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Nowitzki, Mavs spoil Terry's return, sink Celtics

Nowitzki, Mavs spoil Terry's return, sink Celtics

ESPN.com nba.com Updated Mar 22, 2013
Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, Shawn Marion had a double-double in his return from a calf injury and the Mavericks spoiled Jason Terry's return to Dallas with a 104-94 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
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  • Melo scores 37 as Knicks clinch playoff spot

    Melo scores 37 as Knicks clinch playoff spot

    ESPN.com Mar 22, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, Kenyon Martin had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the New York Knicks clinched a playoff berth with a 99-94 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
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  • Former Knicks guard Ray Williams dies at 58

    Former Knicks guard Ray Williams dies at 58

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 22, 2013
    Ray Williams, the former New York Knicks guard who averaged 15.5 points and 5.8 assists in 10 seasons in the NBA, died Friday. He was 58.
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  • Jimmy Fallon is afraid of the Nets’ mascot, the BrooklyKnight

    Jimmy Fallon is afraid of the Nets’ mascot, the BrooklyKnight

    yahoo.com Mar 22, 2013
    When the Nets moved to Brooklyn for the beginning of this season, they resolved to overhaul their image and reputation to fit their hip and cosmopolitan surroundings. For an NBA team, that means creating a new mascot to communicate the franchise's ideal…
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  • Terry: Celts-Heat in playoffs is 'fireworks'

    Terry: Celts-Heat in playoffs is 'fireworks'

    ESPN.com Mar 22, 2013
    Guard Jason Terry predicts his Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat will meet each other in the playoffs and eagerly awaits the "fireworks" that will ensue.
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  • Ray Williams, The Ultimate Post-NBA Cautionary Tale, Is Dead At…

    Ray Williams, The Ultimate Post-NBA Cautionary Tale, Is Dead At 58

    deadspin.com Mar 22, 2013
    Ray Williams, who went from being a first-round NBA pick and team captain, to bankruptcy, homelessness, and eventually redemption, has passed away in a New York hospital, according to the Knicks.Read more...
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  • The Knicks call 40-year-old Kurt Thomas ‘Mid Life’

    The Knicks call 40-year-old Kurt Thomas ‘Mid Life’

    yahoo.com Mar 22, 2013
    We interrupt your March Madness viewing and Miami Heat Streak Watching for a special NBA nickname update, which comes to us from a story about New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd turning 40 years old on Saturday, courtesy of Frank Isola at the New York Dai…
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  • Philadelphia blows a heartbreaker in the final seconds, as the …

    Philadelphia blows a heartbreaker in the final seconds, as the team CEO rips the team on Twitter (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 22, 2013
    The Philadelphia 76ers are in the midst of a freefall. Thought before the season to be a dark horse contender for a higher echelon playoff spot with Andrew Bynum on board, and thought to at least be a playoff participant after a 12-9 start to the season…
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  • Former NY Knicks star Patrick Ewing a likable personality durin…

    Former NY Knicks star Patrick Ewing a likable personality during MSG interview with Al Trautwig

    nydailynews.com Mar 22, 2013
    Has the Madison Square Gulag Network studio become a waiting room for the eligible elderly who can help the Knickerbockers down the stretch?
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  • Video - Knicks Win, Clinch Playoff Spot 00:59

    Knicks Win, Clinch Playoff Spot

    Mar 22
    Carmelo Anthony leads Knicks with 37 points.
  • Video - Bomani Jones: NBA Snob 07:59

    Bomani Jones: NBA Snob

    Mar 22
    Bomani Jones on why zone defense is for cowards, what people really mean when they say they prefer college basketball and why Doug Collins is not a good fit any more in Philly.
  • Video - Mavs Sink Celtics 104-94 01:01

    Mavs Sink Celtics 104-94

    Mar 22
    Celtics fall in Jason Terry's return to Dallas.

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  • Lee Jenkins: Pau Gasol's return will test Lakers' newfound chemistry

    Mar 22
    LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers posed for their team picture Wednesday, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol front row center, with an empty seat between them occupied only by a basketball and the legend of Jerry Buss. It was a fitting snapshot of the 2012-13 Lakers, …