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Sources: Knicks' Chandler to get MRI on neck

Sources: Knicks' Chandler to get MRI on neck

ESPN.com Updated Mar 18, 2013
Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony did not play Monday night against the Jazz.
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  • Nuggets edge Bulls in OT for 12th straight win

    Nuggets edge Bulls in OT for 12th straight win

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 18, 2013
    Andre Iguodala's 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left in overtime sent the Denver Nuggets to their 12th consecutive win, a 119-118 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
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  • NY Knicks' reasoning for Carmelo Anthony's bad knee leads to mo…

    NY Knicks' reasoning for Carmelo Anthony's bad knee leads to more question and more head scratching

    The only thing you knew for certain about Carmelo Anthony and his ongoing knee problem is that he did not play Monday night when the Knicks wrapped up their five-game trip from hell with an 90-83 win over the Utah Jazz. We really still don't know what c…
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  • Heat win 23rd straight, own second-best streak

    Heat win 23rd straight, own second-best streak

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013
    LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory, 105-103 over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.
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  • Nets hammer Pistons by 37 in start to road trip

    Nets hammer Pistons by 37 in start to road trip

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Mar 18, 2013
    Deron Williams scored 31 points in 28 minutes, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the hapless Detroit Pistons 119-82 Monday night in the opener of their eight-game road trip.
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  • Atlanta Cheerleader Carted Off Court After Bizarre Injury

    Atlanta Cheerleader Carted Off Court After Bizarre Injury

    deadspin.com Mar 18, 2013
    Between the third and fourth quarters of tonight's Hawks-Mavericks game in Atlanta, a Hawks cheerleader slipped and appeared to hit her head on the court.Read more...
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  • Bobcats' late push ends Wizards' win streak

    Bobcats' late push ends Wizards' win streak

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Gerald Henderson had 27 points, Kemba Walker came up big late and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated Washington 119-114 Monday night to snap the Wizards' three-game win streak.
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  • JET grounded: LeBron James hammers alley-oop dunk all over Jaso…

    JET grounded: LeBron James hammers alley-oop dunk all over Jason Terry (Video)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Mar 18, 2013
    Hey, do you think Jason Terry can jump as high as LeBron James? No, me neither. As we learned during the second quarter of Monday night's marquee matchup between the streaking Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, though, the man they call "JET" …
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  • Hawes, Holiday carry Sixers past Trail Blazers

    Hawes, Holiday carry Sixers past Trail Blazers

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Spencer Hawes had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 101-100 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
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  • LeBron James Destroyed Jason Terry With a Monster Alley Oop

    LeBron James Destroyed Jason Terry With a Monster Alley Oop

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    Holy … did you see the fast break alley oop that LeBron James caught on Jason Terry right before halftime a few minutes ago? I respect Courtney Lee for recognizing the situation and sprinting in to get a dazed Terry up off the deck. It would have only m
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  • Cavaliers' Waiters out with knee injury

    Cavaliers' Waiters out with knee injury

    nba.com Mar 18, 2013
    Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters will miss the rest of Cleveland's game against Indiana with a sore left knee.
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  • The Las Vegas Summer League will end in an eight-team, NCAA-sty…

    The Las Vegas Summer League will end in an eight-team, NCAA-style tournament

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    The NBA's various summer leagues are entertaining events with no clear importance. While they function well as chances for coaching staffs to get new players up to speed on offensive and defensive sets, there's only so much that these teams can do in a …
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  • Sixers' Bynum will have season-ending surgery

    Sixers' Bynum will have season-ending surgery

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 18, 2013
    Sixers center Andrew Bynum will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery on both knees, the team announced Tuesday.
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  • Garnett to miss duel vs. Heat with injury, illness

    Garnett to miss duel vs. Heat with injury, illness

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Kevin Garnett is out of the lineup for the Boston Celtics as they try to stop the Miami Heat's 22-game winning streak.
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  • Andray Blatche would sign a smaller contract so the Wizards wou…

    Andray Blatche would sign a smaller contract so the Wizards would have to pay him more

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    The NBA's amnesty clause is a peculiar thing. Under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, each team can release a player and take his contract off the salary cap as long as the deal was signed prior to the new CBA. The good news for the …
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  • Pistons coach returns after six-game absence

    Pistons coach returns after six-game absence

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank returned to the team Monday after missing six games due to a family illness.
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  • Pacers' West out due to sprained lower back

