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Led by Irving, Cavs rally from down 17 to win
Antawn Jamison scored 32 points, and rookie Kyrie Irving led Cleveland's comeback from a 17-point deficit with 17 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Cavaliers to a 101-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Gasol, Grizz sink skidding SixersMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Marc Gasol had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 14 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Philadelphia 76ers 89-76 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetMIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat knew what was coming from Sacramento. Eventually, they handled the Kings' challenge.Upvote Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS (AP) Roy Hibbert had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 117-108 overtime win over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Feb 21, 2012Mike D’Antoni has been coaching the Knicks for four seasons, and by now we have a fairly good idea what kind of player flourishes while conforming to his motion offense, and what kind of player withers.Upvote Share Tweet
Davis Says Celebratory Gesture Was Just Thatnytimes.com Updated Feb 21, 2012The Knicks guard said he was kissing his hands, not mimicking smoking marijuana, when he put his fingers to his lips Monday after making his first basket of the season, a 3-pointer.Upvote Share TweetNets small forward Shawne Williams will undergo surgery on Wednesday to remove a bone fragment in his left foot, the team announced.Upvote Share Tweet
Cavaliers' Gibson returns to lineup vs. PistonsCavaliers guard Daniel Gibson will be back in the starting lineup after missing two games with a sprained left ankle.Upvote Share TweetJohnson, the Atlanta Hawks' All-Star guard, was returning to Atlanta for an MRI on his ailing left knee Tuesday and will miss at least two games, another blow to a team already missing star center Al Horford.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA midseason awards for 2011-12 seasonBelieve it or not, it's that time already. With the lockout-shortened season at the halfway mark, SI.com's experts made their picks for the NBA's finest, from MVP to Most Improved.Upvote Share Tweet
Cavs sign G Harris to 10-day deal; will play Tues.CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Manny Harris to a 10-day contract.Upvote Share TweetFollowing Monday's game between the teams at the Garden, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin told New Jersey Nets power forward Kris Humphries that he doesn't understand why Knicks fans boo Humphries.Upvote Share Tweet
Mavs' Kidd passes Jordan on career steals listDallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd moved up to No. 2 on the NBA career steals list, passing Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Lakers have players-only meetingKobe Bryant and Derek Fisher gathered everyone together in the Lakers' locker room Monday night and tried to set the tone for the second half of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
Magic Johnson starts network targeting blacksEarvin "Magic" Johnson is launching a basic cable television network targeting black viewers with positive, uplifting images of African Americans.Upvote Share TweetBetween the ages of 21 and 22, Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden played 82 games, the typical number of games in a full NBA season. He averaged just 22 minutes, which limited his 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, as did his team's league-slowest pace o…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: LeBron James is hilariousWe realize that this is a bit of a cheap shot, lobbed from afar, but as continued hints and passed-along reports of LeBron James' terrible tipping habits keep getting shipped to us, we feel it our duty to pass along Peter Pattakos' interview with a Clev…Upvote Share Tweet
For such a great team, the Los Angeles Lakers sure are messed upHe's an odd bird, that Phil Jackson. Just about every championship team he touches turns into a nervous, insecure puddle following his departure. The Chicago Bulls retained most of his coaching staff after he left in 1998, but the owner and GM wanted no…Upvote Share TweetMonta Ellis scored 32 points, Ekpe Udoh had a season-high 19 points and eight rebounds in place of ill starting center Andris Biedrins, and the Golden State Warriors topped the Los Angeles Clippers 104-97 on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak says he must explore every opportunity to improve his club, even if Kobe Bryant doesn't like it.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin's 'Linsanity' run started against NJ Nets' Deron Williams and All-Star guard - like NBA - has long memorynydailynews.com Updated Feb 21, 2012It started when Mike D'Antoni reached down the bench for Jeremy Lin and inserted him into a game against the Nets on Feb. 4. That was the start of Linsanity.Upvote Share TweetLinsanity ran into reality: All-Star Deron Williams wasn't getting embarrassed by the Harvard guy again.Upvote Share Tweet
Nuggets nip Wolves in OT after Webster's gaffeArron Afflalo hit a tiebreaking floater in the lane with 33.7 seconds remaining in overtime and reserve Al Harrington scored a season-high 31 points as the short-handed Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-101 Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Lee's 4 FTs help Rockets fend off GrizzliesKyle Lowry scored 24 points, Kevin Martin added 22 and Courtney Lee hit four key free throws down the stretch as the Houston Rockets held off the Memphis Grizzlies 97-93 on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetMarcin Gortat scored 20 points, Steve Nash had 12 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in three quarters, and the Phoenix Suns beat Washington 104-88 on Monday night for their 10th straight win over the Wizards.Upvote Share TweetTony Parker scored 23 points and Matt Bonner hit five 3-pointers and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 106-102 Monday night for their 11th consecutive victory.Upvote Share TweetHOUSTON (AP) After seeing what the Memphis Grizzlies had done in their previous two games, the Houston Rockets knew how important hitting their shots late in the fourth quarter would be on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetDALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowtizki and the defending champion Dallas Mavericks seem to be hitting their stride at the midway point of their season.Upvote Share Tweet
Lin: 'You Can Fall as Fast as You Rise'Feb 21Jeremy Lin sits down with Rachel Nichols to discuss why he was overlooked on draft night, the hardest part of playing in the NBA, and why he had to turn down being on the cover of GQ.
Jeremy LinÃ¢Â¬"s Palo Alto High Gear Becomes Hot CommodityFeb 21A high school basketball jersey typically isn't a hot fashion item, unless it used to belong to the newest star in theâ€¦
Lin: 'A Really Nice Guy'Feb 21Nets Forward Kris Humphries gives his thoughts on Jeremy Lin and talks about when they met after their game.
Lakers Hold Players-Only MeetingFeb 21Chris Broussard on the Lakers holding a players-only meeting to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Sam Amick: Ice-cold Kobe reveals softer side with Gasol situation in L.A.Feb 21LOS ANGELES -- Who knew Kobe Bryant -- he of the menacing looks, icy veins and killer instinct -- was such a softy?
B.S. Report: Mike Breen and JackOFeb 21Lost in the Jeremy Lin era was one of the luckiest beneficiaries of Linsanity: no, not Mike D'Antoni, James Dolan, or Tyson Chandler, but MSG (and ESP...