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  1. Could 0-12 Wizards reach NBA record of 0-18 start?

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:48 AM EDT

    Trevor Booker, Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza

    It is the NBA record for early-season futility — in 2009 the Lawrence Frank coached Nets started the season 0-18 (Frank was gone after 16 of those, Kiki Vandewighe came in). It was ugly and bested the 1988-89 Heat and 1998-99 Clippers who had started 0-17. It was just part of the history the Nets…

  2. Video: Dwight Howard pokes fun at Kobe on team plane

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:05 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    Note, if you are very sensitive to language, don’t watch this video. There are none of George Carlin’s seven words in here, but there is one that could offend some. You’ve been warned. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard approach things differently. This video likely came after the Lakers loss to Sacramento (the day before Thanksgiving,…

  3. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Jazz, Bucks make it night of the comebacks

    Nov 27, 2012, 7:34 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets' Iguodala is ejected during their NBA basketball game against Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while thinking there are some really screwed up people in Germany…. Nets 96, Knicks 89 (OT): It certainly wasn’t the best-played, prettiest game of the young season, but it was the most intense. The one with the most playoff feel, both…

  4. Thunder 114, Bobcats 69: Breaking it down by the numbers

    Nov 27, 2012, 2:18 AM EDT

    Ramon Sessions, Jeff Taylor, Byron Mullens

    The Charlotte Bobcats were historically bad last season — the team with the worst winning percentage in the history of the NBA. They were 7-59. And their performance Monday night in a 114-69 loss to the Thunder may have been their worst game yet. Which seems out of place for a Bobcats team that is…

  5. Three Stars of the Night: Super Sub Edition

    Nov 27, 2012, 1:44 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

    The towel waver. The dancer. The 27-step handshake guy.  Every bench player has their role, but our Three Stars of the Night broke the mold and did a whole lot more than watch the starters. On a night where Brooklyn beat up on their big brother and the Hornets bested Chris Paul, anything seemed possible…so…

  6. Knicks show their flaws, Nets get big win for franchise

    Nov 26, 2012, 11:49 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Anthony controls a rebound in front of Brooklyn Nets' Wallace during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Games in November don’t have a playoff atmosphere… usually. But every once in a while there is an exception. And this was it — Brooklyn’s first home game against the Knicks may have been in November but New York fans were treating this like a hockey playoff game. There was constant chanting like a Brazilian…

  7. Video: Rockets Patterson latest warned for flopping (and he did)

    Nov 26, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    PATTERSON_PATRICK

    Patrick Patterson of the Houston Rockets, come on down — you’re the next contestant in the “NBA league office has warned you for flopping.” And rightfully so, watch the play above. He anticipates the contact with Tyson Chandler but that contact never happens and Patterson still hits the deck. That is a vintage flop, the…

  8. Phil Jackson says Lakers coaching decision a “midnight coup,” but fair

    Nov 26, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson answers questions at a post-game news conference following Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    Phil Jackson was in Santa Barbara because… I don’t know but it is one of the great vacation getaways in the United States so he can choose pretty much any reason he wants. TMZ cameras were in Santa Barbara because, well, they are TMZ. They are everywhere. So the result is you have got TMZ asking…

  9. Video: Tyson Chandler’s monster putback dunk over half the Nets

    Nov 26, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks

    Tyson Chander came out a man on a mission against the Nets Monday night, rolling hard to the rim on pick-and-rolls and getting some good looks. He had 10 points by midway through the second quarter to lead the Knicks at that point. Oh, and there was this putback dunk in the middle of all…

  10. Kings’ Aaron Brooks fined $25K for mouthpiece toss

    Nov 26, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT

    Aaron Brooks, Jamaal Tinsley

    Aaron Brooks was frustrated. Which is something he has in common with the entire Sacramento fan base, but that’s another topic. The Kings had just fallen to the 104-102 to the Utah Jazz and Brooks was ticked — with 15 seconds to go he had driven the lane and thought he was fouled but nothing…

  11. Rockets to wear armband, have moment of silence to honor Sasha McHale

    Nov 26, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    Kevin Mchale

    The entire NBA nation feels for Kevin McHale right now, who lost his daughter to her battle with Lupus over the weekend. The Houston Rockets – the team McHale coaches but is on a leave of absence from — has come up with ways to honor McHale and his late daughter, Sasha, reports the Houston…

  12. Monday And-1 links: Andrew Bogut did not practice Monday

    Nov 26, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

    Andrew Bogut

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than shopaholics love Black Friday… • Andrew Bogut did not practice with the…

  13. Report: Lakers’ Nash and Blake ruled out for Pacers game

    Nov 26, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    There was some optimism (or at least some wishful thinking from Lakers’ fans) that Steve Nash, Steve Blake, or both would be healthy enough to play Tuesday against the Pacers. Well, it looks like Mike D’Antoni will go (at least) another game without his top two signal callers. Both Nash and Blake have already been…

  14. Video: Pistons’ Kyle Singler hits trick shots all over Detroit

    Nov 26, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Kyle Singler is really good at trick shots. He did it at Duke all around the campus. So now the Pistons took him out and had him take shots all around Detroit — getting buckets. My favorites are the field goal at Ford Field and… okay, that moving car shot may be the best trick shot…

  15. Bradley Beal says Wizards will make the playoffs

    Nov 26, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Bradley Beal

    The Wizards are off to their worst start in franchise history. Still winless after 11 games puts them at the bottom of the league’s standings and power rankings across the web (including ours). Despite this awful start, rookie Bradley Beal thinks his Wizards will make the playoffs: “We’re 0-11 but we still have 71 more…

  16. Mark Cuban thrashes NBA sponsor Power Balance Bracelets

    Nov 26, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban

    Good for Cuban… even if this comes with an NBA fine. Which it shouldn’t. Whoever signed an NBA licensing agreement with this company should be the one getting fined. That is Mavericks owner Mark Cuban who put a video on YouTube last week thrashing Power Balance, a bracelet that the makers claim helps balance and…

  17. NBA Power Rankings: Memphis hangs on but Spurs, Heat charging

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

    Lionel Hollins, Jerryd Bayless, Mike Conley

    If you ask me who was the best team in the NBA was last week, well, it was Denver. But they are fully capable of a winless week now, so we leave Memphis in the top spot this week. And Washington is still trying to find a win and a way out of the cellar…

  18. Video: Lakers’ Robert Sacre Knows How To Celebrate

    Nov 26, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Lakers have had a long history of great big men…celebrators. From Mark Madsen to Ronny Turiaf, the purple and gold always seem to have a big guy on their bench that knows how cheer on his mates. This year’s team has rookie big man Robert Sacre filling this role and he’s awesome at it.…

  19. Luol Deng says Joakim Noah is best center in East

    Nov 26, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Los Angeles Clippers

    Who is the best center in the Eastern Conference right now? It’s moot now, but if this was the old NBA All-Star ballot and you had to vote for a center, who would it be. We can rule out Andrew Bynum indefinitely. How about Al Horford in Atlanta, not a classic center but has played…

  20. Video: In first Chinese game, McGrady stripped with game on line

    Nov 26, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

    BASKET-CHN-NBA-MCGRADY

    Tracy McGrady’s first game in China didn’t exactly end well. The score is 92-92 with 18.5 seconds left and the Qingdao Eagles got their new star the ball in isolation out top with a chance to win it. And then McGrady gets casual with his dribble and is stripped with 15 seconds left. Embarrassing. Keep watching,…

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