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Grizzlies beat Spurs in OT for 4th straight win

Grizzlies beat Spurs in OT for 4th straight win

ESPN.com Updated Jan 11, 2013
Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the San Antonio Spurs, 101-98, in overtime Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
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  • Deng scores 33 as Bulls stay perfect vs. Knicks

    Deng scores 33 as Bulls stay perfect vs. Knicks

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Luol Deng scored a season-high 33 points in the Chicago Bulls' third victory over New York this season, a 108-101 win Friday that sent the Knicks to their season-high third straight loss.
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  • Brooks key off bench as Nets win 5th straight

    Brooks key off bench as Nets win 5th straight

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Joe Johnson scored 19 points and MarShon Brooks added 17 points off the bench Friday night, leading the Brooklyn Nets to its fifth straight victory, 99-79 over the struggling Phoenix Suns.
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  • Camby Adds Foot Injury To Knicks' List of Woes

    Camby Adds Foot Injury To Knicks' List of Woes

    The Knicks found themselves short-handed again Friday night with Marcus Camby out two to four weeks with a foot injury.
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  • Kobe Bryant, wife Vanessa cancel divorce plans

    Kobe Bryant, wife Vanessa cancel divorce plans

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Jan 11, 2013
    Kobe Bryant and his wife have canceled their divorce plans.
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  • Carmelo Anthony Lobs the Rock to Tyson Chandler

    Carmelo Anthony Lobs the Rock to Tyson Chandler

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony lobs the rock to Tyson Chandler as he drives through the lane and throws down the dunk in tonight’s matchup between the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks.
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  • Anderson helps Raptors cruise past Bobcats

    Anderson helps Raptors cruise past Bobcats

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Alan Anderson scored 16 points against his former team, Jose Calderon had 15 and the Toronto Raptors won for the 10th time in 13 games Friday night, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 99-78.
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  • Paul Millsap Destroys the Rim

    Paul Millsap Destroys the Rim

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    Paul Millsap gets around Josh Smith to throw down the two-handed slam in tonight’s matchup between the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks.
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  • James Harden Pump Fakes, Scores and Draws the Foul

    James Harden Pump Fakes, Scores and Draws the Foul

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    James Harden pump fakes to draw the foul and sinks in the basket in tonight’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics.
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  • Marc Gasol Double Stuffs Tim Duncan

    Marc Gasol Double Stuffs Tim Duncan

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    Marc Gasol double stuffs Tim Duncan with two consecutive blocks in tonight’s matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs.
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  • Hawks rally, finish strong to end skid versus Jazz

    Hawks rally, finish strong to end skid versus Jazz

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    Hawks rally, finish strong to end skid versus Jazz
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  • Rudy Gay Throws Down the One-Handed Slam

    Rudy Gay Throws Down the One-Handed Slam

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    Tony Allen comes up with the steal and feeds Rudy Gay for the one-handed slam in tonight’s matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs.
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  • Nets' Wallace leaves with injury

    Nets' Wallace leaves with injury

    nba.com Jan 11, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace left Friday night's game against Phoenix after landing hard on his right arm and shoulder about midway through the first quarter.
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  • A MarShon Brooks Rack Attack

    A MarShon Brooks Rack Attack

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    MarShon Brooks turns the corner along the baseline and extends for the one-handed slam in tonight’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns.
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  • Jared Sullinger Attacks the Glass with One Hand.

    Jared Sullinger Attacks the Glass with One Hand.

