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Nash out indefinitely; Blake to miss four games

Nash out indefinitely; Blake to miss four games

ESPN.com Updated Nov 20, 2012
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash and Steve Blake remain out indefinitely due to injuries.
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  • Anthony leads surging Knicks to rout of Hornets

    Anthony leads surging Knicks to rout of Hornets

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 20, 2012
    Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and the New York Knicks extended the undermanned New Orleans Hornets' losing streak to four games with a 102-80 victory Tuesday night.
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  • Sixers rally past Raptors for third straight win

    Sixers rally past Raptors for third straight win

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Jason Richardson scored six of his 21 points late in the fourth quarter, Nick Young had 23 off the bench and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-98 on Tuesday night.
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  • Somehow The Knicks Managed To Get Even Older

    Somehow The Knicks Managed To Get Even Older

    deadspin.com Nov 20, 2012
    Popped on ESPN.com to check the boxscore of tonight's Knicks-Hornets game. Had to see how the local basketball team was doing. According to the boxscore, the Knicks have on their bench a 54-year-old guard/forward who last played in 1991. That's a vetera…
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  • Warriors expect Bogut to miss three more games

    Warriors expect Bogut to miss three more games

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut is scheduled to miss at least the next three games as he continues to strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle.
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  • Dwight Howard says he doesn’t care if Deron Williams is still h…

    Dwight Howard says he doesn’t care if Deron Williams is still his friend

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    About a year ago, back when it was assumed that Dwight Howard would leave the Orlando Magic as a free agent in the summer of 2012, the Brooklyn Nets were the odds-on favorite to land his services. Along with point guard Deron Williams, Howard would have…
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  • Mavericks' Nowitzki still unsure when he will play

    Mavericks' Nowitzki still unsure when he will play

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki says he is still about two weeks away from getting back on the court to start running and shooting. He's not sure how long after that it will be before he makes his season debut for the Dallas Mavericks.
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  • NBA players dribble in chorus to create ‘Carol of the Balls’ (V…

    NBA players dribble in chorus to create ‘Carol of the Balls’ (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    Early last week, the NBA unveiled the single-color, stencil-font jerseys that teams will wear for its high-profile slate of Christmas games. However, for a global corporation, simply announcing new products for sale is not enough. There must be a compel…
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  • Deadspin NBA Shit List: Don Nelson, Drunk On His Own Genius (An…

    Deadspin NBA Shit List: Don Nelson, Drunk On His Own Genius (And Scotch)

    deadspin.com Nov 20, 2012
    A celebration of the NBA's most infuriating players, both past and present. Read other NBA Shit List entries here. More »
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  • Why New York Shouldn’t Be Overly Excited About The Knicks &…

    Why New York Shouldn’t Be Overly Excited About The Knicks & Nets

    dimemag.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Knicks are 7-1 as the toast of the town, and their Jay-Z-owned brothers across the East River, the Nets, are 6-2 and second in the Atlantic Division. That means the Post and Daily News are foaming at the mouth to stir up a little New York rivalry an…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the brilliant Eric Bledsoe

    The 10-man rotation, starring the brilliant Eric Bledsoe

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 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. Beckley Mason on the emergi…
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  • Knee Feeling Better, D'Antoni to Make Lakers Debut

    Knee Feeling Better, D'Antoni to Make Lakers Debut

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Mike D'Antoni, the new Lakers coach, will be on the bench for the game against the Nets on Tuesday night.
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  • When Chicago Bulls Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, and Jimmy Butler met…

    When Chicago Bulls Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, and Jimmy Butler met Sir Paul McCartney (PHOTO)

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    We have no idea how Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng teamed with center Joakim Noah and Sir Paul McCartney to create a photo that Kelly Dwyer will someday have tattooed onto his back, but we're very happy Luol took the time to share the …
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  • Milicic likely leaving Celts, NBA for family issue

    Milicic likely leaving Celts, NBA for family issue

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Darko Milicic is likely leaving the team to be with his ailing mother.
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  • Haslem two boards from setting Heat all-time record

    Haslem two boards from setting Heat all-time record

    nba.com Nov 20, 2012
    When Udonis Haslem was trying to make the Miami Heat take notice of him a decade ago, assistant coach Keith Askins gave him one piece of advice.
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  • Cavs' Irving (finger) frustrated by latest injury

    Cavs' Irving (finger) frustrated by latest injury

    nba.com yahoo.com CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    Kyrie Irving couldn't handle playing with just one hand. Now, it's the Cleveland Cavaliers turn.
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  • Deadspin I-Team: Who Are Those Amazing Lakers Bros?

