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Thunder avoid third straight OT against Mavs

Thunder avoid third straight OT against Mavs

ESPN.com Updated Feb 4, 2013
Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the Dallas Mavericks 112-91 Monday night while avoiding a third straight overtime game between the teams.
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  • 2013 Trade Deadline Tracker

    2013 Trade Deadline Tracker

    nba.com Feb 4, 2013
    NBA.com reports on the 2013 Trade Deadline, which ends on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. ET. * * *
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  • Blazers avoid late collapse against Wolves

    Blazers avoid late collapse against Wolves

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 rebounds to help the Portland Trail Blazers avoid a late collapse and hang on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98 on Monday night.
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  • Here's A Pretty Between-The-Legs Bounce Pass

    Here's A Pretty Between-The-Legs Bounce Pass

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    Paul George executed this slick between-the-legs bounce pass in the first quarter of the Pacers game against the Bulls. George found fellow Pacer George Hill for a an easy layup. More »
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  • LeBron has 31 points as Heat beat back Bobcats

    LeBron has 31 points as Heat beat back Bobcats

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    LeBron James scored 31 points and Chris Bosh added 23 to lead Miami past Charlotte 99-94 Monday night, the Heat's 10th consecutive victory against the Bobcats.
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  • Chandler's 20 boards give Knicks 5th win in row

    Chandler's 20 boards give Knicks 5th win in row

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    Tyson Chandler tied a franchise record with his third straight 20-rebound game, Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and the New York Knicks beat the Detroit Pistons 99-85 on Monday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
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  • Pacers top Bulls to take share of Central lead

    Pacers top Bulls to take share of Central lead

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 4, 2013
    David West scored 29 points and Paul George had 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, leading Indiana past short-handed Chicago 111-101 on Monday night, and into a share of the Central Division lead.
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  • Wall, Wizards knock off injury-ravaged Clippers

    Wall, Wizards knock off injury-ravaged Clippers

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    Martell Webster scored 21 points, and the Washington Wizards broke a four-game losing streak Monday night with a 98-90 win over a Los Angeles Clippers team missing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.
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  • Melo, Knicks rip Pistons to spoil Calderon's debut

    Melo, Knicks rip Pistons to spoil Calderon's debut

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    Melo, Knicks rip Pistons to spoil Calderon's debut
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  • 76ers win third in row as Hawes handles Magic

    76ers win third in row as Hawes handles Magic

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    Spencer Hawes had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Jrue Holiday had 13 points and 14 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 78-61 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
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  • Pacers edge ailing Bulls to seize share of Central

    Pacers edge ailing Bulls to seize share of Central

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    Pacers edge ailing Bulls to seize share of Central
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  • Howard focused on season, doesn't want 'circus'

    Howard focused on season, doesn't want 'circus'

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    Dwight Howard knows how all the attention surrounding his exit from the Orlando Magic created a "Dwightmare" situation for everyone involved and he wants to avoid the negative spotlight with his free agency decision looming in Los Angeles.
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  • Heat's Spoelstra mum on East All-Star starters

    Heat's Spoelstra mum on East All-Star starters

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 4, 2013
    One day after earning the nod as coach of the Eastern Conference for the All-Star game, Miami's Erik Spoelstra wasn't ready to announce his starters.
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  • Cops: Suns Beasley cited for suspended license

    Cops: Suns Beasley cited for suspended license

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    Scottsdale police say Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley was cited last month on suspicion of speeding, driving on a suspended Arizona license and driving without a vehicle license plate or registration.
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  • Clips' Griffin (hamstring) ends 197-game streak

    Clips' Griffin (hamstring) ends 197-game streak

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    Blake Griffin's streak of 197 consecutive games has come to an end.
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  • Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the NBA reacts to a Dodge truck comm…

    Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the NBA reacts to a Dodge truck commercial

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    At this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…
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  • All Guts, No Glory: Role players like J.J. Redick don't get muc…

    All Guts, No Glory: Role players like J.J. Redick don't get much atte…

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    Role players like J.J. Redick don't get much attention, but they do get the job done. Rob Mahoney examines five players who are flying under the radar yet having significant impacts.
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  • Report: NBA agents want Fehr to head up NBPA

    Report: NBA agents want Fehr to head up NBPA

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    Longtime sports union leader Donald Fehr is the choice of several NBA agents to replace Billy Hunter as the leader of the National Basketball Players Association, according to CBSSports.com.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Derrick Rose in the D-League?

    The 10-man rotation, starring Derrick Rose in the D-League?

