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April 10, 2011 - Lawson hits 10 3s in Nuggets' 130-106 win


Ty Lawson made his first 10 3-pointers Saturday night and scored a career-high 37 points in leading the short-handed Denver Nuggets to a 130-106 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Lawson, who was banged up from Denver's rough-and-tumble loss at Oklahoma City one night before, didn't score until sinking a pair of free throws at the 6-minute mark of the second quarter. He then hit 10 of 11 from beyond the arc, including six during a 9-minute stretch spanning halftime that turned a tight game (41-39) into a laugher. Read more here.


April 5, 2011 - Arvydas Sabonis enters NBA Hall of Fame


One of the greatest player to ever play the game, Arvydas Sabonis, has finally been picked for NBA Hall of Fame. He was on the list of candidates several times before but only now Sabas received a well deserved recognition. The 220 cm Lithuanian center was not only lethal in the paint. His amazing understanding of the game and passes that many point guards could only dream of made Sabas a truly exceptional player. After dominating European and international scene for a decade, Sabonis moved to NBA in 1995-96 season after signing a deal with Portland Trail Blazers. Sabas made his NBA debut at the age of 31 but was still able to make an impact despite being slowed down by Achilles and knee injuries that cost him some of his athleticism. Read more here.


April 4, 2011 - Wallace has 19 and Blazers down Mavs 104-96


Gerald Wallace scored 19 points and the Portland Trail Blazers took advantage of the road-weary Dallas Mavericks for a 104-96 victory on Sunday night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points for the Blazers, who have won eight straight at home. Overall, Portland has won seven of its last 10 as it jockeys for playoff position in the Western Conference. The Blazers were sitting in the sixth spot, a game in front of Memphis and New Orleans with five games to go. Shawn Marion had 19 points for Dallas, which has lost three straight. The Mavericks looked sluggish for good reason: It was their fourth game in five nights and the final stop on a six-game trip. Read more here.


March 27, 2011 - Griffin leads Clippers over Raptors 94-90


Blake Griffin had 22 points and 16 rebounds, Chris Kaman added 17 points and 12 boards, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Toronto 94-90 on Saturday night to hand the Raptors their fourth straight loss. The Clippers had lost their previous five meetings with the Raptors by an average of 17.4 points. Eric Gordon, who missed his first 11 shots in Friday's 112-104 loss to the Lakers, had 17 points after getting into early foul trouble, and Mo Williams finished with just nine points after scoring a season-high 30 against the two-time defending champions. Ed Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who ended a 1-4 road trip in which they fell behind by more than 40 points to both Denver and Golden State. Read more here.


March 19, 2011 - Gasol fuels Lakers to win over struggling Wolves


Pau Gasol scored a team-high 25 points and Andrew Bynum added 14 rebounds before being ejected to help the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-98 Friday. Minnesota led 51-49 at halftime and then 94-93 with 3:52 left on the clock but Spanish forward Gasol knocked in a two-point jump shot to spark an unbroken eight-point run by the Lakers as they regained control in a physical encounter. All-Star guard Kobe Bryant scored 18 points for Los Angeles, despite a sprained left ankle, while Shannon Brown contributed 14 from the bench on five-for-seven shooting. The (49-20) Lakers, who have won 11 of 12 games since the All-Star break, move one game ahead of the (48-21) Dallas Mavericks into sole second place in the Western Conference. Read more here.


March 11, 2011 - Bosh fires Heat to victory over Lakers


Chris Bosh stepped up to help the star-studded Miami Heat snap a five-game losing streak with a 94-88 win over the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Bosh, who had complained about his limited role in the team's offense during their slump, led Miami with 24 points and nine rebounds as the Southeast Division-leading Heat secured a playoffs berth. "I was aggressive coming to the ball, but they were unselfish dumping it to me," Bosh told reporters. "I wasn't playing around. I was just going to focus on going hard." Read more here.


March 5, 2011 - Nets beat Raptors 116-103 in Europe's 1st NBA game


The New Jersey Nets are still far away from their Russian owner's goal of making the team a global brand and NBA champion. But for now, at least, they're the league's most successful team in games played in Europe. Brook Lopez scored 25 points and New Jersey ended a six-game losing streak with a 116-103 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday in the first regular-season game on the continent. Kris Humphries had 18 points and 17 rebounds and Deron Williams earned his first win since being acquired from the Utah Jazz last week, adding 16 points and 11 assists. Read more here.


