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Kenyon Martin Goes Back In Time, Catches An Off-The-Backboard A…

Kenyon Martin Goes Back In Time, Catches An Off-The-Backboard Alley-Oop

dimemag.com Updated May 7, 2013
If the Knicks could just bottle up their play from the late third quarter into the fourth quarter of their Game 2 win, they’d be the greatest team of all time. Seriously. Over a period of about 12 minutes, New York eviscerated the Pacers with a 30-2 run
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  • 'Melo, Knicks leave Pacers plenty to ponder after New York win

    'Melo, Knicks leave Pacers plenty to ponder after New York win

    After the Knicks turned a two-point third quarter deficit into a 105-79 Game 2 win, Indiana has a lot to figure out if it hopes to regain control of the series, writes Chris Mannix.
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  • Carmelo Anthony Puts Jeff Pendergraph On His Butt With A Sick D…

    Carmelo Anthony Puts Jeff Pendergraph On His Butt With A Sick Dunk

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    After another subpar shooting start in tonight’s Game 2, Carmelo Anthony exploded in the second half, finishing with 32 points on 50 percent shooting. He also delivered perhaps his best dunk of the playoffs: a mean, two-handed facial in Jeff Pendergraph
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  • Reggie Miller Talks Smack To Spike Lee On Twitter, Then Spike V…

    Reggie Miller Talks Smack To Spike Lee On Twitter, Then Spike Videobombs Reggie

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    Exactly 18 years ago today, Reggie Miller beat New York in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals with his iconic “eight points in 8.9 seconds” run. And now with New York and Indiana meeting again to relive their playoff rivalry, Miller and
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  • Iman Shumpert’s Nasty One-Handed Putback Dunk Against The Pacer…

    Iman Shumpert’s Nasty One-Handed Putback Dunk Against The Pacers

    dimemag.com yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Did you know that up until the final week of the regular season, Iman Shumpert hadn’t scored in double-figures in two straight games all season? Well now he’s scored at least 10 in five-straight games after giving Indiana 13 tonight during New York’
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  • Phil Jackson Turns Down The Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Offer

    Phil Jackson Turns Down The Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Offer

    Legendary NBA head coach Phil Jackson reportedly spoke to the Nets today about their recently-vacated head coach position. Ex-coach P.J. Carlesimo was just fired after the Nets lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs to the Chicago Bulls. Jackson ha…
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  • Magic Man: Kevin Durant saved the Thunder from what looked l……

    Magic Man: Kevin Durant saved the Thunder from what looked l…

    CNNSI.com May 7, 2013
    Kevin Durant saved the Thunder from what looked like a certain loss in Game 1. What more does he have up his sleeve in Game 2 vs. the Grizzlies? Follow the action here.
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  • Heat, Bulls both seeking Game 2 improvement

    Heat, Bulls both seeking Game 2 improvement

    nba.com May 7, 2013
    The Miami Heat have been in this less-than-ideal spot before.
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  • Suns' Beasley under investigation for alleged assault

    Suns' Beasley under investigation for alleged assault

    nba.com yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Scottsdale police are investigating Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley in connection with an alleged sexual assault.
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  • The Los Angeles Clippers? Gone till November

    The Los Angeles Clippers? Gone till November

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    With every season that ends, for the playoff teams at least, we felt it right to take a look ahead. TNT already has the rights to "Gone Fishin'," and because we're sure that someone, somewhere, still likes that Wyclef song, we're going with &q…
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  • LeBron: Will overrides strategy against Bulls

    LeBron: Will overrides strategy against Bulls

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    A day after his team struggled in a stunning playoff loss to the Chicago Bulls, LeBron James said the Miami Heat need to focus more on an attitude adjustment than any strategical tweaks.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring a long, hard look at the NBA coac…

    The 10-man rotation, starring a long, hard look at the NBA coaching life of George Karl

    yahoo.com May 7, 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: Roundball Mining Company. After yet an…
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  • David Lee, Blake Griffin & The NBA’s Top 10 Power Forwards …

    David Lee, Blake Griffin & The NBA’s Top 10 Power Forwards Of The Season

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    The power forward position is without a doubt the most reliable position in the NBA. Most teams are going to struggle without a quality power forward to rely on when the going gets tough. When shots aren’t falling for the guards, power forwards are the
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  • 5 things the Memphis Grizzlies need to do to beat the Thunder i…

    5 things the Memphis Grizzlies need to do to beat the Thunder in Game 2

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    For most of the first 45 minutes of Sunday's Game 1, the Memphis Grizzlies controlled the pace, the style and the action of their Western Conference semifinals opening matchup with the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder. But in those final few minutes, it…
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  • The inspiration for Marge Simpson was a Portland Trail Blazers …

