This is the February 11, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is Over
Most nights when the home team gets run out of the gym, the arena is unusually quiet. Not last night in Philly. While the Clippers were busy laying a 17-point beatdown on the Sixers, the crowd was halfway in-between incensed and amazed. It really began …Upvote Share Tweet
Chandler rejects Williams' 'ridiculous' pot claimsKnicks center Tyson Chandler called ESPN analyst Jay Williams' assertion that members of the 2002-03 Chicago Bulls smoked marijuana prior to games "ridiculous" on Monday evening.Upvote Share Tweet
Without 3 biggest stars, Spurs still rout BullsKawhi Leonard had a career-high 26 points and Danny Green scored 18 on Monday night, helping the short-handed San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 103-89 without their three biggest stars.Upvote Share TweetBrooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is out until after the All-Star break due to inflammation in both ankles, the team announced Monday.Upvote Share TweetByron Mullens had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated Boston 94-91 Monday night to snap the Celtics' seven-game winning streak.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Feb 11, 2013There’s a dripping uncertainty at the Garden and Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald needs to tell fans he’s in full control of the faucet.Upvote Share Tweet
Beal nets 28 as Wiz top Bucks for rare road winRookie Bradley Beal scored a season-high 28 points as the Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-90 Monday night, earning a rare road win.Upvote Share Tweet
Blake Griffin Switches Hands Mid-DunkThis is reminiscent of (but not nearly as pretty as) Michael Jordan switching hands in Game 2 of the 1991 Finals against the Lakers. It's not as fluid and obvious as Jordan, but that same hesitation is there and, anyway, Griffin's game has never been ab…Upvote Share TweetLuke Ridnour scored 21 points, Ricky Rubio added 13 and 10 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped an eight-game road losing streak, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-92 on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers close out road trip with rout of SixersChris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 107-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe: Howard conflict 'manufactured' by mediaKobe Bryant doesn't get what all the fuss was about.Upvote Share Tweet
Bucks' Sanders to get second opinion on backMilwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders missed his third consecutive game Monday night due to a lower back contusion. He said he would get a second opinion on the injury.Upvote Share Tweet
Andre Drummond is playing the drums to rehab his backOn Friday, NBA superfans got some very bad news: Detroit Pistons rookie big man Andre Drummond, one of the most dynamic players in the league, will miss at least a month with a stress fracture in his back. It's a stone-cold bummer not just for the Pisto…Upvote Share TweetTony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili were sidelined for San Antonio's game at Chicago on Monday night, leaving the Spurs without their three biggest stars.Upvote Share TweetDwight Howard said he intends to play in this weekend's All-Star Game as long as he doesn't aggravate the torn labrum in his right shoulder during the Los Angeles Lakers' final two games before the break.Upvote Share TweetDanny Granger's impending return has the Indiana Pacers thinking hard about how to work him back into the rotation.Upvote Share Tweet
George Karl once concocted a fake trade rumor for funThe NBA trade deadline is only 10 days away, and that means we're now in a period of rampant hearsay and rumor-mongering. As various reports surface, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. With so many rumors flying, who knows which talks ar…Upvote Share Tweet
Wade's superb play adds to LeBron's heroicsDwyane Wade got the ball on the left wing, darted toward the basket, leaped to avoid Dwight Howard and dunked from the right side of the rim.Upvote Share TweetThe Golden State Warriors have unveiled plans to wear the NBA's "first modern short-sleeve jersey" for three of their remaining home games this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Bibby Got Kicked Out Of His Son's Basketball GameMike Bibby no longer has a home in the NBA, which means that he has plenty of time to attend his son's high school basketball games. Last Friday, Bibby was kicked out of one of his son's games for arguing with the referees, and was escorted out of the g…Upvote Share TweetKobe Bryant admonished one of his Twitter followers for using a homophobic insult toward another fan of the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar guard.Upvote Share TweetMany people agreed that the trade sending Rudy Gay from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Toronto Raptors on January 31 would not benefit the Raptors. They were buying low on a high-priced, high-usage, inefficient wing that would make them good enough to be …Upvote Share Tweet
2002-03 Chicago Bulls, Ranked According To Likelihood The Player Was Getting Baked Before Games"There were guys smoking weed before games," Jay Williams recalled of his rookie year with the Bulls, his only season in the league. "Guys asking in the middle of the game, 'Do you smell popcorn?'" Which guys, exactly, Williams does …Upvote Share Tweet
The Brooklyn Nets are struggling badly due a mix of indifference, injury, unimpressive shooting and iffy DThe Brooklyn Nets have lost seven of the team’s last 13 games, a stark dip down from the 11-4 marks the team posted in both November and January. In a season that has had its fair share of low points — a .500 start after 28 games, a Christmas Day embaUpvote Share Tweet
