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Curry, Warriors take charge late vs. Mavs

Curry, Warriors take charge late vs. Mavs

ESPN.com Updated Nov 19, 2012
Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and David Lee's layup with 32.8 seconds left helped the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-101 Monday night.
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  • Source: News Corp. working to own part of YES

    Source: News Corp. working to own part of YES

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    News 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.
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  • Spurs' Jackson (broken pinkie) out 4-6 weeks

    Spurs' Jackson (broken pinkie) out 4-6 weeks

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 19, 2012
    San 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.
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  • Pacers hang on to keep woeful Wizards winless

    Pacers hang on to keep woeful Wizards winless

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    There 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.
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  • Cavaliers' Irving out month with broken finger

    Cavaliers' Irving out month with broken finger

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 19, 2012
    Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least one month with a broken finger.
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  • Z-Bo fined $25K for confrontation with Perkins

    Z-Bo fined $25K for confrontation with Perkins

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 19, 2012
    Memphis 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.
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  • Wolves' Roy (knee surgery) likely out a month

    Wolves' Roy (knee surgery) likely out a month

    Brandon 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.
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  • Section 15: Happy Birthday, Marcus

    Section 15: Happy Birthday, Marcus

    nytimes.com Nov 19, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Knicks return to 'old-school' formula to win games

    Knicks return to 'old-school' formula to win games

    nba.com Nov 19, 2012
    This is how the New York Knicks used to play, before the franchise tumbled into mediocrity and misery.
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  • Bobcats' Thomas out 2 months with torn leg muscle

    Bobcats' Thomas out 2 months with torn leg muscle

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    The Bobcats have announced that forward Tyrus Thomas is expected to miss approximately two months with a torn muscle in his lower left leg.
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  • Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Greg Anthony hands out The Prize

    Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Greg Anthony hands out The Prize

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    At 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…
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  • I Can't Stop Looking At This GIF Of These Two Lakers Bros

    I Can't Stop Looking At This GIF Of These Two Lakers Bros

    deadspin.com Nov 19, 2012
    This 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…
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  • Andrew Bynum, cosmic jokes, a lack of answers and encroaching f…

    Andrew Bynum, cosmic jokes, a lack of answers and encroaching fear in Philadelphia

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    When 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 his
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Byron Mullens who is not Michael …

    The 10-man rotation, starring Byron Mullens who is not Michael Jordan

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    A 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 …
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  • The Nuggets Are a Puzzle

    The Nuggets Are a Puzzle

    nytimes.com Nov 19, 2012
    The Denver Nuggets were entertaining and successful last season, but have had a slow start this season.
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  • 5 Teams Hanging Tough Without Their Star Players

    5 Teams Hanging Tough Without Their Star Players

    dimemag.com Nov 19, 2012
    Through 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,
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  • Marcin Gortat’s interview with a Polish publication reveals his…

    Marcin Gortat’s interview with a Polish publication reveals his uneasiness with the Suns’ offense

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    Considering 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…
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  • Wade regrets Clips game: Should have rested

    Wade regrets Clips game: Should have rested

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    Miami 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.
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  • James, Durant named conference Players of the Week

    James, Durant named conference Players of the Week

    nba.com Nov 19, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Why Memphis Is Both An NBA Title Contender And Pretender

    Why Memphis Is Both An NBA Title Contender And Pretender

    dimemag.com Nov 19, 2012
    Memphis 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…
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  • Rob Mahoney: The Fundamentals: Lin facing new challenges during…

    Rob Mahoney: The Fundamentals: Lin facing new challenges during his second act

    CNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012
    On 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.
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  • Lin: Under D'Antoni, 'Linsanity' would have continued

    Lin: Under D'Antoni, 'Linsanity' would have continued

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    Lin: Under D'Antoni, 'Linsanity' would have continued
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  • Damian Lillard dunks in two needless points at the buzzer, offe…

    Damian Lillard dunks in two needless points at the buzzer, offends Chicago Bull sensibilities (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    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 …
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  • Create-a-Caption: Kobe Bryant advises James Harden

    Create-a-Caption: Kobe Bryant advises James Harden

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    "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
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  • Rajon Rondo stays in a blowout Boston Celtics loss in order to …

    Rajon Rondo stays in a blowout Boston Celtics loss in order to keep his 10-assist game streak alive (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    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…
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  • Terrence Jones dunks right on Jodie Meeks, earns more playing t…

    Terrence Jones dunks right on Jodie Meeks, earns more playing time (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    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…
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  • Kobe Bryant’s Triple-Double Grounds The Rockets; Rajon Rondo Ba…

    Kobe Bryant’s Triple-Double Grounds The Rockets; Rajon Rondo Barely Keeps His Streak Alive

    dimemag.com Nov 19, 2012
    Back 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 more
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  • Wolves' Rubio progressing, begins light practice

    Wolves' Rubio progressing, begins light practice

    CNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS (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.
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  • Walsh Gets Up-Close Look at the Knicks He Helped Build

    Walsh Gets Up-Close Look at the Knicks He Helped Build

    nytimes.com Nov 19, 2012
    Donnie 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.
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  • It's time to give James Dolan credit for turning Carmelo Anthon…

    It's time to give James Dolan credit for turning Carmelo Anthony-led NY Knicks into winners

    nydailynews.com Nov 19, 2012
    You 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.
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  • Don't Look Now, the Spurs Are Changing Their Game

    Don't Look Now, the Spurs Are Changing Their Game

    grantland.com Nov 19, 2012
    Here'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'...
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  • Stuck Between Systems: The Ever-Changing Lakers Take On the Roc…

    Stuck Between Systems: The Ever-Changing Lakers Take On the Rockets

    grantland.com Nov 19, 2012
    How 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 ...
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  • Jalen Rose Report: Gambling on NBA Planes

    Jalen Rose Report: Gambling on NBA Planes

    grantland.com Nov 19, 2012
    Jalen details how gambling on NBA planes really works, how much money changes hands, and when debts are paid.
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  • Video - Nuggets Snap Grizzlies' Eight-Game Winning Streak 01:02

    Nuggets Snap Grizzlies' Eight-Game Winning Streak

    Nov 19
    Danilo Gallinari drops 26 points on Grizzlies.
  • Video - Bobcats Come Back To Top Bucks 01:01

    Bobcats Come Back To Top Bucks

    Nov 19
    Big 4th quarter lifts Bobcats past Bucks.
  • Video - Bynum Hurts Knee Bowling 06:56

    Bynum Hurts Knee Bowling

    Nov 19
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Andrew Bynum injuring his knee while bowling.
  • Video - Rudy Gay Elevates Over Kenneth Faried 00:27

    Rudy Gay Elevates Over Kenneth Faried

    Nov 19
    Mike Conley alley-oop to Rudy Gay for the dunk.

Sports Columnists

  • Chicago Bears get reality check from San Francisco 49ers

    Nov 19
    The Bears leave San Francisco -- as usual -- in crisis mode.