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Melo-led Knicks get best of Garnett, Celtics

Melo-led Knicks get best of Garnett, Celtics

ESPN.com yahoo.com nydailynews.com Updated Jan 24, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and won his rematch with Kevin Garnett as the New York Knicks ended an 11-game losing streak in Boston with an 89-86 victory over the Celtics on Thursday night.
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  • Cavs' Kyrie Irving snags first All-Star nod

    Cavs' Kyrie Irving snags first All-Star nod

    nba.com Jan 24, 2013
    Still not old enough to legally toast any of his accomplishments, Kyrie Irving joined one of the NBA's most elite groups.
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  • Clippers' Paul out again with bruised kneecap

    Clippers' Paul out again with bruised kneecap

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will sit out Thursday night's games against the Phoenix Suns with a bruised right kneecap.
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  • Knicks' Felton cleared for full contact in practice

    Knicks' Felton cleared for full contact in practice

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Raymond Felton of the New York Knicks has been cleared to take full contact in practice on Friday, a significant hurdle in his attempt to return from a fractured right pinky.
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  • Raptors sink Magic on DeRozan's buzzer-beater

    Raptors sink Magic on DeRozan's buzzer-beater

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    DeMar DeRozan swished a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer as the Toronto Raptors fought off a late-game charge by the Orlando Magic to earn a 97-95 victory on Thursday night.
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  • Grizzlies deal with early season success

    Grizzlies deal with early season success

    nba.com nytimes.com Jan 24, 2013
    The Memphis Grizzlies are busy learning how to deal with success.
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  • The 2013 NBA All-Star Game Reserves Announced

    The 2013 NBA All-Star Game Reserves Announced

    The results are in for the reserves for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston. In the Western Conference, coaches voted Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, Houston’s James Harden, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldrid
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  • Hornets announce name change to Pelicans

    Hornets announce name change to Pelicans

    Hornets owner Tom Benson is changing his team's nickname to the Pelicans and said the switch will create a bond with the city that could lead to a championship.
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  • All-Star Score: Knicks 2, Nets 0

    All-Star Score: Knicks 2, Nets 0

    nytimes.com Jan 24, 2013
    Tyson Chandler was chosen for the game as a reserve. Despite a .600 winning percentage, the Nets were conspicuous by their absence.
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  • Lakers' Howard (shoulder) cleared for return

    Lakers' Howard (shoulder) cleared for return

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Lakers center Dwight Howard, who aggravated his right shoulder injury, was examined Friday in Los Angeles by shoulder specialist Dr. James Tibone who confirmed there is no further damage, and that Howard has been cleared to continue to play.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Paul Pierce being, in some ways, …

    The 10-man rotation, starring Paul Pierce being, in some ways, magic

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 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 Classical. As a New York Knicks fa…
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  • Despite Rondo's triple-double, Celtics beaten by Knicks

    Despite Rondo's triple-double, Celtics beaten by Knicks

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    Despite Rondo's triple-double, Celtics beaten by Knicks
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  • C.J. Watson flops, gives J.J. Barea “a dose of his own medicine…

    C.J. Watson flops, gives J.J. Barea “a dose of his own medicine” (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    The NBA's new flopping policies have worked pretty well (if only because we can now focus on agreed-upon offenders instead of freaking out over a vague threat to the league's integrity). Nevertheless, players still flop, and many of them see it as an oc…
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  • Rubio works through frustration in comeback

    Rubio works through frustration in comeback

    nba.com Jan 24, 2013
    Ricky Rubio swiped the pass in the open court and darted down the lane with Derrick Williams on his wing.
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  • Popovich, Duncan to miss game vs. Mavericks

    Popovich, Duncan to miss game vs. Mavericks

    nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and forward Tim Duncan will miss a second straight game after the ailing duo didn't make the trip for Friday night's game at Dallas.
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  • Indiana’s Other Secret Weapon Is Lance Stephenson

    Indiana’s Other Secret Weapon Is Lance Stephenson

    dimemag.com Jan 24, 2013
    Into the Indiana vacuum left by Danny Granger‘s knee injury has stepped Paul George, a player whose ascension and fit have been so fast and so seamless he’s drawn many an endorsement to be an All-Star reserve (Dime has, too). George can leave you with
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  • Section 15: A Brother and Sister Act

    Section 15: A Brother and Sister Act

    nytimes.com Jan 24, 2013
    An alley-oop dunk and a high school crush made a brother and sister from Long Island life-long Nets fans.
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  • Cavs assign new pick-up Selby to D-League

    Cavs assign new pick-up Selby to D-League

    nba.com Jan 24, 2013
    The Cavaliers have assigned newly acquired guard Josh Selby to their Canton affiliate in the NBA Development League.
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  • Jerry Stackhouse totally pwns Nets fans/haterz on Twitter

    Jerry Stackhouse totally pwns Nets fans/haterz on Twitter

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    Just about everything's been going the Brooklyn Nets' way of late - they've won nine of their last 10, they're 12-2 since firing Avery Johnson, they've made multiple improvements on both sides of the ball under P.J. Carlesimo and they've drawn to within
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  • Dan Majerle and Elston Turner discuss leaving the Phoenix Suns,…

    Dan Majerle and Elston Turner discuss leaving the Phoenix Suns, being passed over as head coach

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    When Alvin Gentry and the Phoenix Suns decided that they’d had enough of each other last week, all signs pointed to either venerated longtime assistant coach Elston Turner or longtime Phoenix Suns legend and assistant coach Dan Majerle taking the job. C
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  • Delonte West might go to the D-League to get back to the NBA

