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Parker, Spurs send Lakers to fifth straight loss

Parker, Spurs send Lakers to fifth straight loss

ESPN.com Updated Jan 9, 2013
Tony Parker scored 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed the slumping Los Angeles Lakers their fifth straight loss with a 108-105 victory Wednesday night.
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  • Hornets brush off Rockets, take third straight

    Hornets brush off Rockets, take third straight

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Roger Mason scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to rally the New Orleans Hornets to an 88-79 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
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  • Mark Cuban was fined for tweeting about officials, raising new …

    Mark Cuban was fined for tweeting about officials, raising new questions

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    Mark Cuban has been fined many, many times since he bought the Dallas Mavericks in 2000. In all but a very few cases (and maybe none at all, now that I think about it), he has been punished for commenting on what he perceives to be poor officiating. He'…
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  • Steve Nash hits Metta World Peace with uncredited armpit-towel …

    Steve Nash hits Metta World Peace with uncredited armpit-towel assist during Lakers/Rockets (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Jan 9, 2013
    Pretty harsh, Houston Rockets scorekeepers. The tape clearly shows that after Steve Nash passed off his pit-stunk towel to Metta World Peace, the Los Angeles Lakers forward went right up with it and connected. No dribbling, no stutter-steps, no hesitati…
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  • Rockets mascot Clutch slams cake in face of ‘Laker fan’ during …

    Rockets mascot Clutch slams cake in face of ‘Laker fan’ during big Houston win (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    As I watched the Houston Rockets cut through the Los Angeles Lakers like a chainsaw through a stuffed animal during the third quarter of Tuesday night's matchup, I found myself wondering: If I was a Laker fan, how would I describe this? Like, if I had t…
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  • Why Nikola Vucevic Could Be the Next Marc Gasol

    Why Nikola Vucevic Could Be the Next Marc Gasol

    grantland.com Jan 9, 2013
    It's been nearly five years since the Memphis Grizzlies sent Pau Gasol to the L.A. Lakers in what was one of the more vilified deals in NBA history. I...
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  • Video - Hornets Stun Rockets, 88-79 01:00

    Hornets Stun Rockets, 88-79

    Jan 9
    Hornets snap Rockets' winning streak.
  • Video - Spurs Hold Off Lakers, 108-105 01:12

    Spurs Hold Off Lakers, 108-105

    Jan 9
    Lakers lose fifth straight.
  • Video - Dirk Nowitzki Talks Mavericks' Basketball 04:37

    Dirk Nowitzki Talks Mavericks' Basketball

    Jan 9
    Dirk Nowitzki looks at the Mavs' season, his injury and future with the team.
  • Video - Grizzlies Claw Past Warriors, 94-87 00:51

    Grizzlies Claw Past Warriors, 94-87

    Jan 9
    Rudy Gay helps push Grizzlies past Warriors.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: A perfect fit in Utah, Millsap may find himself elsewhere soo…

    Jan 9
    Unrestricted free agency is on the way for Paul Millsap. Its reward has been a long time coming.
  • Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...