On Fire: LeBron James has long been the world's best baske…LeBron James has long been the world's best basketball player. But this season, James is taking his game to breathtaking new heights. Rob Mahoney examines his historic season.Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 10.Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors to debut tight yellow alternate jerseys with sleeves against Spurs on Feb. 22 (PHOTOS)Hey, do you like "breakthrough innovation?" How about tight short-sleeved shirts? If you answered "yes" to both, then the Golden State Warriors and adidas have a treat for you. Show 'em, Harrison Barnes: That right there is a new jer…Upvote Share Tweet
Which Young Point Guard Do You Start Your Franchise With?Which young point guard would you start an NBA franchise with? Answer this question in the comments below and you could find yourself featured in the next issue of Dime Magazine… Imagine being Damian Lillard. I’m willing to bet the majority of you reaUpvote Share TweetThe Golden State Warriors today debuted a new alternate jersey that they're calling "revolutionary," "innovative," and "profound." More »Upvote Share Tweet
Fan who took off Pistons jersey post-Tayshaun Prince trade meets idol at Grizzlies game (VIDEO)Two Wednesdays ago, the Detroit Pistons took part in a three-team trade that sent small forward Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, point guard Jose Calderon to the Motor City and a trio of players to the Memphis Grizzlies. One of the Memphis three was sma…Upvote Share Tweet
The Best Detail In The NYT's Jay Williams Profile Is, Of Course, About Michael JordanThe New York Times published a profile of former Duke star Jay (Jason) Williams over the weekend, and it's worth a read. It details the motorcycle accident that derailed Williams's career after a 95-13 three-year run in Durham and just a single season i…Upvote Share Tweet
James White’s Top 10 DunksWith All-Star Weekend less than a week away, the anticipation for the dunk contest is rising. The field contains Gerald Green, Kenneth Faried, Terrence Ross, Eric Bledsoe, James White and Jeremy Evans. And while Evans might be the reigning dunk champ, t…Upvote Share TweetMaybe Lil Wayne should just stop going to live sporting events. First, there was that whole kerfuffle about him not being able to attend a Thunder game, which brought accusations of racism. Then he had a strange meltdown at the DirectTV Celebrity Beach …Upvote Share Tweet
Focused On The Greater GoodFor years, Jamal Crawford was the face of futility. But the once reluctant sixth man has accepted his role and made himself into a crucial piece for a winning team, says Chris Mannix.Upvote Share Tweet
Brendan Haywood and Zach Randolph pay the utility bills for dozens of Charlotte and Memphis families in needAs a good chunk of the East coast digs itself from out of a snowstorm and most of the country braces for at least another month of cold conditions, monthly bills remain a frightening concern for thousands of American families. Especially if you’re a sinUpvote Share Tweet
Dwyane Wade Crushes A Reverse Dunk Around Dwight HowardIn Miami’s beatdown of the Lakers yesterday afternoon, Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and made 12 of 18 shots. But amidst the LeBron/Kobe worship, it feels like no one noticed. Wade also contributed on some of the best highlights, including this reverse jUpvote Share Tweet
LeBron James Is Ruling The NBA, And It's Somehow Satisfying To WatchLeBron James is currently in the midst of one of the greatest hot streaks in NBA history. ESPN's Tom Haberstoh has a great breakdown of just how brilliant James has been over the last five games, but here's the short version: He has scored 30 points or …Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin with the block, coast-to-coast run, and throwdown (VIDEO)Jeremy Lin is the lead point guard for the Houston Rockets, a team that is first in the NBA with a blistering top mark in pace factor. He’s also in his first full season as an NBA starter, working in the last week before a much needed All-Star break, whUpvote Share TweetNets reportedly interested in trade for Josh SmithUpvote Share Tweet
Serbian Cup final stopped due to fan violenceSerbia's basketball cup final was completed in an empty arena Monday after fighting between rival fans a day earlier forced the game to be stopped.Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron Runs Through L.A.; Paul Pierce Won’t Let Boston LoseLeBron James is becoming his own hyperbole, his game better than anything performed at the Grammys on Sunday night. The real show has become what King James is doing every game, so fine tuned is his game right now with his fifth 30-point and 60-percent …Upvote Share Tweet
Thomas scores 17 in 4th as Kings drop RocketsIsaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and John Salmons also had 23 points to help rally the Sacramento Kings to a 117-111 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Green Machine: The Celtics' surge continued as Kevin Garnett and…The Celtics' surge continued as Kevin Garnett and Co. went three overtimes to stop the Nuggets 118-114. The C's energy made this the best game of the season, says Ian Thomsen.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Feb 11, 2013The Knicks have laid waste to the middling teams on their schedule, but they have struggled against the better ones. It is a troubling trend that will plague them down the line.Upvote Share Tweet
Royce White Back On CourtFeb 11After half a season of haggling with the Rockets over mental health protocols, rookie Royce White is suiting up in the D-League.
Short-Handed Spurs Stun Bulls, 103-89Feb 11Spurs win 41st game of the season.
Blake Griffin Switches Hands On Huge SlamFeb 11Dunk Of The Night: Blake Griffin switches hands in midair as he finishes with a hard one-handed slam on Spencer Hawes.
Wizards Pick Up Rare Road WinFeb 11Wizards run past Bucks, 102-90.
Ian Thomsen: Celtics continue post-Rondo surge, top Nuggets in 3OTFeb 11BOSTON -- The NBA's two hottest teams generated arguably the best game of the season Sunday night, and here's why: The Celtics and the Nuggets were both trying to play fast, both trying to share the ball and both trying to prove at each other's expense …