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ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012News 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.Share Tweet
Section 15: Happy Birthday, MarcusThe 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.Share Tweet
Knicks return to 'old-school' formula to win gamesnba.com Nov 19, 2012This is how the New York Knicks used to play, before the franchise tumbled into mediocrity and misery.Share TweetThe Bobcats have announced that forward Tyrus Thomas is expected to miss approximately two months with a torn muscle in his lower left leg.Share Tweet
Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Greg Anthony hands out The PrizeAt 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 Tweetdeadspin.com Nov 19, 2012This 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…Share Tweet
Andrew Bynum, cosmic jokes, a lack of answers and encroaching fear in PhiladelphiaWhen 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 …Share Tweet
The Nuggets Are a PuzzleThe Denver Nuggets were entertaining and successful last season, but have had a slow start this season.Share Tweet
5 Teams Hanging Tough Without Their Star PlayersThrough 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 TweetESPN.com Nov 19, 2012Miami 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.Share Tweet
James, Durant named conference Players of the Weeknba.com Nov 19, 2012The 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.Share Tweet
Why Memphis Is Both An NBA Title Contender And PretenderMemphis 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…Share Tweet
Rob Mahoney: The Fundamentals: Lin facing new challenges during his second actCNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012On 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.Share TweetLin: Under D'Antoni, 'Linsanity' would have continuedShare Tweet
Damian Lillard dunks in two needless points at the buzzer, offends Chicago Bull sensibilities (VIDEO)The 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 …Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Kobe Bryant advises James Harden"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 uShare Tweet
Rajon Rondo stays in a blowout Boston Celtics loss in order to keep his 10-assist game streak alive (VIDEO)It'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…Share Tweet
Terrence Jones dunks right on Jodie Meeks, earns more playing time (VIDEO)Over 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…Share Tweet
Kobe Bryant’s Triple-Double Grounds The Rockets; Rajon Rondo Barely Keeps His Streak AliveBack 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 TweetCNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012MINNEAPOLIS (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.Share 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.Share Tweet
It's time to give James Dolan credit for turning Carmelo Anthony-led NY Knicks into winnersnydailynews.com Nov 19, 2012You 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.Share Tweet
Don't Look Now, the Spurs Are Changing Their GameHere'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'...Share Tweet
Stuck Between Systems: The Ever-Changing Lakers Take On the RocketsHow 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 ...Share Tweet
Jalen Rose Report: Gambling on NBA PlanesJalen details how gambling on NBA planes really works, how much money changes hands, and when debts are paid.Share Tweet
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.