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Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said that Pau Gasol will assume Earl Clark's spot in the starting lineup as soon as he returns from the concussion that has sidelined the star forward for the last five games.Upvote Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013Chandler's late 3 lifts Nuggets over Blazers in OTUpvote Share TweetBrook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetJamal Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, including 12 straight to start the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers looked just fine without Chris Paul in a 117-109 win over the struggling Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetRoy Hibbert had 18 points and seven rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers handed the Charlotte Bobcats their 13th straight home loss with a 103-76 victory Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
JaVale McGee Throws A Down One-Handed Alley-OopJaVale McGee jumps high to grab the alley-oop pass and throws it down with one hand:The post JaVale McGee Throws A Down One-Handed Alley-Oop appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneak…Upvote Share Tweet
DeAndre Jordan Denies Patrick PattersonDeAndre Jordan hustles across the baseline and comes up with a huge block on Patrick Patterson’s shot attempt in tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.The post DeAndre Jordan Denies Patrick Patterson appeared first onUpvote Share Tweet
Eric Bledsoe Lobs It To DeAndre JordanEric Bledsoe picks off a pass and lobs the rock to DeAndre Jordan who throws down the alley-oop in tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.The post Eric Bledsoe Lobs It To DeAndre Jordan appeared first on Dime Magazine (diUpvote Share Tweet
Vasquez, Gordon guide Hornets past 76ersGreivis Vasquez scored 23 points, Eric Gordon added 19 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-99 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Bosh will appear on the Disney Channel show ‘JESSIE’ (VIDEOS)In the months immediately after he signed with the Miami Heat in 2010, Chris Bosh embraced his newfound media attention with open arms. He appeared on TV shows and did interviews in all possible venues, including an incredibly misguided and still inexpl…Upvote Share Tweet
Rajon Rondo has a really intricate pregame routine, Jason Terry revealsIt is fairly well established that Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo is a peculiar guy. In addition to his unique style of play on the court - sometimes seeming to avoid shooting even when it's a fairly obvious choice to everyone else, invUpvote Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Tank TopsThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. There's a smattering of NBA and college basketball action to keep you busy tonight, so enjoy that. We'll see you tomorrow. More »Upvote Share TweetListen up! Talk trash to Carmelo Anthony at Madison Square Garden and you may wind up on tape.Upvote Share TweetWe all remember San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich incurring the wrath of David Stern when he decided to send Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to Texas to rest rather than suit them up for a nationally televised matchup wi…Upvote Share Tweet
Dallas Won’t Trade Dirk Nowitzki, But It Did Send His Bobblehead Into SpaceTwo days ago Dallas owner Mark Cuban re-iterated that he would not trade cornerstone player Dirk Nowitzki. Cuban recently said that the “Bank of Cuban” was open and he would “100 percent” make a trade by the Feb. 21 deadline. Shawn Marion is the pUpvote Share Tweet
UNDRCRWN’s “Air 33”³ CollectionThe 1990s birthed a lot. Among other things: bad fashion choices, a Chicago Bulls dynasty and “Bootleg” Bart Simpson. The famous television character was always considered anti-establishment, and that resulted in his figure becoming a viable part of âUpvote Share Tweet
Deron Williams doesn’t think he deserves to be an All-Star this yearDeron Williams will most likely be a member of the Eastern Conference All-Star team next month. He's been the third-leading vote-getter among Eastern guards through all three rounds of All-Star ballot returns thus far, trailing only Dwyane Wade of the M…Upvote Share Tweet
Rolling Thunder: You heard it here first: the Thunder are underrat…CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013You heard it here first: the Thunder are underrated. With a more disciplined defense, the team is on track for one of the most dominant seasons of the past decade, says Ben Golliver.Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Andre Iguodala Talks Olympics, The Nuggets And His Favorite Matchup In The NBAAndre Iguodala was enjoying “probably the best time” he’s ever had playing basketball this summer with Team USA when he was traded by Philadelphia to Denver. Just as the medal round was about to begin in London, he was thinking about arriving in theUpvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Rooting for the Oppositionnytimes.com Jan 15, 2013An eighth grader from the Upper East Side with ties to Phoenix went to Section 15 to root for the Suns.Upvote Share TweetAll sides are denying it ever happened, but we can dream. If Kevin Garnett had gone through and said what he was rumored to have said, then it would’ve boosted him up a few spots on the list of the best trash-talkers of all time. Instead, it sounds likeUpvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: ‘Are you sure the comet’s visible tonight?’"... because I don't see anything, Paul." "I mean, it's supposed to be, Hakim. I read some story a couple of weeks back about how 2013's going to be the best year for comet-spotting in, like, forever." "Yeah, but that doesn't me…Upvote Share TweetThe plan, all along, was to get through this season with a half-filled cabinet, and then clear it for a strike at the summer free agency bonanza. But Dallas lost Dirk Nowitzki to injury for the first leg of the season, and even with a few guys playing o…Upvote Share Tweet
Mayor to present counteroffer for SacramentoSacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking his fight to keep the Kings in California's capital city to NBA owners.Upvote Share Tweet
