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LeBron becomes youngest with 20K points

LeBron becomes youngest with 20K points

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Jan 16, 2013
LeBron James has become the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.
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  • Spurs beat Griz to extend home win streak

    Spurs beat Griz to extend home win streak

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists and Tim Duncan added 19 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-82 on Wednesday night, extending their home winning streak to 13 games.
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  • Dirk scores 19 as Mavs hold off Lin, Rockets

    Dirk scores 19 as Mavs hold off Lin, Rockets

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, O.J. Mayo hit two tiebreaking free throws and the Dallas Mavericks held off a Jeremy Lin-led surge to beat the Houston Rockets 105-100 on Wednesday night.
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  • Deng's jumper helps Bulls beat Raptors in OT

    Deng's jumper helps Bulls beat Raptors in OT

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Luol Deng hit a tiebreaking jump shot with 3 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 107-105 in overtime on Wednesday night, their eighth victory in nine meetings against the Raptors.
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  • Hornets topple Celtics in Rivers' father-son clash

    Hornets topple Celtics in Rivers' father-son clash

    CNNSI.com nba.com Jan 16, 2013
    Hornets topple Celtics in Rivers' father-son clash
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  • Teague leads short-handed Hawks past Nets

    Teague leads short-handed Hawks past Nets

    ESPN.com yahoo.com nba.com Jan 16, 2013
    Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat Brooklyn 109-95 on Wednesday night to stop the Nets' seven-game winning streak.
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  • Warriors' Curry sprains ankle, sits against Heat

    Warriors' Curry sprains ankle, sits against Heat

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will not play against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night after spraining his twice surgically repaired right ankle.
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  • Adelman visits reeling Wolves; return uncertain

    Adelman visits reeling Wolves; return uncertain

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 16, 2013
    Eight days after first leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves to be with his hospitalized wife, Rick Adelman met with his team on Wednesday morning.
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  • Take a look inside the Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA-best in-arena mus…

    Take a look inside the Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA-best in-arena music team

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    Each professional sports venue has a standard rotation of songs, including but not limited to "Let's Get It Started," that one Pitbull song about the neverending party, and the collected works of LMFAO (video links barred from BDL by editorial…
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  • Nets' Wallace (ribs) comes off bench vs. Hawks

    Nets' Wallace (ribs) comes off bench vs. Hawks

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace returned Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, but did not start.
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  • Lakers' Gasol to return for matchup with Heat

    Lakers' Gasol to return for matchup with Heat

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Pau Gasol has spent far too much of the past 10 days in dark rooms with no distractions. He's eager to get back under the NBA's bright lights as the Los Angeles Lakers try to get it together in time for a playoff run.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the development (slow though it m…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the development (slow though it may be) of Derrick Williams

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 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: A Wolf Among Wolves. Since being tabbe…
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  • Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 7

    Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 7

    dimemag.com Jan 16, 2013
    Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and
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  • Dwyane Wade wears ‘Cat in the Hat’ socks to Miami Heat practice…

    Dwyane Wade wears ‘Cat in the Hat’ socks to Miami Heat practice (PHOTO)

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    Back in August, before he had ever played an NBA game, Golden State Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes appeared before schoolchildren in Ames, Iowa decked out in full 'Cat in the Hat' garb. It was cool, it was creepy, and it was a cool offseason diversion …
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  • Dwyane Wade says he has no ill feelings toward coach Erik Spoel…

    Dwyane Wade says he has no ill feelings toward coach Erik Spoelstra

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Wednesday he has no ill will toward coach Erik Spoelstra over his benching in the fourth quarter of Monday's loss to the Utah Jazz.
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  • Tayshaun Prince isn’t bothered by trade rumors, and teams aren’…

    Tayshaun Prince isn’t bothered by trade rumors, and teams aren’t bothered to trade for him

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince has been working through rumors regarding his role in Detroit since his rookie season in the NBA. Though it’s true they dimmed for a while after his second-year ascension and Detroit’s run as championship contenders fro
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  • Dwayne Wade says he has no ill feelings toward coach Erik Spoel…

    Dwayne Wade says he has no ill feelings toward coach Erik Spoelstra

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Wednesday he has no ill will toward coach Erik Spoelstra over his benching in the fourth quarter of Monday's loss to the Utah Jazz.
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  • Melo grateful for Knicks owner eavesdropping on him

