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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.Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 14, 2013First, 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…Share Tweet
Brooklyn Nets gaining ground on NY Knicks in battle for Big Apple basketball supremacynydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013Who’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 togetherShare TweetReserves 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.Share Tweet
Rondo nets triple-double as Celts roll BobcatsRajon 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.Share Tweet
Okafor, Wizards rout Magic for 3rd straight winEmeka 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.Share TweetThe Lakers have turned to none other than Kobe Bryant to spearhead that defensive turnaround.Share Tweet
The one where LeBron James and Chris Paul ate dinner with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates (VIDEO)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…Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring the awful lot we don’t know about head injuries in the NBAA 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…Share Tweet
Lakers' Gasol to miss fifth game with concussionPau Gasol is expected to miss his fifth straight game for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night while he recovers from a concussion.Share Tweet
Anthony Davis is justifying the hype, despite dwindling Rookie of the Year chancesLast 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…Share TweetAndrew 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.Share Tweet
Cleveland Cavaliers may target LeBron James in 2014 free agency, according to reportAfter 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…Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweet
The Chicago Bulls’ struggles at home continue to mystifyThe 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 wrShare Tweet
Dirk Nowitzki Tries To Crash A Video Review, Gets Stonewalled By Awesome Security Guarddeadspin.com Jan 14, 2013I 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…Share Tweet
Doc Rivers Says Austin Rivers Thinks Too Much About Basketballdimemag.com Jan 14, 2013Despite 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 releShare Tweet
Forward Lee hopes to end Warriors' All-Star droughtWhen 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.Share TweetThe hand surgery for Minnesota's Kevin Love has been scheduled.Share Tweet
Barely Scratching The SurfaceRemember 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.Share Tweet
Bucks' Jennings, Thunders' Durant named Players of WeekThe 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.Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: An official and a gentlebearOof - 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 paShare TweetSan Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is expected to miss 10-14 days with a left hamstring strain.Share TweetTry 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 recentShare TweetThe 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 …Share Tweet
Best N.B.A. Games of the Weeknytimes.com Jan 14, 2013Best N.B.A. games this week pit the Lakers and Bucks, the Rockets and Pacers and the Warriors vs. the Spurs.Share Tweet
Charlotte should deal its lottery pick, according to scouts, ‘no matter where it is’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 yoShare Tweet
Blazers' Lillard looking to follow in Jordan's shoesBlazers' Lillard looking to follow in Jordan's shoesShare Tweet
Behold: Hawks fan delivers the greatest half-court miss you’ll ever see (VIDEO)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…Share Tweet
2013 NBA All-Star Schedule Of EventsComplete broadcast schedule of events for the 2013 All-Star Weekend in Houston, TX:Share Tweet
McMenamin: Still plenty of questions for LakersDespite return of Howard and a victory over lowly Cavs, L.A. remains unsettledShare Tweet
Daily Dime: Dwight's backDwight Howard returned to action and got a big vote of confidence from Steve Nash, J.A. Adande writes.Share Tweet
A Hungry Carmelo And Chris Copeland Will The Knicks Over New Orleans; The Lakers Get Dwight And A Windimemag.com Jan 14, 2013On 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 aflShare TweetDwight 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.Share Tweet
Fasting Carmelo Anthony and NY Knicks make Anthony Davis look anemic in New Orleans Hornets rookie's MSG debutnydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013For 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.Share TweetNuggets rally past Warriors for fifth straight winShare Tweet
Q&A: Phoenix Coach Alvin Gentry on the Suns' Struggles and Michael Beasleygrantland.com Jan 14, 2013Moving 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...Share Tweet
Mavs Win Third StraightJan 14Mavericks hand the Wolves their fourth straight loss 113-98.
Rondo Drops A Triple-Double On The BobcatsJan 14Celtics hand Bobcats fourth straight loss.
Hawks Held To 58 Points By The BullsJan 14Hawks suffer sixth loss in seven games, scoring just five points in the second quarter of 97-58 loss to Bulls.
Rationalizing the IrrationalJan 14Nate Silver on the difficulty of accepting advanced statistical analysis in sports.