Why can’t NBA teams fill arenas, even after giving away free tickets?So, why aren’t you going to NBA games? Is it because you’re a weirdo, and don’t like the league? That can’t be the case, because you’re reading this website. Is it because you live too far away from an NBA arena? Fair enough, though there are 28Upvote Share TweetSacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking his fight to keep the Kings in California's capital city to NBA owners.Upvote Share Tweet
Deadspin NBA Shit List: Andray Blatche, Who Has No IdeaA celebration of the NBA's most infuriating players, both past and present. Read other NBA Shit List entries here. More »Upvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Hawks headed into their Monday night matchup with the Chicago Bulls having lost six of their previous eight games, including four straight road games against the relatively lowly likes of the Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, Clevelan…Upvote Share Tweet
For Indiana's George, a Breakout Seasonnytimes.com Jan 15, 2013With Danny Granger out, the Pacers' Paul George has made the most of his opportunities.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Jan 15, 2013NEW YORK (AP) -- The injury-plagued New York Knicks welcome a week with just one game. The only catch is they had to travel to London for it.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Jan 15, 2013LeBron James was the youngest player in NBA history to win rookie of the year, to record a triple-double, to score 1,000 points, to score 10,000 points, to win MVP honors at an All-Star Game ...Upvote Share Tweet
Magic Johnson reconciles with Isiah Thomas, tweets that he’s ‘glad we can be friends again’It’s just a tweet, a silly characterization of a person’s mood in 140 characters or less, and possibly something we shouldn’t spend more than three seconds considering before moving on to more weightier matters. Like dunks or draft picks in June, IUpvote Share Tweet
5 Benches That Could Hold Back NBA Playoff ContendersWhat makes San Antonio so frustrating for opponents and fun to watch for us, the fans, is the parallel personnel magic GM R.C. Buford and coach Gregg Popovich seem to always have working. It’s twofold: The Spurs’ core of Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and MUpvote Share TweetKevin Durant's been hunting for poster victims pretty much all season long. We've seen him ring up Toronto Raptors rookie Jonas Valanciunas, go end-to-end to throw one down on Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith, turn a blocked shot into a vicious slam on …Upvote Share TweetNets small forward Gerald Wallace will miss his second straight game Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors because of bruised ribs, the team announced.Upvote Share TweetA pump fake's purpose is to make a defender jump in the air. By that measure, John Wall made a really effective pump fake in the second quarter of the Washington Wizards' home game against the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Unfortunately, it worked a li…Upvote Share Tweet
Heckling courtside fan ejected during Jazz/Heat; Wade, Bosh benched in 4th as Heat lose (VIDEO)It remains unclear where exactly this fan with a front-row seat for Monday night's matchup between the Utah Jazz and Miami Heat was directing his courtside chatter, but whomever his intended target, his words brought about a result he probably hadn't ba…Upvote Share Tweet
Daily Dime: Heat issues are showingESPN.com Jan 14, 2013The Miami Heat have chemistry issues that were showing at the end of a long road trip, Brian Windhorst writes.Upvote Share TweetAl Jefferson scored 23 points, Gordon Hayward added 22 -- including a jumper with 40 seconds remaining -- and the Utah Jazz held on to beat the Miami Heat 104-97 on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Durant Unleashes The Monster In The Desert; The Grizzlies Get ExposedIt’s a good thing Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook didn’t get much help last night. Phoenix fans went to the arena expecting to see competitive basketball, not some bloodbath. Durant and Westbrook didn’t need any help, taking the Suns on 2-on-5 anUpvote Share TweetKevin Durant scored 27 of his 41 points in the second half and the Oklahoma City Thunder became the NBA's first 30-game winner of the season with a 102-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Taj Gibson Posterizes Anthony Tolliver; Stacey King Enjoys It ImmenselyThe dunk itself is pretty good, but Stacey King's reaction is even better. This is sort of a thing, I've learned, that King does so maybe you Chicagoans are yawning, but the rest of us can still enjoy his enthusiasm. More »Upvote Share Tweet
An Open Letter to Sacramento Kings Fans From the Producers of Sonicsgategrantland.com Jan 15, 2013In 2009, five journalists and filmmakers in Seattle got together to make Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team, a documentary film that told the story of how...Upvote Share Tweet
Pacers Hand Bobcats Their 13th Straight Home LossJan 15Roy Hibbert leads the way with 18 points in Pacers' 103-76 win over Bobcats.
Nets Win Seventh StraightJan 15Nets improve to 3-0 against Raptors this season.
Cuban Ready To Make A DealJan 15ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon discusses Mark Cuban's comments about the Mavericks' being aggressive before the NBA trade deadline.
Coast to Coast: Picking The All-StarsJan 15J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez on why upstart teams deserve more attention when it comes to selecting All-Stars.
Paul George, Deron Williams shine at home; Andrea Bargnani, Tim Duncan shi…Jan 15John Cregan looks at players with significant statistical splits at home versus on the road.
Ian Thomsen: Examining the coaching hot seat, more mailJan 15We've already seen three coaches lose their jobs this season: Mike Brown, Avery Johnson and Scott Skiles. With the midway point of the season approaching, which other coaches should be fearing for their futures? -- Thomas Detweiler, Philadelphia
Grantland Channel Presents: House EatsJan 15Joe House and I became friends for two reasons: eating and basketball. When we went to school together at the College of the Holy Cross, we would play...