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Sing-along

Teams and their should-be anthems
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LAST WEEK MATT BARNES posted a video of his Clippers teammates belting out an a capella version of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer." It was an odd choice for L.A., which is in second place in the Pacific Division, but a look at the 2014 music charts reveals a few songs that are better matches for particular squads. Here are the tunes and who should sing them.

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Song/Artist

Team/Vocalist

Wrecking Ball/Miley Cyrus

Knicks/Phil Jackson

Counting Stars/OneRepublic

Cavaliers/LeBron James

Dark Horse/Katy Perry

Hawks/Al Horford

Happy/Pharrell Williams

Ohio State/Cardale Jones

Am I Wrong/Nico & Vinz

Patriots/Tom Brady

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

The Astros tweeted an offer to give away a Jose Altuve--signed ball if they got 1,000 retweets in 70 minutes. They got 545 from their 186,000 followers then gave up.

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PICASA (CYRUS)

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MADDIE MEYER/GETTY IMAGES (JACKSON)

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MARK J. TERRILL/AP (JAMES)

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GREGORY SHAMUS/NBAE VIA GETTY IMAGES (HORFORD)

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AL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (JONES)

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DAMIAN STROHMEYER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BRADY)

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ROBERT CHAMBLISS/ICON SPORTSWIRE (ALTUVE)

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CHRISTOPHER POLK/GETTY IMAGES (PERRY)

THREE PHOTOS

ILLUSTRATION