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  1. How Nate Robinson hurts the Celtics

    Dec 27, 2010, 12:02 PM EST

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    It was clear at the end of the Celtics Christmas Day loss to Orlando how much Boston misses Rajon Rondo. In a tight game late, the Celtics were not getting the shots they wanted (and missed the couple they did get). Part of that was Orlando’s defense, which pushes you out of your comfort zones,…

  2. Avery Johnson to Derrick Favors: Give us a reason to start you

    Dec 27, 2010, 11:21 AM EST

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    At some point this season, Derrick Favors is going to be starting for the New Jersey Nets. That point is not now, and Sunday coach Avery Johnson told the Star-Ledger the reason is Favors. “What we told him today — he’s got to give us a reason to start him,’’ Johnson said on a conference…

  3. Could Nate McMillan end up coaching Charlotte?

    Dec 27, 2010, 9:56 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers - Game 6

    Paul Silas will have his first game as the interim head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats Monday, replacing Larry Brown. But already there is speculation about who will replace Silas next season (Silas does not want to give up the job so easily). Marc Stein of ESPN threw out an interesting name. Look for Blazers…

  4. Blake Griffin with another spectacular dunk. Yawn.

    Dec 27, 2010, 9:27 AM EST

    Blake Griffin

    It’s getting ridiculous. Every time Blake Griffin plays there is a spectacular dunk. Well, there are  a lot of dunks — Griffin leads the league in total dunks this season (ahead of traditional winner in this category Amar’e Stoudemire). But the Clippers are using it well because all you have to do is throw a…

  5. Jason Williams hinting at retirement due to foot pain

    Dec 27, 2010, 9:17 AM EST

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    Jason Williams may have played his last game as a member of the Orlando Magic. He is staying behind from Magic’s upcoming back-to-back road trip to get tests done. He has an arthritic foot and told the Orlando Sentinel doctors are telling him there is not a lot they can do, he told the Orlando…

  6. Steve Francis done in China

    Dec 27, 2010, 9:02 AM EST

    Steve Francis China

    Who had four games/13 days in the pool for how long Steve Francis would last in China? Come on down and collect your winnings. Reports out of China have the Beijing Shougang Ducks cutting ties with Francis, something his agent confirmed to Sina Sports (via nuibball.com). Francis played 14 minutes in the four games he…

  7. Baron Davis says he doesn’t want Clippers to trade him

    Dec 27, 2010, 8:41 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers are shopping Baron Davis, hoping to move him and his contract that has two years and $28.6 million left after this season. Chris Kaman has been mentioned as part of those talks in hopes of sweetening the pot. But Davis doesn’t want to be traded, he told Chris Tomasson of FanHouse. “It’s tough…

  8. Big surprise, Kendrick Perkins wants to return earlier than expected

    Dec 26, 2010, 10:46 PM EST

    NBA Finals Media Availability

    Kendrick Perkins doesn’t strike me as a patient type guy. He seems pretty insistent in what he wants and thinks. So you can expect a pretty severe clash between he and the coaching staff in the next few weeks. You see, Perkins’ expected return date was late January, early February, somewhere in there. Perkins, though,…

  9. Vince Carter likely out until next weekend

    Dec 26, 2010, 6:33 PM EST

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    Vince Carter has yet to put on a Phoenix Suns uniform — and if you don’t think they could use his points and shot creation you didn’t watch the Suns fall to the Clippers Sunday. He may be back in about a five days to a week from a tendon strain in his quad, Suns…

  10. Sixers Lou Williams to sit out back-to-back

    Dec 26, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

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    The Sixers best player off the bench — guard Lou Williams — is getting the greatest Christmas gift of all: a new baby daughter. Because of that, he has been given off the Sunday and Monday back-to-back for the Sixers, according to Comcast Bay Area’s Matt Steinmetz (on twitter). Sunday the Sixers play Denver, Monday…

  11. Ron Artest auctions off championship ring

    Dec 26, 2010, 4:00 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Last night after the Heat had finished wiping the Lakers off the map (or the Lakers had finished wiping themselves off, depending on who you ask), Ron Artest had himself a little party. And at this party, he finally auctioned off his 2010 NBA Championship ring with all proceeds going to support mental health awareness.…

  12. Could the Magic want Boris Diaw?

    Dec 26, 2010, 2:03 PM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Milwaukee Bucks

    When the Magic sent Marcin Gortat to Phoenix in their mega-deals last weekend, they found themselves supremely short on big men. They’re forced to trot out lineups with Brandon Bass at center and against huge teams, that’s simply not going to work. They found success against the Celtics Saturday because even with Jermaine O’Neal back,…

  13. NBA Christmas Day: Naughty and Nice

    Dec 26, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    With five games on the slate yesterday, we ran down what happened in Baseline To Baseline and broke down Heat-Lakers.  Here’s who left candy in your stocking and who left coal.   Who’s was nice: Monta Ellis: When Ellis is on, he’s an inferno. And the Blazers yesterday were powerless to stop him. With 39…

  14. Kobe Bryant not a happy camper after Lakers-Heat

    Dec 26, 2010, 10:03 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant‘s won more than his fair share of games during is career. But he’s lost a few, too. It’s just part of the NBA. So it would be easy for him to brush off what happened Saturday as the Heat creamed his Lakers, busting out by 20 point in the fourth quarter and eventually…

  15. Shaq decides he wants a fine for Christmas, rips refs

    Dec 26, 2010, 8:30 AM EST

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    Stu Jackson — the NBA VP who decides who gets fined and when — doesn’t work on Christmas. So it may be a couple days until he gets around to fining Shaquille O’Neal. But he will. Shaq fouled out in just 12 minutes of play Saturday, then afterwards said this, as reported by FanHouse. “We…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the Knicks and Magic try to make statements

    Dec 26, 2010, 4:31 AM EST

    Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick, Dwight Howard

    What you missed while eating too much roast beast… We talked about the lessons from the Lakers/Heat already, so we’ll move on. Knicks 103, Bull 95: This one was close — tied with 10 minutes left — until Chicago missed their next 12 in a row, and ended  up shooting 26 percent in the fourth…

  17. What did we learn about the Heat? Lakers?

    Dec 26, 2010, 4:02 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    On Christmas 2009, LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers thumped the Los Angeles Lakers pretty good, winning by 15. Come June, that game was meaningless. That 2009 game looked a lot like the 2010 Lakers/Heat game. Which is to say, the Heat’s 16-point win has no real predictive value. If these two teams do meet again in…

  18. Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee suspended by Wizards for game due to fight

    Dec 25, 2010, 10:46 PM EST

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    As if the Wizards were not going to face enough problems Sunday in San Antonio, now they are going ahead without their two centers. Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee have been suspended by the team for one game after an altercation between the two outside a Washington D.C. area bar turned physical and the Wizards’…

  19. Rick Carlisle to miss game after knee injury

    Dec 25, 2010, 7:00 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have announced that Rick Carlisle will miss Monday night’s Mavericks game in Oklahoma City after knee surgery over the Christmas holiday. Carlisle’s having a rough year, health wise. He missed a game in preseason after fainting in practice. He actually spent some time in the hospital during that episode, and now will miss…

  20. Dwight Howard gets rare slow free throw foul, followed by technical

    Dec 25, 2010, 6:25 PM EST

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    Dwight Howard takes too long on his free throws. A blog name Center’s Little Helper (via TrueHoop) has been ripping him for it for a while — the NBA Rule Book says he can only take 10 seconds, he usually takes a few seconds longer. It’s his way of trying to compensate for his poor…

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