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NY Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets rivalry just heating up, but screwe…

NY Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets rivalry just heating up, but screwed up NBA schedule has two teams done playing each other

nydailynews.com Updated Jan 21, 2013
It was a huge game, and in a way a huge shame. How can the NBA squirrel away this blossoming rivalry out of sight, bury it for the winter, from now until the playoffs or maybe next fall? How can the Knicks and Nets each have two games remaining in the r…
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  • Lakers will have healthy Gasol coming off bench

    Lakers will have healthy Gasol coming off bench

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 21, 2013
    Pau Gasol is going back to the bench and will stay there for the foreseeable future.
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  • NY Knicks better snap out of fog after London trip as loss to B…

    NY Knicks better snap out of fog after London trip as loss to Brooklyn Nets narrows Atlantic Division lead

    nydailynews.com Jan 21, 2013
    The sooner the Knicks figure out that London isn’t calling anymore, the better off they’ll be. The sooner they realize that they’re not up against the putrid Pistons, and unable to name the score, the better off they’ll be. The sooner they realize
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  • Duncan, Spurs sink Sixers for fifth straight win

    Duncan, Spurs sink Sixers for fifth straight win

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Tim Duncan had 24 points and 17 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their fifth straight win, 90-85 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
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  • This Stephen Curry Bounce Pass Is Just Vicious

    This Stephen Curry Bounce Pass Is Just Vicious

    deadspin.com dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    Earlier today Stephen Curry executed what can objectively be described as a stunning play during the Golden State Warriors 106-99 defeat of the Los Angeles Clippers. In the fourth quarter, Curry fired a half-court bounce pass that split two defenders an…
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  • Bulls' Rose 'very close' to doing full-contact drills

    Bulls' Rose 'very close' to doing full-contact drills

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose could soon be going through full-contact drills in practice.
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  • J.R. Smith Reminds Kris Humphries That Kanye West Is Now Kim Ka…

    J.R. Smith Reminds Kris Humphries That Kanye West Is Now Kim Kardashian's Sperm Donor, Just In Case He Forgot

    deadspin.com dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Nets beat the Knicks 88-85 tonight, but we're not here for that. We're here to talk about Poor Kris Humphries. The guy can't even talk shit after a win without getting the whole fake-marriage-to-a-reality-show-fame-whore deal thrown in his face. Mor…
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  • Exclusive Download: DIME X adidas X Packer Shoes X DJ Neil Arms…

    Exclusive Download: DIME X adidas X Packer Shoes X DJ Neil Armstrong #HesBackkkk Iman Shumpert Minimix

    dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    Iman Shumpert. Number 21 on the New York Knicks. He Rhymes. While he was recovering for the last eight-and-a-half months, Iman channeled some of his energy into dropping his mixtape album, called #POST90s. Just in time for Iman’s return to the court, th
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  • Bulls' Deng (hamstring) won't play vs. Lakers

    Bulls' Deng (hamstring) won't play vs. Lakers

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    hicago Bulls forward Luol Deng did not participate in Monday morning's shootaround because of a right hamstring injury and will not play against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Daily Dime: Nets 11-2 under P.J.

    Daily Dime: Nets 11-2 under P.J.

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Since P.J. Carlesimo took over, the Nets have elevated their game, Brian Windhorst writes.
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  • Vince Carter wants Hall of Fame consideration, is not ridiculou…

    Vince Carter wants Hall of Fame consideration, is not ridiculous

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    A significant number of NBA fans have a negative opinion of Vince Carter for perfectly good reasons. In his last seasons with the Toronto Raptors, Carter was a malcontent. At various stops in his career, he's earned a reputation for not trying particula…
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  • Warriors rally in 4th to again knock off Clippers

    Warriors rally in 4th to again knock off Clippers

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Jarrett Jack had 18 points and 10 assists, Stephen Curry made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and Golden State rallied from seven points down in the final 11 minutes to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-99 on Monday.
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  • Doc Rivers threatens big changes to Celtics, one week after Dan…

    Doc Rivers threatens big changes to Celtics, one week after Danny Ainge predicts no trades

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    On Sunday, the Boston Celtics lost 105-88 to the Detroit Pistons, a team playing its first game since Thursday's "home" game in London. Given the circumstances of the loss, the Celtics have reason to worry. The Celtics had serious problems wit…
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  • Johnson's jumper gives Nets split with Knicks

