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Howard vows to keep composure in future

Howard vows to keep composure in future

ESPN.com Updated Dec 28, 2012
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard vows to curb his frustration moving forward.
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  • Clippers erase 19-point deficit, push streak to 16

    Clippers erase 19-point deficit, push streak to 16

    CNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012
    Clippers erase 19-point deficit, push streak to 16
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  • Carlesimo takes reins as Nets coach -- for now

    Carlesimo takes reins as Nets coach -- for now

    CNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- P.J. Carlesimo hadn't even coached his first game with the Brooklyn Nets and already names such as Phil Jackson were floating around.
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  • Anthony (knee) to miss second straight game

    Anthony (knee) to miss second straight game

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will miss his second straight game Friday night against the Sacramento Kings with a hyperextended left knee.
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  • DeMarcus Cousins, reinstated after suspension, on playing vs. K…

    DeMarcus Cousins, reinstated after suspension, on playing vs. Knicks: ‘I don’t expect anything’

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    Stop me - oh, oh, oh, stop me - if you've heard this one before, but all is not splendid and calm in the world of DeMarcus Cousins. The Sacramento Kings center - whose most notable accomplishments this season have been arguing with a color commentat
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  • Bryant's Number Lately Has Been 30 a Night

    Bryant's Number Lately Has Been 30 a Night

    nytimes.com Dec 28, 2012
    Kobe Bryant, who reached 30,000 career points this season, has scored 30 points or more in 10 consecutive games.
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  • Doc Rivers pays Clippers championship-level compliment after 29…

    Doc Rivers pays Clippers championship-level compliment after 29-point blowout of Celtics

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    If you were watching Thursday night's NBA action on TNT, the late-running opener between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks - pushed to overtime thanks to this absurd, one-of-a-kind buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Darren Collison - meant that
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  • The Clippers Crush Defenseless Boston; Kevin Durant Tears Out D…

    The Clippers Crush Defenseless Boston; Kevin Durant Tears Out Dallas’ Heart

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    The Clippers have caught the momentum of an avalanche in this 15-game winning streak, and they’re apparently stopping for nobody, no matter their reputation. The Celtics are only six months removed from losing in heartbreaking fashion to Miami in the Ea
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  • Clippers drill Celtics, extend winning streak to 15

    Clippers drill Celtics, extend winning streak to 15

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    LOS ANGELES -- The 2007-08 Houston Rockets have become something of a cautionary tale in the NBA, a middling team that stood at 24-20 on Jan. 27, before they jumped into a kerosene bath. The searing Rockets embarked on a 22-game winning streak, an unfor…
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  • Blake Griffin Finishes Through Contact

    Blake Griffin Finishes Through Contact

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Chris Paul passes the rock to Blake Griffin who goes up for the layup and draws the foul.
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  • Jamal Crawford Cashes in a Long Three-Pointer

    Jamal Crawford Cashes in a Long Three-Pointer

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Caron Butler loses his balance and passes the rock to Jamal Crawford who knocks down the three-point jumper while being defended by Jason Terry.
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  • DeAndre Jordan Flies for the Alley-Oop Dunk

    DeAndre Jordan Flies for the Alley-Oop Dunk

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    DeAndre Jordan flies through the paint collecting a lob from Chris Paul to knock down the alley-oop dunk.
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  • Video - Pacers Win Fourth Straight 00:54

    Pacers Win Fourth Straight

    Dec 28
    George Hill scores 22 to lead Pacers to 97-91 win over Suns.
  • Video - Kings Hold Off Knicks In Wild Fashion 01:06

    Kings Hold Off Knicks In Wild Fashion

    Dec 28
    After surrendering 27-point lead, James Johnson's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifts Kings to 106-105 win over Knicks.
  • Video - Warriors Cruise Past 76ers 00:50

    Warriors Cruise Past 76ers

    Dec 28
    David Lee's double-double leads Warriors to their 10th win in 13 games.
  • Video - Lakers Bounce Back 01:05

    Lakers Bounce Back

    Dec 28
    Lakers follow up loss to Nuggets with 104-87 win over Blazers, their sixth win in seven games.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will expect immediate impact …

    Dec 28
    Brooklyn's next coach will have to deal with immediate pressure from owner Mikhail Prokhorov, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov says team 'capable of much more'

    Dec 28
    Brooklyn Nets owner and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov decided last week that he would fire head coach Avery Johnson. But he got a few days' worth of heli-skiing in British Columbia before pulling the trigger Thursday.
  • Miami Heat fire back at NBA for suspension of Dwyane Wade

    Dec 28
    The Miami Heat said Friday the franchise didn't agree with the one-game suspension given to Dwyane Wade for making contact with Charlotte's Ramon Sessions earlier this week.
  • Lee Jenkins: Clippers still streaking for now, but best is yet to come

    Dec 28
    LOS ANGELES -- The 2007-08 Houston Rockets have become something of a cautionary tale in the NBA, a middling team that stood at 24-20 on Jan. 27, before they jumped into a kerosene bath. The searing Rockets embarked on a 22-game winning streak, an unfor…