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  1. New basketball movie features… Nets?

    Mar 12, 2010, 7:59 AM EDT

    A movie with Queen Latifah, Common an the New Jersey Nets? All blended together with, as Videogum calls it, a recycled script? What could possibly go wrong? The good news is that come May you can go to a chick-flick on a date and at least it will have some basketball in it. Yes, May…

  2. Baseline to Baseline (last night's game recaps)

    Mar 12, 2010, 3:42 AM EDT

    Our game recaps from Tuesday, or what you missed while sitting through a 12-hour play based on a grim Dostoyevsky novel…Hawks 105, Wizards 99: An odd little game that was closer than expected. Odd because the Wizards were beasting it inside but beaten on the outside. Washington got 48 of its points in the paint…

  3. Rose forced to leave game with wrist injury

    Mar 12, 2010, 12:32 AM EDT

    Chicago’s Derrick Rose attacked the rim with 55 seconds left in the first quarter, only to find what so many players find when they do that against Orlando — Dwight Howard ready to swat the shot. Howard and Rose met in mid-air and Rose fell awkwardly, then tried to brace his fall with his left…

  4. Gilbert Arenas: Agent Six

    Mar 11, 2010, 8:18 PM EDT

    Gilbert Arenas needs a new start. A new image. Kobe post Colorado, if you will. So Arenas is taking one of the many steps Kobe took — he is changing his number. Arenas has always been Agent Zero. According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Arenas has petitioned the league for a number change…

  5. Dorell Wright arrested for DUI

    Mar 11, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT

    Dorell Wright was arrested for a DUI early Thursday morning, the second Heat player with a traffic related arrest in the last two weeks. From the Miami Herald: According to the arrest report, Wright, 24, was stopped at 3:37 a.m. in his 2005 Bentley near the intersection of Alton Road and 12th Street. Officers witnessed…

  6. Evan's phantom triple double

    Mar 11, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT

    We’re a proud, card-carrying-member of the Tyreke Evans hype machine. Love the guy. Love his game. Love that he is the unquestioned leader of that team already. Love that the very loyal fans of Sacramento have something worth cheering for. And that was no triple double last night. Oh, the official box score reflects that…

  7. Jamison says he will be back Sunday

    Mar 11, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Players tell you that “it’s just one game out of 82″ every time there’s a big regular season game. They especially say that if they lose said game. But Antawn Jamison let it be known that he was going to be there when the Cavaliers take on the Celtics Sunday, sore knee or not. Just…

  8. Ironic note of the day

    Mar 11, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

    Eddy Curry was supposed to return to the Knicks lineup last night, bouncing back from knee surgery. Clearly, will solve New York’s defensive woes. But then at the last minute he became a scratch. Why? Eddy Curry says his recent injury (calf) was the result of ‘overworking’ it Thanks to Newsday’s Alan Hahn for providing…

  9. J.R. Smith can jump higher than you

    Mar 11, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    In case you were not one of the 14 people watching Denver knock off Minnesota last night, you really should check out J.R. Smith’s ally-oop 360. Then keep this video around in case you ever get the urge to watch this year’s dunk contest again.

  10. D'Antoni convinced his system works just fine

    Mar 11, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

    New York media don’t believe it. Knicks fans are not convinced. But Mike D’Antoni knows it down the core of his being. His system can win. And because he believes it, he is not changing the coaching staff or the system. Not one thing. “We’re not throwing anybody under the bus,” D’Antoni said. “That’s not…

  11. Brown thinks Iverson isn't done

    Mar 11, 2010, 11:32 AM EDT

    Larry Brown took Allan Iverson’s career father than it ever has been. It seemed an odd-couple marriage, but Mr. Play The Right Way coached this shoot-first-and-always point guard all the way to the NBA Finals. And he doesn’t think Iverson is done, he told the Charlotte Observer. “He needs basketball and I think our league…

  12. Peja out for two weeks

    Mar 11, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

    Peja Stojakovic will be out for the next two weeks with a lower abdominal strain, the Hornets have announced. The injury happened during Monday night’s shootout with the Warriors. Not that this is a huge loss on the court, Peja continues to be a pedestrian small forward who can hit some threes but doesn’t defend…

  13. Booing Boston

    Mar 11, 2010, 9:44 AM EDT

    The Celtics just look bad right now. They got blown out by Memphis last night. Just crushed. That comes off a loss to Milwaukee. Oh, and don’t forget the loss to New Jersey at the end of last month, that was a disaster. Boston has gone from contender to “can they get out of the…

