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Jennings explodes in second half, propels Bucks

Jennings explodes in second half, propels Bucks

ESPN.com Updated Jan 29, 2013
Brandon Jennings scored 20 of his 30 points in the third quarter, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 117-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
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  • Mavs' Kaman misses game with concussion

    Mavs' Kaman misses game with concussion

    nba.com Jan 29, 2013
    Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman did not play against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night because of a concussion.
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  • Report: Cavaliers interested in Oden

    Report: Cavaliers interested in Oden

    nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 29, 2013
    Greg Oden's next comeback could be with the Cavaliers.
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  • Warriors top Cavs behind Thompson's 32 points

    Warriors top Cavs behind Thompson's 32 points

    ESPN.com Jan 29, 2013
    Klay Thompson scored a career-high 32 points and the short-handed Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-95 on Tuesday night.
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  • Wolves' Adelman says wife dealing with seizures

    Wolves' Adelman says wife dealing with seizures

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Jan 29, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has been trying to keep a lid on his wife's health issues that caused him to be away from the team for three weeks, preferring to deal with the situation privately while keeping his eye on th…
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  • Nets' King, Prokhorov to discuss Carlesimo

    Nets' King, Prokhorov to discuss Carlesimo

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 29, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King will meet with ownership on Wednesday and Friday to discuss interim coach P.J. Carlesimo and the job he's done so far, among other things, King said during a Monday interview with NBA.com.
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  • ‘Wheel of Fortune’ will host the NBA next week

    ‘Wheel of Fortune’ will host the NBA next week

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    On Sunday, the NFL will stage the final game of its season. While the Super Bowl typically serves to communicate football's dominion over the sports landscape, it also ushers in a few months in which the NBA is the undisputed king of the athletic world.…
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  • Section 15: Family Fun

    Section 15: Family Fun

    nytimes.com Jan 29, 2013
    A Nets game is a night out for the Pritchards of Bedford-Stuyvesant: Steve, Nicole and their toddler, Ivy.
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  • Warriors down three starters versus Cavaliers

    Warriors down three starters versus Cavaliers

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 29, 2013
    The Golden State Warriors are without three starters for their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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  • Cavs' Irving to play after missing shootaround

    Cavs' Irving to play after missing shootaround

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 29, 2013
    Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is playing against Golden State despite missing the morning shootaround because he was sick.
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  • Hunter fires his relatives from NBA players union

    Hunter fires his relatives from NBA players union

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 29, 2013
    Executive director Billy Hunter has fired his daughter and daughter-in-law from the NBA players' association, less than two weeks after a review criticized his hiring practices.
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  • Stars In The Making?

    Stars In The Making?

    CNNSI.com Jan 29, 2013
    Kyrie Irving is the headliner of the 2011 NBA draft class. That doesn't mean he's the only future All-Star in that crop. Ben Golliver sizes up others who could be primed to break out.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Tim Duncan’s sexy, sexy outlet pa…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Tim Duncan’s sexy, sexy outlet passes

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 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: 48 Minutes of Hell. Outlet passes matt…
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  • Chris Bosh Continues To Be An Excellent Photobomber (White Hous…

    Chris Bosh Continues To Be An Excellent Photobomber (White House Edition)

    deadspin.com Jan 29, 2013
    On Monday, the Miami Heat visited the White House in order to be congratulated by Barack Obama for winning the 2012 NBA championship. The visit was a worthy endeavor if only because it led to the creation of the photograph above. More »
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  • Watch Hakeem Olajuwon’s one-on-one workout with LeBron James fr…

    Watch Hakeem Olajuwon’s one-on-one workout with LeBron James from 2011 (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    When the Miami Heat won the NBA championship in June of 2012, they did so mainly on the strength of LeBron James’ emerging interior game. LeBron wasn’t endlessly tossing down jump hook after jump hook in that championship round, and to his credit his
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  • Allen Iverson Declines A D-League Offer, Making His Next Step U…

    Allen Iverson Declines A D-League Offer, Making His Next Step Uncertain

    Allen Iverson still wants into the NBA, but he won’t be making it via the NBA Developmental League’s Texas Legends. Iverson turned down the offer by Mavericks executive Donnie Nelson today to play for Legends head coach and former NBA journeyman Eduar
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  • Mario Chalmers still thinks he’s a top-10 NBA point guard, whic…

