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Report: Melo sought to confront Celts after loss

Report: Melo sought to confront Celts after loss

ESPN.com Updated Jan 7, 2013
Carmelo Anthony approached the Celtics locker room after New York's loss to Boston on Monday and was screaming, MSG Network reported.
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  • Boozer drives Bulls' drubbing of Cavaliers

    Boozer drives Bulls' drubbing of Cavaliers

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 118-92 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
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  • Pierce guides Rondo-less Celtics past Knicks

    Pierce guides Rondo-less Celtics past Knicks

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 102-96 on Monday night in a heated first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division rivals.
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  • Beal, Wiz shock Thunder for 5th win of season

    Beal, Wiz shock Thunder for 5th win of season

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Bradley Beal made a jumper with 0.3 seconds left after using a pump fake to get open, and the short-handed Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 Monday night.
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  • Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t sound excited about the Mavericks’ future

    Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t sound excited about the Mavericks’ future

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    In the immediate aftermath of their 2011 championship, the Dallas Mavericks took a gamble. With many key players - especially Tyson Chandler - set to become free agents, Mark Cuban and his front office decided to let most of them go. It was a calculat
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  • Celtics' Rondo suspended for bumping ref

    Celtics' Rondo suspended for bumping ref

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game without pay for making contact with a referee and failure to cooperate with an NBA investigation.
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  • Hawks GM Danny Ferry fined $15K

    Hawks GM Danny Ferry fined $15K

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for inappropriate interaction with game officials following Saturday night's game against Boston.
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  • Wizards' Nene, Crawford out vs. Thunder

    Wizards' Nene, Crawford out vs. Thunder

    nba.com Jan 7, 2013
    Nene and Jordan Crawford are out for the Washington Wizards against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.
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  • Wolves GM: Love out for 'a number of weeks'

    Wolves GM: Love out for 'a number of weeks'

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love met with doctors in the Twin Cities on Monday to evaluate his right hand, which is broken for the second time this season.
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  • 76ers' Bynum still hoping for return this season

    76ers' Bynum still hoping for return this season

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 7, 2013
    Andrew Bynum says his knees are better and he still plans on playing this season for the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Kobe tweets funny photo of 'fight' with Howard

    Kobe tweets funny photo of 'fight' with Howard

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant might be a neophyte in the world of Twitter, but it hasn't taken him long to figure out how to use it to control the narrative that's surrounding him.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring #TysonTapback

    The 10-man rotation, starring #TysonTapback

    yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013
    A 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: The New York Times. "In the past …
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  • Wolves make playoff pledge in new ticket campaign

    Wolves make playoff pledge in new ticket campaign

    nba.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have been saying all season the playoffs are the goal this year. Now they're banking on it.
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  • What Else Could Go Wrong?

    What Else Could Go Wrong?

    Following rumors of locker room turmoil, the Lakers announced that both Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol are out indefinitely, putting Los Angeles in a tough spot, says Ben Golliver.
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  • Pacers ink coach Vogel to contract extension

    Pacers ink coach Vogel to contract extension

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Indiana Pacers have signed coach Frank Vogel to a contract extension.
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  • The Numbers: Can Durant Join the 40-50-90 Club?

    The Numbers: Can Durant Join the 40-50-90 Club?

    nytimes.com Jan 7, 2013
    Kevin Durant of the Thunder could become one of the few N.B.A. players to shoot 40 percent on 3-point attempts, 50 percent on field goal attempts and 90 percent from the free throw line.
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  • David Lee and the Warriors' Resurgence

    David Lee and the Warriors' Resurgence

    nytimes.com Jan 7, 2013
    David Lee, the former Knick, is averaging 19.9 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists a game for the Golden State Warriors.
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  • Jrue Holiday Should Be A NBA All-Star This Season