  14. Jordan a trader, not a drafter

    Mar 11, 2010, 9:23 AM EDT

    Isiah Thomas was a drafter. For all his countless flaws — and the New York media did their best to count them — the man was good on draft day. Dude found David Lee, Trevor Ariza and Nate Robinson near the bottom of the board, he also picked Damon Stoudamire, which was derided at the…

  15. Knicks and Nets: "They're going to be everybody's darlings"

    Mar 11, 2010, 9:09 AM EDT

    Mark Cuban is high on the Nets and Knicks. That sentence may lead you to think that Mark Cuban is just plain high. But hear the man out, because he is the NBA owner with the best track record of turning a disaster of a franchise into a winner. “I said this to Kiki and…

  16. Billups rips Pistons management

    Mar 11, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    We’re accepting nominations for the worst trade of the last five years. The conventional wisdom was the Pau Gasol trade, but it turns out Memphis did okay in that deal. So who’s next? How about 17 months ago when Joe Dumars traded Chauncey Billups to Denver for Allen Iverson? Denver becomes instant contender in the…

  17. British comedian doesn't get NBA, LA

    Mar 10, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT

    British comedian Russell Brand is big in his native land because he hosted a sister show to Big Brother (you know, the reality show that nobody here cares about each summer). You might know him best from his forgettable role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (I say you might know him because I didn’t bother to…

  18. Ryan Hollins suspended two games

    Mar 10, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT

    Minnesota’s Ryan Hollins has been suspended for two games for his two incidents with Dallas Maverick players on Monday, the NBA league office announced today. Those suspensions start tonight, when the Timberwolves take on Denver. Which only seems fair since Denver’s front line is so banged up as well. Hollins got in a little scuffle…

  19. Kevin Martin can see the future, likes it

    Mar 10, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT

    Prediction: Next year, Kevin Martin will be an All-Star. Next year, those passes into the post that are going to Luis Scola will be going to Yao Ming. That means on the kick-outs Martin should be getting some open looks. And he can bury open looks all night long. So Martin’s numbers should be good.…

  20. Winderman: Free agent lust drives coaching changes

    Mar 10, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    NBCsports.com’s Ira Winderman sent us his thoughts on the recent changes — and potential future changes — in the NBA coaching ranks. I am posting them for him. With clocks about to spring ahead this weekend, it only makes sense that the NBA is tending to its own brand of spring cleaning. Mike Dunleavy is…

  21. Eddie Jordan's seat getting very hot

    Mar 10, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

    UPDATE 2:31 pm: And as predictably as the tides comes the denial from ownership that they have even thought about this. Of course they haven’t it’s all just a media creation. Nobody else has talked about Jordan getting fired. Peter Luukko, president and COO of Comcast-Spectacor, said Wednesday morning that Sixers management hasn’t already decided…

  22. What if the NBA's elite took a European vacation?

    Mar 10, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

    Now starting at forward for your FC Barcelona… LeBron James. Fans of Olympiakos, welcome… Kobe Bryant Sound far-fetched? Yes. Why would the NBA’s elite go play in Europe? Because crazy, crazy things are coming. Because their contracts expired at the same time as the Collective Bargaining Agreement (if they play them out), and the players…

  23. JJ Redick is a grinder

    Mar 10, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

    If you are Duke’s all-time leading scorer, you automatically get defined as a guy with a pretty game, a pretty shot. And JJ Redick’s jumper can be a thing of beauty. That and $3 will get you a cup of coffee in the NBA. Defenders like Shane Battier or Matt Barnes or Trevor Ariza care…

  24. Barnes, Odom still going at it on twitter

    Mar 10, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    This makes it official — I want a Lakers/Magic NBA Finals. Only because I want more Lamar Odom and Matt Barnes on the same court as soon as possible. Let’s take you all the way back to Sunday (you remember, you woke up hungover with those stamps on your hand), when after Orlando beat Los…

  25. Quote of the day

    Mar 10, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

    “I’m throwing this s%#$ in the garbage. Our defense in Orlando was much better. The effort we had in Orlando will make it tough for teams to beat us four times in a series. This thing tonight was garbage.” –Kobe Bryant, on what he thought of the Lakers win over Toronto and his dramatic last-second…

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