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Michael Rosenberg: Popovich angers Stern by resting Spurs' star…

Michael Rosenberg: Popovich angers Stern by resting Spurs' stars, but it's the right call

CNNSI.com ESPN.com yahoo.com deadspin.com Updated Nov 29, 2012
Gregg Popovich sent four starters home early and the NBA is mad. Why? It isn't against the rules and it was in the best interest of the Spurs and the league, says Michael Rosenberg.
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  • Allen's late 3 puts Heat by short-handed Spurs

    Allen's late 3 puts Heat by short-handed Spurs

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Nov 29, 2012
    Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 22.6 seconds left gave the Miami Heat the lead, and they held on to beat the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 105-100 on Thursday night to remain perfect at home this season.
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  • Suns send 1st-round pick Marshall to D-League

    Suns send 1st-round pick Marshall to D-League

    ESPN.com Nov 29, 2012
    The Phoenix Suns have assigned first-round draft pick Kendall Marshall to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA's Development League.
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  • Warriors center Bogut says still out indefinitely

    Warriors center Bogut says still out indefinitely

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 29, 2012
    Center Andrew Bogut insists he will no longer even attempt to guess when he will return to the court for the Golden State Warriors, saying he is out "indefinitely." That is how he will leave it until the day he is running layup drills to warm …
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  • Cavs sign rookie Jones, cut Harangody

    Cavs sign rookie Jones, cut Harangody

    nba.com Nov 29, 2012
    The Cavaliers have waived forward Luke Harangody and signed rookie forward Kevin Jones.
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  • Rondo gets suspended 2 games for fracas

    Rondo gets suspended 2 games for fracas

    Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was suspended for the third time this calendar year on Thursday when the NBA told him to sit out two games without pay for starting a skirmish that sent players sprawling into the courtside seats.
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  • Ian Thomsen: Committed Thunder team remains a contender -- even…

    Ian Thomsen: Committed Thunder team remains a contender -- even without Harden

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 29, 2012
    Did the Thunder want to deal James Harden? Of course not. But when Harden refused to sacrifice, OKC moved on. Even with a new Big Three, they remain contenders, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Kings, Angels, Clippers voice Courtney dies

    Kings, Angels, Clippers voice Courtney dies

    ESPN.com Nov 29, 2012
    David Courtney, the public address announcer for the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Clippers, died Thursday, all three teams announced Thursday. No cause of death was released. He was 54.
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  • Here's A 1989 Episode Of Michael Jordan's Lost Television Show

    Here's A 1989 Episode Of Michael Jordan's Lost Television Show

    deadspin.com Nov 29, 2012
    A reader named Scott alerted us to this video, which is apparently an episode of a local television show Michael Jordan had in 1989 called Michael Jordan's Airwaves. MJ sits down with Chicago sports anchor Jim Rose in front of a live studio audience to …
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Michael Jordan’s own late night t…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Michael Jordan’s own late night talk show (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 29, 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: YouTube. Via the indispensable Ananth …
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  • The Top 10 Impact NBA Players Most Missed By Injury

    The Top 10 Impact NBA Players Most Missed By Injury

    dimemag.com Nov 29, 2012
    The return of Chauncey Billups on Wednesday night signaled a reason for optimism for the once-sagging Clippers. Even with a surplus of talent at point guard with minute-eater Chris Paul and Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles needed to have Billups, its no-questi…
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  • Thunder ship rookie Lamb to D-League's 66ers

    Thunder ship rookie Lamb to D-League's 66ers

    ESPN.com Nov 29, 2012
    The Oklahoma City Thunder have assigned rookie Jeremy Lamb to their NBA Development League affiliate in Tulsa.
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  • Sources close to Amar’e Stoudemire claim he would ‘be fine with…

    Sources close to Amar’e Stoudemire claim he would ‘be fine with coming off the bench’

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Nov 29, 2012
    In Amar'e Stoudemire's defense, he has never gone on record as refusing to give up his spot as starting power forward on the New York Knicks. It was coach Mike Woodson that seemed intractable to that end, calling Amar'e his starter before the season in …
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  • The Nuggets' Split-Personality Backcourt

    The Nuggets' Split-Personality Backcourt

    nytimes.com Nov 29, 2012
    At times, Andre Miller and Ty Lawson are fantastic as a pairing, but it is difficult to see how they complement each other in the Nuggets' offense.
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  • Amazing Robert Sacre Lakers Tribute Video

    Amazing Robert Sacre Lakers Tribute Video

    dimemag.com Nov 29, 2012
    In light of the Los Angeles Lakers sending Robert Sacre to their D-League affiliate, the L.A. D-Fenders, we thought it would be an appropriate time to show our readers this tremendous Sacre tribute video we came across the other day: The good news is th…
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘Yo, Truth … you OK?’

    Create-a-Caption: ‘Yo, Truth … you OK?’

    yahoo.com Nov 29, 2012
    Like, it's no big deal. Kevin Garnett's just a little worried, that's all. I know, I know, your per-minute scoring and rebounding numbers are the highest they've been in a half-dozen years, you're still draining 3-pointers ... you're still the man. We k…
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  • Derek Fisher signs deal with Dallas Mavericks

    Derek Fisher signs deal with Dallas Mavericks

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Nov 28, 2012
    Veteran point guard Derek Fisher is returning to the NBA after signing a deal with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
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  • Nets' Lopez out two games with sprained foot

    Nets' Lopez out two games with sprained foot

    Brook Lopez is headed back to the sideline with more foot pain, though the Brooklyn Nets are sure his latest problem is nothing like the one that wrecked his 2011-12 season.
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  • Toronto expresses interest in Pietrus; deal close?

