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Marc Gasol tipped in Zach Randolph's miss with less than a second left in overtime to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 90-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.Share Tweet
Improbable comeback runs Heat's streak to 24 gamesLeBron James scored 25 points as the Miami Heat overcame a 27-point deficit to win their 24th straight game, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-95 on Wednesday and extending the second-longest winning streak in NBA history.Share Tweet
Lopez-Williams tandem powers Nets past MavsBrook Lopez scored 38 points and Deron Williams had 31 in his first visit to Dallas since spurning his hometown team in free agency, leading the Brooklyn Nets past the Mavericks 113-96 on Wednesday night.Share TweetHeading into Wednesday night's road contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat looked primed to extend their winning streak to 24 games and push closer to the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers' all-time record of 33 in a row. The Cavs entered the …Share TweetAnthony Davis outreached Kevin Garnett and Jeff Green for a last-second tip-in, and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a four-game skid with an 87-86 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.Share Tweet
Davis' last-second tip-in lifts Hornets over CeltsDavis' last-second tip-in lifts Hornets over CeltsShare Tweet
A fan runs onto the court in Cleveland to try to convince LeBron James to re-sign with the team (Video)There’s a reason the producers behind televised baseball games cut away from the idiots that decide to run onto the field during a game — the people that jump into the action are morons, and their actions shouldn’t be rewarded with 15 seconds of famShare TweetNo matter how Knicks fans feel about their team’s roster being affected by a rash of injuries, Coach Mike Woodson made it clear before Wednesday’s game against the Orlando Magic that he and General Manager Glen Grunwald are not looking to sign free agShare Tweet
Carmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past MagicCarmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past MagicShare TweetOn Wednesday night, the Miami Heat ventured to Cleveland, the old home of LeBron James, to attempt to extend their historically great winning streak to 24 games. However, they had to wait a little while to get things started. Moments before the schedule…Share Tweet
Cuban heaps praise on posterized Terry, KnightMark Cuban believes that the two NBA players who have been on the receiving end of the most ridicule this month deserve credit for not being cowards.Share Tweet
Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank says the team is ‘disheartening to watch’For the past several seasons, the Detroit Pistons have been a picture of NBA irrelevance. In the summer of 2009, general manager Joe Dumars used the team's considerable cap space to hand out above-market deals to Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon, too c…Share TweetThe NBA has hired former All-Star Kiki Vandeweghe as vice president of basketball operations.Share TweetPau Gasol ran up and down the court Wednesday in a game of 4-on-4 for the first time since suffering a plantar fascia tear in his right foot in early February, and if coach Mike D'Antoni has his way, Gasol could play Friday.Share TweetBefore his team's Tuesday night matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder, reserve Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller apparently decided the time was right to fire up his teammates a bit. The Nuggets were on the back end of a back-to-back, following a…Share Tweetdeadspin.com Mar 20, 2013Hey, what's four-time all-star and Mavericks legend Rolando Blackman been up to? Well...it's complicated. Just don't send him any money until this thing gets sorted out.Read more...Share Tweet
The Nuggets Don't Have A Star Player, But They Don't Need Onedeadspin.com Mar 20, 2013With last night's road victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder-a win that came on the second leg of back-to-back games-the Denver Nuggets quietly extended their win streak to 13. The Miami Heat, of course, have reached 23 straight wins with supernatShare TweetLongtime Newark Star-Ledger columnist and possible Greatest Sportswriter Ever Dave D’Allesandro is always quick to trump up the merits of his Jersey Guys. The NBA is full of them, both in the playing and coaching ranks, and Andrew Bynum is still technicShare TweetBulls analyst reportedly erupts after disputed callShare TweetIt's been an agonizing season for Chase Budinger, rehabbing a knee injury in Minnesota while watching his Timberwolves teammates miss open jumper after open jumper without him.Share Tweet
George Hill clarifies his concerns, after remarking that it ‘sucks’ to play in front of Laker fans in IndianaSomething we neglected to point out, over an exhausting weekend, is the fact that George Hill is an Indianapolis native. This adds to the frustration that the Indiana Pacers guard expressed on Friday night, when pointed to what he termed a 70 percent Lo…Share TweetCLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James wasn't just satisfied with dunking over Jason Terry. On Wednesday, he threw it in the Boston guard's face again.Share TweetSB Nation: Cousins has words for broadcaster -- againShare TweetNormally, when JaVale McGee delivers a facial, it's from like three feet above the rim on offense. Unfortunately for Kevin Durant, during the Denver Nuggets' big 114-104 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, McGee was a defensive fac…Share Tweet
