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Garnett ejected as Celtics snap 4-game skidKevin Garnett scored 18 points before he was ejected for a flagrant foul in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers 94-75 on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetWesley Matthews scored 21 points, J.J. Hickson added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 86-84 on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Clips' Crawford (foot) out against rival LakersLos Angeles Clippers guard and Sixth Man of the Year candidate Jamal Crawford will miss Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a sore left foot.Upvote Share Tweet
Johnson's jumper propels Nets to 2OT victoryJoe Johnson's jumper with 0.7 seconds left in the second overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 115-113 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetThe Lakers' made a strong comeback attempt in the fourth, but even Kobe Bryant's 38 could not prevent the Clippers from winning their 11th straight home game, 107-102.Upvote Share Tweet
Hostility In HollywoodThe Lakers have lost two of three since winning five straight, and the Clippers have now dropped two in a row. Both look to bounce back, and gain some L.A. bragging rights.Upvote Share Tweet
Kings ride Cousins, Salmons past RaptorsDeMarcus Cousins scored a season-high 31 points and matched his career high with 20 rebounds, John Salmons scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings beat the Toronto Raptors 105-96 on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetKyrie Irving scored 33 points, including a pull-up jumper from the foul line with one second left, to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-104 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetZach Randolph has been ruled out for the Memphis Grizzlies' game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to flu-like symptoms.Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Wizards terrible, league-worst 4-26 season has been defined largely by abject futility. After that, though, it's been about the absence of John Wall, one-time franchise savior who had a disappointing first two NBA seasons. This season was…Upvote Share Tweet- Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries will miss the next two games with a mild abdominal strain, coach Avery Johnson said Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetKobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He's on Twitter.Upvote Share TweetGrizzlies reportedly making Gay available in talksUpvote Share Tweet
DeMar DeRozan watched game film instead of going out on New Year’s EveFollow the league long enough and you hear about them - the maniacal types whose devotion to the game gets them from the fringes of sticking in the league to steady jobs, based largely on their willingness to continue working toward improvement even wheUpvote Share Tweet
3 Things That Could Stop Another Miami ChampionshipThe defending NBA champion Miami Heat are 22-8 and the top team in the Eastern Conference. They’re second in the league in offensive efficiency, trailing only the super-hot Oklahoma City Thunder, and they possess not one, not two, but three players thatUpvote Share Tweet
Should Terrence Ross Be In The NBA Dunk Contest? Toronto Campaigns To #LetRossDunkThis is a post about Terrence Ross, Toronto rookie, not Ross, the Washington Husky. The photo with this post was chosen for a reason, though, because it brings back a vivid memory of when I talked to his college coach, Lorenzo Romar, over the phone 14 m…Upvote Share TweetAfter a long hold out, Bryant finally joins TwitterUpvote Share Tweet
Knicks' Online Community Keeps It Real for a Nightnytimes.com Updated Jan 4, 2013When bloggers and readers of SBNation's Posting & Toasting got together for the first time this season, their night was brightened by the Knicks' victory over the Spurs.Upvote Share TweetDirk Nowitzki practiced with the Dallas Mavericks' starters Friday for the first time this season, a significant step in the process of resuming his regular role.Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers eye L.A. bragging rights in Staples Center tiltClippers eye L.A. bragging rights in Staples Center tiltUpvote Share TweetEven Kobe Bryant agrees: Los Angeles' upcoming five-game stretch is 'critical'Upvote Share Tweet
George Karl: Nuggets embarrassed themselves in loss to Love-less, Rubio-less TimberwolvesOn Wednesday morning, the Denver Nuggets were flying high, celebrating a big-time win that snapped the Los Angeles Clippers' franchise-record 17-game winning streak and looking like a team that had finally hit its stride after a tough-as-nails early-sea…Upvote Share Tweet
5-on-5: Best and worst in Los AngelesWe roll out the red carpet and dub the best and worst in L.A. basketball this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Hornets waive forward McGuireThe New Orleans Hornets have waived forward Dominic McGuire, who's been with the club a little under a month.Upvote Share Tweet
Officially Unveiled: Carmelo Anthony’s Jordan Melo M9For the first time since coming to New York, Carmelo Anthony not only has himself ingrained in the MVP race, but has also spearheaded a true New York basketball resurgence. The Knicks are rolling as the second-best team in the East, and with the Celtics…Upvote Share Tweet
Spurs take top spot after rough week for contendersIt was a rough week for title contenders, which allowed an old familiar favorite to take the top overall spot. How did the rest of the league fare? Matt Dollinger ranks every team.Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks and Nets Rediscover What Worksnytimes.com Updated Jan 4, 2013The Knicks got back to executing their defense and the Nets got another good game from center Brook Lopez this week in big wins over two of the best teams in the West.Upvote Share Tweet
