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Grizzlies go up 30 in 2nd half to thump NetsMarc 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.Share Tweet
This Fan Getting Hugtackled By LeBron James After Hitting A Half-Court Hook Shot Is The Greatest Thing EverDuring 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…Share TweetJohn 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.Share Tweet
Wade scores 29 as Heat win fourth game in rowDwyane 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.Share TweetKyrie 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 nightShare TweetBillionaire Ron Burkle has taken his interest in the Sacramento Kings all the way to the top.Share TweetTony Parker missed about a quarter of Friday's game against Dallas after taking three stitches for a cut above the left eye.Share TweetGolden 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.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring the faces of Brook Lopez, who should’ve been an All-StarA 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…Share TweetEvery 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 …Share TweetMinnesota 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.Share Tweet
Howard wants negativity around Lakers to stopAre the gray skies hovering over the Lakers' 17-25 season going to clear up? Dwight Howard still thinks so.Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: The thrill of victory and the agony of defeatJ.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…Share Tweet
The struggling Atlanta Hawks continue to wait for a hammer that may never fallLast 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 playersShare Tweet
The Knicks, the Lakers and Lin: Answers to Readers' Questionsnytimes.com Jan 25, 2013Howard Beck, the N.B.A. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Share Tweet
Greivis Vasquez Is Pushing New Orleans Into A New Eradimemag.com Jan 25, 2013It’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 NBAShare Tweet
Kenneth Faried and his mothers speak in support of civil union, LGBT equality (VIDEO)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…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 25, 2013Report: Rift with D'Antoni could force a Howard tradeShare Tweet
Spencer Hawes rode his Segway around Philadelphia 76ers’ practice (PHOTO)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…Share Tweet
Texas Legends of D-League acquire guard WestGuard 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.Share Tweet
Bulls' Deng (hamstring) to sit out vs. WarriorsChicago 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.Share Tweet
Inside The NBA Got A Little Gay-Baity Last Nightdeadspin.com Jan 25, 2013During 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…Share Tweet
Jamal Crawford’s teammates give him crossover-based nicknames, and so should weAs 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 …Share TweetOn 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…Share TweetWe 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 enShare Tweet
J.J. Redick thinks ‘the basketball gods are against’ the Magic, who have lost 15 of 17With 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…Share Tweet
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade compete in efficiency stats, take a sly dig at Kobe BryantProfessional 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…Share TweetThe 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 …Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony Walks Out Of Boston A Winner; DeMar DeRozan Has A Dagger Up His Sleevedimemag.com Jan 25, 2013Celtics 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 weShare Tweet
NY Knicks show that they are tough enough to go into hostile Boston enviornment and win a gamenydailynews.com Jan 25, 2013This 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 teaShare Tweet
NY Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony lets his play speak for itself in win over Kevin Garnett and Boston Celticsnydailynews.com Jan 25, 2013The 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 buShare TweetGoran 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.Share Tweet
Trouble In Beantown: For the first time since 2006, the Celtics lost a…CNNSI.com Jan 25, 2013For 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.Share TweetTim 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.Share Tweet
NBA encourages healthy lives during 'FIT' weekThe NBA is encouraging fans to live healthy, active lives during its annual "NBA FIT live healthy week."Share Tweet
The Surprising Offensive Success of Andre Drummond and the Pistons' BenchWatching 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...Share Tweet
About Last Night: A Golden State of MindIn 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...Share Tweet
We Went There: Knicks-Celtics Bring the Rumors and Melodrama at North StationJust 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...Share Tweet
Spurs Roll Without DuncanJan 25Tony Parker scores 23 points in Tim Ducan's absence to lead Spurs to 113-107 win over Mavericks.
Bulls Roll Warriors, 103-87Jan 25Bulls win big over Warriors in Chicago.
Fan Hits $75,000 Shot, Gets Tackled By LeBronJan 25LeBron James excitedly tackles a Heat fan after watching him hit a half-court hook shot to win $75,000.
Wizards Win 10th Game Of The SeasonJan 25Wizards top short-handed Wolves, 114-101.