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Boston Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger attacks the glass as he hustles to grab the rebound with one hand and cashes in a hook shot tonight against the Houston Rockets.
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  • Terrence Ross Explodes For a Sledge Hammer Dunk

    Terrence Ross Explodes For a Sledge Hammer Dunk

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    After making the steal, Terrence Ross gets the ball back from DeMar DeRozan on the fast break and throws down an explosive sledge hammer dunk in tonight’s matchup between the Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • LeBron James and Dwyane Wade say the Heat faced more pressure t…

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade say the Heat faced more pressure than the Lakers

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers had a lot of expectations this season and have met precisely none of them. With a starting lineup of four likely Hall of Famers, the Lakers looked like a juggernaut that even the most conservative estimates pegged for 60 wins and …
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  • Nets' Wallace leaves game vs. Suns with injury

    Nets' Wallace leaves game vs. Suns with injury

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace headed into the locker room after appearing to injure his right arm/shoulder in the first quarter of Friday night's game against the Phoenix Suns.
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  • Wizards' Wall cleared to make debut Saturday

    Wizards' Wall cleared to make debut Saturday

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Washington Wizards say point guard John Wall has received "full medical clearance" and will make his season debut Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring what Oakland taught Damian Lillar…

    The 10-man rotation, starring what Oakland taught Damian Lillard

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 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 Columbian. On the occasion of Dami…
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  • The Top 10 Performances Of LeBron James’ 20-Point Streak

    The Top 10 Performances Of LeBron James’ 20-Point Streak

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    Portland’s win over the Heat on Thursday night claimed two casualties: That Miami is going to be a good road team this year and LeBron James‘ 54-game streak where he’s scored at least 20 points. Before Miami plays the four remaining games in its 7-
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  • Pistons getting big boost from their reserves

    Pistons getting big boost from their reserves

    nba.com Jan 11, 2013
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit had just upset the Miami Heat and LeBron James was reviewing the game with reporters when he saved some of his most effusive praise for an unlikely recipient.
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  • Lakers EVP Jim Buss on L.A.’s ongoing struggles: ‘How can you n…

    Lakers EVP Jim Buss on L.A.’s ongoing struggles: ‘How can you not believe in this team?’

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of a five-game losing streak that's seen them drop to 15-20 on the season - a record that puts them in 11th place in the West, a full five games south of the Denver Nuggets for the conference's eighth and final pl
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  • Incredible Defense Has Turned Indiana’s Season Around

    Incredible Defense Has Turned Indiana’s Season Around

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Indiana Pacers only scored 81 points last night, but they still managed to beat the Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks by five. The Pacers are ugly to watch, and their highest-paid player is a seven-footer that’s shooting less than 40 percent from the floo
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  • Passing, clearly, is not J.J. Hickson’s strong suit (VIDEO)

    Passing, clearly, is not J.J. Hickson’s strong suit (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 2013
    After playing the Miami Heat to a 21-all stalemate after 12 minutes, the Portland Trail Blazers had fallen behind by 13 points with the clock winding down in the second quarter, thanks to a combination of offensive struggles (a 7 for 17 shooting mark in…
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  • Every Headline About Derrick Rose Is A Black Pit Of Sadness

    Every Headline About Derrick Rose Is A Black Pit Of Sadness

    deadspin.com Jan 11, 2013
    Here's a bunch of headlines-written during the past week-about Derrick Rose's attempts to return to basketball court that will make you really sad: More »
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  • Free Dime Giveaway: Elusion Clothing’s “KnicksTape” T-Shirts

    Free Dime Giveaway: Elusion Clothing’s “KnicksTape” T-Shirts

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Knicks might be slowly coming back to earth — they’re just 4-6 in their last 10 after dropping an ugly game against Indiana last night. But their fans are as passionate as ever, continuously pumping Carmelo Anthony as the MVP and J.R. Smith as the
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘What do you want me to tell you?’

    Create-a-Caption: ‘What do you want me to tell you?’

