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  1. DeMarcus Cousins has 13 technicals, could be out Tuesday

    Apr 23, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins has improved a number of areas of his game this year. His relationship with the referees is not one of them. Sunday night Cousins picked up his 13th technical foul of the season, when he went face to face with Bismack Biyombo and they got called for double technical. Cousin’s reaction to have…

  2. PBT Extra: Talking MVP race, playoff race, Kevin Love’s haircut

    Apr 23, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

    ArCrSI_CEAAVc0n

    Go ahead and say it — I am the last person who should be talking about people’s haircuts. I’ll give you that one. I’ve been getting hairline jokes since college, you’re going to have to be more creative than that. But I mock Kevin Love‘s new one anyway, as did Ricky Rubio. In the first…

  3. Lots of lottery odds to be decided last week of season, too

    Apr 23, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    We keep talking about the teams talking playoffs — who gets home court, Boston or Atlanta, or can Phoenix catch Utah and get the last spot in the West — but there is a tight race among teams who have long forgotten about the playoffs. A lot of lottery odds are still to be decided…

  4. Sixers coach Collins fined $15,000 for abuse of referee

    Apr 23, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT

    Doug Collins, Kevin Fehr

    Philadelphia picked up a big, hard-fought, playoff style overtime win over the Pacers Saturday night. With it the Sixers likely put themselves in the playoffs (they need one more win, but play the Nets Monday so that should be the win they need). Coach Doug Collins was in playoff form and let the officials know what…

  5. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs close out season riding high

    Apr 23, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    This is it, our final power rankings of the season. Usually I’d have them ranked in the order I would rank championship contenders, but this year any of the top four could win a chip and I wouldn’t be surprised. Hard to rank teams at the end of the season with everyone coasting and resting…

  6. Metta World Peace tweets apology to Harden for elbow

    Apr 23, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s not exactly a traditional apology like your mother used to make your say to your Aunt when you said at age 10 you hated her cooking, but clearly the gravity of what Metta World Peace did has hit him. Here is what he tweeted Sunday evening. As I’ve said, I don’t think this was…

  7. Hawks’ Horford says he doesn’t expect to return for playoffs

    Apr 23, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

    Al Horford

    The path for Atlanta to beat Boston in the first round of the playoffs just got harder. The Hawks are going to have to do it without their best player, center Al Horford. He had been out for much of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The hope was that he could return for…

  8. Nets 35 years in New Jersey comes to end tonight

    Apr 23, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    julius-erving

    There is a history lost tonight. It is Dr. J flying through the air. It is the ABA. It is Jason Kidd leading a team to consecutive NBA finals. It is a string of hard luck breaks. For 35 years they have been the New Jersey Nets. Tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark will…

  9. Report: Lou Williams to opt out of deal, become free agent

    Apr 23, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

    Shelvin Mack, Lou Williams

    If James Harden were not James Harden and the runaway winner for Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams could win that award. He comes off the bench to lead Philadelphia in scoring — the first bench guy to lead a team in scoring since Dell Curry (or as Stephen calls him, pops) — and…

  10. Monday And-1 links: Kevin Love shut down for season

    Apr 23, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Kevin Love, Eduardo Najera

    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. • Kevin Love will sit out the final two games of the regular season…

  11. Report: Dwight Howard will ask for trade this summer

    Apr 23, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    I’ll say this up front — take this report with a whole handful of salt. This situation is more complex and fluid that just simple ultimatums. But on ESPN, Stephen A. Smith said he has heard Howard will ask out this summer (via IamaGM.com). “The minute this season is over, according to what I am…

  12. Kevin Durant says LeBron James should win MVP

    Apr 23, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

    NBA/

    Somehow I can see people trying to spin this into another sign that Kevin Durant walks on water and LeBron James is a horrible person, but here it goes. The MVP race is down to James and Durant — and Durant think LeBron should win it, he told the Oklahoman. “He deserves all the love…

  13. NBA playoff picture: East pretty much set, West not so much

    Apr 23, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

    Taj Gibson

    There are just four days of NBA games left and a lot is left to be decided in the playoffs. Well, at least in the Western Conference. The East is pretty much locked up, and although the cement has not fully dried on all the games, we have a pretty good idea what the matchups…

