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Nets hand Heat first 2-game skid since January

Nets hand Heat first 2-game skid since January

ESPN.com Updated Nov 1, 2013
Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson scored 19 points each, and the Brooklyn Nets ended years of futility against the Miami Heat and sent the NBA champions to their first losing streak in 10 months with a 101-100 victory Friday night.
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  • 76ers improve to 2-0 with win over Wizards

    76ers improve to 2-0 with win over Wizards

    ESPN.com Nov 1, 2013
    76ers improve to 2-0 with 109-102 win over Wizards
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  • Celtics feature World Series trophy to home opener

    Celtics feature World Series trophy to home opener

    nba.com Nov 1, 2013
    Despite trading away all their top stars - and their coach - in the offseason, the Boston Celtics still know how to please a crowd.
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  • Boston honors Celtics legend Bill Russell with unveiling of sta…

    Boston honors Celtics legend Bill Russell with unveiling of statue at City Hall Plaza

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Nov 1, 2013
    Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell is widely known as one of the greatest players in NBA history, an 11-time champion and a revolutionary defender and rebounder. However, Russell's legacy is about much more than his on-court accomplishments. He has been…
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  • Three Foppish Dandies attended the Chicago Bulls/New York Knick…

    Three Foppish Dandies attended the Chicago Bulls/New York Knicks game on Halloween night (Photo)

    yahoo.com Nov 1, 2013
    Thursday was Halloween, which was the reason (we think) for the costumes. That said, Halloween parties will abound on both Friday and Saturday night. You've been warned. - - - - - - - Kelly Dwyer is an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a t…
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  • They beat the Heat!: They beat the Heat! But the Sixers are sti…

    They beat the Heat!: They beat the Heat! But the Sixers are still like…

    deadspin.com Nov 1, 2013
    They beat the Heat! But the Sixers are still likely to be pretty awful this season. Here's a guide to rooting for a team that's tanking. [Philly mag]Read more...
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  • Nets rookie asks strangers for autograph

    Nets rookie asks strangers for autograph

    CNNSI.com Nov 1, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets rookie forward Mason Plumlee regularly gets approached by strangers asking for autographs. He went to Union Square to see how strangers react when he asks for theirs.
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  • 5 NBA Questions That Still Need Answers

    5 NBA Questions That Still Need Answers

    dimemag.com Nov 1, 2013
    Basketball is back and all is right with the world once again. It has been an intriguing first week of basketball to say the least. You have the Miami Heat beating the Chicago Bulls and then losing to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Los Angeles Lakers actua…
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  • Carmelo Anthony: ‘I want to retire in New York, let’s just be q…

    Carmelo Anthony: ‘I want to retire in New York, let’s just be quite frank’ (Video)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Nov 1, 2013
    The conversation started in some circles as soon as he got to New York, when he signed a three-year, $64.2 million extension that came equipped with an early termination option before its final season. Sure, Carmelo Anthony really wanted to be a member …
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  • Chris Paul out-duels Stephen Curry, becomes first 40-15-5 playe…

    Chris Paul out-duels Stephen Curry, becomes first 40-15-5 player in 40 years as Clippers beat Warriors (Videos)

    yahoo.com Nov 1, 2013
    Those of us who stuck around through the Chicago Bulls-New York Knicks rock fight (punctuated, as it was, by one sublime moment of shot-making) that opened TNT's Thursday doubleheader received a rich, rich reward once the action shifted to Staples Cente…
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  • Behind-The-Scenes Of Raptor Amir Johnson’s “Thriller” Zombie Da…

    Behind-The-Scenes Of Raptor Amir Johnson’s “Thriller” Zombie Dance

    dimemag.com Nov 1, 2013
    Yesterday was Halloween — if you failed to notice all the trick-or-treaters showing up at your home last night, or all the eggs missing from your local bodega — so it makes sense we’d show you some NBA players in their costumes. This behind-the-scenes f…
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  • Derrick Rose Hits Game Winner In Ugly Knicks-Bulls Battle

    Derrick Rose Hits Game Winner In Ugly Knicks-Bulls Battle

    dimemag.com CNNSI.com Nov 1, 2013
    The early game between the Bulls and the Knicks was like ice fishing compared to the late game’s hot, sun-drenched California shooting. While the Knicks shot 36 percent, the Bulls weren’t much better at 40. Despite the frigid stroke by both teams, it ca…
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  • Carmelo Anthony talks about retiring a Knick, but should instea…

    Carmelo Anthony talks about retiring a Knick, but should instead stay focused on this one, long season ahead

    nydailynews.com Nov 1, 2013
    One superstar made his last shot of the night, one missed and the outcome left the Knicks disappointed, yet thinking this could be the start of something good. We’ll see because there are 80 games left, an eternity by any measure.
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  • Video - Horford, Hawks Top Raptors 00:45

    Horford, Hawks Top Raptors

    Nov 1
    Al Horford's double-double of 22 points and 16 boards led the Hawks to a 102-95 win over the Raptors.
  • Video - Liftoff for New Net 00:13

    Liftoff for New Net

    Nov 1
    Andrei Kirilenko dunks over Ray Allen as the Nets extend their lead in the 4th quarter.
  • Video - Joe Johnson Leading Nets 00:18

    Joe Johnson Leading Nets

    Nov 1
    Joe Johnson hits a wide-open three as the Nets extend their 4th-quarter advantage.
  • Video - Bucks Rally Past Celtics 00:54

    Bucks Rally Past Celtics

    Nov 1
    The Bucks erased a 22-point deficit and defeated the Celtics 105-98.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Bill Russell honored with statue in Boston

    Nov 1
    BOSTON -- Bill Russell returned Friday to see what he had become. He turns out to be bigger than he remembered and harder to elbow off the block.
  • Jason Collins not mulling D-League option, source says

    Nov 1
    As Jason Collins awaits the phone call that would allow him to relaunch his NBA career, he has ruled out playing in another country or in the D-League as a means to stay sharp, according to source familiar with his thinking.
  • Tim Duncan of San Antonio Spurs out vs. Los Angeles Lakers with chest cont…

    Nov 1
    Tim Duncan will not play in the San Antonio Spurs' game Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.
  • Derrick Rose's return to Chicago Bulls is still a work in progress

    Nov 1
    Derrick Rose's return to the Chicago Bulls is still a work in progress.