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Knight, Monroe lead Pistons past Wizards

Knight, Monroe lead Pistons past Wizards

ESPN.com Updated Feb 27, 2013
Brandon Knight returned from a right knee injury to score a career-high 32 points, Greg Monroe added 26 points and 11 rebounds, Jose Calderon finished with 18 assists, and Detroit escaped with a 96-95 victory over Washington.
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  • Irving-less Cavs fight off rough start, tip Raptors

    Irving-less Cavs fight off rough start, tip Raptors

    CNNSI.com Feb 27, 2013
    Irving-less Cavs fight off rough start, tip Raptors
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  • "The Dagger Has Been Retracted": Wizards Play-By-Play…

    "The Dagger Has Been Retracted": Wizards Play-By-Play Man Calls Game-Winner That Wasn't

    deadspin.com Feb 27, 2013
    You can't really blame Steve Buckhantz for this one. From his seat (and from the first angle) it really did look like Trevor Ariza sealed an incredible Wizards comeback against the Pistons and a "Dagger!" was absolutely warranted. Unfortunatel…
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  • Mickael Pietrus Interrupts NBA TV Segment With Dancing Routine

    Mickael Pietrus Interrupts NBA TV Segment With Dancing Routine

    deadspin.com Feb 27, 2013
    NBA TV Canada broadcasters Paul Jones and Sherman Hamilton were just trying to get in a few league news and notes before Toronto's losing effort in Cleveland tonight when in came Mickael Pietrus. More »
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  • Wizards' Nene sits out game with shoulder injury

    Wizards' Nene sits out game with shoulder injury

    nba.com Feb 27, 2013
    Nene is out for the Washington Wizards' game against the Detroit Pistons because of an injured right shoulder.
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  • Thibodeau: Rose speculation hasn't caused slide

    Thibodeau: Rose speculation hasn't caused slide

    nba.com Feb 27, 2013
    Derrick Rose stood chatting with coach Tom Thibodeau for several minutes Wednesday after practice. Then, the Chicago Bulls' superstar worked on his jumper.
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  • Hibbert, Lee suspended after Warriors-Pacers fight

    Hibbert, Lee suspended after Warriors-Pacers fight

    Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Warriors forward David Lee have each been suspended a game without pay for starting an altercation during their game that drifted into the courtside seats.
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  • The 5 NBA Teams Primed To Make A Late-Season Run

    The 5 NBA Teams Primed To Make A Late-Season Run

    dimemag.com Feb 27, 2013
    Some teams tank for the NBA Lottery in their final 25 games. Others coast into the playoffs contently. Only a few can pull off a run this deep into season that can change their playoff fortunes - even get them into the playoffs. These are the 5 teams I
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  • Cavs' Irving (knee) to miss second straight game

    Cavs' Irving (knee) to miss second straight game

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    Kyrie Irving is following Cleveland's prescribed plan of rest.
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  • LeBron James Unleashes Another Crazy Pregame Dunk, Then Kills A…

    LeBron James Unleashes Another Crazy Pregame Dunk, Then Kills All the Fun

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Feb 27, 2013
    LeBron James regularly puts on a show — usually some kind of dunk display — in pregame warmups. But when he broke out this one before Miami’s game against the Cavs the other night, the internet fervor it ignited had everyone newly laser-locked on la
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  • Give and Go: Which team is the East's second-best?

    Give and Go: Which team is the East's second-best?

    CNNSI.com Feb 27, 2013
    Give and Go: Which team is the East's second-best?
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  • Stephen Curry Pulls Off Two Sublime Crossovers, Is Brilliant

    Stephen Curry Pulls Off Two Sublime Crossovers, Is Brilliant

    deadspin.com Feb 27, 2013
    With respect to the shoving party that spilled into the first row, the most entertaining thing about last night's Warriors-Pacers game was Stephen Curry crossing up his opponents with extreme prejudice. His first victim was George Hill, whose valiant at…
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  • Warriors & Pacers Brawl Spills Into The Stands; LeBron Goes…

    Warriors & Pacers Brawl Spills Into The Stands; LeBron Goes Absolutely Crazy

    dimemag.com Feb 27, 2013
    It wasn’t exactly reaching Malice at the Palace levels, but the brawl that spilled into the stands last night during Indiana’s 108-97 win over the Warriors will certainly result in some special spankings from the league office. And you’re never gonn
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  • Bucks bump Mavs in spite of Dirk's 21-20 night

    Bucks bump Mavs in spite of Dirk's 21-20 night

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    Monta Ellis scored 22 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled Dirk Nowitzki's first game in nearly 10 years with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds with a 95-90 victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
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  • CourtVision: Tony Parker, San Antonio's Forgotten Man

    CourtVision: Tony Parker, San Antonio's Forgotten Man

    grantland.com Feb 27, 2013
    On February 13, the Spurs and Cavaliers were tied at 93 with about 15 seconds left in the game. Dion Waiters was dribbling near midcourt and about to ...
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  • Video - Monta Ellis Lifts Bucks Past Rockets At The Buzzer 01:07

    Monta Ellis Lifts Bucks Past Rockets At The Buzzer

    Feb 27
    Monta Ellis' off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer the difference in Bucks' 110-107 win over Rockets.
  • Video - Waiters Helps Short-Handed Cavs Top Raptors 01:10

    Waiters Helps Short-Handed Cavs Top Raptors

    Feb 27
    Rookie Dion Waiters scored 23 points to help the Kyrie Irving-less Cavaliers top the Raptors.
  • Video - Knight Pours In 32 Points In Return 01:21

    Knight Pours In 32 Points In Return

    Feb 27
    Brandon Knight returned from a right knee injury to score a career-high 32 points in the Pistons' 96-95 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - How To Handle Hibbert 01:42

    How To Handle Hibbert

    Feb 27
    Mike Tyson demonstrates how Stephen Curry should have handled Roy Hibbert.

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    Feb 27
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    Feb 27
    LaMarcus Aldridge was bracing himself for the issues that have beset his Trail Blazers recently.
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    Feb 27
    On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.