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Parker, Spurs send Lakers to fifth straight loss

Parker, Spurs send Lakers to fifth straight loss

ESPN.com Updated Jan 9, 2013
Tony Parker scored 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed the slumping Los Angeles Lakers their fifth straight loss with a 108-105 victory Wednesday night.
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  • Sullinger's 16 boards power Celtics past Suns

    Sullinger's 16 boards power Celtics past Suns

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Jeff Green scored 14 points, rookie Jared Sullinger added 12 points and a career-best 16 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics recovered from a dreadful third quarter with a big rally to start the fourth and held off the slumping Phoenix Suns 87-79.
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  • Report: Seattle investor looking to buy Kings

    Report: Seattle investor looking to buy Kings

    People with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday that investor Chris Hansen has contacted the Maloof family about buying the Sacramento Kings.
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  • That Kings-To-Seattle Deal Might Not Be So Finalized After All

    That Kings-To-Seattle Deal Might Not Be So Finalized After All

    deadspin.com Jan 9, 2013
    Basketball's return to Seattle seems to have hit an unexpected snag at the 11th hour. Here's Adrian Wojnarowski describing just how close to done the sale of the Sacramento Kings was a few hours ago: More »
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  • The 5 Teammates & Coaches Who Owe Steve Nash The Most

    The 5 Teammates & Coaches Who Owe Steve Nash The Most

    dimemag.com Jan 9, 2013
    Steve Nash became just the fifth player to record 10,000 assists last night, even as his disappointing Lakers team got manhandled by Houston’s backcourt of James Harden and Jeremy Lin. But Nash has always been all about the team and making other guys be
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  • Phil Jackson has ‘no intention’ of ever coaching again, accordi…

    Phil Jackson has ‘no intention’ of ever coaching again, according to report

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    When the Los Angeles Lakers decided to fire Mike Brown, the name at the top of most fans' coaching wish lists was Phil Jackson. This makes sense, as Jackson led the Lakers to five NBA championships between 1999 and 2011. When the Brooklyn Nets decided t…
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  • Steve Nash hits Metta World Peace with uncredited armpit-towel …

    Steve Nash hits Metta World Peace with uncredited armpit-towel assist during Lakers/Rockets (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Jan 9, 2013
    Pretty harsh, Houston Rockets scorekeepers. The tape clearly shows that after Steve Nash passed off his pit-stunk towel to Metta World Peace, the Los Angeles Lakers forward went right up with it and connected. No dribbling, no stutter-steps, no hesitati…
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  • Rockets mascot Clutch slams cake in face of ‘Laker fan’ during …

    Rockets mascot Clutch slams cake in face of ‘Laker fan’ during big Houston win (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    As I watched the Houston Rockets cut through the Los Angeles Lakers like a chainsaw through a stuffed animal during the third quarter of Tuesday night's matchup, I found myself wondering: If I was a Laker fan, how would I describe this? Like, if I had t…
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  • Nash mulls Lakers' struggles on milestone night

    Nash mulls Lakers' struggles on milestone night

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Steve Nash became just the fifth player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career assists Tuesday, reaching the milestone late in the first half against the Houston Rockets.
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  • Why Nikola Vucevic Could Be the Next Marc Gasol

    Why Nikola Vucevic Could Be the Next Marc Gasol

    grantland.com Jan 9, 2013
    It's been nearly five years since the Memphis Grizzlies sent Pau Gasol to the L.A. Lakers in what was one of the more vilified deals in NBA history. I...
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  • Video - Celtics Top Struggling Suns 01:07

    Celtics Top Struggling Suns

    Jan 9
    Jeff Green had 14 points and a highlight reel dunk in the Celtics' 87-79 win.
  • Video - Spurs Hold Off Lakers, 108-105 01:12

    Spurs Hold Off Lakers, 108-105

    Jan 9
    Lakers lose fifth straight.
  • Video - LA Hot Button: Dwight Howard 02:08

    LA Hot Button: Dwight Howard

    Jan 9
    ESPNLA Now host Mark Willard answers the hot question: Will Dwight Howard be a Laker next year?
  • Video - Grizzlies Claw Past Warriors, 94-87 00:51

    Grizzlies Claw Past Warriors, 94-87

    Jan 9
    Rudy Gay helps push Grizzlies past Warriors.

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    Jan 9
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    Jan 9
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