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  1. Report: Dallas may make futile run to get Roy Hibbert

    Jun 4, 2012, 4:44 PM EDT

    Roy Hibbert

    Dallas has apparently learned a valuable lesson — having a big shot-blocking center in the paint is very important if you are into the whole “winning a title” thing. They missed Tyson Chandler, so they may make a run at Pacers center free agent Roy Hibbert. Even though they will not get him. This from…

  2. Names for pre-draft Adidas EuroCamp announced

    Jun 4, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT

    adidas Eurocamp 2012 Logo - Vertical

    While the 2012 NBA draft may be one of the deepest on record, it is not as deep in European talent as has been there in recent years. But there is still some real talent there. France’s two guard Evan Fournier is likely a pick in the last third of the first round. There are…

  3. Video: John Wall finishes off alley-oop from Chris Brown

    Jun 4, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Atlanta Hawks

    This is John Wall in his natural habitat, looking like a stud in a summer exhibition game. And that is Chris Brown — as in rapper/dancer/actor/dating hotter women than you C breezy — pushing the ball on the break and lobbing the pass. This is from the Drew League in LA, which opened up recently.…

  4. Thunder-Spurs Game 5: San Antonio needs to find its offense

    Jun 4, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Four

    San Antonio needs to find its offense to win Game 5 tonight, or this series will be over in a couple days. It falls to the Spurs’ big three — Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili need to get free and penetrate the lane to break down the Thunder defense, Tim Duncan just has to play…

  5. Video: Dirk Nowtizki plays tambourine with Avett Brothers

    Jun 4, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) reacts after hitting a three point shot during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz  in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Last summer after winning a title, Dirk Nowitzki celebrated his way across America and Germany. This summer after the Mavericks were knocked out in the first round he is… Showing up on stage with the indie favorites the Avett Brothers at their show last weekend in Grand Prairie, Texas. I have not consulted the Guinness Book…

  6. What was with Miami’s final play? A Wade isolation three? Ugh.

    Jun 4, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    Dwyane Wade is shooting 29.2 percent from three in the playoffs. Which is better than he shot during the regular season. It is not what he does well. So the fact Miami’s final play of overtime devolved into a Wade pull-up three to win it was poor. Bad design, not great execution, just not putting…

  7. It’s official, Randy Wittman to be retained as Wizards coach

    Jun 4, 2012, 11:41 AM EDT

    Randy Wittman

    We’ve known this is coming for days now, but Washington is about to make official they are making the safe play. Monday afternoon the Washington Wizards will host a press conference to announce Randy Wittman will have the interim tag removed as coach and he will return with a two-year deal. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo…

  8. LeBron, Pierce foul out of sadly whistle-happy game

    Jun 4, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    The biggest problem for the NBA is that the day after every major game we are discussing the officiating. And the officiating — particularly late in Game 4 of Miami and Boston — was a key part of the story Sunday. There were five offensive foul calls in the second half of the fourth quarter…

  9. Video: Rondo, both coaches talk Celtics Game 4 victory

    Jun 4, 2012, 9:58 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    Here is a slice of Erik Spoelstra’s post-game press conference from Sunday night. He is pretty composed. It would have been way more fun to make Pat Riley get up there and see if he could hold his tongue about LeBron James fouling out. Also speaking here are Rajon Rondo, the guy that makes the…

  10. Look for Portland, Brooklyn to make big-money run at Nash

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    We told you the Chicago Bulls may reach out to Steve Nash and see if the veteran point guard wants to play for them for the league minimum. But if Nash is willing to play for that price to chase a ring he will have his choice of destinations — Miami, New York, Dallas, Los…

  11. What ankle problems? Ray Allen plays 46 minutes, looks good

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:03 AM EDT

    Ray Allen

    At the start of the Eastern Conference finals, Ray Allen was moving around the court like Betty White. Battling bone spurs in his ankles, he wasn’t moving crisply to get open and when he did get a look there was no lift in his legs and shots clanged off the rim. He was even missing…

  12. Report: Heat to activate Chris Bosh for Game 5

    Jun 4, 2012, 2:27 AM EDT

    Miami Heat forward Bosh stands near bench during Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Miami

    Miami has sorely missed Chris Bosh. They could use his size on defense to create problems for Kevin Garnett. Their pick-and-roll desperately misses him because right now nobody respects the pick setter, everyone can focus on Dwyane Wade or LeBron James. But Miami may not have to wait much longer. There is a report that…

