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NY Knicks better snap out of fog after London trip as loss to B…

NY Knicks better snap out of fog after London trip as loss to Brooklyn Nets narrows Atlantic Division lead

nydailynews.com Updated Jan 21, 2013
The sooner the Knicks figure out that London isn’t calling anymore, the better off they’ll be. The sooner they realize that they’re not up against the putrid Pistons, and unable to name the score, the better off they’ll be. The sooner they realize
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  • Bulls' Rose 'very close' to doing full-contact drills

    Bulls' Rose 'very close' to doing full-contact drills

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose could soon be going through full-contact drills in practice.
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  • Bulls' Deng (hamstring) won't play vs. Lakers

    Bulls' Deng (hamstring) won't play vs. Lakers

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    hicago Bulls forward Luol Deng did not participate in Monday morning's shootaround because of a right hamstring injury and will not play against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Doc Rivers threatens big changes to Celtics, one week after Dan…

    Doc Rivers threatens big changes to Celtics, one week after Danny Ainge predicts no trades

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    On Sunday, the Boston Celtics lost 105-88 to the Detroit Pistons, a team playing its first game since Thursday's "home" game in London. Given the circumstances of the loss, the Celtics have reason to worry. The Celtics had serious problems wit…
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  • Iman Shumpert has a Johnny Bravo tattoo because he loves giant …

    Iman Shumpert has a Johnny Bravo tattoo because he loves giant hair, the ’90s

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    After missing the first 36 games of the 2012-13 season following surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee, Iman Shumpert made his season debut for the New York Knicks during last Thursday's 102-87 win over the Detroit Pistons in London. Knicks …
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  • Cavaliers' Varejao out for season with blood clot

    Cavaliers' Varejao out for season with blood clot

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Anderson Varejao's season rapidly spiraled from a probable All-Star appearance to over.
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  • Pacers hold on as Gay can't beat buzzer

    Pacers hold on as Gay can't beat buzzer

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    George Hill scored 13 points, including a clinching free throw with 1.4 seconds remaining to give the Indiana Pacers an 82-81 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in the annual Martin Luther King Day game on Monday afternoon.
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  • Tyler Hansbrough Throws Down A Strong Follow Through

    Tyler Hansbrough Throws Down A Strong Follow Through

    dimemag.com Jan 21, 2013
    Gerald Green misses a three, but Tyler Hansbrough is there to throw down the follow through basket drawing the contact in today’s matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies.The post Tyler Hansbrough Throws Down A Strong Follow Through appe
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  • Thibodeau on benching Noah: He understands

    Thibodeau on benching Noah: He understands

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Monday that Joakim Noah understands why he was benched for much of Saturday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but Noah declined to speak to reporters once again.
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  • Durant, Boozer named Players of the Week

    Durant, Boozer named Players of the Week

    nba.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 20.
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  • Video - Pacers Hold Off Grizzlies 01:04

    Pacers Hold Off Grizzlies

    Jan 21
    Rudy Gay's last-second shot was too late as the Pacers beat the Grizzlies 82-81.
  • Video - Mike Conley Dish To Wayne Ellington 00:12

    Mike Conley Dish To Wayne Ellington

    Jan 21
    Mike Conley with nice pass in transition to Wayne Ellington for the lay in.
  • Video - Zach Randolph Bucket and The Foul 00:21

    Zach Randolph Bucket and The Foul

    Jan 21
    Randolph makes a nice baseline move for the floater and the foul.
  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Lakers, 95-83 00:58

    Bulls Charge Past Lakers, 95-83

    Jan 21
    Highlight of the night: Big fourth quarter leads Bulls past Lakers.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Nets 11-2 under P.J.

    Jan 21
    Since P.J. Carlesimo took over, the Nets have elevated their game, Brian Windhorst writes.
  • Ian Thomsen: Return of Sonics good news for everyone -- except Sacramento

    Jan 21
    Within a year the Seattle SuperSonics will be back home in Key Arena, their team president may be Phil Jackson or some other heavy hitter and who knows where DeMarcus Cousins will be playing. And one more thing: The abandoned city of Sacramento will be …
  • NBA - Los Angeles Clippers offseason paying off

    Jan 21
    A series of small-print moves has helped boost the Clippers to elite status in the 2012-13 season.