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  1. Dunk of the Night: Tyson Chandler throws it down. Yes, Tyson Chandler.

    Jan 26, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Tyson Chandler

    On a night when Blake Griffin plays, Tyson Chandler has the best dunk of the night?. I’ll have to double-check Revelations, but I’m pretty sure that’s one of the signs of the end times. Griffin did have a nice dunk, but nothing quite like Chandler, who clearly won this dunk contest. The guy most credited…

  2. Blake Griffin is fine. Stop worrying. It’s just a bruise.

    Jan 26, 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    If it weren’t for that whole “missing last season” thing, we’d have put a red cape on the back of Blake Griffin and be constructing a myth of invincibility around the man right now. I mean, we’ve seen him fly, so we can assume bullets bounce right off him, right? Dallas’ Brendan Haywood put that…

  3. Carmelo Anthony has no idea what is going to happen

    Jan 26, 2011, 9:53 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Through the entire Melodrama — from before training camp up through last week — there was a confidence around Carmelo Anthony. Like he felt in some control of the situation, like he knew what was going to happen. No more. Mikhail Prokhorov changed the game. The Nets walked away. Everybody’s fallback option is gone. The…

  4. Video: Lamar Odom with the rainbow circus shot

    Jan 26, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT

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    Pretty much everything was working for the Lakers against the Jazz Tuesday. Case in point: This prayer, rainbow arch shot from Lamar Odom. No way that falls, except of course it does for the Lakers on this night. Really, this shot was the highlight of a game that was over early.

  5. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Celtics may not have needed Perkins for this one

    Jan 26, 2011, 3:34 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett

    What you missed while wishing Ricky Gervais would host the Oscars… Nuggets 120, Wizards 109: This was the dreaded fourth game in five nights for the Wizards, usually the night every team mails it in. The good news is that Andray Blatche didn’t — he hustled. Didn’t see that coming, did you Flip? It was…

  6. Former personal coach sues Allan Houston, Knicks

    Jan 25, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v New Jersey Nets

    Apparently there is no statute of limitations on people who feel wronged by Allan Houston. Art Rondeau  — a personal coach who worked with Houston in 1999 and 2000 — Monday sued Houston and the Knicks, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit claims Rondeau worked with Houston to reverse shooting slumps, however the guard…

  7. LaMarcus Aldridge’s X-rays, MRI negative, just a hip bruise

    Jan 25, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    UPDATE 9:48 pm: The results of LaMarcus Aldridge‘s MRI are in and it was negative, too. This is just a hip bruise. I can say “just,” those things hurt. But in the world of Trail Blazers injuries, that isn’t one. Not really. Good news that Aldridge will keep going and will not miss time. 1:43…

  8. Clippers Eric Gordon out about three weeks with wrist injury

    Jan 25, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT

    Eric Gordon, Solomon Jones, Brandon Rush

    Eric Gordon, the less flashy but equally important to Blake Griffin part of the Clippers rise in the past month, will be out for abut three weeks due to a wrist injury including a chipped bone, according to Art Garcia at NBA.com. He could be out only a couple weeks, but somewhere around the All-Star…

  9. Shaq, Odom sued over Power Balance bracelet endorsement

    Jan 25, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    balance bracelets Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O’Neal and Lamar Odom both wear Power Balance bracelets during games. Maybe because they both believe in the product, but it turns out they are also both paid celebrity endorsers of said product. Now they are being sued over it, part of a class action suit according to RadarOnline.com (via Lakers Nation). Shaquille O’Neal…

  10. But wait, there’s more — three game winners in one video

    Jan 25, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

    David West

    There was David West and the elbow fade away for the Hornets. Brook Lopez moved into the middle of the lane and hit the jump hook for the Nets despite a sad and funny attempted foul by the Cavaliers. There was Rudy Gay from the baseline winning it for the Grizzlies. Three dramatic game winning…

  11. Bosh has high ankle sprain, could miss another week, more

    Jan 25, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Miami Heat

    Chris Bosh is not the best player on the Miami Heat. He may be the most indispensable — with Udonis Haslem out, the drop off among bigs after Bosh is dramatic. They have nobody else who comes close to bringing what Bosh brings to the table. And Bosh is going to be out a little…

  12. Andray Blatche calls in to radio show to defend his defenseless play

    Jan 25, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

    Andray Blatche blocked

    We could tell you how bad Andray Blatche played last night (in PBT’s recaps we said he should have been benched) but we’ll let Wizards coach Flip Saunders tell you, courtesy our media brothers in arms at CSNWashington.com: “He was terrible, he was bad.  He was bad.  He didn’t look like he had energy or…

