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In one of those dreaded Saturday afternoon Atlantic Division games (seriously, who came up with these?), Boston turned a close game against Toronto into a rout during the second half of a 107-89 beatdown. Jason Terry, still starting in the Bean, went of…
Beer Of The Week: Stella Artois, Belgium's Allegedly French BeerUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetApparently Stella Artois used to be advertised in the U.K. under the slogan "reassuringly expensive." Without knowing the relative merits of price and quality across the pond, I can only rejoice that such a snotty tagline has gone the way of d…
NY Knicks' meltdown against Memphis Grizzlies leads to first loss of the season, shows team must control its emotionsUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetThe Knicks kept their composure to topple the Spurs, but the next night in Memphis, they lost their cool in a team-wide meltdown that cost them a chance to defeat the Grizzlies and remain the last undefeated team.
Former NY Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni wins big in Laker shakeup, but his hiring is a gamble for Kobe BryantUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetStill hard to believe, but Mike D’Antoni beat out Phil Jackson for the Lakers job, and the D’Antoni era is expected to start Sunday against the Rockets.Source: nydailynews.com
Knicks' Road Test Will Conclude With a Lin ReunionUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetIn starting the season 6-1, the Knicks have played three fewer games than some teams. The light schedule served two purposes, allowing the veterans to rest and frustrating the fans.Source: nytimes.com
The Ballad Of The Other J.R. Smith, Web Designer And Recipient Of Much Of The Praise And Scorn Meant For The Knicks' J.R. SmithUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetVia Trey Kerby, the above mournful tweet, from J.R. Smith, the web designer (and, as his Twitter bio puts it, "NOT A BASKETBALL PLAYER"). If you're wondering how the other J.R. Smith can tell basketball season has started up, well, social medi…
Amazing Damian Lillard Alley Oop to Meyers LeonardUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetFrom last night’s NBA action, watch super rookie Damian Lillard push the fast break and toss a great alley oop to a streaking Meyers Leonard over the outstretched hands of Jeremy Lin. Gotta love fellow rookie Leonard calling for the oop mid-stride: ForSource: dimemag.com
"I'm 38 Years Old, Baby": Things Rasheed Wallace Said, Did, And Pointed At During Last Night's Knicks GameUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetRasheed Wallace: lover, fighter, hilarious training camp invitee, and talker of the best trash in the NBA. On Tuesday, he yelled "Yeah, Aflac!" at Aaron Afflalo after Afflalo bricked a free throw; last night, he yelled everything at everybody …
Grizzles win 7th straight, hand Knicks first defeatUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetYou're not going to win them all. Marc Gasol scored 24 as the Grizzlies won their seventh straight, a 105-95 verdict over the Knicks, who had been the last undefeated team in the NBA.Source: CNNSI.com
Rondo Lifts CelticsNov 17Rajon Rondo recorded 20 assists and Jason Terry scored 20 points as the Celtics defeated the Raptors 107-89.
Sources -- Andrew Bynum of Philadelphia 76ers suffered setback while bowli…Nov 17The Philadelphia 76ers fear Andrew Bynum might have done additional damage to his knees during a recent game of bowling, according to sources close to the situation.
Adande: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue reminds franchise in transition of its …Nov 17With a franchise in flux, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his signature move enliven statue unveiling
Ill LeBron James, injured Dwyane Wade in doubt for Miami Heat vs. Phoenix …Nov 17LeBron James will be a gametime decision tonight when the Miami Heat play the Phoenix Suns due to an illness. The Heat are also expected to be without Dwyane Wade because of a foot sprain.
Ill LeBron James in as injured Dwyane Wade sits for Miami Heat vs. Phoenix…Nov 17LeBron James played against the Phoenix Suns despite an illness, but the Heat were without Dwyane Wade because of a foot sprain.