February 27, 2011 - Deng leads Bulls past Bucks 83-75


Luol Deng scored 19 points, Derrick Rose had 17 and the surging Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-75 on Saturday night. Chicago has won six of seven to improve to 15-4 since Jan. 14, putting pressure on Boston and Miami at the top of the Eastern Conference. Joakim Noah had eight points and 17 rebounds for the Bulls, who beat the Heat 93-89 on Thursday night. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored a second-high 16 points and John Salmons added 14 points for the Bucks. Earl Boykins entered the game for the first time in the fourth quarter and scored Milwaukee's first 10 points of the period. Salmons hit a 3-pointer to trim the Bulls' lead to 78-72 with 3:56 remaining. Read more here.


February 22, 2011 - Knicks, Nuggets agree on Anthony deal


The New York Knicks ended the Carmelo Anthony trade saga and their quest for a second superstar with one blockbuster deal. The Knicks beat out the rival New Jersey Nets to win the Anthony sweepstakes by agreeing to a trade with the Denver Nuggets on Monday, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The deal that would finish the season-long trade speculation involving Denver's All-Star forward and send him to his desired destination can't be finalized until Tuesday during a conference call with the NBA office. Assuming it goes through, it puts Anthony alongside Amare Stoudemire in a potentially explosive frontcourt — at a heavy cost to the Knicks, who hoped in July to sign two top stars but came away with only one. Read more here.


February 21, 2011 - Kobe shines brightest of All Stars in West victory



The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant won a record-tying fourth All-Star Game most valuable player award as he led the Western Conference to a 148-143 victory in front of his home fans on Sunday. Bryant electrified a celebrity-filled Staples Center crowd with an array of slam dunks and led all players with 37 points and 14 rebounds. "I wanted to come out and play hard and put on a good show," said Bryant, who joins Bob Pettit as the only player to win four All-Star MVP trophies. "It feels great being at home here and playing in front of the home crowd." Read more here.


February 20, 2011 - Blake Griffin soars over car to win slam dunk contest



Blake Griffin soared over an automobile and into a new stratosphere on Saturday with an awe-inspiring performance to win the NBA's slam dunk contest. The Los Angeles Clippers rookie, who has created a frenzy this season with highlight reel dunks, caught a pass out of the sunroof from team mate Baron Davis and threw down a two-handed dunk while a choir sang "I Believe I Can Fly" at midcourt."Just being out here and having the experience of something I watched growing up. To be able to be out here is great," the 21-year-old Griffin told reporters. Read more here.


February 16, 2011 - Ellis leads Warriors past Hornets 102-89


Monta Ellis scored 21 points and Dorell Wright added 16 to help the Golden State Warriors overcome an early 15-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Hornets 102-89 on Tuesday night. David Lee also scored 16 points and Stephen Curry had 14 and eight assists for the Warriors, who have won six of eight games. Five of those wins have come against teams with winning records as Golden State heads into its final game before the All-Star break Wednesday night in Utah playing its best basketball of the season. All-Star point guard Chris Paul was held scoreless for the final 39 minutes for the Hornets, who are limping toward the All-Star break without injured center Emeka Okafor. New Orleans has lost eight of 10 heading into the final game before the break at Portland on Wednesday night. Read more here.


February 11, 2011 - Jerry Sloan resigns from Utah Jazz after 23 years


In an unexpected turn of events, Jerry Sloan have resigned from Utah Jazz, after spending twenty three successful seasons with the franchise. Sloan, who had joined the club in 1988 - and signed a one year contract extension just three days ago - resigned after the team's star Deron Williams accused him of the team's poor performance and record recently. Read more here.


