Five Fast Facts From NBA Games 1.24.13

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Making the most of waking hours, SheridanHoops.com’s newest daily feature presents five items from the previous night in the NBA. A slow night in the NBA last night saw the Knicks end a losing streak in Boston, an upset to help a fresh start in Phoenix and a buzzer-beater in Orlando that has a player convinced the basketball gods are against his team. Meanwhile the NBA announced their reserves for the All-Star game, as six first-time players, but not Stepen Curry, will

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SH Blog: Carlesimo says he’s the best coach for Nets, Rivers defends Garnett

Don’t look now, but the good times are rolling for the Brooklyn Nets again, as it did when the team won 11 of its first 15 contests to begin the season. Rape investigations aside, of course. So who’s to thank for the turnaround? Improving to 20-15 from 14-14 since the dismissal of Avery Johnson, the team has played with much better chemistry in recent games, and more importantly, the play of point guard Deron Williams has gone up several notches. Certainly, interim

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Tweet of the Night: Jerry Ferrara

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“@: Epic EPIC comeback. Hard loss. @” that was a gut punch!!!!!!
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A gut punch, indeed, if you are the New York Knicks. Jerry Ferrara – star of hit TV show “Entourage” –  watched his Knicks come all the way back from 27 points down against the Sacramento Kings on the road, only to see it end in heartbreaking fashion. Up by two points with 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Jason Kidd, the most reliable Knick of all, turned the ball over on an errant lob pass to Tyson Chandler. Then, this

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SH Blog: Ten Christmas Day Observations

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There wasn’t a 50-point showing – heck, there wasn’t even a 40-point outing! – on Christmas this year, but the NBA provided a quintuplet of matchups that helped to put things in perspective through nearly two months of the season. SheridanHoops had an eye on the tube at all times. Below is an observation regarding the 10 teams who participated in the holiday’s hoops festivities: Boston Celtics: They might be hovering around the .500 mark through the first quarter of the season, but this

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SH Blog: D’Alessandro rips Deron Williams, Jeff Van Gundy questions Williams’ work ethic

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What has gotten into the abilities of the once-great Deron Williams? This is a guy that was once touted as the best point guard in the league during his tenure as a Jazz. Clearly, that sentiment was still strong over this past summer when he was heavily pursued by teams, before the coveted guard chose to sign with the Brooklyn Nets for nearly $100 million. Is it a simple case of a lack of effort for the guard, who has been handsomely paid?

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