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Stephen Curry overcame a strained right quad to finish with 18 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Phoenix Suns 113-107 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Pierce left the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night after suffering a sore right shoulder in the opening minutes and was ruled out for the rest of the game.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated 12 hours ago? Warriors coach Mark Jackson dropped a bit of a bombshell in his pre-game media session: All-Star guard Stephen Curry is fighting a minor strain in his right quad and will see limited minutes tonight against the Suns and in the foreseeable future. Curr…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated 21 hours agoClippers guard Jamal Crawford, who returned Saturday after a three-game absence, said he may have returned too soon and will miss at least Monday's game against the Phoenix Suns as he recovers from a strained left calf.Upvote Share Tweet
Clips extend streak to 7 behind Griffin, PaulESPN.com Updated 22 hours agoBlake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108 on Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Romo And Jason Garrett Are Duke Fans. Of Course They Are.deadspin.com Updated Mar 8 (yesterday)Cowboys? Check. Duke? Check. This means they probably have Yankees and Lakers gear laying around the house, too. Read more...Upvote Share TweetThe Sacramento Kings say reserve forward Carl Landry will miss the remainder of the season with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee that will require surgery.Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors ease past Hawks in return homeESPN.com Updated Mar 8 (yesterday)David Lee had 18 points and six rebounds, reserve Jermaine O'Neal added 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors returned home to beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-97 on Friday night for their third straight win.Upvote Share Tweet
Ty Lawson Drops Jodie Meeks With The Killer Crossoverdimemag.com Updated Mar 8 (yesterday)It’s so nice to have Ty Lawson back for the Nuggets. The 5-11 bundle of energy was conspicuously absent during the recent nine games he missed recovering from a rib injury, and on Friday night the Lakers found out why. Lawson was electric on his way to …Upvote Share Tweet
Faried-led Nuggets dispatch skidding LakersESPN.com Updated Mar 8 (yesterday)Kenneth Faried scored a career-high 32 points, Ty Lawson had 30 and the Nuggets beat the skidding Lakers 134-126 on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetAfter a series of discussions following a stretch of historically bad losses this week, the Los Angeles Lakers do not believe that an in-season coaching change will help the team and remain inclined to support Mike D'Antoni over the final 19 games of th…Upvote Share TweetMilwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova has been suspended one game without pay for punching Sacramento Kings forward Reggie Evans in the stomach on Wednesday, the NBA announced Friday afternoon. Ilyasova will miss the Bucks' Friday night road game again…Upvote Share Tweet
5 NBA Players Who Need Freedomdimemag.com Updated Mar 7 (3 days ago)Jimmer Fredette was the poster boy for the “free him” campaign. The talented BYU alumni was underutilized and did not receive nearly enough minutes in the Kings system. Now not every frustrated player, feeling like he hasn’t really got his shot, gets th…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Mar 7 (3 days ago)Suns swingman Gerald Green, who is putting the finishing touches on the best season of his career, blitzed the Oklahoma City Thunder with a career-high 41 points last night, the better part of them coming from eight made three-pointers. This topped a pr…Upvote Share Tweet
Blake Griffin's Dunk Sums Up The State Of Los Angeles Basketballdeadspin.com Updated Mar 7 (3 days ago)This video from @CJZero is a beautiful microcosm of the current state of Los Angeles basketball. Sure, the Lakers have farted along all year while the Clippers are a high-scoring playoff contender, but Blake Griffin's dunk and the following reactions re…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Gerald Green Blows By Kevin Durant For The Jam; Drops 41 In Suns Windimemag.com Updated Mar 7 (3 days ago)Gerald Green was 8-of-13 from three-point territory on Thursday night. His bombs from beyond the arc kept the Suns in the game even as Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined to shoot 25-of-46 from the field for 70 points. But Green finished with 41…Upvote Share Tweet
Nets Surge Past KingsMar 9DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 20 rebounds, but Marcus Thornton scored 27 points off the bench to lead the Nets past the Kings 104-89.
Meeks, Lakers Topple ThunderMar 9Despite a triple-double from Kevin Durant, Jodie Meeks scored 42 points and the Lakers snapped a three-game slide with a 114-110 win over the Thunder.
Bazemore Circus ShotMar 9Kent Bazemore hits a circus shot over 2 Thunder defenders
Thunder StrikeMar 9Thunder force the Laker turnover and Russell Westbrook finishes with the dunk in transition
Joakim Noah leads way for Chicago Bulls against Miami HeatMar 9Led by an emotional Joakim Noah, the Bulls managed to beat the Heat in another regular-season game but know an NBA King isn't dethroned in March, Michael Wilbon writes.
Daily Dime: LeBron's goes cold, Heat lose againMar 9After starting with a 61-point outburst Monday, LeBron capped the week with a third straight loss
Miami Heat sign DeAndre Liggins to second 10-day contractMar 8The Miami Heat signed forward DeAndre Liggins to a second 10-day contract.
NBA: Indiana Pacers growing frustrated during first slump of seasonMar 7After a blowout loss in Houston, the East-leading Pacers are in their first slump of the season and their star players are searching for answers.