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Nets top short-handed Celts for 4th straight win
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.Upvote Share Tweet
Miami star Dwyane Wade is skipping the Heat's game at Denver on Thursday night because of a sprained left foot.Upvote Share TweetEL 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Ben Golliver: Ten players who should have been on the 2013 NBA All-Star ballotEveryone 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Rondo out against Nets due to sprained ankleBoston 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.Upvote Share TweetAlthough Mike D'Antoni is still on crutches after his recent knee surgery, he's already at work with the Los Angeles Lakers.Upvote Share Tweet
Taiwanese animators NMA depict the Lakers coaching search (VIDEO)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…Upvote Share TweetApparently, the party's over for New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith.Upvote Share Tweet
Jefferson says he would 'love' to return to BostonJefferson says he would 'love' to return to BostonUpvote Share Tweet
Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Crossing the VerrazanoThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. SeasonRajon Rondo of the Celtics and Omer Asik of the Rockets have excelled. Ersan Ilyasova of the Bucks has not.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA investigating possible locker room altercation between Zach Randolph, Kendrick Perkins after Grizzlies/Thunder (VIDEO)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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Top 5 Eye-Opening NBA Point Guards So FarToronto 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…Upvote Share TweetThe Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Josh Howard.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Nate Robinson drives, literally, through a defender’s legs on his way to the score (VIDEO)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…Upvote Share Tweet
Deadspin NBA Shit List: Antawn Jamison, Captain Of FailureA celebration of the NBA's most infuriating players, both past and present. Read other NBA Shit List entries here. More »Upvote Share TweetToronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will be sidelined another 1 to 2 weeks after being diagnosed with a bruised bone in his right foot.Upvote Share TweetMavericks 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Erik Spoelstra is not impressedWatching 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 …Upvote Share TweetBasketball'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.Upvote Share Tweet
David Lee explains being unkindly compared to FEMADavid 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Robin Lopez doesn’t like Splash Mountain as much as Brook Lopez, apparentlyLet 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers are struggling mightily in the face of increased expectationsWith 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Is Gay the Grizzlies' Centerpiece or Expensive Accessory?The talents of Rudy Gay make him a star player, but also an odd fit with the rest of the Grizzlies.Upvote Share TweetHouston 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.Upvote Share Tweet
How Damian Lillard Compares To The NBA’s Best Point GuardsPortland 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 playiUpvote Share Tweet
Watch DeAndre Jordan Pretend To Fart On PeopleThanks 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…Upvote Share TweetBeing 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 dUpvote Share Tweet
The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Jamal Crawford Breaks Ray AllenEach 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 cUpvote Share Tweet
Greg Monroe Nailed A One-Eyed Free ThrowIn 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 viUpvote Share Tweet
Rookie Draymond Green makes his first basket, immediately earns taunting technical foul (VIDEO)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 …Upvote Share TweetPHOENIX (AP) Carlos Boozer's latest big game against Phoenix came in handy when the Chicago Bulls blew an 18-point lead.Upvote Share Tweet
Eric Bledsoe stonewalls Dwyane Wade’s dunk attempt (VIDEO)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…Upvote Share Tweet
Griffin, Paul power Clippers' romp over MiamiBlake 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.Upvote Share Tweet
The Clippers Destroy The Defending Champs; Rudy Gay Makes A Statement Against OKCIt’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-poiUpvote Share Tweet
We See You, Utah Jazz Announcer Quoting Ludacrisgrantland.com Updated Nov 15, 2012David Locke getting fired up on behalf of Gordon Hayward. (Via Spencer Hall of SaltCityHoops)Upvote Share Tweet
No, by All Means, You Dunk It: A Look at Blake Griffin's Passing vs. the Heatgrantland.com Updated Nov 15, 2012In 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Highlight Of The NightNov 15Knicks win to remain undefeated.
Techin' InNov 15ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
Joakim Noah's Offensive ImprovementNov 15NBA Tonight breaks down Joakim Noah's offensive improvement.
Kobe Bryant On The First Practice With Mike D'AntoniNov 15Kobe Bryant reacts to the Lakers' first practice with new head coach Mike D'Antoni.
Lee Jenkins: D'Antoni has high expectations as 2012 season reboots for Lak…Nov 15LOS 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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Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat out against Denver Nuggets with sprained ankleNov 15Dwyane 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 LakersNov 15Marc Stein xxxx.