February 6, 2011 - Ellis, Warriors beat Bulls 101-90


Stephen Curry sat in on the coaches meeting Friday, studying, planning and preparing to do something few others have done this season: Stop Derrick Rose. The game plan worked to near perfection. Monta Ellis scored 33 points, Curry had 23 and the Golden State Warriors smothered Rose defensively to snap Chicago's six-game wining streak with a 101-90 victory over the Bulls on Saturday night. "I thought our guys followed (the plan) to a T and kind of bottled him up a little bit," Warriors coach Keith Smart said. "We couldn't let him get his game going early, and that's what he's been able to do against a lot of teams. He sets the tone for their team. We had to make other guys make plays." Read more here.


January 31, 2011 - Celtics defeat Lakers in NBA Finals rematch


Paul Pierce scored 32 points and the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 109-96 in a rematch of last year's NBA Finals, despite a 41-point effort from Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Ray Allen added 21 points and Kevin Garnett, sporting a bandage over a cut on his head, on Sunday contributed 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Celtics, who lost last year's championship series to the Lakers in seven games. "It's another game, but it was definitely an emotional game, especially because we lost game seven here," Pierce said. "It feels good to come back in this building and get a win." Read more here.


January 21, 2011 - Blazers win 4th straight, beat Clippers 108-93


LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and eight rebounds, Wesley Matthews added 28 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 108-93 Thursday night, matching a season high with their fourth straight win. Portland shot 56 percent from the field and went on an 18-6 run to finish the game. Rudy Fernandez had 17 points and Andre Miller added 15 for the Blazers, who are 11-2 in their last 13 home games. Eric Gordon had 35 points for Los Angeles despite playing with an injured tendon on the ring finger of his shooting hand. Blake Griffin added 20 points and 18 rebounds, and Baron Davis had 16 points. Read more here.


January 13, 2011 - Heat's road streak ends in loss to Clippers


Energized by the prospect of taking on the Big Three, the Los Angeles Clippers came out attacking and never let up. Blake Griffin had 24 points and 14 rebounds for his 30th double-double, and the Clippers surprised Miami 111-105 Wednesday night, ending the Heat's 13-game road winning streak. Eric Gordon added 26 points and Baron Davis had 20 points and nine assists for the Clippers, who led virtually the entire game against the NBA's second-best team. It was just the 13th win of the season for Los Angeles. Read more here.


January 6, 2011 - Bryant, Artest lead Lakers to win at Phoenix


Kobe Bryant scored 24 points and four other Los Angeles players reached double figures as the Lakers held off the Phoenix Suns 99-95 on Wednesday night. Jared Dudley led the Suns with 21 points, including three of their 11 3-pointers, but the much bigger Lakers dominated the boards 47-31, including 14-5 on the offensive end. Andrew Bynum scored 14 for Los Angeles, Shannon Brown had 13, Lamar Odom 12 and Ron Artest 11, including a wide-open 3 with 1:30 to play after Phoenix had cut the lead to one. Pau Gasol scored only six points but grabbed nine rebounds. Steve Nash had 11 points and 10 assists for Phoenix. Vince Carter scored 14 but his extra-long 3-point attempt was blocked by Gasol in the final minute. Read more here.


January 1, 2011 - Kobe's late points lead Lakers past 76ers 102-98


Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and hit a tiebreaking jumper with 1:15 to play, and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from consecutive home losses with a 102-98 victory over the pesky Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.
Pau Gasol had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers, and Lamar Odom scored 18 points off the bench as the defending champions barely hung on to win the NBA's final game of 2010. Los Angeles never trailed for the sixth time this season, but also couldn't shake the young Sixers until Philadelphia missed five shots in the final minute. Read more here.



December 26, 2010 - LeBron has triple-double, Heat rout Lakers


LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes.
"Just asked him what he got for Christmas," James said. Although the two superstars wouldn't reveal what angry words they exchanged, it wasn't tough to pick out a few statements Saturday. While Kobe and the Los Angeles Lakers got a disturbing first look at the Miami Heat, LeBron got the last word at Staples Center yet again. Read more here.



December 23, 2010 - Brown is out as Bobcats coach; Silas takes over


After a miserable start to the season in which he took shots at his players and himself, Larry Brown is out as coach of the Charlotte Bobcats in another messy exit in his well-traveled career. Former Charlotte Hornets coach Paul Silas, who has been out of the league since 2005, will direct the team for the rest of the season on an interim basis. Owner Michael Jordan announced Brown's departure in a news release Wednesday, a day after the Bobcats were outscored 31-12 in the fourth quarter in their fourth straight loss. Read more here.


