderson Varejao Wig Night Was Exactly The Whimsical Clown-Nigh…

    Anderson Varejao Wig Night Was Exactly The Whimsical Clown-Nightmare You Would Hope For

    deadspin.com Dec 29, 2012
    The 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. Beyoncé Perm Re-enactment Night, a.…
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  • Weekend Dime -- 2012: The Year In Numbers

    Weekend Dime -- 2012: The Year In Numbers

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Numbers tell the tale of 2012 and news, notes and more from around the NBA.
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  • The Memphis Grizzlies' "Lifetime Supply Of Tater Tots"…

    The Memphis Grizzlies' "Lifetime Supply Of Tater Tots" Giveaway Is A Vicious Lie

    deadspin.com Dec 29, 2012
    The 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 su
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  • Finally, Something James Doesn't Do

    Finally, Something James Doesn't Do

    nytimes.com Dec 29, 2012
    For 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.
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  • JVG refuses to talk to Nets while interim in place

    JVG refuses to talk to Nets while interim in place

    CNNSI.com Dec 29, 2012
    JVG refuses to talk to Nets while interim in place
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  • Pistons rally past Heat despite James' 35 points

    Pistons rally past Heat despite James' 35 points

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Will 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.
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  • Chris Paul Keeps The Clippers’ Streak Alive; The Heat Lose A He…

    Chris Paul Keeps The Clippers’ Streak Alive; The Heat Lose A Head-Scratcher In Detroit

    dimemag.com Dec 29, 2012
    Chris 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 impre
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  • Warriors hold off 76ers to keep up strong start

    Warriors hold off 76ers to keep up strong start

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    David 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.
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  • Howard powers surging Lakers past Blazers

    Howard powers surging Lakers past Blazers

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Dwight 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.
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  • Kings edge Knicks as Johnson hits 3 at buzzer

    Kings edge Knicks as Johnson hits 3 at buzzer

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Dec 29, 2012
    James 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.
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  • Lakers retire Wilkes' jersey | ... blow out Blazers

    Lakers retire Wilkes' jersey | ... blow out Blazers

    CNNSI.com nba.com Dec 29, 2012
    Jamaal 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.
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  • Clippers rally past Jazz for 16th straight win

    Clippers rally past Jazz for 16th straight win

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Chris 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.
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  • Video - Gay Lifts Grizzlies Past Nuggets 00:59

    Gay Lifts Grizzlies Past Nuggets

    Dec 29
    Rudy Gay scores 19 in Grizzlies' 81-72 win over Nuggets.
  • Video - Love, Wolves Hold Off Suns 01:00

    Love, Wolves Hold Off Suns

    Dec 29
    Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic each record double-doubles in Timberwolves' 111-107 win over Suns.
  • Video - Irving, Cavs Fall Short To Nets 01:02

    Irving, Cavs Fall Short To Nets

    Dec 29
    P.J. Carlesimo improves to 2-0 as Nets head coach after 103-100 win over Cavs.
  • Video - Hawks Win Fourth Straight 00:54

    Hawks Win Fourth Straight

    Dec 29
    All Hawks starters reach double-digit scoring in 109-100 win over Pacers.