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Stephen Curry Was Out Of His Mind Tonight

Stephen Curry Was Out Of His Mind Tonight

deadspin.com nytimes.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 27, 2013
Curry had 38 points and two filthy crossovers last night and he went and topped himself tonight. In 48 minutes on a quick turnaround, Curry finished with 54 points and shot 11-13 from behind the arc. The Knicks won 109-105, but it felt like they were fi…
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  • Suns snap Spurs' 18-game home streak in OT

    Suns snap Spurs' 18-game home streak in OT

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    Jermaine O'Neal had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns beat San Antonio 105-101 in overtime Wednesday night to snap the Spurs' 18-game home winning streak.
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  • Lakers embrace postseason chase as 'fun'

    Lakers embrace postseason chase as 'fun'

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    Steve Nash and Dwight Howard infamously appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated's NBA season preview issue in October, accompanied by the headline, "Now this is going to be fun."
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  • Hibbert, Lee suspended after Warriors-Pacers fight

    Hibbert, Lee suspended after Warriors-Pacers fight

    Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Warriors forward David Lee have each been suspended a game without pay for starting an altercation during their game that drifted into the courtside seats.
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  • GM: Buss' health was factor in Brown's firing

    GM: Buss' health was factor in Brown's firing

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    The decision to fire Mike Brown just five games into the season was swift and bold, even for the Los Angeles Lakers. As it turns out, they had extra motivation.
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  • Rasheed Wallace needs surgery on left foot, likely out for seas…

    Rasheed Wallace needs surgery on left foot, likely out for season, possibly out forever

    yahoo.com Feb 27, 2013
    Rasheed Wallace hasn't suited up for the New York Knicks since Dec. 13, 2012, when he scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in 12 minutes of play in a 116-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. And now, it looks like he might not wear the orange …
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  • The Phoenix Suns have the most expensive beer in the NBA, weird…

    The Phoenix Suns have the most expensive beer in the NBA, weirdly, while Spurs and Thunder brew the cheapest

    yahoo.com Feb 27, 2013
    At 19-39, tied for last in the Western conference and on their way toward a third straight postseason-less season, the Phoenix Suns would seem to be in line to give their fans a break. Something to help the team escape its Michael Beasley-rich experienc…
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  • Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft: The 5 Best Fits For Sacramento

    Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft: The 5 Best Fits For Sacramento

    dimemag.com Feb 27, 2013
    Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and
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  • Tyreke Evans Tries To Troll Dwyane Wade, Embarrasses Himself In…

    Tyreke Evans Tries To Troll Dwyane Wade, Embarrasses Himself Instead

    deadspin.com Feb 27, 2013
    In a game that nobody expected to be as entertaining as it was, the Miami Heat pulled out a 141-129 double-overtime victory against the Sacramento Kings last night. The Kings should be proud of how well they hung with the Heat before getting demolished …
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  • Finally, a poem made from Metta World Peace’s postgame quotes

    Finally, a poem made from Metta World Peace’s postgame quotes

    yahoo.com Feb 27, 2013
    Compared to superstar teammates Kobe Bryant (who's spoken and typed loudly, publicly and often) and Dwight Howard (who's also spoken loudly, including, allegedly, in private), it's been a relatively quiet season for Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta Worl…
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  • Give and Go: Which team is the East's second-best?

    Give and Go: Which team is the East's second-best?

    CNNSI.com Feb 27, 2013
    Give and Go: Which team is the East's second-best?
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  • Why Chris Paul Is Still Underrated

    Why Chris Paul Is Still Underrated

    dimemag.com Feb 27, 2013
    Every once in a while we’re allowed to see greatness. Every NBA generation that comes along has its own niche and role, and always a select few special enough to be considered great players. Sometimes greatness isn’t acknowledged. Sometimes it simply
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  • Tyreke Evans tries trolling with late-game steal in 2OT loss to…

    Tyreke Evans tries trolling with late-game steal in 2OT loss to Heat, but it goes awry (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 27, 2013
    On one hand, you can understand this a little bit. The clock's ticking down on an incredibly hard-fought game - the kind of game the Sacramento Kings basically never win and the Miami Heat basically always win - and Tyreke Evans hast just spent the la
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  • Slam Dunk Death Match: Blake Griffin Vs. Himself

    Slam Dunk Death Match: Blake Griffin Vs. Himself

    dimemag.com Feb 27, 2013
    We easily could have put together a Slam Dunk Death Match for Monday’s rout of the Lakers by the Nuggets, a game with 78 points in the paint for Denver for a reason. Understanding we missed a golden opportunity, it was great to see Blake Griffin and the
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  • Chris Paul hits Blake Griffin for 70-foot alley-oop in Clippers…

    Chris Paul hits Blake Griffin for 70-foot alley-oop in Clippers win over Bobcats (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    Charlotte Bobcats big man Byron Mullens likes to shoot. He takes more than 14 shots per 36 minutes of playing time, despite the fact that he only makes about 39 percent of them. Specifically, he likes to shoot from outside - nearly 40 percent of the 7-f
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  • Warriors & Pacers Brawl Spills Into The Stands; LeBron Goes…

    Warriors & Pacers Brawl Spills Into The Stands; LeBron Goes Absolutely Crazy

    dimemag.com Feb 27, 2013
    It wasn’t exactly reaching Malice at the Palace levels, but the brawl that spilled into the stands last night during Indiana’s 108-97 win over the Warriors will certainly result in some special spankings from the league office. And you’re never gonn
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  • Gortat clutch as Suns outlast Wolves in OT

    Gortat clutch as Suns outlast Wolves in OT

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    Marcin Gortat hit big shots at the end of regulation and overtime, helping the Phoenix Suns end a three-game losing streak with an 84-83 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
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  • Video - Curry Drops 54 Points In Loss To Knicks 03:23

    Curry Drops 54 Points In Loss To Knicks

    Feb 27
    Highlight Of The Night: Despite an NBA season-high 54 points from Stephen Curry, Knicks hold on for the 109-105 win.
  • Video - Salmons, Kings Rout Magic 01:05

    Salmons, Kings Rout Magic

    Feb 27
    The Kings had seven players in double figures as they dispatched the Magic, 125-101.
  • Video - How To Handle Hibbert 01:42

    How To Handle Hibbert

    Feb 27
    Mike Tyson demonstrates how Stephen Curry should have handled Roy Hibbert.
  • Video - Pacers And Warriors Fight 01:08

    Pacers And Warriors Fight

    Feb 27
    Roy Hibbert was ejected and four other player received technicals after a skirmish between the Pacers and Warriors.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: Could humility be delaying Derrick Rose's comeback?

    Feb 27
    At the 2008 Final Four in San Antonio, Derrick Rose was asked if he would enter the upcoming NBA draft, a reasonable question considering Pat Riley was among the many executives who had come to the Alamadome with the sole purpose of scouting him. Instea…
  • Ian Thomsen: LaMarcus Aldridge finally emerging as leader in Portland

    Feb 27
    LaMarcus Aldridge was bracing himself for the issues that have beset his Trail Blazers recently.
  • The Sports Guy spends a week with Mike Tyson

    Feb 27
    On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.