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Carmelo Anthony returned from a two-game absence with 34 points against his former team, and the New York Knicks beat the Denver Nuggets 112-106 on Sunday night to remain the NBA's lone unbeaten team at home.
Jennings, Bucks withstand Nets' late rallyUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetBrandon Jennings scored 26 points, Monta Ellis had 24 points and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood Brooklyn's fourth-quarter rally in a 97-88 victory over the Nets on Sunday night.Share TweetThe NBA fined Boston Celtics forward/center Chris Wilcox $25,000 for making an obscene gesture directed toward fans during Friday's loss in Philadelphia, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced Sunday.
Clippers' bench puts Raptors away in fourthUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetJamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss.Share TweetThings are going from bad to worse for the struggling Raptors. GM Bryan Colangelo is fed up and Andrea Bargnani seems disinterested. This is a team at a crossroads, says Ben Golliver.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetBrooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson admitted Sunday that center Brook Lopez is recovering slower from a mild right foot sprain than the team initially expected.
Nets' Evans, Knowing Focus Is on Him, Tries to Stay on His FeetUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetA top rebounder, Reggie Evans is also viewed as one of the most shameless floppers. It's a reputation he somewhat embraces, even as he tries to evade scrutiny in this new era of flopping prohibition.Source: nytimes.com
Mike Woodson making the difference for NY Knicks this seasonUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetA fast-running 32-11 through Saturday night’s physical loss to the Bulls, that’s what it is. You know what other coach in the league has a record like that over the same half-season in the NBA? Gregg Popovich, because the Spurs are an amazing 36-7 oveSource: nydailynews.com
Stayin' Alive: Behind Tom Thibodeau's stingy defense and solid p…Updated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetBehind Tom Thibodeau's stingy defense and solid play from role players filling in in the backcourt, the Bulls won 93-85, ending the Knicks' five-game winning streak.Source: CNNSI.com
Carmelo Drops 34 In ReturnDec 9Knicks improve to 8-0 at home with 112-106 win over the Nuggets.
Nets Lose 4th StraightDec 9Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 50 points to lead the Bucks past the Nets 97-88.
Clippers Win 6th StraightDec 9Blake Griffin scored 19 points and recorded nine rebounds to lead the Clippers past the Raptors 102-83.
Wallace Down The LaneDec 9Deron Williams finds Gerald Wallace who drives through the lane for the one-handed slam.
Daily Dime: Lakers tumble againDec 10J.A. Adande on the Lakers outlook after falling to 9-12