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Anthony sits out as Pacers knock off Knicks

Anthony sits out as Pacers knock off Knicks

ESPN.com Updated Jan 10, 2013
Paul George scored seven points in a 13-0 fourth-quarter run and finished with 24, leading the Indiana Pacers past the short-handed New York Knicks 81-76 on Thursday night.
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  • James Dolan's foes in position to wreak havoc on Carmelo Anthon…

    James Dolan's foes in position to wreak havoc on Carmelo Anthony, NY Knicks

    nydailynews.com Jan 10, 2013
    This just in: James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan is a lot fonder of Carmelo Anthony than he is of the suits running Comcast and Time Warner. The gap is even wider now. Dolan first professed true love for Melo when he ordered Donnie Walsh to trade half the team …
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  • Kings' likely move leaves players, fans in limbo

    Kings' likely move leaves players, fans in limbo

    Aaron Brooks has been in an awkward spot since news surfaced that the Sacramento Kings could be sold and moved back to his hometown of Seattle.
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  • Jim Buss: We won't blow up 'solid' Lakers team

    Jim Buss: We won't blow up 'solid' Lakers team

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Little has gone according to plan for the Lakers this season. So little, in fact, that Jim Buss said it would be foolish to "blow it up" until the team has played enough games together to correctly identify why it has struggled and so badly un…
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  • Knicks Try to Focus as Anthony Has to Sit

    Knicks Try to Focus as Anthony Has to Sit

    The 28-year-old rookie Chris Copeland replaced Carmelo Anthony in the Knicks' starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Pacers while Anthony served a one-game suspension.
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  • Cavs' Varejao has surgery on split leg muscle

    Cavs' Varejao has surgery on split leg muscle

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao had surgery to repair a split leg muscle, an injury that could sideline him two more months.
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  • Marcin Gortat calls the Suns a ‘sinking boat,’ vows to stay abo…

    Marcin Gortat calls the Suns a ‘sinking boat,’ vows to stay aboard

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Phoenix Suns are not having anything close to a good season. After losing franchise talisman Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, they've dipped to 12-25 (second-worst in the West) and seem to have few potential avenues toward improveme…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring what’s happening in Sacramento, f…

    The 10-man rotation, starring what’s happening in Sacramento, for worse and for better

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 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: SB Nation and Sactown Royalty. Tom Zil…
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  • MLB.com Sells An NBA Headband For Cheaper Than NBA.com Does

    MLB.com Sells An NBA Headband For Cheaper Than NBA.com Does

    deadspin.com Jan 10, 2013
    Reader Zachary had a desire for an NBA logo headband, because he's cool like that. He looked it up at the NBA Store, and found it for $7.99. Then he found it at the MLB Shop, and it's a dollar cheaper. Why? We don't know. Why does MLB.com sell NBA stuff…
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  • Kenneth Faried, surprised by his own numbers, swears on live TV…

    Kenneth Faried, surprised by his own numbers, swears on live TV after Nuggets beat Magic (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Jan 10, 2013
    EDITOR'S NOTE: As the headline suggests, the video below contains an expletive. Viewer discretion is advised. Hey, Kenneth Faried: You know you played really hard and, as BDL Editor Kelly Dwyer wrote, were a major factor in your Denver Nuggets' 108-105 …
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  • Greg Oden Will Try Another Comeback, And The Heat Are Intereste…

    Greg Oden Will Try Another Comeback, And The Heat Are Interested

    Greg Oden is the NBA's Greek tragedy-a body outwardly designed for basketball dominance, but with an internal structure woefully insufficient for the task. Oden hasn't played since his patella attempted to escape in 2009, and underwent his third microfr
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  • Ask Donnie: Q&A with NBA Director of Officials Don Vaden

    Ask Donnie: Q&A with NBA Director of Officials Don Vaden

    nba.com Jan 10, 2013
    Have a question about NBA officiating? Confused on a rule interpretation? Send your questions to Donnie Vaden, the NBA's VP of Referee Operations and Director of Officials. Send an email to: . Questions submitted that are not in regards to a rule interp…
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  • Blatche 'not worried at all' about investigation

