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  1. Wizards sign Shaun Livingston, cut Jannero Pargo

    Nov 15, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    Shaun Livingston Deron Williams

    John Wall is still out and the idea that he could be back around Thanksgiving is about as done as you’re turkey is going to be next Thursday — there is no timetable for his return. The Wizards had brought in Jannero Pargo to help out with Wall out, but they have changed course on…

  2. J.R. Smith says he is partying responsibly this season

    Nov 15, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

    Knicks' Smith reacts after shooting a three-point shot against Heat in the third quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York

    J.R. Smith has always been a gunner, a volume scorer. But this year — though five games at least — there is a sudden efficiency. The career 42.8 percent shooter is hitting 49.3 percent overall, and a ridiculous 72.2 percent from three (and he’s taking from downtown 3.6 a game). We’re going to ignore the…

  3. Minnesota being cautious with Brandon Roy’s knees, state of mind

    Nov 15, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Brandon Roy

    Brandon Roy sat out again Wednesday night, not suiting up for Minnesota for a third straight game due to sore knees even though they could have used him. No team has been as injury plagued this young season as Minnesota (although Toronto would like to throw its hat in the ring), to the point they…

  4. Raptors’ Landry Fields out after elbow surgery; Alan Anderson out with foot injury

    Nov 15, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors Landry Fields goes to the basket against Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    The Raptors are having some depth issues out on the perimeter. Actually, some is an understatement. More like buried under an avalanche. First Kyle Lowry is out a couple weeks with a bone bruise in his foot. Now we learn Wednesday was the day Landry Fields had elbow surgery and he is out indefinitely, as…

  5. Dwyane Wade game-time decision Thursday night

    Nov 15, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, Blake Griffin

    Dwyane Wade played against the Clippers Wednesday night despite a sore foot — he had X-rays, they were negative, so he decided to go. The result was 2-of-10 shooting in the Heat loss. Wade aggravated his left foot injury in that game, reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN. Wade is now questionable for Thursday’s game against…

  6. Raptors Kyle Lowry out 1-2 weeks with bone bruise in foot

    Nov 15, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT

    Kyle Lowry

    Kyle Lowry, who has been out since last weekend after spraining his ankle, is going to be missing from the Raptors lineup a while longer. He has a bruised cuboid bone in his right foot and will be out 1-2 weeks, the team announced. There’s not a whole lot of treatment for a bone bruise…

  7. NBA players’ pop star alter egos: Kobe is Kanye (and more)

    Nov 15, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Kanye West

    Spin Magazine decided to have a little fun with the NBA, and it is worth checking out because while the idea is simple it took a place like Spin to make it work: Take NBA players and match them up with their pop music alter egos. Some of these make a lot of sense, like…

  8. Video: Kevin Garnett with the sweet assist against Jazz

    Nov 15, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls

    Ball movement is your friend. While Boston is still trying to get itself together early this season, the ball movement is there, and not just passes from Rajon Rondo either — the teams with the best ball movement have good passing big men. Like Kevin Garnett. Here he makes the pretty dish to Leandro Barbosa…

  9. Josh Howard signs with injury-ravaged Timberwolves

    Nov 15, 2012, 11:42 AM EDT

    Josh Howard Jazz

    Minnesota has been ravaged by injuries — Kevin Love (hand), Ricky Rubio (knee), Chase Budinger (knee), Brandon Roy (knees), J.J. Barea (foot), and Nikola Pekovic (ankle). So as we hinted could happen, they have brought in some help — a one-year deal with swingman Josh Howard, reports Chris Broussard of ESPN and other sources. This…

  10. Al Jefferson says he would love to return, play in Boston

    Nov 15, 2012, 11:08 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Chris Wilcox, Al Jefferson

    Al Jefferson is going to be a sought-after free agent this summer — big men who can get you 15 points and 11.8 rebounds a game, can pass and bring a good work ethic to the locker room are not that easy to find. Predicting where he will play next season is impossible — if…

