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  1. You want to suit up for Orlando? Nelson, Redick, Afflalo all out.

    Feb 4, 2013, 3:39 PM EST

    J.J. Redick

    The basketball injury gods are heaping cruel and unusual punishment on Orlando Magic fans. The Magic will try to break their nine-game losing streak without starters J.J. Redick (shoulder), Jameer Nelson (arm), Arron Afflalo (this will be his fifth game out due to an injured calf), plus bench player DeQuan Jones (ankle), tweets John Denton…

  2. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs still riding along in top slot

    Feb 4, 2013, 2:46 PM EST

    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    Not a lot of changes at the very top, although we see the Knicks and Nuggets making climbs with winning streaks. At the bottom the Magic have lost 9 in a row, lost Big Baby for the season and are about to trade their best shooter in the next couple of weeks. Do they ever…

  3. Jose Calderon cleared, will suit up for Pistons vs. Knicks

    Feb 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EST

    Raptors' Calderon poses for the team photographer during the team's media day before the upcoming NBA basketball season in Toronto

    Detroit brought in Jose Calderon in last week’s three-team Rudy Gay trade in part because he has a $10 million expiring contract and they will go well under the salary cap next summer and be able to be free agent players. But also, Calderon can fit what they do on the court. We’ll find out…

  4. Dirk Nowitzki expects to play for Dallas Monday in OKC

    Feb 4, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

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    After missing a couple games with an adductor strain — two games that were close losses for Dallas where the calls didn’t go their way — Dirk Nowitzki expects to be back in the lineup Monday night when they face Oklahoma City. Nowitzki went through a full practice Sunday and told the Dallas Morning News…

  5. L.A. GM Kupchak reiterates Lakers will not be making trade

    Feb 4, 2013, 12:50 PM EST

    Mitch Kupchak

    You can’t completely trust what a general manager says this time of year, because even if they mean it when they say “we’re not making a trade” things could change in a couple of weeks. An offer they cannot refuse could fall in their laps. But I believe Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak when he says…

  6. Joakim Noah likely out Monday night, Boozer game time call

    Feb 4, 2013, 12:28 PM EST

    Joakim Noah

    There is only one real cure for the plantar fasciitis that Joakim Noah is battling — rest. So it shouldn’t be a shock the Bulls big man told the Chicago Tribune he almost certainly would be out Monday night when the Bulls face the big front line of the Pacers. “I don’t think I’ll be…

  7. Matt Bonner wants to shoot in Three-Point Contest. Let him.

    Feb 4, 2013, 11:35 AM EST

    Matt Bonner

    Matt Bonner is shooting 42.7 percent from three-point range this year, which is just a notch above his career average of 41.5 percent. While his role is shrinking with the Spurs he still has one — he is a stretch four, a big you have to cover all the way out to the arc. You…

  8. Agent says Celtics knew Jared Sullinger would need surgery

    Feb 4, 2013, 10:59 AM EST

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    This shouldn’t be a surprise. Jared Sullinger — who if he had come out a year before had been talked about as a possible Top-5 pick — fell all the way down the draft board to the Celtics at No. 21 because teams had medical concerns. Which was fine with Boston, they grabbed him and…

  9. Kevin Garnett to Clippers trade nowhere close to happening

    Feb 4, 2013, 10:22 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers

    At this time of year, teams have some preliminary discussions about more trades than you do with your buddies in your fantasy league — teams will even ask about guys they never would trade, just to get a sense of their market value. There is a Mississippi River of back-channel or down-low trade conversations that…

  10. The Extra Pass: What can we expect of Derrick Rose in his return?

    Feb 4, 2013, 9:05 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose looks on from the bench against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    The Extra Pass is a column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we look at what to expect from Derrick Rose when he returns. This was supposed to be a lost season for the Chicago Bulls. Even the most ardent believers in Tom Thibodeau’s defensive…