    Delonte West might go to the D-League to get back to the NBA

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    Coming into this season, Delonte West was expected to play a major role in a rebuilt Dallas Mavericks backcourt that featured new starters at both guard positions. Things went sour just before the start of the campaign, though, with Mavericks coach Rick…
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  • Flipping The Script: The Lakers were supposed to be the toast o…

    Flipping The Script: The Lakers were supposed to be the toast of Los A…

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    The Lakers were supposed to be the toast of Los Angeles. But at the midpoint of the season, it's the rival Clippers at the head of the class, says Ben Golliver, who grades every team.
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  • Stephen Curry Brings Back the Antoine Walker Shimmy (Video)

    Stephen Curry Brings Back the Antoine Walker Shimmy (Video)

    dimemag.com Jan 24, 2013
    Stephen Curry had it going on against the Oklahoma City Thunder last night. Actually, Steph’s had it going on all season long [Here's why he deserves to be an NBA All-Star]. Last night against the Thunder though, he was special, racking up 31 points, se
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  • Melo appeals to recover lost wages

    Melo appeals to recover lost wages

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has filed an appeal with the players' association to try to recoup lost wages from his one-game suspension for confronting Boston's Kevin Garnett.
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  • A History Lesson For Sacramento: How Kansas City Lost The Kings

    A History Lesson For Sacramento: How Kansas City Lost The Kings

    deadspin.com Jan 24, 2013
    The owners insisted they had no plans to move the team. That's what the Maloofs swore, raising their right hand as their left hand worked deals with buyers first from Anaheim, then Virginia Beach, then Seattle. And that's what the owners of the Kansas C…
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  • Dwyane Wade gets fouled, takes courtside seat during Heat OT wi…

    Dwyane Wade gets fouled, takes courtside seat during Heat OT win over Raptors (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    As if the simple action of playing basketball at the speed of the NBA game wasn't exhausting enough, sometimes you have to play 20 second-half minutes at a super-high level to erase a seven-point halftime deficit, and then play another five minutes of e…
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  • Joakim Noah’s diving save, Marco Belinelli’s layup cap Bulls’ 1…

    Joakim Noah’s diving save, Marco Belinelli’s layup cap Bulls’ 17-point comeback to beat Pistons (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    On Jan. 15, 2008, Joakim Noah probably didn’t want to secure Ben Wallace’s comeuppance. As a rookie, he probably didn’t even want to secure Ben Wallace’s job, or get then-Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylan fired from his gig. What he wanted was for hi
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  • JaVale McGee Throws Himself An Alley-Oop, Dons A Celebratory Fi…

    JaVale McGee Throws Himself An Alley-Oop, Dons A Celebratory Fingerstache

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    JaVale McGee continues to be a delight. A normal basketball player, after fooling Omer Asik with a savvy pump fake, would have finished this play with a simple step-through move and a gentle layup. But JaVale McGee is not a normal basketball player, and…
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  • Lakers Rumors: Players “Go At Each Other” In Team Meeting

    Lakers Rumors: Players “Go At Each Other” In Team Meeting

    dimemag.com Jan 24, 2013
    A super-entertaining article posted on the L.A. Times web site last night by writer Mike Bresnahan describes a Lakers team meeting held before yesterday’s shootaround in Memphis, where the “guys went at each other a little bit.” The picture he paint
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  • Curry's 31 points help Warriors edge Thunder

    Curry's 31 points help Warriors edge Thunder

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Stephen Curry had 31 points and seven assists, David Lee finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors outlasted theOklahoma City Thunder 104-99 on Wednesday night.
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  • LeBron Unleashes the Beast on the Raptors; The Lakers Lose Dwig…

    LeBron Unleashes the Beast on the Raptors; The Lakers Lose Dwight Howard

    dimemag.com Jan 24, 2013
    You know you have a good team when you can withstand five three-pointers from Jose Calderon, 36 combined points off the bench from a journeyman (Alan Anderson) and a rookie (Terrence Ross), and a turnover and missed shot from LeBron in the final minute.…
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  • Bucks extend contract of GM Hammond into '16

    Bucks extend contract of GM Hammond into '16

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 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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  • NBA Shootaround: I LIKE MY MEATBALLS SPICY

    NBA Shootaround: I LIKE MY MEATBALLS SPICY

    grantland.com Jan 24, 2013
    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from...
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  • Q&A: Arron Afflalo on Kendrick Lamar, His Compton Roots, an…

    Q&A: Arron Afflalo on Kendrick Lamar, His Compton Roots, and the Magic's Surprising Season

    grantland.com Jan 24, 2013
    When Kendrick Lamar dropped Good Kid, m.A.A.d City on October 22, 2012, one song immediately jumped out at basketball fans, bloggers, and NBA players:...
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  • About Last Night: Heat Are Dino-Mite

    About Last Night: Heat Are Dino-Mite

    grantland.com Jan 24, 2013
    In case you were busy watching a yule log DVD in a misguided attempt to stay warm, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The Miami Heat sto...
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  • Video - NBA All-Star Reserves 00:31

    NBA All-Star Reserves

    Jan 24
    Spurs and Bulls get two All-Star reserves each.
  • Video - Dwight Howard Cleared To Play 04:23

    Dwight Howard Cleared To Play

    Jan 24
    Dwight Howard expected to play Friday night against the Jazz.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Melo-KG rematch relatively mellow

    Jan 24
    Carmelo Anthony faced Kevin Garnett and came out a winner, Brian Windhorst writes.
  • Ian Thomsen: Playoff-contending Blazers face tricky decision as trade dead…

    Jan 24
    The trade deadline sits like an inviting target four weeks away for the Trail Blazers, who have remained in playoff contention despite a recent six-game losing streak. Couldn't they make a deal to improve their unproductive bench and enhance their chanc…