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  1. Sources: Josh Smith agrees to deal with Rockets
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Josh Smith agrees to deal with Rockets

  2. Sources: Lakers claim Tarik Black off waivers
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    Sources: Lakers claim Tarik Black off waivers

  3. Sources: Anderson Varejao to miss remainder of season
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    Sources: Anderson Varejao to miss remainder of season

  4. Ricky Rubio could return to Timberwolves in 2-3 weeks
    Marc J. Spears

    Ricky Rubio could return to Timberwolves in 2-3 weeks

  5. LeBron James miffed that people question his decision to return to Cleveland
    Marc J. Spears

    LeBron James miffed that people question his decision to return to Cleveland

  6. Sources: Kings' trade talks for Deron Williams hit roadblock
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    Sources: Kings' trade talks for Deron Williams hit roadblock

  7. Josh Smith signs with Rockets, expected to play against Grizzlies
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    Josh Smith signs with Rockets, expected to play against Grizzlies

  8. Sources: Kevin McHale agrees to extension with Rockets
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    Sources: Kevin McHale agrees to extension with Rockets

  9. Dwyane Wade didn't feel need to sell LeBron James on staying with Heat
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    Dwyane Wade didn't feel need to sell LeBron James on staying with Heat

  10. Sources: Despite player's reluctance, 76ers want Andrei Kirilenko to report and play
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    Sources: Despite player's reluctance, 76ers want Andrei Kirilenko to report and play

  • Kevin Garnett blows in David West's ear in 'aggressive' fashion

    The future Hall of Famer doesn't mind resorting to Lance Stephenson-styled tricks.

    Ball Don't Lie
    Mon, Dec 29
    4:00 PM PST
    Chicago at Indiana
    Preview Game
  • Suns hold off Lakers 116-107 for 6th straight win

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When the Phoenix Suns deploy their three playmaking guards simultaneously, even Kobe Bryant gets a bit overwhelmed.

    The Associated Press
    Sun, Dec 28
    Phoenix116 - 107LA Lakers
    Game Recap
  • Kobe returns to Lakers' lineup after 3 games off

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup Sunday night against Phoenix after taking three games off to rest.

    The Associated Press
  • Anthony leaves Knicks' game with sore knee

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony has left the New York Knicks' game at Portland with a sore left knee.

    The Associated Press
    Sun, Dec 28
    New York79 - 101Portland
    Game Recap
  • Dirk Nowitzki's 30 leads Mavericks over Thunder

    Dirk Nowitzki finished with 30 points and recorded five rebounds, while Chandler Parsons added 26 points and five rebounds to help the Dallas Mavericks pull out a close one against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-107. Dallas (22-10) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Los Angeles Lakers…

    Automated Insights
    Sun, Dec 28
    Oklahoma City107 - 112Dallas
    Game Recap
  • Bucks-Hornets Preview

    With Kemba Walker providing some heroics, the Charlotte Hornets have been able to extend a franchise-best winning streak against the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks.

    The Associated Press
    Mon, Dec 29
    4:00 PM PST
    Milwaukee at Charlotte
    Preview Game
  • Thunder's Durant out, joined by Mavs' Chandler

    DALLAS (AP) -- Kevin Durant is out again for Oklahoma City with a sprained right ankle, and Dallas center Tyson Chandler is a late scratch due to back spasms.

    The Associated Press
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    Parsons with the Punch

    Devin Harris grabs the steal and finds Chandler Parsons who rises high and punches in home.

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  • Ricky Rubio could return to Timberwolves in 2-3 weeks

    Ricky Rubio is still working through some pain in his ankle, but the Timberwolves are hopeful he'll be back in mid-January.

    Yahoo Sports
    Sat, Dec 27
    Minnesota97 - 110Golden State
    Game Recap
  • Williams and Lowry combine for 61, Raptors beat Nuggets

    Lou Williams came off the bench and scored 31 points and added five rebounds, while Kyle Lowry added 30 points and 11 assists to lead the Toronto Raptors to a victory over the Denver Nuggets, 116-102. The Raptors played an efficient game offensively, shooting 43-88 (48.9%) from the field and…

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    Sun, Dec 28
    Toronto116 - 102Denver
    Game Recap
  • Jennings leads Pistons to 103-80 win at Cleveland

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have stepped up their play since releasing veteran forward Josh Smith last week. The Cleveland Cavaliers are searching for consistency.

    The Associated Press
    Sun, Dec 28
    Detroit103 - 80Cleveland
    Game Recap
  • Grizzlies snap 4-game skid, top Heat 103-95

    MIAMI (AP) -- There were 11 instances in the second half where Memphis' once-burgeoning lead was almost gone, with Miami having closed within one or two points.

    The Associated Press
    Sat, Dec 27
    Memphis103 - 95Miami
    Game Recap
  • Play

    More than Amazing

    Manu Ginobili makes an incredible acrobatic save to Danny Green who drills the triple from way downtown.

    NBA.com
  • Pelicans' Davis shows off growth in return to Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Davis made several long jumpers from the top of the key. He put the ball on the ground and drove to the basket. He protected the lane for New Orleans, gliding to the rim for several big rebounds and blocked shots.

    The Associated Press
  • LA Lakers claim Tarik Black, waive Xavier Henry

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers claimed center Tarik Black off waivers from the Houston Rockets on Sunday, waiving injured guard Xavier Henry to make room on their roster.

    The Associated Press
  • Wizards-Rockets Preview

    Back on track following a pair of losses, the Washington Wizards will have to pick up a rare win in Houston to extend their season-best road winning streak to four.

    The Associated Press
    Mon, Dec 29
    5:00 PM PST
    Washington at Houston
    Preview Game
  • School bans 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts at tournament

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words ''I…

    The Associated Press
  • NBA standings

    Dec 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NBA on Sunday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 24 7 .774 - 2. Brooklyn 13 16 .448 10 3. Boston 10 18 .357 12 1/2 4. NY Knicks 5 28 .152 20 5. Philadelphia 4 25 .138 19 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Chicago 21 9 .700 - 2.…

    Reuters
  • Jazz-Clippers Preview

    The Los Angeles Clippers went 1-3 over a difficult stretch, but it appears the schedule is about to turn in their favor.

    The Associated Press
    Mon, Dec 29
    7:30 PM PST
    Utah at LA Clippers
    Preview Game