    Melo grateful for Knicks owner eavesdropping on him

    Melo grateful for Knicks owner eavesdropping on him
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  • Create-a-Caption: In celebration of Drew Gooden

    Create-a-Caption: In celebration of Drew Gooden

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    We had quite a lot of fun on Basketball Twitter on Tuesday night laughing at different faces made by Milwaukee Bucks power forward Drew Gooden, whom our friends at SB Nation (led by Brian Floyd) realized is quite photogenic, in his own inimitable way. A…
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  • Time for Carmelo Anthony to remember his summer lesson as NY Kn…

    Time for Carmelo Anthony to remember his summer lesson as NY Knicks star makes return trip to London 

    nydailynews.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Carmelo Anthony Transformation Tour began here of all places, just a few days after he was vilified for ushering Jeremy Lin out of New York and just before the world's greatest sixth man would help the United States win Olympic gold.
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  • Samuel Dalembert opens up about his non-relationship with forme…

    Samuel Dalembert opens up about his non-relationship with former Bucks coach Scott Skiles

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    Former Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles has a history of not being fondly remembered by his teams upon leaving. In both Phoenix, Chicago and Milwaukee Skiles has parted from his clubs midseason, and not on the best terms. In his latest parting, Bucks …
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  • Buying Low: Six teams in the Eastern Conference sit below .40……

    Buying Low: Six teams in the Eastern Conference sit below .40…

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    Six teams in the Eastern Conference sit below .400. Who among them has the brightest future? Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney debate that and more in a scrub-themed Give And Go.
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  • Section 15: Friends With No Rooting Interest

    Section 15: Friends With No Rooting Interest

    nytimes.com Jan 16, 2013
    A couple of cross-country friends headed to Section 15.
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  • Xavier Henry’s quarter-ending heave: A few feet low, a few feet…

    Xavier Henry’s quarter-ending heave: A few feet low, a few feet short, a few seconds early (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams dusted off sparingly used wing Xavier Henry against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, and the third-year Kansas product rewarded him, scoring five points in four minutes as part of a 19-7 run late in the third q…
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  • 5-on-5: Rookie questions

    5-on-5: Rookie questions

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Our panel tackles the Rookie of the Year debate and much more.
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  • Kevin Durant’s grandma doesn’t like it when he curses

    Kevin Durant’s grandma doesn’t like it when he curses

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    Last month, the advertising firm Wieden+Kennedy took an ingenious step toward evolving the marketing of, public conception about and dominant narrative surrounding Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant by asserting that - contrary to the humble, team-
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  • Blake Griffin Huge Breakaway Dunk on the Houston Rockets (Video…

    Blake Griffin Huge Breakaway Dunk on the Houston Rockets (Video)

    dimemag.com Jan 16, 2013
    Did you catch this huge Blake Griffin breakaway dunk on the Houston Rockets last night? Just brutal. To quote on of the Dime Crew when he saw this, “This isn’t even human!” Check it out here: And check out more Blake Griffin dunks and news. For brea
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  • Keeping Score: Magic Pay Less Attention to the 3-Point Line

    Keeping Score: Magic Pay Less Attention to the 3-Point Line

    nytimes.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Magic have veered from the former coach Stan Van Gundy's efficient shooting strategies, team statistics show.
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  • Clippers' Paul endures heat of championship expectations

    Clippers' Paul endures heat of championship expectations

    nba.com Jan 16, 2013
    No one will forget the toll championship expectations extracted from LeBron James, the most physically gifted and skilled player the league has known and the player with the highest basketball IQ playing today.
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  • Roy Hibbert gave Pacers backups $100 each for keeping the Bobca…

    Roy Hibbert gave Pacers backups $100 each for keeping the Bobcats under 80 points

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    It hasn't been the best season for Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. After a breakthrough 2011-12 campaign that saw him post career per-game highs in scoring, rebounding, shot-blocking and Player Efficiency Rating, make his first All-Star appearance an…
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  • Michael Beasley stares down the rim after a missed free throw, …

    Michael Beasley stares down the rim after a missed free throw, because ‘those gremlins are always messing with [him]‘