    Blatche 'not worried at all' about investigation

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets backup center Andray Blatche says he's "not worried at all" about his involvement in an alleged sexual assault that occurred in his Philadelphia hotel suite early Tuesday morning.
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  • New coach Jim Boylan has unleashed Brandon Jennings’ swag, acco…

    New coach Jim Boylan has unleashed Brandon Jennings’ swag, according to Brandon Jennings

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    Taking over an NBA team in the middle of the season isn't an easy job, but Jim Boylan's making it look that way, posting two wins in two tries since taking over for Scott Skiles after he and the Milwaukee Bucks elected to "part ways" on Monday…
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  • The 1 Thing In The World Zach Randolph Is Afraid Of

    The 1 Thing In The World Zach Randolph Is Afraid Of

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    When Carmelo Anthony met Kevin Garnett outside the Celtics locker room a couple nights ago, nobody expected any actual violence to occur (despite Carmelo’s preference for Apple Jacks). But when Kendrick Perkins and Zach Randolph got into an on-court bac
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  • Lin and other notable players who played in D-League

    Lin and other notable players who played in D-League

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    Lin and other notable players who played in D-League
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  • Dime Q&A: Joe Budden Dishes On Upcoming Album & Why He …

    Dime Q&A: Joe Budden Dishes On Upcoming Album & Why He Doesn’t Want New York To Play Boston

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    From an ugly fallout with his former label Def Jam, to combating erroneous claims surrounding his relationships, Joe Budden has been on the opposing end of a disastrous battle against the world. He was virtually playing one on five. His candor served as…
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  • Rivers says KG didn't talk about Melo's wife

    Rivers says KG didn't talk about Melo's wife

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday morning that forward Kevin Garnett did not make the remarks he has been rumored to have made about Carmelo Anthony's wife during Monday's game.
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  • NBA Ref Explains Why He's Making The Lakers And Spurs Stand Aro…

    NBA Ref Explains Why He's Making The Lakers And Spurs Stand Around: "I'm Stalling For Commercial Time."

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Lakers lost. Yes, again. That's not news, but this fourth-quarter conference, between Mike D'Antoni, Gregg Popovich, and referee Bill Kennedy, is one of the best things we've seen in a while. More »
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  • Dirk wants to compete for title, not eighth spot

    Dirk wants to compete for title, not eighth spot

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Dirk Nowitzki doesn't want to play for another NBA franchise, but he also doesn't want to finish his career just fighting for the Western Conference's final playoff spot.
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  • Derrick Rose is seeing ‘predictable contact,’ getting closer to…

    Derrick Rose is seeing ‘predictable contact,’ getting closer to return to Bulls

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Chicago Bulls' 2012-13 season has always been divided into two parts: the periods before and after Derrick Rose returns from the ACL tear that knocked him out of the 2012 playoffs after just one game. The idea was that the Bulls would perform well e…
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  • Ewing Jr. to play for Spanish league's Valladolid

    Ewing Jr. to play for Spanish league's Valladolid

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Patrick Ewing Jr. has signed with Spanish club Blancos de Rueda Valladolid until the end of this season.
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  • Behind the Box Score, where Memphis built up a burly win in the…

    Behind the Box Score, where Memphis built up a burly win in the Bay Area

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    Memphis 94, Golden State 87 Even before the game, you sort of assumed that Golden State would come ready to bang in the team’s pairing with Memphis. If things hold up from here until April, the two squads will meet in the first round of this spring’s
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  • Monta Ellis Spins and Scores

    Monta Ellis Spins and Scores

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    Milwaukee Bucks point guard Monta Ellis spins through Chicago Bulls defenders and gets the shot to fall.
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  • Clippers top Mavs for 13th straight home win

    Clippers top Mavs for 13th straight home win

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Chris Paul had 19 points and 16 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-93 on Wednesday night, extending their franchise-record home winning streak to 13 games.
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  • Kobe Bryant Gives Kawhi Leonard a Dance Lesson

