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Spurs edge Mavericks to sweep season series

Spurs edge Mavericks to sweep season series

ESPN.com nytimes.com Updated Mar 14, 2013
Tim Duncan had 28 points and 19 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 92-91 victory over Dallas on Thursday night, sweeping their season series with the Mavericks for the first time in 15 years.
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  • Forward Thompkins released by Clippers

    Forward Thompkins released by Clippers

    nba.com Mar 14, 2013
    The Los Angeles Clippers have waived forward Trey Thompkins, who didn't play in a game this season because of a bone bruise in his left knee.
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  • Chandler (knee contusion) out against Blazers

    Chandler (knee contusion) out against Blazers

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler will miss Thursday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a left knee contusion.
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  • Draft Watch: Hoosiers swingman Oladipo rising up

    Draft Watch: Hoosiers swingman Oladipo rising up

    nba.com Mar 14, 2013
    Executives and scouts continue to deliver very positive reviews on Indiana University swingman Victor Oladipo, about his unexpected rise into the lottery as a junior and realistically the top half of the lottery, about his ability to defend multiple pos…
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  • The NBA says Kobe Bryant was fouled on the play that injured hi…

    The NBA says Kobe Bryant was fouled on the play that injured his ankle

    yahoo.com nba.com CNNSI.com Mar 14, 2013
    The top story in the NBA right now, by a wide margin, is the ankle sprain suffered by Kobe Bryant in the final seconds of the Los Angeles Lakers' Wednesday night loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The Lakers are holding on to the last playoff spot in the West b…
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  • Gilbert Arenas discusses his experience in China in new intervi…

    Gilbert Arenas discusses his experience in China in new interview

    yahoo.com Mar 14, 2013
    Erstwhile NBA combo guard Gilbert Arenas, once the internet's favorite basketball player, had about as unceremonious an exit from the league as a three-time All-Star can have. After several lackluster years following his controversial gun charges while …
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Mark Jackson’s thoughts on Brando…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Mark Jackson’s thoughts on Brandon Knight

    yahoo.com Mar 14, 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: Detroit Free Press. Mark Jackson can e…
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  • Raymond Felton is making a fabulously passive/aggressive return…

    Raymond Felton is making a fabulously passive/aggressive return to Portland

    yahoo.com Mar 14, 2013
    In his defense, Raymond Felton said “maybe” he’ll drop 50 when he returns to Portland to play his former team. Maybe, in a game that could be played without Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, and Amar’e Stoudemire, Felton will shoot and score enough
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  • Section 15: Roll Tide!

    Section 15: Roll Tide!

    nytimes.com Mar 14, 2013
    A couple of Crimson Tide fans from Mississippi were most impressed with the dining options at Barclays Center.
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  • The Potential New Sonics Arena Sure Would Have A Lot Of Standin…

    The Potential New Sonics Arena Sure Would Have A Lot Of Standing Room

    deadspin.com Mar 14, 2013
    The optimistic Seattle ownership group led by Chris Hansen has released some mock-ups of what the interior of a new arena might look like, and huh-it looks a lot more crowded than the last time the Sonics played in Seattle. Remember, Kings-to-Seattle is
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  • Woodson says he's 'worried' about Anthony

    Woodson says he's 'worried' about Anthony

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    With uncertainty surrounding the condition of Carmelo Anthony's right knee, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson admitted that he's "worried" about his star forward.
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  • Hawks' Jones claims he didn't try to hurt Kobe

    Hawks' Jones claims he didn't try to hurt Kobe

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    Atlanta Hawks swingman Dahntay Jones outspokenly defended himself against criticism from Kobe Bryant, claiming that he did not intentionally attempt to injure the Los Angeles Lakers superstar in the final seconds of Wednesday night's game.
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  • Rose plans to pay for funeral of slain 6-month-old

    Rose plans to pay for funeral of slain 6-month-old

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Mar 14, 2013
    Rose plans to pay for funeral of slain 6-month-old
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  • Denver in Overdrive: The Denver Nuggets are really fast. How fa…

    Denver in Overdrive: The Denver Nuggets are really fast. How far will …

    nytimes.com Mar 14, 2013
    The Denver Nuggets are really fast. How far will that take them?
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  • Johnson to return; Humphries back in rotation?

    Johnson to return; Humphries back in rotation?

