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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.Upvote Share Tweet
James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future StarIf 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 HoustoUpvote Share TweetBrooklyn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Suspended Rondo: Contact with ref incidentalCeltics 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.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The Celtics bullied the Knicks into their style of basketball on Monday night and held Carmelo Anthony to 6-for-26 shooting.Upvote Share Tweet
Nets expect Humphries back Tuesday vs. 76ersNets 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.Upvote Share TweetIn-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 …Upvote Share Tweet
'I'm An Emotional Guy'CNNSI.com Updated Jan 8, 2013Talent-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.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jan 8, 2013Rajon 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Daily Dime: Celtics alive in chaseThe Celtics aren't quite dead in the Atlantic chase, Beckley Mason writes.Upvote Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony waiting for Kevin Garnett near team bus after NY Knicks loss shows All-Star proving more volatile than valuableThis 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 smacUpvote Share Tweet
In Downtime, Nets Squeeze in Some Practicenytimes.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Pierce Owns New York City; Kevin Durant One-Up’d By A RookieOn 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 girUpvote Share Tweet
Nets Win Fourth StraightJan 8Nets crush 76ers, 109-89.
Coast to Coast: Big DisappointmentsJan 8J.A. Adande and Isreal Gutierrez debate whether the Celtics or Lakers are the bigger disappointment this season.
Holidays And Honey BunsJan 8Sixers guard Jrue Holiday has a perfect sports pedigree -- and a love of convenience store pastries.
KG, Melo Scuffle In Celtics' WinJan 8Tim Legler on Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett's physical confrontation in the Celtics' win over the Knicks.
Heat Reaction: Miami Heat at Indiana PacersJan 8Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Pacers.
Ian Thomsen: LeBron poised to pull away in MVP race; more mailJan 8What 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 issuesJan 8We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.