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Blazers beat back Bulls for third straight victory

Blazers beat back Bulls for third straight victory

ESPN.com Updated Nov 18, 2012
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.
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  • Pistons trounce Celtics for first home victory

    Pistons trounce Celtics for first home victory

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Greg 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.
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  • D'Antoni, Recovering From Knee Surgery, Pushes Back Lakers Debu…

    D'Antoni, Recovering From Knee Surgery, Pushes Back Lakers Debut

    Mike 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.
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  • Durant's first career triple-double lifts Thunder

    Durant's first career triple-double lifts Thunder

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Kevin 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.
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  • Turner, Sixers hand Cavaliers sixth straight loss

    Turner, Sixers hand Cavaliers sixth straight loss

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Evan Turner had 19 points and nine assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers 86-79 Sunday night.
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  • Warriors' Jefferson injures calf against Thunder

    Warriors' Jefferson injures calf against Thunder

    nba.com Nov 18, 2012
    Warriors reserve Richard Jefferson pulled himself out of Golden State's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night after straining his right calf.
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  • Timberwolves' Rubio starting light practice work

    Timberwolves' Rubio starting light practice work

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 18, 2012
    Ricky Rubio is back on the practice court with the rest of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chanc…

    Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    After 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.
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  • Bynum: Bowling not more strenuous than rehab

    Bynum: Bowling not more strenuous than rehab

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Nov 18, 2012
    76ers 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.
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  • Wallace to return for Nets after six games out

    Wallace to return for Nets after six games out

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace will return to the lineup on Sunday aagainst the Sacramento Kings, the team announced.
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  • DeRozan, Raps post rare home win vs. Orlando

    DeRozan, Raps post rare home win vs. Orlando

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    DeMar 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.
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  • The People That Own Nets.com Are Now Redirecting The Page To Th…

    The People That Own Nets.com Are Now Redirecting The Page To The Knicks' All-Star Ballot

    deadspin.com Nov 18, 2012
    A 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…
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  • Melo, Knicks bounce back with win over Pacers

    Melo, Knicks bounce back with win over Pacers

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Carmelo 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.
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  • Section 15: Welcome to the Neighborhood

    Section 15: Welcome to the Neighborhood

    nytimes.com Nov 18, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Scalped Wes Anderson Character Is Playing Point Guard For The K…

    Scalped Wes Anderson Character Is Playing Point Guard For The Knicks

    deadspin.com Nov 18, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Here Are The Three Flops That Have Led To NBA Warning So Far Th…

    Here Are The Three Flops That Have Led To NBA Warning So Far This Season

    deadspin.com Nov 18, 2012
    Just 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 »
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  • Knicks' Smith calls out Griz's Bayless after fight

    Knicks' Smith calls out Griz's Bayless after fight

    CNNSI.com Nov 18, 2012
    Knicks' Smith calls out Griz's Bayless after fight
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  • Griffin powers Clippers to 5th straight victory

    Griffin powers Clippers to 5th straight victory

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Blake 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.
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  • Spurs score season high in rout of Nuggets

    Spurs score season high in rout of Nuggets

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Manu 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.
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  • Davis' career-high 28 points can't save Hornets

    Davis' career-high 28 points can't save Hornets

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Monta 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.
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  • Video - Durant's First Triple-Double Lifts Thunder 01:01

    Durant's First Triple-Double Lifts Thunder

    Nov 18
    Kevin Durant tallied 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Thunder over the Warriors 119-109.
  • Video - Nets Win Fifth Straight 01:02

    Nets Win Fifth Straight

    Nov 18
    Andray Blatche scored 22 points off the bench to lead the Nets past the Kings 99-90.
  • Video - 76ers Down Cavaliers 01:05

    76ers Down Cavaliers

    Nov 18
    The Cavaliers dropped their sixth straight game after losing to the 76ers 86-79.
  • Video - Raptors Rally To Beat Magic 01:00

    Raptors Rally To Beat Magic

    Nov 18
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points in the Raptors' 97-86 win over the Magic.

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    Nov 18
    Bowling leaves an already injured Andrew Bynum in even worse shape.
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  • Bynum: Bowling not more strenuous than rehab

    Nov 18
    76ers 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.