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson says he'll "definitely" play on Sunday night against the Atlanta Hawks.
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  • Potential Seattle SuperSonics owners release artist’s rendering…

    Potential Seattle SuperSonics owners release artist’s renderings of a potential new arena (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Mar 14, 2013
    At this point, because of the rules of engagement that NBA commissioner David Stern has unofficially laid down, the fight for the current Sacramento Kings franchise has gone tit for tat. The Kings have established a season ticket wait list for their hop…
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  • AEG, The Conglomerate That Controls Sports In Los Angeles, Isn'…

    AEG, The Conglomerate That Controls Sports In Los Angeles, Isn't Being Sold After All

    deadspin.com ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    Nobody knows much about the Anschutz Entertainment Group, the massive sports/entertainment entity that owns Staples Center (and the whole L.A. Live complex), a healthy slice of the Los Angeles Lakers, and majority stakes in the Los Angeles Kings, L.A. G…
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘I will *tell* you what the deal with Dirk’s …

    Create-a-Caption: ‘I will *tell* you what the deal with Dirk’s beard is’

    yahoo.com Mar 14, 2013
    Come on to do some comedy, wind up getting actual answers to your set-up rhetorical questions. It's a tough spot to be in, Jerry Seinfeld, but at least you're getting to have a fun chat with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (you usually have to go to S…
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  • Insurance will pick up the $16.9 million tab if Andrew Bynum si…

    Insurance will pick up the $16.9 million tab if Andrew Bynum sits out the season

    yahoo.com Mar 14, 2013
    It’s not exactly the most warming of stories in this economy — one millionaire will still be paid even after a season-long sick day, while another group of millionaires will be able to save money — but it is interesting to note that the Philadelphia
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  • Former phenom Sebastian Telfair reflects on what could have bee…

    Former phenom Sebastian Telfair reflects on what could have been

    CNNSI.com Mar 14, 2013
    The first point guard to jump from high school to the NBA, Sebastian Telfair entered the league with the highest of expectations. So where did things go wrong? Telfair looks back.
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  • Take your kids to see an NBA game in person; it is affordable a…

    Take your kids to see an NBA game in person; it is affordable and very much worth the price

    yahoo.com Mar 14, 2013
    Up until this week, the biggest NBA fan you know had never bought an NBA ticket. I’ve had League Pass since 2000, and have watched endless amounts of games through the years. I’ve written about the NBA since 1997 online, during off hours in high schoo
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  • Legendary N.Y. high school coach Curran dies at 83

    Legendary N.Y. high school coach Curran dies at 83

    nba.com Mar 14, 2013
    Jack Curran, who spent more than a half century at Archbishop Molloy High School and was among the nation's winningest prep coaches in basketball and baseball, has died. He was 83.
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  • With Sessions out, Bobcats sign Pargo to 10-day deal

    With Sessions out, Bobcats sign Pargo to 10-day deal

    nba.com Mar 14, 2013
    The Charlotte Bobcats have signed guard Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract.
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  • Game-by-game review: Miami Heat's win streak

    Game-by-game review: Miami Heat's win streak

    nba.com Mar 14, 2013
    Take a look at the game-by-game results for the Miami Heat during their 20-game win streak during the 2012-13 season:
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  • Best ejection ever: Larry Sanders gives all 3 refs sarcastic th…

    Best ejection ever: Larry Sanders gives all 3 refs sarcastic thumbs up after getting gate (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Mar 14, 2013
    Some basketball players freak out when they get ejected, screaming and cursing and carrying on. Others throw up their hands and wail in a woe-is-me plea for pity from punishing officials. Others, like J.R. Smith on Monday night, just bow their heads and…
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  • LeBron James Throws Down A Sick Double-Pump Reverse In The Lane

    LeBron James Throws Down A Sick Double-Pump Reverse In The Lane

    dimemag.com Mar 14, 2013
    Jrue Holiday caught LeBron James sleeping once last night, but in the end, the King had the last laugh with a win and this nasty double-pump reverse. That’s 20 wins in a row for the Heat, and they’re doing it with ease. Last night was the easiest four
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  • Al Horford Posterizes Antawn Jamison & The Lakers

    Al Horford Posterizes Antawn Jamison & The Lakers

    dimemag.com Mar 14, 2013
    Because the Lakers decided they didn’t really feel like using Dwight Howard that much last night, there were many opportunities for the Hawks to get to the rim. This one from Al Horford was by far the best take, however. Antawn Jamison isn’t known for
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  • Jrue Holiday dunks over LeBron James (VIDEO)

