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George, hot-shooting Pacers clobber Knicks

George, hot-shooting Pacers clobber Knicks

ESPN.com Updated Feb 20, 2013
Paul George scored 27 points and the Indiana Pacers powered their way closer to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the New York Knicks 125-91 on Wednesday night.
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  • Harden drops 46 as Rockets rally amid deals

    Harden drops 46 as Rockets rally amid deals

    ESPN.com Feb 20, 2013
    James Harden scored a career-high 46 points and Jeremy Lin added 29 as the Houston Rockets mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback for a 122-119 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
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  • Turning It On: The Pacers' offense showed up in style in their …

    Turning It On: The Pacers' offense showed up in style in their 1…

    CNNSI.com Feb 20, 2013
    The Pacers' offense showed up in style in their 125-91 blowout of the East rival Knicks. Indiana isn't known for its scoring, but that's what's clicking right now, says Rob Mahoney.
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  • Knocked-Down Knicks: There's no end in sight for the Knicks' re…

    Knocked-Down Knicks: There's no end in sight for the Knicks' recent st…

    CNNSI.com Feb 20, 2013
    There's no end in sight for the Knicks' recent struggles. Paul George scored 27 points as Indiana handed East rival New York a 125-91 loss for the Knicks' fourth loss in five games.
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  • NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Want Paul Pierce, Make Terrible…

    NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Want Paul Pierce, Make Terrible Offer

    dimemag.com Feb 20, 2013
    I guess you can’t hurt the Brooklyn Nets for trying. Like pretty much every other team in the NBA, they believe that their standing would be enhanced significantly by the presence of Paul Pierce in their lineup. Add to that the fact that whether they ar
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  • NBA Trade Rumors Roundup: The Top 5 Stories Before The Deadline

    NBA Trade Rumors Roundup: The Top 5 Stories Before The Deadline

    dimemag.com Feb 20, 2013
    With the NBA’s trade deadline less than 24 hours away from arriving, trade rumors are rampant around the league. Here are the 5 biggest stories we’re tracking. *** *** *** 5. THE NEW YORK KNICKS WON’T BUDGE The Knicks’ rise this season was fast, b
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  • Los Angeles Lakers to wear jersey patch honoring late owner Dr.…

    Los Angeles Lakers to wear jersey patch honoring late owner Dr. Jerry Buss

    yahoo.com Feb 20, 2013
    When the Los Angeles Lakers take the court on Wednesday night to play their longtime rivals, the Boston Celtics, in their first game after the death of Dr. Jerry Buss, they'll do so wearing special jersey patches honoring the late legendary owner. The t…
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  • NBA Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder Discussing Kendrick Per…

    NBA Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder Discussing Kendrick Perkins Deal

    dimemag.com Feb 20, 2013
    According to NBA trade rumors, the Phoenix Suns have been one of the most active teams heading into tomorrow’s NBA trade deadline. There have been pieces floating around the internet that they’ve been discussing moving Jermaine O’Neal to the Knicks
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  • Sources: Rondo available but trade unlikely

    Sources: Rondo available but trade unlikely

    ESPN.com Feb 20, 2013
    Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, who had season-ending knee surgery a week ago, is available for a trade by Thursday's deadline, league sources tell ESPN's Chris Broussard.
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  • Rapper Wale confronts Raptors announcer Matt Devlin for on-air …

    Rapper Wale confronts Raptors announcer Matt Devlin for on-air dig during win over Wizards (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Feb 20, 2013
    Rudy Gay had a pretty nice homecoming on Tuesday night, as the Baltimore native scored 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and snagged three steals in leading the Toronto Raptors to a 96-88 victory over the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center in D.C.…
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  • Joe Johnson forces overtime, follows with the game-winner to be…

    Joe Johnson forces overtime, follows with the game-winner to beat the Bucks (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com nydailynews.com Feb 20, 2013
    As one of the disappointing cornerstones of the Brooklyn Nets, Joe Johnson has received his fair share of negative criticism this season, and not just after being dragged into ridiculous arguments about LeBron James. Yet, despite his 42.7 percent mark f…
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  • Nuggets clip Celtics to hit brakes on losing skid

    Nuggets clip Celtics to hit brakes on losing skid

    ESPN.com Feb 20, 2013
    Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 26 points to help the Denver Nuggets snap a three-game losing streak by beating the Boston Celtics 97-90 Tuesday night.
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  • Video - Nets Hold Off Bucks, 97-94 00:55

    Nets Hold Off Bucks, 97-94

    Feb 20
    Big fourth quarter lifts Nets past Bucks.
  • Video - Pacers Take Laugher Over Knicks 01:13

    Pacers Take Laugher Over Knicks

    Feb 20
    Pacers outscore Knicks by 34 points, handing New York their third straight loss.
  • Video - PTI Big Finish February 20th 01:07

    PTI Big Finish February 20th

    Feb 20
    PTI runs down Wednesday's top stories.
  • Video - Grizzlies Claw Past Raptors, 88-82 00:49

    Grizzlies Claw Past Raptors, 88-82

    Feb 20
    Grizzlies snap Raptors' winning streak.

Sports Columnists

  • Adande: Lakers-Celtics game just can't compare to a passing great

    Feb 20
    The Celtics-Lakers game felt secondary to everything after the death of Jerry Buss.