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Blazers overcome Anthony’s 45, spoils Amare’s return to Knicks

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Portland Trail Blazers' Ronnie Price looks to the basket as New York Knicks' Amare Stoudemire, left, defends during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Trail Blazers won 105-100. AP/Bill Kostroun

The Portland Trail Blazers overcame Carmelo Anthony’s season high-tying 45 points and spoiled Amare Stoudemire’s season debut, beating the New York Knicks 105-100 on Tuesday night.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Net loss: Brooklyn fires coach Avery Johnson

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In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) and head coach Avery Johnson chat during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at the Barclays Center in New York. Johnson was fired on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, general manager Billy King announced. AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File

Coach of the month in November, out of a job by New Year’s.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Anthony, 3 others tossed as Bulls beat Knicks

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Chicago Bulls' Luol Deng, left, and New York Knicks' Jason Kidd chase a loose ball during the first half of  an NBA basketball game on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

New York’s Carmelo Anthony and three others were thrown out of a foul-filled game, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks for the second time this season, 110-106 on Friday night.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

D’Antoni hopes Lakers start playing like Knicks

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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni yells at his team in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 100-94. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Mike D’Antoni never built the team he wanted in New York. Now he looks at the Knicks and sees what he would like his Lakers to become.

D’Antoni returns to Madison Square Garden on Thursday for the first time since resigning as Knicks coach last March, hoping to see the type of performance his new team hasn’t demonstrated nearly enough.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA fines Spurs $250,000 for sending starters home

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Gregg Popovich. AP Photo

Gregg Popovich sent his best players home, deciding they reached the end of the road before the trip was over. For that, and for keeping it a secret, the San Antonio Spurs were fined $250,000 by the NBA on Friday. Commissioner David Stern said the Spurs “did a disservice to the league and our fans” [...]

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Basketball,NBA | Read More »

Heat, Lakers loaded: Is Kobe-LeBron final coming?

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LeBron James,  Kobe Bryant

LeBron James against Kobe Bryant, the dream NBA Finals that’s never become a reality. Maybe this is the year. James’ Miami Heat are on top of the league and got even stronger this summer, but nobody loaded up like the Lakers, who acquired Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. One team or the other has appeared [...]

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Thunder trade NBA sixth man of the year James Harden to Rockets

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James Harden of Houston Rockets. AP FILE Photo

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Sixth Man of the Year James Harden to the Houston Rockets, breaking up the young core of the Western Conference champions.

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Stern to retire as NBA Commissioner in 2014

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David-Stern

NBA Commissioner David Stern will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Celtics ruin Nets’ return to National TV

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Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Andray Blatche

Paul Pierce scored 18 points despite briefly leaving with an ankle injury, and the Boston Celtics spoiled the Brooklyn Nets’ return to national TV with a 115-85 exhibition victory Thursday night.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Durant, US men roll over Argentina 126-97

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Kevin Durant, center, of the United States dunks against Argentina during their men's preliminary round basketball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in London. AP/Mike Segar, Pool

One 3-pointer after another, Kevin Durant shot down Argentina — and perhaps the notion that defense wins championships.

Posted: August 7th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Durant scores 24, US Olympic team wins exhibition

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In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, United States Olympic men's basketball team member Tyson Chandler, rear, tips off against Dominican Republic's Al Horford during an exhibition game, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Las Vegas. The U.S. won 113-59. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)

The United States men’s basketball team tuned up for the Olympics with a 113-59 rout of the Dominican Republic in an exhibition game on Thursday.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Hornets select Davis with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

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NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with the No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis, of Kentucky, who was selected by the New Orleans Hornets in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June, 28, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The Kentucky Wildcats became the first college to have its players selected with the first two picks in the NBA draft and tied a record with six players taken overall Thursday.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Heat clinches NBA title, beats Thunder 121-106

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NBA legend Bill Russell presents the most valuable player award to the Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) after Game 5 of the NBA finals basketball series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Friday, June 22, 2012, in Miami. The Heat won 121-106 to become the 2012 NBA Champions. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The Miami Heat won the NBA Finals on Thursday, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to capture the best-of-seven championship series four games to one.

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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