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  1. Sacramento mayor, Maloof brothers meet, talk relocation

    Mar 3, 2011, 11:55 AM EST

    Clippers Kings Basketball

    Not sure how much it can really help at this point, but finally the people of Sacramento and their elected representative have gotten to make their case to the Maloof brothers. Wednesday night the King’s owners, Joe and Gavin Maloof, sat down with Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, according to Sam Amick at the new NBA…

  2. PBT Thursday Morning One Liners

    Mar 3, 2011, 10:54 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Detroit Pistons

    Good read from our own John Krolik (writing over at ESPN) on the development of the Miami Heat, and how LeBron James and Dwyane Wade co-exist. Leon Powe is in Memphis Thursday to meet with the Grizzlies about joining that team. Memphis rookie guard Xavier Henry will be out a month with a sprained knee…

  3. Nothing interim here, Jazz sign Tyrone Corbin to three-year deal

    Mar 3, 2011, 10:11 AM EST

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    When owner Greg Miller was speaking at the press conference following the resignation of Jerry Sloan, he was very clear — Tyrone Corbin was the new coach of the Jazz. Not interim coach. Just coach. Now he has put his money where his mouth is, inking Corbin to a three-year deal. Terms of the deal…

  4. Nets’ Deron Williams wrist hurts but he will play in London

    Mar 3, 2011, 9:49 AM EST

    Deron Williams presser

    UPDATE March 3, 9:49 am: Deron Williams says he is is playing this weekend in London, he told Sekou Smith of NBA.com. “I’m playing,” he said after the Nets wrapped up their Thursday morning practice at the arena. “I’m definitely playing tomorrow.” Debate the wisdom of that if you want, but he is going. March…

  5. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Chicago gives one up to Atlanta

    Mar 3, 2011, 9:36 AM EST

    Bulls Hawks Basketball

    What you missed because you have tiger blood…. Atlanta 83, Chicago 80: Chicago was going to win ugly — this was not a pretty game as both teams struggled to score. However, the Bulls raced out to a 14-0 lead to start the game and held that lead for the first 47:31 of this game,…

  6. Video: Paul Pierce dunks on Channing Frye. Yes, that Paul Pierce.

    Mar 3, 2011, 8:58 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 4

    Don’t tell Channing Frye, but Paul Pierce still has some hops. Actually you don’t need to tell Frye, he found out the hard way. Frye tried to challenge Pierce, and might have been successful if Pierce had dunked with his right hand, his shooting hand. But Pierce switched to his left and the result was…

  7. Celtics Glen Davis suffers patella tendon strain, MRI Thursday

    Mar 3, 2011, 3:50 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Boston Celtics

    And the Celtics have another big man go down to injury. How long and how severe we find out Thursday. Glen “Big Baby” Davis suffered a patella tendon strain Wednesday night while taking a fourth quarter shot attempt against the Phoenix Suns. He will have an MRI Thursday to determine the severity of the injury,…

  8. Kevin Durant turns ankle, leaves game; calls injury a “tweak”

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:54 PM EST

    West Team's Kevin Durant of Oklahoma Cit

    UPDATE 11:41 pm: Durant left the arena wearing a protective boot on his ankle, but that was primarily for precautionary reasons and he said the injury was not that serious, according Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman. “Just a little tweak,” he said. “I did it before. Just gotta see how I feel in the morning.”…

  9. LeBron James tweets he’s “at WAR besides my Soldiers”

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:06 PM EST

    LeBron James

    The worst enemy to LeBron James’ image is LeBron James. James sent out this tweet today and probably thought nothing of it: 20+ games left in phase 2. I’m ReFOCUSED! No prisoners, I have no friends when at WAR besides my Soldiers. But the condemnation on twitter was fast and furious — athletes using military…

  10. Derrick Rose says he did pitch LeBron last summer

    Mar 2, 2011, 5:26 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Cleveland Cavaliers, Game 5

    I know, I know. We’re all trying to move on forget the Summer or LeBron ever happened, just like we’re trying to forget that night we broke out the bottle of Mescal. Best if it just isn’t discussed anymore. But Derrick Rose wants to make it clear that he did, too, reach out to LeBron.…

  11. Billups out Wednesday, day-to-day after that

    Mar 2, 2011, 4:09 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Miami Heat

    You had a feeling when a guy as hard core as Chauncey Billups used the word “severe” to describe his thigh bruise Tuesday night, he might not be playing Wednesday. He is officially out for Hornets game Wednesday, the Knicks announced at shootaround, according to a tweet from Alan Hahn of Newsday. He is questionable…

  12. Earl “The Pearl” Monroe sees something familiar in these Knicks

    Mar 2, 2011, 3:50 PM EST

    Earl Monroe New York Knicks

    Earl Monroe is not just another New Yorker. He’s a Knick legend. The Pearl. Black Magic. His playground nickname of “Jesus” lives on in He Got Game. He’s a champion. He is still involved in promoting New York basketball (keep reading, we’ll get to The People’s Games). But in other ways, he is just like…

