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The Orlando Magic's Hedo Turkoglu was suspended 20 games for testing positive for methenolone, which is an anabolic steroid. He claims it was given to him by a trainer in Turkey helping him recover from a shoulder injury and that he failed to cross refe…
Share TweetVince Carter scored 26 points to pass Larry Bird on the NBA's career scoring list, and the Dallas Mavericks headed into the All-Star break with a 123-100 victory against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Match Made In HoustonUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetHow are the rebuilding Rockets still in playoff contention in the Western Conference? Because the team has become an extension of newcomer James Harden, says Rob Mahoney.Source: CNNSI.com
Javale McGee Throws Down Three-Quarter-Court Alley-OopUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetIs it a dunk? Is it just a really emphatic layup? It doesn't matter. It's Javale and that's all that ever matters. More »Source: deadspin.com
Nets sink season-high 16 3s, knock off NuggetsUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetJoe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and the Brooklyn Nets avoided another second-half meltdown with a 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
Davis, Hornets roar past Trail Blazers by 36Updated Feb 13 Share TweetAnthony Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets handed the Portland Trail Blazers their fifth straight loss, 98-63 on Wednesday night.Share TweetKevin Garnett scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and added 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics overcame poor shooting to beat the Chicago Bulls 71-69 Wednesday night.Share TweetAlan Anderson scored 26 points in one of the few good offensive performances for either team, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 92-88 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.Share TweetKawhi Leonard's 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds remaining gave the San Antonio Spurs a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
NBA All-Star media day to be live streamed onlineUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetNBA stars will face the media Friday, and fans will have a new way to watch.
Blazers' Matthews leaves game after ankle injuryUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetPortland guard Wesley Matthews has left Wednesday night's game against New Orleans with a left ankle injury and Trail Blazers officials say he will not return.Share TweetThe Hornets say shooting guard Eric Gordon is sitting out Wednesday night's game against Portland with a sprained right hand.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) After 17 years fighting for NBA players, Billy Hunter might be down to his last, most difficult battle.
Deadspin Up All Night: So DevilishUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. You've got a smÃ¶rgÃ¥sbord of NBA and college basketball action to keep you busy tonight, so enjoy that. We'll be back at it tomorrow. More »Source: deadspin.comShare TweetBrandon Jennings said Wednesday that he's not looking to leave the Milwaukee Bucks, despite an ESPN.com story that said he has "irreconcilable differences" with the club.
Hawks face big decision with SmithUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetThe Hawks could soon face a big decision with leading scorer Josh Smith, one of the most-discussed names in speculation leading up to the NBA trade deadline.Share TweetLeBron James is playing at a record-setting level, and that only makes Kevin Durant want to get better at his own game.
Eric Bledsoe’s Top 10 DunksUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetEric Bledsoe is an absolute freak of nature. Maybe he hasn’t caught an alley-oop windmill in a game like Gerald Green and maybe he hasn’t put it in-between his legs from the free throw line like James White, but he’s the best little guy dunker sinceShare TweetLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky received the news it dreaded Wednesday when freshman forward Nerlens Noel was declared out for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.Source: CNNSI.com
Who’s Better: Stephen Curry Or Jrue Holiday?Updated Feb 13 Share TweetWhile others are busy arguing over who the best young point guard in the league is, we spend our time watching everyone because they all have something extra to offer. And while Stephen Curry and Jrue Holiday aren’t household names the way D Rose and CP
BDL Interview: Terrence Ross on the Dunk Contest: ‘I don’t think too many people know what I’m capable of’Updated Feb 13 Share TweetWhen the six competitors in the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend were announced last Thursday, the lion's share of NBA fans' attention went to the presence of Indiana Pacers wing Gerald Green, who won the 2007 competition and brought us…
Celtics' Rondo undergoes surgery to repair ACLUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetBoston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery to repair a tear in his right ACL on Tuesday, according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danny Granger's return to Indiana's lineup has been delayed by an illness.
Brown on Lakers turnaround: 'A matter of time'Updated Feb 13 Share TweetFormer Lakers coach Mike Brown says despite a slow first half, he sees a team in his old squad that can, with some work, turn its season around.
