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Marco Belinelli made a game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds left, Jimmy Butler scored six points in overtime and the Chicago Bulls extended their Friday night road show by beating the Boston Celtics 100-99.
76ers erase 19-point deficit, top Raptors in OTUpdated Jan 18 Share TweetJrue Holiday had a career-high tying 33 points and 14 assists, including all 12 of Philadelphia's points in overtime, and the 76ers overcame a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-101 on Friday night.Share TweetDeron Williams scored 24 points, making four free throws in the final 43.4 seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-89 on Friday night to earn a split of a home-and-home series.Share TweetBoston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will sit out Friday's visit from the Chicago Bulls due to a rib injury suffered in Wednesday's loss to the New Orleans Hornets.
NBA admits botched call in Raptors’ loss to Bulls (VIDEO)Updated Jan 18 Share TweetBasketball fans don't particularly like the NBA's officiating, at various times calling it "rigged," "a conspiracy," or "really bad and it makes me want to vomit." For the most part, the league tries to ignore these complai…
The Celtics’ All-Stars plan on neither broing down nor throwing down during All-Star WeekendUpdated Jan 18 Share TweetAs Eric Freeman related Thursday night, the starting fives for the Eastern and Western Conference teams in next month's 2013 NBA All-Star Game have been announced, and basketball fans around the world decided that they wanted to see a starting Eastern b…
3 great things about a Knicks/Pistons-in-London recap written by an EnglishmanUpdated Jan 18 Share TweetThe New York Knicks scored a 102-87 win over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday afternoon at the O2 Arena in London as part of the NBA's ongoing efforts to expand global interest in the stateside product. The game itself wasn't particularly thrilling, and …Share TweetChicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Boston Celtics because of a right hamstring injury.
Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascentUpdated Jan 18 Share TweetThree teams out West have set themselves apart. But don't forget about Andre Iguodala and the Nuggets. Close to unbeatable at home, Denver is one of this week's biggest risers.Share TweetIman Shumpert's return from a knee injury Thursday gave the Knicks a booster shot of youth and defense.
Celtics Admit They Are Monitoring Greg OdenUpdated Jan 18 Share TweetNo one, perhaps not even Greg Oden, is sure what the big man will have left in the tank once he’s healthy enough to play in the NBA again. We have questions marks on his foot speed, his love of the game, and oh yeah, all that other off-court stuff, too.Source: dimemag.com
All That Glitters: A closing 9-0 Miami run sealed a 99-90 win over L…Updated Jan 18 Share TweetA closing 9-0 Miami run sealed a 99-90 win over L.A. The Lakers fought hard, but LeBron James may have just ignited another championship run for the Heat, writes Lee Jenkins.
Lee Jenkins: Once a Finals preview, Heat-Lakers now just a LeBron showcaseUpdated Jan 18 Share TweetLOS ANGELES -- Outside of fame, riches and backlit banners, there is no motivator in sports quite like the threat of everlasting ignominy. It is the specter that hangs over each of the so-called super teams, the realization that if they fail, reputation…
Boston Grasps Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory; The Lakers Figure Out How To Play TogetherUpdated Jan 18 Share TweetEach time we checked in with the Hawks vs. Celtics it was like watching a different game. In the first half the Celtics were on cruise control and it almost looked as if Tommy Heinsohn could have stepped in because of Boston’s 27-point lead. Atlanta wasSource: dimemag.com
76ers Come Back To Top Raptors In OTJan 1876ers erase 19-point deficit to beat Raptors in OT.
Nets Split Home-And-Home With HawksJan 18Deron Williams scores 24 points in Nets' 94-89 win over Hawks.
Belinelli, Bulls Sink Celtics In OTJan 18Marco Belinelli's off-balance jumper in OT lifts Bulls past Celtics and to their third straight win.
Good Teammate, Bad OpponentJan 18Michael Wilbon and Bill Simmons draft their good teammate, bad opponent teams.
Ian Thomsen: Hard to blame departed Gentry for Suns' woesJan 18The Suns came to terms Friday with coach Alvin Gentry on his midseason departure. A friend of Gentry's said the coach had anticipated he would be fired at the end of the season, which is shaping up to be the Suns' worst since they went 16-66 in their ex…
Ian Thomsen: Conley grows into Grizzlies leader after learning hard lesson…Jan 18These are hazardous times for an excellent team in Memphis. Coach Lionel Hollins is in his lame-duck year, new owners have taken over and Rudy Gay or Zach Randolph reportedly could be traded in the next month. It is in stressful moments like these that …
Lee Jenkins: Once a Finals preview, Heat-Lakers now just a LeBron showcaseJan 18LOS ANGELES -- Outside of fame, riches and backlit banners, there is no motivator in sports quite like the threat of everlasting ignominy. It is the specter that hangs over each of the so-called super teams, the realization that if they fail, reputation…
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