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  1. Dwyane Wade didn't feel need to sell LeBron James on staying with Heat
    Marc J. Spears

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

  2. How will LeBron be welcomed in Miami?
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    How will LeBron be welcomed in Miami?

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

    Sources: Josh Smith agrees to deal with Rockets

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

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

  6. 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

  7. George Karl a good fit for the Kings?
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    George Karl a good fit for the Kings?

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

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

  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

  • Quincy Acy suspended for hard foul and half-punch on John Wall (Video)

    The Knicks reserve let his frustration get the best of him in an eventual loss to the Wizards

    Ball Don't Lie
  • LeBron James, Steph Curry lead NBA All-Star voting

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Cleveland's LeBron James and Stephen Curry of Golden State are the leading vote-getters in the first returns from NBA All-Star fan voting.

    The Associated Press
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    LeBron James miffed that people question his decision to return to Cleveland

    LeBron James wants to know why it's OK for teams to part ways with players, but when players opt to leave, they're scrutinized.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Dose: Irving Injures Knee

    Durant and Kobe were in street clothes, while LeBron and Kyrie Irving suffered leg injuries on Christmas. Dose breaks it all down and looks to Friday.

    Rotoworld
  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant sidelined again by soreness

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Kobe Bryant sat out his second straight game to rest his sore body, missing the Los Angeles Lakers' contest Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls.

    The Associated Press
  • Rockets add Josh Smith, who was let go by Pistons

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Free agent Josh Smith, released by the Detroit Pistons this week, joined the Rockets on Friday in a move aimed at strengthening Houston's frontcourt.

    The Associated Press
    Fri, Dec 26
    4:30 PM PST
    Indiana at Detroit
    Preview Game
  • NBA standings

    Dec 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NBA on Thursday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 22 7 .759 - 2. Brooklyn 12 15 .444 9 3. Boston 10 16 .385 10 1/2 4. NY Knicks 5 26 .161 18 5. Philadelphia 4 23 .148 17 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Chicago 20 9 .690 - 2.…

    Reuters
  • Cavaliers-Magic Preview

    After LeBron James' plans for a successful return to Miami were spoiled, the Cleveland Cavaliers will simplify things and settle for a road win of any kind.

    The Associated Press
    Fri, Dec 26
    4:00 PM PST
    Cleveland at Orlando
    Preview Game
  • Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul lead Clippers by Warriors

    In a tremendous all-around performance, Blake Griffin finished with 18 points and added 15 rebounds and six assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers defeat the Golden State Warriors, 100-86. Los Angeles (20-10) gets one in the win column after losing to Atlanta on Tuesday.

    Automated Insights
  • Pau Gasol leads Bulls past Lakers, 113-93

    CHICAGO (AP) -- There was no getting around it for Pau Gasol, no denying this was one strange and emotional night.

    The Associated Press
    Fri, Dec 26
    5:30 PM PST
    LA Lakers at Dallas
    Preview Game
  • Suns-Kings Preview

    The Phoenix Suns are going for their longest winning streak of the season. The Sacramento Kings notched their best in nine seasons by beating the Suns last month but enter the rematch in a funk.

    The Associated Press
    Fri, Dec 26
    7:00 PM PST
    Phoenix at Sacramento
    Preview Game
  • Acy suspended a game; Wall fined $15,000 by NBA

    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for his flagrant foul against John Wall in a Christmas game.

    The Associated Press
  • One-Third Down, Two to Go

    We're one-third of the way through the NBA season and after a huge 11-game Tuesday, Bruski takes you into Christmas break with an expanded Dose.

    Rotoworld
  • Suns assign Ennis, Goodwin, Warren to Jam

    PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns assigned guards Tyler Ennis and Archie Goodwin and forward T.J. Warren to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League on Thursday.

    The Associated Press
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    No Love from Wade

    Dwyane Wade flies-in and throws down the put back jam over Kevin Love.

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  • Bucks-Hawks Preview

    Almost nobody predicted the Atlanta Hawks would be challenging for the best record in the Eastern Conference this season.

    The Associated Press
    Fri, Dec 26
    4:30 PM PST
    Milwaukee at Atlanta
    Preview Game
  • NBA-Cavs lose Brazilian Varejao for season with Achilles tear

    Dec 24 (Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without Anderson Varejao for the rest of season after the Brazilian centre tore his left Achilles tendon the National Basketball Association team said on Wednesday. Varejao suffered the injury during Cleveland's victory over the Minnesota…

    Reuters
    Fri, Dec 26
    6:00 PM PST
    Minnesota at Denver
    Preview Game
  • Pacers-Pistons Preview

    The last-place Detroit Pistons are hoping to establish a new identity now that Josh Smith is no longer around.

    The Associated Press