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  1. LeBron gets the tough and-1 to go against Nets (VIDEO)

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:01 PM EST

    New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat

    The Heat may have been missing three starters in their game at Brooklyn on Friday, but they still have the best player out there in LeBron James. The first quarter featured a duel of sorts between James and Joe Johnson, who finished the opening period with 16 and 22 points respectively. LeBron got two of…

  2. Spoelstra says Heat won’t base injury decisions on experience of other teams

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:24 PM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Miami Heat

    NEW YORK — The Miami Heat weren’t at full strength during Thursday’s loss to the Knicks, and a day later in Brooklyn the team found out before tip-off that it would be even more shorthanded against the streaking Nets. Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers both sat against the Knicks, and will do so again in Brooklyn.…

  3. The Extra Pass: J.R. Smith’s ‘joke gone wrong’ has him questioning his Knicks future

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    J.R. Smith

    NEW YORK – J.R Smith hasn’t played well enough this season to deserve either the minutes he’s been given, or the simple benefit of the doubt. And on Thursday night before a nationally televised game against the defending champion Miami Heat, Knicks head coach Mike Woodson finally did something about it. Speaking to reporters more…

  4. Knicks continue recent strong play with win over Heat

    Jan 10, 2014, 12:11 AM EST

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    NEW YORK – The Knicks got their third straight victory and fourth in five games by taking care of the Heat 102-92 on Thursday, and while everyone on both sides pointed to New York’s defense as the reason behind their success on this night, offensively it was as simple as the team finally knocking down…

  5. Knicks coach Mike Woodson says he’s done talking about J.R. Smith, who may have been benched vs. Heat

    Jan 9, 2014, 9:01 PM EST

    Woodson JR Smith

    NEW YORK – J.R. Smith has been a distraction for the Knicks this season, not only because his play has been nowhere near the level it was a season ago when he took home Sixth Man of the Year honors, but also because of some nonsense that’s garnered the team the wrong kind of attention.…

  6. Andrew Bynum clears waivers, is officially a free agent

    Jan 9, 2014, 8:06 PM EST

    Bynum Cavaliers

    As of 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Andrew Bynum has cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent. A quick reminder of how we got here — Bynum was suspended by the Cavaliers for “conduct detrimental to the team,” a short-term solution while they attempted to trade him before his contract would become fully guaranteed…

  7. Kevin Love calls out teammates after close home loss to Suns

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:14 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    The Timberwolves lost a tough one at home to the Suns on Wednesday, which is nothing really to be ashamed of. Phoenix has been one of the league’s nicer surprises in the first half of the season, and now sits at seventh in the West with a 21-13 overall record. Minnesota has struggled, and the…

  8. Warriors coach Mark Jackson once again goes to bat for Jason Kidd

    Jan 9, 2014, 9:31 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Two

    When the Nets were struggling to start the season and first-year head coach Jason Kidd parted ways with the most tenured assistant on his staff in Lawrence Frank, there were plenty who believed Kidd’s rookie season on the sidelines would end before it was completed. Brooklyn came into the season with the league’s highest payroll…

  9. The Extra Pass: The Raptors press pause, plus Wednesday’s recaps

    Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers

    When Masai Ujiri jumped from the Denver Nuggets to the Toronto Raptors to take over as general manager, the objective was clear. Ujiri was to do what he does best: tear it down, and try to salvage as much value as possible from the mistakes made by the previous regime. Ujiri hasn’t failed to live…

  10. Nets snap Warriors’ 10-game winning streak (VIDEO)

    Jan 8, 2014, 10:48 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Brooklyn Nets

    The Warriors had a chance to do something no team in NBA history had on Wednesday, and that was end a seven-game road trip with an undefeated record. But the Nets have a little something going these days, and even without Deron Williams were able to get a hard-fought 102-98 victory that brought Golden State’s…

  11. Gordon Hayward scores a career-high 37 against Thunder (VIDEO)

    Jan 8, 2014, 10:05 AM EST

    Gordon Hayward

    It isn’t often that a player on one team drops 48 points, and (a) his team loses, and then (b) you can honestly say an opposing player finished with a better game. But that’s how things shook out in Utah on Monday, where the Jazz got a win over the Thunder. Kevin Durant was indeed…

  12. Nets get $5.25 million disabled player exception approved for injured Brook Lopez

    Jan 8, 2014, 8:45 AM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Brooklyn Nets

    It’s been well-documented that the Nets will have the league’s highest payroll this season when including luxury tax costs, a bill that will total in the neighborhood of $180 million when all is said and done. The league offered Brooklyn a small amount of relief on Tuesday, granting the Nets a disabled payer exception worth…

  13. The Extra Pass: Quiet Jazz and Tuesday’s recaps

    Gordon Hayward

    For the most part, the Utah Jazz typically fly under the radar. Occasionally they’ll pop up after unexpectedly beating a contender, like they did last night with a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. But other than that? You won’t hear much out of Utah. No real trade rumors, no murmurs of unhappiness, no headline…

