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Goran Dragic Makes a Tough Layup

Goran Dragic Makes a Tough Layup

dimemag.com Updated Feb 5, 2013
Goran Dragic hustles for the lose ball and drives to the hoop for tough layup while drawing contact.The post Goran Dragic Makes a Tough Layup appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Snea…
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  • Brooklyn Has A Massive Meltdown Against The Lakers; Houston Sco…

    Brooklyn Has A Massive Meltdown Against The Lakers; Houston Scores 140 Points

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    As much as we want to give credit to Kobe Bryant for icing the Lakers win in Brooklyn last night, L.A. should throw the Nets a bone. Brooklyn did everything they could outside of express mailing the W to Hollywood. Down the stretch, the Nets endured a c…
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  • Gasol injures foot vs. Nets, will undergo MRI

    Gasol injures foot vs. Nets, will undergo MRI

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol left Tuesday's win over the Brooklyn Nets after straining the plantar fascia in his right foot late in the fourth quarter.
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  • Dragic carries Suns past Grizzlies in fourth

    Dragic carries Suns past Grizzlies in fourth

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Memphis Grizzlies 96-90 on Tuesday night.
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  • George goes for 29 as Pacers pad home streak

    George goes for 29 as Pacers pad home streak

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    Paul George scored 29 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to their 15th straight home win, 114-103 over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
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  • Jeremy Lin’s No-Look Pass

    Jeremy Lin’s No-Look Pass

    dimemag.com Feb 5, 2013
    Jeremy Lin hits Chandler Parsons with a perfect no-look pass.The post Jeremy Lin’s No-Look Pass appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Paul George Cannot Be Contained

    Paul George Cannot Be Contained

    dimemag.com Feb 5, 2013
    Paul George cannot be contained by the Atlanta Hawks as he speeds right passed Kyle Korver and dunks over three defenders. George led the Pacers to a 114-103 victory with 29 points, 5 boards and 4 assists.The post Paul George Cannot Be Contained appeare…
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  • Kobe Bryant Posterizes Two Defenders

    Kobe Bryant Posterizes Two Defenders

    dimemag.com Feb 5, 2013
    Age is just a number and it doesn’t stop Kobe Bryant from attacking the rim with a monster slam over both Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries. Bryant led the Lakers to a 92-83 victory in Brooklyn without Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace.The post Kobe B
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the Bulls (almost) never making a…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the Bulls (almost) never making a mistake

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 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: Grantland. Zach Lowe sings the praises…
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  • This baby is great at basketball, trick shots (VIDEO)

    This baby is great at basketball, trick shots (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    As much as those of us at BDL love the NBA, the fact of the matter is that we have lives outside of the world of basketball. Like you, we enjoy things like puppies, rainbows, and babies. But it's also true that if a puppy, rainbow, or baby ever played b…
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  • Coast to Coast - Who can beat the Miami Heat in East?

    Coast to Coast - Who can beat the Miami Heat in East?

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    Our experts discuss what teams in the Eastern Conference could challenge the Heat in the playoffs?
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  • Ohio rejects anti-LeBron James vanity license plates

    Ohio rejects anti-LeBron James vanity license plates

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    If you have a car and want to express your personality, then a vanity license plate may be for you! In a mere seven characters, vanity plates give American motorists to tell their fellow citizens what they stand for. Unlike a bumper sticker, it doesn't …
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  • Massachusetts lottery winners could earn the chance to play H-O…

    Massachusetts lottery winners could earn the chance to play H-O-R-S-E against Paul Pierce (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    Even during his rookie campaign, during the lockout season of 1999, Paul Pierce seemed like a crafty veteran. He busted out of the gates with the best first month of any rookie in 1999 before ceding to the flashier Vince Carter, featuring an array of sp…
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  • Lakers' World Peace, Howard out vs. Nets

    Lakers' World Peace, Howard out vs. Nets

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    Forward Metta World Peace has been suspended for one game because he hit Detroit's Brandon Knight in the face, and the Los Angeles Lakers also will be without Dwight Howard again when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
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  • Mavs' Kaman on NBA concussion test: Stupid