  13. Tim Duncan is fine, expected to play Wednesday in Utah

    Jan 25, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan

    This is just going to fuel the “Tim Duncan is the ultimate basketball-playing robot and not human” conspiracy theory (those people are crazy and would better be served proving how the moon landings didn’t happen). Tim Duncan left in the second quarter of the Spurs Tuesday night win over the Warriors after his knee buckled…

  14. David West, Hornets reportedly nowhere near extension

    Jan 25, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

    David_west

    Great news Hornets fans: Not only do you have to worry about losing your franchise player in Chris Paul in a couple of years — not to mention your entire franchise to some new, Clay Bennettesque  out-of-town owner — you can worry about losing David West as well. Sorry guys. The first round of Zantac…

  15. Kobe Bryant’s new “Black Mamba” ad, er, movie trailer

    Jan 25, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    “He thought he was on a road trip to Dallas. But he was on a freeway to Hell…” Sure, the new “The Black Mamba” advertisement movie is not going to be cheesy. It has Bruce Willis in it, how could it not be cheesy? We told you before that Kobe and director Robert Rodriguez had…

  16. Report: Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand unlikely to be traded

    Jan 25, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday

    The Philadelphia 76ers are a better team than you think. Back 16 games into the season, when the Sixers were 3-13, there was a lot of talk about roster shakeups. Remember Andre Iguodala getting dragged into the Carmelo Anthony trade morass? There were calls (and maybe plans) to get Iguodala and Elton Brand out of…

  17. Ron Artest to drop new mix tape on All Star Weekend

    Jan 25, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    So many things to look forward to on All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles Feb. 17-20. What team will Carmelo Anthony be playing for? Will Kobe be the guy who goes all out to win MVP in front of the home fans? How long will the lines be at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles? Which will be…

  18. Report: Nuggets may have interest in Anthony Randolph from Knicks. Really?

    Jan 25, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Milwaukee Bucks

    Every report that comes out of New York about a possible deal the Denver Nuggets like enough to send Carmelo Anthony to Madison Square Garden is just harder to believe than the last one. I have no doubt that “a person with knowledge of the Nuggets’ thinking” told the respectable Alan Hahn of Newsday this…

  19. Larry Bird wants to swing a big deal in Indiana, but odds are against it

    Jan 25, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Championship Game: Michigan State Spartans v North Carolina Tar Heels

    Indiana is one of those team’s stuck in the NBA middle, a place that can be hard to get out of — not good enough to make a run beyond the first round (if they even get in), not bad enough to get a high draft pick that can take a team a long way…

  20. Derrick Rose says his back is “killing” him

    Jan 25, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose, Charlie Villanueva

    Such is the weight of the world on Atlas. Or the weight of the Bulls franchise on Derrick Rose. He has had to carry the full weight of the Bulls return to near the top of the league this season as first Carlos Boozer and now Joakim Noah has been out, and that strain seems…

  21. Video: David West’s game winner for Hornets

    Jan 25, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    David West

    Usually when the New Orleans Hornets need a big shot, he ball is in Chris Paul‘s hands. But he had rolled his ankle (don’t worry, he says he’s fine) and so the responsibility fell to David West. He can handle it. Very well. Here is the video of West winning the game for the Hornets…

  22. Gregg Popovich is your West All-Star Game coach

    Jan 25, 2011, 8:11 AM EDT

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    One side is official — Spurs coach Greg Popovich will coach the West in the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 20. With the Spurs win over the Warriors Monday they clinched having the best record in the West on the Feb. 6 cutoff date. He’ll probably be on his best behavior, but we can hope that…

  23. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the Cavs and Raptors almost got wins. Almost.

    Jan 25, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    Rudy Gay; Mike Conley

    What you missed while planning to your trip to Flavor Flav’s new fried chicken restaurant in Iowa (Yo! Bum Rush the Restaurant)…. Nets 103, Cavaliers 101: To lose 17 in a row takes a combination of bad luck and very bad execution at the end of the game. There was plenty of bad execution on…

  24. Duncan leaves game with injury but returns

    Jan 25, 2011, 12:47 AM EDT

    Duncan_followthrough

    It looked scary — Tim Duncan down on the court in pain, grabbing his knee. Fortunately, it turned out to be nothing serious. In the second quarter Duncan was setting a pick on Golden State’s Acie Law, started to move to roll to the basket and his knee seemed to buckle under him. He was…

  25. Could Deron Williams be the next Carmelo Anthony situation?

    Jan 24, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    Next season, Deron Williams will make a cool $16.4 million. The year after that he will make a cool $17.8 million to lead the Utah Jazz — if he picks up his player option. Utah has been a frustrating place for Williams this season. They started out the season hot, as the cardiac kids winning…

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