December 17, 2010 - Ginobili sparks Spurs past Nuggets


Manu Ginobili sparked the Spurs to a big fourth-quarter lead and he drew the foul that negated Carmelo Anthony's winning basket in San Antonio's 113-112 escape from the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. The Spurs led 111-108 with 8 seconds left when Anthony got behind the defense for a dunk. Antonio McDyess' inbounds pass was deflected by J.R. Smith off Ginobili's head and into the arms of Anthony, whose basket gave the Nuggets a 112-111 lead with 7.1 seconds left. Read more here.


December 13, 2010 - Magic beat Clippers 94-85 to end 4-game skid


Dwight Howard scored 22 points and the Orlando Magic defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 94-85 Sunday night, snapping skids of four games overall and three straight on the road. Jameer Nelson added 17 points, Vince Carter 13, and Brandon Bass had 13 points and a career high-tying 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Read more here.


December 8, 2010 - Lakers hold on to beat Wizards


Kobe Bryant poured in 32 points and Lamar Odom added 24 with seven rebounds on Tuesday as the reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers held off the Washington Wizards 115-108. Spain's Pau Gasol had 21 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for the Lakers, who nailed victory before heading off on a seven-game, two-week road trip that will include a rematch with the Wizards in Washington on December 14. Read more here.


December 3, 2010 - James has 38 in homecoming, Heat win 118-90


LeBron James insisted it was nothing personal. The final score said otherwise. James scored a season-high 38 points — 24 in a third-quarter clinic — to lead the Miami Heat in a 118-90 blowout win over the Cavaliers, taming a hostile Cleveland crowd even before halftime Thursday night. "I have the utmost respect for this franchise, the utmost respect for these fans," James said afterward. But he spent part of the second half taunting Cleveland's bench. The game that mattered most to the franchise turned into its worst loss of the season so far. Read more here.


December 2, 2010 - Westbrook leads Thunder over Nets 123-120 in 3 OTs


Russell Westbrook capped a 38-point, 15-rebound, nine-assist performance by scoring all of Oklahoma City's 13 points in the third overtime, and the Thunder overcame the absence of an injured Kevin Durant with a 123-120 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night. Jeff Green added a career-high 37 points as the Thunder outlasted New Jersey in a game in which the Nets tied the game at the end of regulation on a running 26-foot 3-pointer by Anthony Morrow, then blew leads of six points in the first overtime and three points with 4.6 seconds to go in the second when Stephen Graham fouled Green on a 3-point attempt. Read more here.


November 27, 2010 - Grizzlies win third straight behind Gay, Mayo


Rudy Gay scored 25 points, O.J. Mayo added 23 in his new role off the bench, and the Memphis Grizzlies withstood a late rally to beat the Golden State Warriors 116-111 on Friday night.
Mayo, who served in a reserve role for the third straight game, shot 8 of 14, including 2 of 5 outside the arc as Memphis won its season-high third straight game.
Golden State center Andris Biedrins had season highs of 28 points and 21 rebounds. Stephen Curry added 26 points, while Monta Ellis added 23 points and eight assists for the Warriors. Read more here.



November 20, 2010 - Knicks hold off late Warriors rally, win 125-119


Raymond Felton scored a career-high 35 points on 13-of-17 shooting and dished out 11 assists, and the New York Knicks held off Golden State's late rally to beat the Warriors 125-119 on Friday night and snap an eight-game losing streak in Oakland.
Amare Stoudemire made a driving layin with 2:42 left and finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari added 23 points and knocked down a key 3-pointer with 1:25 left as New York handed the Warriors their first home loss of the season and ended a four-game skid in the series overall. Read more here.



November 15, 2010 - Suns threaten three-point record to ground Lakers


The Phoenix Suns made 22 three-pointers, the second highest in an NBA game, to beat two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers 121-116 on Sunday.
Jason Richardson scored a game-high 35 points and knocked down seven threes as the Suns (5-4) fell just short of the NBA record of 23 three-pointers set by the Orlando Magic in 2009.
"I didn't know what the record was. I know we made a lot of them," Richardson told reporters. "I didn't know we were close to the record or anything like that."
Steve Nash scored 12 of his 21 points in the final five minutes and added 13 assists. The All-Star point guard found Hedo Turkoglu for a final clinching shot from long distance with 34 seconds left to push the Suns' lead to six. Read more here.



