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  1. It’s now or never for Bucks playoff push

    Mar 25, 2011, 12:04 PM EDT

    Carlos Delfino

    Has any team been more disappointing this season than the Milwaukee Bucks? Injuries and their anemic offense — despite having Brandon Jennings, John Salmons and Andrew Bogut — have held them back. All the way back out of the playoffs. The Bucks are three games behind the Pacers with a dozen to play. And the…

  2. Bobcats may shut Stephen Jackson down for season

    Mar 25, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    The Charlotte Bobcats are the 10 seed in the East as you read this, three games back of the 8 seed Pacers with a dozen games to play. So, not impossible to make up. It’s also not impossible you are going to win the Mega Millions lottery. Doesn’t mean you should start spending the money.…

  3. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Mar 25, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

    Clippers Kings Basketball

    Here are some details on the latest effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento. They’re trying, but let’s understand this is a longshot. At best. Steve Francis’ agent has pled guilty to tax evasion and a series of other crimes and is looking at a decade behind bars. LeBron James has Kemba Walker’s back. Another…

  4. NCAA Sweet 16 and the NBA Draft: Kyrie Irving still the man

    Mar 25, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    No scout, no NBA team is taking what they see in the NCAA Tournament as the whole picture of an NBA prospect. They’ve been following these players all season, they have a pretty complete picture before the tournament tips off. But the tournament brings more intense competition against better opponents, and that’s always a good…

  5. Rambis says Kevin Love could be out rest of season

    Mar 25, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

    The Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    The groin injury that kept Kevin Love out Thursday night in Dallas may have him in street clothes the rest of the season. Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis told the Associated Press before the Wolves game it is possible Love is done for the year, though not likely. “There is an outside chance, I don’t know…

  6. Video: Emeka Okafor, Paul Millsap get prayers answered

    Mar 25, 2011, 8:32 AM EDT

    Emeka Okafor Hornets

    We told you it was one wild ending in Utah with the Hornets. So much that we couldn’t contain it in just one video clip… okay, that’s not true. But it was cut in two by the people at the NBA so that’s how we give it to you. First is Emeka Okafor‘s rushed 17-foot…

  7. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dallas has 50 wins in a season. Again.

    Mar 25, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry

    What you missed while developing a remote control floating cloud to hoover over soccer stadiums…. Mavericks 104, Timberwolves 96: No Kevin Love tonight for Minnesota so on paper this this looked like it a blowout… but nobody counted on good Anthony Randolph showing up. Much like the Spanish Inquisition, nobody expects the good Anthony Randolph.…

  8. Hornets’ David West injures knee, leaves game in wheelchair

    Mar 25, 2011, 12:34 AM EDT

    David_west

    UPDATE March 25, 12:34 am: The Hornets are officially calling this “left knee trauma” (which is a pretty scary term) but said in a release that the X-rays are negative. He will have an MRI before the team discusses the severity of the injury. Al Jefferson of the Jazz said he hopes he is wrong but…

  9. Knicks’ tired legs leading to fourth-quarter collapses

    Mar 24, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    It happened again Wednesday night — the Knicks had seized a lead with a 15-6 run just before halftime then solidified it with a 7-0 spurt early in the third quarter. They had a shot at a big win over Orlando. Then it fell apart, as it has so often lately for the Knicks. The Magic were…

  10. Ron Artest’s “Go Loco.” The video. Not him actually going crazy

    Mar 24, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    So you didn’t get around to picking up that mix tape Ron Artest dropped All-Star weekend yet. And you don’t watch George Lopez because, well, he’s not really funny. So you probably haven’t seen a live performance of Artest’s single “Go Loco” complete with Lopez singing. That’s why we’re here, to make sure you don’t…

  11. Video: Bucks’ Brockman knows how trick shots are done

    Mar 24, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

    Jon Brockman

    Jon Brockman is more than just the best big man to come out of the University of Washington since Spencer Hawes. No, he is a well-rounded human being basketball player. Complete with a repertoire of trick shots and a catchphrase — “that’s how it’s done.” Pretty soon that will be sweeping the nation and we’ll…

  12. Report: Shaq to return to Celtics by April 1. No fooling.

    Mar 24, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    shaq-return-april-1

    Boston just needs to get everyone back and healthy for the playoffs, then everything will be just fine. That’s the mantra, so say it with me. Everyone back and healthy for the playoffs. But they could use to get their big men back a little before that. Just to remember what everybody looks like, work…

