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Mavericks win 3rd straight behind Collison

Mavericks win 3rd straight behind Collison

ESPN.com Updated Jan 14, 2013
Darren Collison led six players in double figures with 23 points and the Dallas Mavericks matched their season high with a third straight win in a 113-98 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
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  • Boozer, Bulls limit Hawks to 58 points in rout

    Boozer, Bulls limit Hawks to 58 points in rout

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Carlos Boozer scored 20 points, Luol Deng added 18 and the Chicago Bulls held Atlanta to a franchise-low 20 points in the first half of a 97-58 victory over the Hawks on Monday night.
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  • John Wall Had Ish Smith Jumping All Over The Place Tonight

    John Wall Had Ish Smith Jumping All Over The Place Tonight

    deadspin.com Jan 14, 2013
    First, Wall literally pump-faked Smith over his entire body. Smith, however, was unfazed. He quickly bounced back and blocked the real shot. Pretty impressive. Later, as the third quarter was winding down, Wall shook Ish out of his shoes and into the Ma…
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  • Brooklyn Nets gaining ground on NY Knicks in battle for Big App…

    Brooklyn Nets gaining ground on NY Knicks in battle for Big Apple basketball supremacy

    nydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013
    Who’s really the better team, the Knicks or the Nets? This particular debate had evaporated for much of December, as the Nets swooned and the Knicks stomped on everyone. But now the Knicks are struggling with injuries, the Nets have their act together
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  • No CP3, no problem as Clippers wallop Grizzlies

    No CP3, no problem as Clippers wallop Grizzlies

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 14, 2013
    Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers easily routed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday night with Chris Paul missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap.
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  • Rondo nets triple-double as Celts roll Bobcats

    Rondo nets triple-double as Celts roll Bobcats

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Rajon Rondo scored 17 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds on Monday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-89 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • Okafor, Wizards rout Magic for 3rd straight win

    Okafor, Wizards rout Magic for 3rd straight win

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Emeka Okafor had 19 points and 11 rebounds, leading six players in double figures for Washington in a 120-91 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night for the Wizards' third straight win.
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  • D'Antoni: Kobe to take on bigger defensive role

    D'Antoni: Kobe to take on bigger defensive role

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Lakers have turned to none other than Kobe Bryant to spearhead that defensive turnaround.
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  • The one where LeBron James and Chris Paul ate dinner with Warre…

    The one where LeBron James and Chris Paul ate dinner with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    LeBron James has had designs on being a "global icon" for the better part of his NBA career. In practical terms, that means he wants to be both a legendary basketball player and a massively influential leader of business and the culture at lar…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the awful lot we don’t know about…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the awful lot we don’t know about head injuries in the NBA

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 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: TrueHoop. Pau Gasol's been sidelined f…
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  • Lakers' Gasol to miss fifth game with concussion

    Lakers' Gasol to miss fifth game with concussion

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    Pau Gasol is expected to miss his fifth straight game for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night while he recovers from a concussion.
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  • Anthony Davis is justifying the hype, despite dwindling Rookie …

    Anthony Davis is justifying the hype, despite dwindling Rookie of the Year chances

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    Last June, most pundits agreed that the 2012 NBA draft featured a single likely star: freshman Kentucky power forward Anthony Davis. His defense was far enough along that it was logical to project multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards, and his of…
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  • Sixers' Bynum eyes return near All-Star break

    Sixers' Bynum eyes return near All-Star break

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 14, 2013
    Andrew Bynum, who has yet to play a game for his new team in Philadelphia, is on a six-step rehabilitation process that he hopes will get him back into lineup around the Feb. 15 All-Star break.
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers may target LeBron James in 2014 free agency…

    Cleveland Cavaliers may target LeBron James in 2014 free agency, according to report

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    After a Sunday night loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 9-30, owners of the second-worst record in the NBA and, outside of the transcendent Kyrie Irving, possessed of relatively little that's likely to stoke fans' interest. I…
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  • Knicks Owner James Dolan Listened In On Every Word Carmelo Anth…

