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Jefferson powers Jazz but hurts back late

Jefferson powers Jazz but hurts back late

ESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
Al Jefferson scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to an 87-81 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
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  • Smith key late as Hawks knock off Nuggets

    Smith key late as Hawks knock off Nuggets

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    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.
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  • Celts knock off Timberwolves in Rondo's return

    Celts knock off Timberwolves in Rondo's return

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Kevin 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.
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  • Bobcats' Kidd-Gilchrist, Blazers' Lillard named Rookies of Mont…

    Bobcats' Kidd-Gilchrist, Blazers' Lillard named Rookies of Month

    nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    NEW 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.
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  • Heat's James, Thunder's Durant take monthly honors

    Heat's James, Thunder's Durant take monthly honors

    nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    NEW 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.
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  • 5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers

    5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    5-on-5: Breaking down the four teams heading into ESPN's doubleheader
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  • Kendrick Perkins Is Mentoring His OKC Teammates & Smoothing…

    Kendrick Perkins Is Mentoring His OKC Teammates & Smoothing Egos In The Locker Room

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    Even 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 p
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  • Russell Westbrook debuts the Air Jordan XX8 during Thunder win …

    Russell Westbrook debuts the Air Jordan XX8 during Thunder win over Nets (PHOTOS)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    When 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…
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  • LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has …

    LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has A Terrible New Team Name

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    LeBron 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”
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  • The Place for Doubt in the Celebrated Return of Ricky Rubio

    The Place for Doubt in the Celebrated Return of Ricky Rubio

    grantland.com Dec 5, 2012
    With 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 ...
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  • Video - Celtics Win In Rondo's Return 01:03

    Celtics Win In Rondo's Return

    Dec 5
    Rajon Rondo drops a double-double in return to Celtics.
  • Video - Hawks Knock Off Nuggets, 108-104 01:12

    Hawks Knock Off Nuggets, 108-104

    Dec 5
    Hawks sneak past Nuggets.
  • Video - Pacers Push Past Blazers, 99-92 01:01

    Pacers Push Past Blazers, 99-92

    Dec 5
    Paul George leads Pacers with 22 points.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The 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 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
  • Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pick

    Dec 5
    Trail 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.