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Celts knock off Timberwolves in Rondo's return

Celts knock off Timberwolves in Rondo's return

ESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
Kevin Garnett scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and remained unbeaten against his former team as the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-94 on Wednesday night in Rajon Rondo's return from a two-game suspension.
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  • Smith's buzzer-beater lifts Knicks past Bobcats

    Smith's buzzer-beater lifts Knicks past Bobcats

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    J.R. Smith hit a fallaway jumper from the left wing as time expired to give the New York Knicks a 100-98 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
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  • Carmelo cuts finger diving for ball in Knicks' win

    Carmelo cuts finger diving for ball in Knicks' win

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony suffered a laceration on his left middle finger in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats, according to MSG.
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  • NY Knicks will get best shot from LeBron James and defending NB…

    NY Knicks will get best shot from LeBron James and defending NBA champion Miami Heat

    nydailynews.com Dec 5, 2012
    Everything is stacked against the Knicks on Thursday night, which makes it an even better setting if Mike Woodson’s team can get out of Miami with a win over the defending champs.
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  • Nets' Wallace fined $5K for flopping; Billups warned

    Nets' Wallace fined $5K for flopping; Billups warned

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for flopping, joining teammate Reggie Evans as the only repeat offenders under the league's new penalty system.
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  • Russell Westbrook debuts the Air Jordan XX8 during Thunder win …

    Russell Westbrook debuts the Air Jordan XX8 during Thunder win over Nets (PHOTOS)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    When Nike and Jordan Brand unveiled the Air Jordan XX8, the latest iteration of their most iconic basketball shoe, the immediate, gut-level response from many observers was mixed, to say the least. My colleague Eric Freeman noted the controversy surroun…
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  • The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your ri
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  • LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has …

    LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has A Terrible New Team Name

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    LeBron James dropped a ridiculous triple-double last night (26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) but no one’s going to remember him carving up the Wizards. They’ll remember that with about 20 seconds left, he missed a wide-open wing triple that could”
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  • Video - Celtics Win In Rondo's Return 01:03

    Celtics Win In Rondo's Return

    Dec 5
    Rajon Rondo drops a double-double in return to Celtics.
  • Video - Smith's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Knicks Past Bobcats 01:16

    Smith's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Knicks Past Bobcats

    Dec 5
    Knicks come back to top Bobcats.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30K 01:03

    TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30K

    Dec 5
    Henry Abbott on Kobe Bryant surpassing 30,000 points in his career.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
  • Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pick

    Dec 5
    Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is the early favorite to win Rookie of the Year, and yet it was only six years ago that he remembers a decisive conversation with a high school coach that ended sadly.