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D'Antoni says Gasol will reclaim starting job

D'Antoni says Gasol will reclaim starting job

ESPN.com deadspin.com Updated Jan 15, 2013
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said that Pau Gasol will assume Earl Clark's spot in the starting lineup as soon as he returns from the concussion that has sidelined the star forward for the last five games.
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  • Crawford leads Paul-less Clippers past Rockets

    Crawford leads Paul-less Clippers past Rockets

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, including 12 straight to start the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers looked just fine without Chris Paul in a 117-109 win over the struggling Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
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  • DeAndre Jordan Denies Patrick Patterson

    DeAndre Jordan Denies Patrick Patterson

    dimemag.com Jan 15, 2013
    DeAndre Jordan hustles across the baseline and comes up with a huge block on Patrick Patterson’s shot attempt in tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.The post DeAndre Jordan Denies Patrick Patterson appeared first on
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  • Eric Bledsoe Lobs It To DeAndre Jordan

    Eric Bledsoe Lobs It To DeAndre Jordan

    dimemag.com Jan 15, 2013
    Eric Bledsoe picks off a pass and lobs the rock to DeAndre Jordan who throws down the alley-oop in tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.The post Eric Bledsoe Lobs It To DeAndre Jordan appeared first on Dime Magazine (di
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  • Section 15: Rooting for the Opposition

    Section 15: Rooting for the Opposition

    nytimes.com Jan 15, 2013
    An eighth grader from the Upper East Side with ties to Phoenix went to Section 15 to root for the Suns.
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  • Mayor to present counteroffer for Sacramento

    Mayor to present counteroffer for Sacramento

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking his fight to keep the Kings in California's capital city to NBA owners.
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  • Sacramento mayor to present counteroffer for Kings

    Sacramento mayor to present counteroffer for Kings

    nba.com CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking his fight to keep the Kings in California's capital city to NBA owners.
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  • 5 Benches That Could Hold Back NBA Playoff Contenders

    5 Benches That Could Hold Back NBA Playoff Contenders

    dimemag.com Jan 15, 2013
    What makes San Antonio so frustrating for opponents and fun to watch for us, the fans, is the parallel personnel magic GM R.C. Buford and coach Gregg Popovich seem to always have working. It’s twofold: The Spurs’ core of Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and M
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  • Kevin Durant Dunks All Over Marcin Gortat Because Kevin Durant …

    Kevin Durant Dunks All Over Marcin Gortat Because Kevin Durant Is A Cheat Code

    deadspin.com Jan 15, 2013
    It's really not fair that Kevin Durant can do stuff like this. His uncanny combination of size and shooting touch would be enough to carry him to a Hall of Fame career on its own. But Durant also has to possess the kind of sublime speed, strength, and l…
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  • Kevin Durant Unleashes The Monster In The Desert; The Grizzlies…

    Kevin Durant Unleashes The Monster In The Desert; The Grizzlies Get Exposed

    dimemag.com Jan 15, 2013
    It’s a good thing Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook didn’t get much help last night. Phoenix fans went to the arena expecting to see competitive basketball, not some bloodbath. Durant and Westbrook didn’t need any help, taking the Suns on 2-on-5 an
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  • Thunder first to 30 wins behind Durant's 41

    Thunder first to 30 wins behind Durant's 41

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Kevin Durant scored 27 of his 41 points in the second half and the Oklahoma City Thunder became the NBA's first 30-game winner of the season with a 102-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.
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  • An Open Letter to Sacramento Kings Fans From the Producers of S…

    An Open Letter to Sacramento Kings Fans From the Producers of Sonicsgate

    grantland.com Jan 15, 2013
    In 2009, five journalists and filmmakers in Seattle got together to make Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team, a documentary film that told the story of how...
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  • Video - Coast to Coast: Picking The All-Stars 05:38

    Coast to Coast: Picking The All-Stars

    Jan 15
    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez on why upstart teams deserve more attention when it comes to selecting All-Stars.
  • Video - Clippers Sneak Past Rockets, 117-109 01:07

    Clippers Sneak Past Rockets, 117-109

    Jan 15
    Clippers pick up 30th win of the season.
  • Video - Kobe Stepping Up On D 00:47

    Kobe Stepping Up On D

    Jan 15
    Tim Legler discusses Mike D'Antoni's decision to have Kobe Bryant defend the Lakers' opponents' best perimeter player.
  • Video - Lakers Roll To Second Straight Win 01:01

    Lakers Roll To Second Straight Win

    Jan 15
    Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant each score 31 points in Lakers' 104-88 win over Bucks.

Sports Columnists

  • Paul George, Deron Williams shine at home; Andrea Bargnani, Tim Duncan shi…

    Jan 15
    John Cregan looks at players with significant statistical splits at home versus on the road.
  • Ian Thomsen: Examining the coaching hot seat, more mail

    Jan 15
    We've already seen three coaches lose their jobs this season: Mike Brown, Avery Johnson and Scott Skiles. With the midway point of the season approaching, which other coaches should be fearing for their futures? -- Thomas Detweiler, Philadelphia
  • Grantland Channel Presents: House Eats

    Jan 15
    Joe House and I became friends for two reasons: eating and basketball. When we went to school together at the College of the Holy Cross, we would play...