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With Wesley Matthews leading the way, Mavs respond after humiliationESPN.com Updated 16 hours agoWith Wesley Matthews leading the way, Mavs respond after humiliationShare Tweetnba.com 18 hours agoOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook posted his seventh consecutive triple-double Friday night in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 102-99 loss to the Houston Rockets, the longest streak since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989.Share Tweet
Sam Dekker Dunked All Over Enes Kanter And Then Let Him Know About Itdimemag.com 20 hours agoAfter a rookie season marred by injury, Sam Dekker is beginning to make his mark as a member of the Houston Rockets. On Friday night in Oklahoma City, Dekker may have submitted the best highlight of his young NBA career, and it came at the expense of Th…Share Tweet
Cody Zeller Victimized Bismack Biyombo With A Filthy Driving Dunkdimemag.com 21 hours agoIn his fourth NBA season, Cody Zeller has flashed signs of “making the leap” to become a legitimately above-average player and, on Friday night, he made the leap in a different way. Just ask Bismack Biyombo. Early in the first quarter as the Charlotte H…Share Tweet"If you're a plumber & you don't do your job, you don't get any work." Pop didn't hold back after the Spurs loss — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 9, 2016 There is no explicit shame in losing a road game against a reasonably solid team by …Share TweetThe drama and the Texas standoff is finally over. Donatas Montiejunas is re-signed and ready to play for the Rockets.Share Tweet
Grizzlies give GM Wallace, two other executives extensionsnba.com Dec 8 (2 days ago)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Memphis Grizzlies have signed general manager Chris Wallace and a pair of executive vice presidents in the front office to multi-year extensions.Share Tweet
Shootaround (Dec. 8): Mavs hold team meetingnba.com Dec 8 (2 days ago)Warriors teach Clippers a lesson | Mavs hold team meeting after embarrassing loss | The Rondo enigma | Motiejunas not happy with contract discrepancy | Lessons learned on the Thibs TourShare Tweet
Eric Gordon fills role perfectly in leading Rockets past LakersESPN.com Dec 8 (3 days ago)Eric Gordon fills role perfectly in leading Rockets past LakersShare Tweet
Lou Williams Casually Nailed A Three-Quarter Court Shot To Beat The Halftime BuzzerLou can't miss! #LakeShow (: @SpectrumSN & @spectdeportes) pic.twitter.com/uPiAlvSda8 — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 8, 2016 Lou Williams made the most casual 3/4-court buzzer beater I’ve ever seen against the Houston Rockets. The Los Angel…Share Tweet
Clint Capela Baptized Julius Randle With The One-Handed SledgehammerWhen Dwight Howard opted to leave Houston and sign with his hometown Hawks in free agency this summer, the Rockets decided to hedge their bets on the young Swiss center Clint Capela. So far, he hasn’t disappointed. Capela has been at or near the top of …Share Tweet
Stephen Jackson Says He Was Cut Because He Wouldn’t Go Along With Gregg Popovich’s Weird RequestsGetty Image Stephen Jackson says the smartest coach he ever met was also the most disrespectful. The former NBA star says San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was “disrespectful” to him when he asked Jackson to say a “trash” Manu Ginobili was better t…Share Tweetnba.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)Just when the Rockets thought the long-running soap opera had ended when they matched Brooklyn's offer sheet, restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas did not report for a physical Tuesday and now everything is back up in the air.Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)It wasn’t quite Klay Thompson scoring 60 points in 29 minutes or Russell Westbrook notching a triple-double (his sixth straight) in the third quarter for the 19th time in his career, since it took Marc Gasol two overtimes to get his stats, but the Memph…Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)San Antonio Spurs big man Davis Bertans earned his first career ejection in the NBA. (Getty Images) Davis Bertans doesn’t look like a typical NBA enforcer. If not for the patchy scruff on his face and him ducking under doors, the redhead’s lanky frame a…Share Tweet
Dele Alli Can Do Whatever The Hell He Wantsdeadspin.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)The first goal in Tottenham Hotspur’s (sorely necessary) rout of Swansea City this weekend was scored by Harry Kane—a penalty kick awarded in the 39th minute, after Dele Alli went down in the box under a challenge from Kyle Naughton. It was, as even the…Share TweetJames Harden celebrates a Rockets win. (Associated Press) Not every late win in the NBA depends on out-executing or out-clutching the other team. Often, the victorious side merely gets lucky, whether via a fortuitous call or some other matter of random …Share Tweet
At some point, rebuilding Mavs need to move Andrew BogutESPN.com Dec 6 (5 days ago)At some point, rebuilding Mavs need to move Andrew BogutShare Tweet
Not-So-Smart EjectionMar 20Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected from the game for flagrantly punching Spurs forward Matt Bonner below the belt.
Grizzlies Take Care Of MavsMar 20The Grizzlies got double-digit points from seven players in a 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded PelicansMar 20Playing without Anthony Davis, the Pelicans fell to the Warriors, who got 22 points from Harrison Barnes in a 112-96 win.
Spurs Rout CelticsMar 20Five Spurs scored in double figures in San Antonio's 101-89 win over Boston.