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Brett Pollakoff

  1. Pacers edge Heat in showdown of East’s top teams

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:28 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Two

    The Pacers and the Heat haven’t been playing anywhere near their best basketball as of late, and whether that’s a product of late-season malaise or simply a combination of fatigue and attrition remains to be seen. Their matchup on Wednesday was largely more of the same, before the fourth quarter began and the competitive fire…

  2. Dion Waiters hits the game-winner at the buzzer to beat the Pistons (VIDEO)

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:01 PM EST

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    Dion Waiters hit the tough long two as time expired on Wednesday to give his Cavaliers a win over the Pistons. Detroit led by as many as 16 at one point, which was the only thing remarkable about this one save for Waiters hitting the clutch shot. Matthew Delladova was Cleveland’s leading scorer with 21…

  3. Nets’ Jorge Gutierrez ejected for flagrant two foul on Bobcats’ Cody Zeller (VIDEO)

    Mar 26, 2014, 10:21 PM EST

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    Midway through the fourth quarter of the Nets’ overtime loss to the Bobcats, Jorge Gutierrez came down with two hands on Cody Zeller, causing both players to come crashing to the floor. The play was originally ruled a flagrant-one, but after the referees reviewed it, the ruling was changed to a flagrant-two which resulted in an…

  4. Report: Phil Jackson continues to belive in Iman Shumpert

    Mar 26, 2014, 8:47 PM EST

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    Iman Shumpert has regressed a bit this season with the Knicks, struggling to stay healthy as a productive member of the lineup while taking plenty of criticism from head coach Mike Woodson in the early part of the season at the same time. Shumpert returned to the New York lineup in the team’s embarrassing loss…

  5. Rajon Rondo to fill in as analyst on Celtics broadcast

    Mar 26, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    Rajon Rondo is being held out of back-to-back contests by the Celtics this season, in order to be extra-cautious with the team’s franchise player who’s coming off of serious surgery, and playing in what is nothing more than a rebuilding year for the organization. That little wrinkle allows Rondo to be available for things he wouldn’t…

  6. The Extra Pass: Breaking down the race for Sixth Man of the Year

    Mar 26, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Spurs' Ginobili goes to the basket past Miami's Wade during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio

    The Sixth Man of the Year award likely will come down to a two-man race.

  7. Here’s two minutes of Jermaine O’Neal causing lane violations with his free throw shooting motion (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:02 PM EST

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    Jermaine O’Neal has a quirky hitch in his free throw shooting motion, and 18 years later, opponents still haven’t adjusted.

  8. Phil Jackson chats with Carmelo Anthony at Knicks shootaround in Los Angeles

    Mar 25, 2014, 9:46 PM EST

    New York Knicks Press Conference

    Phil Jackson speaks with Carmelo Anthony privately as the Knicks visit Los Angeles.

  9. Raptors mascot makes triumphant return from injury (VIDEO)

    Mar 23, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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    Important NBA news: The Raptor has made his return from injury earlier than expected.

  10. Kevin Durant has latest technical foul rescinded, remains two away from automatic suspension

    Mar 23, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three

    Kevin Durant had his latest technical foul rescinded, but two more and he’ll receive a one-game suspension.

  11. Andre Miller blames comments he made at a team meeting for benching and subsequent trade from Nuggets

    Mar 23, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    andre miller wizards

    Andre Miller believes comments he made in a specific closed-door meeting resulted in his being traded by the Nuggets.

  12. Suns overcome 22-point deficit to beat Timberwolves

    Mar 23, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

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    Suns are within a half-game of the playoffs after coming back from 22 down to beat the Timberwolves.

  13. Mark Madsen insists his three-point shooting in final game of ’06 season wasn’t a blatant attempt at tanking

    Mar 23, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

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    Mark Madsen jacked up seven three-pointers in a nine-minute span in the final game of the 2006 season with the Timberwolves. But he insists to this day that no tanking was involved, and that those were legitimate shots.

  14. Blazers’ Wes Matthews warns reporter after 30-point loss: ‘If you kill us, you’re going to look dumb come next game’

    Mar 23, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

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    Wesley Matthews wasn’t at all ready to admit that the Blazers’ 30-point loss in Charlotte was a sign of the team having deeper issues.

  15. LeBron says Heat have ‘too many excuses’ after losing for seventh time in last 11 games

    Mar 23, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

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    LeBron was unusually irritable after Heat’s seventh loss in last 11 games. Time to get the stars some rest?

  16. Trey Burke hits the game-winning three to send Jazz past Magic (VIDEO)

    Mar 23, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

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    Trey Burke hits the game-winner from the corner with 1.6 seconds to play.

  17. Nuggets’ J.J. Hickson to miss remainder of the season with torn ACL

    Mar 23, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Utah Jazz

    J.J. Hickson becomes the latest member of the Nuggets to go down with a season-ending injury.

  18. Wizards’ Drew Gooden fined $15K for ‘committing an unnecessary act’ against Lakers’ Nick Young

    Mar 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

    Drew Gooden, Nick Young

    Wizards’ big man Drew Gooden was fined for starting a late-game altercation with Nick Young of the Lakers.

  19. MRI shows Russell Westbrook is fine after leaving with knee injury against Raptors

    Mar 22, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Russell Westbrook

    An MRI showed that Russell Westbrook came away from his latest injury scare unscathed.

  20. DeMarcus Cousins delivers unexpected apology to Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliott for last season’s incident

    Mar 22, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Sacramento Kings

    DeMarcus Cousins surprised Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliott by apologizing for an incident that took place at the beginning of last season.

  21. Jazz to join NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    Mar 22, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

    Wizards Warriors Basketball

    The Utah Jazz have had somewhat personal reasons for never participating in the Las Vegas Summer League, but they are putting them aside to join the event this year.

  22. Royce White says he’s ‘in a different place’ after making NBA debut with Kings

    Mar 22, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    Royce White

    Royce White made a very quiet NBA debut for the Kings on Friday, and that may be a good sign for his long-term chances of sticking around.

  23. Michael Jordan didn’t apologize to Tony Wroten for shoe malfunction after all

    Mar 22, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

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    Remember when Tony Wroten said Michael Jordan personally called to apologize for his Jordan 10s failing? Yeah, turns out it never happened.

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