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  1. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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

  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
    Sun, Dec 28
    6:00 PM PST
    New York at Portland
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  • Lakers' Bryant out for 3rd straight game at Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) -- Kobe Bryant is sitting out his third straight game to rest his sore body but could be back in the lineup when the Lakers return home for their next outing.

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    Sun, Dec 28
    6:30 PM PST
    Phoenix at LA Lakers
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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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  • 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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  • Celtic fans salute Kevin Garnett in his potentially last game in Boston

    The 38-year old legend won a title with the Celtics in 2008.

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    Sat, Dec 27
    Boston88 - 101Washington
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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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    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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  • Cavs' Varejao has surgery on torn Achilles

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao has had surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season and altered Cleveland's title hopes.

    The Associated Press
    Sun, Dec 28
    1:30 PM PST
    Detroit at Cleveland
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  • Derrick Favors, Jazz defeat 76ers, 88-71

    Derrick Favors registered his ninth double-double this season, scoring 17 points and registering 15 rebounds, to help the Utah Jazz beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 88-71. Utah (10-20) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.

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  • Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler push Nuggets by Timberwolves

    Kenneth Faried recorded his fifth double-double this season, scoring 26 points and registering 25 rebounds, to help the Denver Nuggets slip by the Minnesota Timberwolves, 106-102. Denver (13-17) picked up the win after falling to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

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    Sun, Dec 28
    6:00 PM PST
    Toronto at Denver
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  • Rockets-Spurs Preview

    Josh Smith did not enjoy a relaxed, easy-going transition into his career with the Houston Rockets. Instead, the newly signed forward played a major role offensively in his Rockets debut to key a hard-fought road victory.

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    Sun, Dec 28
    4:00 PM PST
    Houston at San Antonio
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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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  • 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
  • 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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    Bulls' Backcourt Excels

    Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose combine for over 60 points of offense in a victory over the Pelicans.

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  • Mike Conley, Marc Gasol push Grizzlies by Heat

    Marc Gasol scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds, his ninth double-double of the season, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Miami Heat, 103-95. Memphis (22-8) picked up the win after falling to Houston Rockets on Friday.

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  • Russell Westbrook scores 29, Thunder blow out Bobcats

    The Charlotte Bobcats struggled to make buckets, finishing 25-87 (28.7%), including 5-24 (20.8%) from three-point range, as they were blown out by Oklahoma City Thunder, 98-75. Oklahoma City (15-16) has now won seven of their last 10 games.

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    Sun, Dec 28
    4:30 PM PST
    Oklahoma City at Dallas
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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
  • Jeff Teague, Al Horford carry Hawks over Bucks

    Jeff Teague put up 25 points and added eight rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a close victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, 90-85. This is the eighth win for Atlanta (22-8) in its last 10 games.

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  • NBA standings

    Dec 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NBA on Saturday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 23 7 .767 - 2. Brooklyn 13 16 .448 9 1/2 3. Boston 10 18 .357 12 4. NY Knicks 5 27 .156 19 5. Philadelphia 4 25 .138 18 1/2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Chicago 21 9 .700 - 2.…

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