    Deadspin I-Team: Who Are Those Amazing Lakers Bros?

    deadspin.com Nov 20, 2012
    OK, these guys have now become way too internet famous to not be identified. We must know who they are. How did they afford those seats? Are they brothers, or just bros? Did they wear matching t-shirts to the game and buy matching jerseys to wear over t…
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  • Create-a-Caption: Bucks coach Scott Skiles is the worst Uncle S…

    Create-a-Caption: Bucks coach Scott Skiles is the worst Uncle Sam

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    I'm sure Scott Skiles thought he was pretty slick the first time he thought of pointing at his Milwaukee Bucks and saying, "I want you ... to work harder at defending the pick-and-roll." It was an especially nice touch to wear the hat and bear…
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  • Wade practices, plans to return Wednesday

    Wade practices, plans to return Wednesday

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Nov 20, 2012
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade plans to return from injury Wednesday.
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  • Bobcats forward Byron Mullens was surprised the Bucks double-te…

    Bobcats forward Byron Mullens was surprised the Bucks double-teamed him, too (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    One of the biggest plays in Monday night's entertaining and competitive - no, really! - contest between the Charlotte Bobcats and Milwaukee Bucks came late in the fourth quarter, with the Bucks holding onto a 96-93 advantage following a 14-6 Bobcats r
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  • News Corp. acquires 49 percent stake in YES

    News Corp. acquires 49 percent stake in YES

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 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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  • San Antonio’s Championship Hopes Hinge On One Player’s Back

    San Antonio’s Championship Hopes Hinge On One Player’s Back

    dimemag.com Nov 20, 2012
    Last week, I was ready to write Manu Ginobili off. I was going to pen a piece pronouncing him dead, his All-Star years over, the Spurs’ chances at one final championship done. It wasn’t only because he started off slowly this year — and he did, fail
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  • The Washington Wizards are still winless, as their coach wonder…

    The Washington Wizards are still winless, as their coach wonders if he ‘might be dumb’

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    We take no great pleasure in kicking a team while it's down, but the flailing Washington Wizards just can't be ignored. The team still has yet to win a game in nine tries, following Monday night's failed comeback against the Indiana Pacers; but whatever…
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  • Gregg Popovich says Spurs were ‘soft’ in loss to Clippers: ‘… w…

    Gregg Popovich says Spurs were ‘soft’ in loss to Clippers: ‘… we were an embarrassment’

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    In the midst of another strong start that's continued a some increased experimentation along the way, the 8-2 San Antonio Spurs welcomed the similarly streaking 7-2 Los Angeles Clippers to the AT&T Center on Monday night with their hearts set on pay…
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  • By 2025, The NBA Will Have A Latino MVP

    By 2025, The NBA Will Have A Latino MVP

    deadspin.com Nov 20, 2012
    I'd like to make a $100 bet: By 2025 the NBA will have a Latino MVP. I'm willing to go one step further, I believe it will be a U.S.-born Latino MVP. I'll go one step further still and say that it won't be Carmelo Anthony (whose father is Puerto-Rican).…
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  • Lin struggles (5 of 15) in skidding Rockets' loss to Jazz

    Lin struggles (5 of 15) in skidding Rockets' loss to Jazz

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    Lin struggles (5 of 15) in skidding Rockets' loss to Jazz
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  • Jazz take it to ill Harden, road-weary Rockets

    Jazz take it to ill Harden, road-weary Rockets

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 20, 2012
    Reserve Gordon Hayward scored 15 points, Al Jefferson had 14 points and 16 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the road-weary Houston Rockets 102-91 on Monday night.
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  • 2 Special Weapons Beat The Spurs; The Nuggets End The NBA’s Lon…

    2 Special Weapons Beat The Spurs; The Nuggets End The NBA’s Longest Winning Streak

    dimemag.com Nov 20, 2012
    Maybe the Clippers are really this good? Or maybe the Spurs just aren’t THAT good? San Antonio has now lost two of their last three home games, and twice already this year to the Clippers. But we’re leaning to the Clippers being pretty good, because,
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  • Gallinari's 26 help Nuggets halt Grizzlies' streak

    Gallinari's 26 help Nuggets halt Grizzlies' streak

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and the Denver Nuggets ended the Memphis Grizzlies' win streak at eight games.
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  • What's Wrong With the Pacers?

    What's Wrong With the Pacers?

    grantland.com Nov 20, 2012
    Three weeks into the season and it's become clear the Indiana Pacers are in big trouble. An offense that ranked in the top third of the league last se...
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  • Video - Knicks Roll Hornets, 102-80 01:08

    Knicks Roll Hornets, 102-80

    Nov 20
    Carmelo Anthony leads Knicks to big win over Hornets.
  • Video - SportsCenter Conversation: Mike Woodson 03:19

    SportsCenter Conversation: Mike Woodson

    Nov 20
    Mike Woodson sits down with Bob Knight to talk about their time together in Indiana and the future of the Knicks.
  • Video - THTV: Knicks Thanksgiving 08:26

    THTV: Knicks Thanksgiving

    Nov 20
    Author Alan Hahn offers Knicks fans six things to be thankful for, and one other thing to settle down about.
  • Video - D'Antoni To Make Lakers Coaching Debut 03:20

    D'Antoni To Make Lakers Coaching Debut

    Nov 20
    Beto Duran has the latest on Mike D'Antoni, who will make his Lakers head-coaching debut tonight versus the Nets.

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    Nov 20
    J.A. Adande breaks down the Lakers' first game with Mike D'Antoni at the helm.
  • Ian Thomsen: Why Cavaliers' Irving is not yet an elite point guard; more m…

    Nov 20
    Last week I compiled a list of the NBA's top point guards. There turned out to be nine of them, headed by Rajon Rondo, and your responses focused on one player from Cleveland who didn't make the list. So let's get straight to your questions (and suggest…
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    Nov 20
    The 76ers' center was supposed to be the face of the franchise, but has yet to play a game.