Andrew Bogut calls out his Golden State’s terrible defense, but the worst may be over for the WarriorsUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetOver a week ago, the Houston Rockets demolished the Golden State Warriors by 31 points, winning 140-109 and tying an NBA record for 23 made three-pointers. The carnage was so bad that, deep into garbage time and with a bevy of Rocket bench players that …
Anthony Randolph’s missed dunk face is the best missed dunk faceUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetEarly in the second quarter of the Denver Nuggets' 109-108 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night - a game decided in the closing seconds by Rudy Gay's second game-winning basket in the last three games for the Canucks - Nuggets forward/longtime
2013 NBA All-Star: By the numbersUpdated Feb 13 Share Tweet-- NBA ALL-STARS SET TO DAZZLE IN THE LONE STAR STATE AS HOUSTON HOSTS THE NBA ALL-STAR GAME FOR A THIRD TIME --
As James's Game Takes Off, Comparisons Are HarderUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetWith six consecutive basketball games in which he has scored at least 30 points and shot 60 percent or higher, LeBron James is on a great roll for any field.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetLast Friday night, things broke a little differently. Rudy Gay was red-hot down the stretch, scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to erase what had been an 11-point Indiana Pacers lead; it seemed only fitting that he'd raise up and drain…
Section 15: A Soccer Fan TransformedUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetThe Knicks convinced Tim Glover to become a basketball fan, but the atmosphere at Barclays Center has lured him and his son to Nets games this season.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetHIDALGO, Texas (AP) - Royce White says he is ready to focus on basketball.
Chris Kaman calls the NBA’s concussion tests stupid, ‘crap,’ ‘not cool,’ ‘cool,’ and ‘safe’ in that orderUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetChris Kaman wasn’t exactly enjoying an All-Star year for the Dallas Mavericks, and the team wasn’t playing exceptionally well when he went down with a concussion on Jan. 29. Still, the team would like its center back on the court as they make a desperShare TweetWhen LeBron James first heard about the streak of NBA games with at least 30 points and 60 percent shooting, he did not immediately think about who was on the list.Share TweetWhile the Lakers second half play against Phoenix was sorry (check Smack for the gruesome details), the action off the court was pretty funny. Will Ferrell dressed up in a red coat, playing an arena security guard. He got so into it that he jokingly arr…
DeMar DeRozan Dunks on Timofey Mozgov’s FaceUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetTimofey Mozgov, the man whose very name is synonymous with getting obliterated with highlight reel dunks, caught a real beauty last night from the Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan. As we said in Smack, “from now on, whenever Mozgov gets dunked on like this, sin
Man convicted of killing Curry's ex, daughterUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetA jury has convicted a Chicago attorney of murdering former NBA center Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend and infant daughter four years ago.
Kobe has just 4 points but Lakers pull out winUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetDwight Howard had 19 points and 18 rebounds, Antawn Jamison added 19 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers survived Kobe Bryant's bizarre four-point performance for their eighth win in 11 games, 91-85 over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant says chastising fan on Twitter was 'right thing to do'Updated Feb 13 Share TweetKobe Bryant welcomes challenges, which explains why he chastised a fan on Twitter for using a homophobic slur. "It's the right thing to do," Bryant told ESPN.com. "I couldn't help myself. I saw it, I was like, 'I can't help myself. I have to respond.'"Share TweetAl Jefferson scored 23 points, Paul Millsap had 18 and the Utah Jazz beat Oklahoma City 109-94 on Tuesday night to break the Thunder's four-game winning streak.
What We Do (But Mostly Don't) Know About the Boston CelticsUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetThe Celtics have one game left before the All-Star break, and you gotta imagine it can't come soon enough. After playing the Bulls tonight, Kevin Garn...Source: grantland.com
Q&A: Dirk Nowitzki on the Mavs' Struggles, His Favorite Shot Artist, and Refusing to Watch Shark TankUpdated Feb 13 Share TweetThe Mavs dropped to 22-29 after a crazy, last-second loss to Atlanta on Monday in Dallas, and they are in serious danger of missing the playoffs for t...Source: grantland.com
Joe Johnson Guides Short-Handed Nets Past NuggetsFeb 13Playing without Deron Williams, Joe Johnson scores 26 points and the Nets drain 16 3-pointers en route to 119-108 win over Nuggets.
Celtics Win Low-Scoring AffairFeb 13Kevin Garnett scores eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter of Celtics' 71-69 win over Bulls.
Raptors Shut Down Knicks, CarmeloFeb 13Raptors hold Carmelo Anthony to 5-of-24 shooting and pick up their fourth straight win.
Duncan Returns To Spurs' WinFeb 13Kawhi Leonard's late jumper propels Spurs to 96-95 win over Cavs.
Ian Thomsen: More than just a shooter, Redick should be in demand at deadl…Feb 13J.J. Redick, who has become a desired player in advance of the upcoming trade deadline, remembers interviewing with Celtics president Danny Ainge before the 2006 draft. Both had been All-America shooting guards -- Ainge at BYU in 1980-81, Redick more re…
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