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Pierce, Celtics down Lakers in Howard's return

Pierce, Celtics down Lakers in Howard's return

ESPN.com nba.com dimemag.com Updated Feb 7, 2013
Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the Lakers 116-95 on Thursday night in Dwight Howard's return for Los Angeles.
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  • Celtics' Garnett records 25,000th career point

    Celtics' Garnett records 25,000th career point

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Feb 7, 2013
    Celtics forward Kevin Garnett became only the 16th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 points during Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Specialist: Lakers' Gasol likely out 6-8 weeks

    Specialist: Lakers' Gasol likely out 6-8 weeks

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol is expected to be out a minimum of six to eight weeks with a tear in the plantar fascia of his right foot, the team announced.
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  • Chandler Parsons Wants The World To Know That Blake Griffin, Ba…

    Chandler Parsons Wants The World To Know That Blake Griffin, Ball Tapper, Tapped His Balls Last Month

    deadspin.com Feb 7, 2013
    The video above is from several weeks ago, when the Clippers played the Rockets in Houston, but it only now came to our attention because Chandler Parsons just tweeted it in our direction so we would see it: More »
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  • Watch the Creation of a Massive Blake Griffin Mural in Downtown…

    Watch the Creation of a Massive Blake Griffin Mural in Downtown L.A.

    dimemag.com Feb 7, 2013
    Over the course of a few days in January, a massive Blake Griffin Red Bull mural was raised in downtown L.A. just a short distance from the Staples Center. The mural is located at the corner of Olympic & Figueroa, and was hand-painted by a group of …
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  • The Clippers Could Be At Full Strength Sunday

    The Clippers Could Be At Full Strength Sunday

    This won’t come as a surprise but the Clippers without Chris Paul are a fine, if unspectacular Western Conference team. They’d make the playoffs but likely be bounced early without him - an exit befitting the team that lost to Toronto by 25, not the
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  • Dwight Howard Fires Back at Kobe Bryant: “He’s Not a Doctor”

    Dwight Howard Fires Back at Kobe Bryant: “He’s Not a Doctor”

    dimemag.com Feb 7, 2013
    ESPN got in front of Dwight Howard today after Lakers shootaround to ask him about Kobe Bryant‘s comments implying that Dwight needs to suck it up and play through his shoulder pain. Not surprisingly, Dwight’s not amused: The comments from Steve Nash
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  • Million Dollar Ballers “Goggles” Collection

    Million Dollar Ballers “Goggles” Collection

    dimemag.com Feb 7, 2013
    After hitting gold with their last couple of collections, Million Dollar Ballers might’ve outdone themselves again. Their latest collection honors the greatest frontcourt ever to strap on goggles: the Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and Kurt
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  • Durant, Thunder blow out road-weary Warriors

    Durant, Thunder blow out road-weary Warriors

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder throttled the travel-weary Golden State Warriors 119-98 Wednesday night to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly three weeks.
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  • Thunderstorm Warning

    Thunderstorm Warning

    CNNSI.com Feb 7, 2013
    The Thunder easily took down the Warriors 119-98 on Wednesday. The scary thing is Oklahoma City was sloppy, yet still rolled past an elite Western team, writes Rob Mahoney.
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  • Video - Garnett Reaches 25,000 Points In Celtics' Win 01:17

    Garnett Reaches 25,000 Points In Celtics' Win

    Feb 7
    Celtics win sixth straight.
  • Video - Rapid Fire with Dwane Casey 03:49

    Rapid Fire with Dwane Casey

    Feb 7
    Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on who will win the NBA title, who the league's best point guard is, and whether the Celtics and Lakers can contend with their current rosters.
  • Video - The New Bad Boys? 05:55

    The New Bad Boys?

    Feb 7
    Are the Pacers the new Bad Boys? And why they may be uniquely suited for beating the Heat in the playoffs. David Thorpe and Henry Abbott discuss.
  • Video - Howard: Kobe's Not A Doctor 01:06

    Howard: Kobe's Not A Doctor

    Feb 7
    Dwight Howard and Steve Nash discuss Kobe Bryant's comments urging Howard to play through pain.

Sports Columnists

  • Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors talking Carlos Boozer-Andrea Bargnani swap,…

    Feb 7
    The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have engaged in exploratory trade discussions on a deal that would swap the Bulls' Carlos Boozer for the Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
  • Ian Thomsen: For Chris Paul and the Clippers, it's title or bust

    Feb 7
    Chris Paul is a 27-year-old star with several prime years ahead of him. So why is he driving his Clippers as if he and they are running out of time?