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LeBron youngest to score 20K Updated Jan 16, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- LeBron James has become the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.
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  • Warriors' Curry sprains ankle, sits against Heat Jan 16, 2013
    Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will not play against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night after spraining his twice surgically repaired right ankle.
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  • Lakers' Gasol to return for matchup with Heat Jan 16, 2013
    Pau Gasol has spent far too much of the past 10 days in dark rooms with no distractions. He's eager to get back under the NBA's bright lights as the Los Angeles Lakers try to get it together in time for a playoff run.
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  • Dwyane Wade wears ‘Cat in the Hat’ socks to Miami Heat practice (PHOTO) Jan 16, 2013
    Back in August, before he had ever played an NBA game, Golden State Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes appeared before schoolchildren in Ames, Iowa decked out in full 'Cat in the Hat' garb. It was cool, it was creepy, and it was a cool offseason diversion …
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  • The Top 10 NBA MVP Candidates, Vol. 4 Jan 16, 2013
    The 2013 NBA MVP race is heating up as we approach the middle of the season. Since our last ladder, the Clippers have been streaking, and Chris Paul has made a significant case for himself as the frontrunner for the award. While LeBron and Kevin Durant …
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  • Blake Griffin Huge Breakaway Dunk on the Houston Rockets (Video) Jan 16, 2013
    Did you catch this huge Blake Griffin breakaway dunk on the Houston Rockets last night? Just brutal. To quote on of the Dime Crew when he saw this, “This isn’t even human!” Check it out here: And check out more Blake Griffin dunks and news. For brea
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  • Clippers' Paul endures heat of championship expectations Jan 16, 2013
    No one will forget the toll championship expectations extracted from LeBron James, the most physically gifted and skilled player the league has known and the player with the highest basketball IQ playing today.
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  • Searching For Answers Jan 16, 2013
    This isn't how Miami expected its title defense to go. Defense has been a concern. So has focus, writes Chris Mannix. Yet the Heat still lead the East. Is there real reason for concern?
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  • Michael Beasley stares down the rim after a missed free throw, because ‘those gremlins are always messing with [him]‘ Jan 16, 2013
    For the fourth straight season, following what was a respectable rookie year offensively, Michael Beasley’s game has declined. Signed to a free agent contract by the Phoenix Suns last summer in order to sop up minutes and help prop up the Suns’ Steve
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  • Ty Lawson Beats The Rookie Of The Year Front-Runner; Hoosiers Lose Jan 16, 2013
    Even after Chris Paul’s right kneecap conspired to scratch Tuesday’s most intriguing point-guard matchup from the schedule - CP3 and the Clippers facing Jeremy Lin and the Rockets - the NBA still delivered a gem by giving us Ty Lawson versus Damia
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  • Kobe, Howard score 31 each as Lakers romp Jan 16, 2013
    Dwight Howard had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Kobe Bryant also scored 31 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88 Tuesday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid.
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  • Different Point Of Attack Jan 16, 2013
    Chris Paul sat out, but the Clippers rolled again in a 117-109 win over the Rockets. Ben Golliver examines L.A.'s decisive run, Grant Hill's cameo and Blake Griffin's latest highlight.
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  • Video - LeBron's 5,000th Assist 00:10

    LeBron's 5,000th Assist

    Jan 16
    LeBron James finds Dwyane Wade for his 5,000th career assist.
  • Video - Wade Alley-oop To LeBron 00:08

    Wade Alley-oop To LeBron

    Jan 16
    Dwyane Wade alley-oop to LeBron James who finishes with the dunk.
  • Video - THTV: Stephen Curry 04:41

    THTV: Stephen Curry

    Jan 16
    Golden State guard Steph Curry says the Warriors are for real, discusses the W's surprising defense and talks about what an All-Star selection would mean to him and the team.
  • Video - Kings Survive In Final Seconds 01:01

    Kings Survive In Final Seconds

    Jan 16
    John Salmons, Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins all scored 21 points to help the Kings edge the Wizards.