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Mike Woodson rumored to coach Indiana if fired by Knicks

The oft-maligned coach of the New York Knicks might seek safe haven in his former home.<p>If there is a coaching change in New York, it appears Mike Woodson may have a place to land. According to a rumor from the New York Daily News' Frank Isola, Woodson would return to coach in Indiana. For the …

The NBA has an exploding sneaker epidemic

It's a wonder no one's gotten hurt yet.<p>On February 26, Manu Ginobili planted his foot while shuffling defensively, only to find that his foot had shot through the bottom of his shoe, separating the upper from the sole:<p>His sneaker ended up looking like an anklet:<p>Just over a week later, the Warriors …

Anthony Davis reaches into the heavens for alley-oop finish

Ye Shammgods!<p>What more can you say about the potential dominance of Anthony Davis? After an impressive rookie season, he's improved further even with a hand fracture, ready to become a very real force to be reckoned with.<p>That's in realtime. Let's slow it down and give our brains some more time for …

NBA scores 2014: Nuggets torch Heat in South Beach

Denver stunned the champs on Friday night with a win on the road.<p>Denver dominated the glass and forced the Heat into 18 turnovers as they stole a win from Miami at American Airlines Arena, 111-107. The Heat got the best of the Nuggets to open the game but Denver exploded for 38 points in the second …

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LeBron Vows to Be Better Next Season, Says He's 'Obsessed with Success'

Miami Heat megastar LeBron James just capped off one of the finest seasons the hoops world has ever seen.<p>His 31.59 player efficiency rating ranks as the seventh-best mark in NBA history. He shattered his previous career bests in field-goal (56.5 percent) and three-point (40.6) shooting. He also …

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Less than 48 hours until dreams become reality at the 2013 #NBADraft presented by State Farm!

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@dwighthoward hits the floor for the first time in his new @houstonrockets uni.

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Dwight Howard's 'New Beginning' with Rockets Will Just Be More of the Same

Joining the Houston Rockets gives Dwight Howard a new beginning, but not one that necessarily guarantees an unfamiliar ending.<p>Once officially introduced as a member of the Rockets, Howard spoke of change and a fresh start.<p>"It means a lot to me just to have a fresh start and have an opportunity to …

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How Chris "Birdman" Andersen Can Be Even Better for Miami Heat Next Season

It may seem like a small acquisition, but re-signing Chris "Birdman" Andersen will have a big impact on the Miami Heat's success next season.<p>This past year, in 42 regular season games, Andersen averaged 4.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and one block per game.<p>In the postseason, after significant time …

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Definitive Guide to Warriors vs. Spurs and Friday's Top NBA Games

Friday night's 12-game NBA schedule might be headlined by the heavyweight bout out West, but a strong undercard makes this slate a 12-round slugfest for hoops heads.<p>The New York Knicks get their second straight shot at the pesky Charlotte Bobcats, and the first chance to prove they can play without …

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Steve Blake hits a 3 in the closing seconds to lift the Lakers over the Rockets

When Kobe Bryant suits up for the Los Angeles Lakers, there is very little doubt as to which player will dominate the ball and take big shots in …

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Which Opponents Are the Miami Heat Most Likely to Struggle with This Season?

The Miami Heat are back-to-back NBA champions and favorites to win it all again this year. But make no mistake: This team is not invincible.<p>Like every team, the Heat have holes. And unfortunately for Miami, a few teams right in their own conference have the potential to take advantage of those …

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Green's 3 lifts Celtics to 111-110 win over Heat

MIAMI (AP) -- Jeff Green found the only possible spot in the littlest possible time to stun the Miami Heat.<p>Green hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to …

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Is Nick Young 'Kobe Lite' at a Dollar Store Price?

Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young blazed an erratic orbit over the past six seasons with three NBA teams. The Los Angeles Lakers offered him a minimum salary contract this summer, hoping to capture lightning in a bottle at a dollar-store price.<p>First, it’s worth noting that Young’s a local product. The pride of …

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Paul Pierce's 3-Pointer Gets the Ultimate 'Shooter's Bounce'

Basketball players sometimes get lucky with what they call a "shooter's bounce," where a shot takes a bounce or two before falling through.<p>Paul Pierce, however, got the ultimate "shooter's bounce" on this shot against the Pacers, and his teammates look pretty excited about it. The ball bounces on …

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Can LA Lakers Play Western Conference Spoiler All Season?

The Los Angeles Lakers used to be the hunted, but this new hunter's role appears to be fitting quite well.<p>With an aging roster and a hobbled Kobe Bryant (Achilles) still missing in action, expectations couldn't have been lower outside the locker room.<p>After scoring a pair of early season victories …

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Are Mark Jackson's Game Management Skills Holding Golden State Warriors Back?

When the Golden State Warriors handed their head coaching reins to Mark Jackson in 2011, the former player-turned-broadcaster reached deep into the sports cliche bag.<p>Jackson was mum on any systematic switches he'd make, but that wasn't for a lack of talking. He lobbed out a playoff prediction. He …

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