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Nets top short-handed Celts for 4th straight win

Nets top short-handed Celts for 4th straight win

ESPN.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
Joe Johnson made the tiebreaking basket with 3:03 left, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez each scored 24 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 102-97 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.
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  • Wade out vs. Nuggets with sprained left foot

    Wade out vs. Nuggets with sprained left foot

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Miami star Dwyane Wade is skipping the Heat's game at Denver on Thursday night because of a sprained left foot.
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  • On crutches, D'Antoni coaches Lakers

    On crutches, D'Antoni coaches Lakers

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Mike D'Antoni circled the court 2 feet at a time, moving smoothly on crutches while his Los Angeles Lakers went through drills orchestrated by his assistant coach and brother, Dan.
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  • Ben Golliver: Ten players who should have been on the 2013 NBA …

    Ben Golliver: Ten players who should have been on the 2013 NBA All-Star ballot

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    Everyone agrees that the All-Star selection process is all about the hype, but it's still an honor. Ben Golliver looks at 10 players who earned the right to be included on this year's ballot.
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  • Rondo out against Nets due to sprained ankle

    Rondo out against Nets due to sprained ankle

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo missed Thursday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a sprained ankle. Leandro Barbosa started in his place.
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  • D'Antoni, on crutches, leads 1st Lakers practice

    D'Antoni, on crutches, leads 1st Lakers practice

    ESPN.com nba.com yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Although Mike D'Antoni is still on crutches after his recent knee surgery, he's already at work with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Taiwanese animators NMA depict the Lakers coaching search (VIDE…

    Taiwanese animators NMA depict the Lakers coaching search (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    When a big NBA story hits, the fantastic Taiwanese animation studio NMA tends to provide their own take on the news. That involves not just relating what happened, but depicting the whole deal as a whackadoodle tale of overgrown children who gesticulate…
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  • Party over: Knicks' Smith cuts back on nightlife

    Party over: Knicks' Smith cuts back on nightlife

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    Apparently, the party's over for New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith.
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  • Jefferson says he would 'love' to return to Boston

    Jefferson says he would 'love' to return to Boston

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    Jefferson says he would 'love' to return to Boston
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  • Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'

    Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'
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  • Section 15: Crossing the Verrazano

    Section 15: Crossing the Verrazano

    nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. We found Matthew Kipp from Staten Island in Section 15.
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  • Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. Season

    Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. Season

    nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    Rajon Rondo of the Celtics and Omer Asik of the Rockets have excelled. Ersan Ilyasova of the Bucks has not.
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  • Winless Wizards waive Pargo, sign Livingston

    Winless Wizards waive Pargo, sign Livingston

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 15, 2012
    The winless Washington Wizards waived Jannero Pargo and signed free-agent guard Shaun Livingston on Thursday, bringing back a player they hope can help fill the void until John Wall returns from injury.
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  • NBA investigating possible locker room altercation between Zach…

    NBA investigating possible locker room altercation between Zach Randolph, Kendrick Perkins after Grizzlies/Thunder (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    When the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder square off, Memphis power forward Zach Randolph and Thunder center Kendrick Perkins tend to see a lot of one another, and for two of the NBA's reputed stone-cold, hard-bitten low-post bangers, that ki…
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  • The Top 5 Eye-Opening NBA Point Guards So Far

    The Top 5 Eye-Opening NBA Point Guards So Far

    dimemag.com Nov 15, 2012
    Toronto is 1-4 without point guard Kyle Lowry this season after he injured his ankle Nov. 6 against Oklahoma City, and now the Raptors (2-6) have to deal with his absence for another 1-2 weeks. The team announced the wait-and-see approach to his bone br…
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  • Depleted Wolves, Josh Howard agree to terms

    Depleted Wolves, Josh Howard agree to terms

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Josh Howard.
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  • Coach Mike Dunlap Is Starting A New Era For The NBA’s Bobcats

    Coach Mike Dunlap Is Starting A New Era For The NBA’s Bobcats

    dimemag.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Charlotte Bobcats beat the Minnesota Timberwolves last night on a last-second, game-winning shot from Kemba Walker. The win moved them to 4-3 on the season. Last year, it took them 30 games before they got their fourth victory. Yes, the Bobcats smar…
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  • Nate Robinson drives, literally, through a defender’s legs on h…

