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Anthony guides Knicks to third straight win

Anthony guides Knicks to third straight win

ESPN.com Updated Feb 1, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, Amare Stoudemire had 17 points and seven rebounds off the bench, and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to three games with a 96-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
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  • No Fluke: A 102-89 rout gave Indiana its second win over Mi……

    No Fluke: A 102-89 rout gave Indiana its second win over Mi…

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    A 102-89 rout gave Indiana its second win over Miami this year. Even without Danny Granger, the Pacers are contenders who continue to gain confidence, says Chris Mannix.
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  • Lopez powers Nets past short-handed Bulls

    Lopez powers Nets past short-handed Bulls

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 1, 2013
    Brook Lopez scored 20 points through three quarters, then the Brooklyn Nets turned to their bench to beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 93-89 on Friday night.
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  • Gay wows in debut as Raptors overpower Clips

    Gay wows in debut as Raptors overpower Clips

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 1, 2013
    Rudy Gay wowed a sellout crowd by scoring 20 points in his Toronto debut, leading the Raptors to a 98-73 rout of the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
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  • West's 30 points help Pacers beat Heat again

    West's 30 points help Pacers beat Heat again

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    David West scored 30 points and Paul George added 15 on Friday night, leading Indiana to a 102-89 victory over Miami.
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  • Van Exel's son gets 60-year term for murder

    Van Exel's son gets 60-year term for murder

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    A Texas jury sentenced the son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel to 60 years in prison Friday in the shooting death of a longtime friend.
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  • Prince, Daye, Davis make debuts for Grizzlies

    Prince, Daye, Davis make debuts for Grizzlies

    Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis, all obtained by the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team deal earlier this week, are expected to be in uniform for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards.
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  • Are the Lakers using Steve Nash correctly?

    Are the Lakers using Steve Nash correctly?

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    Even before the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers turned into one of the most disappointing teams in the modern history of the NBA, there were questions about just how quickly they'd be able to coalesce into a coherent unit (which, you know, hasn't happened ye…
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  • LeBron James thinks he’s worth more than he’s allowed to make, …

    LeBron James thinks he’s worth more than he’s allowed to make, and he’s right

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    LeBron James is making $17,545,000 to play for the Miami Heat this year. That's quite a lot of money, but it's not the most money in the league; Kobe Bryant ($27,849,149) is the league's highest-paid player this season. Actually, nine players are being …
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  • Knicks' Kidd (back) gets start against Bucks

    Knicks' Kidd (back) gets start against Bucks

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    New York Knicks' guard Jason Kidd is back in the starting lineup on Friday night after missing the team's win over Orlando on Wednesday with a sore lower back.
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  • Knicks to host Sandy Hook kids, families

    Knicks to host Sandy Hook kids, families

    nba.com Feb 1, 2013
    The New York Knicks will host 150 children, their families and teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School on Saturday.
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  • Heat's James, Spurs' Parker named Kia Players of Month

    Heat's James, Spurs' Parker named Kia Players of Month

    nba.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in January.
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  • Pacers expect Granger back by All-Star Game

    Pacers expect Granger back by All-Star Game

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 1, 2013
    Pacers coach Frank Vogel says Danny Granger could be back on the court before the All-Star break in mid-February.
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  • Celtics rookie Sullinger will miss rest of season

    Celtics rookie Sullinger will miss rest of season

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    Boston Celtics first-round draft choice Jared Sullinger had back surgery on Friday and will miss the rest of the season.
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  • Dwyane Wade prods LeBron James to play in Slam Dunk, 3-point co…

    Dwyane Wade prods LeBron James to play in Slam Dunk, 3-point contests

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    In his new role of captain of the Eastern Conference for All-Star Saturday, Dwyane Wade is applying some peer pressure to Miami Heat teammate LeBron James to take part.
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  • Calderon out for Pistons due to vista issues

    Calderon out for Pistons due to vista issues

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    Jose Calderon is eager to make his debut for the Detroit Pistons. First, he has some visa issues to resolve.
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  • Kobe says jersey chewing 'a disgusting little trick'

    Kobe says jersey chewing 'a disgusting little trick'

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    Kobe says jersey chewing 'a disgusting little trick'
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  • Brandon Roy, after his latest injury setback, admits that he ‘t…

    Brandon Roy, after his latest injury setback, admits that he ‘thought that I couldn’t do this anymore’

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    If you feel like you’ve read this same Brandon Roy update before, it’s probably because you’ve been following the guy’s attempts to sustain a healthy pair of knees for ages. Concerns over Roy’s health have been in place since before the 2006 NBA
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  • Kobe Bryant explains why he chews/sucks on his jersey, which yo…