    The inspiration for Marge Simpson was a Portland Trail Blazers supporter

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Sadly, the inspiration behind the “Marge Simpson” character ‘Simpsons’ mastermind Matt Groening created a quarter-century ago died last month. Margaret Ruth Groening’s subsequent obituary in The Oregonian reads about as impressively as obits ten
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  • Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, The Celtics & The Craziest Trad…

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, The Celtics & The Craziest Trade Rumor You’ve Heard This Year

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    When Danny Ainge first acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen back in 2007, the new Big Three, in theory, was providing the Celtics with a three-year championship window. After going one for two in their title appearances in their first three years, Ainge…
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  • We Reminisce: Reggie Miller Stomps on New York’s Soul

    We Reminisce: Reggie Miller Stomps on New York’s Soul

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    This will surely be a topic of discussion tonight, especially with Reggie Miller working as one of the broadcasters for Knicks/Pacers at Madison Square Garden. 18 years ago today, kids: For breaking news, rumors, exclusive content, and contests sent rig…
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  • Bulls' Deng, Hinrich unlikely for G2 vs. Heat

    Bulls' Deng, Hinrich unlikely for G2 vs. Heat

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday that he isn't sure Luol Deng will travel to Miami for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Heat, and Kirk Hinrich said the calf injury that has kept him out of the past three games hasn't changed…
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  • The Phoenix Suns hire 33-year old Ryan McDonough to be their ne…

    The Phoenix Suns hire 33-year old Ryan McDonough to be their new general manager

    yahoo.com nba.com ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    Earlier on Tuesday, word was filtering around the usual NBA circles that the Phoenix Suns were attempting to hire Los Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill as the team’s new general manager. That potential hire would come on the heels of the disastrous re
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  • Derek Fisher *did* get fined $5K for that ‘double flop’ against…

    Derek Fisher *did* get fined $5K for that ‘double flop’ against the Rockets (Video)

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Hey, remember when Houston Rockets center Omer Asik got called for what appeared to be a pretty dubious offensive foul during the second quarter of Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder? Of course you do! (Remember how I tried to change the name &quo…
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  • 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett to have surgery, agent says

    2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett to have surgery, agent says

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    UNLV draft prospect Anthony Bennett will have rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.com.
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  • Manu Ginobili, Gregg Popovich, Kent Bazemore offer great breakd…

    Manu Ginobili, Gregg Popovich, Kent Bazemore offer great breakdown of Spurs’ game-winner

    We've already talked quite a bit about the game-winning 3-pointer that Manu Ginobili nailed in double overtime to push the San Antonio Spurs past the Golden State Warriors to a 1-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinals series. Let's let three peop…
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  • In the N.B.A., Celebrate at Your Own Risk

    In the N.B.A., Celebrate at Your Own Risk

    nytimes.com May 7, 2013
    N.B.A. players mimic each others' celebrations and wander over the line between respect and disrespect.
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  • Dwight Howard’s 6 Biggest Screw-Ups With The Lakers This Season

    Dwight Howard’s 6 Biggest Screw-Ups With The Lakers This Season

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    On August 11, 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers completed their second blockbuster trade of the offseason. After luring two-time MVP Steve Nash away from division rival Phoenix, they worked out a four-team deal that brought Dwight Howard to the bright lights…
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  • Bernard King harshly but accurately analyzes Carmelo Anthony on…

    Bernard King harshly but accurately analyzes Carmelo Anthony on Twitter, then shuts down his account

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    The New York Knicks have long been known as the most paranoid of all the 30 NBA teams, infamously sitting in on meetings between the press and players, ostracizing the team’s longtime beat writers, and even taping Carmelo Anthony’s entire workday unde
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  • Deadspin I-Team: Who Is The Shrieking Spurs Fan?

    Deadspin I-Team: Who Is The Shrieking Spurs Fan?

    deadspin.com May 7, 2013
    Last night's Warriors-Spurs double-OT thriller was exciting, but many fans at home struggled to fully integrate themselves into the game experience thanks to a shrill Spurs fan whose voice came through loud and clear on TNT's broadcast.Read more...
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  • Warriors’ new arena designs bring in San Francisco skyline, wat…

    Warriors’ new arena designs bring in San Francisco skyline, waterfront

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    The Golden State Warriors have unveiled designs for their proposed new arena, and while the arena itself is of a standard form (unlike some recent ideas), its aesthetics set it apart from any other gym in the league.The $1 billion project, designed by t…
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  • Shaq Beats Charles Barkley in Three-Point Contest, Then Breakda…

    Shaq Beats Charles Barkley in Three-Point Contest, Then Breakdances on TNT

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    To close out a TNT broadcast that had just finished showing the wild Warriors/Spurs shootout, the guys in the studio brought us this tremendous three-point “contest” between Shaq and Charles Barkley. The two of them had been talking smack to each othe
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  • This is what it’s like to elbow President Barack Obama in the m…

    This is what it’s like to elbow President Barack Obama in the mouth during a pickup game

