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Eric Gordon completed a three-point play with 4.7 seconds left in overtime and the New Orleans Hornets won 99-96 Saturday night at Dallas to spoil the Mavericks' first game this season with Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup.Share Tweet
James Harden scored 29 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Saturday night.Share Tweet
Nets rely on bench to notch easy win over KingsBrook Lopez scored 18 points in 17 minutes to lead six players in double figures, and the Brooklyn Nets got a nice effort from their reserves in beating the Sacramento Kings 113-93 on Saturday night for their third straight victory.Share Tweet
Rondo's triple-double rallies Celts past HawksRajon Rondo had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-81 on Saturday night.Share TweetDwight Howard says the Lakers need to develop a better chemistry.Share TweetCarmelo Anthony scored 16 of his season-high 40 points in the fourth quarter, helping the New York Knicks outlast the Orlando Magic 114-106 on Saturday night.Share Tweet
Hibbert too much as Pacers knock off BucksRoy Hibbert had 20 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 95-80 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.Share Tweet
Paul George Puts Larry Sanders on a Poster With A One-Handed SlamIndiana Pacers’ Paul George drives through the open lane to the basket and posterizes Larry Sanders with a ferocious one-handed slam in tonight’s matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks.Share TweetThe Miami Heat released seldom-used guard Terrel Harris on Saturday in a move that clears a roster spot to potentially address their rebounding struggles.Share Tweet
Josh McRoberts Throws A Backwards Over-The-Head PassIn his second attempt to assist J.J. Redick, Josh McRoberts throws a crazy backwards, over head pass to Redick who banks in the three-point basket in tonight’s matchup between the New York Knicks and Orlando Magic.Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 5, 2013After practicing Thursday, Wizards guard John Wall is expected to make his season debut within the next two weeks, league sources told SI.com. Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA draft, has been sidelined all season with a stress injury in his left pat…Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The injury-riddled Minnesota Timberwolves lost star forward Kevin Love to a broken right hand for the second time this season when an MRI confirmed the injury on Saturday.Share Tweet
Al Horford Drops in The Right-Handed HookAtlanta Hawks center Al Horford drives to the hoop and drops in the right-handed hook shot in tonight’s matchup against the Boston Celtics.Share Tweet
Rajon Rondo Launches Lob to Kevin GarnettRajon Rondo launches the lob to Kevin Garnett who uses the backboard to complete the play in tonight’s matchup between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks.Share TweetTo honor his late brother, Hazell, Amar'e Stoudemire has invited 30 high-schoolers from their hometown of Lake Wales, Fla., to watch the New York Knicks-Orlando Magic game at the Amway Center on Saturday night.Share Tweet
Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversaryESPN.com Jan 3, 2013As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.Share Tweet
Thunder's Ibaka not just about defense anymorenba.com Jan 5, 2013After the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder faced a difficult question: If they couldn't afford to keep both league blocks-leader Serge Ibaka and Sixth Man of the Year James Harden, which one would stay?Share Tweet
Blake Griffin and Kevin Garnett dive into the stands: Griffin takes out a kid, KG takes out a TV (VIDEO)yahoo.com Jan 5, 2013We generally don’t like posting video or pictures of fans that happen to be children here at BDL, because our comment section can tend to get needlessly nasty, and these youngsters didn’t ask to be put in the public eye. After a day’s reflection, thShare Tweet
Tough Road Ahead: Can the Lakers' season get any worse? Just take a…CNNSI.com Jan 5, 2013Can the Lakers' season get any worse? Just take a look at their treacherous upcoming schedule. Rob Mahoney examines five Western Conference teams with difficult roads ahead.Share TweetThe Minnesota Timberwolves scratched point guard Ricky Rubio and forward Kevin Love from their game against Portland on Saturday night.Share Tweet
A Group Of Bros Infiltrated The Knicks Locker Room, Asked Gregg Popovich About J.R. Smith, And Got Kicked Out After Snapping A Pdeadspin.com Jan 5, 2013On Thursday night, Peter and his friends had courtside tickets to Knicks-Spurs, a gift from a family friend that meant an up-close view of the game in which Stephen Jackson injured himself tripping over Mike Bloomberg's waitress and J.R. Smith did this.…Share Tweet
After benching, Gasol says he won't seek tradeAfter he endured his fourth benching in the fourth quarter since Mike D'Antoni was hired as coach, there is no denying Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol is having a hard time fitting in with the team he once helped win two championships.Share Tweet
Chris Paul Holds Off Kobe In An Instant L.A. Classic; Kyrie Irving Has Ice In His VeinsWe were going to write about how seldom games truly live up to the hype but then we had a thought — has there been a Clippers-Lakers game since Chris Paul‘s vetoed trade that hasn’t been satisfying? There have only been five between these two sinceShare Tweet
Harden Leads Rockets To Fourth Straight WinJan 5James Harden scores 29 points as Rockets top Cavs for their 11th win in past 14 games.
Celtics Erase 19-Point Deficit To Top HawksJan 5Rajon Rondo posts triple-double as Celtics rally past Hawks for just their fourth win in 12 games.
Knicks Take Over In Fourth QuarterJan 5Carmelo Anthony scores 16 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, handing the Magic their eighth straight loss.
Assessing The Chicago BullsJan 5Flip Saunders looks at the Chicago Bulls' current standing in the Eastern Conference and the chances Derrick Rose will return this season.