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L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is Over

L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is Over

dimemag.com Updated Feb 11, 2013
Most nights when the home team gets run out of the gym, the arena is unusually quiet. Not last night in Philly. While the Clippers were busy laying a 17-point beatdown on the Sixers, the crowd was halfway in-between incensed and amazed. It really began …
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  • Blake Griffin Switches Hands Mid-Dunk

    Blake Griffin Switches Hands Mid-Dunk

    deadspin.com Feb 11, 2013
    This is reminiscent of (but not nearly as pretty as) Michael Jordan switching hands in Game 2 of the 1991 Finals against the Lakers. It's not as fluid and obvious as Jordan, but that same hesitation is there and, anyway, Griffin's game has never been ab…
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  • Clippers close out road trip with rout of Sixers

    Clippers close out road trip with rout of Sixers

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 107-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
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  • Howard (shoulder) wants to play All-Star Game

    Howard (shoulder) wants to play All-Star Game

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Dwight Howard said he intends to play in this weekend's All-Star Game as long as he doesn't aggravate the torn labrum in his right shoulder during the Los Angeles Lakers' final two games before the break.
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  • Warriors unveil 'first modern short-sleeve jersey'

    Warriors unveil 'first modern short-sleeve jersey'

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    The Golden State Warriors have unveiled plans to wear the NBA's "first modern short-sleeve jersey" for three of their remaining home games this season.
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  • Kobe chides fan for homophobic Twitter insult

    Kobe chides fan for homophobic Twitter insult

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Feb 11, 2013
    Kobe Bryant admonished one of his Twitter followers for using a homophobic insult toward another fan of the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar guard.
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  • Warriors to debut tight yellow alternate jerseys with sleeves a…

    Warriors to debut tight yellow alternate jerseys with sleeves against Spurs on Feb. 22 (PHOTOS)

    yahoo.com Feb 11, 2013
    Hey, do you like "breakthrough innovation?" How about tight short-sleeved shirts? If you answered "yes" to both, then the Golden State Warriors and adidas have a treat for you. Show 'em, Harrison Barnes: That right there is a new jer…
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  • The Golden State Warriors' New Alternate Jersey Has Sleeves, Fo…

    The Golden State Warriors' New Alternate Jersey Has Sleeves, For Some Reason

    deadspin.com dimemag.com Feb 11, 2013
    The Golden State Warriors today debuted a new alternate jersey that they're calling "revolutionary," "innovative," and "profound." More »
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  • Lil Wayne Says He Was Kicked Out Of The Lakers-Heat Game, Possi…

    Lil Wayne Says He Was Kicked Out Of The Lakers-Heat Game, Possibly For Threatening Another Fan

    deadspin.com Feb 11, 2013
    Maybe Lil Wayne should just stop going to live sporting events. First, there was that whole kerfuffle about him not being able to attend a Thunder game, which brought accusations of racism. Then he had a strange meltdown at the DirectTV Celebrity Beach …
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  • Focused On The Greater Good

    Focused On The Greater Good

    CNNSI.com Feb 11, 2013
    For years, Jamal Crawford was the face of futility. But the once reluctant sixth man has accepted his role and made himself into a crucial piece for a winning team, says Chris Mannix.
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  • Dwyane Wade Crushes A Reverse Dunk Around Dwight Howard

    Dwyane Wade Crushes A Reverse Dunk Around Dwight Howard

    dimemag.com Feb 11, 2013
    In Miami’s beatdown of the Lakers yesterday afternoon, Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and made 12 of 18 shots. But amidst the LeBron/Kobe worship, it feels like no one noticed. Wade also contributed on some of the best highlights, including this reverse j
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  • LeBron Runs Through L.A.; Paul Pierce Won’t Let Boston Lose

    LeBron Runs Through L.A.; Paul Pierce Won’t Let Boston Lose

    dimemag.com Feb 11, 2013
    LeBron James is becoming his own hyperbole, his game better than anything performed at the Grammys on Sunday night. The real show has become what King James is doing every game, so fine tuned is his game right now with his fifth 30-point and 60-percent …
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  • Thomas scores 17 in 4th as Kings drop Rockets

    Thomas scores 17 in 4th as Kings drop Rockets

    ESPN.com Feb 11, 2013
    Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and John Salmons also had 23 points to help rally the Sacramento Kings to a 117-111 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
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  • L.A. Clippers exploit NY Knicks defensive problems, lack of sco…

    L.A. Clippers exploit NY Knicks defensive problems, lack of scoring outside Carmelo Anthony

    nydailynews.com Feb 11, 2013
    The Knicks have laid waste to the middling teams on their schedule, but they have struggled against the better ones. It is a troubling trend that will plague them down the line.
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  • Video - Blake Griffin Switches Hands On Huge Slam 00:36

    Blake Griffin Switches Hands On Huge Slam

    Feb 11
    Dunk Of The Night: Blake Griffin switches hands in midair as he finishes with a hard one-handed slam on Spencer Hawes.
  • Video - High-Flying Clippers Top 76ers 01:43

    High-Flying Clippers Top 76ers

    Feb 11
    Blake Griffin thrilled the crowd with another highlight reel dunk and Chris Paul had 21 points, 11 assists and 5 steals to guide the Clippers past the 76ers.
  • Video - Kobe Scolds Fan On Twitter 03:24

    Kobe Scolds Fan On Twitter

    Feb 11
    ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne shares her thoughts on Kobe Bryant reprimanding one of his Twitter followers for using a homophobic insult toward another fan.
  • Video - Warriors Unveil Short-Sleeve Jerseys 01:05

    Warriors Unveil Short-Sleeve Jerseys

    Feb 11
    PTI debates the Warriors' new short-sleeve jerseys.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Celtics continue post-Rondo surge, top Nuggets in 3OT

    Feb 11
    BOSTON -- The NBA's two hottest teams generated arguably the best game of the season Sunday night, and here's why: The Celtics and the Nuggets were both trying to play fast, both trying to share the ball and both trying to prove at each other's expense …