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James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron …

James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star

dimemag.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in Housto
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  • Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tear

    Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tear

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard attempted to downplay the severity of his shoulder injury Tuesday, claiming that his labrum is not torn -- contrary to what the team had announced a day earlier.
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  • Clippers' Hill practices, could play against Mavs

    Clippers' Hill practices, could play against Mavs

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill went through a full practice for the first time in nearly three months Tuesday and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
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  • Al Jefferson Says He Isn’t Distracted By Upcoming Free Agency

    Al Jefferson Says He Isn’t Distracted By Upcoming Free Agency

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    While things are getting dicey in Los Angeles because the Lakers will rely on D-League call-ups and 10-day contracts to get them through the next few weeks, it’s the opposite in Utah. It has been all season. Before the year began, I noted that Utah’s
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  • Report: Grizzlies, Suns talk potential deal for Gay

    Report: Grizzlies, Suns talk potential deal for Gay

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    Report: Grizzlies, Suns talk potential deal for Gay
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  • 5-on-5: Problems mounting for Lakers

    5-on-5: Problems mounting for Lakers

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Our panel breaks down the Lakers' uncertain future.
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  • Scott Skiles, Milwaukee Bucks agree to ‘part ways’ effective im…

    Scott Skiles, Milwaukee Bucks agree to ‘part ways’ effective immediately

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 2013
    When the Milwaukee Bucks take the court to face the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, they'll do so without Scott Skiles on the bench for the first time in four-plus seasons. The notoriously hard-nosed defensive coach and the team he's led since 2008 reach…
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  • Cousins puts up 10 points as Kings fall to Grizz 113-81

    Cousins puts up 10 points as Kings fall to Grizz 113-81

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    Cousins puts up 10 points as Kings fall to Grizz 113-81
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  • 'I'm An Emotional Guy'

    'I'm An Emotional Guy'

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    Talent-wise, few compare with DeMarcus Cousins. But his behavior is starting to overshadow his skill. He sat down with Chris Mannix to discuss his reputation, Sacramento and more.
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  • Video - Bucks Win Boylan's Debut 01:05

    Bucks Win Boylan's Debut

    Jan 8
    Brandon Jennings scores 29 points to lead Bucks to 108-99 win over Suns in coach Jim Boylan's debut.
  • Video - Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112 00:57

    Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112

    Jan 8
    Rockets win fifth straight.
  • Video - The Lakers Opera 00:55

    The Lakers Opera

    Jan 8
    Henry Abbott on the Lakers and their ever-decreasing chances of making the playoffs.
  • Video - Coast to Coast: Big Disappointments 05:36

    Coast to Coast: Big Disappointments

    Jan 8
    J.A. Adande and Isreal Gutierrez debate whether the Celtics or Lakers are the bigger disappointment this season.

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    Jan 8
    Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Pacers.
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    Jan 8
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  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Jan 8
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.