    Kobe Bryant explains why he chews/sucks on his jersey, which you were totally wondering about

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    Friday's edition of the Los Angeles Times featured a lengthy, interesting chat between columnist T.J. Simers - whom you might remember from such endeavors as Messing With Mike D'Antoni and Messing With Jim Mora Jr. - and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe B
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  • Clippers’ Matt Barnes suspended 1 game for ‘striking’ neck of W…

    Clippers’ Matt Barnes suspended 1 game for ‘striking’ neck of Wolves’ Greg Stiemsma (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com nba.com ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    When the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre on Friday night, they'll do so without key reserve Matt Barnes, whom the NBA has suspended without pay for one game for perpetrating this aggressive bit of throat violenc…
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  • An Exclusive Interview With The Lady Who Owns The "@Pelica…

    An Exclusive Interview With The Lady Who Owns The "@Pelicans" Twitter Handle

    deadspin.com Feb 1, 2013
    When news leaked out that the New Orleans Hornets would be changing their name to the Pelicans, each person online seemed to have an opinion. We at Deadspin endorsed it. Yahoo Answers did not. But everyone trying to think through the symbolism of the te…
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  • Dwyane Wade Hints James White Will Be In All-Star Slam Dunk Con…

    Dwyane Wade Hints James White Will Be In All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

    dimemag.com Feb 1, 2013
    If you count the 1990s as your childhood as I do, then today brought undisputable great news: New York Knicks reserve and journeyman dunker James White will likely be joining the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. Anyone who grew up a hoops fa…
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  • Lakers' Howard (shoulder) out vs. Wolves

    Lakers' Howard (shoulder) out vs. Wolves

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    Dwight Howard is sidelined again with an ailing shoulder and disgruntled Pau Gasol is back in the Los Angeles Lakers' starting lineup, where he believes he should have been all along.
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  • Lionel Hollins on Rudy Gay trade: ‘When you have champagne tast…

    Lionel Hollins on Rudy Gay trade: ‘When you have champagne taste, you can’t be on a beer budget’

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Oklahoma City Thunder put a 17-point beatdown on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night, riding a white-hot start (32 points on 12 for 15 from the floor in the first quarter, including 11 on 5 for 6 by Russell Westbrook) and dismal Memphis shooting…
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  • LeBron not worried about being NBA's top-paid player

    LeBron not worried about being NBA's top-paid player

    nba.com Feb 1, 2013
    LeBron James has been an NBA champion once, an Olympic gold medalist twice and the league's MVP three times.
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  • The Washington Wizards call an audible, and divert the team bus…

    The Washington Wizards call an audible, and divert the team bus to a visit to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    Out of nowhere, the once-downtrodden Washington Wizards have turned into one of the NBA’s feel-good stories. The team has won seven of 11 games since third-year guard John Wall returned from a knee injury, a mark that won’t seem impressive in comparis
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  • NBA union head Hunter placed on indefinite leave

    NBA union head Hunter placed on indefinite leave

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) - Billy Hunter is being placed on an indefinite leave as executive director of the NBA players association, following a report that was critical of his leadership and urged players to consider his future with the organization.
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  • Deron Williams’ new $15.8 million Manhattan penthouse seems nic…

    Deron Williams’ new $15.8 million Manhattan penthouse seems nice (PHOTOS)

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    After signing a five-year, $98.8 million contract to run the point as the franchise player of the Brooklyn Nets this summer, it became clear that Deron Williams was going to be sticking around New York for a little while. All that was left was for the 2…
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  • If you enjoyed the 1990s, you will love the NBA’s newest batch …

    If you enjoyed the 1990s, you will love the NBA’s newest batch of alternate retro uniforms

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    Because the internet “helps” reaction move at incredible speed, there is a backlash to the backlash that once got in the way of appreciating 1990s culture for its fads and taste. Harmless and well-meaning sites like BuzzFeed mine that nostalgia for hi
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  • Russell Westbrook Had A Strange Meltdown On The Bench Last Nigh…

    Russell Westbrook Had A Strange Meltdown On The Bench Last Night

    The Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the Memphis Grizzlies last night, but an easy victory didn't stop Russell Westbrook from going a little crazy in the third quarter. After being called for a five-second violation, Westbrook returned to the bench and th…
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  • Mark Cuban calls TNT’s Chris Webber a ‘horrible analyst’ that ‘…

    Mark Cuban calls TNT’s Chris Webber a ‘horrible analyst’ that ‘does no homework before the game’

