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Green, Parker pace Spurs to 11th straight win

Green, Parker pace Spurs to 11th straight win

ESPN.com Updated Feb 6, 2013
Danny Green hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points to help the San Antonio Spurs to their 11th straight win, 104-94 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
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  • Kobe challenges Howard: 'We need urgency'

    Kobe challenges Howard: 'We need urgency'

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Kobe Bryant once again has urged Dwight Howard to play through some pain while claiming that the Los Angeles Lakers center "worries too much" about media and fan criticism.
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  • Lopez-led Nets win first at Detroit since 2006

    Lopez-led Nets win first at Detroit since 2006

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Brook Lopez had 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won at Detroit for the first time since 2006, holding off the Pistons 93-90 on Wednesday night.
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  • LeBron, Wade help Heat hold off Rockets

    LeBron, Wade help Heat hold off Rockets

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    LeBron James scored 32 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 points and eight assists, and the Miami Heat held off the Houston Rockets 114-108 on Wednesday night.
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  • Hawks' Teague piles up 13 assists in win vs. Grizz

    Hawks' Teague piles up 13 assists in win vs. Grizz

    CNNSI.com Feb 6, 2013
    Hawks' Teague piles up 13 assists in win vs. Grizz
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  • Bledsoe helps short-handed Clippers snap skid

    Bledsoe helps short-handed Clippers snap skid

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Eric Bledsoe had 27 points, including 19 in the second half, and the Los Angeles Clippers used a big third quarter to secure an 86-76 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
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  • Garnett goes for 27 as Celtics hold off Raptors

    Garnett goes for 27 as Celtics hold off Raptors

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Kevin Garnett scored a season-high 27 points with 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by beating the Toronto Raptors 99-95 on Wednesday night.
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  • Stern: NBA on track to test for HGH in 2013-14

    Stern: NBA on track to test for HGH in 2013-14

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    The NBA for the most part has managed to avoid the major performance-enhancing drug scandals that have plagued the NFL and Major League Baseball over the last decade. Commissioner David Stern is hoping to keep it that way.
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  • Wizards hold on, snap Knicks' five-game streak

    Wizards hold on, snap Knicks' five-game streak

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Trevor Ariza scored 20 points and the Washington Wizards broke the New York Knicks' five-game winning streak with a 106-96 victory on Wednesday night.
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  • Irving, Waiters spark Cavaliers' rout of Bobcats

    Irving, Waiters spark Cavaliers' rout of Bobcats

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in just three quarters, rookie Dion Waiters added 19 and the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't overlook a team with a worse record than their own, rolling to a 122-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
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  • Sixers Fan Buys 18 Tickets To Tonight's Game For Less Than A Do…

    Sixers Fan Buys 18 Tickets To Tonight's Game For Less Than A Dollar

    deadspin.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Sixers are five games under .500 and hosting the Indiana Pacers isn't doing the Wells Fargo Center any favors, either. Things are so desperate in Philly that one fan was able to scoop up 18 tickets on stub-hub for $.04. He bought the entire row and …
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  • Bucks' Sanders sidelined with bruised back

    Bucks' Sanders sidelined with bruised back

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders sat out Wednesday night's game against the Utah Jazz with a bruised back.
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  • Kobe Bryant wants NBA stars to take on a bigger role in the pla…

    Kobe Bryant wants NBA stars to take on a bigger role in the players’ union

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    If you haven't heard, the National Basketball Players' Union is in a state of serious flux right now. After months of reports that executive director Billy Hunter had abused his powers with regular acts of nepotism and shady contract "negotiations,…
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  • Stern says Seattle group has filed for relocation

    Stern says Seattle group has filed for relocation

    ESPN.com nba.com yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    With one more procedural move, the Sacramento Kings took another step toward Seattle.
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  • Lakers’ Pau Gasol out indefinitely with partial right plantar f…

    Lakers’ Pau Gasol out indefinitely with partial right plantar fascia tear, could miss 6 to 8 weeks (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com nba.com ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Most NBA fans feared the worst as soon as we heard Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol say he "felt a pop" in the plantar fascia (the connective tissue on the sole) of his right foot during the fourth quarter of L.A.'s 92-83 road win o…
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  • Raptors' Bargnani returns from injured elbow

