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  1. Jay Triano will not abide trivialities

    Jan 25, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT

    Jay Triano

    Every professional sports league carries with it an abundance of irrelevant records and streaks. The combinations of milestones available can create a new record on a whim (The first to 10,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, 3,000 steals, 2,500 free throw attempts, 3,000 turnovers, and 50 technical fouls!), and most “active streaks” stand as equally arbitrary. A…

  2. Shaq, Odom sued over Power Balance bracelet endorsement

    Jan 25, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    balance bracelets Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O’Neal and Lamar Odom both wear Power Balance bracelets during games. Maybe because they both believe in the product, but it turns out they are also both paid celebrity endorsers of said product. Now they are being sued over it, part of a class action suit according to RadarOnline.com (via Lakers Nation). Shaquille O’Neal…

  3. But wait, there’s more — three game winners in one video

    Jan 25, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

    David West

    There was David West and the elbow fade away for the Hornets. Brook Lopez moved into the middle of the lane and hit the jump hook for the Nets despite a sad and funny attempted foul by the Cavaliers. There was Rudy Gay from the baseline winning it for the Grizzlies. Three dramatic game winning…

  4. Bosh has high ankle sprain, could miss another week, more

    Jan 25, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Miami Heat

    Chris Bosh is not the best player on the Miami Heat. He may be the most indispensable — with Udonis Haslem out, the drop off among bigs after Bosh is dramatic. They have nobody else who comes close to bringing what Bosh brings to the table. And Bosh is going to be out a little…

  5. Andray Blatche calls in to radio show to defend his defenseless play

    Jan 25, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

    Andray Blatche blocked

    We could tell you how bad Andray Blatche played last night (in PBT’s recaps we said he should have been benched) but we’ll let Wizards coach Flip Saunders tell you, courtesy our media brothers in arms at CSNWashington.com: “He was terrible, he was bad.  He was bad.  He didn’t look like he had energy or…

  6. Tim Duncan is fine, expected to play Wednesday in Utah

    Jan 25, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan

    This is just going to fuel the “Tim Duncan is the ultimate basketball-playing robot and not human” conspiracy theory (those people are crazy and would better be served proving how the moon landings didn’t happen). Tim Duncan left in the second quarter of the Spurs Tuesday night win over the Warriors after his knee buckled…

  7. David West, Hornets reportedly nowhere near extension

    Jan 25, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

    David_west

    Great news Hornets fans: Not only do you have to worry about losing your franchise player in Chris Paul in a couple of years — not to mention your entire franchise to some new, Clay Bennettesque  out-of-town owner — you can worry about losing David West as well. Sorry guys. The first round of Zantac…

  8. Kobe Bryant’s new “Black Mamba” ad, er, movie trailer

    Jan 25, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    “He thought he was on a road trip to Dallas. But he was on a freeway to Hell…” Sure, the new “The Black Mamba” advertisement movie is not going to be cheesy. It has Bruce Willis in it, how could it not be cheesy? We told you before that Kobe and director Robert Rodriguez had…

  9. Report: Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand unlikely to be traded

    Jan 25, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday

    The Philadelphia 76ers are a better team than you think. Back 16 games into the season, when the Sixers were 3-13, there was a lot of talk about roster shakeups. Remember Andre Iguodala getting dragged into the Carmelo Anthony trade morass? There were calls (and maybe plans) to get Iguodala and Elton Brand out of…

  10. Ron Artest to drop new mix tape on All Star Weekend

    Jan 25, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    So many things to look forward to on All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles Feb. 17-20. What team will Carmelo Anthony be playing for? Will Kobe be the guy who goes all out to win MVP in front of the home fans? How long will the lines be at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles? Which will be…

  11. Report: Nuggets may have interest in Anthony Randolph from Knicks. Really?

    Jan 25, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Milwaukee Bucks

    Every report that comes out of New York about a possible deal the Denver Nuggets like enough to send Carmelo Anthony to Madison Square Garden is just harder to believe than the last one. I have no doubt that “a person with knowledge of the Nuggets’ thinking” told the respectable Alan Hahn of Newsday this…

  12. Larry Bird wants to swing a big deal in Indiana, but odds are against it

    Jan 25, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Championship Game: Michigan State Spartans v North Carolina Tar Heels

    Indiana is one of those team’s stuck in the NBA middle, a place that can be hard to get out of — not good enough to make a run beyond the first round (if they even get in), not bad enough to get a high draft pick that can take a team a long way…

  13. Derrick Rose says his back is “killing” him

    Jan 25, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose, Charlie Villanueva

    Such is the weight of the world on Atlas. Or the weight of the Bulls franchise on Derrick Rose. He has had to carry the full weight of the Bulls return to near the top of the league this season as first Carlos Boozer and now Joakim Noah has been out, and that strain seems…

  14. Video: David West’s game winner for Hornets

    Jan 25, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    David West

    Usually when the New Orleans Hornets need a big shot, he ball is in Chris Paul‘s hands. But he had rolled his ankle (don’t worry, he says he’s fine) and so the responsibility fell to David West. He can handle it. Very well. Here is the video of West winning the game for the Hornets…

  15. Gregg Popovich is your West All-Star Game coach

    Jan 25, 2011, 8:11 AM EDT

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    One side is official — Spurs coach Greg Popovich will coach the West in the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 20. With the Spurs win over the Warriors Monday they clinched having the best record in the West on the Feb. 6 cutoff date. He’ll probably be on his best behavior, but we can hope that…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the Cavs and Raptors almost got wins. Almost.

    Jan 25, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    Rudy Gay; Mike Conley

    What you missed while planning to your trip to Flavor Flav’s new fried chicken restaurant in Iowa (Yo! Bum Rush the Restaurant)…. Nets 103, Cavaliers 101: To lose 17 in a row takes a combination of bad luck and very bad execution at the end of the game. There was plenty of bad execution on…

  17. Duncan leaves game with injury but returns

    Jan 25, 2011, 12:47 AM EDT

    Duncan_followthrough

    It looked scary — Tim Duncan down on the court in pain, grabbing his knee. Fortunately, it turned out to be nothing serious. In the second quarter Duncan was setting a pick on Golden State’s Acie Law, started to move to roll to the basket and his knee seemed to buckle under him. He was…

  18. Could Deron Williams be the next Carmelo Anthony situation?

    Jan 24, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    Next season, Deron Williams will make a cool $16.4 million. The year after that he will make a cool $17.8 million to lead the Utah Jazz — if he picks up his player option. Utah has been a frustrating place for Williams this season. They started out the season hot, as the cardiac kids winning…

  19. The Spurs are not playing that fast – but teams try to against them

    Jan 24, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    Much has been made of how much faster the San Antonio Spurs are playing this season — they are playing more than a possession a game faster than last season, and that number has come down over the last month or so. At the start of the season, the Spurs were surprisingly fast. Except that…

  20. Curiously, Jeff Teague remains glued to the bench

    Jan 24, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

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    Jeff Teague is no star. He’s a second-year guard who isn’t great at initiating the offense, and isn’t much of a perimeter shooter. He isn’t the type of talent who demands playing time, but merely suggests it politely with each correctly executed possession. He makes mistakes, doesn’t often induce awe, and clearly has a lot…

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