Dec 31

The Weekend Dime returns with the numbers that tell the tale of 2011 and news, notes and more from around the NBA.


Dec 31

Canada capped a perfect run in the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship with a 3-2 victory over the United States on Saturday night.

Dec 31

Andre Iguodala had 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, Lou Williams added 23 points off the bench and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame a sluggish start to beat the Golden State Warriors 107-79 on Saturday night.

Dec 31

Kim Clijsters began preparation for the defense of her Australian Open singles title with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Romania’s Simona Halep in the first round of the Brisbane International on Sunday.

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Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, Tyson Chandler had 18 of his 22 in the second half, and the New York Knicks assumed control early in beating the Sacramento Kings 114-92 on Saturday night.

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Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, Daequan Cook hit four 3-pointers in quick succession to help Oklahoma City pull away in the first half and the Thunder led wire to wire in a 107-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

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Kevin Martin scored 27 points, Kyle Lowry matched a career high with 18 assists and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish in a 95-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

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Michael Ryder and Loui Eriksson scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Dallas Stars ended the Boston Bruins’ seven-game winning streak, beating the defending Stanley Cup champions 4-2 on Saturday night.

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Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 18 saves in his first game in Anaheim since the Ducks traded him nearly two years ago, and Milan Hejduk scored two goals in the Colorado Avalanche’s 4-2 victory on Saturday night.

Dec 31

Bobby Butler scored the decisive goal in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 win over the slumping Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.