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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 Tweet
Vince 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.Share Tweet
Match Made In HoustonCNNSI.com Feb 13, 2013How 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.Share Tweet
Javale McGee Throws Down Three-Quarter-Court Alley-Oopdeadspin.com Feb 13, 2013Is 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 »Share Tweet
Nets sink season-high 16 3s, knock off NuggetsJoe 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.Share Tweet
Davis, Hornets roar past Trail Blazers by 36Anthony 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.Share Tweet
NBA All-Star media day to be live streamed onlineNBA stars will face the media Friday, and fans will have a new way to watch.Share Tweet
Blazers' Matthews leaves game after ankle injuryPortland 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.Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: So Devilishdeadspin.com Feb 13, 2013Thank 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 »Share 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.Share Tweet
Hawks face big decision with SmithThe 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.Share Tweet
Eric Bledsoe’s Top 10 DunksEric 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 TweetCNNSI.com Feb 13, 2013LEXINGTON, 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.Share Tweet
Who’s Better: Stephen Curry Or Jrue Holiday?While 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 CPShare Tweet
BDL Interview: Terrence Ross on the Dunk Contest: ‘I don’t think too many people know what I’m capable of’When 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…Share Tweet
Celtics' Rondo undergoes surgery to repair ACLBoston 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.Share Tweet
Brown on Lakers turnaround: 'A matter of time'Former 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.Share Tweet
Andrew Bogut calls out his Golden State’s terrible defense, but the worst may be over for the WarriorsOver 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 …Share Tweet
Anthony Randolph’s missed dunk face is the best missed dunk faceEarly 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/longtimeShare Tweet
2013 NBA All-Star: By the numbers-- NBA ALL-STARS SET TO DAZZLE IN THE LONE STAR STATE AS HOUSTON HOSTS THE NBA ALL-STAR GAME FOR A THIRD TIME --Share Tweet
As James's Game Takes Off, Comparisons Are Hardernytimes.com Feb 13, 2013With 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.Share 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…Share Tweet
Section 15: A Soccer Fan Transformednytimes.com Feb 13, 2013The 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.Share TweetHIDALGO, Texas (AP) - Royce White says he is ready to focus on basketball.Share Tweet
Chris Kaman calls the NBA’s concussion tests stupid, ‘crap,’ ‘not cool,’ ‘cool,’ and ‘safe’ in that orderChris 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…Share Tweet
DeMar DeRozan Dunks on Timofey Mozgov’s FaceTimofey 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, sinShare Tweet
Man convicted of killing Curry's ex, daughterA jury has convicted a Chicago attorney of murdering former NBA center Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend and infant daughter four years ago.Share Tweet
Kobe has just 4 points but Lakers pull out winDwight 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.Share Tweet
Kobe Bryant says chastising fan on Twitter was 'right thing to do'Kobe 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.Share Tweet
What We Do (But Mostly Don't) Know About the Boston Celticsgrantland.com Feb 13, 2013The 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...Share Tweet
Q&A: Dirk Nowitzki on the Mavs' Struggles, His Favorite Shot Artist, and Refusing to Watch Shark Tankgrantland.com Feb 13, 2013The 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...Share Tweet
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.