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Pistons rely on interior play to send down Magic

Pistons rely on interior play to send down Magic

ESPN.com Updated Jan 22, 2013
Jason Maxiell, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe combined for 38 points and 28 rebounds, and the Pistons pulled away to beat the undersized Orlando Magic 105-90 Tuesday night.
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  • Irving nets 40 as Cavs add to Celts' losing skid

    Irving nets 40 as Cavs add to Celts' losing skid

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, including several key late baskets, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
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  • Chicago’s Derrick Rose Is Now Scrimmaging Against Bulls Teammat…

    Chicago’s Derrick Rose Is Now Scrimmaging Against Bulls Teammates

    Watching Derrick Rose‘s return to Chicago’s lineup as starting point guard can feel like seeing a glacier move. You know where it’s headed, but it’s a slow and methodical process. That’s just the reality of tearing knee ligaments for a player wh
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  • Bulls' Butler: My nickname isn't 'Kobe Stopper'

    Bulls' Butler: My nickname isn't 'Kobe Stopper'

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    Jimmy Butler helped limit Kobe Bryant to 16 points in another loss for the reeling Los Angeles Lakers, but the Chicago Bulls swingman said Tuesday he's no "Kobe Stopper" as his teammates called him after the game.
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  • Grizzlies, Cavs agree to multiplayer trade

    Grizzlies, Cavs agree to multiplayer trade

    nba.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Memphis Grizzlies traded Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a future first-round draft pick Tuesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jon Leuer.
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  • Charlie Villanueva is a tattoo now

    Charlie Villanueva is a tattoo now

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Good news, everybody: One member of our human race has finally found an appropriate way to express our shared love for Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva. And all it cost him was his left arm, a bunch of dollars and (at least) a couple of hours.…
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  • The Lakers Are Terrible, And Kobe Bryant Is Starting To Lose It

    The Lakers Are Terrible, And Kobe Bryant Is Starting To Lose It

    deadspin.com Jan 22, 2013
    Here is the lede from Adrian Wojnarowski's story on last night's Lakers-Bulls game, which ended in a 95-83 victory for the Bulls: More »
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  • Report: Memphis Trades 2 Key Bench Players To Save Money, Plans…

    Report: Memphis Trades 2 Key Bench Players To Save Money, Plans To Sign Delonte West

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Memphis has agreed to a multiplayer trade with Cleveland that’ll take $6 million off their payroll and get them under the luxury tax line. Remember all those rumors about a possible Rudy Gay trade? The Grizz may be
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  • Bulls win, deal Lakers 6th straight road defeat

    Bulls win, deal Lakers 6th straight road defeat

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Kirk Hinrich scored 22 points, Marco Belinelli added 15 points, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away down the stretch to beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 95-83 on Monday night.
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  • The Clippers’ Worst Nightmare Resurfaces; The Lakers Are Fallin…

    The Clippers’ Worst Nightmare Resurfaces; The Lakers Are Falling Apart

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Clippers really don’t want to see the Warriors in the playoffs. We’d like it, but they certainly wouldn’t, not after Golden State beat them for the third time this season, 106-99. “There are shooters and then there are just the indescribable.â
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  • The Grizzlies and Cavs Huddle Up for a Mutually Beneficial Deal

    The Grizzlies and Cavs Huddle Up for a Mutually Beneficial Deal

    grantland.com Jan 22, 2013
    A few quick notes on the Grizzlies trading Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby, and a future first-round pick to Cleveland for Jon Leuer in...
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  • Video - Irving Pours In 40 Points In Cavs' Win 01:11

    Irving Pours In 40 Points In Cavs' Win

    Jan 22
    Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and had five assists in the Cavaliers' 95-90 win over the Celtics.
  • Video - David Thorpe: 25 Under 25 05:19

    David Thorpe: 25 Under 25

    Jan 22
    The best young players in the NBA are, David Thorpe points out, not so different from the best players in the NBA, period.
  • Video - Bucks Win Third Straight 01:02

    Bucks Win Third Straight

    Jan 22
    Ersan Ilyasova drops a double-double on the 76ers.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Martin doing the little things for OKC

    Jan 22
    That "other" Kevin is a big reason why the Thunder own the NBA's best record, J.A. Adande writes.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers may consider trading Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Ian Thomsen: Blossoming before our eyes, George a favorite for Most Improv…

    Jan 22
    I know there are a lot of strong candidates for Most Improved Player, but I think it'll be hard to justify selecting anyone over Paul George if he keeps up his current pace. He's averaging 19.3 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in January, carrying a…