A Team In Disarray: There's much at stake for the Lakers in the Battl…There's much at stake for the Lakers in the Battle of L.A. tonight. With a tough schedule ahead of them, the Lakers need to get back on track against the rival Clippers, says Chris Mannix.Upvote Share Tweet
And Now, Two Former NBA Players Discussing Disease And Government Conspiracies On Twitterdeadspin.com Updated Jan 4, 2013Twitter is a wonderful thing. It's the only place I can think of where we can witness former NBA player Pooh Jeter (and brother of Olympic sprinter Carmela Jeter) getting a truth bomb of epic proportions dropped on him by former NBA player Keith Closs. …Upvote Share Tweet
Coach Says Paul George & David West Are Playing Like All-StarsA few weeks into the season, they were perhaps the NBA’s most disappointing team. Now Indiana is sitting at No. 4 in the East, 19-13 on the year after winning eight of their last 10 games. Roy Hibbert is still struggling on the offensive end, shooting oUpvote Share Tweet
Bulls' Noah (flu) says he'll play vs. HeatChicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, who's been battling flu-like symptoms, said he's healthy enough to face the Miami Heat on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
David Stern says there will be NBA teams in Europe in 20 years, ‘for sure’Since taking over as NBA commissioner in 1984, David Stern has been the driving force behind expanding the global reach of the league and sport. There are more fans than ever in continents other than North America, and more players than ever that come f…Upvote Share Tweet
Jayhawk Rising: There are dark-horse candidates now emerging in t…There are dark-horse candidates now emerging in the race to become the NBA's top pick in June. Chris Mannix revises his look at the draft's top 20 prospects in his latest Big Board.Upvote Share Tweet
J.R. Smith's Reverse Alley-Oop Shouldn't Be Humanly Possibledeadspin.com Updated Jan 4, 2013The game was out of hand at this point-San Antonio, playing their fourth in five nights, had benched most of the starters, and the Knicks had followed suit. That doesn't take a thing away from the athleticism required to put home this reverse alley-oop,Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors rookie Kent Bazemore’s bench celebrations are great (VIDEO)First, it was Ronny Turiaf with the Los Angeles Lakers (and, later, the Clippers). Then, it was Robert Sacre following in Turiaf's excited forum-blue-and-gold footsteps. And now, California's other NBA team has an energetic end-of-the-bench champion all…Upvote Share TweetComedy is a subjective thing, but there are several forms of humor that human beings are pretty much hardwired to enjoy. For the most part, these are incidents in which people suffer bodily harm because of their own obliviousness to their surroundings. …Upvote Share TweetKnown for getting rings, Phil Jackson finally has given one as well.Upvote Share Tweet
New York Runs Tired San Antonio Into The Ground; J.J. Barea Doesn’t Need Kevin Love To Bust DenverIn a game where New York’s interior defense built a wall around the paint and allowed San Antonio just 12 points, it was appropriate the Knicks’ bucket to cap the win came on the inside. J.R. Smith (20 points, five boards and zero turnovers) threw dowUpvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Jan 4, 2013In retrospect, Gregg Popovich should have sent Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker back to San Antonio before the Spurs ever reached the Garden on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
J.R. Smith turns waist-level lob into massive reverse alley-oop in Knicks win over Spurs (VIDEO)At this point, it's not exactly news that J.R. Smith is capable of remarkable, jaw-dropping feats on a basketball court. As a member of the Denver Nuggets in seasons past, we saw him finish lobs with 180-degree slams, hit 11 3-pointers in one game and n…Upvote Share TweetTimberwolves forward Kevin Love has left Minnesota's game against the Denver Nuggets after spraining a finger on his right hand in the third quarter.Upvote Share Tweet
The Jalen Rose Report: Jalen Rose and David Jacobygrantland.com Updated Jan 4, 2013Jalen Rose returns to break down the NBA regular season, offer a behind the scenes look at NBA Countdown, and, in a video after the jump, explains why...Upvote Share Tweet
About Last Night: Spurs Rusted Outgrantland.com Updated Jan 4, 2013In case you were out seeing if it was really as cold as the guy on TV said it was (it was), here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The New Yo...Upvote Share Tweet
Thunder Crush 76ers, 109-85Jan 4Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder to win.
Johnson's Jumper Lifts Nets In Double OTJan 4Joe Johnson hit a jumper with less than a second remaining in double overtime to lift the Nets.
Bulls Charge Past Heat, 96-89Jan 4Carlos Boozer leads Bulls past Heat.
Cavs Hold Off Bobcats, 106-104Jan 4Kyrie Irving leads Cavs with 33 points.
Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent saysJan 4Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent saysJan 4Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers' time is now ... or neverJan 4Even Kobe Bryant agrees: Los Angeles' upcoming five-game stretch is 'critical'
The Sports Guy make his wild-card weekend picksJan 4The Sports Guy goes through every line to make his wild-card weekend picks.