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Handling The Heat: The Pacers held the Heat to a season low as …

Handling The Heat: The Pacers held the Heat to a season low as they …

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
The Pacers held the Heat to a season low as they rolled 87-77. With Paul George blossoming and the team's defense stifling, Indy earned its best win of the year, writes Ben Golliver.
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  • Pekovic, Kirilenko lead Wolves over Hawks

    Pekovic, Kirilenko lead Wolves over Hawks

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 8, 2013
    Nikola Pekovic had 25 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko added 21 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Atlanta Hawks, 108-103, on Tuesday night.
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  • NY Knicks start Carmelo Anthony needs to tune out opposing taun…

    NY Knicks start Carmelo Anthony needs to tune out opposing taunts from Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, others

    Carmelo Anthony needs to lose the rabbit ears, pronto. Anthony needs to keep making the Knicks a threat to the Miami Heat and start tuning out opponents.
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  • James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron …

    James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in Housto
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  • Gerald Green Hosts A Block Party

    Gerald Green Hosts A Block Party

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    Gerald Green hustles on the fast break and denies a shot attempt from Mario Chalmers in tonight’s matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat.
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  • Steve Nash becomes the 5th player with 10,000 assists in his ca…

    Steve Nash becomes the 5th player with 10,000 assists in his career (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Steve Nash has been one of the best point guards in the NBA for the past decade, leading teams in Dallas and Phoenix to some of the best offensive seasons in the history of the league. He's an amazing facilitator, the kind of player who creates good sho…
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  • Ricky Rubio’s Behind the Back Pass Leads to Three-Pointer

    Ricky Rubio’s Behind the Back Pass Leads to Three-Pointer

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    One of the NBA’s finest passers, Ricky Rubio, had an amazing behind the back dime to Derrick Williams who knocked down the three-point jumper in tonight’s matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks.
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  • Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tear

    Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tear

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard attempted to downplay the severity of his shoulder injury Tuesday, claiming that his labrum is not torn -- contrary to what the team had announced a day earlier.
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  • Report: Jackson has 'no intention' of coaching

    Report: Jackson has 'no intention' of coaching

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Phil Jackson told SheridanHoops.com that he has "no intention of ever coaching again."
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  • Cavs' Varejao (knee) still not ready to practice

    Cavs' Varejao (knee) still not ready to practice

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    Anderson Varejao still has not been cleared to practice or play and will miss his 11th straight game Wednesday night when the Cavs host Atlanta.
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  • NBA fines Cuban $50K for criticizing referees

    NBA fines Cuban $50K for criticizing referees

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the officiating.
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  • Clippers' Hill practices, could play against Mavs

    Clippers' Hill practices, could play against Mavs

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill went through a full practice for the first time in nearly three months Tuesday and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Chris Paul as Nightcrawler, basic…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Chris Paul as Nightcrawler, basically

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 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 NBA's YouTube channel. What this S…
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  • Adelman misses game for personal reasons

    Adelman misses game for personal reasons

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman was not at the arena for Tuesday night's game against Atlanta due to personal reasons.
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  • Something Special Is Brewing In New Orleans

    Something Special Is Brewing In New Orleans

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    The New Orleans Hornets (they’re not the Pelicans just yet) are a team in flux. They started the year with the specious ROY, Anthony Davis, and his inexorable brow grabbing most of the headlines. But it didn’t last. Davis went down with an ankle injur
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  • Wizards owner says Wall might return Saturday

    Wizards owner says Wall might return Saturday

    CNNSI.com nba.com Jan 8, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall could be making his season debut Saturday for the Washington Wizards after months of rehabbing his injured left knee.
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  • Mavs sign veteran guard James to 10-day contract

    Mavs sign veteran guard James to 10-day contract

    nba.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Dallas Mavericks have signed veteran guard Mike James to a 10-day contract.
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  • Shane Battier sings ‘The Love Boat’ theme to inspire charitable…

