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Beasts Of The East: Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win o…CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win over the Heat, but is not in the lineup because of stitches on his hand. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to Washington. Follow here.Share Tweet
Anthony Sits One OutAfter getting stitches for a cut finger, Carmelo Anthony was told by Coach Mike Woodson to sit out Thursday's game against the Miami Heat.Share TweetCarmelo Anthony will not play in the New York Knicks' game against the Miami Heat on Thursday night, one day after getting five stitches in the middle finger of his left hand.Share Tweet
And the Award for Most Flops Goes To ...Gerald Wallace and Reggie Evans of the Nets have been cited for two flopping violations each. The rest of the N.B.A. has been cited five times.Share Tweet
Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still OutReggie Evans of the Nets is expected to play Friday against the Warriors. Brook Lopez will miss at least one more game.Share Tweetdimemag.com Dec 6, 2012With Lakers guard Kobe Bryant becoming the fifth and fastest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, Dime is looking at all angles of the five-time champion’s career today. (Hey, we already called him the greatest player since 2000.) It’s equalShare TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, coasting to a 103-87 win over the Don't-Call-Me-Pelicans behind a record-setting performance from Kobe Bryant, strong second-half pressure defense and a combined 11-of-21 mark from be…Share Tweet
Andrew Bynum is pictured by fans in public working at his new, safer, hobby: Pop-a-Shot basketballPhiladelphia 76ers center (technically, we suppose, as he's yet to play a minute with the team) Andrew Bynum has been roundly criticized of late for deciding to subject his oft-injured and surgically-beaten knees to the slicked-up hardwood of local bowl…Share Tweet
Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved PlayerBesides Jrue Holiday of the 76ers, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers and Larry Sanders of the Bucks, in their third years, have made larger contributions to their teams this season.Share Tweet
J.R. Smith made a game-winner in extremely J.R. Smith fashion (VIDEO)New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith is a handful, the sort of player who can make eight 3-pointers in a game and then immediately come back the next week and miss all but one of his shots, make ill-advised decisions in big moments, and get in a screaming m…Share Tweet
Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the BobcatsRaymond Felton, who sustained a bruised left thumb in a victory against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, decided not to skip Wednesday's game, playing with bandages taped on his hand for part of the game.Share Tweet
TrueHoop TV: Gasol LatestDec 6Henry Abbott with Marc Stein on potential trade suitors for Pau Gasol, and if the Lakers are willing to part with Gasol before Steve Nash returns.
Better Team: Knicks Or Heat?Dec 6Stephen A. Smith says the Heat are a better team right now than the Knicks.
Highlight Of The NightDec 6Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points to provide a spark to the Carmelo-less Knicks.
Knicks Step Up Without CarmeloDec 6Jason Kidd talks about the Knicks' big win over the Heat without Carmelo Anthony and what it means to improve to 2-0 against the defending champions.
LeBron James, Miami Heat are feeling sense of urgencyDec 7MIAMI -- Nearly an hour after the Miami Heat had taken a second early-season beating from the New York Knicks, LeBron James walked into an empty locke...
NBA -- What scouts are sayingDec 6Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
Ian Thomsen: Appreciate Heat now, as upcoming tax threatens a potential dy…Dec 6Whether you love or hate the Miami Heat, you ought to appreciate their runs at the championship over the next two seasons. Because owner Micky Arison may not be able to afford his team by 2014-15.