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Griffin, Paul propel Clippers over struggling Suns
Share TweetDavid Lee had 24 points and 17 rebounds, Klay Thompson added 23 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 101-97 on Saturday night for their third straight road win.Source: ESPN.com
Cavs' Irving, Waiters may return vs. LakersUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetCavaliers coach Byron Scott is hopeful Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters can play in Cleveland's next game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, but said neither has been cleared by doctors to return.Source: nba.com
30 Seconds With Kenny SmithUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetKenny Smith, a Queens native, was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 1987 with the sixth pick over all. During a 10-year N.B.A. career, Smith, a point guard, also played with Atlanta, Detroit, Orlando and Denver, and he was with Houston when the Rockets…Source: nytimes.com
While Calling Game Involving Sub-.500 Team, Jeff Van Gundy Says Sub-.500 NBA Teams Shouldn't Be On TVUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetMidway through last night's snoozer of a Lakers-Thunder matchup-one OKC walked away with to the tune of 114-108-ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy poked fun at competitor NBA TV's sub-par national broadcast lineup. He has a point; NBA TV's national games havSource: deadspin.com
Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Take Turns Torching L.A.; Andre Miller Is Mr. ClutchUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetRussell Westbrook and Kevin Durant - when they’re both at their best as they were Friday night against the Lakers - don’t resemble so much a one-two punch combo as much as they do two flamethrowers. In the first half Westbrook’s 27 points and fiSource: dimemag.comShare TweetThanks to hot-shooting Russell Westbrook, the Thunder handled the Lakers 114-108. Once again, Oklahoma City proved to be a matchup nightmare for Los Angeles, says Ben Golliver.
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Richard Jefferson find links with new scene around Barclays CenterUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetMark Jackson and Richard Jefferson walked into Barclays Center on Friday night, each with his own special connection to the place and to the neighborhood. They were with the Golden State Warriors now, but both took a degree of pride in what they saw.Source: nydailynews.com
Warriors Hang On For Third Straight WinDec 8Warriors top Wizards for their sixth win in seven games, 101-97.
Clippers Win 5th StraightDec 8Blake Griffin scored 24 points and recorded eight rebounds to lead the Clippers over the Suns 117-99.
Frustration In Los AngelesDec 8Stephen A. Smith explains why he's not worried about the Lakers' slow start.
Kings Bounce Blazers For Third Straight WinDec 8Without Tyreke Evans, Kings roll to the 99-80 win over Blazers.