  13. Heat’s Spoelstra regrets saying players were crying

    Mar 24, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    In a sign that Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is still has a ways to go in being media savvy, he didn’t regret saying that there were players in tears in the locker room after a loss to Chicago the second he said it. But he has come to regret saying it. Spoelstra was on the…

  14. Jerry West says it’s too early to judge ‘Melo trade

    Mar 24, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

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    Jerry West is trying to talk some sense into New Yorkers. Good luck with that. The Logo spoke with the Associated Press and said what Knicks management and everyone on that end of the Carmelo Anthony trade has said — this is going to take time. To expect immediate results was a mistake, the trade…

  15. Stephen Jackson has MRI on hamstring, no tear found

    Mar 24, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

    Stephen Jackson, Mark Ayotte

    Stephen Jackson just does not look right. The Charlotte Bobcats are three games out of the final playoff spot in the East and Jackson has looked slowed and his shot is off, but he is gutting out a hamstring injury because, without him, the Bobcats don’t have enough guys who can generate offense. Frankly, with…

  16. Coach K almost came to Lakers in 2004; will not now

    Mar 24, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Krzyzewski & Kobe Bryant

    Phil Jackson is going to walk away from the Lakers after this season, whether he makes it an even dozen rings or not. Brian Shaw is your front-runner. He almost certainly will be the head coach for the Lakers next season. But there will be rumors. Like Kurt Rambis (if he is let go in…

  17. Former Nuggets staffer acknowledges trade rumors hurt play

    Mar 24, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Denver Nuggets

    It was pretty clear by the end that impacts of the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors had bled onto the court for the Denver Nuggets. They were not the same team that started the season, the one that seemed to have potential. Dean Oliver was a former front office guy and staticiscian for Denver who last…

  18. For a 38th birthday present, Kidd may get some games off

    Mar 24, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Phoenix Suns

    It is not true that when Jason Kidd made is first shot in the NBA he then had to climb the ladder and remove the ball from the peach basket. But Jason Kidd turned 38 on Wednesday and has played in all 70 games for the Mavericks this season. They need him at 100 percent…

  19. Derrick Rose will win MVP. There are better choices.

    Mar 24, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Chicago Bulls

    Stan Van Gundy is right — Derrick Rose is going to win the MVP award this year. He has everybody including Michael Jordan’s endorsement. Influential media members are lining up behind him. The question is: Does he deserve it? Or, more accurately, do others deserve it more? You can make a good argument for Rose…

  20. Marquis Daniels to have surgery on bruised spinal cord

    Mar 24, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics

    Marquis Daniels collapse to the floor when the Celtics were playing the Magic — on a relatively harmless looking play — was one of the scarier moments of the season. But it was part of an ongoing medical issue Daniels faced — because of his spinal cord when he would get his neck bent certain…

  21. Video: Rodney Stuckey makes a poster with Chris Bosh in it

    Mar 24, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey Chris Bosh

    That headline kind of bothers me because nobody actually has posters anymore, do they? Wallpapers on their iPhone maybe, but not posters. But if you were still making posters, this is exactly what you would want. Detroit’s Rodney Stuckey starts his drive from the top of the lane and Chris Bosh is just a little…

  22. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Mar 24, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Victory Parade

    Behind the scenes at a Ron Artest video shoot… complete with Oompa-Loompas. Trying to make sense of the Heat’s role players and fit. (Great work by our own John Krolik.) Jerry West agrees with Mike D’Antoni — Knicks fans need to calm down. Jermaine O’Neal could return to the Celtics next week. (Shaq remains day-to-day,…

  23. Orlando Magic growing NHL-style playoff beards

    Mar 24, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Playoff beards are an NHL tradition — you let it go as long as your team stays alive. So by the finals the guys look like Canadians who opted to be lumberjacks rather than hockey players (oh he’s a lumberjack and he’s okay, he sleeps all night and he works all day). Now Orlando is…

  24. Video: JaVale McGee blocks Blake Griffin into the third row

    Mar 24, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

    JaVale McGee from the Washington Wizards

    One night after he completed what still might be the block of the year, JaVale McGee put up one that could challenge it. In part part just because he was swatting Blake Griffin. Consider it some Dunk Contest payback. The impressive part of this is really that McGee gets just burned on the pump fake…

  25. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where Boston got dominated along the front line

    Mar 24, 2011, 8:58 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Boston Celtics

    What you missed while mourning Elizabeth Taylor… Grizzlies 90, Celtics 87: This is why teams out west would like to avoid Memphis in the first round (even without Rudy Gay) — Memphis outscored Boston 52-26 in the paint. Memphis grabbed the offensive rebound on 25 percent of their missed shots. The vaunted Boston front line…

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