    Kobe Bryant Gives Kawhi Leonard a Dance Lesson

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    Kobe Bryant gives Kawhi Leonard a dance lesson as he shows off a series of between-the- leg dribbles and drives to the basket in tonight’s matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • The Lakers Nearly Pull Off A Crazy Comeback; Brandon Jennings L…

    The Lakers Nearly Pull Off A Crazy Comeback; Brandon Jennings Lights It Up

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    Everyone claims they have the answers for the Lakers problems this year. But there’s one that’s stumped Hollywood for over a decade: what to do with Tony Parker. In San Antonio’s wild three-point win over the Lakers, Parker looked like he was runnin
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  • Paul's season-high 16 assists lift Clips over Mavs

    Paul's season-high 16 assists lift Clips over Mavs

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    Paul's season-high 16 assists lift Clips over Mavs
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  • Rolling Grizzlies give Warriors 2nd straight loss

    Rolling Grizzlies give Warriors 2nd straight loss

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Zach Randolph had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 18 points and the Memphis Grizzlies completed a 3-0 road trip with a 94-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
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  • Tim Duncan Rejects Robert Sacre

    Tim Duncan Rejects Robert Sacre

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    Tim Duncan rejects Robert Sacre and forces a turnover leading to an easy bucket at the other end in tonight’s matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Grizz finish 3-0 road trip by wearing out Warriors

    Grizz finish 3-0 road trip by wearing out Warriors

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    Grizz finish 3-0 road trip by wearing out Warriors
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  • Russell Westbrook Shows Off His Signature Finish to the Hoop

    Russell Westbrook Shows Off His Signature Finish to the Hoop

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    Russell Westbrook hits Alexey Shved with a left cross over and accelerates to the hoop for the right-handed hook layup in tonight’s matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • Jeff Green Throws Down a Monster Dunk

    Jeff Green Throws Down a Monster Dunk

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    With a one dribble drive, Boston Celtics’ Jeff Green throws down a monster dunk tonight against the Phoenix Suns.
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  • DeQuan Jones Goes Coast to Coast for a Slam

    DeQuan Jones Goes Coast to Coast for a Slam

    dimemag.com Jan 10, 2013
    DeQuan Jones hustles from coast to coast on the fast break and muscles in a ferocious slam in tonight’s matchup between the Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets.
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  • Damian Lillard's Underrated Passing Arsenal

    Damian Lillard's Underrated Passing Arsenal

    grantland.com Jan 10, 2013
    With a 19-15 record, and currently the 8-seed in the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the league's most pleasant surpri...
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  • NBA Shootaround: Los Angeles Kings

    NBA Shootaround: Los Angeles Kings

    grantland.com Jan 10, 2013
    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from...
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  • Video - Sources: Greg Oden Plans To Play Again 03:23

    Sources: Greg Oden Plans To Play Again

    Jan 10
    Brian Windhorst discusses Greg Oden's plans to return to the NBA in the 2013-14 season.
  • Video - Point Guard Generation 05:49

    Point Guard Generation

    Jan 10
    Part 2: Sixers star Jrue Holiday on the league's vast collection of top-notch point guards.
  • Video - CP3, Griffin On Kimmel 00:43

    CP3, Griffin On Kimmel

    Jan 10
    Chris Paul and Blake Griffin stop by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to talk about their rivalry with the Lakers and share recent pictures they've tweeted.
  • Video - LeBron's Streak Ends As Heat Fall 01:01

    LeBron's Streak Ends As Heat Fall

    Jan 10
    The Trail Blazers held LeBron James to 15 points, ending his 33-game 20-point streak to start the season.

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    Jan 10
    Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Blazers.
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA teams embracing D-League more than ever

    Jan 10
    RENO, Nev. -- The locker room of the Idaho Stampede wasn't a locker room at all. It wasn't even a room. It was four temporary walls joined together, and it had no ceiling. It sat like a large unfinished cargo container inside the arena behind the court …
  • Greg Oden, former No. 1 overall pick, plans to resume playing career - sou…

    Jan 10
    Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden has decided to resume
  • Greg Oden, former No. 1 overall pick, plans to resume playing career - sou…

    Jan 10
    Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden has decided to resume