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Carter clutch in 4th quarter as Mavs top Bucks

Carter clutch in 4th quarter as Mavs top Bucks

ESPN.com Updated Mar 12, 2013
Vince Carter hit three key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and scored 23 points off the bench as the Dallas Mavericks won their fourth straight with a 115-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.
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  • Lopez's dunk over brother highlights Nets' win

    Lopez's dunk over brother highlights Nets' win

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    Brook Lopez scored 26 points and had a big dunk over twin brother Robin, Deron Williams added 21 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-98 on Tuesday night.
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  • Wade leads way as Heat earn 19th straight win

    Wade leads way as Heat earn 19th straight win

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 12, 2013
    Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 19 games, leading wire-to-wire in beating the Atlanta Hawks 98-81 on Tuesday night.
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  • N.B.A. Says Smith Shouldn’t Have Been Ejected From Monday’s Gam…

    N.B.A. Says Smith Shouldn’t Have Been Ejected From Monday’s Game

    nytimes.com dimemag.com Mar 12, 2013
    The league downgraded the flagrant foul assessed to J.R. Smith, to a “penalty one” from a “penalty two,” which triggers an automatic ejection.
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  • Howard ties FT mark, nets 39 in Orlando return

    Howard ties FT mark, nets 39 in Orlando return

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Mar 12, 2013
    Dwight Howard scored a season-high 39 points, had 16 rebounds and was sent to the free throw line 39 times by his former team as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic, 106-97 on Tuesday night.
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  • Waiters, Cavs hold off Wizards without Irving

    Waiters, Cavs hold off Wizards without Irving

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Dion Waiters scored 20 points, Alonzo Gee added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late run to beat the Washington Wizards 95-90 on Tuesday night.
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: Gone

    Deadspin Up All Night: Gone

    deadspin.com Mar 12, 2013
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. There's a decent slate of NBA games on tonight, so hang out here and talk about those, or anything else that strikes your fancy.
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  • Looming Seattle SuperSonics owner Chris Hansen has announced a …

    Looming Seattle SuperSonics owner Chris Hansen has announced a ticket waitlist

    yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    As of right this moment, the Sacramento Kings will not move to Seattle and become the second incarnation of the SuperSonics next season. Unofficially, things are not looking good for Kings fans. After Sacto mayor Kevin Johnson and investors Ron Burkle a…
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  • Nets' Johnson (heel) to sit out against Hornets

    Nets' Johnson (heel) to sit out against Hornets

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson will miss Tuesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets due to a sore left heel. C.J. Watson will start in his place.
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  • Celtics' Pierce gets the night off vs. Bobcats

    Celtics' Pierce gets the night off vs. Bobcats

    nba.com Mar 12, 2013
    Boston coach Doc Rivers says he plans to rest Paul Pierce when the Celtics face the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.
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  • Bulls' Rose uncertain whether he will play this season

    Bulls' Rose uncertain whether he will play this season

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Derrick Rose is still not sure he'll play this season, saying that at this point the obstacles are more mental than physical as he tries to return from knee surgery.
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  • David Lee responds to stats-minded criticism of his defense

    David Lee responds to stats-minded criticism of his defense

    yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    One of the big stories of this year's Sloan Sports Analytic Conference, apart from the general struggle of trying to communicate complicated concepts in terms everyone can understand, was Kirk Goldsberry's presentation on new methods of measuring the im…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring what we learned from the Dwight H…

    The 10-man rotation, starring what we learned from the Dwight Howard megadeal

    yahoo.com Mar 12, 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: SB Nation. On the occasion of Dwight H…
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  • C-a-C: Stephen Jackson can’t believe anyone would pick ‘Friends…

    C-a-C: Stephen Jackson can’t believe anyone would pick ‘Friends’ over ‘The Golden Girls’

    yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    Listen, Stephen Jackson - I know you're passionate about scripted television, and especially sitcoms. But the way you're bringing this "Sitcom Smackdown" thing to the office is kind of unsettling. I mean, the more time you spend arguing with referee Jos
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  • Rodman plans to return to North Korea in August

