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  1. Game of the night: A tale of two halves, and the Heat won the last one

    Dec 14, 2010, 3:20 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Miami Heat

    Two such different halves (well, really more like 32 minutes and 16 minutes rather than even halves). One where the Heat fell right into the Hornets’ well-executed game plan. One part where the Heat stopped playing along, the Hornets started missing shots and then it was on for Miami. The 16 trumped the 32 and…

  2. Carmelo Anthony denies he gave Denver an ultimatum (let’s have an argument)

    Dec 13, 2010, 11:26 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v New York Knicks

    This whole Carmelo Anthony trade thing is starting to sound like a Monty Python skit. No it isn’t. Yes it is. No it isn’t. Yes it is. Isn’t. Is. Two days ago came the report that Anthony would only sign an extension with the New York Knicks. Then today another report said the Nets and…

  3. Francisco Elson out for Jazz Monday with visa issues

    Dec 13, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

    Francisco Elson

    Francisco Elson was born in the Netherlands, now is playing in the NBA on a Canadian visa. Hasn’t been a problem for seven NBA seasons. Recently it came time to renew his visa, and that means Elson will be out for the Jazz Monday night against the Warriors. The reason is you have to spend…

  4. Byron Scott calls out the Cavs’ bench

    Dec 13, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Denver Nuggets, Game 2

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers’ shockingly competitive start seems like a lifetime ago, it’s probably because the Cavs have been killed about a dozen times since their .500 days. Byron Scott is left to confront the realities of his dreadfully limited roster, and though there are a few useful players in the bunch, he’s been forced…

  5. Timberwolves recall Flynn from D-League

    Dec 13, 2010, 7:18 PM EDT

    Jonny Flynn

    According to the Associated Press, the Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled point guard Jonny Flynn from the D-League and hope to have him available against Golden State on Tuesday night: Flynn has yet to play an NBA game in his second season with the Timberwolves. He had hip surgery in July and played in two games…

  6. Celtics try to balance regular-season dominance with rest

    Dec 13, 2010, 6:39 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers

    The Celtics are very good. The Celtics are also very old. Last season, the Celtics coasted to a 50-win season before flipping the switch in the playoffs and running through the Heat, Cavaliers, and Magic before pushing the Lakers to seven games in the NBA finals. This year the Celtics have been taking the regular…

  7. Just how good is Landry Fields?

    Dec 13, 2010, 6:04 PM EDT

    France Timberwolves Knicks

    There’s no doubt that Amar’e Stoudemire’s play during the Knicks’ winning streak has been incredible. Raymond Felton has been amazing as well. Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari are doing a wonderful job of keeping the floor spaced and giving Felton and Stoudemire room to work the pick-and-roll. It’s certainly surprising that Amar’e is playing at…

  8. The Spurs have slowed down, even if their offense hasn’t

    Dec 13, 2010, 5:38 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

    One of the more intriguing stories of this young season has been the San Antonio Spurs, who after years of grinding out games and wearing down opponents, had suddenly begun to race through games in breakneck fashion. Tony Parker (and to a lesser extent, George Hill and Manu Ginobili) bumped the pace of the San…

  9. Memphis puts Hasheem Thabeet on the trade block… hello? Anyone out there? Bueller? Bueller?

    Dec 13, 2010, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Hasheem Thabeet was drafted out of Connecticut No. 2 overall as a project, nobody expected anything special right away but given time he would improve. He would take steady steps forward every season and become a top-flight center down the line. So how is he doing in his second season? Well, he’s shooting 46.7 percent,…

  10. Could the New Jersey Nets become the Brooklyn New Yorkers?

    Dec 13, 2010, 5:07 PM EDT

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    When the Nets finally make their long-anticipated move to Brooklyn, New York, at least part of their name is guaranteed to change. New Jersey will be stricken from the franchise’s moniker for good, but along with that adjustment is a possible alteration of the team’s surname. ‘Brooklyn Nets’ seems catchy enough, but the temptation to…

  11. Lakers write letters to injured soldiers, meet President Obama

    Dec 13, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT

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    Mr. President Barack Obama, why not just have the Lakers over to the White House again like you did last year? “Kobe and Derek have been there so often they could lead tours by themselves. Same for Coach Jackson.” (via the LA Times Mike Bresnahan’s twitter account) So they packed up the standard event every…

  12. Andrew Bynum: “I’m definitely playing tomorrow”

    Dec 13, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers had a full practice today in Washington D.C. before heading off to meet President Barack Obama, and it sounds like Andrew Bynum had the one full hard practice he wanted before he steps back out on the court (via the LA Times Mike Bresnahan’s twitter account). “I’m definitely playing tomorrow” The Lakers take…

  13. Indiana’s settled point guard situation, not so settled

    Dec 13, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT

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    Darren Collison was the guy. Indiana needed an up-tempo point guard to run Jim O’Brien’s up-tempo offense, so they went out and got the highly-coveted Collison out of New Orleans. Except that during crunch time, T.J. Ford has been getting the minutes for the Pacers. Against the Hawks last Friday A.J. Price was the guy…

  14. Latest CBA posturing move: NBA players voting to decertify the union

    Dec 13, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

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    It sounds ominous, but it’s no more ominous than all the other bad signs out there. This is really more about posturing and having your ducks in a row before heading back to the negotiating table. Players from at least two NBA teams have unanimously voted to decertify the NBA Players Association, the players union,…

  15. Sneak peak at the new Air Jordans

    Dec 13, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT

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    Michael Jordan hasn’t suited up for an NBA game in seven seasons, and it’s been a dozen since anything meaningful (sorry Wizards fans). Yet Jordan and the Air Jordan line still have a virtual monopoly on the basketball shoe market. So we bring you this sneak peak at the 2011 version — courtesy Counterkicks —…

  16. NBA Power Rankings: There are some long winning streaks out there

    Dec 13, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks

    Our weekly NBA Power Rankings, where if it were a seven-game series we’d take any of the next three teams below Dallas to come out on top, but when you win 12 in a row you get to keep the top spot. 1. Mavericks (19-4). They’ve won an even dozen in a row now. In…

  17. Robin Lopez expected back with Suns Wednesday

    Dec 13, 2010, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Teams are shooting 68.3 percent at the rim against the Phoenix Suns this season, the second highest percentage in the league. The other teams in the top five? Sacramento, Washington, Detroit and Minnesota. Four other teams you don’t want to be mentioned in the same sentence with. The return of Robin Lopez to protecting the…

  18. Ball boy humbles Terrence Williams, gets him headed right direction

    Dec 13, 2010, 11:24 AM EDT

    Terrence Williams

    Terrence Williams got a timeout in the D-League recently, sent down as a wake up call to start showing up to practice and shootarounds on time. The Nets turned the D-League into the equivalent of sending your kid to your room. But that’s not what got through to him, it was a ball boy, a…

  19. Clippers owner Donald Sterling now heckling Baron Davis, too

    Dec 13, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT

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    “Why are you in the game?” “Why did you take that shot?” “You’re out of shape!” Clippers fans have been yelling that at Baron Davis for years. Now that is what Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been yelling at Davis, Marc Spears of Yahoo reports. Apparently Sterling has taunted other players as well, but like…

  20. Reports: New Jersey, maybe even Denver still in play for Carmelo Anthony

    Dec 13, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

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    When Carmelo Anthony stepped on the court at Madison Square Garden Sunday, announced as part of the visiting team, cheers rained down on him like he was Willis Reed. The New York fans wanted him to know what they thought of talk of him coming to the Knicks. But despite reports yesterday that the Knicks…

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