    Knicks Owner James Dolan Listened In On Every Word Carmelo Anthony Said Friday

    The strange, the weird and the obsessive are all found among NBA owners. Donald Sterling heckles his own players, Mikhail Prokhorov carefully cultivates one of most mysterious reputations in the league, and the Maloofs are their own caricature. New York…
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  • The Chicago Bulls’ struggles at home continue to mystify

    The Chicago Bulls’ struggles at home continue to mystify

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Chicago Bulls enter Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks with a surprisingly poor 10-10 mark at the United Center. Big man Joakim Noah deems that mark to be “very average,” which is candid as far as athletes often go, but he’s very wr
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  • Dirk Nowitzki Tries To Crash A Video Review, Gets Stonewalled B…

    Dirk Nowitzki Tries To Crash A Video Review, Gets Stonewalled By Awesome Security Guard

    deadspin.com Jan 14, 2013
    I was not previously aware of the fact that there are NBA security guards whose job it is to prevent players from getting too close to the referees during video reviews. But as the video above shows, such security guards do indeed exist, and one of them…
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  • Doc Rivers Says Austin Rivers Thinks Too Much About Basketball

    Doc Rivers Says Austin Rivers Thinks Too Much About Basketball

    dimemag.com Jan 14, 2013
    Despite losing to New York yesterday, the Hornets look like a completely new team with Eric Gordon finally back. That came at the expense of rookie Austin Rivers, who started most of the season at the two guard in Gordon’s absence. Now, he’s been rele
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  • Forward Lee hopes to end Warriors' All-Star drought

    Forward Lee hopes to end Warriors' All-Star drought

    nba.com Jan 14, 2013
    When he worked as a broadcaster, Mark Jackson was adamant that David Lee didn't deserve to be an All-Star with the New York Knicks in 2010. No matter how eye-popping Lee's statistics looked, Jackson said, the power forward played on a bad Knicks team.
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  • Love's hand surgery scheduled for Tuesday

    Love's hand surgery scheduled for Tuesday

    nba.com Jan 14, 2013
    The hand surgery for Minnesota's Kevin Love has been scheduled.
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  • Barely Scratching The Surface

    Barely Scratching The Surface

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    Remember Anthony Davis? The No. 1 pick is playing second fiddle to Damian Lillard in the Rookie of the Year race, but he has been every bit as good as advertised, says Rob Mahoney.
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  • Bucks' Jennings, Thunders' Durant named Players of Week

    Bucks' Jennings, Thunders' Durant named Players of Week

    nba.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 13.
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  • Create-a-Caption: An official and a gentlebear

    Create-a-Caption: An official and a gentlebear

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    Oof - tough spot, Utah Jazz Bear. You flew all the way from Salt Lake City to the Pepsi Center so that you could go to the birthday party for Rocky, the Denver Nuggets' mascot, on Sunday, only to realize after getting off the plane that you forgot to pa
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  • Spurs' Ginobili out 10-14 days with hamstring sprain

    Spurs' Ginobili out 10-14 days with hamstring sprain

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is expected to miss 10-14 days with a left hamstring strain.
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  • Rudy Gay’s most recent rumored trade destination is Washington

    Rudy Gay’s most recent rumored trade destination is Washington

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Jan 14, 2013
    Try to cut everything out of the picture, save for the visual tip-offs. Forget how he may have disappointed you at Connecticut, or the Memphis Grizzlies’ inspiring 2011 playoff run with him on the bench. Forget the contract, forget Lionel Hollins recent
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  • Metta World Peace Had A Bizarre And Entertaining Chat With Repo…

    Metta World Peace Had A Bizarre And Entertaining Chat With Reporters Last Night

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Lakers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 20-point win over the last-place Cavaliers, thanks in large part to the return of Dwight Howard from a shoulder injury. But the real star of the show was Metta World Peace, who, with reporters gathered …
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    Best N.B.A. games this week pit the Lakers and Bucks, the Rockets and Pacers and the Warriors vs. the Spurs.
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  • Charlotte should deal its lottery pick, according to scouts, ‘n…

    Charlotte should deal its lottery pick, according to scouts, ‘no matter where it is’

