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Raptors coach Casey fined for criticizing refs

Raptors coach Casey fined for criticizing refs

nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com yahoo.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for criticizing officials the previous night after a loss at Atlanta.
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  • Stoudemire, With a Reshaped Game, Is Fitting in Nicely

    Stoudemire, With a Reshaped Game, Is Fitting in Nicely

    nytimes.com Jan 31, 2013
    After struggling last season, the Knicks' front-line stars - Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler - are now dominating together on offense.
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  • Knicks' Kidd (back) expects to play vs. Bucks

    Knicks' Kidd (back) expects to play vs. Bucks

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Jan 31, 2013
    New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd will sit out of Wednesday's game against the Orlando Magic with a sore lower back.
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  • Check Out Deron Williams’ New $15.8 Million Manhattan Penthouse

    Check Out Deron Williams’ New $15.8 Million Manhattan Penthouse

    dimemag.com Jan 31, 2013
    By way of The New York Post (with a hat tip to Nets blog The Brooklyn Game, Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams has just bought a $15.8 million penthouse loft in Manhattan’s TriBeCa. As you might expect from a living space with that kind of price tag, t
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  • Adrian Wojnarowski's Latest Column Features A Sick Burn On John…

    Adrian Wojnarowski's Latest Column Features A Sick Burn On John Hollinger

    deadspin.com Jan 31, 2013
    Adrian Wojnarowski's latest Yahoo column is a thorough think piece about what the Memphis Grizzlies' decision to trade Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors means for the future of NBA free agency. It's a perfectly fine read, but what caught our attention was…
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  • Section 15: Shifting Loyalties

    Section 15: Shifting Loyalties

    nytimes.com Jan 31, 2013
    Michael Marcus and David Ramos, longtime Knicks fans, are starting to fall in love with the Nets.
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  • Evans: Heat comments were misinterpreted

    Evans: Heat comments were misinterpreted

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets power forward Reggie Evans said Thursday he never downplayed the Miami Heat's championship from the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, and his comments were blown out of proportion.
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  • Multiple GMs Believe Kevin Garnett Won’t Play More Than 2 More …

    Multiple GMs Believe Kevin Garnett Won’t Play More Than 2 More Seasons

    dimemag.com Jan 31, 2013
    The vultures are circling in Boston. The Celtics will probably still make the playoffs without Rajon Rondo, but the chances of them winning a round are slim. For Kevin Garnett, that would be another short postseason, and would leave him heading into nex…
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  • Pistons fan learns about Tayshaun Prince trade, takes off Princ…

    Pistons fan learns about Tayshaun Prince trade, takes off Prince jersey, lets healing begin (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 31, 2013
    Most analysis of Wednesday night's trades sending Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to the Memphis Grizzlies, and Jose Calderon to the Detroit Pistons has focused on what the swaps meant for the Raps' future or t…
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  • A Lost Season: The relocation of the Kings to Seattle is not a …

    A Lost Season: The relocation of the Kings to Seattle is not a d…

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    The relocation of the Kings to Seattle is not a done deal, but the damage has been done. A team built for the future, the Kings are struggling through the present, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Joe Johnson Makes Chris Bosh Look Foolish With A Behind-The-Bac…

    Joe Johnson Makes Chris Bosh Look Foolish With A Behind-The-Back Crossover

    dimemag.com Jan 31, 2013
    For a while last night, Brooklyn was giving it to the defending champs as often as they were getting it. Eventually, LeBron put a stop to all that, but not before Joe Johnson hit Chris Bosh with a nasty behind-the-back step-back that nearly had the big …
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  • The Lakers Collapse; LeBron Takes Over In Brooklyn

    The Lakers Collapse; LeBron Takes Over In Brooklyn

    dimemag.com Jan 31, 2013
    So, when exactly is the latest “new” Lakers season starting? At the end of the third quarter last night in Phoenix’s unbelievable 92-86 win, all was right in L.A. The Lakers shot 65 percent in the third quarter, Kobe was dishing (17 points, nine ass
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  • Going Down?: The Grizzlies' brass has shown a willingness to s……

    Going Down?: The Grizzlies' brass has shown a willingness to s…

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    The Grizzlies' brass has shown a willingness to spend to win. But by dealing Rudy Gay, Memphis did the opposite, losing its spot as a title contender along the way, says Chris Mannix.
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  • Wallace vents after Nets' latest lopsided loss

    Wallace vents after Nets' latest lopsided loss

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Following his team's third embarrassing performance in its past four games, Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace didn't mince words.
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  • LeBron rips Evans for derogatory comments

    LeBron rips Evans for derogatory comments

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    LeBron James was not amused with Reggie Evans' comments that devalued the NBA title won by the Miami Heat last season. So James dominated the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, and then directly ripped Evans after the game.
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  • Did Anyone Win the Rudy Gay Trade?

    Did Anyone Win the Rudy Gay Trade?

    grantland.com Jan 31, 2013
    What makes the Grizzlies-Raptors-Pistons blockbuster so exciting is the air of mystery about the long-term, on-court implications of the deal. And tho...
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  • Video - Celtics Not In Market For PG 04:35

    Celtics Not In Market For PG

    Jan 31
    Kurt Rambis on Danny Ainge's comments that the Celtics won't seek a point guard right now.
  • Video - LeBron James Rips Reggie Evans 05:44

    LeBron James Rips Reggie Evans

    Jan 31
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss LeBron James' reaction to Reggie Evans, who questioned the Heat's NBA title because it came in a lockout season.
  • Video - Grizzlies Crushed By Thunder Without Rudy Gay 01:24

    Grizzlies Crushed By Thunder Without Rudy Gay

    Jan 31
    Highlight Of The Night: In Grizzlies' first game after sending Rudy Gay to the Raptors, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 48 points to lead Thunder to 106-89 win.

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  • Ian Thomsen: Plagued by uncertainty, Kings struggle through 'lost' year

    Jan 31
    On the morning of the announcement, Sacramento Kings players were waiting for their coach, Keith Smart. "Coach," one player said, "you got something to tell us?"