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  1. We’re not old: Rivers trying to get Celtics to up tempo

    Feb 14, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo drives past Chicago Bulls Carlos Boozer in the second half of their NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston

    For much of the season, Rajon Rondo has seemed to be a one-man fast break for the Celtics, pushing the ball up after a stop and then, if nothing is materializes, waiting until his teammates bothered to join him in the front court. Boston is dead last in the league in pace (90.2 possessions per…

  2. Derrick Rose out Tuesday; Bulls re-sign Mike James

    Feb 14, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    Derrick Rose is going to miss his third consecutive game Tuesday, his ongoing back spasms keeping him out coach Tom Thibodeau announced, as reported by CSNChicago.com. The Bulls will face the Sacramento Kings without him. Rose saw a back specialist on Monday who confirmed that this is a muscular, not structural issue. Which means he…

  3. Video: Caron Butler gets his championship ring

    Feb 14, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT

    Clippers' Butler tries to strip the ball from Lakers shooting guard Bryant during NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles

    Caron Butler had a good night in Dallas — he got his championship ring as part of last year’s Mavericks (he was injured through the playoffs but was key for them the first part of the year), then he went out and scored a season high 23 on his old team as part of the…

  4. Another report Allen Iverson is broke

    Feb 14, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    When Allen Iverson was playing in Turkey last season, there was a report that he did it for the $2 million because he was broke. That he had burned through the $154 million in salary he earned as a player (not counting endorsements). Iverson denied that charge saying he would be a “damn fool” to…

  5. J.R. Smith returns to USA Wednesday, who gets him?

    Feb 14, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    In the next 24 hours, J.R. Smith will be on the long flight from China — where he signed to play during the lockout — back to the United States. He tweeted this the other day. Ladies and Gentleman I am happy to tell you my return to the United States is offical! I will…

  6. Tuesday And-1 links: Zach Randolph is back at practice

    Feb 14, 2012, 11:44 AM EDT

    zach-randolph-game-6

    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). Zach Randolph has been cleared by doctors for non-contact practices and is expected to return to the Grizzlies in early March. That would be huge…

  7. Video: Talking “Linsanity” with Amar’e, ‘Melo and Lin

    Feb 14, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' Lin is congratulated by teammates Jordan and Fields after win against Timberwolves in Minneapolis

    Tonight Linsanity — AKA the New York Knicks — goes north of the border to Toronto. Amar’e Stoudemire will be back in the starting lineup and he talks about liking what he sees. Of course he does, he’s got a PG who can run the pick-and-roll again. We told you already Carmelo Anthony is happy…

  8. Mark Cuban rips trade of Chris Paul to Clippers

    Feb 14, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is shown on the court before the start of play between the Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Dallas

    The more I listen to him, the more I think Mark Cuban doesn’t like any trade that doesn’t benefit Mark Cuban. He was one of those who opposed the trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers (which was shot down by David Stern as defacto owner of the Hornets) and now he tells ESPNDallas.com he…

  9. There’s a lot of money to be made off Jeremy Lin

    Feb 14, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    The NBA is a business. First and foremost. If you ever forget that, think back to early November when we should have had the start of the NBA season and instead had lawyers in suits hammering out a labor agreement. Jeremy Lin is the kind of player, the kind of story that can make you…

  10. Kobe backs Lakers getting Arenas, but not enthusiastically

    Feb 14, 2012, 8:10 AM EDT

    Arenas_Gilbert

    The Lakers need a point guard. You know it. I know it. Kobe Bryant knows it. Heck, even Derek Fisher knows it, he’s just too professional to get his head down over it. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak watched Gilbert Arenas work out on Sunday. So reporters asked Kobe what he thinks of the Arenas idea…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dallas can still close out games

    Feb 14, 2012, 7:35 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    What you missed while wondering why a man would try to rob a store wearing only chocolate and peanut butter… Mavericks 96, Clippers 92: What do you need to do to win in tight fourth quarters in the NBA? Execute. For example, don’t turn the ball over — the Clippers has seven fourth quarter turnovers.…

  12. Eric Gordon to have knee scoped, out another six weeks

    Feb 14, 2012, 1:56 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    When Chris Paul was traded to the Clippers, the general consensus was it was a great move for Los Angeles so long as CP3’s knees held up. Turns out, it was the Hornets who should have been warned about Eric Gordon. He has played only two games for the Hornets this season due to a…

  13. Boxer Floyd Mayweather says Lin hype about race

    Feb 13, 2012, 11:39 PM EDT

    Floyd Mayweather

    Floyd Mayweather rarely holds his tongue. Or shy away from racist remarks. Just ask Manny Pacquiao. (Not that it has got them together for a fight.) So maybe we shouldn’t be shocked when Mayweather tweeted today: “Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he…