November 14, 2010 - Rockets win again, Knicks lose to 5th straight


Kevin Martin scored 28 points, Luis Scola added 24, and the Houston Rockets climbed a little further out of the hole they dug to start the season by beating the struggling New York Knicks 104-96 on Sunday night
Courtney Lee had 12 for the Rockets, who have won three of four after opening the season with five straight losses. Even without injured starters Yao Ming and Aaron Brooks, they beat the Knicks for the 13th time in 15 meetings.
Amare Stoudemire scored 25 points for the Knicks, who were loudly booed in the fourth quarter of their fifth straight loss. After blowing a 21-point lead Friday in Minnesota, when they were on the wrong end of Kevin Love's 31-point, 31-rebound performance, they missed their first eight shots in the final period to turn this game into a rout. Read more here.



November 9, 2010 - "Superman" powers Magic to win over Hawks


All-Star center Dwight Howard scored a game-high 27 points and powered the Orlando Magic to a 93-89 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.
The Magic, who bullied Atlanta during a 4-0 best-of-seven sweep in last season's playoffs, had to dig deep for a win in the first meeting this season between two of the top teams in the NBA's Eastern Conference.
Orlando won by an average of 25.3 points in eliminating Atlanta during the second round of the 2010 post-season, but the rematch saw a competitive contest throughout with the visitors taking a one-point lead with close to five minutes left. Read more here.



November 9, 2010 - Nowitzki's 25 points lead Mavericks past Celtics


Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, including the go-ahead jumper with less than 20 seconds to play, and the Dallas Mavericks snapped Boston's five-game winning streak with a 89-87 victory over the Celtics on Monday night.
Jason Terry added 17 points, and Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Dallas.
Paul Pierce scored 24 points, Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo had 11 points and 15 assists for the Celtics, who'd won their last three trips to Dallas. Boston held an 87-82 lead with 1:58 left on Pierce's 17-footer. But Nowitzki converted a layup, then Terry made a 3-pointer with 1:13 remaining to tie it at 87. Garnett missed an inside shot with 36 seconds left, and Nowitzki connected from 16 feet on the left wing with 17.4 to play to give Dallas the lead for good. Read more here.



November 7, 2010 - Blazers send Raptors home with winless road trip


Brandon Roy scored 26 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers cruised to a 97-84 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.
Jarrett Jack had 16 points and Andrea Bargnani, Leandro Barbosa and Jose Calderon all scored 12 for the Raptors (1-5), who finished a tough four-game West Coast trip winless and have lost five straight to Portland. Nicolas Batum (20 points), Andre Miller (13 assists) and Marcus Camby (16 rebounds) all had season highs for the Blazers, who are 5-2 despite a recent spate of injuries. Read more here.



November 7, 2010 - Miami's "Big Three" sizzle in win over New Jersey


Miami's 'Big Three' took turns powering the Heat to their second win over the New Jersey Nets in a week with a 101-89 victory on Saturday.
Dwyane Wade was spectacular in the first half, LeBron James seized control in the third quarter and Chris Bosh carried the team through the fourth.
"Tonight was another one of those games we showed the excitement of playing with one another," Wade said.
Wade's 23 first-half points paced the Heat to a narrow 55-51 lead and the Heat tightened their defense to limit the Nets to 17 points in the third quarter. James had 14 points for Miami in the quarter as they opened a 19-point lead at 87-68. Read more here.



October 31, 2010 - Rose's 39 lift Bulls past Pistons, 101-91


Derrick Rose matched a career high with 39 points and the Chicago Bulls staged a big rally to beat the Detroit Pistons 101-91 on Saturday night.
Chicago trailed by 21 early in the third quarter and was still down 86-73 about three minutes into the fourth when it went on a 19-2 run to pull out a dramatic win in the home opener.
Rose was serenaded by "MVP! MVP!" chants down the stretch, and he certainly played like one, scoring eight in the final period, but he had help. Read more here.



