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Howard aggravates right shoulder vs. Grizzlies Updated Jan 23, 2013
Dwight Howard re-aggravated the torn labrum in his right shoulder late in the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers' 106-93 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night and did not return to the game.
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  • A Howard Trade Rumor? The Nets' Lopez Has Heard It All Before Jan 23, 2013
    Brook Lopez, who was averaging 18.5 points and 7.4 rebounds coming into Wednesday, has been linked to a trade for Dwight Howard since December 2011.
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  • Lakers hold team meeting to air grievances Jan 23, 2013
    In order to move forward and turn around their disappointing season, the Los Angeles Lakers attempted to let go of their past frustrations with a team meeting Wednesday.
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  • Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Suns go hard at Starbucks Jan 23, 2013
    At this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…
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  • Lakers' Hill undergoes surgery on ailing left hip Jan 23, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill will undergo season-ending surgery on his left hip Wednesday, the team announced Tuesday after Hill received a second opinion on his injury in Nashville by Dr. Thomas Byrd.
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  • Forbes: Knicks most valuable team over Lakers Jan 23, 2013
    The New York Knicks have surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers as the most valuable team in the NBA, according to Forbes' annual study.
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  • Seattle’s Key Arena, much less potential ownership, has a lot of work to do before it can field an NBA team Jan 23, 2013
    This is not a Ball Don’t Lie endorsement of the Sacramento Kings’ move to Seattle, an idea that we’re all sick of even though it’s clear a properly run NBA team should be thriving in Seattle. The Maloof brothers deserve severe condemnation for the
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  • Handing out awards at NBA's midway point Jan 23, 2013
    With the 2012-13 season at the halfway mark,'s NBA writers make their picks for the league's top performers. The MVP and Coach of the Year races have produced the most disagreement at the top, while clear favorites have emerged for Rookie of the …
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  • Kevin Durant crosses then crushes Clippers to cap Thunder cruise in L.A. (VIDEO)

    Things seemed to be going well for the Los Angeles Clippers in the early going of their Tuesday night matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. I mean, not perfectly - All-World point guard and leader Chris Paul wasn't in the lineup, which, even if you lo
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  • Caron Butler's Block Takes Out Unsuspecting Ref Jan 23, 2013
    With first place in the West on the line, the Staples Center was as raucous as its been for a non-Lakers game in many, many, many years. (Many.) Caron Butler did his part, nearly forcing a turnover from Kevin Durant in the corner, and then sneaking in b…
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  • Assistant Majerle exits Suns amid coach change Jan 23, 2013
    After a shaky transfer of coaching power, the staggering Phoenix Suns headed for Sacramento with Lindsey Hunter in charge on the bench and without two of the team's highest-profile assistant coaches.
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  • Too Good To Believe: The NBA-best Thunder continue to get better despi… Jan 23, 2013
    The NBA-best Thunder continue to get better despite trading away James Harden this offseason. A 109-97 win over the Clippers on Tuesday was the latest proof, says Lee Jenkins.
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  • We Went There: Thunder-Clippers Jan 23, 2013
    Kevin Durant is now method branding. You may be familiar with this new "KD IS NOT NICE," or ("#KDISNOTNICE" for my Twitterati) Nike campaign. I can't ...
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  • Video - Grizzlies Hand Lakers Fourth Straight Defeat 01:20

    Grizzlies Hand Lakers Fourth Straight Defeat

    Jan 23
    Lakers lose Dwight Howard to injury.
  • Video - Big Fourth Quarter Lifts Suns Past Kings 00:57

    Big Fourth Quarter Lifts Suns Past Kings

    Jan 23
    Luis Scola leads Suns with 21 points.
  • Video - Warriors Sneak Past Thunder, 104-99 00:57

    Warriors Sneak Past Thunder, 104-99

    Jan 23
    Warriors win third straight.