    Rodman plans to return to North Korea in August

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Former professional basketball star Dennis Rodman says he plans to return to North Korea to vacation with Kim Jong Un.
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  • 'Melo prepares for first trip to Denver since trade

    'Melo prepares for first trip to Denver since trade

    nba.com Mar 12, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony simply won't recognize these Denver Nuggets - even though he had just about everything to do with the makeup of their roster.
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  • New Orleans brings in Amundson, releases Sims

    New Orleans brings in Amundson, releases Sims

    CNNSI.com nba.com Mar 12, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Hornets have signed veteran forward Lou Amundson for the rest of the season and released Henry Sims.
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  • Spurs' Duncan, Leonard to sit out vs. Wolves

    Spurs' Duncan, Leonard to sit out vs. Wolves

    nba.com Mar 12, 2013
    The San Antonio Spurs will play without forwards Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
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  • Nobody seems to know what’s up with Carmelo Anthony’s knee, whi…

    Nobody seems to know what’s up with Carmelo Anthony’s knee, which seems like a problem

    yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    After missing three games following an awkward stumble and fall against the Cleveland Cavaliers that apparently aggravated an already "stiff and sore" right knee, Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup for the New York Knicks on Monday. Well, …
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  • Assessing NBA awards races as season hits stretch run

    Assessing NBA awards races as season hits stretch run

    CNNSI.com Mar 12, 2013
    Selecting LeBron James as MVP again will be boring, but he has simply forced everyone's hand with his play. Ben Golliver examines where all the award races stand at this point.
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  • Tackling A Myth: Fast-Breaking Teams Falling Apart In The NBA P…

    Tackling A Myth: Fast-Breaking Teams Falling Apart In The NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Mar 12, 2013
    Conventional wisdom says teams that play at a fast pace cannot succeed in the half-court, grind-it-out game that (supposedly) is the NBA Playoffs. You’ll hear this axiom relayed from TV analysts, casual fans, and basketball nerds alike. But is this real
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  • The Detroit Pistons, after losing their sixth straight game, ar…

    The Detroit Pistons, after losing their sixth straight game, are forced to take cold showers in the Utah locker room

    yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    It’s been a bad week for the Detroit Pistons. Out of the playoffs by 11.5 games, the team became the subject of national ridicule when Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan destroyed Pistons guard Brandon Knight with a ferocious dunk. And while Kn
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  • Melo less than 100 percent, but he will play

    Melo less than 100 percent, but he will play

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony thinks he will not be 100 percent healthy for the rest of the season because of a troublesome right knee injury.
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  • Michigan High School Wins Playoff Game After Holding The Ball F…

    Michigan High School Wins Playoff Game After Holding The Ball For Seven Straight Minutes

    deadspin.com Mar 12, 2013
    This, dear basketball lovers, is why the NBA has had a shot clock for 59 years. During a Michigan Class C tournament game last night, Muskegon Heights pooped all over the spirit of the game by holding the ball for almost an entire quarter. The crowd boo…
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  • Howard apologizes to Orlando in advance of his return

    Howard apologizes to Orlando in advance of his return

    CNNSI.com Mar 12, 2013
    Howard apologizes to Orlando in advance of his return
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  • A Season To Remember? The Second Half Improvement Of Derrick Wi…

    A Season To Remember? The Second Half Improvement Of Derrick Williams

    dimemag.com Mar 12, 2013
    The word bust is often thrown around like dirty laundry. It’s common to knock high draft picks that don’t immediately produce after their first year or two in the league. It’s normal. Derrick Williams had an uninspiring rookie campaign, averaging ju
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  • Balkman chokes teammate; banned by league

