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Duncan's double-double leads Spurs over GS

Duncan's double-double leads Spurs over GS

ESPN.com Updated Mar 20, 2013
Tim Duncan had 25 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and four blocks and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 104-93 on Wednesday night.
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  • Gasol tip-in pushes Grizzlies by Thunder in OT

    Gasol tip-in pushes Grizzlies by Thunder in OT

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    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.
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  • Improbable comeback runs Heat's streak to 24 games

    Improbable comeback runs Heat's streak to 24 games

    nba.com Mar 20, 2013
    LeBron 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.
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  • Lopez-Williams tandem powers Nets past Mavs

    Lopez-Williams tandem powers Nets past Mavs

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Brook 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.
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  • Heat rally from 27 down to beat Cavs, extend streak to 24 wins …

    Heat rally from 27 down to beat Cavs, extend streak to 24 wins in a wild one

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Heading 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 …
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  • Davis' late tip-in propels Hornets past Celtics

    Davis' late tip-in propels Hornets past Celtics

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Anthony 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.
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  • Davis' last-second tip-in lifts Hornets over Celts

    Davis' last-second tip-in lifts Hornets over Celts

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    Davis' last-second tip-in lifts Hornets over Celts
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  • A fan runs onto the court in Cleveland to try to convince LeBro…

    A fan runs onto the court in Cleveland to try to convince LeBron James to re-sign with the team (Video)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Mar 20, 2013
    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 fam
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  • Ailing Knicks Content With Players They Have

    Ailing Knicks Content With Players They Have

    No 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 ag
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  • Carmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past Magic

    Carmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past Magic

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    Carmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past Magic
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  • A scoreboard carbon dioxide leak in Cleveland delayed the Caval…

    A scoreboard carbon dioxide leak in Cleveland delayed the Cavaliers/Heat game 35 minutes

    yahoo.com nba.com Mar 20, 2013
    On 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…
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  • Cuban heaps praise on posterized Terry, Knight

    Cuban heaps praise on posterized Terry, Knight

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Mark 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.
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  • Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank says the team is ‘disheart…

    Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank says the team is ‘disheartening to watch’

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    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…
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  • NBA adds Vandeweghe as basketball operations VP

    NBA adds Vandeweghe as basketball operations VP

    nba.com Mar 20, 2013
    The NBA has hired former All-Star Kiki Vandeweghe as vice president of basketball operations.
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  • Lakers' D'Antoni hopeful Pau, Kobe back Friday

    Lakers' D'Antoni hopeful Pau, Kobe back Friday

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Pau 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.
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  • Respect due: Andre Miller’s 4th-quarter takeover in Nuggets’ bi…

    Respect due: Andre Miller’s 4th-quarter takeover in Nuggets’ big road win over Thunder

    Before 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…
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  • NFL Player Sues Rolando Blackman For Running An Alleged African…

    NFL Player Sues Rolando Blackman For Running An Alleged African Gold Scam

    deadspin.com Mar 20, 2013
    Hey, 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...
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  • The Nuggets Don't Have A Star Player, But They Don't Need One

    The Nuggets Don't Have A Star Player, But They Don't Need One

    deadspin.com Mar 20, 2013
    With 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 supernat
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  • Andrew Bynum’s former high school administrators and coaches do…

    Andrew Bynum’s former high school administrators and coaches don’t get why he ‘act(s) like that’

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    Longtime 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 technic
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  • Bulls analyst reportedly erupts after disputed call

    Bulls analyst reportedly erupts after disputed call

    Bulls analyst reportedly erupts after disputed call
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  • Wolves' Budinger hopes to return on Thursday

    Wolves' Budinger hopes to return on Thursday

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 20, 2013
    It'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.
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  • George Hill clarifies his concerns, after remarking that it ‘su…

    George Hill clarifies his concerns, after remarking that it ‘sucks’ to play in front of Laker fans in Indiana

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    Something 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…
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  • LeBron 'glad' his monster dunk came over Terry

    LeBron 'glad' his monster dunk came over Terry

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James wasn't just satisfied with dunking over Jason Terry. On Wednesday, he threw it in the Boston guard's face again.
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  • SB Nation: Cousins has words for broadcaster -- again

