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  1. Kevin Garnett plans return to Nets lineup early next week

    Mar 31, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets need Kevin Garnett back before the playoffs and are expected to get him early next week. And Andrei Kirilenko should return this week.

  2. PBT Extra: Playoff race edition talking Knicks/Hawks, Suns/Grizzlies/Mavs

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert

    Can the Knicks catch the Hawks and make the playoffs? Who doesn’t have a chair when the music stops between the Grizzlies, Suns and Mavericks? The playoff chase is today’s PBT Extra topic.

  3. Andrew Wiggins makes it official, declares for NBA Draft

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

    Towson v Kansas

    As has been expected since the day he stepped on the Kansas campus, Andrew Wiggins has declared for the NBA Draft. He is in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick.

  4. Report: Lakers plan to bring Nash, Marshall back; D’Antoni decision comes after season

    Mar 31, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Rather than spread his salary out over years, the Lakers are going to bring Steve Nash back, as well as Kendall Marshall. Mike D’Antoni… I wouldn’t bet on that one.

  5. Report: Rockets’ Patrick Beverley will not need surgery, plans to return this season

    Mar 31, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Sacramento Kings

    There is no timetable, but it looks like the Rockets will have

  6. PBT Power Rankings: Spurs running away at top, but a new team in cellar

    Mar 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan

    The Sixers win! The Sixers win! That was enough to move them out of the bottom spot of the PBT Power rankings for a week… which since they are not getting relegated is about the only excitement at the bottom of the table. At the top it is San Antonio then everybody else right now.…

  7. Kyrie Irving could return to Cavaliers lineup Wednesday

    Mar 31, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Cleveland Cavaliers

    So you’re saying there’s a chance. If you’re a diehard Cavaliers fan you can believe there is still a chance your team makes the playoffs — Cleveland is 2.5 games back of an eighth-seed Hawks team in free fall, and the Knicks close out the season with seven straight games against +.500 teams. Cleveland needs…

  8. Dennis Rodman played a legends game with blond mohawk wig, eye shadow

    Mar 31, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Dennis Rodman

    Well, at least he’s not in North Korea. Instead Dennis Rodman is in Argentina on an NBA legends tour that includes another Hall of Famer in Gary Payton and guys such as Latrell Sprewell. Rodman is still drawing attention to himself playing in the game with a spiked blond mohawk wig and wearing lipstick and…

  9. Sunday NBA grades: LaMarcus Aldridge looks good, as to Blazers

    Mar 31, 2014, 2:08 AM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge, Hawks' Elton Brand

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while telling your wife to be you want to spend $3,000 to live tweet your wedding… LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers. Aldridge returns to the lineup and the struggling Blazers rattle off three straight wins. It’s not a coincidence. Aldridge finished with 28 points (10-of-20…

  10. Report: Potential No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins to declare for NBA Draft Monday

    Mar 30, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Andrew Wiggins was always considered a one-and-done at Kansas, it looks like he will make that official on Monday. Wiggins will declare for the NBA Draft, reports Jeff Goodman at ESPN. Andrew Wiggins will announce he’s leaving Kansas after one season for the NBA at a news conference on Monday afternoon, sources told ESPN.com. The…

  11. Smooth Kevin Durant drops 31 on Jazz (VIDEO)

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    Kevin Durant, Richard Jefferson

    That makes 38 games in a row that Kevin Durant has scored at least 25 points — that streak and his consistency this season is the reason he will take home the MVP. He scored 31 Sunday and made it look easy going 9-of-13 from the field against the Utah Jazz as the Thunder cruised…

  12. Report: Warriors’ Andrew Bogut out 4-7 days with hip injury, could be longer

    Mar 30, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

    Andrew Bogut, Blake Griffin

    The Warriors need Andrew Bogut if they are going to get out of the first round. They outscore teams by 8 points per 100 possessions when he is on the court — he anchors their defense, which is a little better with him playing, but his presence in the paint also helps their offensive spacing…

  13. LeBron meets cancer fighting high school basketball player, social media does good

    Mar 30, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    #LeBronmeetEbony Earlier this season that became a social media campaign. Ebony Nettles-Bey is a high school basketball player battling Stage 4 cancer. She lives in Wisconsin and her favorite player is LeBron James. She wanted to meet him. Twitter tried to help. Saturday the Heat were in Milwaukee to take on the Bucks and social media had done something…

