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  1. San Antonio’s stars actually play, but a rookie steals the show

    Dec 14, 2012, 3:22 AM EDT

    Parker shoots against Lillard during NBA basketball game in Portland, Oregon

    The Spurs were playing the second half of a back-to-back, on the road in a notoriously tough place to win, with stars that are notoriously still pretty old. It begs the question: Had David Stern not dropped the boom earlier this season with a $250,000 dollar fine for keeping their stars out, would Gregg Popovich…

  2. Three Stars of the Night: Hello, Damian Lillard

    Dec 14, 2012, 2:32 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Tony Parker

    There’s nothing like a nice three-course NBA meal. The appetizer was fried something or other, as the Hawks burned the Bobcats with 57 percent shooting in a convincing 113-90 victory. The main entree involved the Knicks introducing the Lakers to the benefits of something called “passing” in a 116-107 beatdown. For dessert, Portland’s stud point…

  3. Video: Carmelo Anthony’s 22 point first quarter vs. Lakers

    Dec 14, 2012, 1:15 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    It was a perfect storm. Carmelo Anthony is hot, playing as well as anyone in the NBA right now. Anthony was also motivated — the coach he used to feud with was coming to town with his new team. And that new team — the Los Angeles Lakers — plays team defense about as well…

  4. It’s pretty much what you’d expect: Hawks cruise past Bobcats

    Dec 13, 2012, 11:34 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks are hot. They have won 5 out of 6 and if you want to look a little farther back 11 out of their last 13. Then you can look at their schedule and say they did it against weaker teams (the lost to the Heat this week). I’d say so what? At the…

  5. Carmelo Anthony leads Knicks to complete destruction of the Lakers

    Dec 13, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    There were some who wondered whether the Lakers had hit rock bottom after losing in Cleveland to the 5-18 Cavaliers on Tuesday. The answer? Nope. Rock bottom officially came on Thursday in New York, where the Knicks absolutely destroyed L.A., leading by as many as 26 points on the way to a 116-107 victory, which…

  6. For your holiday enjoyment: The Mavericks sing “Sleigh Ride”

    Dec 13, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    If this can’t get you in the Christmas Spirit, I don’t know what can? Well, egg nog with brandy while watching “Year Without a Santa Claus.” But this is a close second. Kudos to the Mavericks marketing department, which shows no fear in embarrassing its players. Hat tip to SLAM.

  7. Suns to wear black throwback jerseys when Lakers visit Jan. 30

    Dec 13, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

    barkley black suns jersey

    The Suns rolled out a new court design this season, and word has it that new uniforms were supposed to be there to match. They’re likely coming next season or the one after, once the team decides on a design, and once they submit that design to the league for approval before the deadline to…

  8. Jim Buss is frustrated with Lakers production, too

    Dec 13, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown

    Jim Buss is just like every Lakers fan, frustrated by the 9-13 start, the lackluster defensive rotations, the lack of any team identity, the injuries and more. Except, he is part of the reason the Lakers are where they are — he’s the defacto owner now. He gets part of the blame. In a text…

  9. The biggest advantage in basketball

    Dec 13, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    Chris Paul,  Eric Bledsoe

    A quarter of the way through the season, which team do you think possesses the greatest positional advantage in basketball? Is it the Heat with LeBron overwhelming every 3 in the league? The Thunder with Durant at the 3 and the 4? Carmelo thriving at power forward with the Knicks? Kobe beating up on the…

  10. Memphis Grizzlies hire ESPN NBA stats guru Hollinger

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT

    John Hollinger

    Virtually every NBA team has their own advanced stats guy, or guys. How much sway those people have varies greatly — in Houston GM Daryl Morey is one, in other organizations the stats guy is basically talking to himself —but teams generally see there is some value in advanced metrics when looking at how lineup…

  11. Brandon Roy back practicing with Timberwolves

    Dec 13, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Brandon Roy

    A month after his seventh knee surgery, Brandon Roy is back on the practice court with the Minnesota Timberwolves, reports Jerry Zgoda at the Star Tribune. It was non-contact, but he is back running and working out with teammates, taking steps toward getting back into games. Which would be a boost if he really could…

  12. While you weren’t looking, Golden State got really good

    Dec 13, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Miami Heat

    They are 15-7, on a five-game winning streak all on the road with a signature win now in Miami. Their shooters and offense starting to find a groove while they dominate the glass. They are a team to watch in the Pacific because they are just going to get better. The Lakers wish we were…

  13. Quote of the Day: Barkley does not think Knicks are Playboy bunnies

    Dec 13, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Tahoe Celebrity Golf

    “Everybody in New York thinks the Knicks are Playboy bunnies, and I have been telling them for years the Knicks are a rabbit. They’re closer to a Playboy bunny this year but for the last few years these guys are like, ‘We have a really good team!’ And I say, ‘You really think that?’ And…

  14. Nothing shocking here: Kobe, LeBron lead All-Star ballot early returns

    Dec 13, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    We don’t exactly need Nate Silver to break down these voting returns and trends — the players in the lead early in the NBA All-Star balloting almost always stay on top. Occasionally guys close small gaps, but generally what you see now is what you get. In which case — good job public. No glaring…

  15. More Sixers injury woes? Holiday to have MRI on foot.

    Dec 13, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Jrue Holiday

    Haven’t the basketball gods already had enough fun with Sixers, dealt the enough of an injury woe for one season in the knees of Andrew Bynum? Apparently not. After racking up some heavy minutes recently, Jrue Holiday is getting an MRI on his sore foot and it sounds like he could miss at least the…

  16. Mark Jackson says Dwyane Wade is third best shooting guard ever

    Dec 13, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade drives between New Orleans Hornets in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    After a couple stellar games, Dwyane Wade was pretty pedestrian on Wednesday night — 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting, five assists and five turnovers. Which in some minds revived the “has Wade lost a step” that had Charles Barkley and LeBron James sniping back and forth over it. Mark Jackson is too smart and too…

  17. Two Bulls fans shot in Philly following Chicago win

    Dec 13, 2012, 12:34 PM EDT

    Philadelphia skyline

    The real headline for this piece should read: “Idiots looking to hurt people continue to use sports as an excuse.” Two Bulls fans who were in Philly for the Chicago win Wednesday night were bragging about the game when they were shot on a train, reports the AP via CSNPhilly.com. Lt. John Walker says the…

  18. Dwight Howard stars in parody “Save The Centers” video

    Dec 13, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    That is damn funny. In case you missed it, the NBA has taken the “center” designation off the All-Star ballot, instead you vote for three “frontcourt” players. The reason is the evolution of the NBA — Kevin Garnett spent most of his career as a forward but he plays the center spot now for Boston,…

  19. Lionel Hollins points to favorable schedule as the reason for the Grizzlies’ strong start

    Dec 13, 2012, 11:46 AM EDT

    Lionel Hollins, Jerryd Bayless, Mike Conley

    PHOENIX — Reality has set in on the Memphis Grizzlies recently. But that doesn’t negate the team’s stronger-than-expected start. After a loss in Phoenix on Wednesday to a Suns club that had dropped seven straight coming in, Memphis has now posted just two wins against three losses over its last five games. This may be…

  20. Scottie Pippen to star in his own reality show. We’re sorry.

    Dec 13, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    It’s a free country. You don’t have to watch this. You could go to the park and shoot some hoops. Read a book (try “Telegraph Avenue” by Michael Chabon). Go for a bike ride and get some exercise. Play with your dog. Learn how to cook a good risotto. But know that coming to your…

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