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Nuggets edge Bucks on Lawson's late shot

Nuggets edge Bucks on Lawson's late shot

ESPN.com Updated Apr 15, 2013
Ty Lawson scored 26 points, including a jumper in the lane with 9.3 seconds left, as the Denver Nuggets clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 112-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
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  • Thunder dispatch Kings, seal West's top spot

    Thunder dispatch Kings, seal West's top spot

    ESPN.com Apr 15, 2013
    Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook had 21 before getting ejected in the final 3 minutes and the Oklahoma City Thunder clinched the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Sacramento Kings 104-95 on Monday night.
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  • Jazz drop Wolves, keep playoff hopes alive

    Jazz drop Wolves, keep playoff hopes alive

    ESPN.com Apr 15, 2013
    Al Jefferson had 22 points and eight rebounds to help Utah keep its playoff hopes alive with a 96-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
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  • Nuggets' Faried avoids broken ankle, will sit

    Nuggets' Faried avoids broken ankle, will sit

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 15, 2013
    Three weeks ago, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl marveled at his team's depth, suggesting, "we can even sustain injuries and be OK."
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  • Clippers' Billups practices, expects to play

    Clippers' Billups practices, expects to play

    ESPN.com Apr 15, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups practiced Monday and is expected to start Tuesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • The Case For: George Karl as Coach of the Year

    The Case For: George Karl as Coach of the Year

    CNNSI.com Apr 15, 2013
    The Coach of the Year field is loaded with several worthy candidates. But Ian Thomsen says few have had the impact that George Karl has had in leading the Nuggets this season.
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  • Andre Iguodala Swats a J.J. Hickson Dunk on One End, Smashes a …

    Andre Iguodala Swats a J.J. Hickson Dunk on One End, Smashes a Fast-Break Dunk on the Other

    dimemag.com deadspin.com Apr 15, 2013
    Here’s a prime example of Andre Iguodala‘s skill set and athleticism on full display: Against the Portland Trail Blazers, he swoops in to stuff a J.J. Hickson dunk, then flies down the court to finish a Denver fast break with a huge dunk. For breaking
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  • Nobody knows who will be running, coaching, or playing center f…

    Nobody knows who will be running, coaching, or playing center for the Timberwolves next year

    yahoo.com Apr 15, 2013
    Another trip to the lottery should be nothing new for Minnesota Timberwolves fans. The team hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2003-04 season, a year that saw championship dreams (and Kevin Garnett’s MVP legacy) shot to bits when Sam Cassell suffered
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  • Gary Trent, once a burly NBA power forward, is now a burly scho…

    Gary Trent, once a burly NBA power forward, is now a burly school ‘intervention specialist’

    yahoo.com Apr 15, 2013
    As a player, Gary Trent was a bad dude. Other members of the eventual Portland Jail Blazers, like Rasheed Wallace and Damon Stoudamire, achieved “bad dude” status for (this is not a joke) being caught in a yellow Hummer with pot and empty Smirnoff Ice
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  • Dwight Howard & The Lakers Are 1 Win Away From The Playoffs…

    Dwight Howard & The Lakers Are 1 Win Away From The Playoffs; The Knicks Dominate A Potential Playoff Preview

    dimemag.com Apr 15, 2013
    Can we speak on how Steve Blake dominated Tony Parker last night? Yes? That surprising turn of events was just a small part of a truly wacky game in Los Angeles. The Lakers beat the Spurs, 91-88, and are now just one win away (or one Jazz loss away) fro…
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  • Video - Thunder Clinch Top Spot In West 01:19

    Thunder Clinch Top Spot In West

    Apr 15
    Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Russell Westbrook added 21 before getting ejected as the Thunder beat the Kings to clinch the top seed in the Western Conference.
  • Video - Jazz Win, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive 01:03

    Jazz Win, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

    Apr 15
    Highlight of the night: Al Jefferson leads Jazz past Wolves.
  • Video - Nuggets Edge Bucks 112-111 00:42

    Nuggets Edge Bucks 112-111

    Apr 15
    Nuggets top Bucks on Ty Lawson's late shot.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: The Case For: George Karl as Coach of the Year

    Apr 15
    With the end of the regular season fast approaching, we're taking a closer look at each award race. We've already hit on the Sixth Man award, Most Improved and Defensive Player of the Year. Here, Ian Thomsen examines the race for Coach of the Year.
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    Apr 15
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