    Toronto expresses interest in Pietrus; deal close?

    CNNSI.com Nov 29, 2012
    Toronto expresses interest in Pietrus; deal close?
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  • Andrew Bynum, ex-neighbors sue each other, trade claims of drug…

    Andrew Bynum, ex-neighbors sue each other, trade claims of drug use, racism, gun-flashing, coin-hurling

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Nov 29, 2012
    If there's one thing that I think we can all agree on, it's that life has been a little too smooth for Andrew Bynum lately. From the totally uneventful start to his first training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers and news that he definitely wouldn't nee…
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  • The Charlotte Bobcats are caught hanging out with Carrot Top (P…

    The Charlotte Bobcats are caught hanging out with Carrot Top (PHOTO)

    yahoo.com Nov 29, 2012
    One week ago we shared a picture of members of the six-time champion (and two-time defending best record in the NBA-holding) Chicago Bulls posing with Sir Paul McCartney, a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and possibly the most w…
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  • Jordan Melo M9 “Christmas”

    Jordan Melo M9 “Christmas”

    dimemag.com Nov 29, 2012
    Do you have your Christmas list all set? If not, you probably want to put these on there: the Jordan Melo M9 “Christmas” edition. Even though he’s spent the first few weeks of the season in the Jordan Melo M8 Advance, Carmelo Anthony‘s newest sign
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  • Paul Pierce Got His Ankles Broken For The Second Time This Week

    Paul Pierce Got His Ankles Broken For The Second Time This Week

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Nov 29, 2012
    Paul Pierce is looking old these days. On Sunday, Jameer Nelson victimized him with a nasty crossover, leaving Pierce flat on his back. Last night, Pierce ended up looking helpless and silly yet again after being brought to his hands and knees by a Joe …
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  • The 10 Best NBA Team Rivalries Of All Time

    The 10 Best NBA Team Rivalries Of All Time

    dimemag.com Nov 29, 2012
    The word “rival” is lost in the NBA today. Too often we see camaraderie between players on opposing teams. With the growing presence of AAU basketball, the players have gotten closer and closer. AAU isn’t the only thing that brings the players toget
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  • Wizards give ‘not losing’ a try, find it to their liking, beat …

    Wizards give ‘not losing’ a try, find it to their liking, beat Blazers to reach 1-12

    yahoo.com Nov 29, 2012
    Shortly after tip-off in Wednesday night's game between the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., the CSN Washington broadcast duo of Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier offered a lone "key to the gam…
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  • NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski Is Tragically Bad At Basketball

    NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski Is Tragically Bad At Basketball

    deadspin.com Nov 29, 2012
    We are unabashed fans of Brad Keselowski, because he gave this awesome, boozy victory speech on SportsCenter after winning the Sprint Cup. Keselowski is a good driver and a great interview, but as you can see in the video above, he is a horrendous baske…
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  • Mike D’Antoni: ‘I shouldn’t have gone to New York’ to coach the…

    Mike D’Antoni: ‘I shouldn’t have gone to New York’ to coach the Knicks

    yahoo.com Nov 29, 2012
    On Thursday morning, longtime Associated Press scribe Brian Mahoney tweeted a salient point about recent news concerning Laker coach Mike D'Antoni's regrets about taking on a job with the New York Knicks in 2008. Here's Mahoney's take: Brian's not wrong…
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  • Grizzlies roll again, dish Raptors 6th straight loss

    Grizzlies roll again, dish Raptors 6th straight loss

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 29, 2012
    Grizzlies roll again, dish Raptors 6th straight loss
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  • Durant ties season-high with 37 as Thunder win easy

    Durant ties season-high with 37 as Thunder win easy

    CNNSI.com Nov 29, 2012
    Durant ties season-high with 37 as Thunder win easy
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  • Clippers get win over Wolves as Billups returns

    Clippers get win over Wolves as Billups returns

    ESPN.com Nov 29, 2012
    Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers welcomed Chauncey Billups back to the lineup for the first time this season with a 101-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
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  • Nets, Celtics Get Into A Brawl In Boston; James Harden Has An A…

    Nets, Celtics Get Into A Brawl In Boston; James Harden Has An Awful Reunion In OKC

    dimemag.com Nov 29, 2012
    With so much softness leaking into the modern game, we’re always anxious to annoint the next great rivalry. Where is the next Bulls-Knicks going to come from? Or the next Sacramento-Los Angeles? Everyone loves when players get a little nasty, and last n
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  • NBA Shootaround: Boy, That Escalated Quickly

    NBA Shootaround: Boy, That Escalated Quickly

    grantland.com Nov 29, 2012
    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from...
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  • Video - Heat Top Short-Handed Spurs 01:01

    Heat Top Short-Handed Spurs

    Nov 29
    Heat beat Spurs to remain perfect at home.
  • Video - Spurs Face 'Substantial Sanctions' 03:37

    Spurs Face 'Substantial Sanctions'

    Nov 29
    Stephen A. Smith weighs in on commissioner David Stern's comments about disciplining the Spurs and Gregg Popovich's decision to sit his stars.
  • Video - Spurs Resting Starters 01:36

    Spurs Resting Starters

    Nov 29
    Stephen A. Smith weighs in on Gregg Popovich sitting his starters and the league's decision not to discipline the Spurs.
  • Video - Rajon Rondo Addresses Role In Fight 02:45

    Rajon Rondo Addresses Role In Fight

    Nov 29
    Rajon Rondo talks about his role in the Celtics-Nets fight.

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    Nov 29
    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has decided to send four of his top five scorers home rather than play them in tonight's game again the defending champion Miami Heat, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
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