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  1. James Harden admits Rockets were sidetracked by overly-emotional play of Patrick Beverley

    Mar 12, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Patrick Beverley went hard after Russell Westbrook from the opening tip on Tuesday, but James Harden says it was a needless distraction.

  2. Kevin Durant scores 42, Thunder win a chippy one over Rockets

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT

    Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant led the Thunder to victory with his 42 points, but not before there were plenty of fireworks between the two teams.

  3. Report: Lakers to officially declare Kobe Bryant out for the season

    Mar 11, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

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    Kobe Bryant’s recovery has been slower than expected, and the Lakers are reportedly ready to officially shut him down for the season.

  4. Patrick Beverley goes at Russell Westbrook just as he did on the play that caused injury in 2013 playoffs (VIDEO)

    Mar 11, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Two

    Patrick Beverley gives Russell Westbrook a not-so-subtle reminder of the play that caused Westbrook’s season-ending knee injury in the 2013 playoffs.

  5. George Karl: ‘I don’t think Melo is a Phil Jackson type of player’

    Mar 11, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT

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    George Karl says that Carmelo Anthony, whom he coached in Denver, isn’t a Phil Jackson type of player. Which means?

  6. Nerlens Noel targets April 4 for NBA debut against Celtics

    Mar 9, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Sam Hinkie, Nerlens Noel

    Sixers mum on if it’ll come to pass.

  7. Jamal Crawford says he returned too soon from injury, plans to sit Monday vs. Suns

    Mar 9, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jamal Crawford

    “I don’t want the same pain to continue to bother me going into the playoffs.”

  8. Arron Afflalo hits a three to beat the halftime buzzer (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Arron Afflalo

    Tim Duncan probably regrets forcing that pass.

  9. Wizards’ Martell Webster gets past Giannis Antetokounmpo for the fast break slam (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Martell Webster

    This wasn’t exactly a dunk on the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he was certainly in the vicinity. Martell Webster got loose on the break, and was quick enough to the rim to avoid the long rookie, but threw the dunk down with such force that he landed somewhat awkwardly on his backside.

  10. Zydrunas Ilgauskas has jersey retired by Cavaliers (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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    The Cavaliers raised the jersey of Zydrunas Ilgauskas to the rafters on Saturday, following a ceremony at halftime of Cleveland’s matchup with the Knicks. Ilgauskas delivered a speech and thanked the fans as is customary at these events, and LeBron James was in attendance to honor his former teammate, who had requested his presence. The…

  11. Glen Davis says there’s a ‘supernatural belief’ surrounding the Clippers

    Mar 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Glen Davis has only been a member of the Clippers for four games, but he’s already sensing something special about his new team. Davis was bought out by the Magic and signed with Los Angeles less than two weeks ago, but played for Doc Rivers in Boston during his first four NBA seasons. He was…

  12. Kings’ Carl Landry to miss remainder of the season with knee injury

    Mar 8, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Carl Landry appeared in a career-high 81 games for the Warriors last season, and was a key reserve who averaged 10.8 points and six rebounds on a team that made it to the second round of the playoffs. The Kings haven’t sniffed the postseason in eight years, but signed Landry to a four-year deal worth…

  13. Report: Phil Jackson ‘leaning toward’ accepting offer to become Knicks president

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Phil Jackson was first offered a head coaching position with the Knicks this week, even though Mike Woodson is still (for reasons unknown) firmly in place. Jackson declined that one, so New York upped the ante with a front office job offer, one that Jackson would reportedly be deciding on in the coming week. No…

  14. O.J. Mayo suspended one game for punching Pelicans’ Greg Stiemsma in the throat (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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    O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game without pay for “forcibly striking” Greg Stiemsma in the throat during Friday night’s loss to the Pelicans, the league announced on Saturday via official release. This comes as no surprise, as Mayo’s teammate Ersan Ilyasova received a similar suspension for even less of an offense that occurred in…

  15. Paul Pierce doesn’t rule out a return to Celtics

    Mar 8, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    Paul Pierce is finishing out his Hall of Fame career with the Nets at the moment, after playing 15 seasons with the Celtics and rising to the top of many of the franchise’s all-time statistical leaders lists. Pierce returned to Boston for the second time this season wearing a different jersey on Friday, but he’ll…

  16. James Harden, Evan Turner get into shoving match in Rockets’ blowout win over Pacers (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS. HOUSTON ROCKETS

    Late in the third quarter Friday with the Rockets leading the Pacers by 23 points, James Harden and Evan Turner got into it a bit, and the players had to be separated after getting face-to-face and a little shoving ensued. This appeared to be Harden intentionally agitating things, as this play had been whistled dead…

  17. Pacers players hold locker room meeting after getting crushed by Rockets

    Mar 8, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Denver Nuggets

    Even after three straight losses, the Indiana Pacers remain the team with the league’s best record, though they’re now tied with Oklahoma City for that honor while sitting at 46-16 in the standings. But the last two losses have been troubling. On Wednesday, Indiana lost by 22 points to a Bobcats team that is five…

  18. Josh McRoberts with an incredible behind-the-back pass to set up Chris Douglas-Roberts for three (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

    Josh McRoberts

    This pass was incredible in two distinct ways. First, the ability shown by Josh McRoberts to recognize that his teammate was wide open behind the three-point line from his position in the paint was fantastic. But the pass? It wasn’t just daring to attempt, but the physical level of skill required to get it there…

  19. Sixers coach Brett Brown on whether we’ll see Nerlens Noel play this year: “It really is, ‘Who Knows?’”

    Mar 7, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Nerlens Noel was selected with the sixth overall pick in last summer’s draft, and the Sixers traded Jrue Holiday for him in order to jumpstart their rebuilding process. But we have yet to see Noel take the floor for Philadelphia this season, in much the same way that Andrew Bynum missed his entire year with…

  20. Bucks’ O.J. Mayo ejected for punching Pelicans’ Greg Stiemsma (VIDEO)

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

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    It’s been a frustrating season in Milwaukee, and it’s gotten to the point where the team’s players are taking out those emotions violently against their opponents. Ersan Ilyasova received a suspension for the punch-shove combo he delivered to Reggie Evans, and we can expect the same punishment to be handed down to O.J. Mayo, who…

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