    Jrue Holiday dunks over LeBron James (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Mar 14, 2013
    Omnipresent Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is having the sort of regular season that reconfigures expectations of what the best player in basketball can and should be able to do. He's been so good, in fact, that it's sometimes hard to imagine that he…
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  • Grizzlies trip Clippers, notch sixth straight win

    Grizzlies trip Clippers, notch sixth straight win

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    Marc Gasol scored 21 points, Tayshaun Prince added 18 and the surging Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-85 on Wednesday night for their 14th victory in 15 games.
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  • Knicks' Anthony to get right knee examined

    Knicks' Anthony to get right knee examined

    nba.com Mar 14, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony will cut his trip short and return to New York to have his balky right knee examined.
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  • Fluid in knee of NY Knicks' Carmelo Anthony threatens to drown …

    Fluid in knee of NY Knicks' Carmelo Anthony threatens to drown playoff hopes

    nydailynews.com ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    The Knicks think they won the Carmelo Anthony trade. The Nuggets will point to their amazing home record and lofty standing in the Western Conference and argue to the contrary. They’re both wrong.
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  • Behind Evans, Kings stomp Bulls by 42 points

    Behind Evans, Kings stomp Bulls by 42 points

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    Tyreke Evans had 26 points and seven assists in the Sacramento Kings' most lopsided victory of the season, a 121-79 rout of the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
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  • Grizzlies drop Clips for 14th win in last 15 games

    Grizzlies drop Clips for 14th win in last 15 games

    CNNSI.com Mar 14, 2013
    Grizzlies drop Clips for 14th win in last 15 games
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  • Miami’s Winning Streak Is Now 20; The Nuggets Ruin Carmelo Anth…

    Miami’s Winning Streak Is Now 20; The Nuggets Ruin Carmelo Anthony’s Homecoming

    dimemag.com Mar 14, 2013
    The word of the day yesterday was white smoke (well, technically that’s two words). In the NBA, the word was twenty, as in Miami has now won 20 games in a row after bludgeoning Philly down the stretch in a 98-94 W. LeBron James did his thing (27 points,
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  • Stray Shots: Examining the Lakers in a Post-Kobe World, the Kni…

    Stray Shots: Examining the Lakers in a Post-Kobe World, the Knicks' (Barely) Walking Wounded, and the Continued Genius of Marc G

    grantland.com Mar 14, 2013
    After a crazy night of NBA injuries, wild finishes, and resounding wins, a smorgasbord of random thoughts that don't merit their own posts: • Th...
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  • NBA Shootaround: Frustrated Incorporated

    NBA Shootaround: Frustrated Incorporated

    grantland.com Mar 14, 2013
    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from...
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  • Jalen Rose on That Time He Intentionally Tried to Injure Kobe B…

    Jalen Rose on That Time He Intentionally Tried to Injure Kobe Bryant

    grantland.com Mar 14, 2013
    At the end of last night's Lakers-Hawks game, with L.A. down two and three seconds to go, Kobe Bryant (guarded by Dahntay Jones) attempted a baseline ...
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  • Video - Spurs Pick Up 50th Win Of The Season 01:10

    Spurs Pick Up 50th Win Of The Season

    Mar 14
    Tim Duncan scores 28 points and grabs 19 rebounds in the Spurs' win over the Mavs.
  • Video - Joe Johnson Plans To Return Sunday 02:36

    Joe Johnson Plans To Return Sunday

    Mar 14
    Joe Johnson plans to return Sunday to face his former team the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Video - LA Daily Download 03:34

    LA Daily Download

    Mar 14
    Cary Chow recaps the day in LA sports which saw the Lakers and the Clippers both lose and Kobe Bryant suffers an ankle injury.
  • Video - Dahntay Jones Responds To Kobe 03:26

    Dahntay Jones Responds To Kobe

    Mar 14
    Hawks G/F Dahntay Jones discusses the play from Wednesday night's game in which Lakers G Kobe Bryant sprained his ankle.

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    Mar 14
    BOSTON -- Sebastian Telfair was a bigger star in high school than he is today. And yet he is a better player now than he ever was back then. The paradox makes sense to him at last.