    Mavs' Kaman on NBA concussion test: Stupid

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman, who hasn't been cleared to practice and won't until he passes the NBA-mandated test for players who sustain concussions, had some choice words Tuesday for the league's protocol.
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  • Section 15: A Slice of Chicago in Brooklyn

    Section 15: A Slice of Chicago in Brooklyn

    nytimes.com Feb 5, 2013
    Barclays Center offers a pair of Bulls fans from the Bronx a chance to see their favorite team.
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  • Nick Young’s Nasty 360 Dunk

    Nick Young’s Nasty 360 Dunk

    dimemag.com Feb 5, 2013
    Nick Young had a slow start to his first season in Philly. But lately (as in the last five games), he’s putting in work, averaging over 17 points and 1.8 steals a night. Swaggy P had 15 in a starting role last night against Orlando, and with this breaka
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  • In a Super Bowl tribute, the Minnesota Timberwolves turn out th…

    In a Super Bowl tribute, the Minnesota Timberwolves turn out their arena lights (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    A year ago we had a hard time figuring out just exactly what shut out the lights during an Indiana Pacers/(then) New Jersey Nets tilt at Indianapolis’ Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. A few days after Sunday’s Super Bowl, we’re still trying to determine
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  • Celts' Rivers shoots down trade rumors as 'silly'

    Celts' Rivers shoots down trade rumors as 'silly'

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    A frustrated Doc Rivers on Tuesday called the recent trade rumors swirling around the Celtics' stars "silly" and media driven, while a couple of the players who have been the subject of those rumors blew them off as just part of life at this t…
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  • Give And Go: Assessing the brewing postseason races

    Give And Go: Assessing the brewing postseason races

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    Give And Go: Assessing the brewing postseason races
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  • J.R. Smith airballs free throw, plays pickup with kids at halft…

    J.R. Smith airballs free throw, plays pickup with kids at halftime as Knicks rout Pistons (VIDEOS)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Feb 5, 2013
    If we're being totally honest, Monday night's game between the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons wasn't an especially thrilling watch, even for Knicks fans psyched to see the 'Bockers finish off their first 5-0 homestand in 16 years with a 95-88 win. …
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  • Celtics Find a Way Without Rondo

    Celtics Find a Way Without Rondo

    nytimes.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Celtics, written off as playoff contenders when Rajon Rondo was lost for the season, are finding new ways to run their offense without him.
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  • Teams that may be buying at the deadline

    Teams that may be buying at the deadline

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    Much of the focus this trade season has been given to the players possibly on the block (Pau Gasol, Paul Pierce, Josh Smith). But which teams are positioned to be buyers at the deadline? Could the Clippers deal some depth to strengthen their title hopes…
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  • NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan tips off in Houston

    NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan tips off in Houston

    nba.com Feb 5, 2013
    NEW YORK -- The NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan tips off on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with a visit to pediatric patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital led by NBA and WNBA players and legends. Throughout the five-day Community Caravan, members o…
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  • The NBA’s dress code police ask Joakim Noah to leave the bench …

    The NBA’s dress code police ask Joakim Noah to leave the bench during a game, and change out of his sweater

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    On Monday night, an NBA employee asked that injured Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah leave his team’s bench because his outfit was deemed unacceptable by the NBA. An outfit that — and this is coming from someone who lives in Indiana — probably ranke
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  • Paul George Catches a Reverse Alley-Oop Dunk

    Paul George Catches a Reverse Alley-Oop Dunk

    dimemag.com Feb 5, 2013
    Paul George did it all last night against the Chicago Bulls. Points, big shots, in-between-the-legs passes, he did it all, including putting down this two-hand reverse alley-oop dunk from George Hill (and making it look easy in the process): For breakin…
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  • DeMarcus Cousins ejected after calling ref ‘effing female’ in K…

