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Nuggets beat Thunder, extend win streak to 13

Nuggets beat Thunder, extend win streak to 13

ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Mar 19, 2013
Ty Lawson scored 25 points, Andre Miller had 20 points and nine assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-104 Tuesday night to win a 13th straight game for the first time since joining the NBA.
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  • Lil Wayne got a visit from Chris Paul during his recent stay in…

    Lil Wayne got a visit from Chris Paul during his recent stay in L.A. hospital

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Before he was released from Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Lil Wayne got a visit from an NBA player who regards the rap star as a "big brother." "I just went to make sure my friend was good," the Los Angeles Clip
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  • Pacers' West (back) doesn't play against Magic

    Pacers' West (back) doesn't play against Magic

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 19, 2013
    Indiana Pacers forward David West will not play Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic because of a sprained lower back.
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: I Need Some Of That Vagueness Now

    Deadspin Up All Night: I Need Some Of That Vagueness Now

    deadspin.com Mar 19, 2013
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Shoot the NBA, NHL, and play-in-sorry, ROUND ONE-shit down here. See you tomorrow.Read more...
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  • Upon Further Review, The Overscrupulous NBA Replay Policy Waste…

    Upon Further Review, The Overscrupulous NBA Replay Policy Wastes Everyone's Damn Time

    deadspin.com Mar 19, 2013
    March Madness arrived early in last night's Boston-Miami game, but that had less to do with LeBron James's improbably perfect game-winning jumper over Jeff Green, and far more to do with the mindless, inane three-and-three-quarter-minute review on the f…
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  • Stephon Marbury will coach a bit in China

    Stephon Marbury will coach a bit in China

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    In America, Stephon Marbury is something of a pariah - "the forgotten superstar everyone remembers." The story in China, where Marbury has played for the last few years, is somewhat different. As a member of the Beijing Ducks of the China Basketball Ass
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  • Clippers sign Wayns to second 10-day deal

    Clippers sign Wayns to second 10-day deal

    nba.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Maalik Wayns to a second 10-day contract.
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  • Cavs rookie Waiters (knee) out, may need surgery

    Cavs rookie Waiters (knee) out, may need surgery

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    Already missing an All-Star and their best big man, the Cleveland Cavaliers have lost another key player to injury.
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  • Bulls sign forward Thomas to 10-day deal

    Bulls sign forward Thomas to 10-day deal

    nba.com Mar 19, 2013
    Forward Malcolm Thomas has signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls.
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  • Knicks' Chandler out 1 week for neck issue

    Knicks' Chandler out 1 week for neck issue

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    Knicks center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss a week with a small bulging disk in his cervical spine and Kurt Thomas is expected to be out 2-4 weeks for a stress fracture in his foot.
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  • Knicks big men Chandler, Thomas expected to miss more time

    Knicks big men Chandler, Thomas expected to miss more time

    nba.com Mar 19, 2013
    The New York Knicks say All-Star center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss about a week and Kurt Thomas will be sidelined for at least two as injuries continue to plague their frontcourt.
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  • The Brooklyn Nets have decided to discontinue their very funny …

    The Brooklyn Nets have decided to discontinue their very funny ‘Nets PR Dept.’ Twitter feed

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    As someone who was (seriously) credited with having a “dry sense of humor” on his kindergarten report card, I appreciate the way Twitter allows for a dry, droll sense of tone to be expressed in 140 characters or less. NBA team-approved Twitter account
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  • Twitter wars: Donald Trump vs. Mark Cuban

    Twitter wars: Donald Trump vs. Mark Cuban

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    Twitter wars, aren't they great. Grown men (it's usually men) throwing down in 140 characters or less. The Greatest Generation would be so proud. Anyway, the latest mano y mano smart phone smackdown pits the thumbs of Donald Trump vs. Mark Cuban's. The …
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  • The Secret Behind Dwyane Wade’s NBA Success: Trainer Ed Downs

    The Secret Behind Dwyane Wade’s NBA Success: Trainer Ed Downs

    dimemag.com Mar 19, 2013
    Learning how to fall is just as important as getting back up if you want to have long career in the NBA. This is something that celebrity trainer Ed Downs, a fifth-degree black belt and former Navy Seals trainer, has taught Miami Heat shooting guard Dwy…
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  • Cuban: For Dirk, 3 more elite years 'at least'

