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Harden catches fire, lifts Rockets by Wolves

Harden catches fire, lifts Rockets by Wolves

ESPN.com Updated Dec 26, 2012
James Harden scored 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets rallied to win their fifth straight, 87-84 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
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  • J.J. Barea Explodes on Fast Break into a Spin Move

    J.J. Barea Explodes on Fast Break into a Spin Move

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Timberwolves J.J. Barea explodes on the fast break into a nice spin move breaking through Rockets defender Toney Douglas and lays it in.
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  • Jeremy Lin Cashes in a Reverse Layup

    Jeremy Lin Cashes in a Reverse Layup

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin goes inside passed Minnesota Timberwolves defenders and cashes in a reverse layup.
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  • James Harden Sinks Tough Shot in Traffic

    James Harden Sinks Tough Shot in Traffic

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Houston Rockets’ James Harden hustles his way to the hoop right through Minnesota Timberwolves defenders.
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  • Ricky Rubio Shows Off Movement and Knocks Down Basket As Shot C…

    Ricky Rubio Shows Off Movement and Knocks Down Basket As Shot Clock Expires

    Ricky 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.
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  • McHale unsure of White's future with the Rockets

    McHale unsure of White's future with the Rockets

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The question seemed to catch Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale totally off guard.
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  • Nuggets' Hamilton fined $25,000 for profanity

    Nuggets' Hamilton fined $25,000 for profanity

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 26, 2012
    Second-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.
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  • Report: Kings' Cousins held out against Blazers

    Report: Kings' Cousins held out against Blazers

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Sacramento 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.
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  • Kendrick Perkins, after watching Chris Bosh score a game-changi…

    Kendrick Perkins, after watching Chris Bosh score a game-changing bucket, calls out some anonymous Thunder players

    yahoo.com Dec 26, 2012
    Late 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. W
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  • Leading Off: The Great Christmas Dilemma

    Leading Off: The Great Christmas Dilemma

    nytimes.com Dec 26, 2012
    The wisdom of playing on Christmas is still a matter of debate, but in the N.B.A. universe, programming reigns supreme.
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  • NBA -- Oklahoma City Thunder have more issues against the Miami…

    NBA -- Oklahoma City Thunder have more issues against the Miami Heat

    ESPN.com Dec 25, 2012
    Another Thunder loss to the Heat creates question marks that it seems OKC must address, writes Brian Windhorst.
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  • LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe &…

    LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe & Carmelo Stage A Crazy Duel

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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, physic
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  • Clippers win 14th straight with rout of Nuggets

    Clippers win 14th straight with rout of Nuggets

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Jamal 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.
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  • Chris Paul Sets Up Perfect Alley-Oop Dunk For Blake Griffin

    Chris Paul Sets Up Perfect Alley-Oop Dunk For Blake Griffin

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Chris 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.
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  • Eric Bledsoe Pump Fakes And Makes Unbelievable Basket

    Eric Bledsoe Pump Fakes And Makes Unbelievable Basket

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Clippers’ Eric Bledsoe hits Nuggets’ JaVale McGee with a pump fake, drawing the foul and making the basket as he falls to the floor.
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  • Here Is One Of Our Favorite NBA Photos So Far This Season

    Here Is One Of Our Favorite NBA Photos So Far This Season

    deadspin.com Dec 26, 2012
    Los 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 »
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  • Video - Harden Leads Rockets To Fifth Straight Win 00:55

    Harden Leads Rockets To Fifth Straight Win

    Dec 26
    James Harden scores 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter of an 87-84 win over Timberwolves.
  • Video - Blazers Make Easy Work Of Kings 00:56

    Blazers Make Easy Work Of Kings

    Dec 26
    DeMarcus Cousins held out of Kings' 109-91 loss to Blazers.
  • Video - Warriors Cruise Past Jazz 00:51

    Warriors Cruise Past Jazz

    Dec 26
    Stephen Curry scores 23 points to lead Warriors to 94-83 win over Jazz.
  • Video - Howard Ejected As Lakers Fall To Nuggets 01:14

    Howard Ejected As Lakers Fall To Nuggets

    Dec 26
    Corey Brewer matched his career high with 27 points as the Nuggets overcame Kobe Bryant's 40 points.