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Luis Scola scored 22 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls 97-81 Saturday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.Share Tweet
Holiday helps 76ers snap 5-game losing skidJrue Holiday scored 30 points, Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 12 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 107-100 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.Share TweetJohn Wall gave his teammates a lift with 14 points and four assists in his first game of the season, and the worst-in-NBA Washington Wizards have their first winning streak after a 93-83 victory Saturday night over the Atlanta Hawks.Share TweetThey’ve been sleepless and teamless in Seattle since Clay Bennett went back on his word and high-jacked the Sonics to his home base of Oklahoma City in 2008, changed their name to the Thunder and reaped the benefits of having Kevin Durant & Co. rise toShare Tweet
Joakim Noah’s Bounce Pass Finds Luol DengJoakim Noah times a perfect bounce pass to Luol Deng who throws down the slam in tonight’s matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns.Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin Spins Into A JumperJeremy Lin fakes, spins to his left and elevates for the jumper in tonight’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers.Share Tweet
Ish Smith Hammers in a Monster DunkOrlando Magic guard Ish Smith hustles through the Los Angeles Clippers’ defense and throws down a monster dunk despite the hard foul that lands him on the floor.Share Tweet
Blake Griffin Alley-Oops Over J.J. RedickChris Paul lobs it up to Blake Griffin who throws down the alley-oop dunk over J.J. Redick in today’s matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic.Share Tweet
Hawks' fan's half-court shot rests perfectly on rimHawks' fan's half-court shot rests perfectly on rimShare Tweet
Magic top red-hot Clips to halt 10-game skidJ.J. Redick gave Orlando its first lead on a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left, Arron Afflalo tied his season high with 30 points, and the Magic beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 on Saturday to snap a 10-game skid.Share Tweet
Nash: My job to get Gasol, Howard both goingSteve Nash thinks that when injured Los Angeles Lakers stars Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard return, it will be tough to have them coexist in the post.Share TweetGrant Hill is set to make his regular-season debut for the Los Angeles Clippers.Share Tweet
No. 1 Duke Suffers First Loss To Some Team Or Other As Nation Revels In Annual Guilty PleasureIt's not the Yankees losing in the divisionals, nor a conference rival pantsing Alabama midseason. Nor is it quite the Lakers fizzling in May, or the Cowboys losing year after year after year after delicious year. More »Share Tweet
Carlos Boozer Dunks on Carmelo AnthonyWho would think Carlos Boozer could throw it down on Carmelo Anthony? Well, he can. Boozer hammers in a monster dunk on Melo and draws the foul in last night’s matchup between the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks.Share TweetOklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant scores 42 points against the Los Angeles Lakers last night. He shot 16-25 from the field and 4-11 from the three-point line.Share TweetPortland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard scores a career high of 37 points last night (29 in the second half) against the Golden State Warriors. Lillard went 15-25 from the field and 7-12 from beyond the arc.Share Tweet
First-Time Favorites?Injuries to a host of All-Star regulars could open the door for more first-time players in Houston. Ben Golliver breaks down 10 names most deserving of their first All-Star selections.Share TweetNew York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert could make his season debut on Thursday against the Detroit Pistons in London.Share Tweet
"What A Joke This Sport Is!" Jeff Van Gundy Is Not A Fan Of The Designated Hitter RuleThe Thunder's beat-down of the Lakers last night got a little boring towards the end, as beat-downs will, and unlike some spectators, Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy were contractually obligated to remain in their seats. Naturally, talk turned to the desi…Share TweetBrooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace will miss Sunday night's game against the Indiana Pacers, the team announced Saturday.Share Tweet
Bryant Now Deals With Mediocritynytimes.com Jan 12, 2013A success at every level, the Lakers' Kobe Bryant has had little experience with struggling on the basketball court.Share Tweet
Watch Jack Nicholson And Adam Sandler Dismissively Leave Another Crappy Lakers GameIt's an all too common trope to declare that one specific moment somehow encapsulates a team's entire season, but this one specific moment somehow encapsulates the Lakers' entire season: Jack Nicholson, himself an aging star that provides less and less …Share Tweet
Kevin Durant And OKC Spare No Mercy On Los Angeles; Damian Lillard Puts Up For His CityBefore Ric Bucher left ESPN this fall, he tweeted one of the more interesting behind-the-scenes nuggets to take into consideration whenever Oklahoma City and the Lakers play. Bucher said that underneath the “We’re all friends!” vibe Team USA put outShare TweetStephen Curry steals the rock and lobs it to Klay Thompson who knocks down the alley-oop dunk in tonight’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers.Share Tweet
Stephen Curry Launches A Perfect PassStephen Curry launches a no-look pass to David Lee who lays in the basket in tonight’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers.Share Tweetnydailynews.com Jan 12, 2013Carmelo Anthony kept his emotions in check on Friday night, but that was about all he did on the positive side in his return to the Knicks after his one-game suspension.Share Tweet
Lillard rallies Blazers but Curry, Warriors hold onLillard rallies Blazers but Curry, Warriors hold onShare Tweet
Melo surprised, disappointed by 1-game banCarmelo Anthony said he was "disappointed" that the NBA suspended him this week.Share Tweet
Celtics pull away late to shake off RocketsPaul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks as the Boston Celtics nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late in a 103-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.Share Tweet
Surprise Heroes: The Grizzlies' 101-98 overtime win over the Spurs…The Grizzlies' 101-98 overtime win over the Spurs was their first since a 2011 playoffs upset. The clutch performances of two unlikely players was the key, says Rob Mahoney.Share Tweet
76ers Snap Five-Game SlideJan 12Jrue Holiday scores 30 points in 76ers' 107-100 win over Rockets.
Suns Snap 5-Game SkidJan 12Luis Scola scored 22 points and Michael Beasley added 20 off the bench to lift the Suns.
Wall Leads Wizards Past Hawks In Season DebutJan 12John Wall scores 14 points off the bench, guiding Wizards to 93-83 win over Hawks.
Magic Snap Clippers' Home DominanceJan 12Clippers' 13-game home winning streak comes to end with 104-101 loss to Magic.