Carmelo’s 45 not enough; Lakers battle vs. D-League Warriors

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Carmelo Anthony did everything he was supposed to do against the Rockets on Monday, except win the game.


Kobe hits another game-winner; Finley debuts with Boston

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After three quarters of feeding the post and flexing their size advantage, the Lakers went back to their bread and butter when things got tense against Toronto: Give it to Kobe Bryant and vacate the premises.


5 Reasons The Celtics Can Still Win The NBA Championship

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After the Celtics lost - at home no less - to the Nets at the end of February, I was almost ready to give up hope.


NBA Rumor: Boston Celtics to Sign Michael Finley

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This just came across on Marc Spears' (Yahoo! Sports) twitter feed: Michael Finley has decided to come to Boston and will sign in next couple days, source tells Y.


Top 10 NBA All-Star Moments of the 2000’s

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Yesterday I turned 28 years old, and I can't help but feel like a grandpa.


Cardiac Kids

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The thematic stat you're going to hear whenever the Mavericks get into another close game is that, dating back to last season, the Mavs are 10-0 in their last 10 games that were decided by one point.

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Kevin Durant needs an ally, McDyess isn’t done, and more

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Some extended thoughts from the last night's games that weren't big enough to warrant an entire column.


Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 11.19

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Beast of the Night: Elton Brand finally emerged and put up 19 points, 11 boards, 2 assists, 3 steals, 6 blocks and just 1 turnover while shooting 47 percent (8-17) from the field and 75 percent (3-4) from the line.


Create-Your-Team 2009

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I don't really do fantasy basketball.


San Antonio Spurs ’09-10 NBA season preview

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Last year we debuted the "Highs and Lows" system -- previewing the NBA season by predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team.


Cavs get healthy, smash short-handed Mavs; Oden, Raja injured

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With most of their guys back healthy from the flu and various other injuries, the Cavs smashed the Mavs by 30 last night at the University of Pittsburgh gym.

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I want my money back

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This got kind of buried and lost in this morning's Smack, so we wanted to bring it up on its own: Funny story: An Oregon football fan made the road trip for the Ducks' season opener at Boise State (the game where LaGarrette Blount played Marvin Hagler on homeboy's chin), and after the team laid an egg, he sent head coach Chip Kelly an invoice for his expenses.


Finally, it’s playoff time

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Last night you saw reasons A-thru-Z why -- even with Manu Ginobili out of the picture -- nobody wants to draw the Spurs early in the playoffs: Tim Duncan.

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