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Timberwolves J.J. Barea explodes on the fast break into a nice spin move breaking through Rockets defender Toney Douglas and lays it in.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin Cashes in a Reverse LayupHouston Rockets Jeremy Lin goes inside passed Minnesota Timberwolves defenders and cashes in a reverse layup.Upvote Share Tweet
James Harden Sinks Tough Shot in TrafficHouston Rockets’ James Harden hustles his way to the hoop right through Minnesota Timberwolves defenders.Upvote Share TweetRicky Rubio shows off his ball handle as he moves down the court and gets the ball back in time to knock down an off balanced basket as the shot clock expired.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 26, 2012MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The question seemed to catch Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale totally off guard.Upvote Share TweetSecond-year forward Jordan Hamilton of the Denver Nuggets was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday because of a vulgar exchange with a fan during the team's 112-100 Christmas Day loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Kings' Cousins held out against BlazersSacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins did not travel with the team for Wednesday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a report by the Sacramento Bee.Upvote Share Tweet
Kendrick Perkins, after watching Chris Bosh score a game-changing bucket, calls out some anonymous Thunder playersyahoo.com Updated Dec 26, 2012Late in Oklahoma City’s loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday, Thunder center Kendrick Perkins was caught out of position defensively in a move that would have made no sense even if his teammates had been on the same page with the defensive-minded center. WUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Dec 26, 2012The wisdom of playing on Christmas is still a matter of debate, but in the N.B.A. universe, programming reigns supreme.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 25, 2012Another Thunder loss to the Heat creates question marks that it seems OKC must address, writes Brian Windhorst.Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe & Carmelo Stage A Crazy DuelThe past year was a good one for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Championships. Rings. Respect. Fear. They hogged all the goodies. Christmas day was no different. Yesterday’s NBA Finals rematch in Miami between the Heat and Thunder was a rugged, physicUpvote Share Tweet
Clippers win 14th straight with rout of NuggetsJamal Crawford led a dominant performance by the Los Angeles reserves with 22 points, and the Clippers defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-100 on Tuesday night, extending their franchise-record winning streak to 14 games.Upvote Share TweetChris Paul does what he does best as he sets up Blake Griffin for the perfect alley-oop pass in tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets.Upvote Share Tweet
Eric Bledsoe Pump Fakes And Makes Unbelievable BasketClippers’ Eric Bledsoe hits Nuggets’ JaVale McGee with a pump fake, drawing the foul and making the basket as he falls to the floor.Upvote Share Tweet
Here Is One Of Our Favorite NBA Photos So Far This Seasondeadspin.com Updated Dec 26, 2012Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) is fouled by Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari (8) of Italy during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond) More »Upvote Share Tweet
Harden Leads Rockets To Fifth Straight WinDec 26James Harden scores 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter of an 87-84 win over Timberwolves.
Blazers Make Easy Work Of KingsDec 26DeMarcus Cousins held out of Kings' 109-91 loss to Blazers.
Warriors Cruise Past JazzDec 26Stephen Curry scores 23 points to lead Warriors to 94-83 win over Jazz.
Howard Ejected As Lakers Fall To NuggetsDec 26Corey Brewer matched his career high with 27 points as the Nuggets overcame Kobe Bryant's 40 points.