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Hayward, Jennings in Call of Duty Grudge Match

May 24, 2012 | by Juan Martinez, Examiner.com
Hayward, Jennings in Call of Duty Grudge Match

To celebrate the launch of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection 2, Activision and Infinity Ward invited members of the press to check out the new maps and modes down in Venice Beach and participate in a sports-themed Grudge Match featuring Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks and Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz.

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Carl Landry Should Stay

May 22, 2012 | by Ryan Schwan, Hornets 24/7
Carl Landry Should Stay

If there is any place on the floor that the Hornets seem to have lots of options this off-season, it is the frontcourt.  The draft has a group of promising young power forwards and the Hornets already have Okafor, Jason Smith and Gustavo Ayon under contract – not to mention tweener forward AFA.  As a result here’s a question I ...

Tags: Carl Landry , New Orleans Hornets , NBA , Basketball , free agency

Andrew Nicholson Generating Interest

May 22, 2012 | by David Zavac, Fear the Sword
Andrew Nicholson Generating Interest

As Cavaliers fans anxiously await May 30 to figure out just where the team will be slotted in the 2012 draft lottery, there are already rumblings about different teams' plans for improving. After the jump, see what people are talking about.

1. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, It sounds as if the Oklahoma City Thunder, and perhaps the Boston Celtics, are ...

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Young Looks Back on Season

May 21, 2012 | by Michael Lee, Washington Post
Young Looks Back on Season

Nick Young’s season ended quietly and his clothing was a lot less loud on Sunday as he exited Staples Center, possibly for the final time as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Young scored just three points off the bench in 10 minutes as the San Antonio Spurs swept the Clippers out of the playoffs with a 102-99 win. He ...

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Turiaf's Exciting Week Ends as Bosh Fill-In

May 13, 2012 | by Ethan Skolnick, Palm Beach Post
Turiaf's Exciting Week Ends as Bosh Fill-In

It was one of the reasons Ronny Turiaf signed with Miami in March, the chance for his 81-year-old grandmother Annie to see him play an NBA game in person for the first time.

It merely took two surprises.

For the past month, the veteran frontcourt player has contributed mostly as a manic spectator, wildly cheering from the bench. After Chris Bosh's first-half ...

Tags: Ronny Turiaf , Miami Heat , Chris Bosh , playoffs , NBA , Basketball

Gibson: Bulls Must Impose Their Will

May 03, 2012
Gibson: Bulls Must Impose Their Will

Many have tried to break down the Bulls' surprising and disheartening Game 2 loss to the 76ers at home Tuesday. A lot of analysis went into what the Bulls did wrong and what they didn't do right.

But for forward Taj Gibson, any analysis came down to just one word -- will.

"The lack of defensive play the last game was bad. ...

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DeMarre Carroll Is Fearless Against Houston

Apr 13, 2012 | by Brian T. Smith, Salt Lake Tribune
DeMarre Carroll Is Fearless Against Houston

DeMarre Carroll was mentored by Memphis Grizzlies toughman Tony Allen. When Carroll starred in college at Missouri, he was called Junkyard Dog. In the Jazz’s 103-91 win against the Rockets on Wednesday, he re-sharpened his teeth.

Utah’s starting small forward recorded 10 points and seven rebounds — four offensive — building on his career-high 16-point outing Sunday at San Antonio.

Two fearless ...

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Knicks' Novak Has Good Game in Hometown

Apr 12, 2012 | by Howie Kussoy, New York Post
Knicks' Novak Has Good Game in Hometown

Steve Novak was glad to be home, even if his home was not quite as happy to have him.

The Wisconsin native, who starred at Brown Deer High School and later at Marquette, helped bury his favorite boyhood team, scoring 10 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, in the Knicks’ 111-107 win over the Bucks last night at the Bradley ...

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Hayward Scores Season-High 29 in Utah Win

Apr 11, 2012 | by Associated Press
Hayward Scores Season-High 29 in Utah Win

Running out of games and healthy bodies, the Utah Jazz turned to their budding star to keep their fading playoff hopes alive in Houston.

Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 29 points to lead the Jazz to a 103-91 win over the Rockets on Wednesday night.

Utah came into the game holding the No. 10 spot in the Western Conference, but only 1½ ...

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Smith Leads Hornets Past Kings

Apr 11, 2012 | by Brett Martel, Associated Press
Smith Leads Hornets Past Kings

Monty Williams decided it was time to loosen the reins on Jason Smith. By the looks of things, the Hornets coach won't be reeling the blossoming 7-footer back in any time soon.

Smith scored 22 points, hitting 10 of 12 shots, to lead New Orleans to a 105-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

"I've watched his development and I've ...

Tags: Jason Smith , New Orleans Hornets , Basketball

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