Five Fast Facts from NBA Games: 2.11.13

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While we get ready for Lent, Valentines Day and the All-Star break, SheridanHoops.com presents five interesting items from the previous evening’s NBA games. Six games were on the schedule on Monday night. The Spurs won without their “Big Three” in Chicago, the Nets ended their losing streak in Indiana and seven was the luckiest and unluckiest number in Charlotte.

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SH Blog: The 3-Man Weave, Week 1

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In SheridanHoops’ latest weekly installment, contributors Jeremy Bauman, Maxwell Ogden and Ben Baroff are happy to introduce the 3-Man Weave. Once a week we’ll be bringing you three different opinions on the latest topics around the NBA.

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Five Fast Facts From NBA Games 2.1.13

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Good morning. Gotta go somewhere in a jiffy but still need to catch up on last night’s NBA action? Gotcha covered. A 12-game slate Friday night did not see a lot of substance. In fact, only one of 12 games was decided by less than nine points as Brooklyn beat a depleted Chicago team 93-89. This isn’t to say there weren’t a few interesting tidbits worth mentioning. To the facts! 

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Tweet of the Day: Leandro Barbosa

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In the face of adversity, particularly as it relates to severe injuries, the best teams tend to take the “next man up” approach, choosing to focus on the personnel they still have, rather than that which was lost. That is the attitude that can be found in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics, less than a week after finding out that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL that will require surgery, will now be

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SH Blog: Rudy Gay Trade Imminent; Rondo getting second opinion; Cavs want Oden, too?

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The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed in principle to trade Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, and details are still being worked out according to ESPN’s Marc Stein: “The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a trade that will send leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Raptors, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Sources told ESPN.com that the Grizzlies will acquire forward Ed Davis and veteran guard Jose Calderon from the Raptors and then move Calderon on to a third team to ultimately make this a three-team

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Brook Lopez to replace Rajon Rondo as All-Star

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NEW YORK — The best center in the NBA, statistically at least, is going to the All-Star Game after all. Brook Lopez was chosen Wednesday by commissioner David Stern to replace the injured Rajon Rondo in the league’s showcase event on Feb. 17. The news came just hours before Lopez and the Nets were set to play the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat at the Barclays Center. Lopez is averaging 18.6 points and shooting 52.3 percent from the field for Brooklyn, which currently

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SH Blog: Gasol still unhappy about benching, will not request trade; JVG rants about Howard on ABC

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Kobe Bryant, or Magic Bryant? Whatever you want to call him, the Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard has drastically changed his style of play over the past two games for the greater good of his reeling team. And it’s working out quite swimmingly, too. After suffering 10 losses out of 12 contests, Bryant dropped his quest to lead the league in scoring and decided to put his focus on more important things – at least for the current make of this team –

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