This is the November 18, 2012 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
Blazers beat back Bulls for third straight victory
Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum scored 21 points apiece and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 102-94 on Sunday night for their first three-game winning streak since the beginning of last season.Upvote Share Tweet
Pistons trounce Celtics for first home victoryGreg Monroe had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Detroit Pistons to their first home win of the season, 103-83 over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.Upvote Share TweetMike D'Antoni, who was hired last Monday, had aimed to coach the Lakers on Sunday night against the Houston Rockets. After consulting with the team trainer, however, D'Antoni decided it was too soon.Upvote Share TweetKevin Durant notched his first career triple-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 119-109 on Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Turner, Sixers hand Cavaliers sixth straight lossEvan Turner had 19 points and nine assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers 86-79 Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors' Jefferson injures calf against Thundernba.com Updated Nov 18, 2012Warriors reserve Richard Jefferson pulled himself out of Golden State's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night after straining his right calf.Upvote Share TweetRicky Rubio is back on the practice court with the rest of the Minnesota Timberwolves.Upvote Share Tweet
Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chanceESPN.com Updated Nov 15, 2012After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.Upvote Share Tweet76ers center Andrew Bynum never thought going bowling, one of his favorite pastimes, could do damage to his knees. But he believes that's exactly what happened and it's added frustration in his struggle to get healthy.Upvote Share Tweet
Wallace to return for Nets after six games outBrooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace will return to the lineup on Sunday aagainst the Sacramento Kings, the team announced.Upvote Share Tweet
DeRozan, Raps post rare home win vs. OrlandoDeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Amir Johnson had 14 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat the slumping Orlando Magic 97-86 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
The People That Own Nets.com Are Now Redirecting The Page To The Knicks' All-Star BallotA while back, we looked into who owns Nets.com, and why that web address doesn't redirect to the NBA website's subpage for the Brooklyn Nets. Type in the name for any other team in the league, and you'll be redirected to NBA.com/TEAM. If you typed in Ne…Upvote Share TweetCarmelo Anthony had 26 points and nine rebounds, and the New York Knicks bounced back from their first loss of the season, beating the Indiana Pacers 88-76 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Welcome to the Neighborhoodnytimes.com Updated Nov 18, 2012The Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. Arens Marthone, a 46-year-old nuclear pharmacist, had a short commute to his fish tacos and his seat in Section 15.Upvote Share Tweet
Scalped Wes Anderson Character Is Playing Point Guard For The KnicksThe Knicks are playing the Pacers this afternoon at Madison Square Garden. As of this writing, the Knicks had a 16-point lead halfway through the third quarter. Sadly, Jason Kidd suffered a head injury and was replaced by what appears to be a scalped Bo…Upvote Share Tweet
Here Are The Three Flops That Have Led To NBA Warning So Far This SeasonJust before the season began, the NBA outlined its new procedure for curbing flops, the habit of exaggerating contact that ran over Jeff Van Gundy's dog when Van Gundy was only a young boy. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks' Smith calls out Griz's Bayless after fightCNNSI.com Updated Nov 18, 2012Knicks' Smith calls out Griz's Bayless after fightUpvote Share Tweet
Griffin powers Clippers to 5th straight victoryBlake Griffin scored 12 of his 26 points in the final six minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Clippers rout the Chicago Bulls 101-80 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Spurs score season high in rout of NuggetsManu Ginobili had 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs set a season high for points in a 126-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Davis' career-high 28 points can't save HornetsMonta Ellis scored six of his 22 points in the final 2 minutes to help theMilwaukee Bucks hold off the New Orleans Hornets 117-113 on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Durant's First Triple-Double Lifts ThunderNov 18Kevin Durant tallied 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Thunder over the Warriors 119-109.
Nets Win Fifth StraightNov 18Andray Blatche scored 22 points off the bench to lead the Nets past the Kings 99-90.
76ers Down CavaliersNov 18The Cavaliers dropped their sixth straight game after losing to the 76ers 86-79.
Raptors Rally To Beat MagicNov 18DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points in the Raptors' 97-86 win over the Magic.
5-on-5: Top-five teams in the NBANov 18Who are the top teams in the NBA? Here are 25 takes.
NBA -- Philadelphia 76ers and latest Andrew Bynum setbackNov 18Bowling leaves an already injured Andrew Bynum in even worse shape.
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Bynum: Bowling not more strenuous than rehabNov 1876ers center Andrew Bynum never thought going bowling, one of his favorite pastimes, could do damage to his knees. But he believes that's exactly what happened and it's added frustration in his struggle to get healthy.