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NEW YORK (AP) -- San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the third time in his career.Upvote Share TweetLeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat blew out Brooklyn in the second half for a 105-85 victory Wednesday night, their 13th in a row over the Nets.Upvote Share Tweet
Griffin's double-double too much for WolvesBlake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 12 boards to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 96-90 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Robinson erupts in 2nd quarter as Bulls coastNate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetDennis Rodman is known for many things: historically fantastic rebounding, ridiculous action movies in which Jean-Claude Van Damme fights a tiger, wedding dresses, etc. What he's not known for, though, is being anything close to family-friendly. He like…Upvote Share TweetThe Grizzlies, Raptors and Pistons agreed to a six-player trade Wednesday that sent star swingman Rudy Gay to Toronto.Upvote Share TweetPaul Pierce scored 16 points and the Boston Celtics won their second game since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury, beating the Sacramento Kings 99-81 on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers' Barnes ejected for forearm to StiemsmaLos Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was given a flagrant foul-2 and ejected in the second quarter against Minnesota on Wednesday night after delivering a forearm to Wolves center Greg Stiemsma.Upvote Share Tweet
Hunter unveils reforms for players' associationNEW YORK (AP) -- Executive director Billy Hunter has unveiled a series of reforms at the NBA players' association to improve areas that were criticized in a recent review of the union.Upvote Share Tweet
Celtics rookie Sullinger exits with back spasmsBoston Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger left Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings due to back spasms and will not return.Upvote Share TweetJason Kidd, the Knicks' 39-year-old guard, missed Wednesday's game against Orlando, his fifth of the season, because of back spasms.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer missed his first game of the season on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a right hamstring injury.Upvote Share Tweet
Andre Iguodala explains his approach to defense (VIDEO)For the past several seasons, Denver Nuggets wing Andre Iguodala has been readily identified as one of the best defenders in the NBA. Those skills earned him a spot on the 2012 Olympic team, an All-Star spot last season, and a strong reputation as the s…Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring the Boshes in Miami with ‘Bosh in Venice’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: Nina's Color Lab. Nina Fike painted a …Upvote Share TweetSteve Nash returns to Phoenix tonight as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s “returned” to Phoenix before, as a member of the Dallas Mavericks back in 1999 on a night that saw him miss all three of his shots, but this turn is different. Nash waUpvote Share Tweet
NBA: Mistake made during Mavs-Blazers finishThe NBA office admitted that a critical charge call on Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo in the final seconds of Tuesday's 106-104 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers was incorrect.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA acknowledges two incorrect callsThe NBA has acknowledged a pair of costly incorrect calls from the final seconds of recent games.Upvote Share Tweet
Nets' Lopez replaces injured Rondo as All-StarNBA commissioner David Stern has selected Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez to replace Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo on the Eastern Conference All-Star roster, the league announced Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetKyrie Irving, the MVP of last year's Rising Stars Challenge, will return to the game featuring top rookies and second-year players.Upvote Share TweetRose partakes in full-contact practices with BullsUpvote Share Tweet
Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 9Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know andUpvote Share TweetSan Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks have been monitoring the rehab of Greg Oden and are in the running for his services, according to sources.Upvote Share Tweet
Fan fundraising effort’s goal: Raise $1 million to get LeBron James in the Slam Dunk ContestLeBron James kind of gave us the ol' "bah humbug" just before Christmas when he told Fox Sports Florida's Chris Tomasson he'd never compete in the Slam Dunk Contest at the NBA's annual All-Star Saturday festivities. The Miami Heat star's annou…Upvote Share Tweet
After Breaking Records, All Eyes Are Still On Jameer NelsonBold capital letters displaying Tupac’s “All Eyes On Me” stretch across the top of Jameer Nelson’s back, slightly grazing his shoulders and the bottom of his neck. It’s been there since was a junior at Saint Joseph’s. You can’t see the ink uUpvote Share Tweet