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    For the fourth straight season, following what was a respectable rookie year offensively, Michael Beasley’s game has declined. Signed to a free agent contract by the Phoenix Suns last summer in order to sop up minutes and help prop up the Suns’ Steve
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  • Adidas All-Star uniforms inspired by Houston's aeronautical his…

    Adidas All-Star uniforms inspired by Houston's aeronautical history

    nba.com Jan 16, 2013
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Adidas, the official oncourt apparel provider for the National Basketball Association (NBA), today unveiled the uniforms and apparel for the 62nd NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2013 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX .
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  • The Dallas Mavericks have opened the ‘Bank of Cuban’ for trades…

    The Dallas Mavericks have opened the ‘Bank of Cuban’ for trades, and we applaud any move

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    In a season hamstrung by the first knee surgery of his career, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is averaging just 13.3 points on 42 percent shooting, numbers that rank amongst the worst of his career excluding a frustrating rookie season. The forw…
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  • Terrence Ross glides around the hoop for an amazing tip dunk (V…

    Terrence Ross glides around the hoop for an amazing tip dunk (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    It's now mid-January, which means we're only a month away from All-Star Saturday and the NBA's annual dunk contest. While the event has diminished in excitement and interest over the past few years and hasn't produced many memorable moments, it's still …
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  • Ty Lawson Beats The Rookie Of The Year Front-Runner; Hoosiers L…

    Ty Lawson Beats The Rookie Of The Year Front-Runner; Hoosiers Lose

    dimemag.com Jan 16, 2013
    Even after Chris Paul’s right kneecap conspired to scratch Tuesday’s most intriguing point-guard matchup from the schedule - CP3 and the Clippers facing Jeremy Lin and the Rockets - the NBA still delivered a gem by giving us Ty Lawson versus Damia
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  • Kobe, Howard score 31 each as Lakers romp

    Kobe, Howard score 31 each as Lakers romp

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Dwight Howard had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Kobe Bryant also scored 31 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88 Tuesday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid.
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  • Different Point Of Attack

    Different Point Of Attack

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    Chris Paul sat out, but the Clippers rolled again in a 117-109 win over the Rockets. Ben Golliver examines L.A.'s decisive run, Grant Hill's cameo and Blake Griffin's latest highlight.
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  • Nuggets edge Blazers in OT for 6th straight win

    Nuggets edge Blazers in OT for 6th straight win

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Wilson Chandler hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds remaining in overtime and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-111 Tuesday night for their season-best sixth consecutive victory.
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  • Basketball Decisions: Should the Raptors Keep Kyle Lowry or Jos…

    Basketball Decisions: Should the Raptors Keep Kyle Lowry or Jose Calderon?

    grantland.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Toronto Raptors gave up a likely lottery pick, now property of the Oklahoma City Thunder, to make Kyle Lowry their starting point guard of the pre...
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  • Video - Rivers, Hornets Snap Celtics' Six-Game Win Streak 01:00

    Rivers, Hornets Snap Celtics' Six-Game Win Streak

    Jan 16
    Hornets top Celtics 90-78 for their sixth win in seven games.
  • Video - Wade Alley-oop To LeBron 00:08

    Wade Alley-oop To LeBron

    Jan 16
    Dwyane Wade alley-oop to LeBron James who finishes with the dunk.
  • Video - LeBron's 5,000th Assist 00:10

    LeBron's 5,000th Assist

    Jan 16
    LeBron James finds Dwyane Wade for his 5,000th career assist.
  • Video - Thunder Cruise To 5th Straight Win 00:55

    Thunder Cruise To 5th Straight Win

    Jan 16
    Russell Westbrook scored 32 points and Kevin Durant added 20 to fuel Oklahoma City in a 117-97 win.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Heat rule when interested

    Jan 16
    LeBron James' milestone night showed a team engaged and at its best, Brian Windhorst writes.
  • Dwayne Wade says he has no ill feelings toward coach Erik Spoelstra

    Jan 16
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Wednesday he has no ill will toward coach Erik Spoelstra over his benching in the fourth quarter of Monday's loss to the Utah Jazz.
  • Dwyane Wade says he has no ill feelings toward coach Erik Spoelstra

    Jan 16
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Wednesday he has no ill will toward coach Erik Spoelstra over his benching in the fourth quarter of Monday's loss to the Utah Jazz.