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Tony Parker had 24 points and 13 assists, and the Spurs rallied for a 106-102 victory over the Hornets on Wednesday night, overcoming the absence of Tim Duncan and coach Gregg Popovich for their 15th straight win at home.Upvote Share Tweet
Robinson sparks Bulls' 4th-quarter comebackNate Robinson had 11 points and seven assists in 21 minutes off the bench, leading a furious fourth-quarter comeback that carried the Chicago Bulls past the Detroit Pistons 85-82 on Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetCarmelo Anthony can talk all he wants about moving on because he thinks that’s what people want to hear a bout his feud with Kevin Garnett. But the only way he can get some real closure with Garnett and what happened 17 days ago at the Garden is to hangUpvote Share Tweet
Heat rally from 15 down to win in OTDwyane Wade scored 35 points, LeBron James got his 34th career triple-double and the Miami Heat rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 123-116 in overtime on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetBrook Lopez strengthened his push for a spot on the All-Star team with 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting, helping the Brooklyn Nets hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 91-83 on Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetDwight Howard re-aggravated the torn labrum in his right shoulder late in the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers' 106-93 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night and did not return to the game.Upvote Share TweetIn order to move forward and turn around their disappointing season, the Los Angeles Lakers attempted to let go of their past frustrations with a team meeting Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Suns go hard at StarbucksAt this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…Upvote Share Tweet
Detroit Pistons rookie Kim English gets his draft night handshake, seven months laterEvery high-level basketball player dreams of the moment when his name gets called at the NBA Draft. These athletes work so hard for so long to achieve in a dream, and over the course of a few seconds there name is called and they belong to an real live …Upvote Share Tweet
Houston Falling: The Rockets' struggles continue. The Nuggets took…The Rockets' struggles continue. The Nuggets took over in the third quarter en route to a 105-95 win over Houston, handing James Harden and crew their eighth loss in nine games.Upvote Share TweetA 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: The NBA's YouTube channel. Forty point…Upvote Share TweetThe New Orleans Hornets are moving ahead with plans to change their name to the Pelicans next season, people familiar with the decision said.Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill will undergo season-ending surgery on his left hip Wednesday, the team announced Tuesday after Hill received a second opinion on his injury in Nashville by Dr. Thomas Byrd.Upvote Share Tweet
Royce White says he’s near deal to return to Rockets: ‘Any hour now, this whole thing’ll be over’At long last, rookie Royce White finally appears to be getting closer to playing professional basketball under the Houston Rockets' umbrella. It's been more than two weeks since the Rockets suspended White, who has yet to play a minute for Houston this …Upvote Share TweetThe White House says the Miami Heat will get personal congratulations from the basketball-fan-in-chief on their NBA championship.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jan 23, 2013Pablo Prigioni, the Knicks' backup point guard, did not practice for a second consecutive day because of a bruised left big toe.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Jan 23, 2013When the Milwaukee Bucks and coach Scott Skiles decided to part ways earlier this month, the franchise appeared to be treading on some pretty unstable ground.Upvote Share Tweet
Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 8dimemag.com Updated Jan 23, 2013Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know andUpvote Share TweetThe most recent report from Forbes is to be expected. NBA owners now make 50 percent of the revenue their teams and players bring in, up from the previous 43 percent mark. Two teams have recently been sold, one team is about to be sold, two new very luc…Upvote Share Tweet
George Karl on JaVale McGee: ‘Lazy and crazy isn’t going to make it work’It's got to be brutal being an NBA coach. You've got the most talented athletes in the world at your beck and call, and sometimes they just. Won't. Play. Ball. Exhibit A: JaVale McGee. As skilled a big man as there is in the NBA, his highlight-to-frustr…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Glen Davis Interrogate A Frightened Rookie About A Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwichdeadspin.com Updated Jan 23, 2013NBA hazing rituals will always be a tremendous source of entertainment. I may or may not have watched Delonte West tell J.J. Hickson, "I don't care if you gotta fly! Trains, planes, or automobiles: you better have my do-nuts!" over 100 times i…Upvote Share Tweet
Cleveland Cavaliers bust out ‘Manti Te’o Kiss Cam’ during win over CelticsThe reported paid attendance for Tuesday night's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics was 14,192; this makes sense because the Cavs entered the game at 10-32 and Boston, while a perennial playoff team with several noteworthy stars, ha…Upvote Share TweetThe Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard-forward Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract a day after sending three players to the Cleveland Cavaliers to free up salary space.Upvote Share Tweet
Seattle’s Key Arena, much less potential ownership, has a lot of work to do before it can field an NBA teamThis is not a Ball Don’t Lie endorsement of the Sacramento Kings’ move to Seattle, an idea that we’re all sick of even though it’s clear a properly run NBA team should be thriving in Seattle. The Maloof brothers deserve severe condemnation for theUpvote Share Tweet
Handing out awards at NBA's midway pointWith the 2012-13 season at the halfway mark, SI.com's NBA writers make their picks for the league's top performers. The MVP and Coach of the Year races have produced the most disagreement at the top, while clear favorites have emerged for Rookie of the …Upvote Share Tweet
Avery Bradley brightens Boston with bodacious block, Paul Pierce laments lack of ‘mental toughness’ (VIDEO)The Boston Celtics won six of seven games after guard Avery Bradley returned to the lineup on Jan. 2, igniting hopes that the all-around demon would create the sort of spark that teams featuring a series of go-to players in their 30s (and one that acts …Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Jordan and Justin Bieber are totally besties nowTwo titans of basketball and popular culture finally crossed paths in Charlotte on Tuesday night, as 2011 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP Justin Bieber, in town for the Charlotte stop on his "Believe" tour at Time Warner Cable Arena, met "…Upvote Share TweetThings seemed to be going well for the Los Angeles Clippers in the early going of their Tuesday night matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. I mean, not perfectly - All-World point guard and leader Chris Paul wasn't in the lineup, which, even if you loUpvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jan 23, 2013With first place in the West on the line, the Staples Center was as raucous as its been for a non-Lakers game in many, many, many years. (Many.) Caron Butler did his part, nearly forcing a turnover from Kevin Durant in the corner, and then sneaking in b…Upvote Share TweetAfter 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Too Good To Believe: The NBA-best Thunder continue to get better despi…The NBA-best Thunder continue to get better despite trading away James Harden this offseason. A 109-97 win over the Clippers on Tuesday was the latest proof, says Lee Jenkins.Upvote Share Tweet
We Went There: Thunder-Clippersgrantland.com Updated Jan 23, 2013Kevin Durant is now method branding. You may be familiar with this new "KD IS NOT NICE," or ("#KDISNOTNICE" for my Twitterati) Nike campaign. I can't ...Upvote Share Tweet
Grizzlies Hand Lakers Fourth Straight DefeatJan 23Lakers lose Dwight Howard to injury.
Nuggets Roll RocketsJan 23Ty Lawson leads Nuggets past Rockets.
Heat Need OT To Put Away RaptorsJan 23LeBron James posts a triple-double in Heat's 123-116 OT win over Raptors.
Bulls Come Back To Top PistonsJan 23Bulls hold off Pistons, 85-82.
Lee Jenkins: Despite offseason loss, Thunder continue to growJan 23LOS ANGELES -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have always challenged conventional wisdom -- they play in one of the smallest markets in professional sports, in a region consumed by college football, and implausibly built the best home-court advantage in the …