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Westbrook rests, Sefolosha returns for ThunderOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is sitting out against the Sacramento Kings to rest his surgically repaired right knee.Upvote Share Tweet
Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday? The Rockets will be without Dwight Howard for a sixth straight game and ninth in the last 11 when Houston pays a visit to the injury-riddled Lakers at Staples Center tonight. Howard first missed time March 17 against the Jazz, a day after a one-point …Upvote Share TweetAfter victories over Portland and Oklahoma City, the Phoenix Suns have cemented their status as the NBA's most surprising team.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 8, 2014Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers considers Kevin Durant "the single most difficult guy to defend" in the NBA.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: “Baby Shaq” Starts Riot In The Stands After Fan Threatens His Familydimemag.com Apr 8, 2014Anyone here remember Sofoklis Schortsanitis? You probably should–not too many basketball players with the name Sofoklis Schortsanitis. You probably also know him as Baby Shaq, the guy who was once drafted by the Clippers after he destroyed Team USA with…Upvote Share TweetAfter hearing the rumor that swirled Monday night that John Calipari would be replacing him on the sidelines next season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni actually felt sympathy for the Kentucky coach.Upvote Share Tweet
Israeli Basketball Is Kind Of Insanedeadspin.com Apr 8, 2014This is what happened at the close of last night's chapter of Israel's biggest rivalry, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv. After a close away win for Maccabi, center Sofoklis Schortsanitis—a former Clippers draft pick—charged into a hostile crowd to …Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers' Bazemore has torn tendon in foot; out for seasonLos Angeles Lakers guard/forward Kent Bazemore, who was injured in yesterday's game against the Clippers, had an MRI exam this morning that showed that he has a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot. Bazemore will miss the remainder of the seaso…Upvote Share Tweet
Guinness Suite: Jamal CrawfordApr 8Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford joins the Guinness Suite to discuss his team's season, Doc Rivers, his candidacy for NBA Sixth Man of the Year and his choice for NBA MVP.
Doc Rivers: Durant Hardest To DefendApr 8ESPN NBA Insider Amin Elhassan breaks down why Kevin Durant is so difficult to guard.
Lakers Leaning Toward Letting D'Antoni GoApr 8ESPNLA.com's Dave McMenamin discusses the possibility of John Calipari coaching the Lakers next season and says his sources say Los Angeles is leaning toward letting Mike D'Antoni go.
Calipari To Lakers?Apr 8Jay Bilas discusses the possibility of John Calipari heading to the Lakers on "Mike & Mike."