Scoring Title Long Shot For Love

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VIDEO: GameTime examines the controversial ending against Dallas

When it was over, after Shawn Marion had raked Kevin Love‘s right arm to thwart what might have been the game-tying jumper while somehow avoiding the whistle that could have delivered those points from the line, all Love and the rest inside Target Center could do was stare. And smile, in the bewildered Love’s case, or bark the way Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman and so many fans did at the referees exiting the court as swiftly as the Dallas Mavericks. (Even the NBA, early on Tuesday, had to admit that their guys had messed that one up.)

It was a painful end to an inferior performance by Minnesota (a 21-point deficit prior to the scramble back, just five points from Wolves reserves, vaporish defense enabling Marion’s 32 points).

It also was Exhibit A in the case against Love…

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Concern Abounds For Thunder As Westbrook Tries To Heal Up Again

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VIDEO:GameTime’s crew breaks down the implication of Russell Westbrook’s knee injury

HANG TIME SOUTHWEST — Starting tonight in Oklahoma City (8 p.m. ET, NBA TV), the Thunder and Trail Blazers will play three times in a span of 43 days. Out of nowhere these two Northwest Division teams separated by 1,500 miles and 1.5 games are on the brink of a meaningful rivalry in a division too often devoid of such anticipated matchups.

Unfortunately much of the oomph vanished with Friday’s out-of-nowhere announcement from Oklahoma City that its All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook needed a third surgery on his right knee in eight months and will be out at least through the mid-February All-Star break.

The Blazers won the initial meeting, a 111-104 thriller in Portland on Dec. 4. The remainder of this regular-season series will be played with the Thunder down a superstar, potentially…

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Morning Shootaround — Dec. 31

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VIDEO:The Daily Zap for games played Dec. 30

NEWS OF THE MORNING

Report: Lakers, Cavs talk Gasol-for-Bynum swap | Rondo to D-League for rehab? | Adelman rails over Wolves’ loss to Mavs | Jazz show more improvement

No. 1:Report: Lakers, Cavs talk Gasol-for-Bynum swap — Disgraced Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum had his best years in the NBA as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Pau Gasol, the Lakers power forward who has fallen out of favor with coach Mike D’Antoni, could use a change of scenery himself, too. Those factors, plus a looming luxury tax hit facing the Lakers has L.A. pondering a move that would briefly bring Bynum back to Lakerland, if only to help the Lakers’ cap situation in the immediate future. BrianWindhorst and Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN.com have more on the deal talks between Cleveland and Los Angeles:

The…

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Beyonce Reveals: ‘I Was 195 Pounds When I Gave Birth’ To Blue Ivy

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Beyonce revealed that she was 195 pounds at her heaviest when she gave birth to Blue Ivy, and she worked hard to lose the baby weight! That’s precisely why she’s not afraid to flaunt her amazing body in her new videos. In the ‘Liberation’ segment of her ‘Self-Titled’ documentary, Bey also defends her sexy moves!

Beyonce experienced a total sexual re-awakening after giving birth to her now 1-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. The mom revealed she dropped 65 pounds after giving birth to her daughter, and she wanted to show off her curves and sensual dance moves like she had before having her child. “Just because you become a mother doesn’t mean you lose who you are,” Beyonce said in her video segment, “Liberation.”

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Dwyane Wade: Baby With Mystery Ex Before Gabrielle Union Engagement

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The Miami Heat guard reportedly welcomed a baby boy with a mystery woman while he was on a break from his now-fiancée, actress Gabrielle Union. The couple have worked through the unexpected news, and are still excited to get married.

Dwyane Wade reportedly fathered a child with another woman he has known “for years” while he was on a break from his now-fiancée, Gabrielle Union. The pair just announced their engagement on Dec. 20, and Gabrielle is reportedly not letting the baby affect her desire to marry Dwyane.

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