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Marcin Gortat Obliterates J.R. Smith’s Dunk

Marcin Gortat Obliterates J.R. Smith’s Dunk

dimemag.com Updated Dec 26, 2012
Marcin Gortat obliterates J.R. Smith’s Dunk attempt in tonight’s matchup between the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.
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  • A Stone-Cold J.R. Smith Sank A Ridiculous Buzzer-Beater To Down…

    A Stone-Cold J.R. Smith Sank A Ridiculous Buzzer-Beater To Down The Suns

    deadspin.com CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    J.R. Smith hit two jumpers in the last 11 seconds of tonight's Knicks-Suns game to tie the Phoenix Suns and, with one second remaining, take a 99-97 lead for the Knicks in one of this NBA season's most clutch performances. More »
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  • Jared Dudley Hustles for the Steal and Dunk

    Jared Dudley Hustles for the Steal and Dunk

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Jared Dudley misses his shot but recovers the rock right out of Jason Kidd’s hands and goes up for the two-handed slam.
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  • Duncan, Spurs halt Raptors' 5-game win streak

    Duncan, Spurs halt Raptors' 5-game win streak

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Tim Duncan scored 15 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 100-80 victory over Toronto on Wednesday night, snapping the Raptors' five-game winning streak.
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  • Sixers reject Grizzlies, cut short road skid

    Sixers reject Grizzlies, cut short road skid

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Dorell Wright scored 28 points and Spencer Hawes had 20, season-highs for both, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 99-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
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  • Bucks deal short-handed Nets 3rd straight loss

    Bucks deal short-handed Nets 3rd straight loss

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Brandon Jennings scored 25 points, Monta Ellis added 20 points and a season-high six steals, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Brooklyn Nets for the 13th straight time, 108-93 on Wednesday night.
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  • Jeremy Lin Cashes in a Reverse Layup

    Jeremy Lin Cashes in a Reverse Layup

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin goes inside passed Minnesota Timberwolves defenders and cashes in a reverse layup.
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  • Knicks' Anthony, Felton sidelined for game vs. Suns

    Knicks' Anthony, Felton sidelined for game vs. Suns

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Starters Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton missed the New York Knicks' game in Phoenix on Wednesday night because of injuries.
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  • Grizzlies' Gay misses game for personal reasons

    Grizzlies' Gay misses game for personal reasons

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Rudy Gay, the Memphis Grizzlies' leading scorer, was not with the team for Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Valanciunas out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

    Valanciunas out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

    nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    The Toronto Raptors say rookie Jonas Valanciunas is expected to be out 4-6 weeks while he recovers from a broken ring finger on his right hand.
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  • Nets' Williams out with wrist injury

    Nets' Williams out with wrist injury

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams will not play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after aggravating his sore right wrist the day before.
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  • The Top 5 NBA Revenge Games Of 2012-13 So Far

    The Top 5 NBA Revenge Games Of 2012-13 So Far

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    We learned a few things while we all enjoyed ESPN and ABC’s quintuple header on Christmas with friends and family: the Lakers are back, the Clippers are legit, Houston seems to have found its legs, Oklahoma City still needs to figure out Miami, and LeBr
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  • Some support starting NBA season on Christmas

    Some support starting NBA season on Christmas

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.
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  • Section 15: The Italians

    Section 15: The Italians

    nytimes.com Dec 26, 2012
    For five N.B.A. fans from Trieste, Italy, visiting New York, Section 15 at Barclays Center was the perfect place to spend Christmas Day.
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  • Quirks of the Game: N.B.A. Schedule Short-Circuits Rivalries

    Quirks of the Game: N.B.A. Schedule Short-Circuits Rivalries

    nytimes.com Dec 26, 2012
    The N.B.A. plays fewer intra-division games than any other sport, which means rivalries like Knicks-Nets don't get much time to grow.
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  • Kevin Garnett Wants To Know Why Gerald Wallace Is All Up On His…

    Kevin Garnett Wants To Know Why Gerald Wallace Is All Up On His Shorts

    deadspin.com Dec 26, 2012
    Given the pushing and shoving and tetanus shots the last time the Nets and Celtics met, you had to figure yesterday's meeting in Brooklyn wouldn't be played without at least some shenanigans. A Christmas miracle!-Kevin Garnett was involved. More »
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  • LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe &…

    LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe & Carmelo Stage A Crazy Duel

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    The past year was a good one for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Championships. Rings. Respect. Fear. They hogged all the goodies. Christmas day was no different. Yesterday’s NBA Finals rematch in Miami between the Heat and Thunder was a rugged, physic
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  • Deron Williams' struggles against the Boston Celtics all too fa…

    Deron Williams' struggles against the Boston Celtics all too familiar for Brooklyn Nets' invisible leader

    nydailynews.com Dec 26, 2012
    Starting with Deron Williams, they had a blue Christmas in Brooklyn, along with a very green Christmas. Blue was how Williams and the Nets were feeling after losing their first home Christmas game in Brooklyn.
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  • Video - Jeff Green's Comeback 06:02

    Jeff Green's Comeback

    Dec 26
    Jeff Green talks about missing the 2011-12 season after having surgery for an aortic root aneurysm and silencing doubters by returning to the court.
  • Video - Balanced-Attack Lifts Spurs Past Raptors 00:59

    Balanced-Attack Lifts Spurs Past Raptors

    Dec 26
    Twelve Spurs get on the board in 100-80 win over Raptors.
  • Video - Sixers Down Grizzlies In Memphis 01:10

    Sixers Down Grizzlies In Memphis

    Dec 26
    Dorell Wright scored 28 points to help the 76ers hand the Grizzlies their third home loss of the season.
  • Video - Bucks Handle Short-Handed Nets 00:57

    Bucks Handle Short-Handed Nets

    Dec 26
    Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and Monta Ellis added 20 in the Bucks' 108-93 win over the Nets.