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Melo returns with 34, Knicks still perfect at MSG

Melo returns with 34, Knicks still perfect at MSG

ESPN.com nba.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
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.
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  • Jennings, Bucks withstand Nets' late rally

    Jennings, Bucks withstand Nets' late rally

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Brandon 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.
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  • Celts' Wilcox, Cavs' Scott fined $25K by league

    Celts' Wilcox, Cavs' Scott fined $25K by league

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 9, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Clippers' bench puts Raptors away in fourth

    Clippers' bench puts Raptors away in fourth

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Jamal 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.
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  • Raptors at crossroads as GM Colangelo rips team

    Raptors at crossroads as GM Colangelo rips team

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    Things 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.
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  • Nets admit Lopez healing slower than expected

    Nets admit Lopez healing slower than expected

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson admitted Sunday that center Brook Lopez is recovering slower from a mild right foot sprain than the team initially expected.
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  • Nets' Evans, Knowing Focus Is on Him, Tries to Stay on His Feet

    Nets' Evans, Knowing Focus Is on Him, Tries to Stay on His Feet

    nytimes.com Dec 9, 2012
    A 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.
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  • Mike Woodson making the difference for NY Knicks this season

    Mike Woodson making the difference for NY Knicks this season

    nydailynews.com Dec 9, 2012
    A 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 ove
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  • Stayin' Alive: Behind Tom Thibodeau's stingy defense and solid …

    Stayin' Alive: Behind Tom Thibodeau's stingy defense and solid p…

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    Behind 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.
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  • Video - Carmelo Drops 34 In Return 01:11

    Carmelo Drops 34 In Return

    Dec 9
    Knicks improve to 8-0 at home with 112-106 win over the Nuggets.
  • Video - Nets Lose 4th Straight 01:03

    Nets Lose 4th Straight

    Dec 9
    Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 50 points to lead the Bucks past the Nets 97-88.
  • Video - Clippers Win 6th Straight 01:01

    Clippers Win 6th Straight

    Dec 9
    Blake Griffin scored 19 points and recorded nine rebounds to lead the Clippers past the Raptors 102-83.
  • Video - Wallace Down The Lane 00:30

    Wallace Down The Lane

    Dec 9
    Deron Williams finds Gerald Wallace who drives through the lane for the one-handed slam.

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