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  1. Carlos Boozer talks a lot on the court. If anyone is listening or not.

    Mar 14, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat

    For the big Thursday night game where the Bulls showed up ready to play and the Rockets just showed up, TNT mic’d up Carlos Boozer for the game. And he talked. And talked. And yelled “and one” at the top of his lungs. And talked. Tomike Shengelia doesn’t want to listen and Boozer keeps talking.…

  2. Another report says Phil Jackson to Knicks deal should be finalized Friday

    Mar 14, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

    Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Jackson speaks during a ceremony to retire jersey #34 in honor of former Los Angeles Lakers player O'Neal during their NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Los Angeles

    By the time Phil Jackson signs with the Knicks it feels like Ted Mosby will have met the mother of his children. Finally. Pretty much every source in the universe says a deal is close, that includes Ramona Shelburne and Chris Broussard of ESPN. Todd Musburger, Jackson’s Chicago-based agent, is in Los Angeles to finalize…

  3. If/When Knicks fire Woodson he could end up at alma mater Indiana

    Mar 14, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

    Mike Woodson

    Mike Woodson knows what is coming. It is expected that some time in the next 72 hours Phil Jackson will put pen to paper and become the president of basketball operations for the Knicks. When the season ends he’s going to clean house (CAA is not going to enjoy the experience), bringing in his people…

  4. Tim Duncan customizes truck for Texas dealership giveaway (VIDEO)

    Mar 14, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    Jimmy Fallon has been looking into buying a truck, this is the one he needs. Tim Duncan teamed up with Gunn Chevrolet in the San Antonio area to customize a 2014 Silverado for a giveaway. If you didn’t know, Duncan is a bit of a car nut and owns Blackjack Speed Shop, a customizing shop…

  5. Struggling Suns to start Eric Bledsoe, bring Gerald Green off bench

    Mar 14, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

    Eric Bledsoe, Jeff Hornacek, Goran Dragic

    Phoenix has to turn things around. Fast. The team is 3-7 in their last 10 and in the deep Western Conference that spells trouble — they have tumbled out of the playoffs and now are two games back of Memphis and Dallas in trying to get the last ticket to the postseason dance. Jeff Hornacek…

  6. Charles Barkley almost fell asleep on Inside the NBA set (VIDEO)

    Mar 14, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Charles Barkley

    This is what makes Inside the NBA on TNT great. You can be sure some star almost fell asleep on the set of a Sunday morning football show this year, but they got him some coffee and kept it off the air. Not Inside the NBA. They show Charles Barkley nodding off and the guys…

  7. Al Horford makes it official: He will not be back for playoffs

    Mar 14, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Cleveland Cavaliers

    This was expected when Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford tore his pectoral muscle, he had to have surgery and was done for the season. But with the Hawks playing better than expected for rookie coach Mike Budenholzer — thanks to an All-Star year from Paul Millsap — Atlanta is going to be a playoff…

  8. The Extra Pass: Talking “Summer Dreams” with producer of Summer League documentary

    Mar 14, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Wizards Warriors Basketball

    I’m a big fan of the NFL/HBO series “Hard Knocks,” which each year follows a team through training camp and the drama of season-ending injuries and the cut downs — guys are playing for their livelihood and there is inherent drama in that. It’s great television. But thanks to guaranteed contracts you can’t do the…

  9. Thursday NBA grades: Don’t make Mike Dunleavy angry

    Mar 14, 2014, 3:16 AM EDT

    Mike Dunleavy, James Harden

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while applying for maybe the best journalism job out there…. Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls. Don’t make Mike Dunleavy angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Dunleavy had no points in the first half before Chandler Parsons caught Dunleavy just above the eye with an…

  10. Russell Westbrook opens game with steal, slam (VIDEO)

    Mar 14, 2014, 12:55 AM EDT

    Russell Westbrook

    The rest of this game went pretty much like this play. This steal and slam was the first two of Russell Westbrook‘s 11 first quarter points as the Thunder raced out to a 14 point first quarter lead. Then they really opened it up in the third quarter, making it a 24-point lead and it…

  11. Thursday And-1 Links: An agent is unhappy with the players union. Shocking.

    Mar 13, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

    NBPA Representatives Meet To Discuss NBA Lockout

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • One of the things that got people buzzing today was agent Jeff Schwartz…

  12. John Wall fined $15,000 for comments on officials/Kemba Walker

    Mar 13, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    John Wall, LeBron James

