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Magic's Davis breaks left foot vs. Knicks

Magic's Davis breaks left foot vs. Knicks

nba.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 30, 2013
Orlando forward Glen Davis broke his left foot in the first half against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
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  • Spurs' Popovich tabbed to coach West All-Stars

    Spurs' Popovich tabbed to coach West All-Stars

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the third time in his career.
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  • LeBron, Heat roll to 13th straight win over Nets

    LeBron, Heat roll to 13th straight win over Nets

    LeBron 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.
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  • Griffin's double-double too much for Wolves

    Griffin's double-double too much for Wolves

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Blake 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.
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  • Robinson erupts in 2nd quarter as Bulls coast

    Robinson erupts in 2nd quarter as Bulls coast

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Nate 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.
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  • Dennis Rodman has released a children’s book, obviously

    Dennis Rodman has released a children’s book, obviously

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    Dennis 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…
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  • Raptors acquire Gay in 3-team, 6-player trade

    Raptors acquire Gay in 3-team, 6-player trade

    The Grizzlies, Raptors and Pistons agreed to a six-player trade Wednesday that sent star swingman Rudy Gay to Toronto.
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  • Pierce, hot-shooting Celtics too much for Kings

    Pierce, hot-shooting Celtics too much for Kings

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Paul 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.
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  • Clippers' Barnes ejected for forearm to Stiemsma

    Clippers' Barnes ejected for forearm to Stiemsma

    nba.com Jan 30, 2013
    Los 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.
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  • Hunter unveils reforms for players' association

    Hunter unveils reforms for players' association

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW 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.
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  • Celtics rookie Sullinger exits with back spasms

    Celtics rookie Sullinger exits with back spasms

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Boston Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger left Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings due to back spasms and will not return.
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  • Fewer Minutes for Knicks' Kidd, Whose Back Is Ailing

    Fewer Minutes for Knicks' Kidd, Whose Back Is Ailing

    Jason Kidd, the Knicks' 39-year-old guard, missed Wednesday's game against Orlando, his fifth of the season, because of back spasms.
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  • Durable Boozer (hamstring) sits against Bucks

    Durable Boozer (hamstring) sits against Bucks

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer missed his first game of the season on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a right hamstring injury.
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  • Andre Iguodala explains his approach to defense (VIDEO)

    Andre Iguodala explains his approach to defense (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    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…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the Boshes in Miami with ‘Bosh in…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the Boshes in Miami with ‘Bosh in Venice’

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 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: Nina's Color Lab. Nina Fike painted a …
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  • Steve Nash returns to Phoenix … again

    Steve Nash returns to Phoenix … again

    Steve 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 wa
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  • NBA: Mistake made during Mavs-Blazers finish

    NBA: Mistake made during Mavs-Blazers finish

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    The 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.
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  • NBA acknowledges two incorrect calls

    NBA acknowledges two incorrect calls

    nba.com Jan 30, 2013
    The NBA has acknowledged a pair of costly incorrect calls from the final seconds of recent games.
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  • Nets' Lopez replaces injured Rondo as All-Star

    Nets' Lopez replaces injured Rondo as All-Star

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NBA 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.
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  • Cavs' Irving leads rosters for Rising Stars game

    Cavs' Irving leads rosters for Rising Stars game

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    Kyrie Irving, the MVP of last year's Rising Stars Challenge, will return to the game featuring top rookies and second-year players.
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  • Rose partakes in full-contact practices with Bulls

    Rose partakes in full-contact practices with Bulls

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Rose partakes in full-contact practices with Bulls
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  • Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 9

    Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 9

    dimemag.com Jan 30, 2013
    Each 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 and
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  • Sources: Spurs, others also interested in Oden

    Sources: Spurs, others also interested in Oden

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    San 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.
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  • Fan fundraising effort’s goal: Raise $1 million to get LeBron J…

    Fan fundraising effort’s goal: Raise $1 million to get LeBron James in the Slam Dunk Contest

