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Michael C. Jones is a Southern California-based sports journalist, editor, and blogger covering professional and collegiate sports across the country. You can read his work at Yahoo! Sports and Examiner.com.

He is the Editor of Sports Out West, a West Coast-centric sports hub.

Follow Michael on Twitter @MikeJonesTweets for Tweets about a lot of things in addition to sports, but mostly sports.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Los Angeles Angels
  • NBA Los Angeles Lakers
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF UCLA Bruins
  • NCAAB UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
  • NHL Anaheim Ducks
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NBA scores: Durant not enough, Cousins too much

From an injury scare in Cleveland to a a few resilient comebacks, New Year's Eve featured plenty of intense NBA action to whet our appetites for 2014.

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Aldridge shines in Blazers' road win

The depleted Thunder had few answers for LaMarcus Aldridge in one of his strongest games of the year, despite a dominant performance from Kevin Durant.

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Cousins goes berserk in final minute to lift Kings

James Harden was superb, but DeMarcus Cousins was better, especially in the final 60 seconds of a shocking upset.

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Asik rumors heating up, 5 teams in play

There are plenty of suitors for the disgruntled Rockets big man, and now the only question seems to be where he'll end up.

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Kobe, Pau lead Lakers past Grizz

The Lakers veterans were clutch down the stretch in the Lakers' latest road win.

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How long will Parker be out?

The shin contusion the Spurs' floor general suffered on Monday will keep him out -- but for how long?

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Harden injury: Houston has a big problem

The basketball gods dealt the Houston Rockets a harsh blow when the team got word of how severe James Harden's ankle injury is.

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Only 2 NBA players left for potential amnesty

After 20 teams used the amnesty clause of 2011 to shed unwanted contracts, two more among the rest are still eligible today.

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Durant leads Thunder in gritty win vs. Hawks

The Hawks played hard down the stretch and gave the Thunder all they could muster, but in the end, OKC made the stops necessary to stave off the comeback.

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Frustrated Asik switches agents

The Rockets big man is showing through his latest action that he's fed up in Houston and wants to facilitate a move elsewhere.

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Cousins rewarding Kings

With the uncertainty of his future behind him, DeMarcus Cousins is rewarding the Kings with a strong start to the new season.

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Carter-Williams, Oladipo notch career-firsts

The future of the NBA is bright, and Tuesday night was a prime example of that fact as two of 2013's most promising rookies each notched a career milestone.

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Will the Lakers keep Pau Gasol waiting?

The Lakers haven't spoken with their big man about a contract extension to this point. Could it be a sign that he's spending his last year in purple and gold?

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Magic F Harris hurting again

After missing five weeks with a high ankle sprain, a setback has the forward concerned over his return to form.

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Another poster for Wall's wall

The Lakers are the latest opposing team to be featured on Wall's collection of posters. See why in this incredible display of athleticism.

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Why J.J. Redick is thriving in Los Angeles

The Clippers' new shooting guard is benefiting from a number of factors on his new team. One of the major ones is Chris Paul.

Marcus Smart shines over fab freshmen on Tuesday

Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins all continue to impress as well.

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Bosh leads Heat past Hawks

The Heat forced 24 turnovers and stifled the visiting Hawks in a rout.

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Barnes could return Wednesday, listed day-to-day

The second-year forward is nearing a return, and that's great news for the 3-1 Warriors as they look to remain on top of the Western Conference.

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George shines as Indy stays perfect vs. Pistons

Indiana showed that it's a complete team as its stars found a variety of ways to contribute to the effort to remain undefeated.

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Hibbert connects with George for impressive finish

Paul George got an outstanding pass from an unlikely source.

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Beverley confirms he'll return ahead of schedule

The Rockets point guard will return ahead of schedule and provide a boost to the struggling perimeter defense.

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Chandler goes down with knee injury

The Knicks may be without their defensive anchor for the remainder of the game vs. the Bobcats, though no official word has come down regarding his return.

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#LePutBack

LeBron James is incredibly athletic, and we know it. But he likes to remind us every now and then, and we oblige by gawking and making GIFs like this.

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Howard's debut, OKC-Utah clash set for Wednesday

Will Howard be the final piece to the Rockets' championship puzzle? Also, how will the Nets look when led by two veterans who know what it takes to win?

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Bulls surge late, fall to Heat in opener

The Heat showed balance and poise on offense through most of the game, but Chicago made things interesting late, eventually falling short of a remarkable comeback.

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Heat take big lead on Bulls into the half

If there was a question going into the game about how long it would take the Heat to forget about last season's success, the answer looked a lot like 12 minutes.

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Report: Westbrook could beat timetable for return

The Thunder guard is ahead of schedule and could make his 2013-14 season debut sooner than anticipated after undergoing surgery earlier in the month.

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Barnes out 2 games with lingering foot issue

The Warriors have been mum on exactly what's going on with the second-year forward's foot and are being cautious.

What's next for Fab Melo?

The former first-round pick could be considered one of the biggest busts of the NBA Lottery era. How did it happen so soon?

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