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D-Will, Nets bounce back, knock off Hawks

D-Will, Nets bounce back, knock off Hawks

ESPN.com nba.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
Deron Williams scored 24 points, making four free throws in the final 43.4 seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-89 on Friday night to earn a split of a home-and-home series.
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  • Bobcats snap five-game skid behind Walker

    Bobcats snap five-game skid behind Walker

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Kemba Walker had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Gerald Henderson added 17 points as the Charlotte Bobcats snapped a five-game losing streak with a 106-100 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
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  • Horford out with leg injury vs. Brooklyn

    Horford out with leg injury vs. Brooklyn

    nba.com Jan 18, 2013
    Al Horford was not in the Atlanta starting lineup against Brooklyn because of leg pain, and Hawks coach Larry Drew was unsure if or how much his center would play.
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  • The Celtics’ All-Stars plan on neither broing down nor throwing…

    The Celtics’ All-Stars plan on neither broing down nor throwing down during All-Star Weekend

    yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    As Eric Freeman related Thursday night, the starting fives for the Eastern and Western Conference teams in next month's 2013 NBA All-Star Game have been announced, and basketball fans around the world decided that they wanted to see a starting Eastern b…
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  • Why Kevin Durant Is Better At Taking The Last Shot Than LeBron

    Why Kevin Durant Is Better At Taking The Last Shot Than LeBron

    dimemag.com Jan 18, 2013
    LeBron James and the Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the Staples Center last night, 99-90. LeBron had 39 points after shooting a hyper-efficient 17 for 25 from the field. The Heat have struggled this season, but James has not, shooting 55 percen…
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  • Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascent

    Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascent

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    Three teams out West have set themselves apart. But don't forget about Andre Iguodala and the Nuggets. Close to unbeatable at home, Denver is one of this week's biggest risers.
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  • This Airballed Free Throw Is Why The Lakers Are Vulnerable To H…

    This Airballed Free Throw Is Why The Lakers Are Vulnerable To Hack-A-Dwight

    deadspin.com Jan 18, 2013
    Dwight Howard went to the line 13 times last night, more than twice as often as the rest of the Lakers' starters combined. He went just 5-for-13, with his final two attempts coming with under two minutes remaining and a chance to tie the game. This was …
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  • LeBron James does everything in Heat win over Lakers (VIDEO)

    LeBron James does everything in Heat win over Lakers (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    It wasn't just the season-high point total; it was how he got them, by making 17 of his 25 shots, including a perfect 15 for 15 in the restricted area. LeBron James set up shop in that little semi-circle throughout the Miami Heat's Thursday night road w…
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  • All That Glitters: A closing 9-0 Miami run sealed a 99-90 win o…

    All That Glitters: A closing 9-0 Miami run sealed a 99-90 win over L…

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    A closing 9-0 Miami run sealed a 99-90 win over L.A. The Lakers fought hard, but LeBron James may have just ignited another championship run for the Heat, writes Lee Jenkins.
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  • Gasol returns from concussion, but Lakers fall to Heat

    Gasol returns from concussion, but Lakers fall to Heat

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    Gasol returns from concussion, but Lakers fall to Heat
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  • Miami Wins An Instant Classic Against The Lakers ; Iman Shumper…

    Miami Wins An Instant Classic Against The Lakers ; Iman Shumpert Gives The Knicks A Boost In London

    dimemag.com Jan 18, 2013
    Lakers-Heat was Hollywood at its finest. The Heat’s 99-90 win had leading men, a duel as its storyline and a big budget (the Lakers’ payroll). Generally in a big game like Miami-Lakers the question after the game becomes was Team X that impressive or
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  • Boston Grasps Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory; The Lakers Figur…

    Boston Grasps Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory; The Lakers Figure Out How To Play Together

    dimemag.com Jan 18, 2013
    Each time we checked in with the Hawks vs. Celtics it was like watching a different game. In the first half the Celtics were on cruise control and it almost looked as if Tommy Heinsohn could have stepped in because of Boston’s 27-point lead. Atlanta was
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  • Video - Bobcats Snap Five-Game Skid 01:16

    Bobcats Snap Five-Game Skid

    Jan 18
    Kemba Walker leads Bobcats with 25 points.
  • Video - Nets Split Home-And-Home With Hawks 00:57

    Nets Split Home-And-Home With Hawks

    Jan 18
    Deron Williams scores 24 points in Nets' 94-89 win over Hawks.
  • Video - Good Teammate, Bad Opponent 02:46

    Good Teammate, Bad Opponent

    Jan 18
    Michael Wilbon and Bill Simmons draft their good teammate, bad opponent teams.
  • Video - Should The Lakers Be Encouraged? 05:56

    Should The Lakers Be Encouraged?

    Jan 18
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether the Lakers should be encouraged after a close loss to the Heat.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Hard to blame departed Gentry for Suns' woes

    Jan 18
    The Suns came to terms Friday with coach Alvin Gentry on his midseason departure. A friend of Gentry's said the coach had anticipated he would be fired at the end of the season, which is shaping up to be the Suns' worst since they went 16-66 in their ex…
  • Ian Thomsen: Conley grows into Grizzlies leader after learning hard lesson…

    Jan 18
    These are hazardous times for an excellent team in Memphis. Coach Lionel Hollins is in his lame-duck year, new owners have taken over and Rudy Gay or Zach Randolph reportedly could be traded in the next month. It is in stressful moments like these that …
  • Lee Jenkins: Once a Finals preview, Heat-Lakers now just a LeBron showcase

    Jan 18
    LOS ANGELES -- Outside of fame, riches and backlit banners, there is no motivator in sports quite like the threat of everlasting ignominy. It is the specter that hangs over each of the so-called super teams, the realization that if they fail, reputation…
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