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    After a wildly-impressive start — 7-5, a 12-game turn that seems miraculous at this point — the Charlotte Bobcats have faded badly. The team has lost 22 out of 24 games, fallen to second to last in the NBA in defense despite a group of hard-working yo
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  • Blazers' Lillard looking to follow in Jordan's shoes

    Blazers' Lillard looking to follow in Jordan's shoes

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    Blazers' Lillard looking to follow in Jordan's shoes
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  • Behold: Hawks fan delivers the greatest half-court miss you’ll …

    Behold: Hawks fan delivers the greatest half-court miss you’ll ever see (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    You've seen a hundred half-court heaves for cash, but you've never seen one quite like this. During halftime of the Atlanta Hawks' Friday night matchup with the Utah Jazz, a Hawks fan stuck the ball on the edge of the rim from half-court. Pretty impress…
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  • 2013 NBA All-Star Schedule Of Events

    2013 NBA All-Star Schedule Of Events

    nba.com Jan 14, 2013
    Complete broadcast schedule of events for the 2013 All-Star Weekend in Houston, TX:
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  • McMenamin: Still plenty of questions for Lakers

    McMenamin: Still plenty of questions for Lakers

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Despite return of Howard and a victory over lowly Cavs, L.A. remains unsettled
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  • Daily Dime: Dwight's back

    Daily Dime: Dwight's back

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Dwight Howard returned to action and got a big vote of confidence from Steve Nash, J.A. Adande writes.
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  • A Hungry Carmelo And Chris Copeland Will The Knicks Over New Or…

    A Hungry Carmelo And Chris Copeland Will The Knicks Over New Orleans; The Lakers Get Dwight And A Win

    dimemag.com Jan 14, 2013
    On Sunday, the Knicks were looking to Chris Copeland (22 points) to guide them early harder than someone lost looks for the North Star. The “other” guy in the Knicks’ recent starting five hit his first three threes in rapid fire to keep his team afl
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  • Howard returns to help Lakers end 6-game skid

    Howard returns to help Lakers end 6-game skid

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a three-game injury absence, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 113-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.
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  • Fasting Carmelo Anthony and NY Knicks make Anthony Davis look a…

    Fasting Carmelo Anthony and NY Knicks make Anthony Davis look anemic in New Orleans Hornets rookie's MSG debut

    nydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013
    For some reason, Carmelo Anthony had been fasting for 15 days. During that time he ate no meat. No cheese. No Honey-Nut Cheerios. No nothing. Anthony said he did it for “clarity,” whatever that means.
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  • Nuggets rally past Warriors for fifth straight win

    Nuggets rally past Warriors for fifth straight win

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    Nuggets rally past Warriors for fifth straight win
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  • Q&A: Phoenix Coach Alvin Gentry on the Suns' Struggles and …

    Q&A: Phoenix Coach Alvin Gentry on the Suns' Struggles and Michael Beasley

    grantland.com Jan 14, 2013
    Moving on from Steve Nash has proved difficult so far for Phoenix. The Suns are 12-26, just a game up on New Orleans in the race for worst record in...
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  • Video - Mavs Win Third Straight 00:49

    Mavs Win Third Straight

    Jan 14
    Mavericks hand the Wolves their fourth straight loss 113-98.
  • Video - Rondo Drops A Triple-Double On The Bobcats 01:10

    Rondo Drops A Triple-Double On The Bobcats

    Jan 14
    Celtics hand Bobcats fourth straight loss.
  • Video - Hawks Held To 58 Points By The Bulls 01:02

    Hawks Held To 58 Points By The Bulls

    Jan 14
    Hawks suffer sixth loss in seven games, scoring just five points in the second quarter of 97-58 loss to Bulls.
  • Video - Rationalizing the Irrational 07:17

    Rationalizing the Irrational

    Jan 14
    Nate Silver on the difficulty of accepting advanced statistical analysis in sports.

Sports Columnists

  • Heat Reaction: Miami Heat at Utah Jazz

    Jan 14
    Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Kings.
  • Daily Dime: Heat issues are showing

    Jan 14
    The Miami Heat have chemistry issues that were showing at the end of a long road trip, Brian Windhorst writes.