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Clips, without Paul, cruise past sliding Wolves

Clips, without Paul, cruise past sliding Wolves

ESPN.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
Jamal Crawford scored 22 points, Blake Griffin added 20 and the Los Angeles Clippers hardly broke a sweat in cruising to a 90-77 victory over the free-falling Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.
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  • Bucks drop Suns for first win in Phoenix since '87

    Bucks drop Suns for first win in Phoenix since '87

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Bucks drop Suns for first win in Phoenix since '87
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  • Wolves' sign French swingman Mickael Gelabale

    Wolves' sign French swingman Mickael Gelabale

    nba.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with French swingman Mickael Gelabale.
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  • Rubio returns to Timberwolves' starting lineup

    Rubio returns to Timberwolves' starting lineup

    nba.com Jan 17, 2013
    Ricky Rubio is back where he belongs -- in the starting lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • Kobe Bryant and LeBron James headline 2013 NBA All-Star Game st…

    Kobe Bryant and LeBron James headline 2013 NBA All-Star Game starters

    From February 15 to 17, the NBA will descend upon Houston for its annual All-Star Game. With only a month left until the event, the participants at the weekend's various events are beginning to come into focus. On Thursday night, the NBA revealed the st…
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  • Billy Hunter's actions deemed wrong, not criminal

    Billy Hunter's actions deemed wrong, not criminal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com nba.com Jan 17, 2013
    NBA players should consider whether they want to keep Billy Hunter as executive director of the players' association after a series of wrongdoings, according to a review of the union released Thursday.
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  • Best Of The Best: Kobe Bryant led the voting in being named to …

    Best Of The Best: Kobe Bryant led the voting in being named to his …

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Kobe Bryant led the voting in being named to his 15th All-Star squad while LeBron James earned his ninth start. Ben Golliver has a look at your 2013 All-Star Game starters.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring hands hovering over panic buttons…

    The 10-man rotation, starring hands hovering over panic buttons in Memphis

    yahoo.com Jan 17, 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: Straight Outta Vancouver. After a 21-p…
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  • Warriors' Curry out indefinitely with ankle sprain

    Warriors' Curry out indefinitely with ankle sprain

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Warriors' Curry out indefinitely with ankle sprain
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  • Knicks' fast start shuts down Pistons in London

    Knicks' fast start shuts down Pistons in London

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jan 17, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony returned to his Olympic gold medal past and scored 26 points Thursday to lead the New York Knicks to a 102-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
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  • Kevin Durant wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors as a kid

    Kevin Durant wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors as a kid

    yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    Every team in the league would love to have Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant on their roster. But as a young NBA fan growing up in Washington, D.C., which roster did Durant himself wish he could join? Surprisingly, the answer wasn't his hometown …
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  • Stern has no issue with teams miking players

    Stern has no issue with teams miking players

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    NBA Commissioner David Stern has no problem with teams aiming microphones at their own players during games. If anything, he wants more mikes on the court.
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  • Gasol to come off bench in return vs. Heat

    Gasol to come off bench in return vs. Heat

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Pau Gasol will return to the court Thursday against the Miami Heat after missing five games because of a concussion, but he won't be playing with the starting unit.
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  • Rick Carlisle pines for the day where he doesn’t ‘have to screa…

    Rick Carlisle pines for the day where he doesn’t ‘have to scream’ at O.J. Mayo

    yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    Between Dec. 20th and Jan. 10th, Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo took 64 three-pointers and made 14 of them. This terrible 21.9 percent mark was spread out over 12 games, which is problematic in several areas. This means he was taking over five bombs p…
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  • Kobe Bryant Says He’s The Best 1-On-1 Player Ever

    Kobe Bryant Says He’s The Best 1-On-1 Player Ever

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    During the second season of the Lakers’ three-peat with the Holy Trinity of Shaq, Phil and Kobe, there was a story in an ESPN feature detailing how Kobe Bryant welcomed J.R. Rider to L.A. Story goes that KB, to reaffirm his status as the ultimate alpha
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  • Brian Scalabrine lied about concussion symptoms to Celtics doct…

    Brian Scalabrine lied about concussion symptoms to Celtics doctors to get cleared for the playoffs

    yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    Pau Gasol will return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for the team's nationally televised Thursday game against the defending NBA champion Miami Heat after missing five games with a concussion brought on by an inadvertent elbow from Denver Nuggets cen…
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  • Mavs sign guard James to second 10-day contract

    Mavs sign guard James to second 10-day contract

    nba.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Dallas Mavericks have signed veteran guard Mike James to a second 10-day contract.
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  • The Knicks Get 2 Pieces Of Good News For Their Depth

    The Knicks Get 2 Pieces Of Good News For Their Depth

    dimemag.com nytimes.com Jan 17, 2013
    For the Knicks there will be no “panic on the streets of London” today, as The Smiths sang. Second-year guard and perimeter defending savant Iman Shumpert could start in New York’s game against Detroit in the English capital after his recovery from
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  • Room For Debate?: The All-Star starters will be announced tonig…

