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  1. Coach trying to convince David West to stick with Hornets

    Mar 22, 2011, 3:54 PM EST

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    Monty Williams has proven a pretty good coach so far this season. He looks like a lot better coach when Chris Paul and David West are playing. He admits as much. Those also happen to be two guys who can opt out of deals the next two summers. So Williams has set to work. That…

  2. Kevin Love says injury not new, listed as day-to-day

    Mar 22, 2011, 3:29 PM EST

    Kevin Love Sits

    When Kevin Love left the game against Sacramento Sunday and did not return, his groin injury became news. Except it wasn’t news to him. That’s what Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune tweeted: Love said injury first happened vs. Utah. Aggravated vs. Lakers, and again vs. Kings. Groin injuries are like that. It’s a level…

  3. Barry Ackerley, Sonics owner during ‘80s and ‘90s, dies

    Mar 22, 2011, 2:48 PM EST

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    Barry Ackerley, the man who owned the Seattle Super Sonics during most of the 1980s and 1990s and saw his teams be consistent winners and make it to the NBA finals, has died. Ackerley, 76, passed away from a stroke in his Southern California home, the Sporting News reports. Ackerley owned the Sonics for 18…

  4. MRI shows Duncan may be out more than two weeks

    Mar 22, 2011, 2:32 PM EST

    Tim Duncan

    An MRI on Tim Duncan’s ankle showed “between a grade one and grade two sprain” Spurs GM R.C. Buford said, reports Mike Monroe on twitter. A grade one sprain would mean about the two-week recovery Duncan himself said after the injury. A grade two sprain — which means a partial tearing of the ligaments –…

  5. Video: LeBron James plays the drums, Pat Riley dances

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:20 PM EST

    Super Bowl XLIV

    Because if we have to watch Pat Riley dance, everybody should have to suffer the same fate. The fine people at Miami Heat blog HotHotHoops were out at the Heat’s Family Festival and shot this video, which begins with LeBron James on the drums (hard to tell, but he seems to be fine). The Riley…

  6. Some Anaheim residents protest city spending money to get Kings

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:09 PM EST

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    Anaheim is like virtually every other city in the nation right now — the recession has meant budget deficits and cuts. Specifically, Anaheim is running a $10-$11 million deficit and has depleted its financial reserves down from $45 million to about $11 million, the Orange County Register reports. On April 12, the Anaheim City Council…

  7. Don Nelson speaks candidly about Warriors, career

    Mar 22, 2011, 12:22 PM EST

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    Don Nelson was back in the Bay Area — maybe that is why Keith Smart held Stephen Curry down to 20 minutes last night, just for spite — and talked about everything with CSN Bay Area in an interview you can watch below. The NBA’s all-time winningest coach told it as he saw it. Such…

  8. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:45 AM EST

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    When you watched Space Jam you thought, “Man, I’d really like to pour over the box score from that game.” Well, here you go. Thanks guys at Harvard (and Deadspin). Before he got injured in the second quarter Monday, Tim Duncan grabbed three rebounds. That was enough to tie him with Dennis Rodman for third…

  9. Grizzlies Rudy Gay out for season, needs shoulder surgery

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:14 AM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    That sound you hear was the hopes of Grizzlies fans to be a real threat in the playoffs deflating. Rudy Gay, Memphis’ dynamic wing player who signed a max contract last summer, will need season ending shoulder surgery reports the Commercial Appeal. Gay has been out for a month since injuring his shoulder against the…

  10. Walsh: Blame me for Knicks struggles, not players or coach

    Mar 22, 2011, 10:59 AM EST

    New York Knicks Introduce Mike D'Antoni

    Let’s hope James Dolan doesn’t take him literally. Donnie Walsh did what a good executive of a slumping (1-6 in last seven) team should do — tried to take the heat off his players and coach. Walsh threw himself on the grenade when taking to Marc Berman of the New York Post: “I take more…

  11. Warriors’ worries: Stephen Curry limited, Monta Ellis worn down

    Mar 22, 2011, 10:36 AM EST

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    If you want, you can spin the Warriors season as a positive — they have 30 wins, already more than last season (26). Baby steps, but with a new owner at least there is hope they can improve on that next season. But on the ground, they have lost five straight and the same old…

  12. Video: Celtics show the Knicks how to run the break

    Mar 22, 2011, 9:05 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics

    Since the Knicks aren’t running anymore, we thought we’d show them a little clinic on how it is done. Although, they saw this clinic up close and in person Monday night courtesy the Boston Celtics. You don’t see Kevin Garnett get out and run the break a lot like this anymore (he never ran the…

  13. The Knicks have stopped running, stopped winning

    Mar 22, 2011, 8:29 AM EST

    Chauncey Billups, Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

    There’s no making some Knicks fans happy, they expect the team to win two Larry O’Brien trophies a season and anything short is a failure. But it’s more than the losing that is making them unhappy lately. Talk to Knicks fans, check out the message boards and you hear that it’s the way they are…