  14. Video: Clippers Reggie Evans with terrible soccer flop

    Apr 23, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Reggie Evans

    If you ever see the Clippers Reggie Evans in person your first thought is that he is an absolute tank of a man. He is one of the handful of guys you see in an NBA locker room and think he could play in the NFL. Which makes the blatant flop above all the more…

  15. Andrew Bynum skipping Olympics… so who is in for USA?

    Apr 23, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    When Dwight Howard went under the knife and sacrificed his summer, the speculation began — who gets his spot on Team USA for the London Olympics this summer? It pretty much guaranteed that Knicks big man Tyson Chandler is in now. He was on the bubble before, but now he is a must as the…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Knicks, Heat win, can start thinking showdown

    Apr 23, 2012, 8:06 AM EDT

    Tristan Thompson, Amare Stoudemire

    What you missed while figuring out why ice cream causes brain freeze… Lakers 114, Thunder 106 (2OT): There was a game, too, not just an elbow. The Lakers got a win that can give them some confidence for a potential playoff meeting between these teams — but can they replicate this recipe for success? Our…

  17. Warriors’ Curry, Bogut both to have ankle surgery

    Apr 23, 2012, 1:58 AM EDT

    nba-lockout-curry

    If both Andrew Bogut and Stephen Curry come back healthy next season and play up to the level of their pre-injury selves, Golden State is going to be a pretty good team. To that end — or maybe as a red flag about those hopes, depending on how you view it — both Bogut and…

  18. Harden has concussion, World Peace apologizes for “unintentional” elbow

    Apr 22, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    That is a whole lot of follow through for something unintentional. That blow above gave James Harden a concussion, according to Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman. Which means to get back on the court he is going to have to be cleared by the league neurologist after passing a battery of tests. That could happen…

  19. LeBron, Bosh out for Heat… then Wade dislocates finger and LeBron may play

    Apr 21, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James and Wade look on during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago

    LeBron James, as well as Chris Bosh, was supposed to get a night off Saturday against the Wizards. Which is like a night off anyway. But that’s not how it worked out. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra decided to sit LeBron and Bosh as part of his “maintenance” — read: resting — plan. While there is…

  20. Derek Fisher fires back at union officials who tried to oust him

    Apr 21, 2012, 1:57 AM EDT

    Derek Fisher

    This is getting ugly. First NBA players’ union president Derek Fisher convinced the executive committee of the union to do a full-scale audit of the union and its business. Then union executive director Billy Hunter convinced the executive committee to both kill that audit and ask Fisher to resign. He refused. They asked again on…

  21. Lamar Odom gets philosophical about time with Mavericks

    Apr 20, 2012, 11:48 PM EDT

    Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival  Gala: Benji - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    Lamar Odom, rather than getting ready for the playoffs with the Mavericks, has been sent away by that team. Not cut loose, Dallas still has his contract, but they told him to just go away — he didn’t want to be there and the distraction wasn’t worth it. So Odom was back in his hometown…

  22. Video: Johnson to Johnson dunk for Hawks

    Apr 20, 2012, 9:21 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    It’s a lot easier to make plays against the Celtics when pretty much everyone you can name on the team is sitting the game out. Still, fun little play for the Hawks, Joe Johnson to Ivan Johnson on the break. Just don’t expect Joe to make that pass in crunch time.

  23. Video: “Melo (Is It Three You’re Looking For?)” parody

    Apr 20, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    What makes good satire, and good parody, is when it hits just close enough to home. Which is what makes this Lionel-Richie-come-Knicks love song so brilliant. Now, if we could have had a blind Knick trying to make Carmelo Anthony‘s face out of clay it would have been perfect, but still as it is it…

  24. Bucks’ Sanders suspended; Pacers’ West, Granger fined for “fight”

    Apr 20, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

    David West, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    It really wasn’t much of a fight. For a guy dancing around losing his cool it really ends up not taking much resistance to keep Milwaukee’s Larry Sanders away from Indiana’s David West. He doesn’t look like a guy who really wants a fight. But it was enough of one to earn some actions from…

  25. Hunter trying to force vote to oust Fisher as union president

    Apr 20, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Fisher speaks at a news conference alongside Executive Director of the NBA player's association Hunter in New York

    This is becoming a mess. Potentially a very public mess. We told you earlier today that NBA players’ union president Derek Fisher had ordered an outside audit of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) books and business practices. Union Executive Director Billy Hunter got the union’s executive committee to kill that audit. Then the committee…

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