  14. Chris Paul puts on show as Clippers beat Rockets (VIDEO)

    Mar 30, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Houston Rockets

    Blake Griffin was out for the Clippers just six minutes into the game (back spasms have him day-to-day), and that set them on their heels — the Rockets led by 15 at one point in the early in the second quarter. Then Chris Paul took over. The best point guard in the game scored 30 points…

  15. Vince Carter wants to re-sign with Mavericks, thinks he’s earned it (he has)

    Mar 29, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks

    Vince Carter has been a real value for Dallas this season — 12.1 points a game shooting 39.3 percent from three, playing more than 24 minutes a game and all for $3.2 million. At age 37 he looks like a guy who has a couple more years of solid basketball in him. He also will…

  16. Rockets’ Howard out 10 days; Clippers’ Granger out 3 games; both to miss Clippers vs. Rockets

    Mar 29, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Houston Rockets

    At this time of year playoff teams are cautious with injuries — as much as you might need a player for key games now, you need him more for playoff games. Which accounts for these two bigs of news: Dwight Howard will be out for the Rockets for at least 10 days to rest a…

  17. PBT Podcast: We talk Sixers, take your twitter questions on draft, coaching changes

    Mar 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Henry Sims,Hollis Thompson,Michael Carter-Williams,James Anderson

    Doesn’t all NBA conversations right now have to start with the Sixers. Like Philadelphia fans themselves, myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio aren’t really bothered by the losing streak. We talk about it and when it could end. Then we take your twitter questions on coaches who could be in trouble (besides Mike…

  18. Wade, Allen, Oden, Chalmers all out for Heat Friday vs. Pistons

    Mar 28, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Four

    Is this the Miami Heat’s Los Angeles Lakers imitation? The Miami Heat will be without three starters — Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden and Mario Chalmers — plus sixth man Ray Allen for Friday night’s game in Detroit, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. So if LeBron James didn’t think he was already carrying enough load……

  19. Nowitzki’s German mentor says Mavs star could play 3-4 more years “easily”

    Mar 28, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    NBA: Pelicans v Mavericks

    Dirk Nowitzki will be a free agent this summer but you don’t hear his name tossed around because he has already said he will re-sign in Dallas, and at a significantly reduced rate. He’s hinted at signing for a couple more years then walking away. However his German mentor, Holger Geschwindner (the guy that came…

  20. Fan grabs Hakeem Olajuwon signed ball, gives it to nearby child (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Houston Rockets

    Hakeem Olajuwon was in Houston Thursday night to watch the Sixers make history. I guess he likes to watch bad basketball. Anyway, he signed a ball which was thrown into the crowd for one lucky fan. That fan turned out to be former Major League baseball player Tuffy Rhodes (hat tip Deadspin) who then turns around and…

  21. Rumor: Fred Hoiberg could be courted to take over Timberwolves next season

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    Iowa State v North Carolina

    To this point, Fred Hoiberg has done nothing but be loyal to Iowa State and build up that university’s basketball program (they are on to the Sweet 16 this year). He has shot down every query from other institutions or teams that have come his come his way. However, because he has NBA experience —…

  22. Reports: Timberwolves not willing to talk Kevin Love trade. Yet.

    Mar 28, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Minnesota is now paying the price for David Kahn’s biggest mistake as general manager — refusing to give Kevin Love the full five-year max salary extension. (He was saving it for Ricky Rubio, the guy he drafted.) What Love ended up with was a four year deal — but he pushed for and got on…

  23. Report: Rockets’ Patrick Beverley has torn meniscus, could be done for playoffs

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Sacramento Kings

    The Rockets’ starting point guard going to get a second opinion, but if he is out for the playoffs that is not good news for a team on the cusp of contention. It means more Jeremy Lin, but he’s not the defender Beverley is.

  24. Report: UCLA’s Zach LaVine to declare for NBA Draft

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Stanford v UCLA

    UCLA’s Zach LaVine is what scouts could call “bouncy.” The 6’5” swingman has real hops and athleticism, some solid handles and he shot 38.4 percent from three this season — and he is taking his game to the NBA next season, his father told the Los Angeles Daily News. That came after LaVine’s 2-of-7 for…

  25. Nets’ guard Jorge Gutierrez fined $15,000 for hard foul on Cody Zeller

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

    jorge gutierrez

    The good news for Brooklyn guard Jorge Gutierrez is he just got picked up for the rest of the season — the Nets had picked him up March 6 on a 10-day contract, gave him another one and now he is part of the team for the rest of the season on a minimum contract…

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