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Smith returns, Teague not starting for HawksESPN.com Updated Mar 15, 2013Josh Smith is back in Atlanta's lineup against the Phoenix Suns after missing one game with a sprained left knee, but point guard Jeff Teague is missing his second straight start.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Mar 15, 2013Josh Smith is back in Atlanta's lineup against the Phoenix Suns after missing one game with a sprained left knee.Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Heat, holders of the NBA's best record at 49-14, also happen to be the league's hottest team. They've won 20 games in a row, and it's not entirely crazy to think they could challenge the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers' all-time record of 33 straig…Upvote Share Tweet
Brian Shaw turned down a head coaching spot with the Charlotte Bobcats because he wants to ‘have a chance’yahoo.com Updated Mar 15, 2013Former Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw will probably be the first to tell you that he isn’t slumming while working as associate coach of the Indiana Pacers. The team is firmly established as the Eastern Conference’s Number Two, and he anUpvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Mar 15, 2013One stat in particular jumped out at us last night as we watched Portland’s detonation of the Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks: Since Jan. 1, the New York Knicks are 17-16, while the Wizards, formerly the embarrassment of the league, are 17-18. Knee injuriesUpvote Share Tweet
For Spurs, Belief in Popovich Trumps Strategynytimes.com Updated Mar 15, 2013The details of San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich coaching strategies are secondary to how much his players believe in them.Upvote Share Tweet
Is there any blueprint for stopping Miami?CNNSI.com Updated Mar 15, 2013There's a reason Miami has ripped off 20 wins in a row. Yet some teams have had a measure of success against the Heat. Is there a blueprint to stopping them? asks Rob Mahoney.Upvote Share Tweet
The Memphis Grizzlies: Contender Or Pretender?dimemag.com Updated Mar 15, 2013The NBA is notorious for having a small number of teams with realistic championship expectations. While nearly half of the NFL can claim to be in the running, the NBA normally only has a handful of true contenders. The Heat, Thunder and Spurs have all e…Upvote Share Tweet
El N.B.A.: Insulting Latino Names or Smart Marketing?nytimes.com Updated Mar 15, 2013The N.B.A. courts Latino fans with its Noche Latina promotions, but does calling its teams El Heat or Los Bulls appeal to Spanish speakers, or insult them?Upvote Share Tweet
Sharman, Goodrich think Heat can break markESPN.com Updated Mar 15, 2013Bill Sharman, who coached the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72 when the team reeled off an NBA-record 33-game winning streak, believes LeBron James and the Miami Heat have what it takes to put that mark in jeopardy.Upvote Share Tweet
Crunch Time InfernoMar 15Despite LeBron James' reputation, the evidence shows this year's Heat are one of the best crunch time teams on record.
THTV: David LeeMar 15The Golden State big man says his Warriors are back on track, expecting tough competition in the West playoffs, and wearing a varied collection of facial hair.
Raptors Roll Bobcats 92-78Mar 15Rudy Gay leads Raptors past Bobcats.
Heat Extend Winning Streak To 21 GamesMar 15LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined to score 56 points as the Heat defeated the Bucks 107-94.