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  1. Bobcats Stephen Jackson, Tyrus Thomas likely out Friday

    Mar 31, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    Charlotte remains one game back but tied in the loss column with Indiana for the final playoff spot in the East, and with that the honor of getting crushed in the first round by the Chicago Bulls. Stephen Jackson, Charlotte’s leading scorer, will miss Friday’s game against Orlando due to a hamstring that continues to…

  2. Man charged in post-game attack on Dominique Wilkins

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Rashan S. Michel has been formally charged in the attack on former Atlanta Hawks player and current broadcaster (and team vice president) Dominique Wilkins, the Associated Press reports. Michel has been released after posting $1,000 bail. Michel, a former NBA referee and current owner of a clothing company, approached Wilkins while a live post-game television…

  3. Lakers privately admit they’d like to avoid Portland, Memphis

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Don’t be shocked if there is an upset in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The top four teams — the Spurs, Lakers, Mavericks and Thunder — are all a notch above the teams below them. But the teams below them are hot. They each create some matchup problems and have been exploiting…

  4. Doc Rivers says Shaq may not return until playoffs

    Mar 31, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Okay Boston fans, now you can start to really worry. Doc Rivers pushed the timeline back for Shaq’s return from an Achilles tendon injury again, this time maybe as far back as the start of the playoffs, friend of the site A. Sherrod Blakely reports at CSN New England. (He also notes the Celtics have…

  5. LeBron joins long list of big men complaining about lack of foul calls

    Mar 31, 2011, 12:54 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    LeBron James is one of the NBA’s strongest men — if you’re going to foul him and not give up the and-1, you better make it a good one. And even if you do foul him, no call may be made as he just powers through you. James joined a long, storied list of the…

  6. Jazz’s Al Jefferson says everything good with him, coach

    Mar 31, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    After he was benched the entire fourth quarter a few nights ago — where he had good seats to watch Derrick Favors lead a comeback — Al Jefferson waived off reporters and was clearly frustrated. Since he didn’t even get put back in for overtime when other players did, the reasoning seemed clear. But it’s…

  7. Man arrested for attacking Dominique Wilkins tweets about it

    Mar 31, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    Reebok Pump 20th Anniversary

    Rashan S. Michel handled his business poorly. He attacked Hawks legend and broadcaster Dominique Wilkins in Philips Arena after the game and, based on Michel’s mug shot, Wilkins got the best of it. Michel, a former NBA referee who now has a custom clothing business, has said Wilkins owed him money for some suits and…

  8. Dwight Howard says Magic are tired, need some days off

    Mar 31, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Boston is slumping as they try to get guys healthy for the playoffs. San Antonio has lost four straight as guys sit trying to get healthy and rested for the playoffs. Dwight Howard looked around the Orlando locker room after his team lost to Atlanta Wednesday and told the Orlando Sentinel maybe there is something…

  9. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Mar 31, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Fascinating stat (prior to Wednesday night): Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton as a Nuggets backcourt had outscored their opponents 463 to 365 (via ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh). But two point guards won’t work. Cleveland got its signature win over Miami. Don’t think that changes anything. J.J. Barea is dating a former Ms. Universe. She’s basically as…

  10. Free throw shooting: It’s not about where you’re from, it’s about height

    Mar 31, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT

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    Fascinating bit of research we want to point you to over at Basketball-Prospectus that shows the numbers back up what you already knew — big men do not shoot free throws as well as smaller players. But, don’t go thinking foreign players are better at it than Americans. Kevin Pelton crunched the numbers a few…

  11. Video: JaVale McGee swats away Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade

    Mar 31, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

    JaVale McGee block

    This is how you defend the rim. We keep telling you that in today’s NBA — with no handchecking on the perimeter — you have to have a guy who can protect the rim. Exactly like this. JaVale McGee is textbook on Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Not that it helped the Wizards in this…

  12. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Atlanta makes a playoff statement to Orlando

    Mar 31, 2011, 8:56 AM EDT

    Josh Smith

    What you missed while eating out of your Death Star cookie jar… Orlando knocking off the Suns was our Game of the Night. Hawks 85, Magic 82: This was a preview of a first round playoff matchup in the east (Orlando is locked in at the four seed, Atlanta the five). These two teams met…

  13. Isiah Thomas doesn’t deny he helped get ‘Melo to New York

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:19 AM EDT

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    It’s never easy to tell reality with Isiah Thomas. With him, the truth is messy and convoluted. You want to make it simple — “he was a terrible GM” — but reality is more complex (he made some very good draft picks and showed an eye for spotting talent out of college). So it is…

