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Clamping Down: The Nuggets' 105-95 win over the Rockets was a c…

Clamping Down: The Nuggets' 105-95 win over the Rockets was a cl…

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 23, 2013
The Nuggets' 105-95 win over the Rockets was a clinic in taking advantage of turnovers, writes Rob Mahoney, who breaks down Wilson Chandler's effect and more from the victory.
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  • Spurs outlast Hornets as Duncan, coach sit out

    Spurs outlast Hornets as Duncan, coach sit out

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 23, 2013
    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.
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  • Robinson sparks Bulls' 4th-quarter comeback

    Robinson sparks Bulls' 4th-quarter comeback

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Nate 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.
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  • Win against Boston Celtics at TD Garden would speak volumes for…

    Win against Boston Celtics at TD Garden would speak volumes for NY Knicks, Carmelo Anthony

    nydailynews.com ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Carmelo 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 hang
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  • Heat rally from 15 down to win in OT

    Heat rally from 15 down to win in OT

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Dwyane 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.
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  • Nets' Lopez continues push for All-Star team

    Nets' Lopez continues push for All-Star team

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jan 23, 2013
    Brook 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.
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  • Howard aggravates right shoulder vs. Grizzlies

    Howard aggravates right shoulder vs. Grizzlies

    Dwight 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.
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  • Lakers hold team meeting to air grievances

    Lakers hold team meeting to air grievances

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    In 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.
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  • Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Suns go hard at Starbucks

    Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Suns go hard at Starbucks

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    At 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…
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  • Detroit Pistons rookie Kim English gets his draft night handsha…

    Detroit Pistons rookie Kim English gets his draft night handshake, seven months later

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    Every 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 …
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  • Houston Falling: The Rockets' struggles continue. The Nuggets t…

    Houston Falling: The Rockets' struggles continue. The Nuggets took…

    CNNSI.com Jan 23, 2013
    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.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Kyrie Irving, Kyrie Irving, Kyrie…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Kyrie Irving, Kyrie Irving, Kyrie Irving (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Jan 23, 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: The NBA's YouTube channel. Forty point…
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  • Report: Hornets plan to become Pelicans

    Report: Hornets plan to become Pelicans

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    The New Orleans Hornets are moving ahead with plans to change their name to the Pelicans next season, people familiar with the decision said.
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  • Lakers' Hill undergoes surgery on ailing left hip

    Lakers' Hill undergoes surgery on ailing left hip

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Los 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.
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  • Royce White says he’s near deal to return to Rockets: ‘Any hour…

    Royce White says he’s near deal to return to Rockets: ‘Any hour now, this whole thing’ll be over’

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    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 …
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  • NBA champion Heat will visit Obama on Monday

    NBA champion Heat will visit Obama on Monday

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 23, 2013
    The White House says the Miami Heat will get personal congratulations from the basketball-fan-in-chief on their NBA championship.
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  • Prigioni Can't Practice; Felton Can Have 'Light Contact'

    Prigioni Can't Practice; Felton Can Have 'Light Contact'

    nytimes.com Jan 23, 2013
    Pablo Prigioni, the Knicks' backup point guard, did not practice for a second consecutive day because of a bruised left big toe.
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  • Bucks GM Hammond gets contract extension

    Bucks GM Hammond gets contract extension

    nba.com Jan 23, 2013
    When 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.
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  • Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 8

    Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 8

    dimemag.com Jan 23, 2013
    Each 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 and
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  • In the wake of the lockout, Forbes reports that the value of NB…

    In the wake of the lockout, Forbes reports that the value of NBA teams has gone up 30 percent

    yahoo.com ESPN.com nba.com Jan 23, 2013
    The 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…
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  • George Karl on JaVale McGee: ‘Lazy and crazy isn’t going to mak…

    George Karl on JaVale McGee: ‘Lazy and crazy isn’t going to make it work’

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    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…
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  • Watch Glen Davis Interrogate A Frightened Rookie About A Peanut…

    Watch Glen Davis Interrogate A Frightened Rookie About A Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    NBA 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…
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers bust out ‘Manti Te’o Kiss Cam’ during win o…

    Cleveland Cavaliers bust out ‘Manti Te’o Kiss Cam’ during win over Celtics

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Griz add swingman Johnson with 10-day deal

    Griz add swingman Johnson with 10-day deal

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 23, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Seattle’s Key Arena, much less potential ownership, has a lot o…

    Seattle’s Key Arena, much less potential ownership, has a lot of work to do before it can field an NBA team

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    This 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 the
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  • Handing out awards at NBA's midway point

    Handing out awards at NBA's midway point

    CNNSI.com Jan 23, 2013
    With 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 …
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  • Avery Bradley brightens Boston with bodacious block, Paul Pierc…

    Avery Bradley brightens Boston with bodacious block, Paul Pierce laments lack of ‘mental toughness’ (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    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 …
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  • Michael Jordan and Justin Bieber are totally besties now

    Michael Jordan and Justin Bieber are totally besties now

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    Two 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 "…
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  • Kevin Durant crosses then crushes Clippers to cap Thunder cruis…

    Kevin Durant crosses then crushes Clippers to cap Thunder cruise in L.A. (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Things 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 lo
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  • Caron Butler's Block Takes Out Unsuspecting Ref

    Caron Butler's Block Takes Out Unsuspecting Ref

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    With 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…
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  • Assistant Majerle exits Suns amid coach change

    Assistant Majerle exits Suns amid coach change

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 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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  • Too Good To Believe: The NBA-best Thunder continue to get bette…

    Too Good To Believe: The NBA-best Thunder continue to get better despi…

    CNNSI.com Jan 23, 2013
    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.
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  • We Went There: Thunder-Clippers

    We Went There: Thunder-Clippers

    grantland.com Jan 23, 2013
    Kevin 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 ...
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  • Video - Grizzlies Hand Lakers Fourth Straight Defeat 01:20

    Grizzlies Hand Lakers Fourth Straight Defeat

    Jan 23
    Lakers lose Dwight Howard to injury.
  • Video - Nuggets Roll Rockets 00:53

    Nuggets Roll Rockets

    Jan 23
    Ty Lawson leads Nuggets past Rockets.
  • Video - Heat Need OT To Put Away Raptors 00:57

    Heat Need OT To Put Away Raptors

    Jan 23
    LeBron James posts a triple-double in Heat's 123-116 OT win over Raptors.
  • Video - Bulls Come Back To Top Pistons 01:10

    Bulls Come Back To Top Pistons

    Jan 23
    Bulls hold off Pistons, 85-82.

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  • Lee Jenkins: Despite offseason loss, Thunder continue to grow

    Jan 23
    LOS 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 …