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L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is Over

L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is Over

dimemag.com Updated Feb 11, 2013
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 …
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  • Chandler rejects Williams' 'ridiculous' pot claims

    Chandler rejects Williams' 'ridiculous' pot claims

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Knicks 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.
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  • Without 3 biggest stars, Spurs still rout Bulls

    Without 3 biggest stars, Spurs still rout Bulls

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Kawhi 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.
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  • Nets PG Williams (ankles) to miss next game

    Nets PG Williams (ankles) to miss next game

    Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is out until after the All-Star break due to inflammation in both ankles, the team announced Monday.
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  • Bobcats deal Celts 1st loss since Rondo injury

    Bobcats deal Celts 1st loss since Rondo injury

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Byron 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.
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  • NY Knicks GM Glen Grunwald needs to break silence as NBA trade …

    NY Knicks GM Glen Grunwald needs to break silence as NBA trade deadline nears

    nydailynews.com Feb 11, 2013
    There’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.
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  • Beal nets 28 as Wiz top Bucks for rare road win

    Beal nets 28 as Wiz top Bucks for rare road win

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Rookie 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.
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  • Blake Griffin Switches Hands Mid-Dunk

    Blake Griffin Switches Hands Mid-Dunk

    deadspin.com Feb 11, 2013
    This 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…
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  • Wolves snap road skid behind Ridnour, Rubio

    Wolves snap road skid behind Ridnour, Rubio

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Luke 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.
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  • Clippers close out road trip with rout of Sixers

    Clippers close out road trip with rout of Sixers

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Chris 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.
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  • Kobe: Howard conflict 'manufactured' by media

    Kobe: Howard conflict 'manufactured' by media

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Kobe Bryant doesn't get what all the fuss was about.
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  • Bucks' Sanders to get second opinion on back

    Bucks' Sanders to get second opinion on back

    nba.com Feb 11, 2013
    Milwaukee 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.
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  • Andre Drummond is playing the drums to rehab his back

    Andre Drummond is playing the drums to rehab his back

    yahoo.com Feb 11, 2013
    On 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…
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  • Parker, Duncan, Ginobili all sidelined vs. Bulls

    Parker, Duncan, Ginobili all sidelined vs. Bulls

    Tony 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.
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  • Howard (shoulder) wants to play All-Star Game

    Howard (shoulder) wants to play All-Star Game

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Dwight 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.
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  • Granger could return as soon as Wednesday

    Granger could return as soon as Wednesday

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 11, 2013
    Danny Granger's impending return has the Indiana Pacers thinking hard about how to work him back into the rotation.
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  • George Karl once concocted a fake trade rumor for fun

    George Karl once concocted a fake trade rumor for fun

    yahoo.com Feb 11, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Wade's superb play adds to LeBron's heroics

    Wade's superb play adds to LeBron's heroics

    nba.com Feb 11, 2013
    Dwyane 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.
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  • Warriors unveil 'first modern short-sleeve jersey'

    Warriors unveil 'first modern short-sleeve jersey'

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Mike Bibby Got Kicked Out Of His Son's Basketball Game

    Mike Bibby Got Kicked Out Of His Son's Basketball Game

    deadspin.com Feb 11, 2013
    Mike 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…
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  • Kobe chides fan for homophobic Twitter insult

    Kobe chides fan for homophobic Twitter insult

    Kobe Bryant admonished one of his Twitter followers for using a homophobic insult toward another fan of the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar guard.
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  • The Rudy Gay Era In Toronto Is Off To An Up-And-Down Start

    The Rudy Gay Era In Toronto Is Off To An Up-And-Down Start

    dimemag.com Feb 11, 2013
    Many 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 …
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  • 2002-03 Chicago Bulls, Ranked According To Likelihood The Playe…

    2002-03 Chicago Bulls, Ranked According To Likelihood The Player Was Getting Baked Before Games

    deadspin.com Feb 11, 2013
    "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 …
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  • The Brooklyn Nets are struggling badly due a mix of indifferenc…

    The Brooklyn Nets are struggling badly due a mix of indifference, injury, unimpressive shooting and iffy D

    yahoo.com Feb 11, 2013
    The 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 emba
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  • On Fire: LeBron James has long been the world's best baske……

    On Fire: LeBron James has long been the world's best baske…

    CNNSI.com Feb 11, 2013
    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.
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  • James, Westbrook named Players of  the Week

    James, Westbrook named Players of the Week

    nba.com Feb 11, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Warriors to debut tight yellow alternate jerseys with sleeves a…

    Warriors to debut tight yellow alternate jerseys with sleeves against Spurs on Feb. 22 (PHOTOS)

    yahoo.com Feb 11, 2013
    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…
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  • Which Young Point Guard Do You Start Your Franchise With?

