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Love overcomes virus to lead Wolves by Bucks
ESPN.com Updated Nov 30, 2012
Alexey Shved scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Kevin Love overcame a nasty stomach bug to collect 15 points and 14 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 95-85 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.Share Tweet
Green, Terry lift Rondo-less Celts past BlazersJeff Green scored 19 points, Jason Terry added 17 and the Boston Celtics cruised to a comfortable win without Rajon Rondo, topping the Portland Trail Blazers 96-78 on Friday night.Share TweetAlonzo Gee scored on a putback with less than 1 second remaining, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night that snapped a four-game losing streak.Share TweetDeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Amir Johnson added 16, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 101-97 to snap a six-game losing streak on Friday night.Share TweetCarmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards for the 10th straight time, 108-87 on Friday night.Share TweetJohnson, Nets hold off Magic to win fifth straightShare TweetEvan Turner scored 25 points, Jason Richardson hit four 3-pointers down the stretch and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 104-98 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory.Share TweetCeltics coach Doc Rivers criticized the NBA's fine against the San Antonio Spurs after they kept four top players out of a game.Share TweetInvestor Chris Hansen has released preliminary design options for the exterior of a proposed NBA arena in Seattle.Share TweetThe Nets insist that, this time, the injury to Brook Lopez's right foot truly is minor.Share TweetStarting forward Marvin Williams will not play for Utah against the Oklahoma City Thunder after being diagnosed with concussion symptoms.Share TweetDerek Fisher shed a little blood in his first practice as a member of the Dallas Mavericks.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring the very, very loyal Rajon RondoA 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: CSNNE. A very good feature from Jessic…Share Tweet
Chris Bosh’s lawyers might have threatened legal action against makers of animated film ‘starring’ him (VIDEO)Earlier this week, Ciara LaVelle of the Miami New Times informed us that this year's edition of the Borscht Film Festival - a (roughly) annual event "that showcases films created by emerging regional filmmakers telling Miami stories that go beyond the tShare Tweet
Amir Johnson has a very large Christmas tree (PHOTO)With only 25 days left until Christmas, it's time for everyone to purchase, trim, and admire their household Christmas trees. Fathers and mothers everywhere are driving their station wagons to the farm, hitching a spruce to the top, and seeing the smile…Share TweetThe Celtics defense has shown some cracks this season and they are suddenly relying on offense to win games.Share Tweet
Kobe Bryant congratulates himself for influencing the work ethic of a generationThere are few players in NBA history with the work ethic of Kobe Bryant, which is both why he's managed to stay at an All-Star level for so many seasons and why he managed to fulfill has massive potential in the first place. Whenever Kobe has the opport…Share Tweet
Golden State’s GM apologies to Warrior fans for misleading them about Andrew Bogut’s surgery … sort ofEarlier this week, Andrew Bogut revealed to Golden State Warriors fans that he had undergone microfracture surgery on his ankle, and not the arthroscopic procedure that the Warriors claimed last April. All hopes for a transparent new Warriors front offi…Share Tweet
The Child Porn Charges Against Minnesota State Football Coach Todd Hoffner Have Been Dismisseddeadspin.com Nov 30, 2012The prosecution of Minnesota State football coach Todd Hoffner appeared to look like a mistake in October, when Hoffner's attorney released details of an evaluation that determined Hoffner's children were neither abused nor maltreated, and that child pr…Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Jarrett Jack and Andre Iguodala win the face contestGood job, good effort, Danilo Gallinari and Klay Thompson. But you've got a long way to go to catch up to Jarrett Jack and Andre Iguodala. That's the veteran stuff, right there - the expressive, anguished face. That's what you're looking for, and sometiShare TweetThe Toronto Raptors have signed free-agent swingman Mickael Pietrus and waived forward Dominic McGuire.Share Tweet
Foot Injury Leaves a Marvel Looking Rather NormalIf Dwyane Wade's explosiveness is a thing of the past, the writer says, he can continue to help the Heat by developing a reliable 3-point shot and making post-ups a bigger part of his game.Share Tweet
The Phoenix Suns are offering money-back refunds to fans that aren’t entertained by an upcoming gameThe surprising Phoenix Suns are sitting pretty - if pretty mediocre - at 7-9 right now. Not ideal, just two and a half years removed from being a few games away from the NBA Finals, but the team has piled up half as many wins in a month as some prognoShare Tweet
Dime Q&A: Fabolous Speaks On The Knicks/Nets Rivalry & His Next Step As A Hip-Hop Artistdimemag.com Nov 30, 2012A certain aura illuminates the state of New York now. After millions of homes were mangled by the devastating storm caused by Hurricane Sandy, many lives were depleted of happiness. Souls were deflated. Streams of tears and anguish flooded the streets a…Share TweetRicky Rubio says his left knee feels great and he can't wait to get back on the practice court with his Minnesota Timberwolves teammates for the first time this season after nearly nine months on the sideline.Share TweetUsually, Gregg Popovich goes right for the jugular when he decides to condescend to whatever poor schmuck has to conduct a sideline interview with him. But he threw us a bit of a curveball last night, answering the first two questions he got from Charle…Share Tweet
What Might the Lakers Get by Trading Gasol?The Lakers should have plenty of appealing options for trading partners if they decide to move Pau Gasol.Share TweetGiven its combination of pregame shenanigans, promises of forthcoming hell to pay and (oh-by-the-way) some legitimately competitive basketball capped by a late-game dagger from one of the NBA's all-time assassins, the front-end of Thursday night's TNT d…Share TweetNew York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire underwent a surgical procedure to repair his injured left knee on Wednesday and will be sidelined approximately six to eight weeks, the team announced.Share Tweet
David Stern threatens the San Antonio Spurs for sitting their players, chases down another irrelevant pointSo David Stern didn't like San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich resting four of his starters -- three of them superstars in Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili - against the superstar-laden Miami Heat on Thursday. Get in line. The Spurs playersShare TweetMichael Jordan is open to changing the Charlotte name back to the Hornets if New Orleans gives up the name as planned.Share TweetGregg Popovich rested four starters against the Heat, and the NBA is angry. Why? It isn't against the rules, says Ben Golliver, and it was in the best interest of the Spurs and the league.Share Tweet
LeBron James Stops A Starless Spurs Upset In Its Tracks; Golden State Survives A Mind-Boggling Finishdimemag.com Nov 30, 2012Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green weren’t in Miami for Thursday’s nationally televised game. After 36 minutes of the big, bad Heat playing neck-and-neck with the Spurs’ second unit, the Heat’s biggest star showed up in a big wShare TweetOne 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 …Share Tweet
Raptors Claw Past Suns, 101-97Nov 30DeMar DeRozan leads Raptors past Suns.
Nets Win Fifth StraightNov 30Nets top Magic, 98-86.
Cavs Snap Hawks' Six-Game Win StreakNov 30Cavs sneak past Hawks, 113-111.
Spurs Fined $250,000Nov 30Spurs fined $250,000 by NBA for not sending four starters to Thursday's loss at Miami.