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Kevin Durant scored 20 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight game, 100-79 over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night.
Fisher in starting lineup day after joining MavsUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetIt didn't take Derek Fisher long to make his debut for the Dallas Mavericks.
Cuban on Spurs fine: Should have been higherUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetMark Cuban believes the NBA was "absolutely" right to heavily fine the San Antonio Spurs because the Dallas Mavericks' owner considers protecting relationships with national television partners one of the league's top priorities.Share TweetGregg Popovich said Saturday night he doesn't know if the San Antonio Spurs will appeal a $250,000 fine from the NBA for sending his star players home to rest instead of playing them against the Miami Heat.Share TweetLast week Michael Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, said that he would be open to changing the team's name to the Hornets should the franchise in New Orleans follow through with plans to change its name to something more befitting that city.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetNBA fines Spurs $250,000 for resting players vs. HeatSource: CNNSI.com
Tim Duncan And Tony Parker Mock-Executed Their Referee Nemesis Joey Crawford On HalloweenUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetFrom what we can tell, this photo only started making the rounds yesterday, even though the Spurs night out on Halloween had been well-documented otherwise. These are the same costumes Tim Duncan and Tony Parker wore then-Duncan as the Punisher, becauseSource: deadspin.com
The Spurs Pay Up Big For Sending Players Home; Russell Westbrook Has A Game Like No One ElseUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetDavid Stern dropped a $250,000 fine on San Antonio on Friday afternoon, then said he doesn’t want to talk about it any more. Good luck with that — the topic of what a coach can and can’t do with his team will be white-hot because of mistakes both thSource: dimemag.com
Thunder Roll To Fifth Straight WinDec 1Kevin Durant scores 20 points to lead Thunder to 100-79 win over Hornets.
Rockets Launch JazzDec 1Seven Rockets reach double-digits in 124-116 win over Jazz.
Spurs Topple Grizzlies In OTDec 1Tim Duncan and Tony Parker combined for 57 points to lead the Spurs over the Grizzlies in overtime 99-95.
NBA -- Brooklyn Nets become latest Miami Heat challenger to fallDec 1The Miami Heat turned it on to beat the Brooklyn Nets. This all sound familiar, writes Brian Windhorst.