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  1. Marc Gasol sprains ankle vs. Heat, leaves arena in walking boot

    Mar 22, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat

    Memphis is not going far come the playoffs without Marc Gasol. Which is why him spraining his ankle and leaving the game against the Miami Heat on Friday night was not good news. Nor was this. Gasol leaving American Airlines Arena in a walking boot— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) March 22, 2014 These days the walking…

  2. Pacers make it official: Andrew Bynum out “indefinitely” with knee swelling

    Mar 21, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Indiana Pacers

    Good thing the Pacers were not really counting on him for the playoffs.

  3. Jabari Parker may feel “incomplete” after loss but don’t expect him to stay at Duke. Or fall in draft.

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

    NCAA Mercer Duke Basketball

    America learned Friday that Jabari Parker has defensive issues. NBA scouts already knew that. One bad game doesn’t change his draft stock or the fact he will be a one-and-done.

  4. Anthony Davis talks about adjustment from NCAA to NBA

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Anthony Davis said the speed and physicality of the NBA game are the hardest adjustments.

  5. Tony Parker wants to play 5-6 more seasons in NBA then finish in France

    Mar 21, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat

    Tony Parker bought a French basketball team and plans to play for them to end his career.

  6. Royce White could make NBA debut for Kings Friday night vs. Spurs

    Mar 21, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

    Royce White

    After two years, two teams and a lot of clashes over how to deal with his mental disorder, Royce White could actually get on an NBA court Friday night and just play hoops.

  7. After missing 10 games with back spasms, Kevin Garnett unsure of return date

    Mar 21, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Denver Nuggets

    Brooklyn is doing just fine without Kevin Garnett — 8-2 in their last 10 games outscoring opponents by 8 points per 100 possessions, with the 5th best defense in the NBA and 10th best offense in that stretch. But that is the regular season, the Nets are going to need KG during the playoffs —…

  8. Amar’e Stoudemire: “I want to be a Knick for life”

    Mar 21, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks

    When you talk about Amar’e Stoudemire the contract is the first thing that comes up — he is making $21.7 million this season and will pick up his player option for $23.4 million next season. Yes, that is overpaying for his current production, which has been improved this season (11.1 points a game on 55…

  9. Omer Asik swats Luc Mbah A Moute dunk attempt (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT

    Omer Asik

    That is the Omer Asik we saw so much of last season — he remains one of the best defensive centers in the game. It’s why despite his contract (and the fact Houston can use him) I think some team trades for Asik this summer. Luc Richard Mbah A Moute got the pass and was…

  10. The Extra Pass: Seven NBA Draft prospects to watch Friday in NCAA Tournament

    Mar 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament - Duke v Virginia

    Friday some of the biggest names — Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randall — all take the court, plus some interesting lesser known players. We talk about seven to watch here.

  11. Stephen Curry with and-1 circus shot (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 3:01 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Golden State Warriors

    Milwaukee would not go away. They are not good but you have to like that this late in a lost season they are still playing hard nightly. But they don’t have anyone like Stephen Curry. Curry had 14 of his 31 in the fourth quarter and he was making plays — like this ridiculous circus…

  12. Thursday NBA grades: Stephen Curry slays the Bucks

    Mar 21, 2014, 2:41 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while watching your bracket go up in flames on the first day… Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors. Credit the Milwaukee Bucks, they would not roll over, they fought and made Golden State work for it. Stephen Curry was the guy that was not going to…

  13. Report: Steve Nash to return to Lakers lineup Friday vs. Wizards

    Mar 20, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Steve Nash has played just 10 games for the Lakers this season as the nerve root issue that bothered him last season has limited him A couple weeks ago Mike D’Antoni said he didn’t expect Nash to be back this season. He was wrong. At least according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo…

  14. What Gerald Green would look like in NBA Jam (VIDEO)

    Mar 20, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Charlotte Bobcats

    This is a brilliant — HE’S ON FIRE!

  15. Portland Trail Blazers first tweet ever is just depressing

    Mar 20, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

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    Ugh. Their first tweet war just before the 2007 NBA Draft.

  16. Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick return to Clippers’ practices

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul

    The Clippers are 9-1 in their last 10, playing great defense and now will get two key rotation players back. Watch out.

  17. League “addresses issue” to make sure Phil Jackson/Jeanie Buss relationship not conflict of interest

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Jackson sits with Lakers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Buss during the NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Los Angeles

    Lucky Jeanie and Phil get to have the NBA’s lawyers help define the parameters of their relationship.

  18. Hall of Fame may alter election process

    Mar 20, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

    Naismith basketball hall of fame

    Has the direct election to the Hall of certain categories — ABA, African-American pioneers, international players, etc. — outlasted its usefulness?

  19. Dwight Howard had a cyst removed from ankle, out Thursday

    Mar 20, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s nothing serious but he is going to miss at least a game.

  20. Carmelo Anthony says he, Phil Jackson “on the same page”

    Mar 20, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v New York Knicks

    More and more it sounds like Carmelo Anthony is buying what Phil Jackson is selling.

  21. Adam Silver: Ads on jerseys likely within five years

    Mar 20, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    WNBA Sue Bird Ad jersey

    They are coming people, like it or not — commissioner Adam Silver says expect ads on NBA jerseys within five years.

  22. PBT Podcast: Talking NBA prospects in NCAA Tournament, plus some Phil Jackson

    Mar 20, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Towson v Kansas

    Consider this “NBA Eye for the College Basketball Guy” as we talk NCAA Tournament and draft prospects… plus some Phil Jackson to the Knicks. Of course.

  23. The Extra Pass: Seven NBA Draft prospects to watch Thursday in NCAA Tournament

    Mar 20, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Georgia Tech v Syracuse

    The NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday and here are seven guys NBA fans should be watching, including Tyler Ennis of Syracuse and a couple guys from Michigan State.

  24. Wednesday NBA grades: Love, Rubio play like they should stay together

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:29 AM EDT

    Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio

    Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love work well together lifting Timberwolves past Mavericks. Also, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks just keep on rolling.

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