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  1. Marcin Gortat looks forward to facing former teammate Dwight Howard

    Mar 12, 2011, 9:39 PM EST

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    When the Suns host the Magic on Sunday, there will be a few interesting storylines to keep an eye on. The teams were involved in a six-player deal earlier this season, with key rotation players from both sides trading places. One of those players was Marcin Gortat, who played a minimal role behind Dwight Howard…

  2. Heat do not regress against Grizzlies, instead pulverize Memphis into oblivion

    Mar 12, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Miami Heat

    Sure, the Heat beat the Lakers on Thursday. But that was a desperation win for a team that was trying to stop the hemorrhage. Surely in their next game against Memphis, they would revert to the shaky, unreliable, fourth-quarter collapsing squad that has seemed so out of sync since the All-Star break, right? If anyone caught…

  3. Expect Perry Jones to join shallow draft class

    Mar 12, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Baylor Bears Perry Jones III Suspended

    No one’s really excited about the 2011 NBA Draft. It’s not a great class at its best, especially when compared to what the 2012 class of freshmen will look like, but the lockout is the real issue. Though there’s a small chance the drafted class may fall under the current rookie scale versus a revamped,…

  4. Steve Nash a game time decision Sunday against the Magic

    Mar 12, 2011, 3:50 PM EST

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    Steve Nash has been playing through the pain of a pelvic injury for a while, but after Thursday night’s blowout loss to the Nuggets — one in which he only attempted four shots — he said it’s gotten to the point where he can no longer do so until it improves. Nash said after practice…

  5. Oh, Kobe Bryant missed practice Friday … wait, what?

    Mar 12, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Hey, remember when Kobe Bryant stayed around after going 2 of 6 to close the game against the Heat including three wretchedly decided upon shots to prove how dedicated he was and work on the same wretchedly decided upon shots? And we all talked about how awesome it was that he was so committed to…

  6. Shocking news: Matt Bonner more considerate than Kobe Bryant

    Mar 12, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Kobe Bryant is the fiercest competitor in the NBA, and a relentless offensive force. It’s that drive that makes him one of if not the best player in the NBA, and that force which drove him to hang out for over an hour shooting baskets in American Airlines Arena following the Lakers’ loss to the…

  7. Danny Granger and Leandro Barbosa are not buddies

    Mar 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    This is a nice little meaningless story. So the last time the Raptors and Pacers met up, the Pacers took a last second desperation heave in a blowout they were up in. In particular, Darren Collison took a three-pointer that may or may not have been at the end of the 24-second clock. The Raptors…

  8. David Stern wins war of words with Stan Van Gundy

    Mar 11, 2011, 11:13 PM EST

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    First Stan Van Gundy said he wasn’t allowed to have an opinion on Dwight Howard’s technical because David Stern is essentially a Middle Eastern dictator in terms of allowing a diversity of opinion. Stern shot back that he wasn’t going to talk to Van Gundy but would speak to Orlando Magic management about Van Gundy’s…

  9. Does Kobe’s explanation for his poor shot selection against the Heat actually make sense?

    Mar 11, 2011, 7:35 PM EST

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    The Heat’s victory over the Lakers on Thursday was a huge win for them, for a variety of reasons. Miami was getting killed by the national media for being a team that appeared to be coming apart at the seams, and one that couldn’t come through in close games. But the Heat snapped their five-game…

  10. Players’ union distributes “lockout handbook” to members

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:57 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    The NFL lockout is about to start after days of failed negotiations and amidst a big gulf between players and owners. For NBA fans, it will be this and worse. The  NBA owners and players may be farther apart and more antagonistic to each other than their NFL counterparts. That’s why we say the lockout…

  11. Report: Former Cavs coach Mike Brown heads Pacers list

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavilers v Boston Celtics

    It’s not fair — it’s on the players, not him — but Frank Vogel is not coming back as the Pacers head coach next season. He is this season’s Kim Hughes — good guy, good coach, thrown in an impossible situation and not brought back because he could not herd cats. So who is next?…

  12. Bill Walton drinks Guinness. Like all men (and women) should.

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:11 PM EST

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    I come into this with bias. For one, I love Guinness. I drink it (although only in specific places that pour it right, a couple trips to Ireland spoiled me). Secondly, I love Bill Walton. The greatest San Diego Clipper ever. Sure he’s over the top and a whole bunch of other things, but he’s…

  13. Shaq teaming up on “no holds barred” book

    Mar 11, 2011, 3:39 PM EST

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    Think there might be a Kobe chapter? According to WEEI in Boston, Shaquille O’Neal is working on a new book with one of the nation’s best sportswriters, Jackie MacMullan (via Kevin Ding at the Orange County Register). “She knew things that I’d forgotten about. We were sitting at the house talking — we meet twice…

  14. Knicks ticket prices to jump average 49 percent next season

    Mar 11, 2011, 2:57 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    Apparently the economy is turning around in New York City. Because the cost of seeing the new and improved New York Knicks will be a lot higher next year — the average seat price is going up by 49 percent, as the New York Post reports. MSG sports president Scott O’Neil is scheduled to meet…

  15. Amar’e Stoudemire’s technical rescinded, no suspension. Yet.

    Mar 11, 2011, 2:24 PM EST

    Amare Stoudemire

    I’m not sure we should look at this as Amar’e Stoudemire getting out of jail, just that his sentence was suspended. For now. But it was the right call. The league has rescinded the technical given to Amar’e Stoudemire (and the matching one to Brendan Haywood) during Thursday night’s Mavericks blowout of the Knicks. That…

  16. Steve Nash trying to play through groin pain, could sit Sunday

    Mar 11, 2011, 1:39 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    Someday, Steve Nash should have a medical textbook about him. He’s battled back pain for years — that’s why he lays down on the sidelines — and had his face busted up a few times but has kept playing. The second half of the book would be about conditioning and eating right. The man tries…

  17. Scottie Pippen says Michael Jordan could score 100 points today

    Mar 11, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

    Michael Jordan Scottie Pippen Flu Game

    Back in the Jordan era, defenders out on the wing could “hand check” — put their hands on the guy with the ball — and there was no call. A little grab, a little push did not elicit a whistle. Nor did Jordan pushing off to create space. Today (for the last decade almost), you…

  18. Pacers teammates almost come to blows, Bird blames them not coach

    Mar 11, 2011, 12:31 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns

    For the past 10 days, the Indiana Pacers have been the worst team in the NBA. It’s not just that they are 0-5, they have looked terrible getting there. As we pointed you to this morning in our one liners, the Pacers have had the lead just 3.4 percent of the time in those games…

  19. Will the Knicks bring back Chauncey Billups?

    Mar 11, 2011, 11:52 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Miami Heat

    He’s not a classic Mike D’Antoni system guy. Almost the opposite, really. But Chauncey Billups is an elite point guard who can adjust his game (and D’Antoni has adjusted his system a little), a guy who is comfortable on the big stage and under pressure, and in the end that’s what matters. When has played,…

  20. Kobe plays down his post-game workout in Miami

    Mar 11, 2011, 11:09 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Miami Heat

    “It’s my job,” he said. “You’ve got to work at it.” Vintage Kobe Bryant quote to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register that sums up why he was shooting baskets in AmericanAirlines Arena two hours after the Lakers had lost to the Heat. A game where Kobe faltered — he shot 2-of-11 in the…

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