    SB Nation: Cousins has words for broadcaster -- again

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    SB Nation: Cousins has words for broadcaster -- again
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  • Create-a-Caption: JaVale McGee totally hates Kevin Durant’s fac…

    Create-a-Caption: JaVale McGee totally hates Kevin Durant’s face

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Mar 20, 2013
    Normally, 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…
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  • Give And Go: Assessing the future for the Western Conference's …

    Give And Go: Assessing the future for the Western Conference's lottery teams

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    For 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.
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  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar backflips off springboard, belly-flops hard…

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar backflips off springboard, belly-flops hard on ‘Splash’ (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    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…
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  • 2009 NBA Draft Do-Over

    2009 NBA Draft Do-Over

    dimemag.com Mar 20, 2013
    “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 a
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  • Miami Heat Streak Watch: LeBron James and company gun for 24 wi…

    Miami Heat Streak Watch: LeBron James and company gun for 24 wins in a row

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    When 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 82
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  • Projecting The Final 8 NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Seeds

    Projecting The Final 8 NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Seeds

    dimemag.com Mar 20, 2013
    The 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 th
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  • Russell Westbrook Caught a Huge Alley-Oop off an In-Bounds Play…

    Russell Westbrook Caught a Huge Alley-Oop off an In-Bounds Play Last Night

    dimemag.com Mar 20, 2013
    While 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 i
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  • Chris Webber fires up the telestrator, analyzes the heck out of…

    Chris Webber fires up the telestrator, analyzes the heck out of the ‘Ice Cream Couple’ (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    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…
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  • With Heat rolling, Goodrich, West recall Lakers' record run

    With Heat rolling, Goodrich, West recall Lakers' record run

    nba.com Mar 20, 2013
    Gail Goodrich knew Miami would beat Boston the other night.
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  • Chris Paul’s still got it, flopping-wise (Video)

    Chris Paul’s still got it, flopping-wise (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    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…
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  • Thornton, Kings shock Clippers with big win

    Thornton, Kings shock Clippers with big win

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Marcus 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.
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  • The Denver Nuggets Put A Thumping On OKC; Sacramento Pulls Off …

    The Denver Nuggets Put A Thumping On OKC; Sacramento Pulls Off A Huge Upset

    dimemag.com Mar 20, 2013
    The 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 includi
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  • Three of UK's potential first-rounders leaning toward returning

    Three of UK's potential first-rounders leaning toward returning

    nba.com Mar 20, 2013
    Three 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…
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  • Solving the Real Problem With the NBA's Tanking Epidemic

    Solving the Real Problem With the NBA's Tanking Epidemic

    grantland.com Mar 20, 2013
    Amid the buzzer-beaters, heartbreak, and drama in the NCAA tournament, NBA teams are using college basketball's biggest stage to fine-tune their evalu...
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  • The SportVU Follow-up: Answering the Most Common Questions and …

    The SportVU Follow-up: Answering the Most Common Questions and More Ghost Raptors

    grantland.com Mar 20, 2013
    I 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...
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  • Bill & Bird: Larry Bird on Fighting in the NBA and Why He H…

    Bill & Bird: Larry Bird on Fighting in the NBA and Why He Hates Bill Laimbeer

    grantland.com Mar 20, 2013
    Larry 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...
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  • Video - Harden Leads Rockets With 29 Points 00:56

    Harden Leads Rockets With 29 Points

    Mar 20
    James Harden and Jeremy Lin combine to score 53 points in win over Jazz.
  • Video - Lopez dominates with season high 38 points 00:24

    Lopez dominates with season high 38 points

    Mar 20
    Brook Lopez grabs the rebound and dunks it as the Nets beat the Mavericks 113-96
  • Video - Lakers Hopeful Pau, Kobe Back Friday 03:44

    Lakers Hopeful Pau, Kobe Back Friday

    Mar 20
    Tim Legler weighs in on how the Lakers integrate all of their players.
  • Video - Heat Erase 27-Point Deficit To Extend Streak 01:28

    Heat Erase 27-Point Deficit To Extend Streak

    Mar 20
    LeBron James records a triple-double to carry the Heat past the Cavs 98-95 and to their 24th straight win.

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