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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.
Share TweetJ.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.Share TweetNew 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.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetEverything 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.Source: nydailynews.comShare TweetBrooklyn 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.
Russell Westbrook debuts the Air Jordan XX8 during Thunder win over Nets (PHOTOS)Updated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetWhen 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…Source: yahoo.com
The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All TimeUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetIn 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 riSource: dimemag.com
LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has A Terrible New Team NameUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetLeBron 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”Source: dimemag.com
Celtics Win In Rondo's ReturnDec 5Rajon Rondo drops a double-double in return to Celtics.
Smith's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Knicks Past BobcatsDec 5Knicks come back to top Bobcats.
TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30KDec 5Henry Abbott on Kobe Bryant surpassing 30,000 points in his career.
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The 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 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pickDec 5Trail 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.