  13. Celtics-Heat Game 4: Boston out executes Heat, evens series 2-2

    Jun 4, 2012, 1:05 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Four

    Boston owned the first half with a sharp offense. Miami played defense for the first time since their plane landed in Boston in the second half and tied it up. But with everything on the line at the end of the game and in overtime it came down to execution, and the veteran Celtics were…

  14. Blazers may just decide to make interim coach, GM permanent

    Jun 3, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

    chad buchanan

    Portland’s year-long, on-and-off search for a GM has been as tidy and clean as a home on Hoarders. It’s a mess. And after all that it may end up falling back to the guy who has been doing the job the whole time — Chad Buchanan. The “interim” guy who has rocked the job while…

  15. LaMarcus Aldridge was hospitalized with deadly blood virus

    Jun 2, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    This is scary. As Kevin Garnett would say, “really [expletive] scary.” Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge found himself in the hospital this week with a potentially deadly blood virus. He wrote about it in his blog on trailblazers.com (hat tip to Blazers Edge). On Saturday I came down with a blood virus. I quickly…

  16. Video: Kevin Garnett’s “Army/Navy style” knuckle pushups

    Jun 2, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    I’m not sure that pushup form would have been approved my Mr. Loveless, my freshman PE teacher, but it worked for Kevin Garnett. And the Celtics players and fans ate it up. KG brought real energy in the paint, he brought the early post position (and great finishes off impressive passes from Rajon Rondo when…

  17. Miami flips the switch to off for Game 3, can they turn it back on?

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:40 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    Let’s give all due credit to the Boston Celtics — staring in the face of a must win night they brought it like you expect of a veteran, battle-tested team. Kevin Garnett was fantastic in the paint, Rajon Rondo controlled the flow. Their defensive intensity was stepped up. Boston won 101-91. But this was another…

  18. Rondo gets some help, LeBron doesn’t so Celtics win Game 3

    Jun 2, 2012, 12:23 AM EDT

    Heat Celtics Basketball

    Rajon Rondo didn’t put up 44 points in Game 3 because he didn’t have to — he had help this time. But if the Heat were going to win Friday night LeBron James would have needed to put up huge numbers because his teammates didn’t bother to show up until the fourth quarter. The result…

  19. Clippers reach “agreement in principle” to keep GM Olshey

    Jun 1, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT

    Neil Olshey

    Every time there has been a general manager vacancy lately, it seems Clippers’ Neil Olshey’s name has come up. With good reason. Not only did he stick with it and pull off the trade for Chris Paul, before that he had taken steps to change the culture in the Clippers locker room and build around…

  20. Tim Duncan is your NBA Playoffs all time blocks leader

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three

    There were not a lot of highlights for the Spurs in Game 3 against Thunder, it was a rout. However, at one point Tim Duncan passed Kareem Abdul-Jabar for most blocks ever in the playoffs. It’s an impressive accomplishment — 477 blocks in the playoffs alone. It’s something KAJ congratulated Duncan for on twitter the…

  21. Is this Kevin Garnett’s last season? Ever?

    Jun 1, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    For the past four regular seasons, Kevin Garnett has been the same — good, maybe All-Star good. His offense is solid and he is still the anchor of the Boston defense. These playoffs have been no different and he has played well, stepping up his game at points the Celtics have needed it. Is Garnett…

  22. Report: Randy Wittman near two-year deal to coach Wizards

    Jun 1, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT

    Randy Wittman

    We’ve been telling you that it looked like the Wizards were leaning toward keeping Randy Wittman as coach. Now Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo came through with a few details. The Washington Wizards are finalizing details on a two-year contract for interim coach Randy Wittman to become head coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. An announcement…

  23. Friday And-links: Brandon Roy to the Lakers? Doubt it.

    Jun 1, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

    Brandon Roy

    Here is our daily 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. •  There are no shortage of rumors that Brandon Roy wants to make a…

  24. David Stern shrugs at NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy

    Jun 1, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

    David Stern, Tom Benson

    Even David Stern gets how you can draw the connections. In 2010 the widow of long-time Wizards owner Abe Pollin is on the stage when her team wins the lottery in a Hollywood story. In 2011 it was the Cavaliers — who had lost LeBron James — that won the lottery. Then this year the…

  25. Pau Gasol thinks Spain can win gold medal in London

    Jun 1, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    Pau Gasol Spain

    The conventional wisdom is that the gold medal game Aug. 12 in London will see the USA vs. Spain. Kobe Bryant vs. Pau Gasol. Kevin Love vs. Marc Gasol. The world’s two best teams facing off. Pau thinks Spain can win it. Of course, he said that to FIBA.com in a very Pau Gasol way.…

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