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Lawrence Frank blames Andre Drummond’s limited playing time on …

Lawrence Frank blames Andre Drummond’s limited playing time on things ‘the general public isn’t’ aware of

yahoo.com Updated Dec 20, 2012
Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank is in a bit of a pickle. He took his hits working under Bob Knight during the famed coach’s years at Indiana. He took over the New Jersey Nets when the team was still considered a championship contender. He grabbed t
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  • Nate Robinson drew hair on his Carlos Boozer bobblehead doll, b…

    Nate Robinson drew hair on his Carlos Boozer bobblehead doll, because art imitates life

    yahoo.com Dec 20, 2012
    Back in February, Chicago Bulls power forward and noted bald man Carlos Boozer spray-painted his head, which was monumentally weird and amazing: Then, shortly after being absolutely hammered for it online, he stopped, which was in the best interests of …
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  • Thibs: Rose doing great; second-half return?

    Thibs: Rose doing great; second-half return?

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Thursday that Derrick Rose is doing great in his rehab from ACL surgery, and he's hoping Rose will return in the second half of the season.
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  • Five burning questions as NBA's X-Mas games draw nearer

    Five burning questions as NBA's X-Mas games draw nearer

    CNNSI.com Dec 20, 2012
    The holidays are here, and we know what that means -- it's time to start paying attention to the NBA. Ian Thomsen looks at burning questions for every team playing on Christmas.
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  • Bucks get key reserve Dunleavy (knee) back

    Bucks get key reserve Dunleavy (knee) back

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 20, 2012
    There was no one happier to see Milwaukee reserve forward Mike Dunleavy return to the court this week than Bucks coach Scott Skiles.
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  • Carmelo Burns Brooklyn Yet Again; Paul Pierce Does Something La…

    Carmelo Burns Brooklyn Yet Again; Paul Pierce Does Something Larry Bird Never Did

    dimemag.com Dec 20, 2012
    They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. After watching the action Wednesday night, we can add one more: Carmelo is gonna give Brooklyn buckets. Three times Brooklyn and New York have matched up to battle for the rights to Gotham, and …
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  • Randolph has big game as Grizzlies stifle Bucks

    Randolph has big game as Grizzlies stifle Bucks

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2012
    Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Milwaukee Bucks 90-80 on Wednesday night.
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  • Video - ESPN The Mag: Kyrie Irving 02:59

    ESPN The Mag: Kyrie Irving

    Dec 20
    ESPN The Magazine talks with Kyrie Irving about being considered the next star PG in the NBA and getting Cavs fans to forget about LeBron James.
  • Video - Inside the Locker Room: Knicks 05:06

    Inside the Locker Room: Knicks

    Dec 20
    Ian Begley and Jared Zwerling with an update on Amar'e Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert. Carmelo' on and off the court, and the difference of Tyson Chandler.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: Enviable second unit fueling Clippers' 11-game winning streak

    Dec 20
    Los Angeles is renowned for its summer pick-up scene, from the midnight run at Hangar Athletic Club to the 3 p.m. games at UCLA's Men's Gym, from the impromptu gatherings at Loyola Marymount to the scheduled ones at Westchester Rec Center. Hot spots cha…
  • Ian Thomsen: Five burning questions as NBA's X-Mas games draw nearer

    Dec 20
    The holidays are here, and we all know what that means: It's time to start paying attention to the NBA. Here are five questions to keep in mind if the TV happens to be on in your household for any of the five nationally televised games -- Celtics-Nets, …