Dwyane Wade stepped up when LeBron James got into foul trouble in the first quarter against Miami's main competition in the East, the Pacers, ending up with 32 points in a vintage performance. Though LeBron was limited, he still wound up with 24 points, nine rebounds and seven dimes. It all culminated in a 10-0 run towards the end of the game, including a huge three from Ray Allen, and the Heat winning in Indiana, 97-94, in the last meeting of the two teams until March. That should be one to circle on the calendars, particularly given all the time Paul George has to taste that leftover salt from a no-call at the buzzer.

 

OH... and this.

 

The NBA also announced Miami's first nickname jersey date will be Jan 21, which is when this will be debuted.

 

 

The Chicago Bulls found their offense, but it wasn't nearly enough to beat the hot-shooting Rockets, who sent the Bulls to their 11th loss in 14 games, winning 109-94.

 

Hockey's governing body will consider a proposal to ban fighting in youth hockey leagues.

 

Lindsay Vonn placed second in downhill training for the Winter Olympics yesterday.

 

Bobcats-Raptors. OT. Less than a second left on the clock. Kemba Walker gets the inbounds pass. Go.

 

Here were the top highlights from around the NBA.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Complex counts down the top 30 album covers of 2013.

 

Jay Z launched his own brand of cigar.

 

Angel Haze fired off a series of angry Tweets and eventually uploaded her album to Soundcloud because her record label decided to release her album in March. They eventually caved and agreed to release it on Dec 30.

 

The LOX kicked a quick freestyle over Pusha T's "Nosetalgia."

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

President Obama is pleased with the budget deal finally in place, and hopes the newfound ability to agree on something will inspire more stability in Congress and expand upon some of the items discussed during the negotiations.

 

40 million Target credit and debit cards may have been hacked.

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Mike WiLL got ATL together for a remix of Future's "Sh!t," featuring Jeezy, Pastor Troy and TI.