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Lakers' Gasol has MRI on right footnba.com Dec 27, 2012Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has plantar fasciitis in his right foot.Share Tweet
Net Change: After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Joh…CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Johnson as their coach. He may have been the first casualty of increased expectations, but his ouster was deserved, says Chris Mannix.Share TweetWhen the NBA released the first returns in fan voting for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston two weeks ago, Miami Heat forward LeBron James had received more votes than any other player, barely edging Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers by 1,929 vo…Share Tweet
Letter sent to Rockets GM Daryl Morey wonders why former forward Luis Scola can’t ‘get a decent hair cut’yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola has bounced back after a frustrating 2011-12 campaign. Due to a minutes decrease his per-game numbers are down in his first season in Phoenix in comparison to his final year in Houston, but he appears to working a healthi…Share Tweet
J.R. Smith ties it, wins it with 2 tough jumpers in last 10 seconds to push Knicks past Suns (VIDEOS)yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012With leading scorer Carmelo Anthony out with a hyperextended left knee and starting point guard Raymond Felton sidelined by a fractured right pinkie that could require surgery and a four-to-six-week shelving - two injuries suffered during a 100-94 ChrisShare Tweet
The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get Embarrasseddimemag.com Dec 27, 2012A great recipe for disaster — at least if you’re the Lakers — is playing in Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Old legs. The high altitude. The penchant of the Nuggets to play fast and frenetic. It almost never works out for L.A., and lasShare Tweet
Brewer, Nuggets slow down streaking LakersESPN.com Dec 27, 2012Corey Brewer matched his career high with 27 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 40-point effort by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 126-114 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win at home.Share TweetJ.R. Smith sank a baseline 21-footer at the buzzer after a Phoenix turnover with a second to play, giving the depleted New York Knicks a 99-97 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.Share Tweet