    Shane Battier sings ‘The Love Boat’ theme to inspire charitable giving (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 2013
    If you thought Shane Battier had fallen out of love with karaoke, then friend, in the words of the super-funny Paul F. Tompkins, you need to go back to thinking school. The no-stats All-Star's been into rocking the mic for eons, and started using his pa…
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  • Al Jefferson Says He Isn’t Distracted By Upcoming Free Agency

    Al Jefferson Says He Isn’t Distracted By Upcoming Free Agency

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    While things are getting dicey in Los Angeles because the Lakers will rely on D-League call-ups and 10-day contracts to get them through the next few weeks, it’s the opposite in Utah. It has been all season. Before the year began, I noted that Utah’s
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  • Report: Grizzlies, Suns talk potential deal for Gay

    Report: Grizzlies, Suns talk potential deal for Gay

    CNNSI.com dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    Report: Grizzlies, Suns talk potential deal for Gay
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  • Police: Nets' Blatche questioned in sex assault

    Police: Nets' Blatche questioned in sex assault

    Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King issued a statement Tuesday saying the team is aware that a member of the squad is involved in an ongoing police investigation.
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘How do I look, Vince?’

    Create-a-Caption: ‘How do I look, Vince?’

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 2013
    "Grrrreeeeeeeaaaaaaaaat." If you didn't check your teeth to see if you still had some spinach in there, referee Eli Roe, then you are a more confident man than I am. If Vince Carter told me I looked OK and then smiled like that, I'd probably b…
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  • Suspended Rondo: Contact with ref incidental

    Suspended Rondo: Contact with ref incidental

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said Tuesday he was simply making a joke with referee Rodney Mott when he bumped him in Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
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  • Hornets PG Greivis Vasquez was pretty stoked to beat the Spurs …

    Hornets PG Greivis Vasquez was pretty stoked to beat the Spurs (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 2013
    As a rookie with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2010-11 season, Greivis Vasquez experienced some success against the San Antonio Spurs, going 3-1 in four regular-season meetings with Gregg Popovich's team and notching a first-round upset of the top-se…
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  • Celtics Test Knicks' Resolve by Testing Anthony's

    Celtics Test Knicks' Resolve by Testing Anthony's

    nytimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Celtics bullied the Knicks into their style of basketball on Monday night and held Carmelo Anthony to 6-for-26 shooting.
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  • 5-on-5: Problems mounting for Lakers

    5-on-5: Problems mounting for Lakers

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Our panel breaks down the Lakers' uncertain future.
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  • Nets expect Humphries back Tuesday vs. 76ers

    Nets expect Humphries back Tuesday vs. 76ers

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Nets power forward Kris Humphries is available on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, and interim coach P.J. Carlesimo expects that he probably will play.
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  • Pacers' Vogel likes message of extended deal

    Pacers' Vogel likes message of extended deal

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Indiana Pacers like where they're heading and they want Frank Vogel to finish the job.
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  • Jazz forward Williams to miss next 3 games

    Jazz forward Williams to miss next 3 games

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 8, 2013
    Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams will miss the next three games with inflammation in his right knee.
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  • Seeking help on glass, Heat work out Andersen

    Seeking help on glass, Heat work out Andersen

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Miami Heat took a key step toward addressing their rebounding problems Tuesday by working out free-agent veteran Chris Andersen at the team's practice facility, league sources confirmed.
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  • Scott Skiles, Milwaukee Bucks agree to ‘part ways’ effective im…

    Scott Skiles, Milwaukee Bucks agree to ‘part ways’ effective immediately

    When the Milwaukee Bucks take the court to face the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, they'll do so without Scott Skiles on the bench for the first time in four-plus seasons. The notoriously hard-nosed defensive coach and the team he's led since 2008 reach…
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  • The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Bradley Beal Stick…

    The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Bradley Beal Sticks the Game-Winner Against OKC

