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George Karl wants JaVale McGee to be more like Tim Duncan

George Karl wants JaVale McGee to be more like Tim Duncan

yahoo.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee has been defined by two things in his five-year career: his penchant for goofy plays and his extraordinary potential. At any moment, JaVale could run the wrong direction, or make one of the most blatant goaltending vio…
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  • Wolves' Pekovic out 7-10 days with bruised thigh

    Wolves' Pekovic out 7-10 days with bruised thigh

    nba.com Jan 18, 2013
    A different Minnesota Timberwolves player seems to go down with an injury every night these days, and the losses that were once spiritedly competitive are growing more and more decisive.
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  • Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascent

    Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascent

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    Three teams out West have set themselves apart. But don't forget about Andre Iguodala and the Nuggets. Close to unbeatable at home, Denver is one of this week's biggest risers.
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  • Ricky Rubio on Wolves’ losing streak: ‘I don’t think we’re havi…

    Ricky Rubio on Wolves’ losing streak: ‘I don’t think we’re having fun, and we’re going to change it’

    yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    For the Minnesota Timberwolves, what started as a season full of hope for a playoff berth and a leap back into the ranks of legitimate NBA contention has fallen off a cliff. The team has lost 11 of its last 15 games, including five straight after a 90-7…
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  • Video - Westbrook Beats The Buzzer 00:13

    Westbrook Beats The Buzzer

    Jan 18
    Russell Westbrook tips in Kevin Durant's miss with 0.5 seconds left in the 2nd quarter.
  • Video - Good Teammate, Bad Opponent 02:46

    Good Teammate, Bad Opponent

    Jan 18
    Michael Wilbon and Bill Simmons draft their good teammate, bad opponent teams.
  • Video - Air Faried 00:44

    Air Faried

    Jan 18
    Ty lawson on the break alley-oop to Kenneth Faried who soars in for the monster slam.
  • Video - Durant Scores Career-High 52 In OT Win 02:24

    Durant Scores Career-High 52 In OT Win

    Jan 18
    Highlight Of The Night: Kevin Durant sets a new career high, scoring 52 points in Thunder's 117-114 win over Mavericks.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Hard to blame departed Gentry for Suns' woes

    Jan 18
    The Suns came to terms Friday with coach Alvin Gentry on his midseason departure. A friend of Gentry's said the coach had anticipated he would be fired at the end of the season, which is shaping up to be the Suns' worst since they went 16-66 in their ex…
  • Ian Thomsen: Conley grows into Grizzlies leader after learning hard lesson…

    Jan 18
    These are hazardous times for an excellent team in Memphis. Coach Lionel Hollins is in his lame-duck year, new owners have taken over and Rudy Gay or Zach Randolph reportedly could be traded in the next month. It is in stressful moments like these that …
  • Lee Jenkins: Once a Finals preview, Heat-Lakers now just a LeBron showcase

    Jan 18
    LOS ANGELES -- Outside of fame, riches and backlit banners, there is no motivator in sports quite like the threat of everlasting ignominy. It is the specter that hangs over each of the so-called super teams, the realization that if they fail, reputation…
  • The Sports Guy's All-Te'o Mailbag

    Jan 18
    Even the NFL playoffs can wait for the weirdest sports story of our age.