  14. Report: Bucks ‘will do everything they can’ to trade Gary Neal before deadline

    Jan 8, 2014, 12:05 AM EST

    Gary Neal Bucks

    When Gary Neal got into it with Larry Sanders in the locker room after a blowout loss to the Suns on Saturday, it wasn’t hard to figure out which player the franchise would be siding with. Neal is a reserve who’s under contract for just one season beyond this one at $3.2 million, while Sanders…

  15. Warriors get 10th straight victory by blowing out the Bucks

    Jan 7, 2014, 10:48 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors won their 10th in a row on Tuesday, besting a Bucks team that has won just seven times all season and is at the bottom of the league-wide standings. The games still need to be played, however, and Golden State allowed Milwaukee to hang around for a half or so before blowing them…

  16. J.R. Smith warned but not fined for untying opponent’s shoes, tries it again anyway (VIDEO)

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:31 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v New York Knicks

    You’ve got to love J.R. Smith, at least to a certain extent. During Sunday’s win over the Mavericks, Smith untied Shawn Marion‘s shoe while the two were lining up to rebound a free throw attempt. Multiple reports, including this one from Marc Berman of the New York Post, say that the league issued a warning…

  17. Will Cavaliers make the playoffs after trading for Luol Deng?

    Jan 7, 2014, 10:14 AM EST

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    The deal between the Bulls and the Cavaliers that went down Monday night was all about the long-term for Chicago, and more about this season in Cleveland. Luol Deng will be a free agent this summer, and after reportedly turning down a contract extension worth $30 million over three years, it was clear he was…

  18. Michael Carter-Williams crosses up Ricky Rubio (VIDEO)

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:31 AM EST

    Michael Carter-Williams

    There weren’t a lot of highlights for the Sixers in Monday’s blowout loss to the Timberwolves, but after just getting back from a 17-day road trip, the weariness was to be expected. Still, this was an incredible move from Michael Carter-Williams, who loses Ricky Rubio with the nice crossover and then gets the and-1 to…

  19. Report: Nuggets actively trying to trade Andre Miller

    Jan 6, 2014, 10:11 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Denver Nuggets

    Andre Miller was suspended two games by the Nuggets following a public confrontation with first year head coach Brian Shaw that occurred on the sidelines during a loss to the Sixers. The team later rescinded the suspension, but only as a peace offering to Miller so he would paid for the two games he missed.…

  20. Report: Suns to sign Leandro Barbosa to 10-day contract

    Jan 5, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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    Leandro Barbosa played seven seasons for the Phoenix Suns, and was a member of the 2010 team that finished the season two games away from making it to the NBA Finals. Barbosa has bounced around since then, playing for the Raptors, Pacers and Celtics over the past three seasons. The recent injury to Eric Bledsoe,…

  21. Knicks coach Woodson blames Beno Udrih for ill-advised three-pointer from J.R. Smith

    Jan 5, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    For the second time this season, a member of the New York Knicks launched a shot late in the game that showed no regard for how much time was remaining, the score, or the game’s overall situation. And the team’s head coach, Mike Woodson, wants to pin at least part of the blame for this…

  22. Spurs’ Tiago Splitter out 3-5 weeks with shoulder sprain

    Jan 5, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game 5

    The Spurs got an easy win over the Clippers on Saturday, who were playing their first game since Chris Paul suffered a shoulder injury that is expected to sideline him for 3-5 weeks. Tiago Splitter came away from San Antonio’s victory with a similar sprain that will keep him out just as long. The official…

  23. Report: Celtics trading Courtney Lee to Grizzlies for Jerryd Bayless

    Jan 5, 2014, 6:14 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    Despite the Celtics getting out to a better than expected start to the season, they’re still a team in a full-fledged rebuilding mode, which we’re reminded of by the news of the team’s latest trade. Marc Stein of ESPN.com has the details: Boston Celtics, I’m told, are in advanced discussions on a trade to acquire…

  24. Surgery on Brook Lopez’s foot included procedure meant to save his career

    Jan 5, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Brooklyn Nets

    When Brook Lopez was lost for the season with a fractured foot injury, there was no doubt that surgery would be required before the long rehabilitation process would begin. But in addition to the repair, a second procedure was done in hopes that Lopez can have a long NBA career and the repeated injuries would…

  25. Gasol-Bynum trade talks update: Cavs reportedly unwilling to include Dion Waiters

    Jan 5, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

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    Talks remain ongoing between the Lakers and the Cavaliers about a trade involving Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. And with Cleveland under a deadline of sorts to get a deal done before Bynum’s contract becomes fully guaranteed Jan. 7, it’s not surprising that L.A. is sticking to its guns in terms of wanting an asset…

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