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    Each week Court Grip will bring you a prime basketball highlight made possible by having an edge — in skills, performance and technology. This week features NBA rookie Bradley Beal stopping on a dime and hitting two OKC defenders with a pump-fake, step-
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  • Cousins puts up 10 points as Kings fall to Grizz 113-81

    Cousins puts up 10 points as Kings fall to Grizz 113-81

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    Cousins puts up 10 points as Kings fall to Grizz 113-81
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  • 'I'm An Emotional Guy'

    'I'm An Emotional Guy'

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    Talent-wise, few compare with DeMarcus Cousins. But his behavior is starting to overshadow his skill. He sat down with Chris Mannix to discuss his reputation, Sacramento and more.
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  • The NBA Fined Danny Ferry $15,000 For Snitching On Rajon Rondo

    The NBA Fined Danny Ferry $15,000 For Snitching On Rajon Rondo

    deadspin.com Jan 8, 2013
    Rajon Rondo served a one-game suspension last night, because that's what Rajon Rondo does. The incident happened in the third quarter Saturday's win over Atlanta, when referee Rodney Mott whistled Rondo for a charge. Rondo freaked out a bit and approach…
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  • Bradley Beal hits 1st career game-winner to push Wizards past T…

    Bradley Beal hits 1st career game-winner to push Wizards past Thunder in upset (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 2013
    Heading into Monday night, only one team had notched wins over both the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat and defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder this season - the bruising Memphis Grizzlies, owners of the NBA's fifth-best record.
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  • Daily Dime: Celtics alive in chase

    Daily Dime: Celtics alive in chase

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Celtics aren't quite dead in the Atlantic chase, Beckley Mason writes.
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  • Carmelo Anthony waiting for Kevin Garnett near team bus after N…

    Carmelo Anthony waiting for Kevin Garnett near team bus after NY Knicks loss shows All-Star proving more volatile than valuable

    This wasn't conduct becoming a pro basketball player, let alone a candidate for the NBA’s MVP trophy. When Carmelo Anthony decided to take on the Celtics long after the final buzzer on Monday night, he invited the NBA to investigate his conduct and smac
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  • In Downtime, Nets Squeeze in Some Practice

    In Downtime, Nets Squeeze in Some Practice

    nytimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Nets held only their third practice since Dec. 22, and they have a chance to gain some ground this week with a light game schedule.
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  • Paul Pierce Owns New York City; Kevin Durant One-Up’d By A Rook…

    Paul Pierce Owns New York City; Kevin Durant One-Up’d By A Rookie

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    On a night where we all tried to watch a BCS championship that got so bad — think Spike running over the Little Giants — that Brent Musburger needed a hall pass by the end of the first quarter because he was getting distracted by A.J. McCarron‘s gir
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  • Hayward, Jazz keep sliding Mavs in tailspin

    Hayward, Jazz keep sliding Mavs in tailspin

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Utah Jazz defeated the Dallas Mavericks 100-94 on Monday night.
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  • Video - Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112 00:57

    Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112

    Jan 8
    Rockets win fifth straight.
  • Video - Bucks Win Boylan's Debut 01:05

    Bucks Win Boylan's Debut

    Jan 8
    Brandon Jennings scores 29 points to lead Bucks to 108-99 win over Suns in coach Jim Boylan's debut.
  • Video - George Leads Pacers Past Heat 01:01

    George Leads Pacers Past Heat

    Jan 8
    Paul George scores 29 points as Pacers top Heat for their 11th win in 14 games.
  • Video - Nets Win Fourth Straight 00:45

    Nets Win Fourth Straight

    Jan 8
    Nets crush 76ers, 109-89.

Sports Columnists

  • Heat Reaction: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers

    Jan 8
    Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Pacers.
  • Ian Thomsen: LeBron poised to pull away in MVP race; more mail

    Jan 8
    What would it take for LeBron James to NOT win the MVP award? You wrote recently that even though Chris Paul is the current leader, you still expect James to capture the honor at season's end. Would it take a Heat collapse for voters to honor the contri…
  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Jan 8
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.