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Bucks drop Suns for first win in Phoenix since '87Share Tweet
Wolves' sign French swingman Mickael GelabaleThe Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with French swingman Mickael Gelabale.Share Tweet
Rubio returns to Timberwolves' starting lineupRicky Rubio is back where he belongs -- in the starting lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves.Share TweetFrom 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…Share TweetNBA 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.Share Tweet
Best Of The Best: Kobe Bryant led the voting in being named to his …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.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring hands hovering over panic buttons in MemphisA 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…Share TweetWarriors' Curry out indefinitely with ankle sprainShare TweetCarmelo 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.Share Tweet
Kevin Durant wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors as a kidEvery 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 …Share TweetNBA 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.Share TweetPau 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.Share Tweet
Rick Carlisle pines for the day where he doesn’t ‘have to scream’ at O.J. MayoBetween 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…Share TweetDuring 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 alphaShare Tweet
Brian Scalabrine lied about concussion symptoms to Celtics doctors to get cleared for the playoffsPau 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…Share Tweet
Mavs sign guard James to second 10-day contractThe Dallas Mavericks have signed veteran guard Mike James to a second 10-day contract.Share TweetFor 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 fromShare Tweet
Room For Debate?: The All-Star starters will be announced tonight. …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.Share Tweet
The New York Knicks and Ball Don’t Lie present a helpful guide to understanding EnglandOn 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 KniShare Tweet
Bidding Basketball: How To Get Ready For The Possible Return Of The NBA To Seattledimemag.com Jan 17, 2013Last 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 …Share Tweet
Antoine Walker, who lost more than $110 million and is bankrupt, now gives financial tips (VIDEO)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…Share Tweet
D Rose 3.5 “Year Of The Snake” Edition Unveileddimemag.com Jan 17, 2013The 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 TShare TweetKevin 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.Share TweetAfter 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…Share TweetGreivis 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.Share TweetLeBron 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…Share Tweet
Family First: In the Rivers' first father-son meeting, Austin g…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.Share Tweet
Thunder cool Nuggets behind Westbrook's 32Russell 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.Share Tweet
Heads Up, America: Kevin Durant Is Having One of the Greatest Offensive Seasons Evergrantland.com Jan 17, 2013When 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...Share Tweet
NBA Shootaround: Watch the Thronegrantland.com Jan 17, 2013So 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...Share Tweet
Clippers Cruise Past Wolves, 90-77Jan 17Wolves lose fifth straight.
Carmelo Anthony On Knicks' WinJan 17Carmelo Anthony talks after the Knicks' win over the Pistons.
Knicks Shut Down Pistons In LondonJan 17Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks with 26 points.
Bomani Jones on Hero WorshipJan 17LeBron faces Kobe tonight as Lance Armstrong faces Oprah. Bomani Jones, on why we love to build athletes up before tearing them down.