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Griffin's 30 help Clippers to win against Jazz

Griffin's 30 help Clippers to win against Jazz

ESPN.com nba.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
Blake Griffin scored 30 points, Jamal Crawford added 20 off the bench and the Clippers defeated Utah 105-104 on Monday night to hand the Jazz their first loss at home this season.
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  • McGee, Nuggets withstand late Raptors rally

    McGee, Nuggets withstand late Raptors rally

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Corey Brewer scored 19 points, JaVale McGee had 17 points and five blocks, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a late rally to beat the Toronto Raptors 113-110 on Monday night.
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  • Karl hit hard by friend Majerus' death

    Karl hit hard by friend Majerus' death

    nba.com Dec 3, 2012
    Denver Nuggets coach George Karl said he is still having a tough time dealing with the death of his friend, former Utah and Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus.
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  • Kevin Love catches up with his father while wearing old man mak…

    Kevin Love catches up with his father while wearing old man makeup, looks creepily like his old man (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    Last month we alerted you to the ongoing cola ads featuring Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love dressed up as sexagenarians, hustling a group of playground ballers along the way. Today, we bring you somet…
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  • Anthony, Durant named conference Players of the Week

    Anthony, Durant named conference Players of the Week

    nba.com Dec 3, 2012
    The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 2.
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  • Lil Wayne helps Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko outfit ch…

    Lil Wayne helps Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko outfit children attending his basketball camp

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    Ball Don't Lie launched a little attack on rapper Lil Wayne last spring when he, like Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea, was denied the star treatment by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The recording artist didn't plan things out beforehand and expected to r…
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  • Randy Wittman’s mom, like all Wizards fans, wants to know when …

    Randy Wittman’s mom, like all Wizards fans, wants to know when John Wall’s coming back

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    You guys aren't going to believe this, but getting one win didn't solve all of the Washington Wizards' issues. Following an 84-82 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers that gave the District dozen their first mark on the "W" side of the ledg…
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  • The 14 Strangest Fines, Ejections & Suspensions In NBA History

    The 14 Strangest Fines, Ejections & Suspensions In NBA History

    dimemag.com Dec 3, 2012
    Every year, NBA players, owners, coaches and general managers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. Not all of their philanthropy is voluntary. In the NBA, it’s a fineable offense to wear a headband upside down, to publicly criticize an of
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  • Kobe Bryant, after Lakers lose to Magic: ‘I’ll kick everybody’s…

    Kobe Bryant, after Lakers lose to Magic: ‘I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room’ if we don’t fix things

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers' Jekyll and Hyde act continued apace this weekend, with a Friday night blitzing (17 3-pointers, 54 percent shooting, a 28-and-20 performance by Dwight Howard and 122 points) of the Denver Nuggets giving way to a Sunday night stumb…
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  • Video - Blazers Rally Past Bobcats For Win In OT 01:10

    Blazers Rally Past Bobcats For Win In OT

    Dec 3
    Blazers erase 18-point deficit and defeat Bobcats in OT, 118-112.
  • Video - JaVale McGee Lift Off 00:28

    JaVale McGee Lift Off

    Dec 3
    JaVale McGee finishes the alleey-oop with the one-handed slam.
  • Video - Clippers Fight Off Jazz For Third Straight Win 01:11

    Clippers Fight Off Jazz For Third Straight Win

    Dec 3
    Blake Griffin scores a season-high 30 points in Clippers' 105-104 win over Jazz.

Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessary

    Dec 3
    Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
  • West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 games

    Dec 3
    No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
  • Lee Jenkins: Magic make it personal by beating, embarrassing Howard in win

    Dec 3
    LOS ANGELES -- One by one, the Orlando Magic walked over to the Lakers bench, and embraced the amiable big man who left them in August. One by one, they chatted with him and laughed with him and showed how much they missed him. And then, one by one, the…