    Pacers' West out due to sprained lower back

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 18, 2013
    Indiana Pacers forward David West is out for Monday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a sprained lower back.
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  • Woman withdraws paternity suit against Jordan

    Woman withdraws paternity suit against Jordan

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    ATLANTA (AP) -- A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son has withdrawn her paternity suit, but left open the possibility that it could be refiled.
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  • Hornets keep Harris with second 10-day contract

    Hornets keep Harris with second 10-day contract

    nba.com Mar 18, 2013
    The New Orleans Hornets have signed guard Terrell Harris to a second 10-day contract.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Mark Jackson, Chandler Parsons an…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Mark Jackson, Chandler Parsons and Twitter beef

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 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: Houston Chronicle. Via the stalwart Jo…
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  • For Timberwolves Forward, a New Decisiveness

    For Timberwolves Forward, a New Decisiveness

    nytimes.com Mar 18, 2013
    Derrick Williams of the Timberwolves has become a genuine offensive threat.
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  • Lakers' Bryant to rest ankle again vs. Suns

    Lakers' Bryant to rest ankle again vs. Suns

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant for the second game in a row when they face the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
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  • Finally, Someone Has Created Spoiler-Free NHL Highlights

    Finally, Someone Has Created Spoiler-Free NHL Highlights

    deadspin.com Mar 18, 2013
    Hockey fans: do you go to sleep before the West Coast games end? Want to relive the action, the back-and-forth scoring, and the game-winner without ruining the drama? Do we have the site for you. Last week we discovered the magic of dynamic NBA box scor…
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  • McGrady: Rockets' 22-game run 'a lot harder'

    McGrady: Rockets' 22-game run 'a lot harder'

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Tracy McGrady, who played on the last NBA team to win 22 straight games, says the streak his 2008 Houston Rockets went on was more impressive than the Miami Heat's current 22-game win streak.
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Mar 18, 2013
    Notable N.B.A. games this week include Miami at Boston, Denver at Oklahoma City, and Utah at Houston.
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  • P.J. Carlesimo reflects on his altercation with Latrell Sprewel…

    P.J. Carlesimo reflects on his altercation with Latrell Sprewell, 15 years later

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    As an unwilling victim, Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo doesn’t want to be known mostly for his Dec. 1997 incident with Latrell Sprewell, but P.J. has always been forthcoming about Spre’s attack on the then-Golden State Warriors coach,
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  • Wall, Aldridge named Players of  the Week

    Wall, Aldridge named Players of the Week

    nba.com Mar 18, 2013
    The Washington Wizards' John Wall and the Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 11 through Sunday, March 17.
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  • Create-a-Caption: Dwight Howard’s powers are returning, y’all

    Create-a-Caption: Dwight Howard’s powers are returning, y’all

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    After a super successful trip back to Orlando, consecutive wins following Kobe Bryant's severe ankle sprain, 14 straight games with at least 12 rebounds and a clear defensive resurgence that's helped pace the Los Angeles Lakers' 11-3 post-All-Star-break…
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  • Still In The Picture

    Still In The Picture

    CNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013
    LeBron James continues his spectacular play, but is he overshadowng Dwyane Wade's recent production? Rob Mahoney examines Wade's play and more in The Fundamentals.
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  • Watch Wilt Chamberlain swat shots an arm’s length above the rim…

    Watch Wilt Chamberlain swat shots an arm’s length above the rim (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    Officially, and somewhat cruelly, according to the NBA’s record-keeping Wilt Chamberlain never registered a block in his NBA career. The NBA didn’t begin to record blocks as an official stat until the 1973-74 season, a year that saw Chamberlain someti
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  • Bucks’ Larry Sanders fined $50K for suggesting refs favor Miami…

    Bucks’ Larry Sanders fined $50K for suggesting refs favor Miami Heat after 2nd straight ejection

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    When Larry Sanders got himself ejected during the closing stages of last Wednesday's loss to the Washington Wizards, his sarcastic triple-thumbs-up response gave the heave-ho a somewhat jovial feel that kind of took the edge off a double-digit defeat at…
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  • Monta Ellis drops a 25-point quarter in a comeback win, but we …

    Monta Ellis drops a 25-point quarter in a comeback win, but we worry about his Bucks (Video)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    It was an incredible Sunday for Bucks guard Monta Ellis. Entering the fourth quarter of his team’s eventual win over the Orlando Magic with just 14 points and nursing a nine-point deficit, Ellis went off for 25 points in the final period to lead Milwauk
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  • Mannix: Draft prospects who can help themselves with a strong t…

