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Bull Whipped: The Bulls routed the Warriors 103-87 to extend th…

Bull Whipped: The Bulls routed the Warriors 103-87 to extend th…

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 25, 2013
The Bulls routed the Warriors 103-87 to extend their winning streak. An anticipated matchup between two of the best rebounding teams never materialized, writes Ben Golliver.
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  • Grizzlies go up 30 in 2nd half to thump Nets

    Grizzlies go up 30 in 2nd half to thump Nets

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    Marc Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies built a 30-point lead in the second half en route to a 101-77 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
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  • This Fan Getting Hugtackled By LeBron James After Hitting A Hal…

    This Fan Getting Hugtackled By LeBron James After Hitting A Half-Court Hook Shot Is The Greatest Thing Ever

    During tonight's Pistons-Heat game, one lucky fan got the opportunity to shoot a half-court hook shot for $75,000. By some miracle, the shot went in, and nobody found themselves more excited about that fact than LeBron James, who rushed onto the court a…
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  • Wizards beat Timberwolves in Wall's first start

    Wizards beat Timberwolves in Wall's first start

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Jan 25, 2013
    John Wall had 14 points and five assists in his first start of the season, and the no-longer-last Washington Wizards finally hit double digits in wins Friday night with a 114-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • Wade scores 29 as Heat win fourth game in row

    Wade scores 29 as Heat win fourth game in row

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and sparked a pivotal run to help the Miami Heat earn their fourth victory in a row Friday by beating the Detroit Pistons 110-88.
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  • Irving scores 35, rallies Cavs past the Bucks

    Irving scores 35, rallies Cavs past the Bucks

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 25, 2013
    Kyrie Irving scored 35 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 20-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-108, on Friday night
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  • Billionaire Burkle meets with Stern about Kings

    Billionaire Burkle meets with Stern about Kings

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    Billionaire Ron Burkle has taken his interest in the Sacramento Kings all the way to the top.
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  • Spurs' Parker gets cut above eye vs. Mavs

    Spurs' Parker gets cut above eye vs. Mavs

    nba.com Jan 25, 2013
    Tony Parker missed about a quarter of Friday's game against Dallas after taking three stitches for a cut above the left eye.
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  • Warriors' Jackson frustrated over Curry's snub

    Warriors' Jackson frustrated over Curry's snub

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson still can't believe his guard, Stephen Curry, was left off the Western Conference All-Star team Thursday night.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the faces of Brook Lopez, who sho…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the faces of Brook Lopez, who should’ve been an All-Star

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 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 Brooklyn Game. I am on record as f…
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  • LeBron James wants to expand All-Star rosters, fails to acknowl…

    LeBron James wants to expand All-Star rosters, fails to acknowledge Brook Lopez

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    Every season, there are several All-Star snubs that stick in the collective craw of NBA fans. This year is no different, with Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez standing out as the most glaring omission. (Steph Curry was the biggest snub in the West, but …
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  • Timberwolves' Rubio apologizes for outburst

    Timberwolves' Rubio apologizes for outburst

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com nba.com Jan 25, 2013
    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio said Friday he has apologized to acting coach Terry Porter for an outburst over the team's loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
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  • Howard wants negativity around Lakers to stop

    Howard wants negativity around Lakers to stop

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    Are the gray skies hovering over the Lakers' 17-25 season going to clear up? Dwight Howard still thinks so.
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  • Create-a-Caption: The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat

    Create-a-Caption: The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    J.R. Smith is the first thing. Paul Pierce is the second. We are the beneficiaries. Let your minds run rampant, friends. Best caption wins free entry to a very great website. Good luck. In our last adventure, which came more than a week ago (so long bet…
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  • The struggling Atlanta Hawks continue to wait for a hammer that…

    The struggling Atlanta Hawks continue to wait for a hammer that may never fall

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    Last summer we rallied around Atlanta Hawk GM Danny Ferry’s cause, crediting the newly-named Atlanta personnel boss for not only clearing $80 million worth of payroll from his team’s roster, but retaining a solid enough core full of top level players
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  • The Knicks, the Lakers and Lin: Answers to Readers' Questions

    The Knicks, the Lakers and Lin: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Jan 25, 2013
    Howard Beck, the N.B.A. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Greivis Vasquez Is Pushing New Orleans Into A New Era

    Greivis Vasquez Is Pushing New Orleans Into A New Era

    dimemag.com Jan 25, 2013
    It’s not easy balancing humility and confidence. But New Orleans Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez is doing it. The former Maryland standout is having a breakout season in his third year in the NBA, averaging 14.3 points, 9.2 assists (third in the NBA
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  • Kenneth Faried and his mothers speak in support of civil union,…

