This is the January 24, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
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.Share Tweet
Still not old enough to legally toast any of his accomplishments, Kyrie Irving joined one of the NBA's most elite groups.Share Tweet
Clippers' Paul out again with bruised kneecapLos Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will sit out Thursday night's games against the Phoenix Suns with a bruised right kneecap.Share TweetRaymond 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.Share TweetDeMar 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.Share TweetThe Memphis Grizzlies are busy learning how to deal with success.Share TweetThe 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 AldridShare TweetHornets 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.Share Tweetnytimes.com Jan 24, 2013Tyson Chandler was chosen for the game as a reserve. Despite a .600 winning percentage, the Nets were conspicuous by their absence.Share TweetLakers 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.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Paul Pierce being, in some ways, magicA 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…Share Tweet
Despite Rondo's triple-double, Celtics beaten by KnicksCNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013Despite Rondo's triple-double, Celtics beaten by KnicksShare Tweet
C.J. Watson flops, gives J.J. Barea “a dose of his own medicine” (VIDEO)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…Share TweetRicky Rubio swiped the pass in the open court and darted down the lane with Derrick Williams on his wing.Share TweetSpurs 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.Share Tweet
Indiana’s Other Secret Weapon Is Lance StephensonInto 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 withShare Tweet
Section 15: A Brother and Sister Actnytimes.com Jan 24, 2013An alley-oop dunk and a high school crush made a brother and sister from Long Island life-long Nets fans.Share Tweet
Cavs assign new pick-up Selby to D-LeagueThe Cavaliers have assigned newly acquired guard Josh Selby to their Canton affiliate in the NBA Development League.Share Tweet
Jerry Stackhouse totally pwns Nets fans/haterz on TwitterJust 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 withinShare TweetWhen 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. CShare Tweet
Delonte West might go to the D-League to get back to the NBAComing 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…Share Tweet
Flipping The Script: The Lakers were supposed to be the toast of Los A…CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013The 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.Share Tweet
Stephen Curry Brings Back the Antoine Walker Shimmy (Video)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, seShare TweetKnicks 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.Share Tweet
A History Lesson For Sacramento: How Kansas City Lost The Kingsdeadspin.com Jan 24, 2013The 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…Share Tweet
Dwyane Wade gets fouled, takes courtside seat during Heat OT win over Raptors (VIDEO)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…Share Tweet
Joakim Noah’s diving save, Marco Belinelli’s layup cap Bulls’ 17-point comeback to beat Pistons (VIDEO)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 hiShare TweetJaVale 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…Share Tweet
Lakers Rumors: Players “Go At Each Other” In Team MeetingA 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 paintShare TweetStephen 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.Share Tweet
LeBron Unleashes the Beast on the Raptors; The Lakers Lose Dwight HowardYou 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.…Share TweetWhen 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.Share Tweet
NBA Shootaround: I LIKE MY MEATBALLS SPICYSo 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...Share Tweet
Q&A: Arron Afflalo on Kendrick Lamar, His Compton Roots, and the Magic's Surprising SeasonWhen 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:...Share Tweet
About Last Night: Heat Are Dino-MiteIn 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...Share Tweet
NBA All-Star ReservesJan 24Spurs and Bulls get two All-Star reserves each.
Dwight Howard Cleared To PlayJan 24Dwight Howard expected to play Friday night against the Jazz.
Daily Dime: Melo-KG rematch relatively mellowJan 24Carmelo Anthony faced Kevin Garnett and came out a winner, Brian Windhorst writes.
Ian Thomsen: Playoff-contending Blazers face tricky decision as trade dead…Jan 24The 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…