This is the November 17, 2012 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
In one of those dreaded Saturday afternoon Atlantic Division games (seriously, who came up with these?), Boston turned a close game against Toronto into a rout during the second half of a 107-89 beatdown. Jason Terry, still starting in the Bean, went of…Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Bosh scored 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting, ailing LeBron James added 21 and the Miami Heat closed a six-game road trip with a 97-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.Upvote Share TweetMike Conley scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-87 on Saturday night for their eighth consecutive victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Mayo, Mavericks clutch late, shoot by CavaliersO.J. Mayo scored 19 points and the Dallas Mavericks used a pair of 9-0 runs in the fourth quarter to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-95 on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Beer Of The Week: Stella Artois, Belgium's Allegedly French BeerApparently Stella Artois used to be advertised in the U.K. under the slogan "reassuringly expensive." Without knowing the relative merits of price and quality across the pond, I can only rejoice that such a snotty tagline has gone the way of d…Upvote Share TweetAl Jefferson scored 21 points, Gordon Hayward added 15 in his first game as a reserve this season, and the Utah Jazz kept the Washington Wizards winless with an 83-76 victory on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
NY Knicks' meltdown against Memphis Grizzlies leads to first loss of the season, shows team must control its emotionsThe Knicks kept their composure to topple the Spurs, but the next night in Memphis, they lost their cool in a team-wide meltdown that cost them a chance to defeat the Grizzlies and remain the last undefeated team.Upvote Share Tweet
Former NY Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni wins big in Laker shakeup, but his hiring is a gamble for Kobe BryantStill hard to believe, but Mike D’Antoni beat out Phil Jackson for the Lakers job, and the D’Antoni era is expected to start Sunday against the Rockets.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Nov 17, 2012Cavaliers rookie center Tyler Zeller has returned after missing four games with a fractured left orbital bone and a concussion.Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks' Road Test Will Conclude With a Lin Reunionnytimes.com Updated Nov 17, 2012In starting the season 6-1, the Knicks have played three fewer games than some teams. The light schedule served two purposes, allowing the veterans to rest and frustrating the fans.Upvote Share Tweet
The Ballad Of The Other J.R. Smith, Web Designer And Recipient Of Much Of The Praise And Scorn Meant For The Knicks' J.R. SmithVia Trey Kerby, the above mournful tweet, from J.R. Smith, the web designer (and, as his Twitter bio puts it, "NOT A BASKETBALL PLAYER"). If you're wondering how the other J.R. Smith can tell basketball season has started up, well, social medi…Upvote Share Tweet
Amazing Damian Lillard Alley Oop to Meyers Leonarddimemag.com Updated Nov 17, 2012From last night’s NBA action, watch super rookie Damian Lillard push the fast break and toss a great alley oop to a streaking Meyers Leonard over the outstretched hands of Jeremy Lin. Gotta love fellow rookie Leonard calling for the oop mid-stride: ForUpvote Share Tweet
University Of Florida Outlaws The Acrobatic Parts Of Cheerleading In Response To An Orlando Magic Cheerleader Injury, UF CheerleOn Tuesday, Jamie Woode, a member of the Orlando Magic cheerleading squad and "stunt team"-that's where they throw you around-fell during a between-quarter routine and landed on her head and neck, fracturing three vertebrae and breaking a rib. It wasUpvote Share Tweet
"I'm 38 Years Old, Baby": Things Rasheed Wallace Said, Did, And Pointed At During Last Night's Knicks GameRasheed Wallace: lover, fighter, hilarious training camp invitee, and talker of the best trash in the NBA. On Tuesday, he yelled "Yeah, Aflac!" at Aaron Afflalo after Afflalo bricked a free throw; last night, he yelled everything at everybody …Upvote Share Tweet
In His Battle With The Rockets, Royce White Throws Out The Nuclear Option And Takes A Stand Against Professional SportsRoyce White's been struggling. Picked 16th by the Rockets this summer, the hybrid forward was demoted to the D-League on Monday, went AWOL for about a day, and resurfaced to accuse the Rockets of mishandling his increasingly famous anxiety disorder. The…Upvote Share Tweet
Lillard spurs Blazers to win in OT vs. RocketsNicolas Batum had 35 points, rookie Damian Lillard sparked a late comeback and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Houston Rockets 119-117 in overtime Friday night.Upvote Share TweetKobe Bryant had 31 points, Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers while scoring 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers played Mike D'Antoni's style of up-tempo basketball in a 114-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Grizzles win 7th straight, hand Knicks first defeatCNNSI.com Updated Nov 17, 2012You're not going to win them all. Marc Gasol scored 24 as the Grizzlies won their seventh straight, a 105-95 verdict over the Knicks, who had been the last undefeated team in the NBA.Upvote Share Tweet
Grizzlies Extend Win Streak To Eight GamesNov 17Mike Conley scored 20 points and Rudy Gay added 16 to help the Grizzlies fend off the Bobcats.
Mavericks Hand Cavaliers Fifth Straight LossNov 17O.J. Mayo scored 19 points, and the Dallas Mavericks used a pair of 9-0 runs in the fourth quarter to beat the Cavaliers.
Rondo Lifts CelticsNov 17Rajon Rondo recorded 20 assists and Jason Terry scored 20 points as the Celtics defeated the Raptors 107-89.
Exciting OffenseNov 17Stephen A. Smith discusses what to expect from the Lakers with Mike D'Antoni as coach.
Sources -- Andrew Bynum of Philadelphia 76ers suffered setback while bowli…Nov 17The Philadelphia 76ers fear Andrew Bynum might have done additional damage to his knees during a recent game of bowling, according to sources close to the situation.
Adande: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue reminds franchise in transition of its …Nov 17With a franchise in flux, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his signature move enliven statue unveiling
Ill LeBron James, injured Dwyane Wade in doubt for Miami Heat vs. Phoenix …Nov 17LeBron James will be a gametime decision tonight when the Miami Heat play the Phoenix Suns due to an illness. The Heat are also expected to be without Dwyane Wade because of a foot sprain.
Ill LeBron James in as injured Dwyane Wade sits for Miami Heat vs. Phoenix…Nov 17LeBron James played against the Phoenix Suns despite an illness, but the Heat were without Dwyane Wade because of a foot sprain.