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    In the moments after Dallas’ rough 100-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took to Twitter to trash TNT analyst Chris Webber while engaging in a conversation with well-respected NBA follower Haralabos Voulgaris. Cuban made s
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  • Vince Carter feigns injury for an open dunk (VIDEO)

    Vince Carter feigns injury for an open dunk (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    Over his career, veteran Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Vince Carter has developed a reputation as a player who doesn't much enjoy playing through injury. At times, particularly during his darkest days with the Toronto Raptors, it was even suggested th…
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  • Mavs' Carlisle, Cuban criticize refs over non-call

    Mavs' Carlisle, Cuban criticize refs over non-call

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban fired a quick jab at the refs Thursday night, and coach Rick Carlisle added his own criticism of late-game officiating in the league.
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  • Oklahoma City Cuts Memphis In Half; Golden State’s Defense Beat…

    Oklahoma City Cuts Memphis In Half; Golden State’s Defense Beats Dallas

    dimemag.com Feb 1, 2013
    We can just imagine Memphis head coach Lionel Hollins shaking his head. So you’re telling me you’re trading Rudy Gay and our first game without him is against Oklahoma City? Yes, and it wasn’t pretty, a small Grizzlies comeback notwithstanding in th
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  • A Charge And A Three Save Boston; Pau Gasol Denies The Lakers A…

    A Charge And A Three Save Boston; Pau Gasol Denies The Lakers Another Bad Road Loss

    dimemag.com Feb 1, 2013
    Someone forgot to tell Boston they don’t have Rajon Rondo or Jared Sullinger for the rest of this season. The Celtics ran off their fourth straight win after losing their All-Star starter point guard a week ago by devouring the short-handed Clippers, th
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  • Lee, Warriors hold off Mavs for 3rd straight win

    Lee, Warriors hold off Mavs for 3rd straight win

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    David Lee finished an assist short of a triple-double, Klay Thompson scored 27 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-97 Thursday night.
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  • Nowitzki (leg) misses game against Warriors

    Nowitzki (leg) misses game against Warriors

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks will miss Thursday's game against the Golden State Warriors with a right adductor strain, yet another blow to a Mavs (19-26) team that has taken its fair share of punishment already this season.
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  • Too Soon To Judge: The depleted Grizzlies were no match for the…

    Too Soon To Judge: The depleted Grizzlies were no match for the Thun…

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    The depleted Grizzlies were no match for the Thunder, losing 106-89. But blaming the defeat on the Rudy Gay trade ignores Oklahoma City's inherent advantages, says Ben Golliver.
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  • World Peace: I came to L.A. for the pressure

    World Peace: I came to L.A. for the pressure

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    When Metta World Peace joined the Los Angeles Lakers following their 2009 NBA championship season, he famously said that if the franchise didn't repeat, the blame would fall on him.
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  • Video - Thaddeus Young Leads 76ers Past Kings 01:02

    Thaddeus Young Leads 76ers Past Kings

    Feb 1
    Thaddeus Young's double-double helps 76ers top Kings.
  • Video - Knicks Rally For Third Straight Win 01:00

    Knicks Rally For Third Straight Win

    Feb 1
    Carmelo Anthony records 31st straight 20-point game in Knicks' 96-86 win over Bucks.
  • Video - Doc Rivers On Loss Of Jared Sullinger 03:04

    Doc Rivers On Loss Of Jared Sullinger

    Feb 1
    Doc Rivers on how the Celtics will move forward without Jared Sullinger and Rajon Rondo.
  • Video - Raptors Win In Rudy Gay's Debut 00:54

    Raptors Win In Rudy Gay's Debut

    Feb 1
    Rudy gay scores 20 points in team debut and Raptors hold Clippers to 34 percent shooting in 98-73 win.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Miami Heat not worried following lopsided loss to Indiana Pacers

    Feb 1
    Heat won't lose any sleep following their latest defeat in Indy, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • NBA -- Marc Stein's Weekend Dime: Eight trade truths before the deadline

    Feb 1
    Marc Stein breaks down eight storylines to ponder ahead of the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
  • Wade asks LeBron to do slam, 3-point contests

    Feb 1
    In his new role of captain of the Eastern Conference for All-Star Saturday, Dwyane Wade is applying some peer pressure to Miami Heat teammate LeBron James to take part.
  • Dwyane Wade prods LeBron James to play in Slam Dunk, 3-point contests

    Feb 1
    In his new role of captain of the Eastern Conference for All-Star Saturday, Dwyane Wade is applying some peer pressure to Miami Heat teammate LeBron James to take part.