    Nate Robinson drives, literally, through a defender’s legs on his way to the score (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Somehow, despite the loss of all-world scorer Derrick Rose and the presence of the defensively-minded (which is a nice way of saying, "shooting 32 percent from the field") Kirk Hinrich at starting point guard, the Chicago Bulls are 12th in the…
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  • Deadspin NBA Shit List: Antawn Jamison, Captain Of Failure

    Deadspin NBA Shit List: Antawn Jamison, Captain Of Failure

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    A celebration of the NBA's most infuriating players, both past and present. Read other NBA Shit List entries here. More »
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  • Raptors' Lowry out 1-2 weeks with foot bone bruise

    Raptors' Lowry out 1-2 weeks with foot bone bruise

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will be sidelined another 1 to 2 weeks after being diagnosed with a bruised bone in his right foot.
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  • Mavs' Marion to make trip, closer to returning

    Mavs' Marion to make trip, closer to returning

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Mavericks forward Shawn Marion practiced on Thursday and will travel with the team on its trip to Indiana and Cleveland in hopes of returning to the lineup.
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  • Create-a-Caption: Erik Spoelstra is not impressed

    Create-a-Caption: Erik Spoelstra is not impressed

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Watching Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh shoot a combined 5-for-23 ... allowing the Los Angeles Clippers to shoot 49 percent from the floor and score 107 points, continuing your slide to a lowly 27th among 30 NBA teams in defensive efficiency (per NBA.com's …
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  • FIBA hopes to lure NBA stars to World Cup qualifiers

    FIBA hopes to lure NBA stars to World Cup qualifiers

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Basketball's governing body will try to lure NBA stars to play in some World Cup qualifiers after creating a new format with more matches in their home countries.
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  • David Lee explains being unkindly compared to FEMA

    David Lee explains being unkindly compared to FEMA

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    David Lee will never be able to win. That doesn't mean you should feel sorry for him, not with another decade to enjoy in his NBA career and a six-year $80 million contract to currently have and to hold, but no NBA fan that is aware of his reputation or…
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  • Robin Lopez doesn’t like Splash Mountain as much as Brook Lopez…

    Robin Lopez doesn’t like Splash Mountain as much as Brook Lopez, apparently

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Let he who has not momentarily lost it sitting near the front of a descending rollercoaster/attraction cast the first stone. I feel you, Robin Lopez. I also feel the pain of knowing that your brother saw your freak out like this while maintaining his ow…
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  • Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers are struggling mightily in t…

    Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers are struggling mightily in the face of increased expectations

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    With the Chicago Bulls undergoing an unfortunate waiting period with star guard Derrick Rose on the shelf, and the Boston Celtics seemingly rebuilding on the fly after watching Ray Allen take his senior act down to South Beach, the Indiana Pacers were e…
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  • Is Gay the Grizzlies' Centerpiece or Expensive Accessory?

    Is Gay the Grizzlies' Centerpiece or Expensive Accessory?

    nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    The talents of Rudy Gay make him a star player, but also an odd fit with the rest of the Grizzlies.
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  • Dispute escalating, Rockets intend to fine White

    Dispute escalating, Rockets intend to fine White

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Houston Rockets intend to fine rookie Royce White for every day he remains away from the team or does not attend sessions with a therapist arranged by the team.
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  • How Damian Lillard Compares To The NBA’s Best Point Guards

    How Damian Lillard Compares To The NBA’s Best Point Guards

    dimemag.com Nov 15, 2012
    Portland rookie Damian Lillard has started all eight games for his team this season. In those games, he’s played exceptionally well, averaging over 18 points, six assists and a steal per game. It’s only eight games over a long season, but he’s playi
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  • Watch DeAndre Jordan Pretend To Fart On People

    Watch DeAndre Jordan Pretend To Fart On People

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Thanks to The NOC, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has a prank show on YouTube called "Got 'Em." This is a good thing, because it has led to the creation of videos like the one above, in which Jordan uses a fart machine to make people really un…
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  • Andrew Bynum’s hair looks great, everyone

    Andrew Bynum’s hair looks great, everyone

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Being hurt is tough. All players want is to be out there on the field, performing to the best of their abilities and the top of their athletic intelligence, being handsomely compensated while receiving heaps of unwavering praise - y'know, the American d
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  • The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Jamal Crawford Bre…