    Raptors' Bargnani returns from injured elbow

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 6, 2013
    Center Andrea Bargnani was set to come off the bench for the Toronto Raptors for Wednesday's game against Boston, ending a 26-game injury absence.
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  • Chris Bosh of Miami Heat to sit out with illness

    Chris Bosh of Miami Heat to sit out with illness

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Miami Heat will be without All-Star center Chris Bosh on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets because of illness. He is considered day to day.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the unstoppable LaMarcus Aldridge

    The 10-man rotation, starring the unstoppable LaMarcus Aldridge

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 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: Eye on Basketball. Zach Harper breaks …
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  • Report: Gasol to sit 6-8 weeks with injured foot

    Report: Gasol to sit 6-8 weeks with injured foot

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol will miss six to eight weeks with a partially torn plantar fascia, according to a CBS Sports report.
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  • Lionel Hollins is still complaining about the roster he’s been …

    Lionel Hollins is still complaining about the roster he’s been given

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    Sometimes these stories just write themselves. The Memphis Grizzlies are coached by a notoriously anti-advanced stats Rudy Gay fan in Lionel Hollins. The team’s front office is composed of two men in Jason Levien and John Hollinger that tend to shocking
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  • Samuel Dalembert drops a career-best game, and is immediately p…

    Samuel Dalembert drops a career-best game, and is immediately put on the trading block

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    So, Samuel Dalembert put together one of the better statistical lines of the NBA season on Tuesday. You may not have seen it, and you may not understand it, but Sam Dalembert managed 35 points on 17-21 shooting with 12 rebounds in only 27 minutes per ga…
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  • Tiago Splitter, comfortable in his ‘own house,’ is flourishing …

    Tiago Splitter, comfortable in his ‘own house,’ is flourishing in San Antonio

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    Tiago Splitter’s per game stats this season won’t blow anyone away, and his per-minute numbers actually haven’t shown that much improvement in comparison to the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. The eye test tells a different story, though. Though T
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  • Reebok Classic’s Kamikaze II Releasing In 5 Different Colors

    Reebok Classic’s Kamikaze II Releasing In 5 Different Colors

    dimemag.com Feb 6, 2013
    Remember the 1995-96 season? The Bulls and their 72 wins. Jordan and the 11s. It was a great time for basketball fans, and it was also perhaps Shawn Kemp‘s best season in the NBA. Seattle went to the Finals, and the Reignman rocked the legendary Reebok
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  • Allen Iverson loses Atlanta mansion in foreclosure auction, acc…

    Allen Iverson loses Atlanta mansion in foreclosure auction, according to report

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    Just one week after declining an invitation to join the Dallas Mavericks' D-League affiliate as he continues his thus-far unsuccessful pursuit of a return to the NBA and days after a family court judge lambasted his parenting during divorce proceedings,…
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  • The Latest on Rasheed Wallace

    The Latest on Rasheed Wallace

    nytimes.com Feb 6, 2013
    Rasheed Wallace of the Knicks, who has not played since December, hopes to return to the court in late February.
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  • The Indiana Pacers have taken the Central lead based heavily on…

    The Indiana Pacers have taken the Central lead based heavily on the All-Star level work of David West

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Indiana Pacers are in the midst of an NBA rarity. On Wednesday night the team will play its third game in three days, a statistical quirk that hasn’t happened in the NBA this year and usually is only a feature of lockout-shortened seasons. The workl
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  • Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 10

    Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 10

    dimemag.com Feb 6, 2013
    Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and
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  • A New No. 1: There's still no consensus top pick in this year'……

    A New No. 1: There's still no consensus top pick in this year'…

    CNNSI.com Feb 6, 2013
    There's still no consensus top pick in this year's draft. But Ben McLemore is quickly emerging as a star at Kansas. He topples Nerlens Noel in this edition of Chris Mannix's Big Board.
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  • Kobe Doin' Young Kobe

