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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - A lot has been made of Jose Calderon's ability to pass.

Modified: 02/14/13 12:51:22 AM

Vince Carter was eventually going to make it to 29th on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

Modified: 02/14/13 12:56:42 AM

In a much-needed show of force Wednesday night, the Dallas Mavericks stormed into the All-Star break with a very impressive 123-100 triumph over the Sacramento Kings at American Airlines Center.

Modified: 02/14/13 01:11:49 AM

Mark Jackson is the Warriors' chief cheery optimist, Andrew Bogut is the snarling catalyst, and the Warriors very much need them both at their loudest and strongest.

Modified: 02/14/13 02:06:30 AM

For the first time in 17 days, the Los Angeles Clippers played a game at home.

Modified: 02/14/13 02:26:21 AM

Blake Griffin tallied 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers made it look easy in taking a 106-96 victory over a Houston Rockets team playing without James Harden.

Modified: 02/14/13 01:56:38 AM

Caron Butler scored 17 of his 19 points in the opening quarter when the Clippers shot 77 percent and Los Angeles led all the way in beating the Houston Rockets 106-96 on Wednesday night for their third win in a row.

Modified: 02/14/13 01:16:50 AM

MINNEAPOLIS - This time last year, the Timberwolves headed into All-Star break jubilant, dancing off the Target Center floor after they trailed Utah by 18 points but won on Luke Ridnour's floating runner at the final horn.

Modified: 02/14/13 01:11:49 AM

Carmelo Anthony's All-Star game start could be in jeopardy after he received a deep bruise in his right arm that caused numbness.

Modified: 02/14/13 12:16:52 AM

San Antonio finally got its "Big Three" back on the floor, but it was Kawhi Leonard who stole the show on Wednesday. Leonard buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left off a nice feed from Tony Parker to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 96-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Leonard finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Parker poured in a game-high 24 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds for the Spurs, who head into the All-Star break on a three-game winning streak. Parker returned after missing Monday's win with right knee soreness, while Tim Duncan (left knee soreness) played for the first time in four games and Manu Ginobili (left hamstring) returned from a five-game absence. Duncan donated 13 points and six rebounds and Ginobili added five points and six assists off the bench to help San Antonio earn its 14th win in its last 15 games. Dion Waiters led Cleveland with 20 points and six rebounds, while Tyler Zeller chipped in 16 points and nine boards for the Cavs, who have lost three straight on the heels of a three-game winning streak.

Modified: 02/14/13 02:11:14 AM

Michael Jordan turns 50 in a few days, as the cover of the new Sports Illustrated reminds us with supernaturally large numbers. Jordan's greatness has proved non-transferable - his magic on a basketball court not rescuing him from failure as a team owner and executive - yet his mythic aura survives, even grows. The very fact that Michael turning 50 apparently rates as major news is funny, as if we'd assumed he alone might be impervious to the hands of time.

Modified: 02/14/13 12:01:28 AM

Looking for momentum in their last game before the all-star break, the Philadelphia 76ers found disappointment.

Modified: 02/13/13 11:56:27 PM

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