    Jrue Holiday Should Be A NBA All-Star This Season

    dimemag.com Jan 7, 2013
    Jrue Holiday’s All-Star consideration has never been much of one in his first three seasons in the NBA. At 19, he was still figuring out his style while turning the ball over more frequently than he handled it. As his obvious talent has become more appa
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  • Sources -- Dallas Mavericks to ink veteran guard Mike James

    Sources -- Dallas Mavericks to ink veteran guard Mike James

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Mavericks plan to sign Mike James to a 10-day contract, sources said.
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  • Heat cut Harrellson, clearing second roster spot

    Heat cut Harrellson, clearing second roster spot

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Miami Heat have released center Josh Harrellson on Monday ahead of their game against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.
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  • Why Lakers Fans Must Calm Down

    Why Lakers Fans Must Calm Down

    dimemag.com Jan 7, 2013
    We’re only a week into 2013 and already Lakers fans are bugging out. The team has lost all of its games in the new year, including last night’s disappointment to the Denver Nuggets at home, which dropped them to 10-8 at the Staples Center (not countin
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘And now, we do the Dance of Joy’

    Create-a-Caption: ‘And now, we do the Dance of Joy’

    yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013
    OK, maybe they're not perfect strangers, but Denver Nuggets forwards Andre Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari sure seemed pretty psyched after they each did their part - Iggy with some behind-the-back wizardry, Gallo with a game-sealing triple - to vanquis
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  • Pacers sign forward McGuire to 10-day contract

    Pacers sign forward McGuire to 10-day contract

    nba.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Indiana Pacers have signed forward Dominic McGuire to a 10-day contract.
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  • Here To Stay: Every season has its mirages. Part of the fun is …

    Here To Stay: Every season has its mirages. Part of the fun is …

    CNNSI.com Jan 7, 2013
    Every season has its mirages. Part of the fun is discovering which improvements are more than trends. Rob Mahoney examines several NBA defenses to separate fact from fiction.
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  • Knicks' Anthony, Rockets' Harden named Players of the Week

    Knicks' Anthony, Rockets' Harden named Players of the Week

    nba.com Jan 7, 2013
    The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Houston Rockets' James Harden today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, Jan. 6.
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  • Cavaliers recall Leuer, excuse Walton for personal matter

    Cavaliers recall Leuer, excuse Walton for personal matter

    nba.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Cavaliers have recalled forward Jon Leuer from Canton and excused forward Luke Walton to "address a personal matter."
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  • Please, NBA general managers: Trade for Pau Gasol and give him …

    Please, NBA general managers: Trade for Pau Gasol and give him a good home (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Jan 7, 2013
    It's been a difficult, acrimonious season for just about everybody associated with the Los Angeles Lakers, but perhaps nobody's borne the brunt of a disappointing 15-18 start to the season more than Pau Gasol. After spending his summer with the Spanish …
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  • Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is pretty good with a lightsaber …

    Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is pretty good with a lightsaber (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013
    Last year, the Detroit Pistons' "Star Wars Night" promotion brought us a rare and informative interview with Chewbacca. This year's model, held Friday night when the Pistons took on the Atlanta Hawks at the Palace of Auburn Hills, taught us wh…
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  • Roundup: What You Missed The Weekend Some Bros Snuck Into The K…

    Roundup: What You Missed The Weekend Some Bros Snuck Into The Knicks Locker Room

    deadspin.com Jan 7, 2013
    A Group Of Bros Infiltrated The Knicks Locker Room, Asked Gregg Popovich About J.R. Smith, And Got Kicked Out After Snapping A Picture Of Half-Naked Carmelo | The conclusions are obvious. If you act like you belong, you do belong. Read » More »
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  • The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White for ‘refusing to…

    The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White for ‘refusing to provide services’

    yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013
    The situation of Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White has been explained here and elsewhere enough times for it to be fairly familiar. White, who suffers from anxiety, missed the first few days of training camp, secured a bus to take him to severa…
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  • JaVale McGee Goes Up And Over Two Of His Own Teammates For A Pu…

