This is the February 4, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
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.Upvote Share Tweet
2013 Trade Deadline Trackernba.com Feb 4, 2013NBA.com reports on the 2013 Trade Deadline, which ends on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. ET. * * *Upvote Share Tweet
Blazers avoid late collapse against WolvesLaMarcus 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Here's A Pretty Between-The-Legs Bounce Passdeadspin.com Feb 4, 2013Paul 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 »Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron has 31 points as Heat beat back BobcatsLeBron 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Chandler's 20 boards give Knicks 5th win in rowTyson 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.Upvote Share TweetDavid 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Wall, Wizards knock off injury-ravaged ClippersMartell 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.Upvote Share TweetMelo, Knicks rip Pistons to spoil Calderon's debutUpvote Share Tweet
76ers win third in row as Hawes handles MagicSpencer 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Pacers edge ailing Bulls to seize share of CentralPacers edge ailing Bulls to seize share of CentralUpvote Share Tweet
Howard focused on season, doesn't want 'circus'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.Upvote Share TweetOne 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.Upvote Share TweetScottsdale 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.Upvote Share TweetBlake Griffin's streak of 197 consecutive games has come to an end.Upvote Share Tweet
Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the NBA reacts to a Dodge truck commercialAt 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…Upvote Share Tweet
All Guts, No Glory: Role players like J.J. Redick don't get much atte…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.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: NBA agents want Fehr to head up NBPALongtime 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.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Derrick Rose in the D-League?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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Warriors are a jump-shooting team, and that’s fineMost 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…Upvote Share TweetOne 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Forgotten Star: Winners of 10 straight, the Spurs are the hottest…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.Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls' Robinson, Warriors' Lee are Players of Weeknba.com Feb 4, 2013The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Best N.B.A. Games of the Weeknytimes.com Feb 4, 2013The best N.B.A. games of the week feature the Lakers at Brooklyn, Golden State at Oklahoma City and Chicago at Denver.Upvote Share Tweet
Immediate Twitter must-follow: NBA super-fan Jim GoldsteinSLAM 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…Upvote Share TweetMavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki declared himself ready to return after missing the last two games with a strained right thigh muscle.Upvote Share Tweet
Trade season round-up, featuring Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Rip Hamilton, and Danny GrangerOn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
It Took A Blackout To Show You How Truly Useless NFL Broadcasters Are. Let's Blow Up The Studio.deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013I 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Tim Duncan and Joakim Noah sit with injuries, while Kobe Bryant wants Dwight Howard to play through hisWe’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 isUpvote Share TweetThe 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 startUpvote Share Tweet
Paul Pierce hits game-winning step-back 3-pointer to push Celtics past Clippers (VIDEO)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…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Trade Rumors: Kevin Garnett to Clippers Being DiscussedIf 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 multUpvote Share TweetWith 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 PUpvote 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
Thunder Coast Past MavsFeb 4Russell 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.
Big Three Fuel HeatFeb 4LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 74 of Miami's 99 points as the Heat beat the Bobcats.
76ers Hand Magic 10th Straight LossFeb 4Spencer Hawes had 21 points and 14 rebounds in the 76ers' 78-61 win over the Magic.
Knicks Sweep 5-Game HomestandFeb 4Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and Tyson Chandler had 20 rebounds for the third straight night to propel the Knicks past the Pistons.
NBA All-Star 2013: Will Erik Spoelstra choose Chris Bosh or Kyrie Irving?Feb 4Will Heat coach select Chris Bosh or Kyrie Irving to replace the injured Rajon Rondo?