    Mario Chalmers still thinks he’s a top-10 NBA point guard, which is both crazy and fine

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    Back in August, fresh off his team's five-game NBA title win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat triggerman Mario Chalmers said he belongs "in the front end of the top 10" among NBA point guards. Clearly, the past five months have seen …
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  • Carlos Boozer Dunks All Over Bismack Biyombo & Drops Him To…

    Carlos Boozer Dunks All Over Bismack Biyombo & Drops Him To The Floor

    dimemag.com Jan 29, 2013
    We mentioned this move in Smack, and as great as this finish was — one-handed, with the left, right over the top of Bismack Biyombo — Stacey King‘s call still beats it. King is always in rare form, and just minutes after this play, started lobbying
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  • A newspaper reader writes a letter to the editor complaining ab…

    A newspaper reader writes a letter to the editor complaining about ‘no photographs of Ricky Rubio’

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    On Saturday night, Minnesota Timberwolves second year guard Ricky Rubio played what was easily his best game of the 2012-13 season. The point man made four of nine shots, a modest mark that still lifted his shooting percentage on the year from 23 percen…
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  • Rivers says roles won't change without Rondo

    Rivers says roles won't change without Rondo

    Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce showed up for his pre-practice meeting with reporters carrying a basketball, which he bounced from time to time while answering questions.
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  • You Can Now Purchase Classic NBA Games On iTunes

    You Can Now Purchase Classic NBA Games On iTunes

    deadspin.com Jan 29, 2013
    Well, this is pretty goddamn cool. The NBA has made ten classic games available for purchase on iTunes. You can now download and watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's first game, Game 7 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals, and Game 1 of the 1997 finals as many …
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  • Kyle O’Quinn rocks Andray Blatche in the face with a basketball…

    Kyle O’Quinn rocks Andray Blatche in the face with a basketball in sideline save attempt (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    "Thanks, Orlando Magic rookie Kyle O'Quinn." - every Washington Wizards fan, probably, with pretty good reason. "Thanks, Orlando Magic rookie Kyle O'Quinn." - Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, probably, with pretty good reason. "Thanks, Orlando
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  • Robert Parish is ‘restless’ and wants an NBA coaching job, but …

    Robert Parish is ‘restless’ and wants an NBA coaching job, but may be going about it the wrong way

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    Robert Parish would like a job. The Basketball Hall of Famer and four-time NBA champion hasn’t been associated with the NBA since his final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1996-97, and he cannot understand why he’s been passed over for so many potent
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  • Utah fans cheer as Rockets take 50-point 4th-quarter lead in ro…

    Utah fans cheer as Rockets take 50-point 4th-quarter lead in rout of Jazz (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    There weren't very many reasons for Utah Jazz fans to cheer on Monday. Their team started the game by allowing the Houston Rockets to hit seven of their first 10 shots, then gave up 17-4 and 8-0 runs to fall behind by 20 in a second quarter that ended w…
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  • Glen Davis Loudly And Clearly Tells The Ball To "Get The F…

    Glen Davis Loudly And Clearly Tells The Ball To "Get The Fuck In There"

    deadspin.com Jan 29, 2013
    This-and not Carmelo Anthony's spy/Slayer roadie-is the reason parabolic microphones were invented. And the ball listened-it knows what's good for it. More »
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  • What The Lakers Must Do To Make The NBA Playoffs

    What The Lakers Must Do To Make The NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Jan 29, 2013
    In a world where everything is instant, overreaction is expected. Today’s world has no gray area, only black and white. Seeing things differently and reading between the lines is too much work. That’s where your 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers stand right
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  • Harrison Barnes Crushes A Nasty Slam On Aaron Gray’s Head

    Harrison Barnes Crushes A Nasty Slam On Aaron Gray’s Head

    dimemag.com Jan 29, 2013
    We joked in Smack that Harrison Barnes should be given his own dunk contest during All-Star Weekend. He’s already had about three facials this season that had us spitting out our drinks, and while this one probably isn’t as nasty as his crowning on Ni
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  • James Harden’s Monster Dunk On The Utah Jazz

    James Harden’s Monster Dunk On The Utah Jazz

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Jan 29, 2013
    Utah got eviscerated so badly by the Rockets last night that Jazz fans were booing in the second quarter. James Harden was a big part of that, scoring 25 and delivering one of the nastiest dunks we’ve ever seen from him. This was one of those slams wher
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  • Mark Jackson rightfully sits an injured Stephen Curry, says he …

