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Big fourth quarter helps Pacers down Magic, end 7-game skid

  Close games have usually turned into losses for the Indiana Pacers over the past few weeks. This time, they put an end to their second-longest losing streak of the season. David West had 20 points, reserve Damjan Rudez added a career-high 18, and the Pacers snapped a seven-game skid with a 106-99 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. ''It's been a tough year for all of us...
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DeMar DeRozan scores 25 points to lead Raptors past Pistons

  With star guard Brandon Jennings lost to a season-ending injury, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy hoped his team would respond by playing at "a higher level." They didn't manage it against the Toronto Raptors. Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Raptors held on down the stretch to beat the short-handed Pistons 114-110 on...
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Ty Lawson returns for Nuggets, misses key shot in loss to Wizards

  Ty Lawson picked apart the Washington Wizards most of the night. With the game on the line, the Denver guard came up short. Lawson scored 31 point and dished out 12 assists in his return to the Nuggets lineup but missed a tying jumper in the waning seconds of overtime in a 117-115 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. ''I think he thought the time was running out and he shot...
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Clippers use stifling defense to pull away from Suns

  Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers are known for their offense. But it was a stifling defense late Sunday night that made the difference against the Phoenix Suns. Blake Griffin and Paul scored 23 points each and the Clippers used a 15-0 fourth-quarter run to beat the Suns 120-100 for their fourth straight win. Los Angeles held Phoenix to one field goal over the final 7:58...
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Tarik Black gets hazed hilariously by Lakers

  Rookie Duties A photo posted by Los Angeles Lakers (@lakers) on Jan 25, 2015 at 4:25pm PST   Hazing of NBA rookies is common theme, we see it every year. Arriving to last nights game, recent Laker acquisition and rookie, Tarik Black, was sporting a rather fetching look. It’s not all that original for rookies to be handed a pink backpack and be told to wear it until...
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Larry Bird scouting report compiled by the Knicks hits the Internet—and it is awesome

It’s been over two decades since Larry Bird retired from the NBA, and basketball fans and analysts now know just how elite he was. He was one of the last people on earth any opposing team would want to leave open, and was one of the most clutch players in NBA history. Midway through Bird’s career, he had already won a championship (1981). But opposing teams still weren’t aware...
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Nuggets-Clippers Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers may be proud of their recent defensive success, but ranking among the best offensive teams in the NBA could be key against the defensively challenged Denver Nuggets. The Clippers could be in for another terrific performance as they try to beat the sputtering Denver Nuggets for the eighth time in nine tries at home Monday night. Los Angeles (30-14) is yielding...
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James Harden scores 37 in Rockets' rout of Lakers

  After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish. Kobe Bryant used to do that job for the Lakers, and they might find out Monday whether he'll do it again this year. Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory without Dwight...
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Spurs rally with second-half defense to top Bucks

  Milwaukee is developing a dynamic defense, but the San Antonio Spurs demonstrated how far the young Bucks still have to go. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 14 rebounds and San Antonio rallied in the second half for a 101-95 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday night. Boris Diaw added 14 points, helping the Spurs win their fifth straight...
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Mavericks Confident About Signing Jermaine O'Neal By All-Star Break

The Dallas Mavericks are confident that they are moving closer to signing Jermaine O'Neal, according to sources. The Mavericks are closely monitoring O'Neal's progress as he works out in preparation for a comeback and hope to sign him by the All-Star break. "We'll let you know when there's any breaking news, but right now, there's none," Rick Carlisle said on Sunday. O'Neal has made...
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Nets, Hornets Discuss Trade Involving Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson

The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets have restarted trade discussions that involve Joe Johnson, according to sources. The Hornets and Nets are discussing a larger package that would likely include Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams. Charlotte owner Michael Jordan has been intrigued with the possibility of Johnson, who has struggled recently with tendinitis.
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James Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night, sending Los Angeles to its eighth straight defeat. Harden hit four 3-pointers, and the NBA's leading scorer added five assists in the Rockets' third victory in four games. Josh Smith and Jason Terry had 11 points apiece as Houston cruised...
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James Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers 99-87

