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L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is Over
Most nights when the home team gets run out of the gym, the arena is unusually quiet. Not last night in Philly. While the Clippers were busy laying a 17-point beatdown on the Sixers, the crowd was halfway in-between incensed and amazed. It really began …Upvote Share Tweet
Chandler rejects Williams' 'ridiculous' pot claimsKnicks center Tyson Chandler called ESPN analyst Jay Williams' assertion that members of the 2002-03 Chicago Bulls smoked marijuana prior to games "ridiculous" on Monday evening.Upvote Share TweetBrooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is out until after the All-Star break due to inflammation in both ankles, the team announced Monday.Upvote Share TweetByron Mullens had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated Boston 94-91 Monday night to snap the Celtics' seven-game winning streak.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Feb 11, 2013There’s a dripping uncertainty at the Garden and Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald needs to tell fans he’s in full control of the faucet.Upvote Share Tweet
Blake Griffin Switches Hands Mid-Dunkdeadspin.com Updated Feb 11, 2013This is reminiscent of (but not nearly as pretty as) Michael Jordan switching hands in Game 2 of the 1991 Finals against the Lakers. It's not as fluid and obvious as Jordan, but that same hesitation is there and, anyway, Griffin's game has never been ab…Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers close out road trip with rout of SixersChris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 107-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetMany people agreed that the trade sending Rudy Gay from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Toronto Raptors on January 31 would not benefit the Raptors. They were buying low on a high-priced, high-usage, inefficient wing that would make them good enough to be …Upvote Share Tweet
The Brooklyn Nets are struggling badly due a mix of indifference, injury, unimpressive shooting and iffy DThe Brooklyn Nets have lost seven of the team’s last 13 games, a stark dip down from the 11-4 marks the team posted in both November and January. In a season that has had its fair share of low points — a .500 start after 28 games, a Christmas Day embaUpvote Share Tweet
Fan who took off Pistons jersey post-Tayshaun Prince trade meets idol at Grizzlies game (VIDEO)Two Wednesdays ago, the Detroit Pistons took part in a three-team trade that sent small forward Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, point guard Jose Calderon to the Motor City and a trio of players to the Memphis Grizzlies. One of the Memphis three was sma…Upvote Share Tweet
James White’s Top 10 DunksWith All-Star Weekend less than a week away, the anticipation for the dunk contest is rising. The field contains Gerald Green, Kenneth Faried, Terrence Ross, Eric Bledsoe, James White and Jeremy Evans. And while Evans might be the reigning dunk champ, t…Upvote Share Tweet
Focused On The Greater GoodFor years, Jamal Crawford was the face of futility. But the once reluctant sixth man has accepted his role and made himself into a crucial piece for a winning team, says Chris Mannix.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin with the block, coast-to-coast run, and throwdown (VIDEO)Jeremy Lin is the lead point guard for the Houston Rockets, a team that is first in the NBA with a blistering top mark in pace factor. He’s also in his first full season as an NBA starter, working in the last week before a much needed All-Star break, whUpvote Share TweetNets reportedly interested in trade for Josh SmithUpvote Share Tweet
Green Machine: The Celtics' surge continued as Kevin Garnett and…The Celtics' surge continued as Kevin Garnett and Co. went three overtimes to stop the Nuggets 118-114. The C's energy made this the best game of the season, says Ian Thomsen.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Feb 11, 2013The Knicks have laid waste to the middling teams on their schedule, but they have struggled against the better ones. It is a troubling trend that will plague them down the line.Upvote Share Tweet
Nets Push Past Pacers In OTFeb 11Brook Lopez's 25 points lead Nets past Pacers.
High-Flying Clippers Top 76ersFeb 11Blake Griffin thrilled the crowd with another highlight reel dunk and Chris Paul had 21 points, 11 assists and 5 steals to guide the Clippers past the 76ers.
Bobcats Snap Celtics' Win StreakFeb 11Byron Mullens scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the Bobcats' 94-91 win over the Celtics.
Boston Daily DownloadFeb 11Michele Steele recaps the day in Boston sports that saw the Celtics defeat the Nuggets and the Bruins win their third straight.
Ian Thomsen: Celtics continue post-Rondo surge, top Nuggets in 3OTFeb 11BOSTON -- The NBA's two hottest teams generated arguably the best game of the season Sunday night, and here's why: The Celtics and the Nuggets were both trying to play fast, both trying to share the ball and both trying to prove at each other's expense …