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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.Share Tweet
Lil Wayne got a visit from Chris Paul during his recent stay in L.A. hospitalSACRAMENTO, 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 ClipShare TweetIndiana Pacers forward David West will not play Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic because of a sprained lower back.Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: I Need Some Of That Vagueness NowThank 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...Share Tweet
Upon Further Review, The Overscrupulous NBA Replay Policy Wastes Everyone's Damn TimeMarch 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…Share Tweet
Stephon Marbury will coach a bit in ChinaIn 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 AssShare Tweet
Clippers sign Wayns to second 10-day dealThe Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Maalik Wayns to a second 10-day contract.Share TweetAlready missing an All-Star and their best big man, the Cleveland Cavaliers have lost another key player to injury.Share Tweet
Bulls sign forward Thomas to 10-day dealForward Malcolm Thomas has signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls.Share TweetKnicks 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.Share TweetThe 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.Share Tweet
The Brooklyn Nets have decided to discontinue their very funny ‘Nets PR Dept.’ Twitter feedAs 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 accountShare Tweet
Twitter wars: Donald Trump vs. Mark CubanTwitter 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 …Share Tweet
The Secret Behind Dwyane Wade’s NBA Success: Trainer Ed DownsLearning 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…Share Tweet
Cuban: For Dirk, 3 more elite years 'at least'Mavericks owner Mark Cuban doesn't see why Dirk Nowitzki can't be an elite players for "at least" three more seasons.Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: ‘Oh, I can’t even bear to look’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 scoShare Tweet
Beat The Streak: The Heat still have to win 10 more games before t…CNNSI.com Mar 19, 2013The 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.Share Tweet
LeBron James Is A Better Defender Than The Computerized Version Of An Ideal NBA DefenderThere 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 …Share Tweet
Minnesota Timberwolves x Justin Timberlake “Suit & Tie”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.Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 19, 2013Andrew 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.Share Tweet
Section 15: It’s Boys’ Weeknytimes.com Mar 19, 2013For three Canadians the basketball buzz in New York has moved across the river, to Brooklyn.Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Brook Lopez Responds to Criticisms of His Game & Dunking On His Twin BrotherThe 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 spShare Tweet
Marc Gasol floats no-look lob for Tony Allen alley-oop dunk as Grizzlies beat Timberwolves (Video)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…Share Tweet
You've read the story about former NBA star Adrian Dantley working as a crossing guard in Silver SpYou'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...Share Tweet
Shane Battier just can’t seem to stop winning basketball gamesShane 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 (“weShare TweetScary 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…Share Tweet
Watch Jeff Green’s 43-Point Explosion on the Miami HeatThe 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 JefShare Tweet
The Bulls Got Screwed By A Correct CallWith 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 inShare TweetMiami'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.Share Tweet
LeBron James Saves Miami’s Winning Streak; Andrew Bynum Is Done For The YearOn 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 pointsShare Tweet
Joakim Noah tips in apparent game-winner, refs call it off, everything gets messy, Bulls lose (Video)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…Share TweetLuis 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.Share Tweet
Miami Withstands Jeff Green, Continues To RollThe Heat won Monday night for the 23rd straight time, leaving only the 71-72 Lakers with a longer streak at 33.Read more...Share TweetOn 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…Share Tweet
About Last Night: Miami Continues to Forget to Losegrantland.com Mar 19, 2013In 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...Share Tweet
Nuggets Knock Off Thunder For 13th Straight WinMar 19Ty Lawson scores 25 points as the Nuggets hand the Thunder just their fifth home loss with the 114-104 win.
Pacers Punish Magic 95-73Mar 19Pacers cruise to win over Magic.
Better Dunk: Jordan Or LeBron?Mar 19First 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.
Celtics Biggest Threat To Heat In East?Mar 19Stephen A. Smith, Ryen Russillo and Mike Hill discuss whether the Celtics pose the biggest threat in the Eastern Conference to the Heat.