  14. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Chicago’s offense is as awesome as the Kings defense is horrid

    Mar 22, 2011, 7:40 AM EST

    Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Keith Bogans

    What you missed while getting busted for polygamy due to Facebook (damn you Zuckerberg)…. The Celtics beating up and coming from behind to beat the Knicks is our game of the night. Bulls 132, Kings 92: For a night, there were no questions about the Bulls offense. For a night it was an unstoppable force,…

  15. Jordan Crawford can do more than just dunk on LeBron

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:07 PM EST

    Jordan Crawford Wizards

    You remember Jordan Crawford? He’s the Xavier college player that dunked on LeBron James in a pickup game after LeBron’s skills camp back in the summer of 2009. Which would have been no big deal — LeBron tried to rotate over on defense and was a little late in a pickup game, it happens —…

  16. Quote of the Day: Kobe loves Fisher, taking shots at Smush

    Mar 21, 2011, 8:25 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    “You mean when I was throwing to Smush? I shot w/ three mother **** on me. That’s the difference. Now I only shoot w/ one, maybe two.” —Kobe Bryant, on whether he missed Derek Fisher when he left the Lakers in 2004 (via the LA Times Mark Medina on twitter. Fisher stepped up and hit the…

  17. Winderman: Still time to add good player (or Eddy Curry) to playoff roster

    Mar 21, 2011, 6:59 PM EST

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    Yes, there still is time. With all of its deadlines, be it the mid-February trading deadline or the March 1 buyout deadline, the NBA is surprisingly lax when it comes to its playoff-roster deadline. Spend at least one game on the roster prior to the postseason and you’re playoff eligible, provided you were not on…

  18. After earthquake devastates Japan, NBA scrambles to keep finals in 3D

    Mar 21, 2011, 5:42 PM EST

    IFA Technology Fair

    You didn’t think we could tie the devastating earthquake and tsunami into the NBA, but you underestimate us. First a little background: The NBA and many major sporting events for the past few years (even before 3D technology was really available for home use) were being filmed in 3D also. Things like the Olympics (some…

  19. Rockets send Hasheem Thabeet to D-League

    Mar 21, 2011, 4:39 PM EST

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    Hasheem Thabeet is back in the D-League. It’s as good an option as the Rockets had. They acquired Thabeet — 7’3” former No. 2 overall pick out of Connecticut — in the Shane Battier trade but they were not playing him. He’s been on the court a total of 4 minutes since the trade. But…

  20. Arron Afflalo expected to miss rest of week in Denver

    Mar 21, 2011, 4:14 PM EST

    Arron Afflalo, Francisco Elson

    Denver’s offense did not look right with Arron Afflalo and Raymond Felton — the team’s starting backcourt — out this weekend. Of course, playing good defensive teams in Miami and Orlando probably had a little to do with that, too. Afflalo will be out the rest of the week recovering from a hamstring tweak, George…

  21. Having a Nitecap with Ron Artest by a Miami pool

    Mar 21, 2011, 3:04 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    NBC Miami has one of those shows you can only do at NBC Miami — Nitecap with Peter Bailey. Where a celebrity rolls up to a Miami pool after hours and just hangs with the host talking whatever for a few minutes, then hits the club. Although, this is Ron Artest, so we’re sure he…

  22. Carlos Boozer expected to return to Bulls Monday

    Mar 21, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

    Carlos Boozer

    Carlos Boozer, after missing the Bulls last five games with a sprained ankle, took part in the team shootaround and is expected back on the court Monday night when the Bulls host the Kings Monday night, according to KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune (via twitter). The timing could not be better, as Taj Gibson…

  23. NBA Power Rankings: The Lakers look like the Lakers again

    Mar 21, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Notice that two of the top three are from the West? That’s because the East is stumbling toward the playoffs. 1. Lakers (50-20, LW #3). Four wins in a row and just one loss since the All-Star break. They won Monday without Andrew Bynum and will have another game without him Tuesday, but with his…

  24. Cavs Christian Eyenga recounts Staples Center knife incident

    Mar 21, 2011, 12:44 PM EST

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    When a knife-wielding crazy man rushed into Staples Center near the court Saturday afternoon about 90-minutes before the tipoff of the Cavaliers and Clippers, Christian Eyenga was out on the floor putting up some shots. The man rushed through the security at the media/employee entrance to Staples and down toward the court at Staples, with…

  25. Jalen Rose responds, says Duke comments taken out of context

    Mar 21, 2011, 12:07 PM EST

    17th Annual ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

    When Jalen Rose was 17 and making one of the biggest decisions of his life — where to attend college — the inner city Detroit kid didn’t want to go to Duke because he didn’t see that as a place he fit in. In ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on Rose and Michigan’s Fab Five,…

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