    DeMarcus Cousins ejected after calling ref ‘effing female’ in Kings loss to Jazz (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    With 2:23 left in the first half of Monday's matchup with the Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins received a technical foul for what looked like carping to the referees after missing a shot at the rim on which he thought he was fouled by…
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  • Michael Beasley cited for driving without license or plates, bu…

    Michael Beasley cited for driving without license or plates, but with gun, speeding 26 MPH over limit

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    On Jan. 24, the Phoenix Suns came through with an expertly timed nationally televised win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The team played sound all-around basketball and moved to 2-0 under interim head coach Lindsey Hunter. Even though the team roared ou…
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  • LeBron James has a nearly perfect night (VIDEO)

    LeBron James has a nearly perfect night (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    Despite the team’s reputation as hungry, young defensive go-getters, the Charlotte Bobcats are the NBA’s worst defensive team. They rank 30th out of 30 teams on that end, featuring an array of smallish guards and wings that have major trouble funnelin
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  • Daily Dime: New York putting it all together

    Daily Dime: New York putting it all together

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Knicks are looking like a team that could challenge the Heat for the East's No. 1 spot, Beckley Mason writes.
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  • NY Knicks overpower lowly Detroit Pistons, could end up passing…

    NY Knicks overpower lowly Detroit Pistons, could end up passing Miami Heat for top spot in Eastern Conference in long haul

    nydailynews.com Feb 5, 2013
    Mike Woodson talks about passing Miami for the top spot in the East before the All-Star break in nine days and you can see why the Knick coach is so confident. It’s largely a collection of weaklings the Knicks are playing before Carmelo Anthony and Tyso
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  • LeBron James Sets A Personal Record; Indiana Beats Chicago In P…

    LeBron James Sets A Personal Record; Indiana Beats Chicago In Possible Playoff Preview

    dimemag.com Feb 5, 2013
    “How about LeBron James? Twenty-seven points, eight rebounds, eight assists. Another average game for LeBron James.” That was an actual statement made on Miami’s broadcast. James would go on to finish with 31 points in the Heat’s five-point win ov
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  • About Last Night: Knicks Go Old-School

    About Last Night: Knicks Go Old-School

    grantland.com Feb 5, 2013
    In case you were busy hunting for valuable royal bones in a local parking lot, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Tyson Chandler secured hi...
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  • Video - Kobe Posterizes The Nets 00:43

    Kobe Posterizes The Nets

    Feb 5
    Dunk Of The Night: Kobe Bryant drives through the lane and dunks in the face of Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries.
  • Video - Kobe, Short-Handed Lakers Top Nets 01:04

    Kobe, Short-Handed Lakers Top Nets

    Feb 5
    Kobe Bryant had 21 points and Earl Clark had a double-double in place of Dwight Howard as the Lakers beat the Nets.
  • Video - George's 29 Points Fuel Pacers 00:53

    George's 29 Points Fuel Pacers

    Feb 5
    Paul George scored 29 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to their 15th straight home win.
  • Video - Lakers Short-Handed In Brooklyn 02:11

    Lakers Short-Handed In Brooklyn

    Feb 5
    ESPNLA.com's Dave McMenamin discusses Metta World Peace's one-game suspension and the latest on Dwight Howard's shoulder injury.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Clippers, Rockets among teams that could be buying at deadlin…

    Feb 5
    Much of the focus this trade season has been given to the players possibly on the block (Pau Gasol, Paul Pierce, Josh Smith). But which teams are positioned to be buyers at the deadline? Could the Clippers deal some depth to strengthen their title hopes…
  • Coast to Coast - Who can beat the Miami Heat in East?

    Feb 5
    Our experts discuss what teams in the Eastern Conference could challenge the Heat in the playoffs?
  • Running Diary: The New Fast & Furious 6 Extended Trailer

    Feb 5
    February 5 is now a holiday. In less than an hour this morning, we learned Gus Johnson is calling the 2018 World Cup, Keith Law's annual list of the t...