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Durant, Martin power Thunder past Hornets

Durant, Martin power Thunder past Hornets

ESPN.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each scored 27 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to their sixth victory in seven games, 110-95 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
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  • West, Pacers trounce Mavs, ex-coach Carlisle

    West, Pacers trounce Mavs, ex-coach Carlisle

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    David West and George Hill each scored 15 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-83 on Friday night.
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  • Abdul-Jabbar Lakers statue unveiled

    Abdul-Jabbar Lakers statue unveiled

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook has been captured in bronze for future generations of basketball fans.
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  • White says focus is on mental health first

    White says focus is on mental health first

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Rockets first-round pick Royce White says on Twitter that properly treating his mental health condition is more important than his NBA career.
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  • Howard ready to help banged-up Timberwolves

    Howard ready to help banged-up Timberwolves

    nba.com Nov 16, 2012
    For the first time in his nine-year career, Josh Howard didn't have a team to play for when the season began. Questions about his health, and some lingering memories of issues off the court, kept teams away from the 32-year-old free agent.
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  • Bynum says he's had 'setback' with other knee

    Bynum says he's had 'setback' with other knee

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 16, 2012
    Injured Philadelphia 76ers all-star center Andrew Bynum says he has suffered a "setback" in his return from a knee injury.
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  • Rodney Stuckey wouldn’t mind coming off the bench, but his coac…

    Rodney Stuckey wouldn’t mind coming off the bench, but his coach disagrees

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    For years, it has been commonly accepted that basketball players would prefer to start. It marks status, showing that the coach has entrusted that player with getting the team off to a good start as part of the team's ideal five-man unit. Earning that p…
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  • FIBA announces World Cup plans, adjusts international schedule

    FIBA announces World Cup plans, adjusts international schedule

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    Last summer, as the Olympics took over the basketball discussion, reports circulated that FIBA and the NBA were interested in minimizing the importance of that tournament and turning the World Championships into a World Cup similar to the global moneyma…
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  • Knicks rally past Spurs to stay unbeaten

    Knicks rally past Spurs to stay unbeaten

    Few teams beat the Spurs at home. Not only did the Knicks win in San Antonio 104-100, they did it with an impressive fourth-quarter rally that moved them to 6-0, says Ben Golliver.
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  • Rob Mahoney: Poor bench play undermining Lakers, other teams ar…

    Rob Mahoney: Poor bench play undermining Lakers, other teams around the NBA

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    Super teams are all the rage, but depth still matters a great deal, as even contenders must lean on their bench. Rob Mahoney examines the worst second units, starting with the Lakers.
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  • Dime Q&A: Brook Lopez On Video Games, Mikhail Prokhorov’s G…

    Dime Q&A: Brook Lopez On Video Games, Mikhail Prokhorov’s Game And Comic-Con

    dimemag.com Nov 16, 2012
    The man in the middle of the Nets’ first season in Brooklyn is Brook Lopez, who’s averaging 17.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and a career-high 2.3 blocks after signing a four-year contract worth more than $60 million. Just as the spotlight has greeted the Ne
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  • 5 NBA Playoff Teams That Could Use Anderson Varejao

    5 NBA Playoff Teams That Could Use Anderson Varejao

    dimemag.com Nov 16, 2012
    It’s too early in the season to say for certain which teams will and won’t make the playoffs, but we can confidently say some teams are still a lock, or they’re going to at least be in the running as the season progresses. One team that’s almost c
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  • How the Knicks Mirror the '10-11 Champion Mavs

    How the Knicks Mirror the '10-11 Champion Mavs

    nytimes.com Nov 16, 2012
    This 2012-13 Knicks recall the Mavericks team that won the N.B.A. title in 2011, and not just because Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler are on the roster.
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  • The Milwaukee Bucks have run out to a hot start despite Ersan I…

    The Milwaukee Bucks have run out to a hot start despite Ersan Ilyasova’s struggles

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    It probably isn't a smart assertion to ask you to pay attention, quickly, to the Milwaukee Bucks' division-leading start. It's true that the team has made its hay with a series of wins against lottery types in the East, plus two impressive wins over the…
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  • The Boston Celtics Have An Unexpected Weapon

    The Boston Celtics Have An Unexpected Weapon

    Amidst the Celtics’ early season struggles, an unexpected bright spot is emerging from the end of the bench. Former Sixth Man of the Year Leandro Barbosa has made his presence felt despite a plethora of depth at the guard spot in Boston this season. Whi
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  • A Video Exists Of Rasheed Wallace (Maybe) Fighting Some Dude In…

    A Video Exists Of Rasheed Wallace (Maybe) Fighting Some Dude In A White Plains Parking Lot

    deadspin.com Nov 16, 2012
    And we know this because we got an email about it from a tipster at 11:17 this morning: More »
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  • Cavs' Zeller cleared to play after fracture, concussion

    Cavs' Zeller cleared to play after fracture, concussion

    nba.com Nov 16, 2012
    Cavaliers rookie center Tyler Zeller has been cleared to play wearing a mask to protect a broken cheekbone.
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  • Avery Johnson is pretty sick of Kevin Garnett knowing all of th…

