Found February 12, 2012 on Players View:
It was a Saturday night special in the NBA as Lance Stephenson, Dwight Howard and of course Blake Griffin were among the league’s best of 2-11-2012. The score and highlights follow.

Dwight Howard not happy with role late in games, wants to be Magic's 'closer'

Howard says coach had to have confidence in himMagic C Dwight Howard says he wants a new role despite his shaky free-throw shooting: Closer.

Golden State won't 'blow up' team as Warriors seek their center

Last month the Golden State Warriors courted Dwight Howard to no avail. But now with Jerry West prepared to become move involved in his current advisor role with the Warriors, the chase for Superman just might be back on again. When it comes to premiere centers in the league, Howard heads the list, and, if there is one glaring position the Warriors are eager to secure, it's...

Mark Cuban blasts NBA for making the Chris Paul trade

Aside from the Clippers and the teams that did not want to see the Lakers improve, there were very few people who were pleased with the way the NBA handled the Chris Paul trade. Paul forced his way out of New Orleans, which is precisely the type of thing the league has been trying to put a stop to. Not only that, but he forced his way off of a team that happens to be owned by the...

Paul hits game-winner, Clippers edge hot 76ers

Chris Paul had 24 points, including the game-winning 17-footer with 3.2 seconds left, Blake Griffin added 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 78-77 on Friday.

Am I underestimating the Celtics?

It's been a tough season for most Celtics fans. The awful start tempered the enthusiasm of even the most hardcore Green-teamers.  We've been distracted by a lot of trade talk. The Chris Paul/Rajon Rondo rumors dominated training camp. From there, we jumped into the blow-it-up debate as the Cs lost 8 of their first 12 games. Even when the Celtics rattled off 9 wins in...

Timberwolves-Magic Preview

All eyes were on the perimeter in the Minnesota Timberwolves' last game, but the focus will turn to the paint when they take the court in Orlando. In a matchup of the league's top rebounders, Dwight Howard's Magic look to send Kevin Love and the Timberwolves to a fourth straight defeat Monday night. The physical Howard is one of the league's most intimidating big...

Clippers-Mavericks Preview

Blake Griffin and Chris Paul say their partnership continues to be a work-in-progress, but it's been pretty impressive on the Los Angeles Clippers road trip. The duo will try to lead the Clippers to their first win in Dallas in more than five years Monday night when they close an already successful trip against the Mavericks. Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles improved to...

Mark Cuban knocks David Stern (again) for trading Chris Paul

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)

Paul's late hoop lifts Clips over Sixers (AP)

Chris Paul had 24 points, including the game-winning 17-footer with 3.2 seconds left, Blake Griffin added 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 78-77 on Friday. Mo Williams added 14 points, Randy Foye had 10 and Reggie Evans added a season-high 10 rebounds for the Pacific Division-leading Clippers, who improved to 16-8.

Video: Chris Paul on a Trampoline With Supermodel Bar Refaeli

This is one of the benefits of playing in Los Angeles and experiencing success, I suppose. Here’s Chris Paul jumping up and down on a trampoline with one of the supermodel Bar Refaeli from Sports Illustrated‘s annual Swimsuit Issue. Tough life, he’s got. (H/T: TBJ, via SI)

Bar Refaeli In An Athlete Four-Way With Chris Paul, Michael Phelps, & Rafael Nadal (18 Pics)

Things got a little swingerish over at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photo shoot. The always stunning Bar Refaeli was insatiable and not only posed with one athlete, but she took down three world athletes. The Israeli beauty can be seen here with Chris Paul, Michael Phelps, and Rafael Nadal. Share this:
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.