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Parker leads Spurs to rout of NetsTony Parker had 18 points to lead six players in double figures and the San Antonio Spurs rolled past the listless Brooklyn Nets 113-92 on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
Pacers co-founder, ex-president DeVoe dead at 83Chuck DeVoe, part of a group of businessmen who founded the Indiana Pacers, has died. He was 83.Share Tweet
Pelicans waive veteran reserve AmundsonThe New Orleans Pelicans waived reserve forward Lou Amundson on Tuesday.Share TweetHawks center Al Horford has had season-ending surgery to repair a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle.Share TweetChicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is in the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors.Share TweetCavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will undergo an MRI after injuring his left knee Tuesday in a loss to the Pacers.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring how the Pelicans put Joel Freeland on Anthony Davis’ highlight reelA 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: Hardwood Paroxysm. A fun look from Sco…Share Tweet
If You Combined Battlefield and Forza's Outrages, You'd Have NBA 2K14deadspin.com Dec 31, 2013Earlier this afternoon, 2K Sports' Ronnie Singh—Ronnie2K on Twitter—gave everyone playing NBA 2K14 a code for a special pre-game player animation as a make-good for the online troubles that paralyzed the game this weekend. Naturally, when I went to ente…Share Tweet
Nets' Kirilenko back after missing 25 gamesBrooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko will return to the lineup Tuesday night and play 10-12 minutes against the Spurs, head coach Jason Kidd told reporters in San Antonio.Share Tweet
Watch the Raptors learn that Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray had been traded to the Kings (Video)Trade talk has long ranked among the NBA fan's favorite pastimes due to the opportunity it affords us to cast ourselves as decision-makers capable of making all the right moves to lift our favorite teams from woebegone also-ran to world-beating armada. …Share Tweet
Rivers: 'Delusional' to call Clippers huntedA day after an embarrassing blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns at home, some Los Angeles Clippers players admitted the team was still adjusting to being the hunted rather than the hunters this season.Share Tweet
Plea deal in Ohio fraud case linked to HeatA former Ohio man accused of operating multimillion-dollar frauds that include allegations he cheated Miami Heat basketball players of millions of dollars indicated Tuesday that he'll plead guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion charges.Share Tweet
5 Interesting Stats From The NBA Season So FarScouring through the NBA’s new, in-depth, advanced take on stats with its SportVU add-on has changed the game for good, from the minds of the front office personnel who may use it to the fans who educate themselves on a player’s strengths and weaknesses…Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 31, 2013What should Indy strive for in 2014? We offer New Year's resolutions for every team in the East.Share Tweet
Who’s Better: Dirk Nowitzki Or Blake Griffin?Have you heard anything about Dirk Nowitzki this year? We haven’t, and it feels weird. Dirk is still one of the game’s best shooters. He’s still averaging 21.3 points on nearly 50/40/90 shooting splits and has a PER of 23.49, good enough for 10th-best i…Share Tweet
Knicks cut J.R. Smith's brother, sign D-League big man TylerThe Knicks have signed forward Jeremy Tyler and waived guard Chris Smith, whose roster spot had caused some controversy in New York.Share TweetIn the wake of Andrew Bynum‘s indefinite suspension, ESPN reports the Cavs are mulling a deal with the Lakers that would involve sending Pau Gasol to Cleveland in exchange for Bynum and assets. The deal would most likely come before the January 7 deadli…Share Tweet
Wilson Chandler Hammers Home The One-Handed Alley-OopTasked with defending the world’s best basketball player — on his birthday, no less — things weren’t so easy for Nuggets combo forward Wilson Chandler on Monday night with the Heat in town. But on one glorious sequence, Randy Foye found him running the …Share Tweet
D.J. Augustin’s Steal & Dribbling Sorcery Leads To Taj Gibson SlamMonday night’s matchup between the Bulls and Grizzlies featured two teams who had big dreams this offseason, but were waylaid by early injuries to their top players. With Marc Gasol and Derrick Rose out, the teams have soldiered on, though with little s…Share Tweet
Gerald Green Shows Off His Quick Hops With The Two-Handed JamWhat is going on with the Phoenix Suns? They were supposed to be competing for the worst record in NBA history, but instead they’re in the thick of a tough Western Conference playoff race, and they just easily defeated the Los Angeles Clippers at Staple…Share Tweet
LeBron James taps a pass full-court to get Mario Chalmers to the line (Video)The basketball world has become accustomed to seeing ridiculous things from LeBron James. The man is so talented in so many ways that he's liable to put forth a spectacular play with no notice. Sometimes, it's obviously so, as in the case of his two rec…Share Tweet
Kevin Love and Rick Adelman criticize non-call that ended Wolves-Mavericks game (Video)Basketball fans often debate whether a particular play deserves to be called a true superstar. For the most part, these discussions cannot be resolved, if only because they depend on subjective opinions and a list of criteria that cannot be standardized…Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 31, 2013There's a lot of Kevin Johnson in Eric Bledsoe and the way in which he's made the Suns a contender.Share TweetThe Phoenix Suns ended the year with a 107-88 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.Share TweetPortland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has made a strong case for his end-of-game prowess so far this NBA season, hitting several big baskets in crunch time for the league's most pleasantly surprising team. Yet it's important to remember that…Share Tweet
Spurs Blow Out NetsDec 31The Spurs won their third straight behind six players reaching double-digit scoring in a 113-92 victory over the Nets.
Warriors Win Sixth StraightDec 31David Lee scored a game-high 22 points in the Warriors' 94-81 win over the Magic.
Pacers Roll To 15-1 At HomeDec 31Paul George recorded his sixth straight 20-plus-point game in the Pacers' 91-76 victory over the Cavaliers.
Hawks Rally To Edge CelticsDec 31Paul Millsap had season highs with 34 points and 15 rebounds as the Hawks rallied for a 92-91 win over the Celtics.