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 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: NBA.com's Hang Time Blog. With the Chi…
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  • The Warriors are a jump-shooting team, and that’s fine

    The Warriors are a jump-shooting team, and that’s fine

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    Most every Thursday on TNT's "Inside the NBA," America's sweetheart Charles Barkley criticizes teams that take too many jump shots. By his reasoning, NBA games are won in the paint, not on the perimeter, because that's a more dependable way to…
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  • Happy one-year anniversary, ‘Linsanity’ (VIDEO)

    Happy one-year anniversary, ‘Linsanity’ (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Feb 4, 2013
    One year ago today, on Feb. 4 2012, Jeremy Lin came off the New York Knick bench and completely turned the NBA on its ear. The previously unheralded D-League call-up entered a contest against the then-New Jersey Nets with his team already down 10, and c…
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  • Forgotten Star: Winners of 10 straight, the Spurs are the hotte…

    Forgotten Star: Winners of 10 straight, the Spurs are the hottest…

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    Winners of 10 straight, the Spurs are the hottest team in the NBA. Tim Duncan's resurgence has stolen headlines, but an overlooked Tony Parker has been key, says Rob Mahoney.
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  • Bulls' Robinson, Warriors' Lee are Players of Week

    Bulls' Robinson, Warriors' Lee are Players of Week

    nba.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson and the Golden State Warriors' David Lee on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 3.
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Feb 4, 2013
    The best N.B.A. games of the week feature the Lakers at Brooklyn, Golden State at Oklahoma City and Chicago at Denver.
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  • Immediate Twitter must-follow: NBA super-fan Jim Goldstein

    Immediate Twitter must-follow: NBA super-fan Jim Goldstein

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    SLAM contributor and all-around Jim Goldstein super-fan Myles Brown was the first to notice that NBA super-fan Jim Goldstein, in the news of the day, has created a Twitter account. Goldstein, an architectural maven that has been a fixture at NBA playoff…
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  • Nowitzki expects to return Monday at Thunder

    Nowitzki expects to return Monday at Thunder

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki declared himself ready to return after missing the last two games with a strained right thigh muscle.
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  • Trade season round-up, featuring Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, …

    Trade season round-up, featuring Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Rip Hamilton, and Danny Granger

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    On Sunday the Sporting News reported that the Boston Celtics had engaged in some discussions with the Los Angeles Clippers about possibly moving legendary big man Kevin Garnett to the Clips. On some levels, the rumored discussions checked off on all the…
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  • It Took A Blackout To Show You How Truly Useless NFL Broadcaste…

    It Took A Blackout To Show You How Truly Useless NFL Broadcasters Are. Let's Blow Up The Studio.

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    I avoided the pregame shows yesterday. This isn't unusual. I never watch pregame shows for the same reason YOU never watch pregame shows. I showed up at my friend's house just as they were getting ready for Alicia Keys to spend eight minutes doing a nat…
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  • Tim Duncan and Joakim Noah sit with injuries, while Kobe Bryant…

    Tim Duncan and Joakim Noah sit with injuries, while Kobe Bryant wants Dwight Howard to play through his

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    We’re past the midpoint of the NBA season by now, about to dive into the whirlwind that tends to hit as teams try to tick off extra wins before the All-Star break and before the Feb. 21 trade deadline. Complicating matters for three significant teams is
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  • Brandon Knight Dunks All In Pau Gasol’s Face

    Brandon Knight Dunks All In Pau Gasol’s Face

    dimemag.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Pistons nearly came back from the dead to beat the Lakers in yesterday’s matinee. But while they didn’t get the win, Brandon Knight got the highlight, jamming all over Pau Gasol on a fast-break finish. Are the Lakers better with Gasol in the start
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  • Paul Pierce hits game-winning step-back 3-pointer to push Celti…

    Paul Pierce hits game-winning step-back 3-pointer to push Celtics past Clippers (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Los Angeles Clippers had roared back from a 19-point halftime deficit against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, riding a monster second half from the backcourt duo of Eric Bledsoe and Jamal Crawford (37 total points on 14 for 23 shooting, nine assists a…
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  • NBA Trade Rumors: Kevin Garnett to Clippers Being Discussed

    NBA Trade Rumors: Kevin Garnett to Clippers Being Discussed

    dimemag.com Feb 4, 2013
    If you believe The Sporting News, the Los Angeles Clippers‘ recent struggles (losers of six out of their last eight games) have done nothing to dampen their belief that they can win an NBA championship this year. The outlet reported last night that mult
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  • Did Metta World Peace punch Brandon Knight during Lakers win ov…

    Did Metta World Peace punch Brandon Knight during Lakers win over Pistons? (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    With just under two minutes remaining in the first half of Sunday's early tip between the Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons - to which we're sure you were all glued because there wasn't much else going on yesterday, sports-wise - Lakers big man P
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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 4, 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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  • Video - Thunder Coast Past Mavs 01:04

    Thunder Coast Past Mavs

    Feb 4
    Russell Westbrook scored 24 points and Kevin Durant had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Thunder to a 112-91 win over the Mavericks.
  • Video - Big Three Fuel Heat 01:03

    Big Three Fuel Heat

    Feb 4
    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 74 of Miami's 99 points as the Heat beat the Bobcats.
  • Video - 76ers Hand Magic 10th Straight Loss 01:10

    76ers Hand Magic 10th Straight Loss

    Feb 4
    Spencer Hawes had 21 points and 14 rebounds in the 76ers' 78-61 win over the Magic.
  • Video - Knicks Sweep 5-Game Homestand 00:53

    Knicks Sweep 5-Game Homestand

    Feb 4
    Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and Tyson Chandler had 20 rebounds for the third straight night to propel the Knicks past the Pistons.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA All-Star 2013: Will Erik Spoelstra choose Chris Bosh or Kyrie Irving?

    Feb 4
    Will Heat coach select Chris Bosh or Kyrie Irving to replace the injured Rajon Rondo?