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  1. Baseline to Baseline, your game recaps

    Mar 3, 2010, 2:19 AM EDT

    Our game recaps from Tuesday, or what you missed while reading Free Darko…. Celtics 105, Pistons 100: Boston did what they do on defense — Detroit was just 2-18 from three point range and turned the ball over one of every five times down the court. The Celtics also shot the ball much better than…

  2. Ricky Davis headed to Turkey

    Mar 2, 2010, 9:40 PM EDT

    Ricky Davis, a 12-year NBA veteran who spent most of this season (and all of last) with the Clippers is headed to Turkey to earn a paycheck. He’ll be joining Turk Telekom Ankara for the rest of the season, according to Turkish papers (well, the translation of Turkish papers as we do not speak Turkish).…

  3. Thumbgate: Did Davis intentionally hurt Shaq?

    Mar 2, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT

    Like it was the Zapruder film, Cavaliers and Celtics fans have been poring over the footage from the thumb injury to Shaquille O’Neal. And, as they always do (for some odd reason), the conspiracy freaks have found a new cause: Glen Davis intentionally hurt Shaq’s thumb. Well, at least it’s something to distract the conspiracy…

  4. Come see the Nets, we'll do your taxes

    Mar 2, 2010, 6:41 PM EDT

    The worst job in America is waiting tables at the Denny’s in Hollywood from midnight until 4 am, when you are just slammed because all the drunk but broke hipsters show up to order “Moons over my Hammy” then realize they don’t have money left for a tip. Second worst, marketing manager for the New…

  5. Gilbert Arenas says he would play for Wizards again

    Mar 2, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

    Gilbert Arenas is going to return to the NBA next year — teams are amazingly forgiving of sins if a player can score a lot of points. And Arenas can still score a lot of points. And he’d be happy to do that for the Wizards, according to AP. In his first interview since pleading…

  6. Jordan takes big gamble on Bobcats

    Mar 2, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan’s gambling penchant is almost as legendary as his game. But his move last Friday is the biggest financial gamble of his life — he bought an NBA franchise. Like a lot of small market teams, the Charlotte Bobcats are losing money, with ticket sales and sponsorship revenue down in this economy. The Bobcats…

  7. Mo Evan's shot, it rocks, it rocks

    Mar 2, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT

    Sorry about the headline, but Charles Barkley is stuck in my head, and that’s the only headline I could come up with. However, Mo Evans shot last night for the Hawks does rock.

  8. Brand out with Achilles injury

    Mar 2, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    Elton Brand is not boarding the team charter today for travel and a game in Atlanta Wednesday, due to right Achilles tendonitis, according to the merged Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Web site. He had been listed as day-to-day with a sore calf (apparently Bill Belichick is handling the Sixers injury report now) but the…

  9. Nocioni suspended two games for DUI

    Mar 2, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    Andres Nocioni will not be in uniform tonight when Sacramento takes on Oklahoma City, instead he will be serving the first game of his two-game suspension handed down by the league. Nocioni was arrested in Sacramento for a DUI on Nov. 5 and last week pled no contest to the charge. His attorney said at…

  10. Granger struggles with personal issue

    Mar 2, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

    For the Indiana Pacers to be just average, Danny Granger has to be miles above average. And lately he has been — shooting 49% (eight points above his season average) in his last five games, and he has two 30 point outbursts in that time. But Granger — maybe the league’s most underrated player —…

  11. Arenas "freaking out" says very shadowy source

    Mar 2, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    It’s the kind of headline that draws us bloggers like moths to a flame, but before reading the next line, please take a generous amount of salt: Gilbert Arenas is freaking out. That’s what ESPN the Magazine is reporting, through it’s new Player X column — a column written anonymously by an “NBA Star.” (You…

  12. Finley asks out of San Antonio, overestimates value

    Mar 2, 2010, 11:11 AM EDT

    San Antonio didn’t have plans to let Michael Finley go, he wanted out. He asked out. He bounced the idea off teammates for a few weeks then, according to the San Antonio Express News, went and talked to the man. When Finley finally presented his request to Popovich, the coach was caught unaware. “I was…

  13. Denver desperate to add a big

    Mar 2, 2010, 10:33 AM EDT

    Coach George Karl likes to say that the Nuggets are half a body short of the Lakers. Presumably that is a very big body that could spend some time covering Andrew Bynum or Pau Gasol. Now they are looking at what is left at the bottom of the barrel to fill that role. According to…

