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Pistons rely on interior play to send down Magic

Pistons rely on interior play to send down Magic

ESPN.com Updated Jan 22, 2013
Jason Maxiell, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe combined for 38 points and 28 rebounds, and the Pistons pulled away to beat the undersized Orlando Magic 105-90 Tuesday night.
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  • Watch: Clippers' Butler swats shot into ref's head

    Watch: Clippers' Butler swats shot into ref's head

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Watch: Clippers' Butler swats shot into ref's head
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  • Clippers' Chris Paul out against Thunder

    Clippers' Chris Paul out against Thunder

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Clippers point guard Chris Paul won't play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
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  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dw…

    Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight Howard

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
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  • Lakers' Hill to have hip surgery Wednesday

    Lakers' Hill to have hip surgery Wednesday

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill will have surgery on his left hip on Wednesday.
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  • Durant pours in 31 to fuel win as Paul (knee sits out

    Durant pours in 31 to fuel win as Paul (knee sits out

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Durant pours in 31 to fuel win as Paul (knee sits out
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  • Clippers extend Staples Center lease by 10 years

    Clippers extend Staples Center lease by 10 years

    nba.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Clippers have agreed to a 10-year extension of their lease at Staples Center, where they are one of the arena's original tenants.
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  • Irving nets 40 as Cavs add to Celts' losing skid

    Irving nets 40 as Cavs add to Celts' losing skid

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, including several key late baskets, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
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  • Sactown mayor to Seattle: Don't celebrate yet

    Sactown mayor to Seattle: Don't celebrate yet

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson had a stern warning for Seattle SuperSonics fans who are excited about the prospect of the NBA returning to the Puget Sound next season.
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  • Two top assistants leave in Suns coaching shakeup

    Two top assistants leave in Suns coaching shakeup

    nba.com CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    After a shaky transfer of coaching power, the staggering Phoenix Suns headed for Sacramento with Lindsey Hunter in charge on the bench and without two of the team's highest-profile assistant coaches.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Dwight Howard’s lack of self-awar…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Dwight Howard’s lack of self-awareness

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 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: Orange County Register. Kevin Ding, wh…
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  • Brian Scalabrine dominated the competition in Boston one-on-one…

    Brian Scalabrine dominated the competition in Boston one-on-one challenge

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Over 11 NBA seasons, journeyman forward Brian Scalabrine cultivated an image of a regular guy who just happened to play basketball. Eventually, many fans came to believe that Scalabrine was an Average Joe, not an elite athlete (as all NBA players are), …
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  • Knicks' Felton has 'big chance' for Sat. return

    Knicks' Felton has 'big chance' for Sat. return

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton, who's missed roughly the past five weeks with a broken right pinkie, is optimistic he'll return on Saturday in Philadelphia.
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  • Steve Nash Is Carrying Canada Basketball Into The Future

    Steve Nash Is Carrying Canada Basketball Into The Future

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    This weekend, Steve Nash took the floor in Toronto, Ontario for the first time since being acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers in July of 2012. Canada’s most successful active basketball player finished the contest with 16 points on 5-for-11 shooting, ni
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  • Chicago’s Derrick Rose Is Now Scrimmaging Against Bulls Teammat…

    Chicago’s Derrick Rose Is Now Scrimmaging Against Bulls Teammates

    Watching Derrick Rose‘s return to Chicago’s lineup as starting point guard can feel like seeing a glacier move. You know where it’s headed, but it’s a slow and methodical process. That’s just the reality of tearing knee ligaments for a player wh
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  • Watch Kobe Bryant’s 81-Point Game in Three Minutes

    Watch Kobe Bryant’s 81-Point Game in Three Minutes

    As we write this, Kobe Bryant is live-tweeting an NBA TV re-run of his historic 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors back in 2006. You can re-live it with Kobe here, or you can watch him enact his wrath in under three minutes here: Related: Re-Live…
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  • Kawhi Leonard apparently hurt his knee on a nail on the 76ers’ …

    Kawhi Leonard apparently hurt his knee on a nail on the 76ers’ home floor, which is weird

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Kawhi Leonard missed more than a month earlier this season with quadriceps tendinitis, leaving the San Antonio Spurs without their top option at the small forward position and temporarily derailing what had been a strong start to the season for the seco…
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  • Bulls' Butler: My nickname isn't 'Kobe Stopper'

