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Jefferson powers Jazz but hurts back late

Jefferson powers Jazz but hurts back late

ESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
Al Jefferson scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to an 87-81 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
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  • Smith key late as Hawks knock off Nuggets

    Smith key late as Hawks knock off Nuggets

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    Josh Smith's steal, jam and free throw with 31 seconds remaining extended Atlanta's lead and the Hawks held on to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-104 on Wednesday night.
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  • Smith's buzzer-beater lifts Knicks past Bobcats

    Smith's buzzer-beater lifts Knicks past Bobcats

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    J.R. Smith hit a fallaway jumper from the left wing as time expired to give the New York Knicks a 100-98 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
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  • Carmelo cuts finger diving for ball in Knicks' win

    Carmelo cuts finger diving for ball in Knicks' win

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony suffered a laceration on his left middle finger in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats, according to MSG.
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  • NY Knicks will get best shot from LeBron James and defending NB…

    NY Knicks will get best shot from LeBron James and defending NBA champion Miami Heat

    nydailynews.com Dec 5, 2012
    Everything is stacked against the Knicks on Thursday night, which makes it an even better setting if Mike Woodson’s team can get out of Miami with a win over the defending champs.
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  • Bobcats' Kidd-Gilchrist, Blazers' Lillard named Rookies of Mont…

    Bobcats' Kidd-Gilchrist, Blazers' Lillard named Rookies of Month

    nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    NEW YORK -- The Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in October/November.
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  • Heat's James, Thunder's Durant take monthly honors

    Heat's James, Thunder's Durant take monthly honors

    nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    NEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in October/November.
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  • Brooklyn Nets’ Gerald Wallace fined $5K for flops against Knick…

    Brooklyn Nets’ Gerald Wallace fined $5K for flops against Knicks, Heat (VIDEOS)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for committing his second violation of the league's anti-flopping rules, the league announced Wednesday. He is the second NBA player to receive a flopping fine this season, foll…
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  • 5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers

    5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    5-on-5: Breaking down the four teams heading into ESPN's doubleheader
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  • Drunk On Victory, Local DC Sports Reporter Loses His Mind After…

    Drunk On Victory, Local DC Sports Reporter Loses His Mind After A Wizards Win

    deadspin.com Dec 5, 2012
    The lowly Wizards beat the Miami Heat in a real-life basketball game last night. It was a nice moment for one of the most awful teams in the league, but for local DC sports reporter Michael Jenkins, it was so much more. A deliriously giddy Jenkins, who …
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  • Wizards win ‘on the road at home’ over Heat, 105-101, as RGIII …

    Wizards win ‘on the road at home’ over Heat, 105-101, as RGIII looks on

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    We swear, we won't do a special post every time the Washington Wizards win a game, but considering Tuesday night's four-point triumph was just their second in 15 tries and that it came over the defending NBA champion Miami Heat, a bit of acknowledgement…
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  • LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has …

    LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has A Terrible New Team Name

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    LeBron James dropped a ridiculous triple-double last night (26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) but no one’s going to remember him carving up the Wizards. They’ll remember that with about 20 seconds left, he missed a wide-open wing triple that could”
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  • Chris Brody Was Right: The Wizards Beat the Heat

    Chris Brody Was Right: The Wizards Beat the Heat

    grantland.com Dec 5, 2012
    A couple of weeks ago on Homeland, the often neglected Chris Brody told his surrogate father, Magic Mike, that the Wizards were beating the Heat. It s...
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  • About Last Night: Break Up the Wizards!

    About Last Night: Break Up the Wizards!

    grantland.com Dec 5, 2012
    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: LeBron James posted a triple-double, but Jordan Crawford...
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  • Video - Hawks Knock Off Nuggets, 108-104 01:12

    Hawks Knock Off Nuggets, 108-104

    Dec 5
    Hawks sneak past Nuggets.
  • Video - Smith's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Knicks Past Bobcats 01:16

    Smith's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Knicks Past Bobcats

    Dec 5
    Knicks come back to top Bobcats.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
  • Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pick

    Dec 5
    Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is the early favorite to win Rookie of the Year, and yet it was only six years ago that he remembers a decisive conversation with a high school coach that ended sadly.