  13. Coach Flip Saunders to miss Wednesday night’s Wizards game

    Mar 2, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

    Flip Saunders

    Wizards coach Flip Saunders will not be on the Wizards bench when they host the Golden State Warriors. He has gone to be with his ailing mother in Ohio, according to Frank Hanrahan of CSN Washington. Assistant coach Randy Wittman will take over in the big chair as the Wizards try to snap a six-game…

  14. Phil Jackson: Artest runs the offense better than Kobe

    Mar 2, 2011, 12:58 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Now it is time once again for one of Phil Jackson’s favorite mind games: subtle — and not so subtle – messages to players through the media. What would we do all day if it weren’t for them? Today it is Kobe’s turn to be sent a message. Which is rare because Kobe ignore such…

  15. Dwight Howard says he loves Orlando. Right now, anyway.

    Mar 2, 2011, 12:23 PM EST

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    Note to Dwight Howard — if you don’t want people speculating about your future, don’t say things like this. We told you yesterday of the reports that the New Jersey Nets planned to go after Howard when he became a free agent, or before. Of course, Howard was asked about that before the game Tuesday…

  16. Agent confirms Rasual Butler headed to Bulls

    Mar 2, 2011, 11:47 AM EST

    rasual butler

    The Bulls are going to get a little more depth at the wing — as expected Rasual Butler will sign with Chicago once he clears waivers. Butler’s agent Andy Miller confirmed that to CSN Chicago’s Aggrey Sam Wednesday. Butler was bought out by the Los Angeles Clippers as they want to give minutes to younger…

  17. PBT Wednesday Morning One Liners

    Mar 2, 2011, 11:32 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder

    From Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: “In games when the Heat was tied or trailed by one, two or three, with less than 30 seconds left, Miami has made just 4 of 22 shots from the field, and only one in a win ( Eddie House’s three-pointer at Oklahoma City).” The teams with the…

  18. Corey Brewer sweepstakes a crowded one

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

    coreybrewer

    Everyone knew that Troy Murphy was going to get a buyout and that Mike Bibby was going to do whatever it took to get out of Washington. But Corey Brewer being bought out by the Knicks was a surprise. He came to the Knicks as part of the Carmelo Anthony deal, we assumed because the…

  19. Remembering Mike Bibby’s storied career in Washington

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:08 AM EST

    Mike Bibby Wizards

    In a video sure to bring a tear to your eye, here is a stirring tribute to Mike Bibby’s 1-for-9 shooting career in the nation’s capital, is one game as a Washington Wizard. You know, the one game before he gave up more than $6 million to get the heck out of town. Not that…

  20. Video: Shawne Williams with throwdown dunk over Dwight Howard

    Mar 2, 2011, 8:55 AM EST

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    This dunk would be impressive over Earl Boykins, but over Dwight Howard it is pretty incredible. Shawne Williams gets to the baseline and drives, Howard is not in the best defensive rotation position ever and Williams just goes at him and climbs him and does a classic throwdown. That may have been the best part…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Maybe the Spurs are going to miss Tony Parker

    Mar 2, 2011, 8:24 AM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies Celebrate

    What you missed while driving around in reverse… Grizzlies 109, Spurs 93: Memphis has officially taken on the mantel of “the team nobody wants to face in the first round.” They play physically, they have a long front line, they have good athletes on the wing and they can score. Memphis is going to be…

  22. Chauncey Billups leaves game with thigh bruise, could be out Wednesday

    Mar 2, 2011, 2:03 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Miami Heat

    Carmelo Anthony is nice throw in and all, but it was brilliant of the Knicks to trade for Chauncey Billups — that guy is killing it. Have you seen the Knicks?  Billups has become the brains of the outfit. The Knicks play smarter and more under control with Billups on the court. Bad news is…

  23. Timberwolves buy out Eddy Curry. Anybody interested? Anybody? Bueller?

    Mar 2, 2011, 12:51 AM EST

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    It seemed unlikely that Eddy Curry was ever going to suit up for the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s not like they were ever going to take minutes away from Kevin Love to give to Curry. Heck, I wouldn’t take minutes away from Darko to give to Curry. So the two sides agreed to a buyout, the…

  24. London Calling: Nets land in England for weekend games

    Mar 1, 2011, 8:19 PM EST

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    The Nets have landed in London and they have a few days to get used to doing things in England before they play. Like what side of the bus to get on (watch the video, that makes more sense then). The Nets and Raptors play a back-to-back at the O2 Arena in London Friday and…

  25. Wizards buy out Al Thornton; likely to sign with Warriors

    Mar 1, 2011, 7:01 PM EST

    Al Thornton

    Early in the season the Wizards needed Al Thornton at the forward spot. Then they traded for Rashard Lewis and Mo Evans. Then Josh Howard returned from injury. Then Thornton dislocated the middle finger on his shooting hand, he slid totally out of the rotation, and he was not getting back in soon. So Tuesday…

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