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  1. Thursday And-1 links: Relive roller coaster 76ers season

    May 31, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Six

    Here is our daily 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. • Philly surprised people out of the gate this season, lost their way for…

  2. Anthony Davis who? Hornets’ Gordon going to test free agent market

    May 31, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

    Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon was the centerpiece of the guys coming back to New Orleans in the Chris Paul trade. Gordon has flown under the NBA radar somewhat, but he is the best young two-guard in the game and is a building block for the Hornets future. So he has to be excited about New Orleans winning…

  3. Bobcats plan to work out six players for No. 2 pick

    May 31, 2012, 7:17 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Charlotte has a tough choice ahead of it. It’s not a question of needs — you should always draft the best player available anyway, but in this case the Bobcats need everything. So charlotte is going to take a good look at the available players, team president Rod Higgins told the Charlotte Observer. Higgins said…

  4. RondoWorld and the limitlessness of what we don’t know

    May 31, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    Lost in the nonsense about officiating in a game in which a team that has averaged 97.1 points per 100 possessions in the playoffs scored 118 yet the calls were what was out of place in Game2, there’s Rajon Rondo. Rondo is, and always has been, a complete mystery, to everyone. It’s taken years for…

  5. NBA Hall of Famer Jack Twyman passes away

    May 31, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

    twyman

    Jack Twyman, the six-time NBA All-Star and member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 78 due to a form of blood cancer. Twyman played for the University of Cincinnati and was the No. 2 overall pick of the Rochester Royals in 1955. A teach that moved to Cincinnati…

  6. It’s summer, time to start up Andre Iguodala trade rumors

    May 31, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Like ants at your picnic, oppressive humidity in New York or outrageous gas spikes in California, there are just certain annoyances we have to deal with every summer. In Philadelphia, that is Andre Iguodala trade rumors. And they are on again, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN. The 76ers are looking to move Iguodala. They believe…

  7. Thunder need to get defensive Thursday or this series is over

    May 31, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    Spurs point guard Tony Parker celebrates his three-point basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder

    Scott Brooks doesn’t seem to have any answers. Neither did Vinny Del Negro or Ty Corbin. Nobody has for 20 games now. The San Antonio offense over the last month is as efficient a machine as the NBA has ever seen and unless the Thunder can find a way to slow Tony Parker and the…

  8. Jeremy Lin now owns trademark for “Linsanity”

    May 31, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    The Annual Webby Awards - Inside

    If someone is going to profit off “Linsanity,” or what’s left of it, it should be Jeremy Lin himself. And if you’re a Harvard economics graduate, you should know how to make that happen. That starts for him with the news Lin has won the trademark for the word “Linsanity,” reported by Newsday (via Ball…

  9. NBA Draft gets interesting starting with Bobcats’ hard choice

    May 31, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Charlotte lost big in the NBA Draft Lottery. You can say they only fell one space — they had the worst record, now they pick No. 2 — but that is a big fall from the nearly sure-fire Anthony Davis to a bigger risk. Who do the Bobcats take starts to shape an entire draft…

  10. Anthony Davis says mom wanted him in Charlotte, wants to shut down Kobe

    May 31, 2012, 12:57 PM EDT

    Kentucky v Tennessee

    After the NBA Draft Lottery was over Wednesday night, the presumptive No. 1 pick Anthony Davis was saying all the right things. He said he was lucky to go help out New Orleans, “I just have to buy into what they’re doing and work my hardest.” Then Thursday he started to open up and be…

  11. Suns coach Gentry “feels good” about Suns keeping Nash

    May 31, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash’s free agency is going to be interesting. Nobody would really begrudge him if he went and chased a ring, but if he’s going to do that in the most logical place, Miami, he’ll be doing it for the veteran minimum. He could go to the Knicks, Lakers, pretty much wherever he wants if…

  12. Winderman: League’s silence on Rivers, Rondo comments speaks volumes

    May 31, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    Celtics Heat Basketball

    Something rather curious happened in the two days leading to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Nothing. Silence. No NBA announcement of a fine for Doc Rivers. No statement from Stu Jackson, the league’s vice president of discipline. Nothing. Not even after the Celtics coach called his Game 1 technical foul from referee Ed…

  13. Blazers GM search looks like confusing, stalled out mess

    May 31, 2012, 10:46 AM EDT

    Paul Allen

    The team has gone a year without a general manager, why would you think getting one would be easy for them? Technically the Trail Blazers have had a GM in Chad Buchanan, and he did a good job even though he had to wear the interim tag like a scarlet letter. You try doing your…

  14. Players, team execs, everyone on “lottery was rigged” train

    May 31, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

    David Stern, Tom Benson

    Right now, the NBA still owns the New Orleans Hornets. The league is still in the process of selling the team to Tom Benson to keep the team in the NBA’s smallest market, but as you read this technically David Stern is the defacto owner of the Hornets. The Hornets who just won the NBA…

  15. Video: LeBron James misses a dunk. Spectacularly.

    May 31, 2012, 8:46 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures during a free throw in the second quarter of Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs against the Boston Celtics in Miami

    LeBron James dunks spectacularly. When he misses, he misses spectacularly.

  16. David Stern focused on some serious NBA rule changes

    May 31, 2012, 8:04 AM EDT

    NBA Commissioner Stern participates in a panel session at The Cable Show in Boston

    There was a time — all the way back to last year — when if David Stern wanted to get an NBA rule changed, he had to convince a majority of NBA general managers to go along with him. So Stern changed the rules. There is a new NBA Competition Committee, handpicked by Stern, which…

  17. Video: Dwyane Wade’s key shot over Garnett, foul on Rondo

    May 31, 2012, 1:53 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    After the Celtics had done a good job taking the ball out if his hands in the first half, Dwyane Wade was involved in two key plays in overtime that helped earn the Heat their 115-111 win. One was the and-1 on Kevin Garnett above, an acrobatic bit of body control. And, arguably, an offensive…

  18. Celtics find their offense in Rondo, Heat still pull out OT win

    May 31, 2012, 12:51 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    There are occasional games where the Celtics offense looks good. Games where Rajon Rondo looks like the best point guard in the land, driving the lane and knocking down threes. Games where the Celtics and passing and cutting and scoring with the shots they want. Boston had one of those nights Wednesday. In a series…

  19. Dwyane Wade helps Heat overcome stellar game from Rajon Rondo

    May 31, 2012, 12:31 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    The Boston Celtics looked like they might be on their way to a big win on Wednesday night in Miami as Rajon Rondo had his offense hitting on all cylinders in the first half. It apparently wasn’t meant to be for Boston, however, because Dwyane Wade re-ignited the Heat in the second half to take…

  20. Hornets, Warriors Draft Lottery winners. Nets lose. Again.

    May 30, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT

    YouTube 2012 Upfronts Presentation

    In a draft lottery that stayed to form — the only shift was New Orleans from fourth to first — there are still winners. And there are still losers. The only difference is it is based more on what you did going into the draft then the luck of the ping-pong balls. If you gambled…

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