    “I didn’t touch him. All he did was scream. The ref gave him calls all night because he was screaming.” That was from John Wall talking about Kemba Walker after the Bobcats beat the Wizards Wednesday night. The league is not fond of people questioning their officials’ integrity (regardless of cause) and on Thursday came down…

  13. Interesting stat: Teams score better in crunch time when they don’t call timeout

    Mar 13, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

    Coaches are micromanagers almost by nature. They want control, they want to set things up. So in crunch time, when their team needs a bucket, they almost inevitably call a timeout to set up a play. Of course, that also lets the defense make substitutions and set themselves up as well, but coaches want that…

  14. Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge out at least two games, maybe more

    Mar 13, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge

    LaMarcus Aldridge is out at least a couple games after a nasty fall, but it looked a lot worse.

  15. Steve Nash responds to backlash on day team officially says he is done for season (VIDEO)

    Mar 13, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Steve Nash is honest — yes, he wanted that last year and $9 million. Nash also says the obvious — every one of the people commenting on this site or calling talk shows saying he should not have played 10 games this season (too many to get a medial retirement), that Nash should have walked…

  16. After fourth straight loss Trail Blazers hold team meeting

    Mar 13, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

    Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard

    Portland has lost four in a row and is 7-9 in their last 16 games. In a tight Western Conference, that is trouble — gone is home court advantage in the first round as the hot Clippers and Rockets shot past them. Portland is now the five seed with Golden State just 1.5 games back.…

  17. Blake Griffin with as powerful a putback dunk as you’ll see (VIDEO)

    Mar 13, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry

    To quote Cartman: Respect my authoritah. Blake Griffin basically said that with this dunk. He has broadened his game this season, adding a far more consistent jump shot to go with handles and improved defense (which he showed off all night on the pick-and-roll against Stephen Curry), but the man can still dunk. With authoritah. As…

  18. PBT Podcast: What is with the slumps of Miami, Indiana? Plus of course Phil Jackson talk.

    Mar 13, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Erik Spoelstra

    There was no way we were going to get through a PBT Podcast without talking some more about Phil Jackson and the Knicks. So that comes up in the latest PBT podcast with myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio. But we spend a lot more time talking other things, such as the slumps of…

  19. Wednesday NBA grades: Brooklyn is all about The Truth

    Mar 13, 2014, 3:53 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while playing table tennis against a robot… Paul Pierce, Brooklyn Nets. In a game against LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, The Truth was the best player on the court. He couldn’t seem to miss on his way to 29 points on 9-of-12 shooting including 5-of-7…

  20. Truth too much for Heat, Brooklyn knocks off Miami

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

    Brooklyn started to look like a threat this season when they were forced by injry to go small without Brook Lopez, which meant coach Jason Kidd slid Paul Pierce over to the power forward slot. You knew Pierce could score at the four, but the surprise is how much better the Brooklyn defense is with…

  21. Mike Conley drains game winning floater as Grizzlies beat Pelicans (VIDEO)

    Mar 12, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v New Orleans Pelicans

    Memphis grinds, they defend, they make the game ugly and throw you off your game. That is how they won 6-of-7 and vaulted into the Western Conference playoff picture. But they can make shots when they need to. Mike Conley did that for the game winner against the Pelicans on Wednesday night — he came…

  22. PBT Extra: Talking Andrew Bynum’s arrival, Trail Blazers’ stumble

    Mar 12, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    It’s just one game, so you can’t read too much into Andrew Bynum‘s 8 point, 10 rebound first game with the Pacers, but he certainly has the potential to make them better. Today on PBT Extra Kay Adams talk about what Bynum can bring to the Pacers. Then we discuss the stumbles of the Portland…

  23. Commissioner Adam Silver says what is happening in NBA is rebuilding, not tanking

    Mar 12, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

    adam silver

    Is there tanking going on in the NBA this season? Depends on how you want to define taking. However even if you define it broadly it’s not as bad as many seem to think it is. New NBA commissioner Adam Silver defines it more narrowly and says there is no tanking going on right now.…

  24. Report: Kobe Bryant has “no interest” in playing for Mike D’Antoni next season

    Mar 12, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni; Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant expects the Lakers front office to turn the Lakers roster around fast. By the start of next season fast (when he will return from his fractured knee). I expect Emily Ratajkowski to call me so we can go out tonight. You can expect whatever you want, doesn’t make it reality. But if Kobe…

  25. Kobe expects to be old self again next season, expects Lakers’ front office to fix team fast

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:08 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is frustrated — with his recovery, with the Lakers losing, with Lakers management. And he talks about it all.

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