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    When you love playing basketball, you're eventually going to catch a stray shot in the midst of some physical play - even if you're the President of the United States. Barack Obama suffered the sting back in 2010, when a Thanksgiving weekend pickup run
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  • The Special Edition Nike LeBron X “What The MVP”

    The Special Edition Nike LeBron X “What The MVP”

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    Last night during Miami’s first loss of the postseason - a 93-86 Game 1 L courtesy of Nate Robinson and the Bulls - LeBron James celebrated his fourth MVP award by wearing a special edition Nike LeBron X “What The MVP.” The shoe fuses the unique
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  • ‘Screaming Spurs Fan’ likes screaming for the Spurs, was quite …

    ‘Screaming Spurs Fan’ likes screaming for the Spurs, was quite psyched during Game 1 (Video)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    After trailing the Golden State Warriors by as many as 18 and facing a 104-88 deficit with 4:31 remaining in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the San Antonio Spurs ripped off a remarkable 18-2 run to tie the game and fo…
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  • Here's Luol Deng Cheering On His Team From A Hospital Bed

    Here's Luol Deng Cheering On His Team From A Hospital Bed

    deadspin.com May 7, 2013
    This may end up being the defining image of the Chicago Bulls' season, which has seen the team struggle to hold itself together with spit and glue while somehow making a playoff run. Read more...
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  • VP 'very confident' Paul will re-sign with Clips

    VP 'very confident' Paul will re-sign with Clips

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers general manager Gary Sacks wasn't in a mood to say much about any of the major decisions hanging over the franchise this summer in the first few moments after the Memphis Grizzlies knocked the Clippers out of the playoffs.
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  • That Warriors-Spurs Game Was Bonkers

    That Warriors-Spurs Game Was Bonkers

    deadspin.com May 7, 2013
    Manu Ginobili hit the game-winning shot with 1.2 seconds left in double-overtime to put a bow on an absolutely incredible game. With less than four minutes left in regulation Klay Thompson fouled out with the Warriors up 104-88. Chris Webber said someth…
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  • Expect Carmelo Anthony to join in Knicks' free-throw line dance…

    Expect Carmelo Anthony to join in Knicks' free-throw line dance for Game 2 vs. Pacers

    nydailynews.com May 7, 2013
    Amar’e Stoudemire rolled to the basket and Earl Barron wrapped him up from behind in a WWE headlock, not exactly what they allow these days in the NBA, and definitely not the kind of interior defense the Knicks are seeing from the Indiana Pacers.
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  • Emotional Noah tells Rose critics to 'shut up'

    Emotional Noah tells Rose critics to 'shut up'

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah had an imppasioned message for critics of teammate Derrick Rose after the Bulls' impressive 93-86 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night.
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  • Robinson, Butler help Bulls surprise Heat in Game 1

    Robinson, Butler help Bulls surprise Heat in Game 1

    CNNSI.com May 7, 2013
    Robinson, Butler help Bulls surprise Heat in Game 1
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  • Who's That Guy? Pablo Prigioni!

    Who's That Guy? Pablo Prigioni!

    grantland.com May 7, 2013
    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known f...
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  • Songs for a Blue Warriors Fan

    Songs for a Blue Warriors Fan

    grantland.com May 7, 2013
    There will be no shortage of commentary on the devastating, nay, soul-decimating loss suffered by the Golden State Warriors last night. And rightfully...
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  • Video - Bulls-Heat Game 2 Preview 04:42

    Bulls-Heat Game 2 Preview

    May 7
    Tim Legler discusses how the layoff hurt the Heat and how they can bounce back against the Bulls' defensive style of basketball.
  • Video - Knicks Impressive In Game 2 02:42

    Knicks Impressive In Game 2

    May 7
    Tim Legler breaks down Carmelo Anthony's 32-point performance to guide the Knicks past the Pacers.
  • Video - Knicks Even Series 01:32

    Knicks Even Series

    May 7
    The Knicks went on a 30-2 run and forced 21 turnovers in a 105-79 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - E:60 -- Kenneth Faried 11:36

    E:60 -- Kenneth Faried

    May 7
    Tom Friend profiles Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, whose rise to the NBA was aided by the support of his two mothers.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA playoffs 2013 - New York Knicks capitalize on Indiana Pacers' weakenes…

    May 7
    While both teams have their glaring weaknesses, the Knicks overcame theirs in Game 2, Brian Windhorst writes.
  • 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett to have surgery, agent says

    May 7
    UNLV draft prospect Anthony Bennett will have rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.com.
  • 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett undergoes shoulder surgery for SLAP tear

    May 8
    UNLV draft prospect Anthony Bennett will have rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.com.
  • 2013 NBA playoffs - Chicago Bulls overcoming excuses and despair with conf…

    May 7
    The Chicago Bulls are overcoming excuses and despair with a confidence that anything is possible.