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

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

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

  4. Sources: Josh Smith agrees to deal with Rockets
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    Sources: Josh Smith agrees to deal with Rockets

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

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

  7. Ricky Rubio could return to Timberwolves in 2-3 weeks
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    Ricky Rubio could return to Timberwolves in 2-3 weeks

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

  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.

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  • 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
  • Green leads injury-depleted Spurs to win

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Danny Green had 24 points and the injury-depleted San Antonio Spurs held off a late rally to beat the Houston Rockets 110-106 on Sunday, snapping a six-game skid against their intrastate rivals.

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  • Hornets assign Taylor, Vonleh to D-League

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Hornets announced Sunday they have assigned small forward Jeffery Taylor and rookie power forward Noah Vonleh to the NBA D-League.

    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.

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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
  • 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…

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  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 39 as Kings edge Knicks

    DeMarcus Cousins finished with 39 points and recorded 11 rebounds, while Darren Collison added 27 points and 10 assists to lead the Sacramento Kings to a close victory over the New York Knicks, 135-129. The Kings had a strong shooting performance, finishing 49-89 (55.1%) from the field, including…

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  • Josh Smith's debut is a success in Rockets win

    At his best, Smith can be a difference maker at both ends.

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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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  • Jimmy Butler scores 33 as Bulls defeat Pelicans

    Jimmy Butler scored 33 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, 107-100. The Bulls shot 41-89 (46.1%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 15 rebounds. This is the sixth win in a row for Chicago (21-9). The streak began with a 103-97 victory…

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    LeBron on Tobias Trash Talk

    LeBron James discusses the victory over the Magic and the incident in the third quarter with Tobias Harris.

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  • 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.

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    Mon, Dec 29
    7:30 PM PST
    Utah at LA Clippers
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  • 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
  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

    Dec 28 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers claimed forward/center Tarik Black off waivers on Sunday. Black, 23, was released Friday by the Houston Rockets, who needed a roster spot to sign forward Josh Smith. To make room on the roster for Black, the Lakers waived forward Xavier Henry. The…

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  • Cavs guard Irving out vs Detroit

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game because of a bruised left knee.

    The Associated Press
  • Lowry, Valanciunas lead Raptors over Clippers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kyle Lowry and the short-handed Toronto Raptors needed plenty of help from their reserves down the stretch to beat the Los Angeles Clippers.

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  • 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.

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  • Kris Humphries, Wizards defeat Celtics, 101-88

    Kris Humphries scored 18 and the Washington Wizards took down the Boston Celtics, 101-88. This is the eighth win for Washington (21-8) in its last 10 games.

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