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Mavericks win 3rd straight behind CollisonUpdated Jan 14 Share Tweet
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.
Share TweetCarlos 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 TweetFirst, 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…Source: deadspin.com
Brooklyn Nets gaining ground on NY Knicks in battle for Big Apple basketball supremacyUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetWho’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 togetherSource: nydailynews.comShare 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.
Rondo nets triple-double as Celts roll BobcatsUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetRajon 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.
Okafor, Wizards rout Magic for 3rd straight winUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetEmeka 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.
The one where LeBron James and Chris Paul ate dinner with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates (VIDEO)Updated Jan 14 Share TweetLeBron 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…
The 10-man rotation, starring the awful lot we don’t know about head injuries in the NBAUpdated Jan 14 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: TrueHoop. Pau Gasol's been sidelined f…
Lakers' Gasol to miss fifth game with concussionUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetPau Gasol is expected to miss his fifth straight game for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night while he recovers from a concussion.
Anthony Davis is justifying the hype, despite dwindling Rookie of the Year chancesUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetLast 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.
Cleveland Cavaliers may target LeBron James in 2014 free agency, according to reportUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetAfter 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…
The Chicago Bulls’ struggles at home continue to mystifyUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetThe 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
Dirk Nowitzki Tries To Crash A Video Review, Gets Stonewalled By Awesome Security GuardUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetI 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…Source: deadspin.com
Doc Rivers Says Austin Rivers Thinks Too Much About BasketballUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetDespite 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 releSource: dimemag.com
Forward Lee hopes to end Warriors' All-Star droughtUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetWhen 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.
Barely Scratching The SurfaceUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetRemember 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.
Bucks' Jennings, Thunders' Durant named Players of WeekUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetThe 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.
Create-a-Caption: An official and a gentlebearUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetOof - 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 …
Best N.B.A. Games of the WeekUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetBest N.B.A. games this week pit the Lakers and Bucks, the Rockets and Pacers and the Warriors vs. the Spurs.Source: nytimes.com
Charlotte should deal its lottery pick, according to scouts, ‘no matter where it is’Updated Jan 14 Share TweetAfter 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
Blazers' Lillard looking to follow in Jordan's shoesUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetBlazers' Lillard looking to follow in Jordan's shoes
Behold: Hawks fan delivers the greatest half-court miss you’ll ever see (VIDEO)Updated Jan 14 Share TweetYou'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…
2013 NBA All-Star Schedule Of EventsUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetComplete broadcast schedule of events for the 2013 All-Star Weekend in Houston, TX:
McMenamin: Still plenty of questions for LakersUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetDespite return of Howard and a victory over lowly Cavs, L.A. remains unsettled
Daily Dime: Dwight's backUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetDwight Howard returned to action and got a big vote of confidence from Steve Nash, J.A. Adande writes.
A Hungry Carmelo And Chris Copeland Will The Knicks Over New Orleans; The Lakers Get Dwight And A WinUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetOn 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 aflSource: dimemag.comShare 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.
Fasting Carmelo Anthony and NY Knicks make Anthony Davis look anemic in New Orleans Hornets rookie's MSG debutUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetFor 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.Source: nydailynews.comShare TweetNuggets rally past Warriors for fifth straight win
Q&A: Phoenix Coach Alvin Gentry on the Suns' Struggles and Michael BeasleyUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetMoving 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...Source: grantland.com
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.
Heat Reaction: Miami Heat at Utah JazzJan 14Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Kings.
Daily Dime: Heat issues are showingJan 14The Miami Heat have chemistry issues that were showing at the end of a long road trip, Brian Windhorst writes.