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Thunder rip Hornets behind Durant, Westbrook

Thunder rip Hornets behind Durant, Westbrook

ESPN.com Updated Dec 1, 2012
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.
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  • Fisher in starting lineup day after joining Mavs

    Fisher in starting lineup day after joining Mavs

    ESPN.com Dec 1, 2012
    It didn't take Derek Fisher long to make his debut for the Dallas Mavericks.
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  • Cuban on Spurs fine: Should have been higher

    Cuban on Spurs fine: Should have been higher

    ESPN.com Dec 1, 2012
    Mark 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.
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  • Popovich 'disappointed' in $250K fine from NBA

    Popovich 'disappointed' in $250K fine from NBA

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 1, 2012
    Gregg 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.
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  • Domino Effect of a Name Change

    Domino Effect of a Name Change

    nytimes.com Dec 1, 2012
    Last 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.
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  • NBA fines Spurs $250,000 for resting players vs. Heat

    NBA fines Spurs $250,000 for resting players vs. Heat

    CNNSI.com Dec 1, 2012
    NBA fines Spurs $250,000 for resting players vs. Heat
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  • Tim Duncan And Tony Parker Mock-Executed Their Referee Nemesis …

    Tim Duncan And Tony Parker Mock-Executed Their Referee Nemesis Joey Crawford On Halloween

    deadspin.com Dec 1, 2012
    From 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, because
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  • The Spurs Pay Up Big For Sending Players Home; Russell Westbroo…

    The Spurs Pay Up Big For Sending Players Home; Russell Westbrook Has A Game Like No One Else

    dimemag.com Dec 1, 2012
    David 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 th
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  • Video - Thunder Roll To Fifth Straight Win 00:56

    Thunder Roll To Fifth Straight Win

    Dec 1
    Kevin Durant scores 20 points to lead Thunder to 100-79 win over Hornets.
  • Video - Rockets Launch Jazz 00:55

    Rockets Launch Jazz

    Dec 1
    Seven Rockets reach double-digits in 124-116 win over Jazz.
  • Video - Spurs Topple Grizzlies In OT 01:06

    Spurs Topple Grizzlies In OT

    Dec 1
    Tim Duncan and Tony Parker combined for 57 points to lead the Spurs over the Grizzlies in overtime 99-95.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Brooklyn Nets become latest Miami Heat challenger to fall

    Dec 1
    The Miami Heat turned it on to beat the Brooklyn Nets. This all sound familiar, writes Brian Windhorst.