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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.Upvote Share Tweet
No Fluke: A 102-89 rout gave Indiana its second win over Mi…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.Upvote Share TweetBrook 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.Upvote Share TweetRudy 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.Upvote Share TweetDavid West scored 30 points and Paul George added 15 on Friday night, leading Indiana to a 102-89 victory over Miami.Upvote Share TweetA 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.Upvote Share TweetTayshaun 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Are the Lakers using Steve Nash correctly?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…Upvote Share TweetLeBron 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 …Upvote Share TweetNew 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.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Knicks will host 150 children, their families and teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Heat's James, Spurs' Parker named Kia Players of MonthThe 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.Upvote Share TweetPacers coach Frank Vogel says Danny Granger could be back on the court before the All-Star break in mid-February.Upvote Share TweetBoston Celtics first-round draft choice Jared Sullinger had back surgery on Friday and will miss the rest of the season.Upvote Share TweetIn 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.Upvote Share TweetJose Calderon is eager to make his debut for the Detroit Pistons. First, he has some visa issues to resolve.Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe says jersey chewing 'a disgusting little trick'Kobe says jersey chewing 'a disgusting little trick'Upvote Share Tweet
Brandon Roy, after his latest injury setback, admits that he ‘thought that I couldn’t do this anymore’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 NBAUpvote Share Tweet
Kobe Bryant explains why he chews/sucks on his jersey, which you were totally wondering aboutFriday'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 BUpvote Share TweetWhen 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…Upvote Share Tweet
An Exclusive Interview With The Lady Who Owns The "@Pelicans" Twitter Handledeadspin.com Feb 1, 2013When 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…Upvote Share TweetIf 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…Upvote Share TweetDwight 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron not worried about being NBA's top-paid playerLeBron James has been an NBA champion once, an Olympic gold medalist twice and the league's MVP three times.Upvote Share Tweet
The Washington Wizards call an audible, and divert the team bus to a visit to St. Jude’s Children’s HospitalOut 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 comparisUpvote Share TweetNEW 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.Upvote Share TweetAfter 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…Upvote Share Tweet
If you enjoyed the 1990s, you will love the NBA’s newest batch of alternate retro uniformsBecause 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 hiUpvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Cuban calls TNT’s Chris Webber a ‘horrible analyst’ that ‘does no homework before the game’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 sUpvote Share TweetOver 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…Upvote Share TweetDallas 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Oklahoma City Cuts Memphis In Half; Golden State’s Defense Beats DallasWe 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 thUpvote Share Tweet
A Charge And A Three Save Boston; Pau Gasol Denies The Lakers Another Bad Road LossSomeone 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, thUpvote Share Tweet
Lee, Warriors hold off Mavs for 3rd straight winDavid 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.Upvote Share TweetDirk 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Too Soon To Judge: The depleted Grizzlies were no match for the Thun…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.Upvote Share Tweet
World Peace: I came to L.A. for the pressureWhen 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Thaddeus Young Leads 76ers Past KingsFeb 1Thaddeus Young's double-double helps 76ers top Kings.
Knicks Rally For Third Straight WinFeb 1Carmelo Anthony records 31st straight 20-point game in Knicks' 96-86 win over Bucks.
Doc Rivers On Loss Of Jared SullingerFeb 1Doc Rivers on how the Celtics will move forward without Jared Sullinger and Rajon Rondo.
Raptors Win In Rudy Gay's DebutFeb 1Rudy gay scores 20 points in team debut and Raptors hold Clippers to 34 percent shooting in 98-73 win.
NBA -- Miami Heat not worried following lopsided loss to Indiana PacersFeb 1Heat 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 deadlineFeb 1Marc Stein breaks down eight storylines to ponder ahead of the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
Wade asks LeBron to do slam, 3-point contestsFeb 1In 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 contestsFeb 1In 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.