  14. Sixers to cut ties with Iverson

    Mar 2, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

    UPDATE 10:31 am: It’s official, the second era of Allen Iverson in Philly has come to an end. Team president Ed Stefanski said Tuesday that Iverson no longer wishes to be a distraction to the team and his teammates. He says Iverson and the Sixers have not found consistency as he tries to balance his…

  15. Coach Jordan frustrated in Philadelphia

    Mar 2, 2010, 9:55 AM EDT

    The Philadelphia 76ers are like a box of chocolate, you never know what you are going to get. (Let me just apologize now for using a Forest Gump reference. That is nearly unforgivable. I’m am truly sorry, and will now join Tiger in rehab for this problem.) There are the games like last Friday night,…

  16. Players union: Salaries are not too high

    Mar 2, 2010, 9:17 AM EDT

    Some try to make it sound complex when you’re talking about the NBA, but simple fact is the labor debate between NBA owners and players is the same as the crux of every labor dispute — management wants to keep salaries down, the workers (players) want to make more. Along those lines, NBA Players Association…

  17. Bobcats don't expect Chandler back soon

    Mar 2, 2010, 8:38 AM EDT

    And the saga of injuries for Tyson Chandler continues… With Nazr Mohammed out with back spasms — man do those things hurt– Bobcats fans were hoping that Chandler’s foot might let him back on the court to help out. The foot he took to New York to have a specialist look at. No such luck…

  18. Baseline to Baseline, your game recaps

    Mar 2, 2010, 3:08 AM EDT

    Our game recaps from Monday, or what you missed while deciding how many bottles of the John Calipari bourbon bottles you want to buy…. Mavericks 89, Bobcats 84: Maybe the most interesting thing about this game was the jacket new Charlotte owner Michael Jordan wore. Close first half (and the Bobcats closed that second quarter…

  19. Derrick Rose hurts knee, returns

    Mar 1, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT

    UPDATE 8:55 pm: Rose checked back into the game. and has looked like nothing went wrong since his return. 8:35 pm: In the first quarter of the Bulls game against the Hawks, Chicago’s Derrick Rose appeared to bang knees with Mike Bibby and went to the ground, eventually going to the locker room. As of…

  20. Welcome aboard ProHockeyTalk

    Mar 1, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT

    Yes there was a huge Lakers/Nuggets tilt going on, but I kept flipping between it and the USA/Canada hockey game Sunday afternoon. And I taped the hockey game, so I could go back to it later. I miss hockey. While I was always a hoops guy first I used to play ice hockey with a…

  21. Spurs to waive Michael Finley

    Mar 1, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT

    UPDATE 5:06 pm: Reports are coming in. Two serious contenders, Cleveland and Denver will not have anything to do with Finley. The Mavericks will take a pass as well. The one team interested — Boston. Because they are getting too young. 1:41 pm: Michael Finley would like to contribute to a contender. He’s barely playing…

  22. LeBron, No LeBron Cavs ticket prices going up

    Mar 1, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT

    Here’s a sign the economy is turning around — the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to raise ticket prices next year. Well, that or it’s a sign that Cleveland’s management took the brown acid despite repeated warnings. The fine people at the Sports Business Journal have the details. Season-ticket prices will go up about 3 percent…

  23. Iverson out at a club this weekend

    Mar 1, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT

    Allen Iverson was not with the Philadelphia 76ers this weekend. He was not at home either, but rather at a club and event in Charlotte. Sports by Brooks has the twitter and other evidence. Iverson remains on leave from the Sixers to deal with the undiagnosed illness of his four-year-old daughter. Through all the time…

  24. Pacers suspend Jones for one game

    Mar 1, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT

    Solomon Jones has earned a one game suspension for the dreaded “conduct detrimental to the team.” The easy joke here is “Jones’s play has been detrimental to the team” although that’s not really true. It hasn’t been great by any stretch, but it hasn’t been detrimental (especially compared to the rest of the Pacers this…

  25. Pacers waive Diener, Trail Blazers grab him

    Mar 1, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT

    Apparently everybody wants them some Travis Diener. At least somebody does. I don’t get it either, I just report the facts. The facts are that Diener has missed most of this season with a foot injury and has played in just four games for the Pacers. He came back from injury to find rookie A.J.…

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