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Joe Johnson scored a season-high 33 points, Deron Williams added 19 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped Oklahoma City's 12-game home winning streak by beating the Thunder 110-93 Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron flirts with triple-double as Heat rallyLeBron James scored 32 points and finished one assist shy of a triple-double, Dwyane Wade scored 27 and the Miami Heat rallied both early and late before beating the Dallas Mavericks 119-109 in overtime on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Jan 2, 2013From their alarming defensive lapses, to Raymond Felton’s absence and to the return of Amar’e Stoudemire possibly screwing up Carmelo Anthony’s MVP bid, the Knicks find themselves in their first great crisis of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
Curry drops 31, Lee totals double-double in GSW's winCurry drops 31, Lee totals double-double in GSW's winUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jan 2, 2013Amar'e Stoudemire, at Knicks practice on Wednesday, took a swipe at his former coach, Mike D'Antoni, saying that he had never been properly taught how to play defense.Upvote Share Tweet
Grizzlies hand reeling Celtics fourth straight lossGrizzlies hand reeling Celtics fourth straight lossUpvote Share Tweet
Raptors snap eight-game skid behind RossTerrence Ross scored a career-high 26 points, DeMar DeRozan had 24 and the Toronto Raptors snapped an eight-game losing streak against Portland by beating the Trail Blazers 102-79 on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
George propels Pacers to 6th straight home winPaul George had 29 points and 13 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 18 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 89-81 on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
James wins men's USA Basketball award for 2012LeBron James has been chosen USA Basketball's male athlete of the year for 2012 after equaling Michael Jordan's feat while leading the Americans to a gold medal.Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in December.Upvote Share TweetUtah Jazz point guard Mo Williams is expected to miss six weeks following surgery on his right thumb.Upvote Share Tweet
Derrick Favors says Kevin Love is overrated, not specialReasonable people can disagree on the value of Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love. While he puts up obscene numbers and deserves his spots on All-Star and All-NBA teams, there's some question as to whether or not he can be the clear-cut fir…Upvote Share TweetBoston Celtics had both Avery Bradley (shoulders) and Rajon Rondo (hip) in the starting lineup for Wednesday's 93-83 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jan 2, 2013Fab Melo has been tearing up the D-League. But it's not his stats that have gotten the big Brazilian, taken 22nd overall, his call-up to Boston. It's clumsiness. More »Upvote Share TweetThe Sacramento Kings hope guard Tyreke Evans will return from a sore left knee when the team gets back home next week.Upvote Share TweetLeague fines Pistons' Villanueva for flagrant foulUpvote Share Tweet
Postponed Bulls-Pacers game set for Feb. 4The Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers game that was postponed on Wednesday, December 26 has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the National Basketball Association announced Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring one possible legacy of Drazen PetrovicA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Punch-Drunk Wolves. I share this consi…Upvote Share Tweet
Sonny Weems and Nenad Krstic star in Russian Papa John’s commercial (VIDEO)For the last few months, American TV stations have been bombarded with ads for Papa John's, the low-tier pizza empire owned and operated by John Schnatter. As Mr. Schnatter and Peyton Manning discuss massive free pizza giveaways (while the business's em…Upvote Share Tweet
The Next Big Thing?: Coming out of Virginia Commonwealth, Larry Sander…Coming out of Virginia Commonwealth, Larry Sanders was the epitome of a project. But he has evolved over three years in Milwaukee and still has big ambitions, says Lee Jenkins.Upvote Share Tweet
Cavs' Varejao (knee) to miss seventh game in rowCavaliers center Anderson Varejao is out for Cleveland's game against Sacramento because of a bruised right knee.Upvote Share Tweet
Rising To The ChallengeSelf-improvement is one of the most common New Year's resolutions. With the season upon us, Rob Mahoney looks at several who have already elevated their game this season.Upvote Share Tweet
5-on-5: 2011 redraftESPN.com Updated Jan 1, 2013Our panel redrafts the top five picks in 2011 with a year-plus of hindsight.Upvote Share Tweet
Hawks' Drew, Clippers' Del Negro named Coaches of the MonthNEW YORK -- The Atlanta Hawks' Larry Drew and the Los Angeles Clippers' Vinny Del Negro today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in December.Upvote Share Tweet
Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes Are Part Of The Biggest Reason The Clippers Are Real ContendersThere were times during the Los Angeles Clippers incredible final month of 2012 when both Blake Griffin and Chris Paul struggled to find the bottom of the bucket. When you checked the box score, both of their superstars appeared to struggle and barely m…Upvote Share TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers' one-step-forward, two-steps-back season returned to reverse on Tuesday night, as Mike D'Antoni's squad followed Friday night's comfortable 2012-ending win over the Portland Trail Blazers by opening 2013 with a sluggish 103-99 los…Upvote Share Tweet
Why Are The Lakers So Flat? Kobe: "Because We're Old As Shit."deadspin.com Updated Jan 2, 2013Older teams have run the same strategy for years to deal with the NBA's 82-game grind: go through the motions in the regular season, make sure you're healthy and rested for the spring. But these Lakers, built to win in the postseason, wouldn't even be i…Upvote Share TweetLazar Hayward is an interesting player. The Minnesota Timberwolves traded up in the 2010 NBA draft in an attempt to hand him a guaranteed contract, odd for a talent that was already well past the age of 23 at the time, in a move this know-it-all dumbly …Upvote Share Tweet
Rose takes 'next step,' joins Bulls on road tripChicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose joined his teammates for shootaround Wednesday, marking the first time he's traveled with his team and participated in a workout on the road since tearing his ACL on April 28.Upvote Share TweetBrooklyn Nets power forward Gerald Wallace will play in Wednesday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team announced.Upvote Share Tweet
Donald Sterling's Son, Who Got Away With Shooting His Childhood Friend In 1999, Found Dead Of Apparent Drug OverdoseScott Sterling, the 31-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner-and gross weirdo slumlord-Donald Sterling, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose Tuesday night at a home in Malibu, Calif. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Latrell Sprewell arrested for disorderly conduct on New Year’s Eve, according to reportThere's a pretty good chance that you had more fun on New Year's Eve than Latrell Sprewell did on New Year's Eve, because even if you wound up getting sick after having too much to drink or being shot down by that special someone with whom you wanted to…Upvote Share TweetWith 1.3 seconds left in the third quarter of Tuesday night's year-opening tilt between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers, Denver point guard Andre Miller prepared to inbound the ball with a chance for one final shot. So, understandably, he lo…Upvote Share Tweet
Mavs' Carlisle backs off threat to suspend playersMavs' Carlisle backs off threat to suspend playersUpvote Share Tweet
Dwight Howard attempts to fix his free throw woes by lining up half a foot behind the lineIt’s become more than obvious, after an entire offseason spent away from basketball and the first significant injury of his career, that Dwight Howard is far from healthy. That sort of uncertainty and lack of confidence can affect all aspects of a playeUpvote Share TweetEvery so often, the teacher becomes the student, and last night in Madison Square Garden, the return of Amar’e Stoudemire was overshadowed by Damian Lillard one-upping the ultimate clutch player, Carmelo Anthony, in winning time. If the NBA ever gets itUpvote Share Tweet
Holiday, Turner help Sixers fend off LakersJrue Holiday had 26 points and 10 assists, Evan Turner added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 103-99 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Pau Gasol Launches A Football Pass to Kobe BryantPau Gasol launches a football pass to Kobe Bryant who scores easily at the other end of the floor in tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers.Upvote Share TweetKobe Bryant drives the baseline and cashes in a reverse layup in tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers.Upvote Share Tweet
DeMarcus Cousins Fakes And Slams Over DefendersSacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins muscles his way to the hoop as he fakes and puts up a monster slam over Detroit Pistons’ defenders.Upvote Share Tweet
Heat Top Mavs In OTJan 2LeBron James one assist shy of triple-double in Heat's 119-109 OT win over Mavericks.
Ross Propels Raptors To Eighth Win In Nine GamesJan 2Rookie Terrence Ross scores a career-high 26 points in Raptors' 102-79 win over Blazers.
Paul George Leads Pacers Past WizardsJan 2Paul George scores 29 points and grabs 14 boards in Pacers' 89-81 win over Wizards.
Point Guard Repair ShopJan 2David Thorpe's prescription to get some of the NBA's best point guards back on track.
Lee Jenkins: More polished Sanders hopes to be The Next Big ThingJan 2In the winter of 2009, NBA scouts flocked to Virginia Commonwealth University, lured by a fearless point guard named Eric Maynor, who would soon become a first-round draft pick. While watching Maynor in Richmond, the scouts noticed a springy center on t…