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  1. David Lee to miss a couple weeks because of this

    Nov 12, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

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    Wilson Chandler thinks he’s a hockey player. His reaction to losing a couple teeth was more Rangers than Knicks. And you thought Mike D’Antoni’s teams were soft. David Lee? He will miss a couple weeks due to an infected elbow, according to Jeff Goodman from Fox Sports. Both his elbow and bicep were swollen, called…

  2. Heat’s Mike Miller wants to be back for the Lakers on Christmas

    Nov 12, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT

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    While the rest of us are filled with a slight dread thinking about Christmas — unless you’re one of those organized a—— who has finished their shopping already — Mike Miller is counting down the days like a six-year-old. He’s set that day as the new goal for his return to the Heat lineup. The…

  3. Keith Smart says rebounding key to Warriors start

    Nov 12, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Golden State is different this season. You can see it in the 6-3 record, you can see it in better effort — well, any effort — on defense. But coach Keith Smart told KNBR in San Francisco (via Sports Radio Interviews) that the biggest difference has been in rebounding — the Warriors are one of…

  4. Warriors sale approved, becomes official

    Nov 12, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

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    In practice, the changes were already underway with the Warriors — Don Nelson was out, Keith Smart was in. A lineup of only shooters was being replaced by grittier, more physical players. But now the change in ownership that precipitated all of that is official — Joseph Lacob and Peter Guber have been unanimously approved…

  5. Oklahoma City winning at the free throw line

    Nov 12, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Oklahoma City has not been right so far this season. The offense ends up in too much isolation for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The defense lacks the tenacity it had last season, teams are shooting well against them. OKC is not creating turnovers and converting those into the spectacular transition points we expect. But…

  6. Joakim Noah won’t be oppressed by shirts, pesky social norms

    Nov 12, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT

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    Joakim Noah is a weird dude. Seriously. He’s productive, unbridled, effective, wild — you can take your pick of frenetic adjectives and chances are, they apply. Noah’s career has been marked equally by his production and his energy, and it’s safe to say that regardless of what Noah does, he’ll do it in his own…

  7. Timberwolves make it official, sign Sundiata Gaines

    Nov 12, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT

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    We told you yesterday they were thinking about it, today the Minnesota Timberwolves made it official, signing Sundiata Gaines to help fill their depleted back court. Gaines is a stop-game measure due to injuries —Luke Ridnour and Jonny Flynn are expected back next week, Martell Webster and Wayne Ellington could help some but they are…

  8. The evolution of Tony Parker

    Nov 12, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

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    The Tony Parker that kept opposing coaches up at night because of his scoring is still out there. He can still hit the accelerator coming around a high pick, be in the lane in a flash and even though your help defender recognized it in time he is helpless as Parker puts up a pretty…

  9. Carmelo Anthony says nice things about Denver, but does that change anything?

    Nov 12, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Denver has a good basketball team right now. We were reminded of that last night when they hung with the Lakers in a scoring fest, got good play off the bench (I could swear I saw Al Harrington on help defense) and played enough defense late to hand Los Angeles its first loss. The capacity…

  10. Suns wisely will bring Turkoglu off bench against bigger teams

    Nov 12, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

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    Hedo Turkoglu is no Amar’e Stoudemire. We knew that. We knew that on a lot of levels. But as the Suns season unfolds the ways in which Phoenix misses Stoudemire seem to grow. One is against other teams with long front lines. Turkoglu was matched up on Zach Randolph on Monday night — and Z-Bo…

  11. Kobe Bryant becomes youngest player to 26,000 points

    Nov 12, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

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    Thursday night, with a turnaround jumper from the right block area, Kobe Bryant became the youngest player ever to score 26,000 points in the NBA. Bryant is 32 years, 80 days old, which means he got to the milestone a few weeks a head of Wilt Chamberlain. Now, if you want to go by games…

  12. The Seattle Kings? Microsoft’s Ballmer’s move highlights Sacramento’s paranoia

    Nov 12, 2010, 10:04 AM EDT

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    In the end, this story is really more about the state of mind in Sacramento than it is about reality in Seattle. Recently, Steve Ballmer — one of the guys in on the ground floor of Microsoft, the man who was the company’s spokesman for many years — sold off some of his shares of…

  13. Paul Pierce mocks LeBron in postgame tweet

    Nov 12, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Just another one of the 82, nothing special about this game… yeah, right. Lest you think the Celtics didn’t get a little extra enjoyment out of last night’s win over Miami, check out Paul Pierce’s postgame tweet: It’s been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis LeBron can add…

  14. Rajon Rondo dunks, Chris Bosh has a good view of it

    Nov 12, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

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    Chris Bosh is taking a lot of heat for his general play Thursday night, in particular this defensive rotation, or lack of rotation, that gave Rajon Rondo a clear path to the rim. We’re not going to pile on. We think the embarrassment of getting dunked on like that should be punishment enough.

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the Hornets are the only undefeated team in the league

    Nov 12, 2010, 4:54 AM EDT

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    What you missed while figuring out that Goodfellas and My Blue Heaven were written about the same guy
… Boston asserted itself as the team to beat in the East because of its running game. Seriously. Find out more by reading about our game of the night. Nuggets 118. Lakers 112: And the Lakers have a…

  16. Game of the night: The running of the Celtics

    Nov 12, 2010, 2:30 AM EDT

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    Boston is supposed to be the old men. Miami is supposed to be the young bucks unstoppable in transition. Then why is it that that all night long Boston was the team pushing the ball in transition, getting some easy buckets on the run? Miami was slowed, hesitant. It speaks to where these teams are…

  17. Phil Jackson says Lakers can’t win 70, but Heat could

    Nov 11, 2010, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Phil Jackson is in mid-season mind games form. People have started asking if the 8-0 Lakers could win 72 games — they’ve looked pretty dominant and they don’t even have Andrew Bynum in the fold yet. It’s not going to happen, we all know it and Phil Jackson has said so before. But when asked…

  18. Timberwolves waive Maurice Ager, eye Sundiata Gaines

    Nov 11, 2010, 7:46 PM EDT

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    As if it weren’t hard enough to be an Minnesota Timberwolf, the Wolves’ point guards seem to have a particularly tough lot in life. Dust off jokes about Minny’s one-time glut of PGs if you must, but these days, the point man is practically endangered in Minneapolis. Jonny Flynn is still recovering from hip surgery,…

  19. Yao Ming has ankle sprain, will miss one week. Which is good news, actually.

    Nov 11, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT

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    Only with Yao Ming is the news he will be out a week greeted with a sigh of relief. Yao rolled his ankle against the Wizards Wednesday night but tests on Thursday showed no structural damage, according to the Houston Chronicle. Yao will miss a week, but that is much better than was feared. Brad…

  20. Dirk Nowitzki won’t miss a beat after ankle sprain

    Nov 11, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    When Dirk Nowitzki went down at the tail end of the second quarter in last night’s game against the Grizzlies, things didn’t look good. Nowitzki cringed. He pulled his jersey over his face. He rolled. He grabbed his ankle. Yet once the initial fear had passed, he walked with Mavericks trainer Casey Smith to the…

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