    Mark Jackson rightfully sits an injured Stephen Curry, says he has ‘more interest in his future and our future’

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    Several times during his rookie season, we ripped Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson not so much for his choices with the Xs and Os, but for acting a bit of a blowhard in ways that reminded of his annoying turn as ABC/ESPN analyst. And though he’s
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  • You Better Believe It

    You Better Believe It

    CNNSI.com Jan 29, 2013
    Is Chris Bosh headed to the Hall? Count on it. Carmelo Anthony? Not yet. Ian Thomsen examines the 18 active players most likely to make the Hall -- and the five still on the bubble.
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  • Isaiah Thomas hits last-second runner to lift Kings over Wizard…

    Isaiah Thomas hits last-second runner to lift Kings over Wizards (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    It's no small secret that the Sacramento Kings are in a volatile period right now. As current owners Joe and Gavin Maloof wait for approval on their sale to a wealthy Seattle-based group and Sacto mayor Kevin Johnson spearheads an attempt to keep the fr…
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  • Metta World Peace is working on a prank TV show

    Metta World Peace is working on a prank TV show

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    Against all odds, Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has turned into one of the more fun-loving players in the NBA, albeit not without his share of controversy. MWP, like many people in LA, also happens to associate fun with being on TV, and i…
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  • Iguodala's last-second free throw lifts Nuggets

    Iguodala's last-second free throw lifts Nuggets

    ESPN.com Jan 29, 2013
    Andre Iguodala made a free throw with 0.4 seconds remaining after forcing a turnover to deny a last-second shot by Indiana, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 102-101 Monday night.
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  • Brooklyn Nets beat up on Orlando Magic but the going gets tough…

    Brooklyn Nets beat up on Orlando Magic but the going gets tougher with the Miami Heat heading to town

    nydailynews.com Jan 29, 2013
    The Nets really didn’t learn anything new about themselves when they swatted away yet another Eastern Conference patsy in the form of the Magic.
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  • Butler's big night lifts Bulls as Deng returns

    Butler's big night lifts Bulls as Deng returns

    ESPN.com Jan 29, 2013
    Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 on Monday night.
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  • What Could Be: Philadelphia's 103-100 loss to Memphis was tough…

    What Could Be: Philadelphia's 103-100 loss to Memphis was tough.…

    CNNSI.com Jan 29, 2013
    Philadelphia's 103-100 loss to Memphis was tough. So is trying to salvage a once-promising season not knowing when, or if, Andrew Bynum will return, writes Chris Mannix.
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  • CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Far

    CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Far

    grantland.com Jan 29, 2013
    As spatial analytics slowly creeps its way into the NBA, we're beginning to evaluate performances and tendencies in new ways. Perhaps the most basic i...
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  • Video - Shorthanded Warriors Top Cavs 00:59

    Shorthanded Warriors Top Cavs

    Jan 29
    Klay Thompson leads Warriors with 32 points.
  • Video - Boston Hot Button: Celts need to add a veteran ball handler? 01:20

    Boston Hot Button: Celts need to add a veteran ball handler?

    Jan 29
    With the loss of Rajon Rondo for the season, Chris Forsberg answers the burning question: Do the Celtics need to add a veteran ball handler after the loss of Rajon Rondo?
  • Video - For Love Of The Game 07:21

    For Love Of The Game

    Jan 29
    Basketball runs deep for provocative restaurateur and "Fresh Off the Boat" author Eddie Huang.
  • Video - Celtics at a Crossroad 06:19

    Celtics at a Crossroad

    Jan 29
    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez on what direction the Celtics need to take following the loss of Rajon Rondo.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Chris Bosh among 18 active players likely to make Hall

    Jan 29
    I saw that Chris Bosh believes he's a no-doubt Hall of Famer. Wow. Can we give him a reality check and actually outline the sure-thing HOFers in the league right now? -- Lou, New York City
  • Coast to Coast - Time for the Boston Celtics to blow it up?

    Jan 29
    Our experts discuss what Boston should do now that Rajon Rondo is on the shelf for the rest of the season.
  • Allen Iverson turns down Texas Legends' D-League offer

    Jan 29
    Allen Iverson has announced that he remains hopeful of getting one last shot at the NBA but says he's turning down the opportunity to launch his comeback in the NBA Development League.