    Cuban: For Dirk, 3 more elite years 'at least'

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban doesn't see why Dirk Nowitzki can't be an elite players for "at least" three more seasons.
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘Oh, I can’t even bear to look’

    Create-a-Caption: ‘Oh, I can’t even bear to look’

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    I don't blame you, Steve Nash. Not only did your Los Angeles Lakers get absolutely hammered in the fourth quarter by the lowly and lottery-bound Phoenix Suns - outscored 28-10 after shooting just 4 for 21 from the floor (that's 19 percent, if you're sco
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  • Beat The Streak: The Heat still have to win 10 more games befor…

    Beat The Streak: The Heat still have to win 10 more games before t…

    CNNSI.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Heat still have to win 10 more games before tying the 1971-72 Lakers' legendary winning streak, but Ben Golliver argues that Miami has the forgiving schedule to pull it off.
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  • LeBron James Is A Better Defender Than The Computerized Version…

    LeBron James Is A Better Defender Than The Computerized Version Of An Ideal NBA Defender

    deadspin.com Mar 19, 2013
    There is plenty of great information to be gleaned from Zach Lowe's exclusive look at the Toronto Raptors' camera tracking system, known as SportVU, but buried within the piece is yet another anecdote that demonstrates the fact that LeBron James is not …
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves x Justin Timberlake “Suit & Tie”

    Minnesota Timberwolves x Justin Timberlake “Suit & Tie”

    dimemag.com Mar 19, 2013
    What can you do if you’re the Minnesota Timberwolves and your entire season has gone down the drain because so many of your players spent time in suits and ties? Well, if you’re the Tee Wolves, you make a spoof of the hit song from Justin Timberlake.
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  • Lost Season: Andrew Bynum won't see the floor this season and ……

    Lost Season: Andrew Bynum won't see the floor this season and …

    CNNSI.com Mar 19, 2013
    Andrew Bynum won't see the floor this season and now the Sixers must evaluate if they want the injury-prone center. Rob Mahoney analyzes the decision that awaits the Sixers.
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  • Section 15: It’s Boys’ Week

    Section 15: It’s Boys’ Week

    nytimes.com Mar 19, 2013
    For three Canadians the basketball buzz in New York has moved across the river, to Brooklyn.
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  • Dime Q&A: Brook Lopez Responds to Criticisms of His Game &a…

    Dime Q&A: Brook Lopez Responds to Criticisms of His Game & Dunking On His Twin Brother

    dimemag.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Brooklyn Nets embarked on an eight-game road trip last night in Detroit after just their second loss in six games on Sunday night to Atlanta. On Saturday, Brook Lopez ducked into (he’s always ducking) the Old Navy store across the street from the sp
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  • Marc Gasol floats no-look lob for Tony Allen alley-oop dunk as …

    Marc Gasol floats no-look lob for Tony Allen alley-oop dunk as Grizzlies beat Timberwolves (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    There have been plenty of positive things about the Memphis Grizzlies' surge since trading starting small forward Rudy Gay as part of a three-team deal that was lambasted in some quarters and lauded in others, with the team's 16-6 mark since the move, o…
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  • You've read the story about former NBA star Adrian Dantley work…

    You've read the story about former NBA star Adrian Dantley working as a crossing guard in Silver Sp

    deadspin.com Mar 19, 2013
    You've read the story about former NBA star Adrian Dantley working as a crossing guard in Silver Spring, Md., and now you can see him in action. He's got impeccable form.Read more...
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  • Shane Battier just can’t seem to stop winning basketball games

    Shane Battier just can’t seem to stop winning basketball games

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    Shane Battier is making the rounds again, in early spring, as is his custom. He’s been at this gig for more than a dozen years now, turning the most convicted of Duke dislikers into grudging admirers, the most frustrated of Memphis Grizzlies fans (“we
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  • Atlanta Hawks cheerleader slips, hits head in scary fall during…

    Atlanta Hawks cheerleader slips, hits head in scary fall during dance routine (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    Scary moment at Monday night's Atlanta Hawks-Dallas Mavericks game in Atlanta, as a Hawks cheerleader slipped on the Philips Arena floor during the break between the third and fourth quarters, and hit her head hard enough to briefly delay play. Paramedi…
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  • Watch Jeff Green’s 43-Point Explosion on the Miami Heat