    Johnson's jumper gives Nets split with Knicks

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Joe Johnson made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 25 points, leading the Brooklyn Nets to an 88-85 over the New York Knicks on Monday and a split of the four-game series between the city rivals.
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  • Tyson Chandler Puts Reggie Evans On A Poster

    Tyson Chandler Puts Reggie Evans On A Poster

    dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    Tyson Chandler gathers his own rebound and posterizes Reggie Evans with a put back slam.The post Tyson Chandler Puts Reggie Evans On A Poster appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Snea…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the secret to Andrei Kirilenko’s …

    The 10-man rotation, starring the secret to Andrei Kirilenko’s hard-to-pin-down brilliance

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 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: HoopSpeak. “I’m pretty good at under
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  • Rockets rally behind Harden, end 7-game skid

    Rockets rally behind Harden, end 7-game skid

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    James Harden scored 29 points and hit all 10 of his free throws in the fourth quarter as the Houston Rockets rallied to snap a seven-game losing streak, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 100-94 Monday.
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  • Challengers To The Throne?

    Challengers To The Throne?

    CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    It's almost a given: The Eastern Conference is the Heat's to lose. But which teams have what it takes to hang with Miami? Rob Mahoney breaks down three potential challengers.
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  • Horford, Hawks get back on winning track

    Horford, Hawks get back on winning track

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 21, 2013
    Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points, Jannero Pargo had 16 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game slide with a 104-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
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  • Iman Shumpert has a Johnny Bravo tattoo because he loves giant …

    Iman Shumpert has a Johnny Bravo tattoo because he loves giant hair, the ’90s

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    After missing the first 36 games of the 2012-13 season following surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee, Iman Shumpert made his season debut for the New York Knicks during last Thursday's 102-87 win over the Detroit Pistons in London. Knicks …
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  • Cavaliers' Varejao out for season with blood clot

    Cavaliers' Varejao out for season with blood clot

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Anderson Varejao's season rapidly spiraled from a probable All-Star appearance to over.
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  • Al-Farouq Aminu’s Alley-Oop Dunk

    Al-Farouq Aminu’s Alley-Oop Dunk

    dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    Greivis Vasquez lobs it up to Al-Farouq Aminu who throws down the alley-oop dunk.The post Al-Farouq Aminu’s Alley-Oop Dunk appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Derrick Williams Hammers In A Monster Dunk

    Derrick Williams Hammers In A Monster Dunk

    dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    Derrick Williams drives to the basket on the fast break and hammers in a monster slam.The post Derrick Williams Hammers In A Monster Dunk appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers…
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  • Greg Stiemsma Throws Down One-Handed Alley-Oop

    Greg Stiemsma Throws Down One-Handed Alley-Oop

    dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    Luke Ridnour tosses up the lob to Greg Stiemsma who throws down the one-handed alley-oop dunk.The post Greg Stiemsma Throws Down One-Handed Alley-Oop appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Vide…
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  • Davis injures ankle in Hornets' victory over Kings

    Davis injures ankle in Hornets' victory over Kings

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Davis injures ankle in Hornets' victory over Kings
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  • Pacers hold on as Gay can't beat buzzer

    Pacers hold on as Gay can't beat buzzer

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    George Hill scored 13 points, including a clinching free throw with 1.4 seconds remaining to give the Indiana Pacers an 82-81 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in the annual Martin Luther King Day game on Monday afternoon.
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  • Tyler Hansbrough Throws Down A Strong Follow Through

    Tyler Hansbrough Throws Down A Strong Follow Through

    dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    Gerald Green misses a three, but Tyler Hansbrough is there to throw down the follow through basket drawing the contact in today’s matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies.The post Tyler Hansbrough Throws Down A Strong Follow Through appe
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  • No such thing? Amar'e again delivers free lunch

    No such thing? Amar'e again delivers free lunch

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    For the second straight year, Amar'e Stoudemire, through his foundation, provided lunch for approximately 600 Madison Square Garden workers.
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  • Thibodeau on benching Noah: He understands

    Thibodeau on benching Noah: He understands

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Monday that Joakim Noah understands why he was benched for much of Saturday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but Noah declined to speak to reporters once again.
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  • Maloofs reach deal to sell Kings to Seattle-based group

    Maloofs reach deal to sell Kings to Seattle-based group

    Maloofs reach deal to sell Kings to Seattle-based group
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  • Dwight Howard ejected before halftime on dicey 2nd technical in…

