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The Pacers held the Heat to a season low as they rolled 87-77. With Paul George blossoming and the team's defense stifling, Indy earned its best win of the year, writes Ben Golliver.Upvote Share Tweet
Nikola Pekovic had 25 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko added 21 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Atlanta Hawks, 108-103, on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
NY Knicks start Carmelo Anthony needs to tune out opposing taunts from Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, othersnydailynews.com Updated Jan 8, 2013Carmelo Anthony needs to lose the rabbit ears, pronto. Anthony needs to keep making the Knicks a threat to the Miami Heat and start tuning out opponents.Upvote Share Tweet
James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future StarIf you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in HoustoUpvote Share Tweet
Gerald Green Hosts A Block PartyGerald Green hustles on the fast break and denies a shot attempt from Mario Chalmers in tonight’s matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat.Upvote Share Tweet
Ricky Rubio’s Behind the Back Pass Leads to Three-PointerOne of the NBA’s finest passers, Ricky Rubio, had an amazing behind the back dime to Derrick Williams who knocked down the three-point jumper in tonight’s matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks.Upvote Share TweetWASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall could be making his season debut Saturday for the Washington Wizards after months of rehabbing his injured left knee.Upvote Share Tweet
Suspended Rondo: Contact with ref incidentalESPN.com Updated Jan 8, 2013Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said Tuesday he was simply making a joke with referee Rodney Mott when he bumped him in Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.Upvote Share Tweet
Seeking help on glass, Heat work out AndersenESPN.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The Miami Heat took a key step toward addressing their rebounding problems Tuesday by working out free-agent veteran Chris Andersen at the team's practice facility, league sources confirmed.Upvote Share Tweet
The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Bradley Beal Sticks the Game-Winner Against OKCEach week Court Grip will bring you a prime basketball highlight made possible by having an edge — in skills, performance and technology. This week features NBA rookie Bradley Beal stopping on a dime and hitting two OKC defenders with a pump-fake, step-Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jan 8, 2013Rajon Rondo served a one-game suspension last night, because that's what Rajon Rondo does. The incident happened in the third quarter Saturday's win over Atlanta, when referee Rodney Mott whistled Rondo for a charge. Rondo freaked out a bit and approach…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jan 8, 2013Heading into Monday night, only one team had notched wins over both the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat and defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder this season - the bruising Memphis Grizzlies, owners of the NBA's fifth-best record.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Pierce Owns New York City; Kevin Durant One-Up’d By A RookieOn a night where we all tried to watch a BCS championship that got so bad — think Spike running over the Little Giants — that Brent Musburger needed a hall pass by the end of the first quarter because he was getting distracted by A.J. McCarron‘s girUpvote Share Tweet
George Leads Pacers Past HeatJan 8Paul George scores 29 points as Pacers top Heat for their 11th win in 14 games.
PTI Big Finish January 8thJan 8PTI runs down Tuesday's top stories.
Pekovic, Wolves Hold Off HawksJan 8Nikola Pekovic's double-double, 25 points and 18 boards, leads Timberwolves to 108-103 win over Hawks.
Heat Reaction: Miami Heat at Indiana PacersJan 8Quick takes at the buzzer on Heat-Pacers.
Ian Thomsen: LeBron poised to pull away in MVP race; more mailJan 8What would it take for LeBron James to NOT win the MVP award? You wrote recently that even though Chris Paul is the current leader, you still expect James to capture the honor at season's end. Would it take a Heat collapse for voters to honor the contri…
Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issuesJan 8We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.