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Johnson critical of Jim Buss, D'Antoni hiring

Johnson critical of Jim Buss, D'Antoni hiring

ESPN.com nydailynews.com yahoo.com Updated Nov 14, 2012
After tweeting that he would remain silent if he didn't "have anything nice to say," Magic Johnson said what was on his mind anyway.
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  • Grizzlies thump Thunder for sixth straight victory

    Grizzlies thump Thunder for sixth straight victory

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Rudy Gay scored a season-high 28 points, Zach Randolph added 20 points and 11 rebounds before getting ejected along with Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins during a late-game altercation and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Thunder 107-97…
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  • Harden scores 30 as Rockets hold off Hornets

    Harden scores 30 as Rockets hold off Hornets

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    James Harden scored 30 points, Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets held off the New Orleans Hornets 100-96 on Wednesday night.
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  • Charlotte Bobcats Commit A Chris Webber, Escape Minnesota With …

    Charlotte Bobcats Commit A Chris Webber, Escape Minnesota With A Win Anyway

    deadspin.com CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    The hapless Charlotte Bobcats won in spite of themselves tonight against the Timberwolves 89-87, needing a Kemba Walker score in the final seconds to seize a lead partially frittered away when Reggie Williams called a time out the Bobcats didn't have an…
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  • Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat starts against Los Angeles Clippers

    Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat starts against Los Angeles Clippers

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will play in Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers despite a sprained left foot.
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  • Pierce's last-minute FTs push Celtics past Jazz

    Pierce's last-minute FTs push Celtics past Jazz

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    Paul Pierce hit two free throws with 19.5 seconds left and finished with 23 points, lifting the Boston Celtics to a 98-93 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
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  • Bogut to rehab in L.A. during Warriors' road trip

    Bogut to rehab in L.A. during Warriors' road trip

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 14, 2012
    Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will be in the Los Angeles area during part of the team's upcoming road trip to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left ankle.
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  • Nets' Wallace (ankle) to miss 6th straight game

    Nets' Wallace (ankle) to miss 6th straight game

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace will miss his sixth straight game Thursday against the Boston Celtics due to a sprained left ankle.
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  • Monroe, Pistons rout 76ers for season's 1st win

    Monroe, Pistons rout 76ers for season's 1st win

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    Greg Monroe had 19 points, 18 rebounds and six assists to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 94-76 on Wednesday night for their first win of the season.
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  • NBA's most surprising (and unlucky) team

    NBA's most surprising (and unlucky) team

    CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    There are unlucky teams, and then there are the Timberwolves. But in the face of early misfortune, Rick Adelman has his team off to a hot start. Rob Mahoney examines their success.
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  • Timberwolves lose Budinger for 3 months after surgery

    Timberwolves lose Budinger for 3 months after surgery

    CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    Timberwolves lose Budinger for 3 months after surgery
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  • See an NBA game for $0.10 … seriously 10 cents

    See an NBA game for $0.10 … seriously 10 cents

    yahoo.com Nov 14, 2012
    Interested in hosting a party for you and 16 of your friends at a Philadelphia 76ers game? If you've got $6.80 lying around, you're in luck, because a block of 17 tickets for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons was on sale for $0.40 a tic…
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  • Kobe Bryant visits with Los Angeles homeless in new web miniser…

    Kobe Bryant visits with Los Angeles homeless in new web miniseries (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 14, 2012
    Pretty much every elite professional athlete in the world supports a charitable cause, whether by setting up a personal foundation or joining forces with a preexisting group. Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant, via the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Fo…
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  • Wolves' Pekovic, Roy, Barea out vs. Bobcats

    Wolves' Pekovic, Roy, Barea out vs. Bobcats

    nba.com Nov 14, 2012
    Brandon Roy sat down at his locker on Wednesday night as he prepared to sit out another with a sore right knee. He was asked if he planned on suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves in their next game on Friday night.
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  • NBA players union still appealing Cousins' suspension

    NBA players union still appealing Cousins' suspension

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    The NBA players' association is continuing its appeal on behalf of Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins even after he has served his suspension.
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  • Ray Allen’s Miami Rental Mansion Is Nicer Than Wherever You Liv…

    Ray Allen’s Miami Rental Mansion Is Nicer Than Wherever You Live

    dimemag.com Nov 14, 2012
    How hard could the recruitment of Ray Allen been, really, for Miami? Playing alongside LeBron James and Dwyane Wade has its perks. So does this place he calls temporary home, according to Curbed Miami, for $50,000 a month. Hit the jump to see a video to…
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  • Oscar Robertson is auctioning off his 1964 MVP trophy, an award…

    Oscar Robertson is auctioning off his 1964 MVP trophy, an award that has been in his attic for 40 years

    yahoo.com Nov 14, 2012
    Over a year ago, we detailed the auction set up to sell off several mementos earned by Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving, who was dealing with some financial woes at the time. Last week, we learned that fellow Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson will be …
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  • Rockets rookie White still absent from practices

    Rockets rookie White still absent from practices

    Houston rookie Royce White remains absent from the team in a dispute over how the Rockets are helping him confront his anxiety disorder.
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  • Pekovic, Roy, Barea all out for Timberwolves

    Pekovic, Roy, Barea all out for Timberwolves

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Nov 14, 2012
    Brandon Roy sat down at his locker on Wednesday night as he prepared to sit out another with a sore right knee. He was asked if he planned on suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves in their next game on Friday night.
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  • Jordan Crawford Tries To Shoot Jan Vesely's Free Throws In Hila…