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 2013
    Rick Carlisle's tried grossing out his Dallas Mavericks, threatening them with suspensions, grossing them out again ... man, he's tried everything. Nothing seemed to be working for his slumping Dallas Mavericks ... until he suggested Vince Carter just g…
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  • J.R. Smith Has Become Self-Aware

    J.R. Smith Has Become Self-Aware

    deadspin.com Jan 11, 2013
    It's not clear who actually took this photo, but J.R. Smith just posted it to his Instagram account along with the hashtag, #ThatWhatTheHellYouDoingLook. He is of course referring to the look of consternation that head coach Mike Woodson is throwing Smi…
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  • Zach Randolph is scared of cats

    Zach Randolph is scared of cats

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 2013
    During his 12-year NBA career, Zach Randolph has made it abundantly clear on a number of occasions that he's not scared of anybody on the basketball court. The 6-foot-9, 260-pound Memphis Grizzlies power forward has gone toe-to-toe with some of the leag…
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  • 5-on-5: Best in ESPN doubleheader

    5-on-5: Best in ESPN doubleheader

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    The most valuable, underrated, overrated among Bulls, Knicks, Lakers, Thunder
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  • Chris Paul, Blake Griffin celebrate Clippers rise on ‘Jimmy Kim…

    Chris Paul, Blake Griffin celebrate Clippers rise on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 2013
    They might not be riding quite as high as they were during their recent 17-game winning streak, but the Los Angeles Clippers have bounced back from a pair of 2013-opening losses to win three straight games, still sport the league's best record and look …
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  • Lakers attempt to avoid 6-game slide against Thunder

    Lakers attempt to avoid 6-game slide against Thunder

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    Lakers attempt to avoid 6-game slide against Thunder
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  • Wesley Matthews hits 2 final-minute 3-pointers to push Blazers …

    Wesley Matthews hits 2 final-minute 3-pointers to push Blazers past Heat (VIDEO)

    Wesley Matthews had missed five of his first six 3-point attempts on Thursday night, but with his Portland Trail Blazers within striking distance after clawing back from a 13-point halftime deficit against the Miami Heat, he found his stroke just in the…
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  • DeMarcus Cousins ejected for flagrant foul on Vince Carter in O…

    DeMarcus Cousins ejected for flagrant foul on Vince Carter in OT of Kings loss to Mavericks (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 2013
    Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins has a bad reputation, earned largely through several less-than-ideal relationships with coaches, some suspensions for on-court activity, and a fair amount of incomplete information. Cousins thinks he gets a bad …
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  • Mavs rally to top Kings in OT, end losing streak

    Mavs rally to top Kings in OT, end losing streak

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    O.J. Mayo had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Vince Carter scored 23 points off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 17 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings 117-112 in overtime Thursday night.
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  • CourtVision: Big Al Jefferson and the Symmetry of the NBA

    CourtVision: Big Al Jefferson and the Symmetry of the NBA

    grantland.com Jan 11, 2013
    In the time of attack guards, small ball, and stretch 4's, Big Al Jefferson's game is unapologetically old school. He's the kind of post player that w...
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  • Stephen Curry and David Lee Describe the Hardest Guys to Play A…

    Stephen Curry and David Lee Describe the Hardest Guys to Play Against in the NBA

    grantland.com Jan 11, 2013
    Which opposing players are the hardest to guard? Curry and Lee break it down for Bill Simmons.
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  • Video - Pierce, Sullinger Quiet Rockets 01:01

    Pierce, Sullinger Quiet Rockets

    Jan 11
    Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 23 points and Jared Sullinger contributed 14 from the bench to lift the Celtics.
  • Video - Nets Rally Past Suns 01:01

    Nets Rally Past Suns

    Jan 11
    Gerald Wallace exits in first quarter with injury as Nets top Suns for their fifth straight win.
  • Video - Harris Helps Hawks Top Former Team 00:56

    Harris Helps Hawks Top Former Team

    Jan 11
    Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith finished with a double-double as the Hawks rallied past the Jazz.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant Speaks Out 03:49

    Kobe Bryant Speaks Out

    Jan 11
    Kobe Bryant discusses trash-talking, the state of the Lakers and his decision to join Twitter.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…

    Jan 11
    Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
  • NBA -- Without Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls continue to cruise on the road

    Jan 11
    The Bulls still don't have Derrick Rose, but it hasn't slowed them down on the road.
  • Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source says

    Jan 11
    Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
  • Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source says

    Jan 11
    Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.