    JaVale McGee Goes Up And Over Two Of His Own Teammates For A Putback Dunk

    deadspin.com Jan 7, 2013
    See, this is why we love JaVale McGee: he'll forego the smart play for the spectacular play. Late in the first half of yesterday's win over the Lakers, a missed Kosta Koufos layup bounced right in the middle of three Nuggets. Rather than yell "same…
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  • J.R. Smith thinks he belongs in the All-Star Game

    J.R. Smith thinks he belongs in the All-Star Game

    yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013
    In the modern NBA, only a certain kind of player typically makes the All-Star team. In all but a few cases, he is a dependable star on a team in line to make the playoffs, and almost always the sort of player the league wants to promote to a larger audi…
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  • Danilo Gallinari’s Dagger Drives The Lakers Lower; Dirk Questio…

    Danilo Gallinari’s Dagger Drives The Lakers Lower; Dirk Questions Dallas’ Future

    dimemag.com Jan 7, 2013
    The wheels were already coming off in Los Angeles for the Lakers, but now it seems like an axle just gave way. A 112-105 home loss to Denver drops L.A. to 15-18, which is three games worse (as ESPN’s J.A. Adande perfectly pointed out) than the ’04-’
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  • Daily Dime: Lakers-Nuggets

    Daily Dime: Lakers-Nuggets

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Lakers' latest loss reveals a team not headed for a quick turnaround, J.A. Adande writes.
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  • Randolph's hot shooting leads Grizzlies by Suns

    Randolph's hot shooting leads Grizzlies by Suns

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Randolph scored 21 points and Rudy Gay added 20 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 92-81 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
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  • Nuggets hang on, deal Lakers 3rd straight loss

    Nuggets hang on, deal Lakers 3rd straight loss

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Ty Lawson had 21 points and 10 assists, Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 112-105 Sunday night for their fifth win in seven games.
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  • Put Me In, Coach: Why More Minutes Won't Mean Less Success for …

    Put Me In, Coach: Why More Minutes Won't Mean Less Success for the NBA's Underused

    grantland.com Jan 7, 2013
    When the Houston Rockets pried Omer Asik away from the Bulls with an aggressive offer sheet, the most pressing question (after "Who?" and "Him?") was ...
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  • Analyzing the Lakers' Injury Apocalypse

    Analyzing the Lakers' Injury Apocalypse

    grantland.com Jan 7, 2013
    The word indefinite has become the go-to recovery-time descriptor for NBA teams understandably wary of providing a specific timeline, and it is a ve...
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  • Jalen Rose on the Lakers' Downfall

    Jalen Rose on the Lakers' Downfall

    grantland.com Jan 7, 2013
    Jalen Rose on how Kobe Bryant is right to question the current Lakers roster and why the team is too old and slow to compete in the Western Conference...
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  • Video - Gordon, Hornets Sting Spurs 00:46

    Gordon, Hornets Sting Spurs

    Jan 7
    Eric Gordon leads Hornets with 24 points in 95-88 win over Spurs.
  • Video - Wizards Stun Thunder 01:01

    Wizards Stun Thunder

    Jan 7
    Bradley Beal's late jumper lifts Wizards past Thunder for just their fifth win.
  • Video - Bulls Run Away From Cavs 01:01

    Bulls Run Away From Cavs

    Jan 7
    Carlos Boozer posts double-double in Bulls' 118-92 rout of Cavs.
  • Video - Celtics Win Physical Battle With Knicks 00:58

    Celtics Win Physical Battle With Knicks

    Jan 7
    Paul Pierce scores 23 points as Celtics top Knicks for their third straight win.

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  • Sources -- Dallas Mavericks to ink veteran guard Mike James

    Jan 7
    The Mavericks plan to sign Mike James to a 10-day contract, sources said.
  • Dallas Mavericks ink veteran guard Mike James

    Jan 7
    The Mavericks have signed Mike James to a 10-day contract.