Upcoming free agent Smith thinks he's worth max dealUpcoming free agent Smith thinks he's worth max dealUpvote Share Tweet
Jazz's Hayward (shoulder) to miss second straight gameUtah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward will miss his second straight game Wednesday night against the New Orleans Hornets with a sprained right shoulder.Upvote Share Tweet
Deal Or No Deal: What should Atlanta do with Josh Smith? The soon-…What should Atlanta do with Josh Smith? The soon-to-be free agent believes he's a max player, but opinions vary. Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney debate what the future holds.Upvote Share Tweet
The Monster Potential Of Andre Drummond & Why Detroit Won’t Unleash ItAndre Drummond has been excellent through the first half of his rookie year. But he’s not getting the playing time many feel he deserves. Critics of keeping Drummond on the bench point to his high efficiency and his defensive dominance on the block. IfUpvote Share Tweet
Butler Comes to Bulls' Rescuenytimes.com Updated Jan 30, 2013Nothing has come easy in Jimmy Butler's life or career, but he has made things easier for the Chicago Bulls during Derrick Rose's absence.Upvote Share TweetYou guys: The Los Angeles Lakers are BACK! It's been hard to keep track of whether the Lakers were done or back this season, after they struggled to a 1-4 first start to the season, then restarted the season by firing Mike Brown, then staggered for like…Upvote Share Tweet
Minnesota's Kevin Love receives Kia Community Assist AwardNEW YORK -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is the recipient of the "Kia Community Assist Award" for December in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work, the NBA annou…Upvote Share TweetThe Trail Blazers seem to have some magic about them this season. Knocking on the door of the playoff picture, Portland overcame a 21-point second-half deficit to pull out a last-second win over Dallas, thanks to a pair of unlikely sharpshooters. Nicola…Upvote Share Tweet
The Lakers Aren't Dead Yet, Even If Some Of Their Fans Aredeadspin.com Updated Jan 30, 2013The Lakers improved their record to 20-25 and avoided what would have been a soul-crushing loss when they held off a late New Orleans surge to beat the Hornets 111-106. It should never have been that close, and L.A. needed some generous officiating in t…Upvote Share TweetLaMarcus Aldridge not only hits the three-pointer to tie the game, but Aldridge also banks in the fadeaway jumper with only 1.5 seconds left in the game.The post LaMarcus Aldridge Hits Game Winner At The Buzzer appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.c…Upvote Share TweetDwight Howard scored 24 points, Kobe Bryant had 14 points and 11 assists in another pass-first performance, and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the New Orleans Hornets 111-106 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
CourtVision: The Worst Shooters So Fargrantland.com Updated Jan 30, 2013So far this season, the Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari is shooting 42 37 percent from behind the 3-point line. This is kind of impressive, although unremar...Upvote Share Tweet
Trade Machine Madness: A Three-Team Al Jefferson Deal That Makes the Jazz a Force in the Westgrantland.com Updated Jan 30, 2013Much like their Northwest Division rival Denver Nuggets, the Utah Jazz are a collection of talented youngsters and productive veterans void of a super...Upvote Share Tweet
Howard jamJan 30Kobe Bryant finds Dwight Howard for the dunk
Hawks Sneak Past Raptors, 93-92Jan 30Al Horford's late dunk lifts Hawks over Raptors.
Bench Powers Bulls Past BucksJan 30Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler combine for 42 points off the bench to lead Bulls to 104-88 win over Bucks.
Celtics Improve To 2-0 Without Rajon RondoJan 30Kevin Garnett dishes out five assists in Rajon Rondon's absence to lead the Celtics to a 99-81 win over the Kings.
NBA -- LeBron James responds to comments as Miami Heat torch Brooklyn NetsJan 30Reggie Evans' pregame comments fuel LeBron and the Heat in Brooklyn, writes Brian Windhorst.
Sources -- Memphis Grizzlies agree in principle to trade Rudy Gay to Toron…Jan 30The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a trade that will send leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Raptors, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
Ian Thomsen: Pierce, Bryant proving old dogs can learn new tricksJan 30WALTHAM, Mass. -- Isn't it amazing, I said to Paul Pierce before the Celtics practiced Tuesday, that you and Kobe Bryant are turning into point guards?
LeBron rips Evans for derogatory commentsJan 31LeBron James was not amused with Reggie Evans' comments that devalued the NBA title won by the Miami Heat last season. So James dominated the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, and then directly ripped Evans after the game.