  14. Former Memphis Tiger cut in Spain for taking “enlargement” pills

    Feb 13, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT

    NCAA First Round: CSU Northridge Matadors v Memphis Tigers

    UPDATE 9:43 pm: Roburt Sallie spoke with Gary Parish of CBS Radio today and wanted to clarify a few things. As you thought he might. Here are the key parts, via Eye on Basketball. Two things he attempted to clarify in this absolutely must-listen interview: 1) He did not take “Extends” but a male enchancement…

  15. Hawks Josh Smith ticked about All-Star Game snub

    Feb 13, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

    Josh Smith of the Atlanta  Hawks walks off the court against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    Josh Smith should have been an All-Star. He has stepped up his play with Al Horford out and is giving the Hawks 15.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.1 blocks per game, and the Hawks are your four seed in the East at 18-10. Hard to look the other way. But the reserve All-Star…

  16. Video: Where in the world is Nikola Pekovic?

    Feb 13, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

    Pekovic_Nikola

    Who do you think Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic looks like? I tend to go with classic Eastern European crime syndicate enforcer, but if you want to go with Non from Superman II (as J.E. Skeets of The Score does), I can see it. Timberwolves coach Rich Adelman says he looks like a starter (a role…

  17. Carmelo says playing with Lin will be “dream come true”

    Feb 13, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v New York Knicks

    Reportedly, it was Carmelo Anthony — in street clothes due to a pulled groin — going to Mike D’Antoni at halftime of the Knicks game against New Jersey and suggesting to play Jeremy Lin more that kicked off “Linsanity.” Monday, the guy who came to New York to see himself on the back pages of…

  18. Specialist finds nothing structurally wrong with Rose’s back

    Feb 13, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose attends news conference in Chicago

    The good news is, there is nothing seriously wrong with Derrick Rose’s back. The real question is will coach Tom Thibodeau allow Rose to give it the rest it needs. Rose went to see a back specialist on Monday and there is no structural damage, the issue is muscular, reports CSNChicago.com and the Chicago Tribune.…

  19. Warriors Jerry West was watching Gilbert Arenas workout, too

    Feb 13, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Jerry West

    Do the Golden State Warriors really need another guard? Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry start (and have been playing well together of late), Nate Robinson and Klay Thompson come off the bench. Well, they are at least looking. Warriors consultant — and by consultant, think Consigliere — was at Gilbert Arenas’ workout in Los Angeles,…

  20. “Linsanity” came when Lin stopped trying to play for others

    Feb 13, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin shakes hands with MInnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love before game

    Just go out and play. Let God and the universe take care of the rest of it. That is the battle Jeremy Lin says he fights daily now — not trying to live up to the expectations of others, not trying to control everything, but just going out and playing basketball. Lin — a devoutly…

  21. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs advancing, Heat still on top

    Feb 13, 2012, 3:22 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    I’m beginning to wonder: Will the Eastern Conference Finals be the real NBA finals this year? Feels that way some days. 1. Heat (21-7, last week ranked 1) The Magic and Knicks combined to shoot 85 threes against the Heat in two nights. The Heat’s defensive energy does that to teams, makes them settle (although…

  22. Video: The rise of Jeremy Lin

    Feb 13, 2012, 2:41 PM EDT

    Jeremy Lin

    Because you can’t get enough Jeremy Lin…. Great video looking back at his rapid rise from obscurity to the king of New York basketball, a guy who crosses John Wall and puts up 38 on the Lakers. Hat tip to SLAM.

  23. Steve Nash doesn’t know if he will be traded or not

    Feb 13, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

    Suns guard Nash looks to drive on Mavericks center Mahinmi during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    Will Steve Nash still be a Phoenix Sun on March 16? Probably. Steve Nash has not requested a trade and said he’s not going to, and the Suns have said they will not trade him unless he requests to be moved. But the Suns are at a crossroads. Nash becomes a free agent at the…

  24. Stoudemire, ‘Melo return and things change for Jeremy Lin

    Feb 13, 2012, 12:49 PM EDT

    Knicks guard Lin smiles during player introductions before the start of the Knicks' NBA basketball game against the Timberwolves in Minneapolis

    It is the sentence I never expected to type and nobody ever expected to read: Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony are about to be back in the Knicks lineup, but how do they blend them in? It should be a no brainer fitting the Knicks two best players back in with their new point guard…

  25. Why the bottleneck on NBA trades? Calendar and Howard.

    Feb 13, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    We’re a couple months into the NBA season, and there have been very few trades. Before the season we had some biggies — Chris Paul to the Lakers, er, Clippers — but once the season started, that has dried up. And you can expect things to stay pretty much dry past the All-Star game at…

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