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Kurt Helin

  1. Which NBA teams are Googled the most? Lakers and Heat. Duh.

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    The NBA remains a star-driven league for fans. Shocking.

  2. Paul George casually knocks down three from almost halfcourt (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Paul George

    This was a sign of how things went for the Pacers Wednesday.

  3. Wednesday NBA grades: Wall, Wizards are playoffs bound

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:26 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Washington Wizards

    The Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, the Pacers scored more than 100 points. Those are things worth celebrating.

  4. Blake Griffin dunks on everyone (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2014, 12:12 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    Opponents, his teammates, the guy selling beer out at the concession stand — Blake Griffin will dunk on all of them.

  5. Rumor: Duke’s Jabari Parker leaning toward returning to Duke. We’ll see.

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT

    Duke v Mercer

    There’s another report Jabari Parker is considering returning to Duke. Don’t bet on it.

  6. League acknowledges Jermaine O’Neal did goaltend Monta Ellis’ shot in overtime

    Apr 2, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

    Warriors Mavericks Basketball

    The league admits that Jermaine O’Neal did goaltend on Monta Ellis’ layup with :16 seconds left in overtime of Warriors win over Mavs Tuesday night. That doesn’t help Mavs at all.

  7. Wednesday And-1 Links: Jordan Hill wants out of L.A. if D’Antoni returns

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    Lots of Lakers talk, including the upcoming Lakers fans vs. Kobe fans civil war.

  8. PBT Extra: Stephen Curry is clutch, plus talking Spurs vs. Thunder showdown

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Stephen Curry Monta Ellis

    We talk about Stephen Curry in the clutch (and who is in his class), and Thursday’s showdown between the Thunder and Spurs.

  9. Report: Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson near deal to be University of Houston head coach

    Apr 2, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

    Kelvin Sampson, Dwight Howard

    He got interviews for NBA head coaching jobs but didn’t land anything, so the former Oklahoma and Indiana head coach is going back to college — and he doesn’t have to move.

  10. P.J. Tucker wants to stay with Phoenix next season (but you know the money comes first)

    Apr 2, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Golden State Warriors

    P.J. Tucker loves all things Phoenix wants to stay… but we know he’s going to follow the money this summer and he just hopes the Suns match the offer.

  11. Looks like Nerlens Noel will play for Sixers… in Summer League. Not before.

    Apr 2, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    Nerlens Noel is not going to play for the Sixers this season, but they will have an interesting young team next season with him back and a couple lottery picks.

  12. PBT Podcast: Talking Spurs streak, Pacers struggles, playoff chase

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Chicago Bulls

    We talks Spurs success, Pacers’ failures and who is going to get the bottom slots in the playoffs.

  13. Tuesday NBA grades: Damian Lillard has big night against Lakers “defense”

    Apr 2, 2014, 2:01 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard, Golden State’s backcourt have big nights.

  14. Report: Rockets sued after players allegedly used gay slurs to taunt Barclays Center server last year

    Apr 1, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Houston Rockets

    A gay server says Rockets’ players taunted him and verbally chased him out of the locker room where he working using gay slurs at a game last season.

  15. A Goran Dragic tribute Slovenian music video? Sure, why not.

    Apr 1, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT

    goran dragic

    Slovenian comedian and impersonator Klemen Slakonja put together a pretty amusing tribute video… if we understood it the video might even be more amusing.

  16. Pistons’ Brandon Jennings fined $5,000 for second flopping violation this season

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Brandon Jennings

    Brandon Jennings has been caught twice flopping this year, and that earns him a small fine.

  17. Rudy Gay still deciding whether to opt in (for $19.3 million) or become free agent

    Apr 1, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay, Derrick Williams, Devin Harris

    Take the $19.3 million next season or go for the security of a longer deal (and leave Sacramento)?

  18. Report: Andrew Wiggins may sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for agent

    Apr 1, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Jay-Z has some sway and Andrew Wiggins may sign with his Roc Nation agency.

  19. Pau Gasol to return, start for Lakers Tuesday vs. Portland next to Chris Kaman

    Apr 1, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Remember when Mike D’Antoni just played small and forced you to adjust to him? He doesn’t have the horses for that in Los Angeles so he will go big against Portland with Pau Gasol retuning and starting next to Chris Kaman.

  20. Dirk Nowitzki gives Conan O’Brien “Texas citizenship test” (VIDEO)

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Game 2014

    Who is more Texas than Dirk Nowitzki? Exactly.

  21. Tony Parker says Gregg Popovich is not happy the Spurs have won 18 in a row

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker

    You think an 18-game winning streak can make Gregg Popovich happy? Have you been paying attention?

  22. Report: Why did Cavaliers sign Scotty Hopson? Trade bait.

    Apr 1, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT

    BASKET-EURL-ANADOLU-MILANO

    The Cavaliers really do like Scotty Hopson, a 6’7” two guard from Tennessee last seen playing in Turkey. However, they gave him a big deal to set him up as trade bait around the NBA Draft.

  23. Taj Gibson throws it down and Kris Humphries isn’t going to stop him (VIDEO)

    Apr 1, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Gibson reacts to a referee's call during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Chicago

    The Bulls ball movement was crisp and that led to Taj Gibson throwing down all over

  24. The Extra Pass: Fixing Pacers offense not simple, easy

    Apr 1, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Washington Wizards

    The Pacers offense has scored 84 points or fewer in its last five games. The problems are ball handling and spacing, ones that are not that easily fixed with the playoffs less than three weeks away.

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