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  1. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Other teams besides the Heat, Celtics and Lakers played Sunday, too

    Jan 31, 2011, 1:11 AM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    What you missed while falling asleep during the Pro Bowl…. Our man Matt Moore gave you breakdowns on the big games Sunday with the Heat beating the Thunder and the Celtics knocking off the Lakers. Suns 104, Hornets 102: The Suns were the better team for 47:40 but in those final 20 seconds they almost…

  2. Celtics Lakers: Choose your own finish as Celtics out-draw Lakers late

    Jan 30, 2011, 10:29 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    The talk this week was all about clutch. And in the closing minutes, the Celtics were a clutch beast of unstoppable force, coming together for the most cohesive showing in a big game setting they’ve shown this season, right when they needed it most, at the same time as the Lakers came unraveled, possession by…

  3. Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh “a fake tough guy”

    Jan 30, 2011, 7:07 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Kevin Durant and Chris Bosh had some words today in the Thunder’s loss to the Heat, and then spoke some even stronger words to the press post-game. In the first quarter, the two were involved in a small altercation of words that resulted in double technicals for both stars. Bosh says the altercation was the…

  4. Heat out-star Thunder as Eddie House does a dance

    Jan 30, 2011, 5:09 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder

    In a game that was pretty fantastic from start to finish, the Miami Heat closed out the Thunder with a combination of star power and savvy play. Dwyane Wade was brilliant with 30 points and 9 rebounds (but also 9 turnovers), and LeBron James made the play that encapsulates his career. With the clock winding…

  5. Pacers coach Jim O’Brien fired

    Jan 30, 2011, 12:57 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    UPDATE 1:22 p.m. EST: The Indianapolis Star reports that assistant coach Frank Vogel will be named interim coach. Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star as well as Yahoo! Sports are reporting that Pacers coach Jim O’Brien has been fired. The report comes just days after his job was said to be safe for the remainder…

  6. As long as you’re not Kevin Garnett, Stu Jackson probably had discipline for you this weekend

    Jan 30, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

    New Official NBA Ball Unveiled

    The NBA today fined Doc Rivers $15,000 for failing to leave the court in a “timely manner” following his ejection from the Suns game last Friday. Josh Smith was fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture in the Hawks’ fracas-filled game against New York Friday. The fines come a day after Jackson suspended both Marvin…

  7. Blake Griffin and the greatest missed dunk ever

    Jan 30, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    We’ve seen a lot of great highlights from Blake Griffin. But last night we dodged a bullet. Had Blake Griffin nailed this one, it would have been devastating to the game of basketball. Every dunk from then after would have been a disappointment. No alley-oop would ever match it. We’d just be going through the…

  8. The greatest Dallas Maverick 80’s video game mashup of the year

    Jan 30, 2011, 9:05 AM EST

    chandlerpunchout

    I’m ready to declare the Dallas Mavericks’ promotional team the best of the year. Hot on the heels of the Rick Carlisle Roll, comes this gem of a video from the second best team in the Southwest. The fact that Tyson Chandler is relevant again is a major feather in the cap of the Mavericks…

  9. 10 things about Modern Celtics-Lakers XX

    Jan 29, 2011, 9:12 PM EST

    NBA Finals Game 7:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    There are regular-season games, there are important regular-season games, and then there is Celtics-Lakers. On Sunday the two contenders will meet for the 20th time since the start of the 2007-2008 season, when the rivalry was truly renewed as Andrew Bynum emerged and the Lakers became good enough to justify trading for Pau Gasol, and…

  10. Mayo blames energy drink for banned substance test

    Jan 29, 2011, 6:10 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Sacramento Kings

    This is my favorite excuse since Richard Gasquet kissed a girl…. Suspended Memphis Grizzlies player O.J. Mayo blamed an energy drink he purchased at a gas store for his positive test for the banned substance dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). It was just a simple bad choice, that’s all, and he really should have gone with that Squishee…

  11. Kevin Garnett won’t be suspended for hitting Channing Frye in the junk, because that makes sense

    Jan 29, 2011, 5:42 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Boston Celtics

    Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that Kevin Garnett will not be suspended for tapping Channing Frye in the groin area Friday night. I’m sorry, what? Look, I get that Channing Frye probably sold this thing a little, and then popped up awful quick. And I understand that Garnett is a major star in a…

  12. MRI reveals elbow bruise for Dwyane Wade, Wade listed as day-to-day

    Jan 29, 2011, 4:50 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Miami Heat

    UPDATE SATURDAY 4:50 p.m. EST: Heat fans, you can exhale. An MRI came back negative for Wade’s elbow, and he’s listed as day-to-day. What that means for the Heat’s game against the Thunder Sunday is anyone’s guess, but at least it’s not time for abject panic.   So Dwyane Wade was ruled out of Friday…

  13. Marvin Williams and Shawne Williams receive suspensions for rough housing

    Jan 29, 2011, 4:49 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    So like we said, that fracas last night in the Knicks-Hawks game was was severe enough to land a few suspensions. The NBA has suspended Marvin Williams of the Hawks two games and Shawne Williams of the Knicks one game for ‘scuffling and tuffling’ as I like to imagine Clyde Frazier would say. The two…

  14. The Trail Blazers have plans to start over

    Jan 29, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Charlotte Bobcats

    It was inevitable, really. The promise held in the 2008 and 2009 seasons for the Portland Trail Blazers have vanished in a blur of surgical knives, press releases featuring the words “out for the season” and a crowd of players in tailored suits on the bench.  Joel Przybilla was the lucky one. He only hurt…

  15. Amar’e sprains knee, questionable Sunday versus Detroit

    Jan 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Atlanta Hawks

    In last night’s fracas-filled loss to the Hawks, Amar’e Stoudemire had a pretty scary moment. Marvin Williams, who would later be the culprit in the fight, accidentally landed and rolled up under his knee. In case you hadn’t heard, any time you hear the words Amar’e and “knee,” Knicks fans start spasming uncontrollably. Amar’e walked…

  16. No trade interest in Rip Hamilton, so he lives in limbo

    Jan 29, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    Rip Hamilton is living in basketball limbo. He hasn’t been playing, sat down by his coach. The Pistons are trying to find someone to trade for him but Hamilton but he is owed $25 million over the next two seasons. Guaranteed. At that price nobody is interested in making a trade, reports Ken Berger at…

  17. Hawks and Knicks have a throwdown

    Jan 29, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Atlanta Hawks

    Well, no one hit anyone in their junk, but turns out Celtics-Suns wasn’t the only dust-up Friday night. In the fourth quarter of the Hawks’ comfortable win over the Knicks, two players got tangled up, and punches were thrown. Now, having known that, what two players would you guess were involved? Wilson Chandler? Zaza Pachulia?…

  18. Kobe Bryant moves to 8th all-time scorer, hits 21 in 1st, 1-5 clutch in loss

    Jan 29, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Last night was just a big night for Kobe Bryant in general. You might even say it was a rollercoaster of emotions for him. Perhaps a rollercoaster of love. Maybe not. By the end of the night he’d hit another amazing career milestone, had an insane first quarter display, a disappointing end, and a loss.…

  19. KG hits Channing Frye in the junk, gets ejected

    Jan 29, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Phoenix Suns

    So, in the midst of the Celtics’ abominable debacle against the Suns last night (hello, back-to-backs), things kind of got out of hand. Doc Rivers was tossed for continually arguing calls. The Celtics were getting rolled by the Suns, and then, well, this happened. As to whether or not this was a foul, I only…

  20. Carmelo trade could give the West another All-Star spot

    Jan 28, 2011, 8:15 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Utah Jazz, Game 6

    Carmelo Anthony trade rumors may have temporarily ceded their control of basketball fans the world over, but the possibility of an Anthony trade still looms. It’s not imminent. The relative seriousness of trade talks isn’t worthy of an hourly update. But the foundation of what would cause Anthony to be moved in the first place…

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