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Cuban says struggling Mavs won't trade Dirk

Cuban says struggling Mavs won't trade Dirk

ESPN.com nba.com Updated Jan 12, 2013
Mark Cuban says he plans to keep star Dirk Nowitzki even though the Dallas Mavericks have their worst record since a few months after he bought the team in 2000.
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  • Scola helps Suns rout Bulls, snap losing skid

    Scola helps Suns rout Bulls, snap losing skid

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    Luis Scola scored 22 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls 97-81 Saturday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.
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  • Holiday helps 76ers snap 5-game losing skid

    Holiday helps 76ers snap 5-game losing skid

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    Jrue 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.
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  • Wall's return gives Wizards win over Hawks

    Wall's return gives Wizards win over Hawks

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    John 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.
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  • Sacramento’s loss would be Seattle’s gain if Maloofs decide to …

    Sacramento’s loss would be Seattle’s gain if Maloofs decide to sell Kings  

    They’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 to
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  • Joakim Noah’s Bounce Pass Finds Luol Deng

    Joakim Noah’s Bounce Pass Finds Luol Deng

    dimemag.com Jan 12, 2013
    Joakim 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.
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  • Jeremy Lin Spins Into A Jumper

    Jeremy Lin Spins Into A Jumper

    dimemag.com Jan 12, 2013
    Jeremy Lin fakes, spins to his left and elevates for the jumper in tonight’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Ish Smith Hammers in a Monster Dunk

    Ish Smith Hammers in a Monster Dunk

    dimemag.com Jan 12, 2013
    Orlando 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.
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  • Blake Griffin Alley-Oops Over J.J. Redick

    Blake Griffin Alley-Oops Over J.J. Redick

    dimemag.com Jan 12, 2013
    Chris 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.
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  • Hawks' fan's half-court shot rests perfectly on rim

    Hawks' fan's half-court shot rests perfectly on rim

    CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    Hawks' fan's half-court shot rests perfectly on rim
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  • Magic top red-hot Clips to halt 10-game skid

    Magic top red-hot Clips to halt 10-game skid

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    J.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.
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  • Nash: My job to get Gasol, Howard both going

    Nash: My job to get Gasol, Howard both going

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    Steve 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.
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  • Hill makes regular season debut for Clippers

    Hill makes regular season debut for Clippers

    nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    Grant Hill is set to make his regular-season debut for the Los Angeles Clippers.
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  • No. 1 Duke Suffers First Loss To Some Team Or Other As Nation R…

    No. 1 Duke Suffers First Loss To Some Team Or Other As Nation Revels In Annual Guilty Pleasure

    deadspin.com Jan 12, 2013
    It'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 »
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  • Carlos Boozer Dunks on Carmelo Anthony

    Carlos Boozer Dunks on Carmelo Anthony

    dimemag.com Jan 12, 2013
    Who 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.
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  • Kevin Durant Scores 42 Points Against the Los Angeles Lakers

    Kevin Durant Scores 42 Points Against the Los Angeles Lakers

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    Oklahoma 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.
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  • Damian Lillard Scores 37 Points Last Night (29 in the second ha…

    Damian Lillard Scores 37 Points Last Night (29 in the second half)

    dimemag.com Jan 12, 2013
    Portland 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.
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  • First-Time Favorites?

    First-Time Favorites?

    CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    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.
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  • Knicks' Shumpert cleared, may play in London

    Knicks' Shumpert cleared, may play in London

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert could make his season debut on Thursday against the Detroit Pistons in London.
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  • "What A Joke This Sport Is!" Jeff Van Gundy Is Not A …

    "What A Joke This Sport Is!" Jeff Van Gundy Is Not A Fan Of The Designated Hitter Rule

    deadspin.com Jan 12, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Nets' Wallace to miss Sunday with bruised ribs

    Nets' Wallace to miss Sunday with bruised ribs

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace will miss Sunday night's game against the Indiana Pacers, the team announced Saturday.
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  • Bryant Now Deals With Mediocrity

    Bryant Now Deals With Mediocrity

    nytimes.com Jan 12, 2013
    A success at every level, the Lakers' Kobe Bryant has had little experience with struggling on the basketball court.
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  • Watch Jack Nicholson And Adam Sandler Dismissively Leave Anothe…

    Watch Jack Nicholson And Adam Sandler Dismissively Leave Another Crappy Lakers Game

    deadspin.com Jan 12, 2013
    It'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 …
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  • Kevin Durant And OKC Spare No Mercy On Los Angeles; Damian Lill…

    Kevin Durant And OKC Spare No Mercy On Los Angeles; Damian Lillard Puts Up For His City

    dimemag.com Jan 12, 2013
    Before 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 out
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  • Stephen Curry Sets Up Klay Thompson For The Alley-Oop

    Stephen Curry Sets Up Klay Thompson For The Alley-Oop

    dimemag.com Jan 12, 2013
    Stephen 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.
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  • Stephen Curry Launches A Perfect Pass

    Stephen Curry Launches A Perfect Pass

    dimemag.com Jan 12, 2013
    Stephen 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.
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  • NY Knicks star Carmelo Anthony needs to cut out the Bull going …

    NY Knicks star Carmelo Anthony needs to cut out the Bull going forward

    nydailynews.com Jan 12, 2013
    Carmelo 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.
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  • Lillard rallies Blazers but Curry, Warriors hold on

    Lillard rallies Blazers but Curry, Warriors hold on

    CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    Lillard rallies Blazers but Curry, Warriors hold on
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  • Melo surprised, disappointed by 1-game ban

    Melo surprised, disappointed by 1-game ban

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony said he was "disappointed" that the NBA suspended him this week.
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  • Celtics pull away late to shake off Rockets

    Celtics pull away late to shake off Rockets

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    Paul 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.
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  • Surprise Heroes: The Grizzlies' 101-98 overtime win over the Sp…

    Surprise Heroes: The Grizzlies' 101-98 overtime win over the Spurs…

    CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    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.
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  • Video - 76ers Snap Five-Game Slide 00:55

    76ers Snap Five-Game Slide

    Jan 12
    Jrue Holiday scores 30 points in 76ers' 107-100 win over Rockets.
  • Video - Suns Snap 5-Game Skid 01:00

    Suns Snap 5-Game Skid

    Jan 12
    Luis Scola scored 22 points and Michael Beasley added 20 off the bench to lift the Suns.
  • Video - Wall Leads Wizards Past Hawks In Season Debut 01:00

    Wall Leads Wizards Past Hawks In Season Debut

    Jan 12
    John Wall scores 14 points off the bench, guiding Wizards to 93-83 win over Hawks.
  • Video - Magic Snap Clippers' Home Dominance 01:01

    Magic Snap Clippers' Home Dominance

    Jan 12
    Clippers' 13-game home winning streak comes to end with 104-101 loss to Magic.