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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.Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share Tweet
NY Knicks start Carmelo Anthony needs to tune out opposing taunts from Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, othersCarmelo 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.Upvote Share Tweet
James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future StarIf 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 HoustoUpvote Share Tweet
Gerald Green Hosts A Block PartyGerald 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.Upvote Share TweetSteve 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ricky Rubio’s Behind the Back Pass Leads to Three-PointerOne 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tearLos 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.Upvote Share TweetPhil Jackson told SheridanHoops.com that he has "no intention of ever coaching again."Upvote Share TweetAnderson Varejao still has not been cleared to practice or play and will miss his 11th straight game Wednesday night when the Cavs host Atlanta.Upvote Share TweetDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the officiating.Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers' Hill practices, could play against MavsLos 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.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Chris Paul as Nightcrawler, basicallyA 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Adelman misses game for personal reasonsMinnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman was not at the arena for Tuesday night's game against Atlanta due to personal reasons.Upvote Share Tweet
Something Special Is Brewing In New OrleansThe 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 injurUpvote Share TweetWASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall could be making his season debut Saturday for the Washington Wizards after months of rehabbing his injured left knee.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The Dallas Mavericks have signed veteran guard Mike James to a 10-day contract.Upvote Share Tweet
Shane Battier sings ‘The Love Boat’ theme to inspire charitable giving (VIDEO)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…Upvote Share TweetWhile 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’sUpvote Share TweetReport: Grizzlies, Suns talk potential deal for GayUpvote Share TweetBrooklyn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: ‘How do I look, Vince?’"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…Upvote Share Tweet
Suspended Rondo: Contact with ref incidentalCeltics 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Hornets PG Greivis Vasquez was pretty stoked to beat the Spurs (VIDEO)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…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The Celtics bullied the Knicks into their style of basketball on Monday night and held Carmelo Anthony to 6-for-26 shooting.Upvote Share Tweet
5-on-5: Problems mounting for LakersOur panel breaks down the Lakers' uncertain future.Upvote Share Tweet
Nets expect Humphries back Tuesday vs. 76ersNets 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.Upvote Share TweetThe Indiana Pacers like where they're heading and they want Frank Vogel to finish the job.Upvote Share TweetUtah Jazz forward Marvin Williams will miss the next three games with inflammation in his right knee.Upvote Share Tweet
Seeking help on glass, Heat work out AndersenThe 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.Upvote Share TweetWhen 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Bradley Beal Sticks the Game-Winner Against OKCEach 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-Upvote Share Tweet
Cousins puts up 10 points as Kings fall to Grizz 113-81CNNSI.com Updated Jan 8, 2013Cousins puts up 10 points as Kings fall to Grizz 113-81Upvote Share Tweet
'I'm An Emotional Guy'CNNSI.com Updated Jan 8, 2013Talent-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.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jan 8, 2013Rajon 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…Upvote Share TweetHeading 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Daily Dime: Celtics alive in chaseThe Celtics aren't quite dead in the Atlantic chase, Beckley Mason writes.Upvote Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony waiting for Kevin Garnett near team bus after NY Knicks loss shows All-Star proving more volatile than valuableThis 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 smacUpvote Share Tweet
In Downtime, Nets Squeeze in Some Practicenytimes.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Pierce Owns New York City; Kevin Durant One-Up’d By A RookieOn 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 girUpvote Share TweetGordon Hayward scored a season-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Utah Jazz defeated the Dallas Mavericks 100-94 on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112Jan 8Rockets win fifth straight.
Bucks Win Boylan's DebutJan 8Brandon Jennings scores 29 points to lead Bucks to 108-99 win over Suns in coach Jim Boylan's debut.
George Leads Pacers Past HeatJan 8Paul George scores 29 points as Pacers top Heat for their 11th win in 14 games.
Nets Win Fourth StraightJan 8Nets crush 76ers, 109-89.
Heat Reaction: Miami Heat at Indiana PacersJan 8Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Pacers.
Ian Thomsen: LeBron poised to pull away in MVP race; more mailJan 8What 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 issuesJan 8We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.