October 28, 2010 - Heat beat 76ers 97-87 in 1st win for Big 3


LeBron James and his new teammates are playing like a work in progress, not a title contender.
Relax, Heat fans. There's plenty of time for the triumphant trio to work out the kinks.
James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have their first win with Miami, and the Big Three got help from some big 3s in the Heat's 97-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
"We're not at our peak, we're not even close," Wade said. "Eventually when it's time to be there, we will."
Playing with purpose a night after an 88-80 loss in a hyped showdown with Boston, the three looked as if they still need some games to get used to playing with each other. Only Wade, with 30 points, looked particularly sharp against the Sixers. The Heat hit three straight 3-pointers in the third quarter to bust open an eight-point halftime lead. Read more here.



October 27, 2010 - Lakers rally past Rockets, 112-110 in opener


The Lakers' emotions ran high when the lights went down at Staples Center. They walked to center court one at a time, accepting a gaudy ring before saying something heartfelt about the next teammate in line.
The two-time NBA champions needed every bit of that family bond just to survive the first test in a season that's sure to be full of them.
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, newcomer Steve Blake hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds left, and Los Angeles rallied late for a 112-110 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Read more here.



October 27, 2010 - Celtics beat the Heat to spoil LeBron's Miami debut


The Boston Celtics spoiled the opening act of LeBron James's latest quest for a NBA title by defeating the Miami Heat 88-80 on Tuesday in a highly anticipated match-up of Eastern Conference powerhouses.
James, the two-time MVP who signed with the Heat as a free agent in the off-season after seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, scored 31 points but had eight turnovers in the season-opener for both teams.
"We all know Rome wasn't built in one day, so it's going to take time, and we understand that," said James, who hit 10 of 21 shots but had trouble finding his rhythm from the outside. Read more here.



October 7, 2010 - NBA Europe live 2010 and Euroleague American tour 2010


The attention of sports fans around the globe will turn to Barcelona, Spain on Thursday for the first meeting in 12 years between the champions of basketball's two most prestigious professional competitions. As part of NBA Europe Live, two of the best-known names in sports, Regal FC Barcelona and the Los Angeles Lakers, will face off at the very start of the season following their respective titles in the Euroleague and the NBA. Although the context is a friendly exhibition game, the players on both teams left no doubt that winning is the objective. They even made comparisons to similar transatlantic sports events, like the Intercontinental Cup of soccer and the Ryder Cup in golf. There will be no trophy on Thursday, but a plenty of pride will be in play when the two teams take the floor before 17,000 fans in Palau Sant Jordi. Read more here.


July 16, 2010 - Scola stays with the Rockets


Luis Scola got the offer he was expecting from the Rockets and will continue his career in Houston. A lot of rumors were linking Scola to Panathinaikos and Olympiacos this past week, but as TalkBasket already analysed, there was no realistical chance that Scola would come to Greece.
30-year old Scola agrred upon a five-year deal, worth 47 million dollars with Houston. This could open the door for a possible return of David Andersen to Europe, who reportedly is a candidate for joining Olympiacos.


(Talkbasket)

July 9, 2010 - LeBron James makes his pick: He's going to Miami



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LeBron James walked away from the comforts of home to chase an NBA championship.

Perhaps the most hysterically-hyped free agent in sports history, James announced Thursday night on national TV that he plans to leave Cleveland to join the Miami Heat for a chance to play with Olympic teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

It's a power trio that could rock the league for years to come.

"I can't say it was always in my plans, because I never thought it was possible," said James, who wrestled with his decision for weeks. "But the things that the Miami Heat franchise have done, to free up cap space and be able to put themselves in a position this summer to have all three of us, it was hard to turn down.

"Those are two great players, two of the greatest players that we have in this game today."

Add in James, and Miami has a three-headed monster.

Ending weeks of round-the-clock speculation, the two-time MVP said he was uncertain until the eleventh hour before deciding that the only way he could fulfill his dreams of winning multiple championships was to leave his home state and a city that hasn't sprayed championship champagne in 46 years.
 

See ya, Cleveland.

Sorry, New York, Chicago, New Jersey, Los Angeles and all you other NBA cities who came calling.

Hello, South Beach.
Read more here.








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