    Room For Debate?: The All-Star starters will be announced tonight. …

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    The All-Star starters will be announced tonight. Will the fans get it right? Ben Golliver pores over the voting to determine the most and least deserving among the probable starters.
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  • The New York Knicks and Ball Don’t Lie present a helpful guide …

    The New York Knicks and Ball Don’t Lie present a helpful guide to understanding England

    yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    On Thursday afternoon, stateside time, the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks will play a regulation game in London’s O2 Arena. In anticipation of the event, Knicks website maestro Jonah Ballow put together an interview collection featuring various Kni
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  • Bidding Basketball: How To Get Ready For The Possible Return Of…

    Bidding Basketball: How To Get Ready For The Possible Return Of The NBA To Seattle

    dimemag.com Jan 17, 2013
    Last week, the basketball world was abuzz with news that the owners of the Sacramento Kings were in the process of finalizing the sale of the franchise to a Seattle-based ownership group. The upshot of the apparent deal, while far from sealed, was that …
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  • Antoine Walker, who lost more than $110 million and is bankrupt…

    Antoine Walker, who lost more than $110 million and is bankrupt, now gives financial tips (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    We know that things haven't gone super great for Antoine Walker since he last set foot on an NBA court in 2008. This time last year, the former three-time All-Star was slogging through a D-League stint that he hoped would result in an NBA return; by mid…
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  • D Rose 3.5 “Year Of The Snake” Edition Unveiled

    D Rose 3.5 “Year Of The Snake” Edition Unveiled

    dimemag.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Bulls won a close game in overtime last night thanks to Luol Deng morphing into Michael Jordan, but yet Chicago knows it won’t be until Derrick Rose gets back that they’ll take the next step. We’ve already seen a number of different “Year Of T
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  • Ibaka's emergence has kept Thunder among elite

    Ibaka's emergence has kept Thunder among elite

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook dominate the headlines in Oklahoma City, but Ian Thomsen says that the emergence of Serge Ibaka has really kept the Thunder among the elite.
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  • Luol Deng calls his shot, hits OT game-winner to send Bulls pas…

    Luol Deng calls his shot, hits OT game-winner to send Bulls past Raptors (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    After a furious second-half Toronto Raptors comeback erased a 19-point Chicago Bulls lead and turned a laugher into a fun Wednesday night table-setter, the two teams sat tied at 105 with 8.7 seconds left in overtime. You might have expected the Bulls to…
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  • Hornets give Rivers win in first game vs. father

    Hornets give Rivers win in first game vs. father

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Greivis Vasquez scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Austin Rivers won his first NBA game against his father on Wednesday night as the New Orleans Hornets beat coach Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics 90-78.
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  • LeBron James hits 20,000 points and 5,000 assists in blowout wi…

    LeBron James hits 20,000 points and 5,000 assists in blowout win over Warriors (VIDEOS)

    LeBron James has been a star from roughly the minute he entered the NBA in 2003, and over that time he's accomplished a heck of a lot. As a player who can do pretty much anything he wishes on the court, LeBron has accrued a lot of numbers over that time…
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  • Family First: In the Rivers' first father-son meeting, Austin g…

    Family First: In the Rivers' first father-son meeting, Austin g…

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    In the Rivers' first father-son meeting, Austin got the best of Doc in the Hornets' 90-78 win. But the emotional night, years in the making, was about much more, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Thunder cool Nuggets behind Westbrook's 32

    Thunder cool Nuggets behind Westbrook's 32

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Martin had 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver's six-game winning streak by beating the Nuggets 117-97 on Wednesday night.
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  • Heads Up, America: Kevin Durant Is Having One of the Greatest O…

    Heads Up, America: Kevin Durant Is Having One of the Greatest Offensive Seasons Ever

    grantland.com Jan 17, 2013
    When I gave last night's Thunder-Nuggets game one of my coveted DVR slots, I knew I was probably recording a schedule loss. Denver was on the second n...
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  • NBA Shootaround: Watch the Throne

    NBA Shootaround: Watch the Throne

    grantland.com Jan 17, 2013
    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from...
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  • Video - Clippers Cruise Past Wolves, 90-77 00:50

    Clippers Cruise Past Wolves, 90-77

    Jan 17
    Wolves lose fifth straight.
  • Video - Carmelo Anthony On Knicks' Win 04:19

    Carmelo Anthony On Knicks' Win

    Jan 17
    Carmelo Anthony talks after the Knicks' win over the Pistons.
  • Video - Knicks Shut Down Pistons In London 01:03

    Knicks Shut Down Pistons In London

    Jan 17
    Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks with 26 points.
  • Video - Bomani Jones on Hero Worship 06:07

    Bomani Jones on Hero Worship

    Jan 17
    LeBron faces Kobe tonight as Lance Armstrong faces Oprah. Bomani Jones, on why we love to build athletes up before tearing them down.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Daily Dime: LeBron on a remarkable run

    Jan 17
    LeBron James showed us one of his best stretches of play this week, Brian Windhorst writes.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.