LOS ANGELES (AP) James Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night, sending Los Angeles to its eighth straight defeat. Harden hit four 3-pointers, and the NBA's leading scorer added five assists in the Rockets' third victory in four games. Josh Smith and Jason Terry had 11 points apiece as Houston cruised...
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Brandon Jennings out with season-ending Achilles tear

This past week, the Detroit Pistons saw their playoff hopes crushed before their eyes as their leading scorer went down with a season ending Achilles tear.  Brandon Jennings was leading the team in points and assists when he went down late in the third quarter of Saturday’s 101-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.  Jennings was averaging 19.8 points per game since the release of Josh...
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Nuggets drop wild game in overtime

Denver, CO – John Wall had 19 points and 16 assists as the visiting Washington Wizards outlasted the reeling Denver Nuggets in overtime 117-115 Sunday night. The Nuggets looked much better Sunday than they did in their loss to Boston earlier in the weekend, though Washington, playing their second game in 24 hours, matched Denver’s energy throughout the evening. Still, the Nuggets...
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Spurs rally in 2nd half to top Bucks

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Milwaukee is developing a dynamic defense, but the San Antonio Spurs demonstrated how far the young Bucks still have to go. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 14 rebounds and San Antonio rallied in the second half for a 101-95 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday night. Boris Diaw added 14 points, helping the Spurs win their...
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Warriors top Celtics for their 19th straight home victory

  Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win. Andrew Bogut added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Draymond Green had 14 points to help the Warriors to stay unbeaten in 14 games against the Eastern Conference this season. Golden State also...
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Washington 117, Denver 115 (OT); 25 January 2015 (Washington 30-15, Denver 18-26)

Photo Credit: Washington Wizards After Saturday night’s loss in Portland, the Wizards headed just a bit east to take on a Nuggets team that loves to press its home-court advantage. Nuggets have lost five (5) straight. Denver isn’t a great team this year. They thrive on sheer effort, grit & mile-high elevation to attempt to overwhelm visiting teams. On Sunday night, Washington...
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Heat’s Hassan Whiteside posts ridiculous triple-double in just 25 minutes (Video included)

The feel good story of Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside continues to get better and better for the unheralded center. Since coming into the NBA back in 2010-11, Whiteside never got a chance to show what he could do despite being an athletic seven-foot center in a league where there is a lack of good big men. On Sunday, Whiteside showed once again why he’s quickly becoming...
Via Pass The Pill
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Wall leads Wizards over Nuggets in OT, 117-115

DENVER (AP) John Wall scored six of his 19 points in overtime and had 16 assists as the Washington Wizards beat the Denver Nuggets 117-115 on Sunday night. Kris Humphries had a season-high 21 points and 14 rebounds to help Washington stop a two-game skid. Ty Lawson had 31 points and 12 assists in his return to the Nuggets' lineup. Lawson missed a tying jumper in the waning seconds...
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Here’s the Luol Deng Tribute Video

The Bulls fell to the Heat this afternoon 96-84 in what was Luol Deng’s first game at the United Center since being traded last season. The real story of the game was the future rise of Hassan Whiteside’s 2k rating (and his likely rise on Chad Ford’s retroactive draft boards) as he managed to triple-double in only 25 MINUTES by recording 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 BLOCKS...
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Watch: Wizards Survive Wild Finish in Denver

John Wall made a pair of free throws with 10 seconds remaining to give the Washington Wizards a 117-112 lead over the Denver Nuggets. All the Wizards needed to do were play tough defense, not foul, and leave Denver victors. But somehow they missed that memo and nearly gave away another game. Washington started off the sequence well, forcing a missed jumper from Darrell Arthur. Unfortunately...
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Hawks down Timberwolves for 16th straight victory

  Al Horford isn't missing many shots these days for the Atlanta Hawks. Not that it would matter much if he did. The Hawks just keep winning. ''We always push each other to play hard,'' Horford said. ''That's why I feel like this group is a little different when it comes to that.'' Paul Millsap scored 20 points and Horford added 19 to help Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta to a...
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Spurs use second half rally to beat Bucks

Gregg Popovich saw his team out of sync and trailing by 12 points in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but the second half was a different story. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs used a second half rally to defeat the Bucks 101-95 […]
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Curry leads Warriors to 19th straight home win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win. Andrew Bogut added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Draymond Green had 14 points to help the Warriors to stay unbeaten in 14 games against the Eastern Conference this season...
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