  14. Dominique Wilkins attacked by fan after Hawks game

    Mar 30, 2011, 11:49 PM EDT

    Reebok Pump 20th Anniversary

    UPDATE  11:49 pm: The attacker turns out to be a former NBA referee (1997-2001), but apparently this was about money allegedly owed. Isn’t it always? From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Rashan S. Michel, 36, was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery following the incident, Officer K.Y. Jones with Atlanta police told the…

  15. Video: John Wall throws punch at Big Z, leads to ejections

    Mar 30, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Washington Wizards

    We already told you what happened, but you should see it for yourself (via our friends at CSNWashington.com) Zydrunas Ilgauskas had the ball in the high post guarded by John Wall (on a little scramble play, obviously that was not the regular matchup). Ilgauskas used his elbow to create a little space, Wall was trying…

  16. LeBron James says Derrick Rose is MVP

    Mar 30, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

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    I’m not sure there’s really an MVP debate, at least one where the outcome is in doubt. Derrick Rose is going to win it. Like it or not. Complain it’s about the narrative and not the play, or counter Rose is clearly the man leading the best team in the game, make no mistake about…

  17. Noah to sit out Wednesday due to sprained ankle

    Mar 30, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    UPDATE 7:46 pm: It’s official, Noah will sit out the game against the Wolves — where he would have been handy against Kevin Love — due to the sprained ankle. Kurt Thomas starts in his place. 2:27 pm: Because God forbid we have all the Bulls players fully healthy for any extended stretch… Joakim Noah…

  18. League sends last season’s financial data to union. Baby steps.

    Mar 30, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    At this point, any little step towards the NBA owners and players union actually sitting down and having a serious conversation should be taken as a good sign. So, in that vein, we tell you that the owners have sent the union the league financials from last season, as Ken Berger at CBSSports.com reports. The…

  19. The good ol’ days: When John Salley got punched by teammates

    Mar 30, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Turns out, the old Detroit Bad Boys were pretty bad. John Salley was being interviewed and telling stories over at Pistons.com (via Piston Powered) and he had some great tales. Including the time as a rookie he got punched by his own teammates in practice. “OK, now it’s the next day. Rick Mahorn and Sid…

  20. Elgin Baylor’s lawsuit against Donald Sterling shot down by jury

    Mar 30, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Clippers Donald Sterling is still a despicable human being. A man with a laundry list of offenses of offenses from the serious (racial housing discrimination) to just screwing up his NBA team. This has not changed. But he has won key court battle. A jury Wednesday rejected a $2 million lawsuit brought by former Clippers…

  21. Spurs, Celtics slouching towards playoffs; count them out at your own peril

    Mar 30, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    Back at the All-Star break, a Celtics vs. Spurs finals seemed like a good bet. Sure, it made the guys who count the profits at ABC/Disney nervous — you know they want Lakers/Heat, and they really don’t want the Spurs — but the Celtics and Spurs were playing the best basketball by far. That matchup…

  22. Video: Cooking for LeBron, he eats better than you

    Mar 30, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

    Gucci Cocktail Party For Ffawn

    I love cooking shows. Love. Them. Honestly, when basketball isn’t on my television, it’s a cooking show. Maybe some cool old-school Iron Chef (from Japan, the American version is a poor imitation), maybe just Jamie Oliver cooking at home. I miss the Two Fat Ladies. As cooking videos go, this one is not going to…

  23. Carlos Boozer was Prince’s landlord. This is what it sounds like when Doves cry.

    Mar 30, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival 2008 - Day 2

    So just we have the roles understood: Carlos Boozer plays the role of Ralph Furley the cranky landlord, and Prince plays Jack Tripper, the renter who has crazy shenanigans happening around him all the time. And since we’re talking Prince, no doubt there were plenty of rotating women to complete the Three’s Company circle. Turns…

  24. Grant Hill likes Phoenix but keeping his free agent options open

    Mar 30, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    Grant Hill is nearing retirement — and if there is one thing you can find plenty of in Phoenix it’s retirees. Warm, dry weather is easy on the joints, you know. Plus, lots of places you can have dinner at 5 and still make it home for Jeopardy. Hill will be a free agent at…

  25. Wizards’ rookie Booker done for season with crack in foot

    Mar 30, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Washington Wizards

    Trevor Booker had developed into a fun little surprise in Washington. The rookie out of Clemson dropped 26 and 13 on Toronto a couple weeks ago and had a double-double against Denver earlier in the week. Plus he was just fun pounding away inside, which seemed a good balance with John Wall. And it looks…

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