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Share TweetNews Corporation, parent company of Fox Sports, is inching closer to acquiring 49 percent of the YES Network, sources who were briefed by its board of directors on Monday told ESPN.Share TweetSan Antonio Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson is expected to miss four to six weeks after suffering a non-displaced fracture to his right pinkie finger during Monday night's home game against the Los Angeles Clippers.Share TweetThere were boos early and at the end for the winless Washington Wizards, who dropped to a franchise-worst 0-9 with a 96-89 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.Share TweetCavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least one month with a broken finger.Share TweetMemphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for confronting Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins following both their ejections in a game last week.Share TweetBrandon Roy's balky right knee put him back on the operating table Monday, an ominous sign for a player trying to come back from years of chronic knee issues.
Section 15: Happy Birthday, MarcusUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetThe Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. Marcus Hardy's mother brought friends and family to Section 15 to celebrate his eighth birthday.
Knicks return to 'old-school' formula to win gamesUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetThis is how the New York Knicks used to play, before the franchise tumbled into mediocrity and misery.Source: nba.comShare TweetThe Bobcats have announced that forward Tyrus Thomas is expected to miss approximately two months with a torn muscle in his lower left leg.
Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Greg Anthony hands out The PrizeUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetAt this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…Share TweetThis happened at yesterday's Lakers game. I can't stop watching it. I mean, just look at this fucking guy. The emphatic whipping off of the sunglasses, the backward hat, the arched eyebrow, the curl of his lips as he unleashes what was surely an epic br…Source: deadspin.com
Andrew Bynum, cosmic jokes, a lack of answers and encroaching fear in PhiladelphiaUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetWhen Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum - shelved since September with a bone bruise in his right knee and unlikely to play until January - told reporters prior to the Sixers' Friday matchup with the Utah Jazz that he'd suffered a "setback" in hisShare TweetA look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Hoopspeak. The Bobcats' insistence on …
The Nuggets Are a PuzzleUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetThe Denver Nuggets were entertaining and successful last season, but have had a slow start this season.
5 Teams Hanging Tough Without Their Star PlayersUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetThrough the first 20 days of the NBA’s regular season, injuries and setbacks have already occurred. Some, like Chicago, were injuries we already knew about; they would be without their former MVP, Derrick Rose, for a large portion of the season. Others,Share TweetConsidering what little was expected of them as they entered the 2012-13 season, the 4-7 start the Phoenix Suns have put together can be considered a triumph of sorts. The team is somewhat holding its own in the wake of the deal that sent two-time Sun a…Share TweetMiami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Monday he regrets his decision to play in last week's game against the Los Angles Clippers after he initially hurt his sore left foot two nights earlier in Houston.
James, Durant named conference Players of the WeekUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetThe Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 18.Source: nba.com
Why Memphis Is Both An NBA Title Contender And PretenderUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetMemphis handily beat the then-undefeated New York Knicks on Friday night, the seventh in a row for the Grizzlies after losing their opening game to the Clippers. Combined combined with their victory over surprisingly frisky Charlotte a day later, they n…
Rob Mahoney: The Fundamentals: Lin facing new challenges during his second actUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetOn the heels of his meteoric rise and monstrous contract, Jeremy Lin has looked mortal in Act II of his NBA career. Rob Mahoney breaks down Lin's struggles, plus other emerging trends.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetLin: Under D'Antoni, 'Linsanity' would have continued
Damian Lillard dunks in two needless points at the buzzer, offends Chicago Bull sensibilities (VIDEO)Updated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetThe little notes that wire services love to pass along (and we love to read) will tell you that Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard "is the first player to average 19 points and six assists through his first 10 games since Isiah Thomas in …
Create-a-Caption: Kobe Bryant advises James HardenUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share Tweet"One thing you have to keep in mind, James - you've got to get your teammates involved, you know? I mean, you're using about 30 percent of your team's possessions and assisting on about 23 percent of your teammates' buckets. Me, on the other hand? I'm u
Rajon Rondo stays in a blowout Boston Celtics loss in order to keep his 10-assist game streak alive (VIDEO)Updated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetIt's one of the NBA's open secrets: Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo passes up layups and potential good looks for himself in order to cobble together impressive assist totals. He's fantastic enough of a player to approximate his league-leading 12.3 ass…
Terrence Jones dunks right on Jodie Meeks, earns more playing time (VIDEO)Updated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetOver the past few seasons, the Houston Rockets have lots of promising young forwards, which looks great on paper but has proven difficult to manage in practice. With several players in need of playing time to prove their abilities and improve their game…
Kobe Bryant’s Triple-Double Grounds The Rockets; Rajon Rondo Barely Keeps His Streak AliveUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetBack in the preseason when the Lakers had all five starters together (a rare occurrence, we know), there were stretches where they were cooking better than Walter White on Breaking Bad. Mike Brown‘s failed experiment hid for a time what we saw once moreShare TweetMINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ricky Rubio has started to do some light five-on-none work in practice for the Minnesota Timberwolves, another encouraging sign in his long rehabilitation from a torn ACL in his left knee.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetDonnie Walsh began to rebuild the Knicks team in 2008, when he was president and general manager. Walsh, now the president of basketball operations for Indiana, saw up-close how much the Knicks have improved when they played the Pacers on Sunday.
It's time to give James Dolan credit for turning Carmelo Anthony-led NY Knicks into winnersUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetYou know the guy, Jim Dolan. He impaired this franchise for a dozen years, alienating fans and media alike with higher ticket prices and no big victories. Fair is fair, though. If we blamed him for this jumble, we can laud him for the Knicks' 7-1 start.Source: nydailynews.com
Don't Look Now, the Spurs Are Changing Their GameUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetHere's a sobering thought: The Spurs are 8-2, with the fifth-best point differential in the league, and they are basically screwing around. OK, that'...
Stuck Between Systems: The Ever-Changing Lakers Take On the RocketsUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetHow many adjustments does a team need to make before you just throw up your hands and call it broken? If you read any of the papers in Los Angeles or ...
Jalen Rose Report: Gambling on NBA PlanesUpdated Nov 19, 2012 Share TweetJalen details how gambling on NBA planes really works, how much money changes hands, and when debts are paid.
Nuggets Snap Grizzlies' Eight-Game Winning StreakNov 19Danilo Gallinari drops 26 points on Grizzlies.
Bobcats Come Back To Top BucksNov 19Big 4th quarter lifts Bobcats past Bucks.
Bynum Hurts Knee BowlingNov 19Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Andrew Bynum injuring his knee while bowling.
Rudy Gay Elevates Over Kenneth FariedNov 19Mike Conley alley-oop to Rudy Gay for the dunk.
Chicago Bears get reality check from San Francisco 49ersNov 19The Bears leave San Francisco -- as usual -- in crisis mode.