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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Pau Gasol is going back to the bench and will stay there for the foreseeable future.Upvote Share Tweet
NY Knicks better snap out of fog after London trip as loss to Brooklyn Nets narrows Atlantic Division leadnydailynews.com Updated Jan 21, 2013The 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 realizeUpvote Share TweetTim 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.Upvote Share TweetEarlier 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…Upvote Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose could soon be going through full-contact drills in practice.Upvote Share Tweet
J.R. Smith Reminds Kris Humphries That Kanye West Is Now Kim Kardashian's Sperm Donor, Just In Case He ForgotThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Exclusive Download: DIME X adidas X Packer Shoes X DJ Neil Armstrong #HesBackkkk Iman Shumpert MinimixIman 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, thUpvote Share Tweethicago 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Daily Dime: Nets 11-2 under P.J.Since P.J. Carlesimo took over, the Nets have elevated their game, Brian Windhorst writes.Upvote Share Tweet
Vince Carter wants Hall of Fame consideration, is not ridiculousA 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors rally in 4th to again knock off ClippersJarrett 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.Upvote Share TweetOn 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…Upvote Share TweetJoe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tyson Chandler Puts Reggie Evans On A PosterTyson 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring the secret to Andrei Kirilenko’s hard-to-pin-down brillianceA 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 underUpvote Share Tweet
Rockets rally behind Harden, end 7-game skidJames 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Challengers To The Throne?CNNSI.com Updated Jan 21, 2013It'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.Upvote Share TweetAl 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Iman Shumpert has a Johnny Bravo tattoo because he loves giant hair, the ’90sAfter 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 …Upvote Share TweetCLEVELAND (AP) -- Anderson Varejao's season rapidly spiraled from a probable All-Star appearance to over.Upvote Share Tweet
Al-Farouq Aminu’s Alley-Oop DunkGreivis 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Derrick Williams Hammers In A Monster DunkDerrick 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…Upvote Share TweetLuke 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…Upvote Share TweetDavis injures ankle in Hornets' victory over KingsUpvote Share TweetGeorge 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tyler Hansbrough Throws Down A Strong Follow ThroughGerald 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 appeUpvote Share Tweet
No such thing? Amar'e again delivers free lunchFor the second straight year, Amar'e Stoudemire, through his foundation, provided lunch for approximately 600 Madison Square Garden workers.Upvote Share Tweet
Thibodeau on benching Noah: He understandsChicago 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.Upvote Share TweetMaloofs reach deal to sell Kings to Seattle-based groupUpvote Share TweetWith 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Durant, Boozer named Players of the Weeknba.com Updated Jan 21, 2013The 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.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 21, 2013The 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.Upvote Share TweetIt 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-yeUpvote Share TweetWhether 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 theUpvote Share Tweet
Best N.B.A. Games of the Weeknytimes.com Updated Jan 21, 2013The best N.B.A. games of the week put Minnesota against Atlanta, the Knicks against the Nets and Oklahoma City against the Clippers.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Expert Troll Russell Westbrook Goaltend A Mascot's Backward, Half-Court Shotdeadspin.com Updated Jan 21, 2013At 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 …Upvote Share TweetIn 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 onUpvote Share Tweet
Russell Westbrook blocks the Denver Nuggets mascot’s halfcourt shots, denies fans a cheesy treat (VIDEO)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 doesUpvote Share Tweet
Spurs Hold Off 76ersJan 21Tim Duncan had a double-double and Tony Parker added 20 and hit a clutch jumper in the fourth to lift the Spurs.
TrueHoop TV: Kenneth FariedJan 21Nuggets big man Kenneth Faried talks about his big night against OKC, his awesome nickname and the prospect of being an All-Star.
Warriors Rally To Top ClippersJan 21Big fourth quarter leads Warriors past Clippers.
Johnson Helps Nets To Season Split With KnicksJan 21Joe Johnson scored 25 points to help the Nets edge the Knicks 88-85 in their final matchup of the season.
Daily Dime: Nets 11-2 under P.J.Jan 21Since P.J. Carlesimo took over, the Nets have elevated their game, Brian Windhorst writes.
Ian Thomsen: Return of Sonics good news for everyone -- except SacramentoJan 21Within 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 offJan 21A series of small-print moves has helped boost the Clippers to elite status in the 2012-13 season.