    Kenneth Faried and his mothers speak in support of civil union, LGBT equality (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    Same-sex marriage is legal in nine of the 50 United States and recognized in two more; civil unions are legal in eight states. None of them is Colorado. The Centennial State does acknowledge domestic partnerships in a limited framework, but not the righ…
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  • Report: Rift with D'Antoni could force a Howard trade

    Report: Rift with D'Antoni could force a Howard trade

    CNNSI.com Jan 25, 2013
    Report: Rift with D'Antoni could force a Howard trade
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  • Spencer Hawes rode his Segway around Philadelphia 76ers’ practi…

    Spencer Hawes rode his Segway around Philadelphia 76ers’ practice (PHOTO)

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    Looking good, Spencer Hawes. It's nice to see that you're not bored with (what appears to have been one of) your Christmas gifts after a month of playing with it, although I'm not entirely sure the Philadelphia 76ers love the precedent you're setting of…
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  • Texas Legends of D-League acquire guard West

    Texas Legends of D-League acquire guard West

    nba.com Jan 25, 2013
    Guard Delonte West was acquired by the Texas Legends on Friday, setting him up in the NBA Development League three months after Dallas released him following a pair of suspensions.
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  • Bulls' Deng (hamstring) to sit out vs. Warriors

    Bulls' Deng (hamstring) to sit out vs. Warriors

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    Chicago Bulls All-Star forward Luol Deng won't play Friday against the Golden State Warriors because of a right hamstring injury that has kept him out of the past three games.
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  • Inside The NBA Got A Little Gay-Baity Last Night

    Inside The NBA Got A Little Gay-Baity Last Night

    deadspin.com Jan 25, 2013
    During halftime of last night's Clippers-Suns game, the Inside the NBA crew had some fun at the expense of Charles Barkley, who mentioned during the second quarter that he gets his eyebrows waxed. The segment began with a mocking Shaquille O'Neal gettin…
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  • Jamal Crawford’s teammates give him crossover-based nicknames, …

    Jamal Crawford’s teammates give him crossover-based nicknames, and so should we

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    As my colleague Eric Freeman noted Thursday night in discussing the announcement of the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star reserves, TNT analyst Charles Barkley argued hard for the inclusion of Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford on the West …
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  • Phoenix GM Lance Blanks defends the way he hired Lindsey Hunter…

    Phoenix GM Lance Blanks defends the way he hired Lindsey Hunter, his team’s ‘right guy’

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    On Thursday we discussed what could be characterized as an unseemly falling out between the Phoenix Suns front office, and their two former assistant coaches in Dan Majerle, and Elston Turner. Majerle had been with the team longer than Turner as an assi…
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  • Crazy Photo: Big Baby Gets in Aaron Gray’s Face

    Crazy Photo: Big Baby Gets in Aaron Gray’s Face

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    We came across this crazy photo of Big Baby Davis getting in Aaron gray’s face in last night’s Magic/Raptors game on Reddit’s NBA page and wanted to share. It’s still not as weird as this, but it’s plenty awkward. The incident happened at the en
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  • J.J. Redick thinks ‘the basketball gods are against’ the Magic,…

    J.J. Redick thinks ‘the basketball gods are against’ the Magic, who have lost 15 of 17

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    With a week to go before Christmas, the Orlando Magic were a giddy little bunch of overachievers. The crew was working with a 12-13 record, shoving stockings in the face of dummies like me that picked them to win 13 games all year. The unexpected record…
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  • LeBron James and Dwyane Wade compete in efficiency stats, take …

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade compete in efficiency stats, take a sly dig at Kobe Bryant

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    Professional basketball players are often competitive to pathological levels, and not just toward opponents. Teammates can challenge each other, too, even as they strive toward the same goal of winning a game, making the playoffs, and taking on all come…
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  • DeMar DeRozan gives the Raptors their first buzzer-beating win …

    DeMar DeRozan gives the Raptors their first buzzer-beating win in six years (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    The NBA features a lot of really close games, because even the worst teams are capable of competing on a nightly basis. It stands to reason, then, that there are also a lot of games that go down to the final possession. And while the percentage of made …
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  • Carmelo Anthony Walks Out Of Boston A Winner; DeMar DeRozan Has…