    Jordan Crawford Tries To Shoot Jan Vesely's Free Throws In Hilariously Devious Fashion

    deadspin.com Nov 14, 2012
    Watch the video above carefully. The first thing you should notice is the Wizards' Jan Vesely battling for post position with the Bobcats' Tyrus Thomas. In the midst of the jostling, the referee calls a foul on Thomas, sending Vesely to the line. Or rat…
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  • Rasheed Wallace yells ‘YEAH AFLAC’ after a player not named ‘Af…

    Rasheed Wallace yells ‘YEAH AFLAC’ after a player not named ‘Aflac’ misses a free throw (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 14, 2012
    There are a lot of things, despite the name of this particular blog, that we don't like about Rasheed Wallace. Longtime readers know all about our frustrations with the guy. Recent devotees will probably guess that those gripes have a lot to do with his…
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  • 5-on-5: Heat-Clips, Thunder-Griz

    5-on-5: Heat-Clips, Thunder-Griz

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    5-on-5: Breaking down the big questions heading into ESPN's NBA doubleheader
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘I mean … maybe this time, *you* take the sho…

    Create-a-Caption: ‘I mean … maybe this time, *you* take the shot’

    yahoo.com Nov 14, 2012
    Listen, people can freak out all the want about whether Mike D'Antoni is the right coach to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a title, whether the Buss family or Phil Jackson and his representatives were to blame for the disintegration of an alleged handsh…
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  • The 10 Most Interesting Story Lines Of The NBA Season

    The 10 Most Interesting Story Lines Of The NBA Season

    dimemag.com Nov 14, 2012
    Yes, we know the season is still young. There are a lot of games left to be played in what should be a great year, but still, it seems there’ll be a surprise for us waiting around every corner. This season has already given us some unexpected gut-punche
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  • Magic stunt team member stable after game fall

    Magic stunt team member stable after game fall

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 14, 2012
    A cheerleader and stunt team member is in stable condition after falling on her head during a performance at an Orlando Magic game.
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  • Taking a cue from their famous trainer, the Detroit Pistons off…

    Taking a cue from their famous trainer, the Detroit Pistons offer health food on the home arena’s menu

    yahoo.com Nov 14, 2012
    Some readers and even Detroit Pistons fans will take to this news as some sort of recognition of the loss of one of the great freedoms of sporting culture - the ability to go to a game and imbibe in endless amounts of terrible food, watered-down soda th
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  • The Spurs' Final Play Was Brilliant. The Lakers' Final Play Was…

    The Spurs' Final Play Was Brilliant. The Lakers' Final Play Was A Hot Mess.

    deadspin.com ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Spurs' 84-82 win over the Lakers came down to a pair of plays in the waning seconds. San Antonio's relied on the element of surprise, an unlikely shooter, everyone knowing their roles. Los Angeles's consisted of Pau Gasol shooting a three. This is w…
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  • How Anderson Varejao Quietly Lit Up The Nets Last Night

    How Anderson Varejao Quietly Lit Up The Nets Last Night

    deadspin.com Nov 14, 2012
    Anderson Varejao scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds last night in a loss to the Nets. It feels crazy to write that, because Varejao isn't the kind of center you expect to put up such fat numbers. He's the "energy guy," the big man who ne…
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  • Belgian basketball player tries to score on own basket, misses …

    Belgian basketball player tries to score on own basket, misses 4 straight layups, wins Internet (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Eurobasket website identifies three levels of professional basketball in Belgium: the Ethias League (the nation's top tier), Division II and Division III. The uploader of this YouTube clip tells us that the play in question - the remarkable, ridicul
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  • Carmelo Has a Mini Meltdown; The Spurs Torture the Lakers; Dero…

    Carmelo Has a Mini Meltdown; The Spurs Torture the Lakers; Deron Williams & Kyrie Irving Put On A Show

    dimemag.com Nov 14, 2012
    Pau Gasol, we hope you surround yourself with protection tonight. You might turn up along the rocks in the Pacific Ocean tomorrow morning, courtesy of a crazed Kobe Bryant. Down two on the last possession last night against the Spurs, Gasol couldn’t fin
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  • Barack Obama's Advice for the Clippers

    Barack Obama's Advice for the Clippers

    grantland.com Nov 14, 2012
    Barack Obama offers his advice to Chris Paul and asks him to relay a message to Blake Griffin about his jump shot.
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  • About the Previous Evening: Lakers Lose, Spartans Win, and All …

    About the Previous Evening: Lakers Lose, Spartans Win, and All the Marlins Get Traded

    grantland.com Nov 14, 2012
    Pretty much every morning, About Last Night provides you with the essential sports headlines that you need to know. This is not one of those mornings....
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  • Video - Harden Scores 30 Points In Rockets' Win 01:08

    Harden Scores 30 Points In Rockets' Win

    Nov 14
    Rockets hold off late charge from Hornets.
  • Video - Rondo Hurt In Celtics' Win 01:18

    Rondo Hurt In Celtics' Win

    Nov 14
    After notching his 32nd straight game with 10 or more assists, Rajon Rondo hurts his ankle in Celtics' 98-93 win over Jazz.
  • Video - Bucks Win Second Straight 00:37

    Bucks Win Second Straight

    Nov 14
    Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis both score 16 points in Bucks' win.
  • Video - Pistons Cruise Past 76ers For First Win 01:00

    Pistons Cruise Past 76ers For First Win

    Nov 14
    Greg Monroe's 19 points and 18 rebounds lead Pistons to 94-76 win over 76ers.

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    Nov 14
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