    Dwight Howard ejected before halftime on dicey 2nd technical in Lakers loss to Raptors (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    With four minutes, 43 seconds left in the first quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' Sunday visit to the Toronto Raptors, Lakers center Dwight Howard was whistled for a technical foul. Howard had just made a baseline drive against Raptors defender Aaron G…
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  • Durant, Boozer named Players of the Week

    Durant, Boozer named Players of the Week

    nba.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 20.
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  • Welcome Back: The proposed deal that would bring the Kings to S…

    Welcome Back: The proposed deal that would bring the Kings to S…

    CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    The proposed deal that would bring the Kings to Seattle is a win for everyone ... but Sacramento. Ian Thomsen takes a look at the wide-ranging implications for all parties involved.
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  • ABC’s George Stephanopoulos confuses Bill Russell for Morgan Fr…

    ABC’s George Stephanopoulos confuses Bill Russell for Morgan Freeman at Obama inauguration (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Jan 21, 2013
    It was super cool to see Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell in attendance in Washington, D.C., on Monday morning at the inauguration of President Barack Obama for his second term in the Oval Office. It's not necessarily surprising - after all, the 78-ye
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  • Why David Lee Deserves To Be A 2013 NBA All-Star

    Why David Lee Deserves To Be A 2013 NBA All-Star

    dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    Whether you believe a player deserves All-Star consideration based on raw numbers or numbers combined with team success, Golden State’s David Lee fits the bill for both schools of thought. Lee is one of the hardest working, most unassuming stars in the
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    The best N.B.A. games of the week put Minnesota against Atlanta, the Knicks against the Nets and Oklahoma City against the Clippers.
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  • Watch Expert Troll Russell Westbrook Goaltend A Mascot's Backwa…

    Watch Expert Troll Russell Westbrook Goaltend A Mascot's Backward, Half-Court Shot

    deadspin.com Jan 21, 2013
    At some point during every Nuggets home game, team mascot Rocky attempts to make a backward, half-court shot. The crowd gets into it, the scoreboard operator puts Rocky's half-court shooting percentage on the jumbotron for all to see, and Rocky hams it …
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  • Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen signs with the Miami Heat. Can he turn…

    Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen signs with the Miami Heat. Can he turn their interior problems around?

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    In terms of percentages, and not misleading raw statistics, the Miami Heat are the worst offensive rebounding team in the NBA, and just 24th out of 30 teams when it comes to defensive rebounding. This hasn’t hurt the team too dearly - the group is on
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  • Russell Westbrook blocks the Denver Nuggets mascot’s halfcourt …

    Russell Westbrook blocks the Denver Nuggets mascot’s halfcourt shots, denies fans a cheesy treat (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    He isn’t reviled, Russell Westbrook hasn’t done anything on or off the court that would deserve that sort of condemnation, but the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard has long been a thorn in the side of a great many NBA fans. Whether they think he does
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  • Video - Spurs Hold Off 76ers 01:00

    Spurs Hold Off 76ers

    Jan 21
    Tim Duncan had a double-double and Tony Parker added 20 and hit a clutch jumper in the fourth to lift the Spurs.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Kenneth Faried 05:00

    TrueHoop TV: Kenneth Faried

    Jan 21
    Nuggets big man Kenneth Faried talks about his big night against OKC, his awesome nickname and the prospect of being an All-Star.
  • Video - Warriors Rally To Top Clippers 00:54

    Warriors Rally To Top Clippers

    Jan 21
    Big fourth quarter leads Warriors past Clippers.
  • Video - Johnson Helps Nets To Season Split With Knicks 00:59

    Johnson Helps Nets To Season Split With Knicks

    Jan 21
    Joe Johnson scored 25 points to help the Nets edge the Knicks 88-85 in their final matchup of the season.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Nets 11-2 under P.J.

    Jan 21
    Since P.J. Carlesimo took over, the Nets have elevated their game, Brian Windhorst writes.
  • Ian Thomsen: Return of Sonics good news for everyone -- except Sacramento

    Jan 21
    Within a year the Seattle SuperSonics will be back home in Key Arena, their team president may be Phil Jackson or some other heavy hitter and who knows where DeMarcus Cousins will be playing. And one more thing: The abandoned city of Sacramento will be …
  • NBA - Los Angeles Clippers offseason paying off

    Jan 21
    A series of small-print moves has helped boost the Clippers to elite status in the 2012-13 season.