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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 »Share Tweet
Jared Dudley Hustles for the Steal and DunkJared Dudley misses his shot but recovers the rock right out of Jason Kidd’s hands and goes up for the two-handed slam.Share Tweet
Duncan, Spurs halt Raptors' 5-game win streakTim 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.Share Tweet
Sixers reject Grizzlies, cut short road skidDorell 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.Share TweetBrandon 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.Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin Cashes in a Reverse LayupHouston Rockets Jeremy Lin goes inside passed Minnesota Timberwolves defenders and cashes in a reverse layup.Share TweetStarters Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton missed the New York Knicks' game in Phoenix on Wednesday night because of injuries.Share TweetRudy Gay, the Memphis Grizzlies' leading scorer, was not with the team for Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.Share TweetThe 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.Share TweetBrooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams will not play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after aggravating his sore right wrist the day before.Share Tweet
The Top 5 NBA Revenge Games Of 2012-13 So FarWe 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 LeBrShare TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.Share Tweet
Section 15: The Italiansnytimes.com Dec 26, 2012For five N.B.A. fans from Trieste, Italy, visiting New York, Section 15 at Barclays Center was the perfect place to spend Christmas Day.Share Tweet
Quirks of the Game: N.B.A. Schedule Short-Circuits Rivalriesnytimes.com Dec 26, 2012The 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.Share Tweet
Kevin Garnett Wants To Know Why Gerald Wallace Is All Up On His Shortsdeadspin.com Dec 26, 2012Given 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 »Share Tweet
LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe & Carmelo Stage A Crazy DuelThe 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, physicShare Tweet
Deron Williams' struggles against the Boston Celtics all too familiar for Brooklyn Nets' invisible leadernydailynews.com Dec 26, 2012Starting 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.Share Tweet
Jeff Green's ComebackDec 26Jeff Green talks about missing the 2011-12 season after having surgery for an aortic root aneurysm and silencing doubters by returning to the court.
Balanced-Attack Lifts Spurs Past RaptorsDec 26Twelve Spurs get on the board in 100-80 win over Raptors.
Sixers Down Grizzlies In MemphisDec 26Dorell Wright scored 28 points to help the 76ers hand the Grizzlies their third home loss of the season.
Bucks Handle Short-Handed NetsDec 26Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and Monta Ellis added 20 in the Bucks' 108-93 win over the Nets.