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Josh Smith's steal, jam and free throw with 31 seconds remaining extended Atlanta's lead and the Hawks held on to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-104 on Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetKevin Garnett scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and remained unbeaten against his former team as the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-94 on Wednesday night in Rajon Rondo's return from a two-game suspension.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Dec 5, 2012NEW YORK -- The Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in October/November.Upvote Share Tweet
Heat's James, Thunder's Durant take monthly honorsnba.com Updated Dec 5, 2012NEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in October/November.Upvote Share Tweet
5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers5-on-5: Breaking down the four teams heading into ESPN's doubleheaderUpvote Share Tweet
Kendrick Perkins Is Mentoring His OKC Teammates & Smoothing Egos In The Locker Roomdimemag.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Even though the Thunder’s hulking center has a reputation for toughness on the court that sometimes mimics his terrifying countenance, off the court he’s turned into a bit of a mentor for the Oklahoma City Thunder. This current Thunder team might be pUpvote Share Tweet
Russell Westbrook debuts the Air Jordan XX8 during Thunder win over Nets (PHOTOS)yahoo.com Updated Dec 5, 2012When Nike and Jordan Brand unveiled the Air Jordan XX8, the latest iteration of their most iconic basketball shoe, the immediate, gut-level response from many observers was mixed, to say the least. My colleague Eric Freeman noted the controversy surroun…Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has A Terrible New Team Namedimemag.com Updated Dec 5, 2012LeBron James dropped a ridiculous triple-double last night (26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) but no one’s going to remember him carving up the Wizards. They’ll remember that with about 20 seconds left, he missed a wide-open wing triple that could”Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Dec 5, 2012With nine minutes left in the fourth quarter of the Timberwolves' November 16 loss to the Warriors, a middle-aged couple descended from the stands at ...Upvote Share Tweet
Celtics Win In Rondo's ReturnDec 5Rajon Rondo drops a double-double in return to Celtics.
Hawks Knock Off Nuggets, 108-104Dec 5Hawks sneak past Nuggets.
Pacers Push Past Blazers, 99-92Dec 5Paul George leads Pacers with 22 points.
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…Dec 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pickDec 5Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is the early favorite to win Rookie of the Year, and yet it was only six years ago that he remembers a decisive conversation with a high school coach that ended sadly.