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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.Share TweetDwyane 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.Share TweetThe league downgraded the flagrant foul assessed to J.R. Smith, to a “penalty one” from a “penalty two,” which triggers an automatic ejection.Share TweetDwight 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.Share Tweet
Waiters, Cavs hold off Wizards without IrvingDion 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.Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Gonedeadspin.com Mar 12, 2013Thank 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.Share TweetAs 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…Share Tweet
Nets' Johnson (heel) to sit out against HornetsBrooklyn 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.Share TweetBoston coach Doc Rivers says he plans to rest Paul Pierce when the Celtics face the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.Share TweetDerrick 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.Share Tweet
David Lee responds to stats-minded criticism of his defenseOne 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…Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring what we learned from the Dwight Howard megadealA 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…Share Tweet
C-a-C: Stephen Jackson can’t believe anyone would pick ‘Friends’ over ‘The Golden Girls’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 JosShare TweetFARGO, N.D. (AP) - Former professional basketball star Dennis Rodman says he plans to return to North Korea to vacation with Kim Jong Un.Share TweetCarmelo Anthony simply won't recognize these Denver Nuggets - even though he had just about everything to do with the makeup of their roster.Share TweetNEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Hornets have signed veteran forward Lou Amundson for the rest of the season and released Henry Sims.Share TweetThe San Antonio Spurs will play without forwards Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Share TweetAfter 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, …Share Tweet
Assessing NBA awards races as season hits stretch runSelecting 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.Share Tweet
Tackling A Myth: Fast-Breaking Teams Falling Apart In The NBA PlayoffsConventional 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 realShare Tweet
The Detroit Pistons, after losing their sixth straight game, are forced to take cold showers in the Utah locker roomIt’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 KnShare TweetCarmelo Anthony thinks he will not be 100 percent healthy for the rest of the season because of a troublesome right knee injury.Share Tweet
Michigan High School Wins Playoff Game After Holding The Ball For Seven Straight Minutesdeadspin.com Mar 12, 2013This, 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…Share TweetHoward apologizes to Orlando in advance of his returnShare Tweet
A Season To Remember? The Second Half Improvement Of Derrick WilliamsThe 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 juShare TweetFormer 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.Share Tweet
Russell Westbrook chucks from half court to try and earn free throws, shoots an airball instead (VIDEO)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-poiShare Tweet
Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried hook up for 65-foot alley-oop in Nuggets win over Suns (VIDEO)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 …Share Tweet
Curry nets 26, Warriors win Knicks rematchStephen 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.Share Tweet
The Spurs Show Why They’re The Best In The West; Stephen Curry Destroys New York AgainOn 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 poShare Tweet
Spurs stop streaking Thunder behind Splitter, LeonardSpurs stop streaking Thunder behind Splitter, LeonardShare TweetKosta 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.Share TweetTiago 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.Share Tweet
Practical Magic: Despite the absence of Tony Parker and average ga…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.Share Tweet
CourtVision: The New Kobegrantland.com Mar 12, 2013On 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 ...Share Tweet
NBA Countdown: Kobe Bryant and Michael Wilbongrantland.com Mar 12, 2013Kobe Bryant candidly talks to Michael Wilbon about facing off with LeBron James, the hardships of this season, and his post-retirement plans.Share Tweet
Brook Lopez Leads Nets Past HornetsMar 12Nets top Hornets 108-98.
Wolves Stun Spurs 107-83Mar 12Ricky Rubio records first triple-double in rout of Spurs.
Cavs Winners Without Kyrie IrvingMar 12Dion Waiters scores 20 points to lead the Cavs to the 95-90 win over the Wizards.
Heat Win 19th StraightMar 12The Heat able to roll past the Hawks despite LeBron James hitting on just 3 of 11 shots.