    Bulls' Butler: My nickname isn't 'Kobe Stopper'

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    Jimmy Butler helped limit Kobe Bryant to 16 points in another loss for the reeling Los Angeles Lakers, but the Chicago Bulls swingman said Tuesday he's no "Kobe Stopper" as his teammates called him after the game.
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  • The Truth Hurts: With the All-Star starters in place, it's time…

    The Truth Hurts: With the All-Star starters in place, it's time to…

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    With the All-Star starters in place, it's time to pick the reserves. The unlikeliest candidate? Paul Pierce, who's making a big impact despite receiving little help, writes Rob Mahoney.
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  • Kent Bazemore, fellow Warriors continue to enjoy it when Blake …

    Kent Bazemore, fellow Warriors continue to enjoy it when Blake Griffin badly misses shots (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com grantland.com Jan 22, 2013
    From the Golden State Warriors' Jan. 2, 2013, 115-94 home win over the Los Angeles Clippers: From the Warriors' 106-99 home win over the Clippers on Monday afternoon: Never stop rocking, Kent Bazemore and the Warriors bench. I don't have any hard eviden…
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  • For Chris Andersen, Another Chance

    For Chris Andersen, Another Chance

    nytimes.com deadspin.com Jan 22, 2013
    After being released by the Nuggets last offseason, Chris Anderson has been looking for N.B.A. work and the Heat have signed him to a 10-day contract.
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  • Stan Van Gundy says ‘there’s no question the comments I’ve made…

    Stan Van Gundy says ‘there’s no question the comments I’ve made about David Stern kept them from hiring me’ at ESPN

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Stan Van Gundy does not want to do what you expect him to do. If you were expecting him to bash Dwight Howard at his lowest point — in a week where Howard was thrown out of a game against Toronto and made into a non-entity offensively in a loss to Chica
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  • Grizzlies, Cavs agree to multiplayer trade

    Grizzlies, Cavs agree to multiplayer trade

    nba.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Memphis Grizzlies traded Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a future first-round draft pick Tuesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jon Leuer.
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  • As Knicks Can Attest, Johnson Still Presents Problems

    As Knicks Can Attest, Johnson Still Presents Problems

    nytimes.com Jan 22, 2013
    Nets guard Joe Johnson may not be the explosive scorer he was with Atlanta, but he still makes the game easier for his teammates.
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  • Andrew Bynum’s return to health is being hamstrung by the 76ers…

    Andrew Bynum’s return to health is being hamstrung by the 76ers’ broken anti-gravity treadmill

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    In order to make it to the .500 mark and give itself a chance to grab the last playoff spot in the East, the 17-24 Philadelphia 76ers will have to reverse that record in the second half of a season that starts Tuesday night in Milwaukee. That would be q…
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  • Utah's Foye still fighting to forge his own way

    Utah's Foye still fighting to forge his own way

    nba.com Jan 22, 2013
    For better or worse, through success and roadblocks, accolades and disappointments, some careers are forever linked. On Draft night in 2006, the Timberwolves traded the No. 6 overall pick, Brandon Roy, to the Trail Blazers for No. 7 pick Randy Foye. Roy…
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  • Charlie Villanueva is a tattoo now

    Charlie Villanueva is a tattoo now

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Good news, everybody: One member of our human race has finally found an appropriate way to express our shared love for Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva. And all it cost him was his left arm, a bunch of dollars and (at least) a couple of hours.…
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  • Report: Memphis Trades 2 Key Bench Players To Save Money, Plans…

    Report: Memphis Trades 2 Key Bench Players To Save Money, Plans To Sign Delonte West

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Memphis has agreed to a multiplayer trade with Cleveland that’ll take $6 million off their payroll and get them under the luxury tax line. Remember all those rumors about a possible Rudy Gay trade? The Grizz may be
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  • Damian Lillard’s Nasty Dunk In Nene’s Face

    Damian Lillard’s Nasty Dunk In Nene’s Face

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Wizards won the game on a wild Jordan Crawford three-pointer, but Damian Lillard had maybe the nastiest highlight of the night with this serious facial on Nene‘s head. Check out Washington’s bench on this one. They couldn’t help themselves. Whoâ
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  • Jordan Crawford’s Unreal Buzzer-Beater To Beat Portland

