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Raptors rally in fourth to top Bulls

Raptors rally in fourth to top Bulls

ESPN.com Updated Dec 31, 2013
Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Chicago Bulls 85-79 on Tuesday night.
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  • Parker leads Spurs to rout of Nets

    Parker leads Spurs to rout of Nets

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2013
    Tony 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.
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  • Pacers co-founder, ex-president DeVoe dead at 83

    Pacers co-founder, ex-president DeVoe dead at 83

    nba.com Dec 31, 2013
    Chuck DeVoe, part of a group of businessmen who founded the Indiana Pacers, has died. He was 83.
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  • Pelicans waive veteran reserve Amundson

    Pelicans waive veteran reserve Amundson

    nba.com Dec 31, 2013
    The New Orleans Pelicans waived reserve forward Lou Amundson on Tuesday.
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  • Hawks' Horford has season-ending surgery

    Hawks' Horford has season-ending surgery

    nba.com Dec 31, 2013
    Hawks center Al Horford has had season-ending surgery to repair a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle.
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  • Deng in starting lineup for Bulls vs. Raptors

    Deng in starting lineup for Bulls vs. Raptors

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 31, 2013
    Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is in the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors.
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  • Cavs guard Irving to have MRI on knee

    Cavs guard Irving to have MRI on knee

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2013
    Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will undergo an MRI after injuring his left knee Tuesday in a loss to the Pacers.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring how the Pelicans put Joel Freelan…

    The 10-man rotation, starring how the Pelicans put Joel Freeland on Anthony Davis’ highlight reel

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2013
    A 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…
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  • If You Combined Battlefield and Forza's Outrages, You'd Have NB…

    If You Combined Battlefield and Forza's Outrages, You'd Have NBA 2K14

    deadspin.com Dec 31, 2013
    Earlier 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…
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  • Nets' Kirilenko back after missing 25 games

    Nets' Kirilenko back after missing 25 games

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2013
    Brooklyn 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.
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  • Watch the Raptors learn that Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gra…

    Watch the Raptors learn that Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray had been traded to the Kings (Video)

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2013
    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. …
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  • Rivers: 'Delusional' to call Clippers hunted

    Rivers: 'Delusional' to call Clippers hunted

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2013
    A 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.
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  • Plea deal in Ohio fraud case linked to Heat

    Plea deal in Ohio fraud case linked to Heat

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2013
    A 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.
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  • 5 Interesting Stats From The NBA Season So Far

    5 Interesting Stats From The NBA Season So Far

    dimemag.com Dec 31, 2013
    Scouring 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…
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  • New Year's resolutions for every East team

    New Year's resolutions for every East team

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2013
    What should Indy strive for in 2014? We offer New Year's resolutions for every team in the East.
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  • Who’s Better: Dirk Nowitzki Or Blake Griffin?

    Who’s Better: Dirk Nowitzki Or Blake Griffin?

    dimemag.com Dec 31, 2013
    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…
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  • Knicks cut J.R. Smith's brother, sign D-League big man Tyler

    Knicks cut J.R. Smith's brother, sign D-League big man Tyler

    nba.com Dec 31, 2013
    The Knicks have signed forward Jeremy Tyler and waived guard Chris Smith, whose roster spot had caused some controversy in New York.
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  • Report: Cavs & Lakers Considering Andrew Bynum – Pau Gasol Swap

    Report: Cavs & Lakers Considering Andrew Bynum – Pau Gasol Swap

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Dec 31, 2013
    In 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…
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  • Wilson Chandler Hammers Home The One-Handed Alley-Oop

    Wilson Chandler Hammers Home The One-Handed Alley-Oop

    dimemag.com Dec 31, 2013
    Tasked 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 …
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  • D.J. Augustin’s Steal & Dribbling Sorcery Leads To Taj Gibs…

    D.J. Augustin’s Steal & Dribbling Sorcery Leads To Taj Gibson Slam

    dimemag.com Dec 31, 2013
    Monday 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…
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  • Gerald Green Shows Off His Quick Hops With The Two-Handed Jam

    Gerald Green Shows Off His Quick Hops With The Two-Handed Jam

    dimemag.com Dec 31, 2013
    What 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…
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  • LeBron James taps a pass full-court to get Mario Chalmers to th…

    LeBron James taps a pass full-court to get Mario Chalmers to the line (Video)

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2013
    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…
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  • Kevin Love and Rick Adelman criticize non-call that ended Wolve…

    Kevin Love and Rick Adelman criticize non-call that ended Wolves-Mavericks game (Video)

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2013
    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…
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  • Eric Bledsoe speeds Suns' present by rekindling success of thei…

    Eric Bledsoe speeds Suns' present by rekindling success of their past

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2013
    There's a lot of Kevin Johnson in Eric Bledsoe and the way in which he's made the Suns a contender.
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  • Dragic, Green lead Suns in rout of Clippers

    Dragic, Green lead Suns in rout of Clippers

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2013
    The Phoenix Suns ended the year with a 107-88 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
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  • Tyreke Evans hits game-winner to answer another clutch Damian L…

    Tyreke Evans hits game-winner to answer another clutch Damian Lillard shot (Video)

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2013
    Portland 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…
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  • Video - Spurs Blow Out Nets 00:50

    Spurs Blow Out Nets

    Dec 31
    The Spurs won their third straight behind six players reaching double-digit scoring in a 113-92 victory over the Nets.
  • Video - Warriors Win Sixth Straight 00:43

    Warriors Win Sixth Straight

    Dec 31
    David Lee scored a game-high 22 points in the Warriors' 94-81 win over the Magic.
  • Video - Pacers Roll To 15-1 At Home 01:13

    Pacers Roll To 15-1 At Home

    Dec 31
    Paul George recorded his sixth straight 20-plus-point game in the Pacers' 91-76 victory over the Cavaliers.
  • Video - Hawks Rally To Edge Celtics 01:29

    Hawks Rally To Edge Celtics

    Dec 31
    Paul Millsap had season highs with 34 points and 15 rebounds as the Hawks rallied for a 92-91 win over the Celtics.

Sports Columnists

  • Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers continue talks on Pau Gasol-Andrew…

    Dec 31
    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers continued discussions Tuesday on a deal centered around former teammates Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.
  • Daily Dime: Pau Gasol's days numbered in Lakerland?

    Dec 31
    Pau Gasol era might be coming to a close in relatively quiet fashion, J.A. Adande writes.
  • Brek Shea nears loan to Barnsley from Stoke City

    Dec 31
    Transfer news
  • Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers talk Pau Gasol-Andrew Bynum trade

    Dec 31
    The Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers have had discussions on a trade that would involve Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, league sources told ESPN.com.