    Mannix: Draft prospects who can help themselves with a strong tourney

    CNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013
    It's time for the one-stop NBA draft shop known as March Madness. Chris Mannix breaks down 10 prospects who could make the market buzz with strong tourney performances.
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  • Chris Paul Debuts The Jordan CP3.VI AE

    Chris Paul Debuts The Jordan CP3.VI AE

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    Yesterday, Chris Paul sliced up the Knicks for 20 points and eight dimes in a 13-point Clippers win. He also debuted the Jordan CP3.VI AE. These are the “artisan edition” of his signature sneakers, the ones he’ll be rocking during L.A.’s (hopefull
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  • “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!” Kevin Durant Life Alerts Vin…

    “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!” Kevin Durant Life Alerts Vince Carter with a Crossover

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    Does this qualify as some sort of abuse? Like beating-on-a-defenseless-old-man-level of abuse? In what was the equivalent of having the best, youngest, most athletic player in your pickup run single out the old man who just wants to get some exercise fo…
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  • A Baseline's-Eye View Of Blake Griffin Dunking All Over The Kni…

    A Baseline's-Eye View Of Blake Griffin Dunking All Over The Knicks

    deadspin.com dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    Without Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, and especially Tyson Chandler, you knew this one was going to be ugly for the Knicks down low. Lob City didn't disappoint, with DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin going to town on a frontcourt consisting of Kurt…
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  • Norris Cole hits Dwyane Wade for 3/4-court alley-oop as Heat pu…

    Norris Cole hits Dwyane Wade for 3/4-court alley-oop as Heat push winning streak to 22 (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    When you have decided to adopt a DJ Khaled song as a practical philosophy, even winning can get a little ho-hum. It's not enough just to keep beating whatever opponent the schedule-maker puts in front of you for six straight weeks (and counting) - you'v
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  • Mark Cuban booed Derek Fisher upon his return to Dallas, encour…

    Mark Cuban booed Derek Fisher upon his return to Dallas, encouraged fans to do the same

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    The Dallas Mavericks are not particularly big fans of Derek Fisher these days. In December, owner Mark Cuban agreed to release Fisher following a short stint with the club so that he could rehabilitate his injured knee and focus on a major NBPA power st…
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  • March Madness Is Finally Here; LeBron James & Miami’s Win S…

    March Madness Is Finally Here; LeBron James & Miami’s Win Streak Reaches 22

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    A few interesting subplots went down in the NBA last night, headlined by Miami invading Jurassic Park and destroying the Raptors. But it all still took a backseat to March Madness … While many predicted the top four No. 1 seeds correctly (Louisville, Ka
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  • No Kobe, no problem as Lakers trump Kings

    No Kobe, no problem as Lakers trump Kings

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Antawn Jamison scored 27 points, Metta World Peace added 22, and the Los Angeles Lakers won without Kobe Bryant, beating the Sacramento Kings 113-102 Sunday night for their sixth victory in seven games.
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  • We Went There: 20 Observations From the Heat's 22nd Consecutive…

    We Went There: 20 Observations From the Heat's 22nd Consecutive Win

    grantland.com Mar 18, 2013
    After a brief flicker of competitiveness, the Heat buried the Raptors in Toronto yesterday under a pile of smartly created open 3s — mostly by R...
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  • Video - Mavs Roll Past Hawks 00:54

    Mavs Roll Past Hawks

    Mar 18
    Dirk Nowitzki scores 22 points to power the Mavericks to the 127-113 win over the Hawks.
  • Video - 76ers Sneak Past Blazers 101-100 01:33

    76ers Sneak Past Blazers 101-100

    Mar 18
    Jrue Holiday leads 76ers to win over Blazers.
  • Video - Heat Rally To Keep Streak Alive 01:33

    Heat Rally To Keep Streak Alive

    Mar 18
    Heat erase a 17-point deficit to defeat the Celtics 105-103 and extend their winning streak to 23 games, the second longest in NBA history.
  • Video - More Impressive Winning Streak: Heat Or Rockets? 03:34

    More Impressive Winning Streak: Heat Or Rockets?

    Mar 18
    Chris Mullin breaks down the Miami Heat's and Houston Rocket's 22-game winning streaks.

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  • Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls should sit rest of season

    Mar 18
    The Heat is too great for a Derrick Rose return this season.