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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.…

  11. Video: Metta World Peace becomes “Metta Man”

    Jun 1, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    This has been out there for a few days, but it is just too oddly fantastic not to bring it to you. This is Metta World Peace‘s new mental health public service announcement. And nothing says mental health like riding a skateboard to dunk a curling stone while wearing a cape. No James Hardens were…

  12. You know Boston will not go gently against Heat in Game 3

    Jun 1, 2012, 1:58 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    We have written the epitaph for the “big three” era in Boston too many times to be sure that this time is really the end. If feels like it. The Heat are up 2-0 despite a monster game from Rajon Rondo in Game 2. If the more athletic Heat split the pair of games at…

  13. Thunder’s Perkins motivated by Kerr’s correct criticism

    Jun 1, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Kendrick Perkins

    Steve Kerr and the TNT broadcast crew called it like it was — Kendrick Perkins struggled on defense the first two games of the Thunder’s series against San Antonio. He was not able to contain Tony Parker when he showed out on pick-and-rolls, he did not recover fast enough to keep up with a rolling…

  14. Jim Buss was “very disappointed” in Lakers finish

    Jun 1, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown

    I will say this for Jim Buss (the son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss who now runs the franchise): he is getting out and talking to the media more. He realizes he needs to have a presence with the fans (like his sister Jeanie does). So he went on a the Lakers flagship radio station…

  15. Former NBA player Orlando Woolridge dies

    Jun 1, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    Orlando Woolridge

    Orlando Wooridge, who had a solid 13-year NBA career as a versatile forward, has died at the age of 52. He was at his parent’s home in Louisiana where he was in hospice care for an ongoing heart condition, according to the Shreveport Times. Woolridge went to the Final Four in college at Notre Dame…

  16. Video: Reaction to Thunder blowout from Popovich, Durant

    Jun 1, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v San Antonio Spurs - Game Two

    It was a blowout Thunder win in Game 3, sparked by their defense. Here are the reactions from Gregg Popovich — who said more than seven words in this press conference, a bit of a surprise to me — and scott Brooks, as well as players like Kevin Durant. Game 4 is going to be…

  17. Another report Wizards will retain Randy Wittman as coach

    Jun 1, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

    Randy Wittman

    While the team itself denies that there is any decision made, more and more reports are bubbling up that the Washington Wizards have decided to strip the interim tag off Randy Wittman and keep him as coach. The latest such report comes from Ric Bucher at ESPN: Had the Wizards won the draft lottery and…

  18. Lil’ Wayne denied entrance by Thunder just because he didn’t have a ticket

    Jun 1, 2012, 9:52 AM EDT

    Lil Wayne

    Those strange people in Oklahoma City with their midwestern values. They confuse me. I cannot believe they would back a loyal local fan who paid for a courtside seat over a celebrity. They just do not get America. Let me explain. The Thunder are a sellout in Oklahoma City, especially during the playoffs. They have…

  19. Phil Jackson returning to NBA? Maybe, but not with Orlando.

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson answers questions at a post-game news conference following Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    People expect to see Phil Jackson returning to the bench, sitting in his extra-tall chair, coaching some team loaded with talent that just needs someone to get them to meditate and come together to reach their higher plain. But he has suggested he really wants a front office position, more wise guru consultant than guy…

  20. PBT Extra: Talking Celtics/Heat with Jessica Camerato

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:03 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    It’s going to be an interesting vibe in Boston Friday night — Celtics fans know that this is likely the last season we will see the “big three” Celtics team together like this. And with the Heat up 2-0 in the series this could be the final home games for these Celtics. I brought in…

  21. Thunder remind Spurs, everyone they are contenders with rout

    Jun 1, 2012, 12:22 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant, Thunder, Spurs, Tim Dunan

    The Oklahoma City Thunder would like to remind you that they are a very, very good basketball team. For days now the buzz had been about the Spurs’ 20-game win streak, how they played like the old man at the YMCA that schools the more athletic kids with the extra pass and smart positioning. But…

  22. Video: Sefalosha’s flagrant foul for smacking Ginobili’s face

    May 31, 2012, 10:06 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three

    The Oklahoma City Thunder came out in Game 3 with a real sense of desperation. They played more physical, their defensive rotations were crisper and they have thrown the Spurs out of the game plan that worked brilliantly the first two games. The Thunder were up 13 at the half. Did I mention physical? Above…

  23. Thursday And-1 links: Relive roller coaster 76ers season

    May 31, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Six

    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. • Philly surprised people out of the gate this season, lost their way for…

  24. Anthony Davis who? Hornets’ Gordon going to test free agent market

    May 31, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

    Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon was the centerpiece of the guys coming back to New Orleans in the Chris Paul trade. Gordon has flown under the NBA radar somewhat, but he is the best young two-guard in the game and is a building block for the Hornets future. So he has to be excited about New Orleans winning…

  25. Bobcats plan to work out six players for No. 2 pick

    May 31, 2012, 7:17 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Charlotte has a tough choice ahead of it. It’s not a question of needs — you should always draft the best player available anyway, but in this case the Bobcats need everything. So charlotte is going to take a good look at the available players, team president Rod Higgins told the Charlotte Observer. Higgins said…

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