    Carmelo Anthony Walks Out Of Boston A Winner; DeMar DeRozan Has A Dagger Up His Sleeve

    dimemag.com Jan 25, 2013
    Celtics vs. Knicks felt like not just a big game, but a priority. This was appointment viewing after the trash-talk episode that landed the last Celtics-Knicks game on the front page of every sports page in the country. It’s the kind of episode that we
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  • NY Knicks show that they are tough enough to go into hostile Bo…

    NY Knicks show that they are tough enough to go into hostile Boston enviornment and win a game

    nydailynews.com Jan 25, 2013
    This wasn’t just a night to see how Carmelo Anthony would react to Kevin Garnett and whatever trash Garnett was going to send Melo’s way, as much as it was billed as the main event at the TD Garden. For Mike Woodson, this was a night to see if his tea
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  • NY Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony lets his play speak for itse…

    NY Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony lets his play speak for itself in win over Kevin Garnett and Boston Celtics

    nydailynews.com Jan 25, 2013
    The last time the Knicks played the Celtics, Carmelo Anthony went looking for Kevin Garnett at the Celtics’ bus after the game. This time, in Boston, Anthony just helped win the game for the Knicks. Went to his own bus with a “W,” went to his own bu
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  • Suns hang on to defeat Paul-less Clippers

    Suns hang on to defeat Paul-less Clippers

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    Goran Dragic scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half and the Phoenix Suns held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 93-88 on Thursday night, improving to 2-0 under interim coach Lindsey Hunter.
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  • Trouble In Beantown: For the first time since 2006, the Celtics…

    Trouble In Beantown: For the first time since 2006, the Celtics lost a…

    CNNSI.com Jan 25, 2013
    For the first time since 2006, the Celtics lost at home to the Knicks 89-86. With a five-game skid and a tough stretch ahead, Boston can't keep underachieving, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • New, familiar faces highlight All-Star reserves

    New, familiar faces highlight All-Star reserves

    nba.com Jan 25, 2013
    Tim Duncan was selected to his 14th All-Star game, Spurs teammate Tony Parker is joining him, and the Chicago Bulls also had two reserves chosen Thursday for next month's game in Houston.
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  • NBA encourages healthy lives during 'FIT' week

    NBA encourages healthy lives during 'FIT' week

    nba.com Jan 25, 2013
    The NBA is encouraging fans to live healthy, active lives during its annual "NBA FIT live healthy week."
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  • The Surprising Offensive Success of Andre Drummond and the Pist…

    The Surprising Offensive Success of Andre Drummond and the Pistons' Bench

    grantland.com Jan 25, 2013
    Watching the Detroit Pistons try to score last season had a lot in common with being forced to watch a Whitney marathon. It was long, mildly offensive...
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  • About Last Night: A Golden State of Mind

    About Last Night: A Golden State of Mind

    grantland.com Jan 25, 2013
    In case you were busy canceling your North Korean summer vacation plans, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The 2013 NBA All-Star reserve...
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  • We Went There: Knicks-Celtics Bring the Rumors and Melodrama at…

    We Went There: Knicks-Celtics Bring the Rumors and Melodrama at North Station

    grantland.com Jan 25, 2013
    Just four days after their red, white, and blue football team was squeezed out of the NFL playoffs, Boston's sports fans rose from the ashes and reass...
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  • Video - Spurs Roll Without Duncan 01:02

    Spurs Roll Without Duncan

    Jan 25
    Tony Parker scores 23 points in Tim Ducan's absence to lead Spurs to 113-107 win over Mavericks.
  • Video - Bulls Roll Warriors, 103-87 00:55

    Bulls Roll Warriors, 103-87

    Jan 25
    Bulls win big over Warriors in Chicago.
  • Video - Fan Hits $75,000 Shot, Gets Tackled By LeBron 00:31

    Fan Hits $75,000 Shot, Gets Tackled By LeBron

    Jan 25
    LeBron James excitedly tackles a Heat fan after watching him hit a half-court hook shot to win $75,000.
  • Video - Wizards Win 10th Game Of The Season 00:54

    Wizards Win 10th Game Of The Season

    Jan 25
    Wizards top short-handed Wolves, 114-101.

Sports Columnists

  • ABC Sunday Dime

    Jan 25
    ABC Sunday Dime
  • Ian Thomsen: Things not getting any easier for Celtics after home loss to …

    Jan 25
    The Celtics are one of the NBA's few underachieving teams without a built-in excuse. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, all 35 or older, have yet to miss a game. The same goes for everyone in their nine-man rotation but Rajon Rondo and Avery Br…
  • The Sports Guy on Knicks-Celtics

    Jan 25
    Taking in Knicks-Celtics with a few words and a bunch of pictures.