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Raptors end Pacers' 15-game home win streak

Raptors end Pacers' 15-game home win streak

ESPN.com Updated Feb 8, 2013
Rudy Gay scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday night, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 100-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
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  • Monroe, Pistons stop Spurs' win streak at 11

    Monroe, Pistons stop Spurs' win streak at 11

    ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    Greg Monroe had 26 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons snapped San Antonio's 11-game winning streak with a 119-109 victory over the short-handed Spurs on Friday night.
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  • Rudy Gay’s Vicious Alley-Oop Spike Dunk

    Rudy Gay’s Vicious Alley-Oop Spike Dunk

    dimemag.com Feb 8, 2013
    Kyle Lowry lobs the rock to Rudy Gay who leans into the alley-oop spike dunk.The post Rudy Gay’s Vicious Alley-Oop Spike Dunk appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Detroit's Drummond expected to miss 4-6 weeks

    Detroit's Drummond expected to miss 4-6 weeks

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    Detroit Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his back.
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  • Greg Oden could be offered a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers …

    Greg Oden could be offered a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers later this month, a report states

    yahoo.com Feb 8, 2013
    The Cleveland Cavaliers rank 27th in defense this season, and with Anderson Varejao out for the season (and possibly traded during the offseason) the Cavaliers are reportedly set to offer a contract to one of the greatest defensive big men of his genera…
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  • The Denver Nuggets have won eight in a row. Are they for real, …

    The Denver Nuggets have won eight in a row. Are they for real, and right for the road?

    yahoo.com Feb 8, 2013
    It’s easy to dismiss Denver’s 126-98 win over the Chicago Bulls from Thursday because the Bulls are working with a shorthanded, injured roster. A 32-point win is a 32-point win, though, and the triumph marked Denver’s eighth victory in a row. The sq
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  • Who’s Better: Russell Westbrook Or Kyrie Irving?

    Who’s Better: Russell Westbrook Or Kyrie Irving?

    dimemag.com Feb 8, 2013
    If you didn’t catch Cleveland’s recent upset win over OKC, you missed out. Badly. That was the night Kyrie Irving officially announced himself as a superstar. Yes, we all knew he could play before then. He’s an All-Star, a plus-20-a-night scorer. Bu
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  • Paul George, Roy Hibbert, George Hill play dodgeball with Pacer…

    Paul George, Roy Hibbert, George Hill play dodgeball with Pacers fans (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 8, 2013
    It's like my grandfather always said: "After you sweep the NBA's only back-to-back-to-back of the season to run your winning streak to five games and retake the lead in the Central Division, you need to find a way to wind down." Clearly, Paul …
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  • adidas Reveals D Rose 3.5 “Infrared/Electricity” Edition

    adidas Reveals D Rose 3.5 “Infrared/Electricity” Edition

    dimemag.com Feb 8, 2013
    Chicago has played well this year, slowly moving their way up the standings in the Eastern Conference. But unless Derrick Rose comes back as his same old self this season, they won’t go deep in the playoffs. Even the most crazed Bulls fans know that. In
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  • The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have reportedly discussed…

    The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have reportedly discussed a Carlos Boozer and Andrea Bargnani swap

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Feb 8, 2013
    We’re just reporting on a rumor, nothing is substantial or set in stone or likely to happen. When you hear word of the Chicago Bulls initiating trade talks to acquire Andrea Bargnani in exchange for Carlos Boozer, though, the deal makes sense. Not on an
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  • Faried, Denver demolish Bulls, win 8th straight

    Faried, Denver demolish Bulls, win 8th straight

    ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    Kenneth Faried celebrated his invitation to the league's annual slam dunk contest with a series of jams Thursday night as the Denver Nuggets extended their winning streak to eight games with a 128-96 win over the Chicago Bulls.
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  • Big Ticket's Show: Garnett isn't Russell, and Howard isn't Cham…

    Big Ticket's Show: Garnett isn't Russell, and Howard isn't Chamberla…

    CNNSI.com Feb 8, 2013
    Garnett isn't Russell, and Howard isn't Chamberlain. And yet, in the Celtics' 116-95 beating of the Lakers, the 2 echoed past showdowns of the NBA's best rivalry, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Video - Raptors Snap Pacers' Home Winning Streak 01:08

    Raptors Snap Pacers' Home Winning Streak

    Feb 8
    Ridy Gay leads Raptors past Pacers.
  • Video - How Many NBA Teams Are Title Contenders? 03:02

    How Many NBA Teams Are Title Contenders?

    Feb 8
    NBA Countdown breaks down the top teams in the NBA that are title contenders.
  • Video - Pistons Stun Spurs, 119-109 01:00

    Pistons Stun Spurs, 119-109

    Feb 8
    Pistons snap Spurs 12-game winning streak.

Sports Columnists

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    Feb 8
    Brian Windhorst: Is there any end in sight for LeBron's red-hot shooting streak?
  • Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen have flu, may sit Friday v…

    Feb 8
    Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen missed the Heat's morning shootaround with the flu, and each could sit out Friday night's big game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, Ray Allen have flu, will sit vs. Los Angeles Clip…

    Feb 8
    Miami Heat center Chris Bosh and guard Ray Allen will miss Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with the flu.
  • Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, Ray Allen have flu, sit vs. Los Angeles Clippers;…

    Feb 8
    Miami Heat center Chris Bosh and guard Ray Allen missed Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with the flu.