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    LeBron 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…
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  • After Breaking Records, All Eyes Are Still On Jameer Nelson

    After Breaking Records, All Eyes Are Still On Jameer Nelson

    dimemag.com Jan 30, 2013
    Bold 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 u
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  • Upcoming free agent Smith thinks he's worth max deal

    Upcoming free agent Smith thinks he's worth max deal

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    Upcoming free agent Smith thinks he's worth max deal
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  • Jazz's Hayward (shoulder) to miss second straight game

    Jazz's Hayward (shoulder) to miss second straight game

    nba.com Jan 30, 2013
    Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward will miss his second straight game Wednesday night against the New Orleans Hornets with a sprained right shoulder.
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  • Deal Or No Deal: What should Atlanta do with Josh Smith? The so…

    Deal Or No Deal: What should Atlanta do with Josh Smith? The soon-…

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    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.
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  • The Monster Potential Of Andre Drummond & Why Detroit Won’t…

    The Monster Potential Of Andre Drummond & Why Detroit Won’t Unleash It

    dimemag.com Jan 30, 2013
    Andre 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. If
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  • Butler Comes to Bulls' Rescue

    Butler Comes to Bulls' Rescue

    nytimes.com Jan 30, 2013
    Nothing 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.
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  • Kobe Bryant thinks he is Neo from ‘The Matrix,’ could’ve been t…

    Kobe Bryant thinks he is Neo from ‘The Matrix,’ could’ve been the best point guard ever (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Jan 30, 2013
    You 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…
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  • Minnesota's Kevin Love receives Kia Community Assist Award

    Minnesota's Kevin Love receives Kia Community Assist Award

    nba.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW 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…
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  • The Blazers And Mavericks Scored 11 Points In A Thrilling Final…

    The Blazers And Mavericks Scored 11 Points In A Thrilling Final 30 Seconds

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    The 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…
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  • The Lakers Aren't Dead Yet, Even If Some Of Their Fans Are

    The Lakers Aren't Dead Yet, Even If Some Of Their Fans Are

    deadspin.com Jan 30, 2013
    The 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…
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  • LaMarcus Aldridge Hits Game Winner At The Buzzer

    LaMarcus Aldridge Hits Game Winner At The Buzzer

    LaMarcus 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…
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  • Lakers hold on despite late surge from Hornets

    Lakers hold on despite late surge from Hornets

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Dwight 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.
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  • CourtVision: The Worst Shooters So Far

    CourtVision: The Worst Shooters So Far

    grantland.com Jan 30, 2013
    So 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...
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  • Trade Machine Madness: A Three-Team Al Jefferson Deal That Make…

    Trade Machine Madness: A Three-Team Al Jefferson Deal That Makes the Jazz a Force in the West

    grantland.com Jan 30, 2013
    Much like their Northwest Division rival Denver Nuggets, the Utah Jazz are a collection of talented youngsters and productive veterans void of a super...
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  • Video - Howard jam 00:10

    Howard jam

    Jan 30
    Kobe Bryant finds Dwight Howard for the dunk
  • Video - Hawks Sneak Past Raptors, 93-92 01:12

    Hawks Sneak Past Raptors, 93-92

    Jan 30
    Al Horford's late dunk lifts Hawks over Raptors.
  • Video - Bench Powers Bulls Past Bucks 01:04

    Bench Powers Bulls Past Bucks

    Jan 30
    Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler combine for 42 points off the bench to lead Bulls to 104-88 win over Bucks.
  • Video - Celtics Improve To 2-0 Without Rajon Rondo 00:50

    Celtics Improve To 2-0 Without Rajon Rondo

    Jan 30
    Kevin Garnett dishes out five assists in Rajon Rondon's absence to lead the Celtics to a 99-81 win over the Kings.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- LeBron James responds to comments as Miami Heat torch Brooklyn Nets

    Jan 30
    Reggie 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 30
    The 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 tricks

    Jan 30
    WALTHAM, 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 comments

    Jan 31
    LeBron 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.