  11. Kendrick Perkins, Zach Randolph have words near locker room after ejection

    Nov 15, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Zach Randolph

    It wasn’t a fight. But it was close. All through the Grizzlies win over the Thunder Wednesday, Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins were going at each other. It was physical, and there was plenty of trash talk. With 2:05 left in the game, they lined up across each other across the free throw lane as…

  12. Video: Jamal Crawford crosses over Ray Allen

    Nov 15, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

    Jamal Crawford, Chris Bosh

    Jamal Crawford has one of the best crossovers in the Association. Ray Allen has bad ankles and isn’t exactly a defensive force. So you can pretty much guess how this went. Crawford has been the leading scorer for the Clippers this season and was again on Wednesday, scoring 22 on just 11 shots. He has…

  13. Rajon Rondo sprains ankle, questionable for Thursday vs. Nets

    Nov 15, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo rolled his ankle in the third quarter of Boston’s win over Utah and did not return. You know that’s not a good sign — there are few players tougher and willing to play through more than Rondo. Doc Rivers isn’t sure if he can go for Boston Thursday against the Nets, reports A.…

  14. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Celtics bench gets them a win

    Nov 15, 2012, 6:34 AM EDT

    Jeff Green, Al Jefferson

    Our nightly roundup of all the action in the NBA. Or, what you missed while thinking at least one drug dealer really cares…. Grizzlies 107, Thunder 97: We told you last week in the power rankings Memphis was for real. Believe us now? Brett Pollakoff broke down this game for us. Clippers 107, Heat 100:…

  15. Three Stars of the Night: Three huge games, one huge hairdo

    Nov 15, 2012, 2:00 AM EDT

    Andrew Bynum hair

    There were some fantastic performances on the court Wednesday night, but if you want to know what people were buzzing about on twitter it was that photo to the right — Andrew Bynum’s hair. Which I can’t describe, but it’s buzz worthy. I think the face of the guy to Bynum’s left really says it…

  16. Clippers have no trouble blowing out your defending champion Miami Heat

    Nov 15, 2012, 1:54 AM EDT

    Chris Paul

    The Clippers can make a legitimate claim to the title of the league’s top team, or at the very least, the best in the Western Conference. Their record now stands at 6-2 after an impressive routing of the Heat on Wednesday 107-100, and the teams ahead of them in the standings — the Spurs and…

  17. Video: Kemba Walker’s game-winner buries the Timberwolves

    Nov 15, 2012, 12:08 AM EDT

    Kemba Walker

    If the playoffs started today, the Charlotte Bobcats would be the seven-seed in the Eastern Conference. They don’t, of course, and there’s an entire season to deal with before that could become a reality. But think about that for a second — as abysmal as the Bobcats franchise has been, winning more than 35 games…

  18. Video: Eric Bledsoe rejects Dwyane Wade’s dunk attempt

    Nov 14, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

    Eric Bledsoe

    Dwyane Wade was a game-time decision for Wednesday’s game in L.A. against the Clippers, and as this highlight shows on an endless loop the next 24 hours, he may end up wishing he sat this one out. Jokes, people. But Eric Bledsoe‘s ridiculous block of Wade’s flying dunk attempt on the fast break is worthy…

  19. Grizzlies continue impressive start with road win over Thunder

    Nov 14, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    Marc Gasol Zach Randolph

    The Memphis Grizzlies look like a team ready to compete in the postseason. The Thunder look like a team still searching for answers. The result of the meeting between these two teams reflected that on Wednesday, as Memphis had little trouble in cruising to a convincing 107-97 win in Oklahoma City. When we last saw…

  20. NBC SportsTalk: Could Rockets be doing more to accommodate Royce White?

    Nov 14, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT

    Royce White

    There are no simple, easy answers with Royce White in Houston. He is a rookie frustrated with playing time — something a lot of rookies are — but his issues there should not be tied to the anxiety order that he is dealing with. Not completely, anyway. It’s messy. Wednesday on Sports Talk on the…

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