  11. Dwight Howard may not play Tuesday for Lakers vs. Nets

    Feb 4, 2013, 8:40 AM EST

    Dwight Howard

    The Lakers defense in the paint is noticeably better when Dwight Howard is on the court (think back to what Phoenix did with their comeback after he went down). They particularly need his presence Tuesday night when the Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets and All-Star Brook Lopez, who has been a force this season.…

  12. LeBron James’ Super Bowl Samsung commercial (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Miami Heat LeBron James looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland

    Somewhere after the blackout portion of the Super Bowl on Sunday came a Samsung ad featuring Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen… oh, and LeBron James. It wasn’t the best of the Super Bowl ads — that was the Audi “prom” ad for my money — but it wasn’t the worst either. LeBron’s part is pretty small,…

  13. Brandon Roy admits he’s “at a crossroad in my career”

    Feb 4, 2013, 1:14 AM EST

    Brandon Roy

    Brandon Roy had another setback in his attempted comeback, his attempt to make one more go at the NBA despite unforgiving, chronically bad knees. He’s not going to be back before the All-Star Game, if ever. Roy understands where he is at. He spoke with Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com and was honest about the moment…

  14. Paul Pierce with the step-back dagger three vs. Clippers (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2013, 12:06 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Boston Celtics

    With Rajon Rondo out, even more of the late-game shot creation responsibility for Boston is going to fall to Paul Pierce. He had a lot of it anyway, but the Rondo option gone so it is all Paul Pierce. Pierce sinks the dagger into the Clippers comeback attempt in Boston with this step-back three here…

  15. Kobe finds Earl Clark for the half-court alley-oop against Pistons (VIDEO)

    Feb 3, 2013, 9:36 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    There’s something about the Lakers with 0.4 seconds on the clock. One of the team’s most famous postseason shots ever came with that amount of time remaining, as Derek Fisher won Game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference semi-finals. This one doesn’t mean nearly as much, but it was a spectacular play nonetheless. Kobe Bryant…

  16. Report: Clippers have contacted Celtics about trading for Kevin Garnett

    Feb 3, 2013, 8:01 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have been sliding a bit recently, but that’s been largely due to the absence of Chris Paul, who’s missed more time than initially expected with a bruised knee. That apparently hasn’t deterred the franchise’s thinking, however, that with all of its pieces healthy, it can contend legitimately for the title this season. This…

  17. Heat take care of Raptors, Erik Spoelstra earns All-Star head coaching spot

    Feb 3, 2013, 6:32 PM EST

    Miami Heat's coach Spoelstra directs his players against Toronto Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Erik Spoelstra locked up the honor of coaching the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game, thanks to the Heat’s 100-85 victory over the Raptors on Sunday. The Heat clinched the conference’s best record through Feb. 3 with the win, which was the deadline the league had in place for making the coaching selection. Miami…

  18. Tim Duncan sprains left knee, right ankle; no structural damage found

    Feb 3, 2013, 5:25 PM EST

    Tim Duncan

    UPDATE 5:25 pm: An MRI on Tim Duncan has shown no structural damage to his knee, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network. Duncan is listed officially as day-to-day. That is a huge break for the Spurs, this looked like it could have been much worse. I’d still expect Duncan to…

  19. Boston wins third straight because of their… offense? Yup.

    Feb 3, 2013, 5:05 PM EST

    Paul Pierce, Courtney Lee

    The Boston Celtics won their fourth straight game without Rajon Rondo — this one against a title contender from the West (well, contender unless you ask Charles Barkley) — because of their high-powered offense. You read that right. The Celtics without Rondo and Jared Sullinger abused the fifth-best defense in the NBA this season on…

  20. Lakers hold off Pistons, have now won five of their last six

    Feb 3, 2013, 5:01 PM EST

    Pau Gasol, Jason Maxiell

    It certainly wasn’t pretty, and at times it seemed as though the Lakers were trying to give this game away more than they were trying to win it. But ultimately, L.A. held off the Pistons for a 98-97 victory, the team’s fifth win in its last six games. Dwight Howard missed his second straight game…

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