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Deng's jumper helps Bulls beat Raptors in OT

Deng's jumper helps Bulls beat Raptors in OT

ESPN.com Updated Jan 16, 2013
Luol Deng hit a tiebreaking jump shot with 3 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 107-105 in overtime on Wednesday night, their eighth victory in nine meetings against the Raptors.
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  • Gasol eyes return for Lakers' game against Heat

    Gasol eyes return for Lakers' game against Heat

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Pau Gasol expects to return from a concussion on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Miami Heat.
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  • Tayshaun Prince isn’t bothered by trade rumors, and teams aren’…

    Tayshaun Prince isn’t bothered by trade rumors, and teams aren’t bothered to trade for him

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince has been working through rumors regarding his role in Detroit since his rookie season in the NBA. Though it’s true they dimmed for a while after his second-year ascension and Detroit’s run as championship contenders fro
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  • Create-a-Caption: In celebration of Drew Gooden

    Create-a-Caption: In celebration of Drew Gooden

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    We had quite a lot of fun on Basketball Twitter on Tuesday night laughing at different faces made by Milwaukee Bucks power forward Drew Gooden, whom our friends at SB Nation (led by Brian Floyd) realized is quite photogenic, in his own inimitable way. A…
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  • Samuel Dalembert opens up about his non-relationship with forme…

    Samuel Dalembert opens up about his non-relationship with former Bucks coach Scott Skiles

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    Former Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles has a history of not being fondly remembered by his teams upon leaving. In both Phoenix, Chicago and Milwaukee Skiles has parted from his clubs midseason, and not on the best terms. In his latest parting, Bucks …
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  • Atlanta Hawks suspend Josh Smith for 1 game, fine him for ‘cond…

    Atlanta Hawks suspend Josh Smith for 1 game, fine him for ‘conduct detrimental to the team’

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    After an embarrassing 39-point loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday in which his team scored just five points in the second quarter and 20 in the first half, Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew promised to "shake things up" with his flagging sq…
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  • Roy Hibbert gave Pacers backups $100 each for keeping the Bobca…

    Roy Hibbert gave Pacers backups $100 each for keeping the Bobcats under 80 points

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    It hasn't been the best season for Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. After a breakthrough 2011-12 campaign that saw him post career per-game highs in scoring, rebounding, shot-blocking and Player Efficiency Rating, make his first All-Star appearance an…
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  • Kobe, Howard score 31 each as Lakers romp

    Kobe, Howard score 31 each as Lakers romp

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Dwight Howard had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Kobe Bryant also scored 31 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88 Tuesday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid.
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  • Video - Bulls Edge Raptors In Overtime 01:03

    Bulls Edge Raptors In Overtime

    Jan 16
    Carlos Boozer scored 36 points and Luol Deng hit a tiebreaking jumper with 3 seconds left to lift the Bulls.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Rookie Watch 06:58

    TrueHoop TV: Rookie Watch

    Jan 16
    David Thorpe on who is leading the race for NBA's Rookie of the Year.
  • Video - The Hobbling Knicks 04:16

    The Hobbling Knicks

    Jan 16
    Ian Begley and Jared Zwerling on Iman Shumpert's return, Rasheed Wallace's foot injury, and the latest on Raymond Felton.
  • Video - Vucevic's Double-Double Leads Magic Past Pacers 00:58

    Vucevic's Double-Double Leads Magic Past Pacers

    Jan 16
    Magic snap six-game home losing skid.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Heat rule when interested

    Jan 16
    LeBron James' milestone night showed a team engaged and at its best, Brian Windhorst writes.
  • Dwayne Wade says he has no ill feelings toward coach Erik Spoelstra

    Jan 16
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Wednesday he has no ill will toward coach Erik Spoelstra over his benching in the fourth quarter of Monday's loss to the Utah Jazz.
  • Dwyane Wade says he has no ill feelings toward coach Erik Spoelstra

    Jan 16
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said Wednesday he has no ill will toward coach Erik Spoelstra over his benching in the fourth quarter of Monday's loss to the Utah Jazz.