    Avery Johnson is pretty sick of Kevin Garnett knowing all of the NBA’s play calls

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    When you enter the NBA in 1995, making your debut on a court featuring three eventual NBA coaches and future St. Anthony's sage Bobby Hurley, and still manage to keep a career as continual franchise player some 17 years later? When your professional car…
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  • The Revenge Of Carmelo Anthony

    The Revenge Of Carmelo Anthony

    dimemag.com Nov 16, 2012
    Last night, the New York Knicks beat the Spurs in San Antonio, 104-100, to move to 6-0 on the season. It’s only the second time the Knicks have started a season 6-0 in their history, the other time being a 7-0 start to the 1993-94 season. Despite the wi
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  • Mavs' Marion back in lineup Friday vs. Pacers

    Mavs' Marion back in lineup Friday vs. Pacers

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Mavericks forward Shawn Marion returned Friday night against the Indiana Pacers after missing the previous five games due to a sprained MCL in his left knee.
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  • adidas D Rose 3 “Brenda” Edition

    adidas D Rose 3 “Brenda” Edition

    dimemag.com Nov 16, 2012
    While the Bulls are grinding out wins without him, Derrick Rose is taking some big steps in his rehab. Earlier this week, Tom Thibodeau revealed that Rose has started cutting on his surgically repaired knee. Great news. Chicago could use Rose’s fourth q
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  • Hornets reward GM Demps with multiyear deal

    Hornets reward GM Demps with multiyear deal

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 16, 2012
    New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps has agreed to a new multiyear contract extension to remain with the club and see through the roster overhaul that he and coach Monty Williams have conducted in tandem during the past two seasons.
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  • Tony Parker Crossover Leaves Raymond Felton Confused

    Tony Parker Crossover Leaves Raymond Felton Confused

    deadspin.com Nov 16, 2012
    In fairness to Felton, it looks like he was anticipating the screen from Tim Duncan, and that he was trying to avoid it. Felton eventually figured out where Parker was going about an hour later, but the Knicks still won. They're now 6-and-fucking-0. Mor…
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  • Bulls to build new practice facility near arena

    Bulls to build new practice facility near arena

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Chicago Bulls plan to build their new practice facility near the United Center on the city's West Side.
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  • LeBron James leaves eager fan hanging after Heat hold off Nugge…

    LeBron James leaves eager fan hanging after Heat hold off Nuggets (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    The box score lists three blocked shots for LeBron James during the Miami Heat's bounce-back 98-93 road win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, but his coldest rejection of the night came after the final buzzer. Behold: "Close that hand. Clo…
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  • Michael Irvin Brought Out The PDA For Bills Running Back C.J. S…

    Michael Irvin Brought Out The PDA For Bills Running Back C.J. Spiller

    deadspin.com Nov 16, 2012
    The noisefest that is the Thursday Night Football post-game show on NFL Network usually proceeds like an unfunny version of TNT's Inside The NBA: full of wackiness, but lacking the charm or anything memorable. You can usually rely on Michael Irvin to do…
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  • The Knicks Can’t Be Stopped Even When ‘Melo Is; LeBron Puts The…

    The Knicks Can’t Be Stopped Even When ‘Melo Is; LeBron Puts The Nuggets To Sleep

    dimemag.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Knicks only had 3-of-12 shooting by Carmelo Anthony (nine points though he did get 12 boards) and were on the road in San Antonio and yet New York went into Texas and still won, 104-100 to stay undefeated against all odds. And by against all odds, w…
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  • James, short-handed Heat end Denver drought

    James, short-handed Heat end Denver drought

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, and the short-handed Miami Heat ended a decade-long drought in Denver with a 98-93 win over the Nuggets on Thursday night.
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  • CourtVision: The Slowtime Lakers

    CourtVision: The Slowtime Lakers

    grantland.com Nov 16, 2012
    Mike D'Antoni's best teams were in Phoenix during the mid '00s. Those great Suns teams were led by Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire, and their play wa...
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  • The Jalen Rose Report: Jalen Rose and David Jacoby (Plus Video!…

    The Jalen Rose Report: Jalen Rose and David Jacoby (Plus Video!)

    grantland.com Nov 16, 2012
    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk about the Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni, NBA players' mile-high gambling etiquette, and how athletes manipulate the...
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  • Video - Durant, Martin Power Thunder Past Hornets 01:01

    Durant, Martin Power Thunder Past Hornets

    Nov 16
    Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin both score 27 points against Hornets.
  • Video - Pacers Trounce Mavericks, 103-83 01:00

    Pacers Trounce Mavericks, 103-83

    Nov 16
    Pacers beat Mavericks, former head coach.
  • Video - Warriors Top Short-Handed Wolves 01:01

    Warriors Top Short-Handed Wolves

    Nov 16
    Warriors win second straight.
  • Video - Are The Knicks Better Off Without Lin? 00:54

    Are The Knicks Better Off Without Lin?

    Nov 16
    "NBA Tonight" looks at the Knicks without Jeremy Lin.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' size too much as they knock off the previously und…

    Nov 16
    The New York Knicks lost their cool and lost their first game in Memphis to the powerful, red-hot Grizzlies, writes John Hollinger.
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.