    Which Young Point Guard Do You Start Your Franchise With?

    dimemag.com Feb 11, 2013
    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 rea
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  • The Golden State Warriors' New Alternate Jersey Has Sleeves, Fo…

    The Golden State Warriors' New Alternate Jersey Has Sleeves, For Some Reason

    deadspin.com dimemag.com Feb 11, 2013
    The Golden State Warriors today debuted a new alternate jersey that they're calling "revolutionary," "innovative," and "profound." More »
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  • Fan who took off Pistons jersey post-Tayshaun Prince trade meet…

    Fan who took off Pistons jersey post-Tayshaun Prince trade meets idol at Grizzlies game (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 11, 2013
    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…
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  • The Best Detail In The NYT's Jay Williams Profile Is, Of Course…

    The Best Detail In The NYT's Jay Williams Profile Is, Of Course, About Michael Jordan

    deadspin.com Feb 11, 2013
    The 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…
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  • James White’s Top 10 Dunks

    James White’s Top 10 Dunks

    dimemag.com Feb 11, 2013
    With 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…
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  • Lil Wayne Says He Was Kicked Out Of The Lakers-Heat Game, Possi…

    Lil Wayne Says He Was Kicked Out Of The Lakers-Heat Game, Possibly For Threatening Another Fan

    deadspin.com Feb 11, 2013
    Maybe 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 …
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  • Focused On The Greater Good

    Focused On The Greater Good

    CNNSI.com Feb 11, 2013
    For 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.
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  • Brendan Haywood and Zach Randolph pay the utility bills for doz…

    Brendan Haywood and Zach Randolph pay the utility bills for dozens of Charlotte and Memphis families in need

    yahoo.com Feb 11, 2013
    As 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 sin
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  • Dwyane Wade Crushes A Reverse Dunk Around Dwight Howard

    Dwyane Wade Crushes A Reverse Dunk Around Dwight Howard

    dimemag.com Feb 11, 2013
    In 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 j
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  • LeBron James Is Ruling The NBA, And It's Somehow Satisfying To …

    LeBron James Is Ruling The NBA, And It's Somehow Satisfying To Watch

    deadspin.com Feb 11, 2013
    LeBron 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 …
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  • Jeremy Lin with the block, coast-to-coast run, and throwdown (V…

    Jeremy Lin with the block, coast-to-coast run, and throwdown (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 11, 2013
    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, wh
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  • Nets reportedly interested in trade for Josh Smith

    Nets reportedly interested in trade for Josh Smith

    CNNSI.com Feb 11, 2013
    Nets reportedly interested in trade for Josh Smith
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  • Serbian Cup final stopped due to fan violence

    Serbian Cup final stopped due to fan violence

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Serbia'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.
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  • LeBron Runs Through L.A.; Paul Pierce Won’t Let Boston Lose

    LeBron Runs Through L.A.; Paul Pierce Won’t Let Boston Lose

    dimemag.com Feb 11, 2013
    LeBron 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 …
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  • Thomas scores 17 in 4th as Kings drop Rockets

    Thomas scores 17 in 4th as Kings drop Rockets

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Isaiah 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.
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  • Green Machine: The Celtics' surge continued as Kevin Garnett an…

    Green Machine: The Celtics' surge continued as Kevin Garnett and…

    CNNSI.com Feb 11, 2013
    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.
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  • L.A. Clippers exploit NY Knicks defensive problems, lack of sco…

    L.A. Clippers exploit NY Knicks defensive problems, lack of scoring outside Carmelo Anthony

    nydailynews.com Feb 11, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Video - Royce White Back On Court 07:09

    Royce White Back On Court

    Feb 11
    After half a season of haggling with the Rockets over mental health protocols, rookie Royce White is suiting up in the D-League.
  • Video - Short-Handed Spurs Stun Bulls, 103-89 00:59

    Short-Handed Spurs Stun Bulls, 103-89

    Feb 11
    Spurs win 41st game of the season.
  • Video - Blake Griffin Switches Hands On Huge Slam 00:36

    Blake Griffin Switches Hands On Huge Slam

    Feb 11
    Dunk Of The Night: Blake Griffin switches hands in midair as he finishes with a hard one-handed slam on Spencer Hawes.
  • Video - Wizards Pick Up Rare Road Win 01:02

    Wizards Pick Up Rare Road Win

    Feb 11
    Wizards run past Bucks, 102-90.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Celtics continue post-Rondo surge, top Nuggets in 3OT

    Feb 11
    BOSTON -- 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 …