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  1. Video: Michael Beasley’s game winner

    Nov 18, 2010, 8:49 AM EDT

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    Michael Beasley has been playing some good ball. He had 33 points on 14-23 shooting. And when the game is on the line for Minnesota he got the call — a pure isolation play for him. Credit where credit is due, he drains it. The Wolves get the win. We may not be totally sold…

  2. Stoudemire reminded that losing sucks

    Nov 18, 2010, 8:15 AM EDT

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    Amar’e Stoudemire has lived inside the fantasy world that Steve Nash creates for the last few years. A utopia of open looks and perfect passes in a city where it never snows. New York has been a different story. It’s been the gritty reality of the NBA, and that’s an adjustment. So is the losing,…

  3. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the Heat are running and cruising

    Nov 18, 2010, 4:17 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Miami Heat

    What you missed while listening to Johnny Depp read Keith Richards autobiography… Our game of the night is a reminder that the Spurs are still the Spurs, click for details. Heat 123, Suns 96: The Heat came out and wanted to make sure Chris Bosh felt loved and wanted — he had the first eight…

  4. Game of the night: The Spurs would like your attention, please

    Nov 18, 2010, 12:51 AM EDT

    Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili

    After 24 minutes of decent offensive execution with poor finishing, the Spurs’ third quarter was an explosion of contrasts. San Antonio’s inexplicable misses were made right again, and so were some of their lower quality looks, for that matter. The Spurs just went to that happy place, where every three-pointer is accompanied by candy raining…

  5. Quote of the Night: Chris Bosh wants to chill

    Nov 18, 2010, 12:10 AM EDT

    Chris Bosh Chilling

    “[Heat coach Erik Spoelstra] knows he has to meet us halfway. He wants to work, we wanna chill, but we’re going to have to work to get everything down, to get our timing down, and to get our chemistry down.” – Heat forward Chris Bosh, after a breakout 35-point performance in a dominant win over…

  6. Greg Oden to have microfracture surgery, out for season again

    Nov 17, 2010, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Greg Oden is about to miss another season with his second microfracture surgery, the team has announced. Another injury to his knees, something that has to make you question if we will ever see the injury plagued former No. 1 overall pick on the court again. The Basketball Gods have it in for this man,…

  7. Rip Hamilton ejected five minutes into Lakers/Pistons game

    Nov 17, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT

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    How you feel about Rip Hamilton’s ejection less than five minutes into the Lakers game against the Pistons is like a Rorschach test for how you feel about the NBA’s new “respect for the game” enforcement and use of technical fouls. At the 7:01 mark of the first quarter, Hamilton was whistled for his second…

  8. Tony Parker comments on his divorce; pulls curtain between public, private life

    Nov 17, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

    Eva Longoria Parker, Tony Parker

    A divorce scandal has no place in a basketball headline, yet here we are. The story isn’t likely to go away soon considering the nature of the rumors being circulated and the profiles of both Tony Parker and his soon-to-be ex-wife Eva Longoria Parker, but the Spurs’ point guard did what he could to make…

  9. New Warriors owners not sure how they outbid Larry Ellison either

    Nov 17, 2010, 8:33 PM EDT

    Joe Lacob, Peter Guber

    There was a given going into the sale of the Warriors — if he wanted the team, Silicon Valley mogul Larry Ellison could win the auction. Easy. You know how rich Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is? Trail Blazer owner Paul Allen (he of the ground floor of Microsoft)? Ellison is worth more than both of…

  10. Celtics great Russell given Medal of Freedom

    Nov 17, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT

    Russell Block

    Celtics legend Bill Russell, who won 11 championships in 13 seasons and is almost universally regarded as the best defensive player of all time, was named one of the 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Other recipients of the award this year include former president George W. Bush, Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, Stan…

  11. D.J. Augustin’s quasi-validation

    Nov 17, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT

    D.J. Augustin, Darko Milicic

    In my preseason mind, D.J. Augustin was destined to have a pretty crummy year for the Bobcats. He was coming off of a poor-shooting sophomore campaign in which his confidence was shredded by Larry Brown, and it was hard to imagine D.J. leading the ‘Cats to a successful season. Even if Charlotte somehow made the…

  12. New Jersey teen pleads guilty to calling in NBA Offices bomb threats

    Nov 17, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

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    A 19-year-old former security guard has pled guilty to calling in bomb threat to the NBA offices in New Jersey, according to the Bergen Record. Jose L. Quesada Jr. admitted to U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares that he made the threatening calls with his cellphone over a period of days beginning July 26. At…

  13. Rockets not bad, but adrift in NBA’s middle ground without a star to guide them

    Nov 17, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

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    There are two parts to constructing a winning team. First, get yourself a superstar or two. Next, get complementary and affordable role players to go around them that fit the system. The Houston Rockets have the second part of this down, it’s the first part that has Daryl Morey stuck. But he’s trying, according to…

  14. Geoff Petrie has the Kings all wrong

    Nov 17, 2010, 2:37 PM EDT

    Geoff Petrie

    The last thing that any sports fan wants to read or hear is that their team’s leadership — owners, coaches, GMs, etc. — doesn’t seem to know something that they obviously should. With that in mind, I’d encourage all Kings fans who planned on feeling good about their team’s direction today to move along and…

  15. Andrew Bynum finds it’s illegal to be going double the speed limit

    Nov 17, 2010, 2:37 PM EDT

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    Last night, Andrew Bynum was on the court before the Lakers took on the Milwaukee Bucks, practicing some moves while wearing a heavy knee brace. No defense, not a lot of speed, just some court work, but that’s a step forward toward his return in a few weeks. On Oct. 29, Andrew Bynum was behind…

  16. Like a Bosh, the video

    Nov 17, 2010, 1:57 PM EDT

    The guys at The Basketball Jones are just bloody brilliant. Because nobody could sum up Chris Bosh’s career in rap better than some white guys from Toronto… okay that sounds weird, but it really does work.

  17. Spurs sign Danny Green to deal

    Nov 17, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

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    The Spurs let Alonzo Gee go, which dropped their roster down to 12 players. League rules require a team to carry 13 players. Hello Danny Green. The Spurs have signed the former Tarheel swingman, according to a tweet from Jeff McDonald of the Express-News. This is really an extended tryout for Green more than anything.…

  18. This time they mean it: Eva Longoria files for divorce from Tony Parker

    Nov 17, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 9:13 pm: Tony Parker commented briefly on his divorce before the Spurs game Wednesday night, trying to draw a distinction between his public and private lives. 1: 06 pm: Two days ago her people were denying it up and down, but today the papers were in court — Eva Longoria has filed for divorce…

  19. Thunder winning games, just not expectation game

    Nov 17, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

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    The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-4, which means they are on pace for about 49 wins this season. Kevin Durant leads the league in scoring. If the playoff started today after an absurdly short regular season, they would be the seven seed in the West. That coming after a season where they won 50 games,…

  20. Anthony Parker’s hustle and flow (and flip)

    Nov 17, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Anthony Parker made a coach’s play. This is the kind of little thing that gets you more burn next game. The kind of thing a coach remembers more than just another corner three. The Cavaliers are 5-5 and currently your sixth seed in the East because (in part) they are playing hard for Byron Scott.…

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