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NY Knicks start Carmelo Anthony needs to tune out opposing taun…

NY Knicks start Carmelo Anthony needs to tune out opposing taunts from Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, others

Carmelo Anthony needs to lose the rabbit ears, pronto. Anthony needs to keep making the Knicks a threat to the Miami Heat and start tuning out opponents.
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  • James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron …

    James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in Housto
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  • Police: Nets' Blatche questioned in sex assault

    Police: Nets' Blatche questioned in sex assault

    Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King issued a statement Tuesday saying the team is aware that a member of the squad is involved in an ongoing police investigation.
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  • Suspended Rondo: Contact with ref incidental

    Suspended Rondo: Contact with ref incidental

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said Tuesday he was simply making a joke with referee Rodney Mott when he bumped him in Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
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  • Celtics Test Knicks' Resolve by Testing Anthony's

    Celtics Test Knicks' Resolve by Testing Anthony's

    nytimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Celtics bullied the Knicks into their style of basketball on Monday night and held Carmelo Anthony to 6-for-26 shooting.
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  • Nets expect Humphries back Tuesday vs. 76ers

    Nets expect Humphries back Tuesday vs. 76ers

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Nets power forward Kris Humphries is available on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, and interim coach P.J. Carlesimo expects that he probably will play.
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  • Report: Scott Skiles Out As Coach In Milwaukee

    Report: Scott Skiles Out As Coach In Milwaukee

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    In-between Carmelo Anthony going WWE on Kevin Garnett and the Celtics last night, OKC and San Antonio both falling on the road, and Notre Dame getting knocked out harder than Pacquiao, the Milwaukee Bucks made a coaching move. Scott Skiles and the team …
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  • 'I'm An Emotional Guy'

    'I'm An Emotional Guy'

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    Talent-wise, few compare with DeMarcus Cousins. But his behavior is starting to overshadow his skill. He sat down with Chris Mannix to discuss his reputation, Sacramento and more.
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  • The NBA Fined Danny Ferry $15,000 For Snitching On Rajon Rondo

    The NBA Fined Danny Ferry $15,000 For Snitching On Rajon Rondo

    deadspin.com Jan 8, 2013
    Rajon Rondo served a one-game suspension last night, because that's what Rajon Rondo does. The incident happened in the third quarter Saturday's win over Atlanta, when referee Rodney Mott whistled Rondo for a charge. Rondo freaked out a bit and approach…
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  • Daily Dime: Celtics alive in chase

    Daily Dime: Celtics alive in chase

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Celtics aren't quite dead in the Atlantic chase, Beckley Mason writes.
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  • Carmelo Anthony waiting for Kevin Garnett near team bus after N…

    Carmelo Anthony waiting for Kevin Garnett near team bus after NY Knicks loss shows All-Star proving more volatile than valuable

    This wasn't conduct becoming a pro basketball player, let alone a candidate for the NBA’s MVP trophy. When Carmelo Anthony decided to take on the Celtics long after the final buzzer on Monday night, he invited the NBA to investigate his conduct and smac
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  • In Downtime, Nets Squeeze in Some Practice

    In Downtime, Nets Squeeze in Some Practice

    nytimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Nets held only their third practice since Dec. 22, and they have a chance to gain some ground this week with a light game schedule.
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  • Paul Pierce Owns New York City; Kevin Durant One-Up’d By A Rook…

    Paul Pierce Owns New York City; Kevin Durant One-Up’d By A Rookie

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    On a night where we all tried to watch a BCS championship that got so bad — think Spike running over the Little Giants — that Brent Musburger needed a hall pass by the end of the first quarter because he was getting distracted by A.J. McCarron‘s gir
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  • Video - Nets Win Fourth Straight 00:45

    Nets Win Fourth Straight

    Jan 8
    Nets crush 76ers, 109-89.
  • Video - Coast to Coast: Big Disappointments 05:36

    Coast to Coast: Big Disappointments

    Jan 8
    J.A. Adande and Isreal Gutierrez debate whether the Celtics or Lakers are the bigger disappointment this season.
  • Video - Holidays And Honey Buns 05:48

    Holidays And Honey Buns

    Jan 8
    Sixers guard Jrue Holiday has a perfect sports pedigree -- and a love of convenience store pastries.
  • Video - KG, Melo Scuffle In Celtics' Win 01:21

    KG, Melo Scuffle In Celtics' Win

    Jan 8
    Tim Legler on Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett's physical confrontation in the Celtics' win over the Knicks.

Sports Columnists

  • Heat Reaction: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers

    Jan 8
    Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Pacers.
  • Ian Thomsen: LeBron poised to pull away in MVP race; more mail

    Jan 8
    What would it take for LeBron James to NOT win the MVP award? You wrote recently that even though Chris Paul is the current leader, you still expect James to capture the honor at season's end. Would it take a Heat collapse for voters to honor the contri…
  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Jan 8
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.