Give And Go: Assessing the future for the Western Conference's lottery teamsFor the seven lottery-bound teams out West, the focus has already shifted to next season. Which teams have the most promising future? Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney take stock.Share Tweet
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar backflips off springboard, belly-flops hard on ‘Splash’ (Video)Hey, remember when Our Fearless Leader shared a photo of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wearing a Darth Vader mask and hugging Katharine Webb, and you worried that a few of the more chemically eventful nights of your youth had finally come home to roost and stompe…Share Tweet
2009 NBA Draft Do-Over“What ifs” in sports can run deeper than still waters. What can be a simple question or proposition on the surface, may also result in major changes to a player or players’ careers and, in some instances, even swing titles. Anyone who drinks water aShare Tweet
Miami Heat Streak Watch: LeBron James and company gun for 24 wins in a rowWhen we last spoke about the Miami Heat’s 23-game winning streak, the idea that luck and timing could play as big a factor as opponent and talent was tossed out. The NBA works as an entertainment device, bent on sending teams around North America for 82Share TweetThe playoffs are getting close, and that means playoff seedings, which are as jumbled as ever this year after more than two thirds of the regular season has elapsed. The East, especially, has bunched up just below the winning streak that’s catapulted thShare Tweet
Russell Westbrook Caught a Huge Alley-Oop off an In-Bounds Play Last NightWhile it didn’t go very well in general for Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder last night in Denver, Russ and the guys did have their moments. Check out this in-bounds play they ran in the third quarter of last night’s game that results iShare Tweet
Chris Webber fires up the telestrator, analyzes the heck out of the ‘Ice Cream Couple’ (Video)With all due respect to fans of the Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic, there really wasn't a whole lot that was exciting about the first half of their Tuesday night game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The two teams combined to shoot 27.7 percent from the fl…Share Tweet
With Heat rolling, Goodrich, West recall Lakers' record runGail Goodrich knew Miami would beat Boston the other night.Share Tweet
Chris Paul’s still got it, flopping-wise (Video)You know, we're only a month away from the end of the 2012-13 NBA season, and it feels like we've barely talked about how the Los Angeles Clippers are scheming, thieving floppers this year. Sure, Chauncey Billups was issued a warning back in December fo…Share Tweet
Thornton, Kings shock Clippers with big winMarcus Thornton had 25 points, Toney Douglas scored 17 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings rallied from eight down in the final 11 minutes to stun the Los Angeles Clippers 116-101 on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
The Denver Nuggets Put A Thumping On OKC; Sacramento Pulls Off A Huge UpsetThe star of the night might’ve been the random ice cream guy (more on this later), but the theme of the night had to be based around the Denver Nuggets. Even up until this point - which is now 13 wins in a row for them - no one (and that’s includiShare Tweet
Three of UK's potential first-rounders leaning toward returningThree University of Kentucky prospects with a strong chance to be drafted in the first round in June, and perhaps be picked late in the lottery, all strongly indicated Tuesday night after the Wildcats' season ended in stunning fashion that they will sta…Share Tweet
Solving the Real Problem With the NBA's Tanking EpidemicAmid the buzzer-beaters, heartbreak, and drama in the NCAA tournament, NBA teams are using college basketball's biggest stage to fine-tune their evalu...Share Tweet
The SportVU Follow-up: Answering the Most Common Questions and More Ghost RaptorsI have a ton of cool information from the Raptors' analytics program that didn't fit in yesterday's original big-picture piece, so I wanted to share a...Share Tweet
Bill & Bird: Larry Bird on Fighting in the NBA and Why He Hates Bill LaimbeerLarry Bird tells Bill Simmons that he thinks the NBA has taken the flagrant foul thing too far, reviews his career in on-court brawls, and explains wh...Share Tweet
Harden Leads Rockets With 29 PointsMar 20James Harden and Jeremy Lin combine to score 53 points in win over Jazz.
Lopez dominates with season high 38 pointsMar 20Brook Lopez grabs the rebound and dunks it as the Nets beat the Mavericks 113-96
Lakers Hopeful Pau, Kobe Back FridayMar 20Tim Legler weighs in on how the Lakers integrate all of their players.
Heat Erase 27-Point Deficit To Extend StreakMar 20LeBron James records a triple-double to carry the Heat past the Cavs 98-95 and to their 24th straight win.