    Jordan Crawford’s Unreal Buzzer-Beater To Beat Portland

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    There was so much holiday action yesterday that most probably missed this game-winner from Jordan Crawford. Too bad. A 32-footer on the road to beat a potential playoff team is pretty big. Did you know the Wizards are 5-2 over their last seven games? A …
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  • O'Connor: In clutch, Melo's aim must be truer

    O'Connor: In clutch, Melo's aim must be truer

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    For Knicks to win it all, Melo needs to hit shots like the one he missed on Monday
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  • A Star Grows In Indy

    A Star Grows In Indy

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Paul George has emerged as a go-to scorer and potential All-Star for Indianapolis. And in a year with many good candidates, he's the favorite for Most Improved, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Cartwright hired to coach Osaka team in Japan

    Cartwright hired to coach Osaka team in Japan

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Former NBA player and coach Bill Cartwright has been hired as coach of the Osaka Evessa in Japan's professional basketball league.
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  • Jordan Crawford hits a very deep game-winner to down the Blazer…

    Jordan Crawford hits a very deep game-winner to down the Blazers in Portland (VIDEO)

    Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford is a frustrating player. In addition to possessing so little tact that he once said he plans on being a better player than Michael Jordan - a ridiculous statement that nevertheless speaks to the self-belief neces
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  • Bulls win, deal Lakers 6th straight road defeat

    Bulls win, deal Lakers 6th straight road defeat

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Kirk Hinrich scored 22 points, Marco Belinelli added 15 points, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away down the stretch to beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 95-83 on Monday night.
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  • The Clippers’ Worst Nightmare Resurfaces; The Lakers Are Fallin…

    The Clippers’ Worst Nightmare Resurfaces; The Lakers Are Falling Apart

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Clippers really don’t want to see the Warriors in the playoffs. We’d like it, but they certainly wouldn’t, not after Golden State beat them for the third time this season, 106-99. “There are shooters and then there are just the indescribable.â
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  • The Grizzlies and Cavs Huddle Up for a Mutually Beneficial Deal

    The Grizzlies and Cavs Huddle Up for a Mutually Beneficial Deal

    grantland.com Jan 22, 2013
    A few quick notes on the Grizzlies trading Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby, and a future first-round pick to Cleveland for Jon Leuer in...
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  • Christian Slater Sang 'The Heat Is On' at a Miami Heat Charity …

    Christian Slater Sang 'The Heat Is On' at a Miami Heat Charity Karaoke Night

    grantland.com Jan 22, 2013
    My man was in Heathers. Respect him. You can see a bunch of other photos of the "Battioke Night" — a benefit for the Take Charge Foundation (how...
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  • About Last Night: The Lakers Continue to Be Terrible

    About Last Night: The Lakers Continue to Be Terrible

    grantland.com Jan 22, 2013
    In case you were busy spending your day off either volunteering with a local charity or watching Magnum, P.I. on Netflix, here's what you missed in sp...
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  • Video - Irving Pours In 40 Points In Cavs' Win 01:11

    Irving Pours In 40 Points In Cavs' Win

    Jan 22
    Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and had five assists in the Cavaliers' 95-90 win over the Celtics.
  • Video - Coast to Coast: Showcase Showdown 05:36

    Coast to Coast: Showcase Showdown

    Jan 22
    Durant vs. LeBron. Who's been the MVP of the first half of the season?
  • Video - Grizzlies, Cavaliers Agree To Trade 02:32

    Grizzlies, Cavaliers Agree To Trade

    Jan 22
    Brian Windhorst discusses the multiplayer deal between Memphis and Cleveland, which sheds more than $6 million off the Grizzlies' payroll.
  • Video - David Thorpe: 25 Under 25 05:19

    David Thorpe: 25 Under 25

    Jan 22
    The best young players in the NBA are, David Thorpe points out, not so different from the best players in the NBA, period.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Martin doing the little things for OKC

    Jan 22
    That "other" Kevin is a big reason why the Thunder own the NBA's best record, J.A. Adande writes.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers may consider trading Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Ian Thomsen: Blossoming before our eyes, George a favorite for Most Improv…

    Jan 22
    I know there are a lot of strong candidates for Most Improved Player, but I think it'll be hard to justify selecting anyone over Paul George if he keeps up his current pace. He's averaging 19.3 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in January, carrying a…