    Kobe Doin' Young Kobe

    deadspin.com Feb 6, 2013
    This was the moment at the Barclays Center last night that the entire upper deck-populated by significantly more Lakers than Nets fans, already-erupted in united awe. My friend leaned into a stranger, hand on his head, and the guy next to me yelled ou
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  • Watch Houston Make A Record-Tying 23 Three-Pointers In One Game

    Watch Houston Make A Record-Tying 23 Three-Pointers In One Game

    dimemag.com Feb 6, 2013
    Golden State had a pretty good offensive night. As we mentioned in Smack, they lit it up for 62 points in the first half against Houston… and yet trailed by 15. The Houston Rockets would go on to make 23 of 40 threes, tying a NBA record. On Monday night
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  • Rockets sink 23 treys to tie NBA record in rout

    Rockets sink 23 treys to tie NBA record in rout

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Houston Rockets tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers in a 140-109 win over Golden State on Tuesday night.
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  • Danilo Gallinari's Circus Shot Sealed A Crazy Nuggets Win

    Danilo Gallinari's Circus Shot Sealed A Crazy Nuggets Win

    Oh you know, just your standard fast-break, flip-the-ball-behind-your-head-from-below-your-hip-while-getting-fouled layup that hits every part of the rim before gently falling through the net. Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari somehow managed to pull off…
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  • Alicia Keys headlines All-Star Game halftime show

    Alicia Keys headlines All-Star Game halftime show

    nba.com Feb 6, 2013
    NEW YORK -- Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys will headline the 62nd NBA All-Star Game as the sole performer of the halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 17. Keys will perform a selection of her chart-topping hits as part of the All-Star Gam…
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  • Warriors intentionally foul to stop the Rockets from breaking N…

    Warriors intentionally foul to stop the Rockets from breaking NBA record for 3-pointers (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Houston Rockets put on a historically great shooting performance on Tuesday night, defeating the Golden State Warriors 140-109 at home. Houston tied an NBA record with 23 3-pointers on 40 attempts, with three players making at least four triples and…
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  • Sources: Lakers tell Howard he won't be traded

    Sources: Lakers tell Howard he won't be traded

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Feb 6, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has told Dwight Howard he will not be traded before the Feb. 21 trade deadline, according to league sources.
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  • Waiting For Superman

    Waiting For Superman

    CNNSI.com Feb 6, 2013
    Kobe Bryant closed out the Nets 92-83, but the Lakers lost Pau Gasol in the process. With Kobe already doing all he can, L.A. needs Dwight Howard back soon, says Chris Mannix.
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  • Are the Celtics Really This Good Without Rajon Rondo?

    Are the Celtics Really This Good Without Rajon Rondo?

    grantland.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Celtics are 4-0 without Rajon Rondo and have scored 102.4 points per 100 possessions in that stretch, a mark that would rank 12th overall - about ...
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  • About Last Night: The Rockets' Red Glare

    About Last Night: The Rockets' Red Glare

    grantland.com Feb 6, 2013
    In case you were out just driving, man, just hitting the open road, here's what you missed in sports Tuesday. The Houston Rockets tied the NBA recor...
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  • Video - Hornets Put Away Suns 01:00

    Hornets Put Away Suns

    Feb 6
    Greivis Vasquez drops double-double in Hornets' 93-84 win over Suns.
  • Video - LeBron, Wade Spark Heat 01:00

    LeBron, Wade Spark Heat

    Feb 6
    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 63 points in the Heat's 114-108 victory over the Rockets.
  • Video - Barea 3-pointer 00:15

    Barea 3-pointer

    Feb 6
    JJ Barea knocks down 3-pointer
  • Video - Rubio Touch Pass 00:08

    Rubio Touch Pass

    Feb 6
    Ricky Rubio's touch pass finds Mickael Gelabale for the lay-in.

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  • Mike Krzyzewski still being courted by Team USA basketball, according to s…

    Feb 6
    Team USA basketball still is holding out hope that Mike Krzyzewski will remain the team's coach, according to sources.
  • Chris Bosh of Miami Heat to sit out with illness

    Feb 6
    The Miami Heat will be without All-Star center Chris Bosh on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets because of illness. He is considered day to day.