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Marco Belinelli made a game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds left, Jimmy Butler scored six points in overtime and the Chicago Bulls extended their Friday night road show by beating the Boston Celtics 100-99.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul George Hustles To Deny Chandler Parson’s Breakawaydimemag.com Jan 18, 2013Paul George hustles coast to coast to deny Chandler Parson’s breakaway layup in tonight’s matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets.The post Paul George Hustles To Deny Chandler Parson’s Breakaway appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemaUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 18, 2013Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will sit out Friday's visit from the Chicago Bulls due to a rib injury suffered in Wednesday's loss to the New Orleans Hornets.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring EXCUSE ME, MR. WEST!A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Pacers.com. We've spent a decade getti…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA admits botched call in Raptors’ loss to Bulls (VIDEO)Basketball fans don't particularly like the NBA's officiating, at various times calling it "rigged," "a conspiracy," or "really bad and it makes me want to vomit." For the most part, the league tries to ignore these complai…Upvote Share Tweet
Zach Randolph meets Lucky the pit bull, a.k.a. ‘Little Z-Bo,’ on ‘Pit Bulls and Parolees’ (VIDEO)Last Friday, we discussed Zach Randolph's fear of cats, a revelation brought about by an interview tied to his appearance on the Animal Planet series "Pit Bulls and Parolees." The cat thing was a fun goof, but the good that Z-Bo did by donatin…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013The Suns and Alvin Gentry have parted ways, making Gentry the fourth coach fired this season. Things were dismal in Phoenix, but Gentry was hardly to blame, says Ian Thomsen.Upvote Share Tweet
Cleveland Cavaliers Are The Latest To Try Cryotherapy: “Your Mind Is Telling You, ‘I Might Die’”dimemag.com Jan 18, 2013If you pluck the following quote out of context, you’d have a hard time telling if the story was about state-sponsored torture or team-sponsored injury prevention: “They’re putting you in a room that’s, like, minus 180. So your mind is telling youUpvote Share Tweet
3 great things about a Knicks/Pistons-in-London recap written by an EnglishmanThe New York Knicks scored a 102-87 win over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday afternoon at the O2 Arena in London as part of the NBA's ongoing efforts to expand global interest in the stateside product. The game itself wasn't particularly thrilling, and …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 18, 2013Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Boston Celtics because of a right hamstring injury.Upvote Share Tweet
Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascentCNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013Three teams out West have set themselves apart. But don't forget about Andre Iguodala and the Nuggets. Close to unbeatable at home, Denver is one of this week's biggest risers.Upvote Share TweetOn Thursday night, the Milwaukee Bucks overcame an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit and beat the Suns 98-94 in Phoenix behind a 10-point, perfect-shooting final period from scoring guard Monta Ellis. That fact in itself is not news. The Bucks are a so…Upvote Share Tweet
Belinelli, Bulls Sink Celtics In OTJan 18Marco Belinelli's off-balance jumper in OT lifts Bulls past Celtics and to their third straight win.
George, Pacers Race Past RocketsJan 18Paul George and David West combine for 51 points in Pacers' 105-95 win over Rockets.
Good Teammate, Bad OpponentJan 18Michael Wilbon and Bill Simmons draft their good teammate, bad opponent teams.
Where Have All The Gunners Gone?Jan 18David Thorpe explains why so few NBA players have had huge scoring averages in recent years.
Ian Thomsen: Hard to blame departed Gentry for Suns' woesJan 18The Suns came to terms Friday with coach Alvin Gentry on his midseason departure. A friend of Gentry's said the coach had anticipated he would be fired at the end of the season, which is shaping up to be the Suns' worst since they went 16-66 in their ex…
Ian Thomsen: Conley grows into Grizzlies leader after learning hard lesson…Jan 18These are hazardous times for an excellent team in Memphis. Coach Lionel Hollins is in his lame-duck year, new owners have taken over and Rudy Gay or Zach Randolph reportedly could be traded in the next month. It is in stressful moments like these that …
Lee Jenkins: Once a Finals preview, Heat-Lakers now just a LeBron showcaseJan 18LOS ANGELES -- Outside of fame, riches and backlit banners, there is no motivator in sports quite like the threat of everlasting ignominy. It is the specter that hangs over each of the so-called super teams, the realization that if they fail, reputation…
The Sports Guy's All-Te'o MailbagJan 18Even the NFL playoffs can wait for the weirdest sports story of our age.