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Hornets use OT to down Mavs in Dirk's 1st start

Hornets use OT to down Mavs in Dirk's 1st start

ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Updated Jan 5, 2013
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.
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  • Harden heats up in 4th, lifts Rockets by Cavs

    Harden heats up in 4th, lifts Rockets by Cavs

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    James Harden scored 29 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Saturday night.
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  • Nets rely on bench to notch easy win over Kings

    Nets rely on bench to notch easy win over Kings

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    Brook 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.
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  • Rondo's triple-double rallies Celts past Hawks

    Rondo's triple-double rallies Celts past Hawks

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    Rajon Rondo had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-81 on Saturday night.
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  • Howard: Lakers don't have chemistry like Clips

    Howard: Lakers don't have chemistry like Clips

    Dwight Howard says the Lakers need to develop a better chemistry.
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  • Carmelo pours in 40, rallies Knicks past Magic

    Carmelo pours in 40, rallies Knicks past Magic

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    Carmelo 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.
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  • Hibbert too much as Pacers knock off Bucks

    Hibbert too much as Pacers knock off Bucks

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    Roy 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.
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  • Paul George Puts Larry Sanders on a Poster With A One-Handed Sl…

    Paul George Puts Larry Sanders on a Poster With A One-Handed Slam

    dimemag.com Jan 5, 2013
    Indiana 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.
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  • Heat release Harris, hope for rebounding help

    Heat release Harris, hope for rebounding help

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 5, 2013
    The Miami Heat released seldom-used guard Terrel Harris on Saturday in a move that clears a roster spot to potentially address their rebounding struggles.
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  • Josh McRoberts Throws A Backwards Over-The-Head Pass

    Josh McRoberts Throws A Backwards Over-The-Head Pass

    dimemag.com Jan 5, 2013
    In 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.
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  • Wall to debut within two weeks

    Wall to debut within two weeks

    CNNSI.com Jan 5, 2013
    After 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…
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  • Timberwolves star Love re-fractures right hand

    Timberwolves star Love re-fractures right hand

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS (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.
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  • Al Horford Drops in The Right-Handed Hook

    Al Horford Drops in The Right-Handed Hook

    dimemag.com Jan 5, 2013
    Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford drives to the hoop and drops in the right-handed hook shot in tonight’s matchup against the Boston Celtics.
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  • Rajon Rondo Launches Lob to Kevin Garnett

    Rajon Rondo Launches Lob to Kevin Garnett

    dimemag.com Jan 5, 2013
    Rajon 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.
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  • Amar'e remembers brother, invites 30 to game

    Amar'e remembers brother, invites 30 to game

    To 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.
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  • Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversary

    Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversary

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.
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  • Thunder's Ibaka not just about defense anymore

    Thunder's Ibaka not just about defense anymore

    nba.com Jan 5, 2013
    After 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?
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  • Blake Griffin and Kevin Garnett dive into the stands: Griffin t…

    Blake Griffin and Kevin Garnett dive into the stands: Griffin takes out a kid, KG takes out a TV (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 5, 2013
    We 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, th
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  • Tough Road Ahead: Can the Lakers' season get any worse? Just ta…

    Tough Road Ahead: Can the Lakers' season get any worse? Just take a…

    CNNSI.com Jan 5, 2013
    Can 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.
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  • Wolves' Rubio, Love to miss game vs. Blazers

    Wolves' Rubio, Love to miss game vs. Blazers

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    The Minnesota Timberwolves scratched point guard Ricky Rubio and forward Kevin Love from their game against Portland on Saturday night.
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  • A Group Of Bros Infiltrated The Knicks Locker Room, Asked Gregg…

    A Group Of Bros Infiltrated The Knicks Locker Room, Asked Gregg Popovich About J.R. Smith, And Got Kicked Out After Snapping A P

    deadspin.com Jan 5, 2013
    On 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.…
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  • After benching, Gasol says he won't seek trade

    After benching, Gasol says he won't seek trade

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    After 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.
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  • Chris Paul Holds Off Kobe In An Instant L.A. Classic; Kyrie Irv…

    Chris Paul Holds Off Kobe In An Instant L.A. Classic; Kyrie Irving Has Ice In His Veins

    dimemag.com Jan 5, 2013
    We 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 since
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  • Video - Harden Leads Rockets To Fourth Straight Win 01:00

    Harden Leads Rockets To Fourth Straight Win

    Jan 5
    James Harden scores 29 points as Rockets top Cavs for their 11th win in past 14 games.
  • Video - Celtics Erase 19-Point Deficit To Top Hawks 01:01

    Celtics Erase 19-Point Deficit To Top Hawks

    Jan 5
    Rajon Rondo posts triple-double as Celtics rally past Hawks for just their fourth win in 12 games.
  • Video - Knicks Take Over In Fourth Quarter 01:05

    Knicks Take Over In Fourth Quarter

    Jan 5
    Carmelo Anthony scores 16 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, handing the Magic their eighth straight loss.
  • Video - Assessing The Chicago Bulls 01:24

    Assessing The Chicago Bulls

    Jan 5
    Flip Saunders looks at the Chicago Bulls' current standing in the Eastern Conference and the chances Derrick Rose will return this season.

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    Jan 5
    It's too late for Lakers take solace in their fourth-quarter surge against Clippers.