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Section 15: Winning Bid

Section 15: Winning Bid

nytimes.com Updated Dec 20, 2012
Connie and Jeff Fagan made the trip from Dumbo after winning their Section 15 tickets in a silent auction.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Jeremy Lin and James Harden (VIDE…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Jeremy Lin and James Harden (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 20, 2012
    A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: BBallBreakdown. Coach Nick breaks down…
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  • Lawrence Frank blames Andre Drummond’s limited playing time on …

    Lawrence Frank blames Andre Drummond’s limited playing time on things ‘the general public isn’t’ aware of

    yahoo.com Dec 20, 2012
    Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank is in a bit of a pickle. He took his hits working under Bob Knight during the famed coach’s years at Indiana. He took over the New Jersey Nets when the team was still considered a championship contender. He grabbed t
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  • Should Felton Be Shooting So Much?

    Should Felton Be Shooting So Much?

    nytimes.com Dec 20, 2012
    Knicks point guard Raymond Felton is converting fewer than 40 percent of his field goal attempts on a team that collectively shoots 45 percent from the field.
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  • The Houston Rockets, way ahead of schedule, have turned into a …

    The Houston Rockets, way ahead of schedule, have turned into a team to watch

    yahoo.com Dec 20, 2012
    Slowly, and ahead of schedule, the Houston Rockets are working well together. Since Jeremy Lin’s breakout performance in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs last week, the team has won four of five games and dropped in a Western conference playoff bracket f
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  • Jason Terry takes a shot at Ray Allen, lauds Paul Pierce’s ‘wil…

    Jason Terry takes a shot at Ray Allen, lauds Paul Pierce’s ‘willingness to stick through the tough times’

    yahoo.com Dec 20, 2012
    Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry has probably been waiting for the chance to shoot from the hip for a few months now. The hybrid guard wasn’t announced as a Ray Allen replacement when Terry signed with the team last summer — he had Leandro Barbosa and
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  • Tyson Chandler oops all of the alleys all over the Nets’ heads …

    Tyson Chandler oops all of the alleys all over the Nets’ heads in Knicks win (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 20, 2012
    In discussion of the New York Knicks' convincing 100-86 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, much attention will be paid to Carmelo Anthony, and that makes sense. The NBA's second-leading scorer came back after missing two games with a spraine…
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  • Ian Thomsen: Five burning questions as NBA's X-Mas games draw n…

    Ian Thomsen: Five burning questions as NBA's X-Mas games draw nearer

    CNNSI.com Dec 20, 2012
    The holidays are here, and we all know what that means: It's time to start paying attention to the NBA. Here are five questions to keep in mind if the TV happens to be on in your household for any of the five nationally televised games -- Celtics-Nets, …
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  • Carmelo Burns Brooklyn Yet Again; Paul Pierce Does Something La…

    Carmelo Burns Brooklyn Yet Again; Paul Pierce Does Something Larry Bird Never Did

    dimemag.com Dec 20, 2012
    They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. After watching the action Wednesday night, we can add one more: Carmelo is gonna give Brooklyn buckets. Three times Brooklyn and New York have matched up to battle for the rights to Gotham, and …
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  • NY Knicks great Patrick Ewing praises Carmelo Anthony for matur…

    NY Knicks great Patrick Ewing praises Carmelo Anthony for maturing into a team player

    nydailynews.com Dec 20, 2012
    Carmelo Anthony was back on the court on Wednesday night, scoring and leading the Knicks to another win that helped them stay atop the Eastern Conference.
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  • The Toronto Raptors' Peyton Manning: Jose Calderon

    The Toronto Raptors' Peyton Manning: Jose Calderon

    grantland.com Dec 20, 2012
    With 61 assists in just six games since taking over for injured starter Kyle Lowry, Jose Calderon has reminded us all that he is one of the NBA's most...
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  • Video - Carmelo Anthony Conversation 01:01

    Carmelo Anthony Conversation

    Dec 20
    Carmelo Anthony on his time in Syracuse, Denver and New York.
  • Video - NBA Cold Hard Facts 01:13

    NBA Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 20
    Cold Hard Facts looks at Kevin Durant, LeBron James and the Knicks.
  • Video - Saunders' Top Five NBA Players 00:59

    Saunders' Top Five NBA Players

    Dec 20
    Flip Saunders ranks his top five NBA players this season.

Sports Columnists

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    Dec 20
    Los Angeles is renowned for its summer pick-up scene, from the midnight run at Hangar Athletic Club to the 3 p.m. games at UCLA's Men's Gym, from the impromptu gatherings at Loyola Marymount to the scheduled ones at Westchester Rec Center. Hot spots cha…
  • Ian Thomsen: Five burning questions as NBA's X-Mas games draw nearer

    Dec 20
    The holidays are here, and we all know what that means: It's time to start paying attention to the NBA. Here are five questions to keep in mind if the TV happens to be on in your household for any of the five nationally televised games -- Celtics-Nets, …