    Watch Jeff Green’s 43-Point Explosion on the Miami Heat

    dimemag.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Boston Celtics may have come up just short against the cold-blooded machine that is the Miami Heat last night, but they didn’t go down without a fight. A major piece of Boston’s attack was a career-night, borderline out-of-body-experience from Jef
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  • The Bulls Got Screwed By A Correct Call

    The Bulls Got Screwed By A Correct Call

    deadspin.com Mar 19, 2013
    With 5.7 seconds left, down one in an OT thriller against the Nuggets (that no one was watching because Miami-Boston was mid-climax), the Bulls inbounded to Marco Belinelli. Belinelli drove left and put up a fallaway jumper that looked just short-but in
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  • Heat-Celtics might be the NBA's top rivalry

    Heat-Celtics might be the NBA's top rivalry

    CNNSI.com grantland.com Mar 19, 2013
    Miami's record-setting 105-103 win in Boston would not have been possible had the two teams not found inspiration in the NBA's most-heated rivalry, writes Ian Thomsen.
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  • LeBron James Saves Miami’s Winning Streak; Andrew Bynum Is Done…

    LeBron James Saves Miami’s Winning Streak; Andrew Bynum Is Done For The Year

    dimemag.com Mar 19, 2013
    On this night five years ago, the Boston Celtics ended Houston’s 22-game winning streak. They nearly did it to Miami last night, up 13 with only eight minutes left. But then LeBron James happened … In Miami’s incredible 105-103 win, James (37 points
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  • Joakim Noah tips in apparent game-winner, refs call it off, eve…

    Joakim Noah tips in apparent game-winner, refs call it off, everything gets messy, Bulls lose (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    NBA officials miss enough calls, whether in major situations or not, that it's foolish for anyone to expect them to be perfect. Yet it's not unreasonable to believe that referees will understand when and how they're allowed to apply their judgment based…
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  • Suns pull away for romp over Kobe-less Lakers

    Suns pull away for romp over Kobe-less Lakers

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    Luis Scola scored all 14 of his points in the fourth quarter Monday night and the Phoenix Suns pulled away for a 99-76 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were without Kobe Bryant for the second straight night.
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  • Miami Withstands Jeff Green, Continues To Roll

    Miami Withstands Jeff Green, Continues To Roll

    deadspin.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Heat won Monday night for the 23rd straight time, leaving only the 71-72 Lakers with a longer streak at 33.Read more...
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  • LeBron James hits game-winning jumper as Heat beat Celtics, ext…

    LeBron James hits game-winning jumper as Heat beat Celtics, extend win streak to 23 games (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    On a night where the Boston Celtics faced the hottest team in the NBA without defensive leader/spirit animal Kevin Garnett, reserve forward Jeff Green stepped up and turned in the game of his life. On a night where the Miami Heat sought to stretch a six…
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  • About Last Night: Miami Continues to Forget to Lose

    About Last Night: Miami Continues to Forget to Lose

    grantland.com Mar 19, 2013
    In case you were busy getting your NIT bracket in before tipoff, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Miami Heat secured their 23rd conse...
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  • Video - Nuggets Knock Off Thunder For 13th Straight Win 01:04

    Nuggets Knock Off Thunder For 13th Straight Win

    Mar 19
    Ty Lawson scores 25 points as the Nuggets hand the Thunder just their fifth home loss with the 114-104 win.
  • Video - Pacers Punish Magic 95-73 01:10

    Pacers Punish Magic 95-73

    Mar 19
    Pacers cruise to win over Magic.
  • Video - Better Dunk: Jordan Or LeBron? 06:45

    Better Dunk: Jordan Or LeBron?

    Mar 19
    First Take debates which was the dunk of the year, DeAndre Jordan's vicious dunk over Brandon Knight or LeBron James' alley-oop over Jason Terry.
  • Video - Celtics Biggest Threat To Heat In East? 09:27

    Celtics Biggest Threat To Heat In East?

    Mar 19
    Stephen A. Smith, Ryen Russillo and Mike Hill discuss whether the Celtics pose the biggest threat in the Eastern Conference to the Heat.

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    Mar 19
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    Mar 19
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