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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.Share Tweet
Brooks key off bench as Nets win 5th straightJoe 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.Share TweetThe Knicks found themselves short-handed again Friday night with Marcus Camby out two to four weeks with a foot injury.Share TweetKobe Bryant and his wife have canceled their divorce plans.Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony Lobs the Rock to Tyson ChandlerCarmelo 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.Share Tweet
Anderson helps Raptors cruise past BobcatsAlan 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.Share TweetPaul Millsap gets around Josh Smith to throw down the two-handed slam in tonight’s matchup between the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks.Share Tweet
James Harden Pump Fakes, Scores and Draws the FoulJames Harden pump fakes to draw the foul and sinks in the basket in tonight’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics.Share Tweet
Marc Gasol Double Stuffs Tim DuncanMarc Gasol double stuffs Tim Duncan with two consecutive blocks in tonight’s matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs.Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013Hawks rally, finish strong to end skid versus JazzShare TweetTony 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.Share Tweetnba.com Jan 11, 2013NEW 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.Share Tweet
A MarShon Brooks Rack AttackMarShon 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.Share Tweet
Jared Sullinger Attacks the Glass with One Hand.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.Share Tweet
Terrence Ross Explodes For a Sledge Hammer DunkAfter 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.Share Tweet
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade say the Heat faced more pressure than the LakersThe 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 …Share TweetBrooklyn 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.Share TweetThe Washington Wizards say point guard John Wall has received "full medical clearance" and will make his season debut Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks.Share TweetA 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…Share Tweet
The Top 10 Performances Of LeBron James’ 20-Point StreakPortland’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-Share Tweet
Pistons getting big boost from their reservesnba.com Jan 11, 2013AUBURN 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.Share TweetThe 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 plShare Tweet
Incredible Defense Has Turned Indiana’s Season AroundThe 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 flooShare Tweet
Passing, clearly, is not J.J. Hickson’s strong suit (VIDEO)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…Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 11, 2013Here'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 »Share Tweet
Free Dime Giveaway: Elusion Clothing’s “KnicksTape” T-ShirtsThe 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 theShare Tweet
Create-a-Caption: ‘What do you want me to tell you?’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…Share Tweet
J.R. Smith Has Become Self-Awaredeadspin.com Jan 11, 2013It'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…Share TweetDuring 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…Share Tweet
5-on-5: Best in ESPN doubleheaderThe most valuable, underrated, overrated among Bulls, Knicks, Lakers, ThunderShare Tweet
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin celebrate Clippers rise on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (VIDEO)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 …Share Tweet
Lakers attempt to avoid 6-game slide against ThunderCNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013Lakers attempt to avoid 6-game slide against ThunderShare TweetWesley 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…Share Tweet
DeMarcus Cousins ejected for flagrant foul on Vince Carter in OT of Kings loss to Mavericks (VIDEO)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 …Share TweetO.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.Share Tweet
CourtVision: Big Al Jefferson and the Symmetry of the NBAgrantland.com Jan 11, 2013In 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...Share Tweet
Stephen Curry and David Lee Describe the Hardest Guys to Play Against in the NBAgrantland.com Jan 11, 2013Which opposing players are the hardest to guard? Curry and Lee break it down for Bill Simmons.Share Tweet
Pierce, Sullinger Quiet RocketsJan 11Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 23 points and Jared Sullinger contributed 14 from the bench to lift the Celtics.
Nets Rally Past SunsJan 11Gerald Wallace exits in first quarter with injury as Nets top Suns for their fifth straight win.
Harris Helps Hawks Top Former TeamJan 11Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith finished with a double-double as the Hawks rallied past the Jazz.
Kobe Bryant Speaks OutJan 11Kobe Bryant discusses trash-talking, the state of the Lakers and his decision to join Twitter.