    The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Jamal Crawford Breaks Ray Allen

    dimemag.com Nov 15, 2012
    Each week Court Grip will bring you a prime basketball highlight made possible by having an edge — in skills, performance and technology. This week features Jamal Crawford‘s second appearance in the last three weeks [Watch him murder Rudy Gay with a c
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  • Greg Monroe Nailed A One-Eyed Free Throw

    Greg Monroe Nailed A One-Eyed Free Throw

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    In the second quarter of the Pistons' 94-76 win in Philadelphia, their first of the season, Greg Monroe was poked in the eye by Spencer Hawes. With his contact lens out of place, Monroe swished a free throw. After adjusting it-and regaining binocular vi
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  • Rookie Draymond Green makes his first basket, immediately earns…

    Rookie Draymond Green makes his first basket, immediately earns taunting technical foul (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    It is hard to imagine what a man feels when he scores his first NBA basket. After years of hard work, effort, and luck, the player has followed through on one of his dreams and accomplished something truly meaningful. His name will appear in the record …
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  • Boozer puts up 28-14 as Bulls outlast Suns in OT

    Boozer puts up 28-14 as Bulls outlast Suns in OT

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    PHOENIX (AP) Carlos Boozer's latest big game against Phoenix came in handy when the Chicago Bulls blew an 18-point lead.
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  • Eric Bledsoe stonewalls Dwyane Wade’s dunk attempt (VIDEO)

    Eric Bledsoe stonewalls Dwyane Wade’s dunk attempt (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is famous for many basketball skills, but one of them is his status as the best shot-blocking guard of his generation. Whereas most shot-blockers earn their defensive reputations by patrolling the paint, Wade got his by chasi…
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  • Griffin, Paul power Clippers' romp over Miami

    Griffin, Paul power Clippers' romp over Miami

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Blake Griffin and Chris Paul had double-doubles, with Paul keying a third-quarter spurt that helped carry the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-100 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
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  • The Clippers Destroy The Defending Champs; Rudy Gay Makes A Sta…

    The Clippers Destroy The Defending Champs; Rudy Gay Makes A Statement Against OKC

    dimemag.com Nov 15, 2012
    It’s not every day you see the defending champs get completely outclassed. But it happened in the Staples Center last night as the Clippers rolled over the Heat, 107-100. The game was never that close — a late Miami run turned what was nearly a 20-poi
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  • We See You, Utah Jazz Announcer Quoting Ludacris

    We See You, Utah Jazz Announcer Quoting Ludacris

    grantland.com Nov 15, 2012
    David Locke getting fired up on behalf of Gordon Hayward. (Via Spencer Hall of SaltCityHoops)
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  • No, by All Means, You Dunk It: A Look at Blake Griffin's Passin…

    No, by All Means, You Dunk It: A Look at Blake Griffin's Passing vs. the Heat

    grantland.com Nov 15, 2012
    In today's NBA, it's hard to find a more polarizing player than Blake Griffin. To those that despise him, Griffin is a whiny, flopping ogre capable on...
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  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 01:49

    Highlight Of The Night

    Nov 15
    Knicks win to remain undefeated.
  • Video - Techin' In 02:20

    Techin' In

    Nov 15
    ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
  • Video - Joakim Noah's Offensive Improvement 01:51

    Joakim Noah's Offensive Improvement

    Nov 15
    NBA Tonight breaks down Joakim Noah's offensive improvement.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant On The First Practice With Mike D'Antoni 02:07

    Kobe Bryant On The First Practice With Mike D'Antoni

    Nov 15
    Kobe Bryant reacts to the Lakers' first practice with new head coach Mike D'Antoni.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: D'Antoni has high expectations as 2012 season reboots for Lak…

    Nov 15
    LOS ANGELES -- "Championship", the Lakers shouted at the end of practice Thursday. A 3-5 team with a sidelined point guard, a flawed bench, and a head coach on crutches who was still introducing himself to some of the players. Nearly 10 percen…
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    Nov 15
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  • Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat out against Denver Nuggets with sprained ankle

    Nov 15
    Dwyane Wade missed the Miami Heat's game with the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night because of a sprained left foot. His status is day-to-day.
  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.