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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.Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share Tweet
DeAndre Jordan Denies Patrick PattersonDeAndre 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 onUpvote Share Tweet
Eric Bledsoe Lobs It To DeAndre JordanEric 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 (diUpvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Rooting for the Oppositionnytimes.com Jan 15, 2013An eighth grader from the Upper East Side with ties to Phoenix went to Section 15 to root for the Suns.Upvote Share Tweet
Mayor to present counteroffer for SacramentoSacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking his fight to keep the Kings in California's capital city to NBA owners.Upvote Share TweetSacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking his fight to keep the Kings in California's capital city to NBA owners.Upvote Share Tweet
5 Benches That Could Hold Back NBA Playoff ContendersWhat 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 MUpvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 15, 2013It'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…Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Durant Unleashes The Monster In The Desert; The Grizzlies Get ExposedIt’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 anUpvote Share TweetKevin 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.Upvote Share Tweet
An Open Letter to Sacramento Kings Fans From the Producers of Sonicsgategrantland.com Jan 15, 2013In 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Coast to Coast: Picking The All-StarsJan 15J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez on why upstart teams deserve more attention when it comes to selecting All-Stars.
Clippers Sneak Past Rockets, 117-109Jan 15Clippers pick up 30th win of the season.
Kobe Stepping Up On DJan 15Tim Legler discusses Mike D'Antoni's decision to have Kobe Bryant defend the Lakers' opponents' best perimeter player.
Lakers Roll To Second Straight WinJan 15Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant each score 31 points in Lakers' 104-88 win over Bucks.
Paul George, Deron Williams shine at home; Andrea Bargnani, Tim Duncan shi…Jan 15John Cregan looks at players with significant statistical splits at home versus on the road.
Ian Thomsen: Examining the coaching hot seat, more mailJan 15We'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 EatsJan 15Joe 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...