    Balkman chokes teammate; banned by league

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Former NBA player Renaldo Balkman has been banned from the professional basketball league in the Philippines for grabbing a teammate around the neck during a game.
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  • Russell Westbrook chucks from half court to try and earn free t…

    Russell Westbrook chucks from half court to try and earn free throws, shoots an airball instead (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    On Tuesday night, in a one possession game late in the third quarter against the team with the best record in the Western conference, this is the shot that Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook decided to take: Yes, that’s a 45-foot three-poi
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  • Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried hook up for 65-foot alley-oop in Nugg…

    Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried hook up for 65-foot alley-oop in Nuggets win over Suns (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    Having some trouble shaking the cobwebs loose this Tuesday morning? Let the dynamic Denver Nuggets duo of Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried put an extra shot of espresso in your coffee. Just don't let them do it from as far away as Lawson threw this lob, or …
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  • Curry nets 26, Warriors win Knicks rematch

    Curry nets 26, Warriors win Knicks rematch

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Stephen Curry scored 26 points, David Lee had 21 and the Golden State Warriors routed the New York Knicks 92-63 on Monday night for their most lopsided win of the season.
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  • The Spurs Show Why They’re The Best In The West; Stephen Curry …

    The Spurs Show Why They’re The Best In The West; Stephen Curry Destroys New York Again

    dimemag.com Mar 12, 2013
    On the first day of the year AB (After Brandon), you couldn’t go 15 minutes without running into someone cracking a joke about the Dunk Heard ‘Round The World. We did our part, putting together 10 of the greatest facials in NBA history. But at some po
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  • Spurs stop streaking Thunder behind Splitter, Leonard

    Spurs stop streaking Thunder behind Splitter, Leonard

    CNNSI.com Mar 12, 2013
    Spurs stop streaking Thunder behind Splitter, Leonard
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  • Nuggets take down Suns to put win streak at 9

    Nuggets take down Suns to put win streak at 9

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Kosta Koufos scored a career high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, mostly from point-blank range, and the Denver Nuggets ran their winning streak to nine games with a 108-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
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  • Splitter, Spurs slow down streaking Thunder

    Splitter, Spurs slow down streaking Thunder

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Tiago Splitter had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder's five-game winning streak with a 105-93 victory on Monday night.
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  • Practical Magic: Despite the absence of Tony Parker and average…

    Practical Magic: Despite the absence of Tony Parker and average ga…

    CNNSI.com Mar 12, 2013
    Despite the absence of Tony Parker and average games from their remaining stars, the Spurs beat OKC with an offense mesmerizing in its effectiveness, writes Rob Mahoney.
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  • CourtVision: The New Kobe

    CourtVision: The New Kobe

    grantland.com Mar 12, 2013
    On February 5 in Brooklyn, the Lakers and Nets were tied at 80 with about 2:50 left in the fourth quarter. The Lakers had the ball with seven seconds ...
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  • NBA Countdown: Kobe Bryant and Michael Wilbon

    NBA Countdown: Kobe Bryant and Michael Wilbon

    grantland.com Mar 12, 2013
    Kobe Bryant candidly talks to Michael Wilbon about facing off with LeBron James, the hardships of this season, and his post-retirement plans.
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  • Video - Brook Lopez Leads Nets Past Hornets 01:16

    Brook Lopez Leads Nets Past Hornets

    Mar 12
    Nets top Hornets 108-98.
  • Video - Wolves Stun Spurs 107-83 00:54

    Wolves Stun Spurs 107-83

    Mar 12
    Ricky Rubio records first triple-double in rout of Spurs.
  • Video - Cavs Winners Without Kyrie Irving 01:10

    Cavs Winners Without Kyrie Irving

    Mar 12
    Dion Waiters scores 20 points to lead the Cavs to the 95-90 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Heat Win 19th Straight 01:00

    Heat Win 19th Straight

    Mar 12
    The Heat able to roll past the Hawks despite LeBron James hitting on just 3 of 11 shots.

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