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  1. NBA Playoffs: Big Baby to start, no need for 'Sheed

    Apr 20, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT

    With Kevin Garnett taking a league-requested night off, the question became who starts at the four tonight for Boston: Big Baby or Sheed. Glen Davis, according to Kendrick Perkins and the Boston Herald. Rasheed Wallace will keep coming off the bench, which yesterday he said would be good with him. The question becomes what happens…

  2. We get it: Joakim Noah doesn't like Cleveland

    Apr 20, 2010, 12:39 PM EDT

    The best part of the interview is when Noah rips Cleveland again, you can hear the Chicago-based writers start to laugh, but then realize the locals don’t find it so funny. For the record, it is funny. Sorry Cleveland.  

  3. Alvin Gentry, Steve Kerr, and the power of expectation

    Apr 20, 2010, 12:11 PM EDT

    Since the Shaq flub, Steve Kerr’s work as the GM/President of Basketball Ops of the Phoenix Suns has been understated but effective. He flipped Boris Diaw for Jason Richardson and Jared Dudley. He drafted Robin Lopez, who was quickly disregarded as an NBA talent but has made a legitimate impact this season. He acquired Goran…

  4. All NBA worst defensive team

    Apr 20, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    The story of these playoffs has been defense — Dwight Howard with nine blocks, Ron Artest on Kevin Durant, the Hawks shutting down what is left of the Bucks. Teams get to the playoffs because of their defense. But who are the worst defenders in the NBA? Who costs their teams games due a vexing…

  5. Unsurprisingly, Mike Harris named D-League MVP

    Apr 20, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    According to a release (via Ridiculous Upside) that was necessary only in formalizing an already anticipated declaration, Mike Harris was named the MVP of the D-League this season. Harris has been dynamite for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers this season, and he averaged 27.1 points (on 58 percent shooting), 10.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.2…

  6. NBA Playoffs: Charlotte will keep attacking the rim, Dwight Howard will keep blocking them

    Apr 20, 2010, 9:57 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard was swatting shots in game one  like King Kong on top of the Empire State building swatting planes. In game one he had nine blocks, eight of those in the first half. He owned the paint. But Charlotte’s Gerald Wallace said that didn’t intimidate them — the Bobcats are still going to attack…

  7. Quote of the day, where a new food craze comes to Milwaukee

    Apr 20, 2010, 9:26 AM EDT

    “Viper. I like Boa constrictor, too. But viper is the best meat I’ve ever had. It tastes like fish and chicken combined. It’s very good.” –Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, the Cameroonian Prince who offered up something different when asked what his favorite meat was. (Via Gery Woelfel of the Milwaukee Journal Times. 

  8. John Salmons may test the open waters of free agency

    Apr 20, 2010, 9:19 AM EDT

    Yesterday we talked about the Milwaukee Bucks wanting to lock up John Salmons and trying to negotiate an extension for him. Of course they want to extend him, the Bucks have been a much-improved team since Salmons filled the shoes of the injured Michael Redd. They have been better than when Redd was playing, their…

  9. NBA Playoffs: LeBron James flat out abuses James Johnson

    Apr 20, 2010, 8:49 AM EDT

    After the game, LeBron James said this was one of this best dunks ever. That puts it high on an very impressive list. Watch this — notice how badly James Johnson gets beat off the dribble by LeBron, To Johnson’s credit, he didn’t quit on the play, but that really just led to more embarrassment.

  10. NBA Playoffs: The Chicago Bulls played their best, and it was still not enough

    Apr 20, 2010, 8:43 AM EDT

    A harsh reality landed upon the Chicago Bulls Monday night — The Bulls played their best; their best was not good enough. They made the right decisions, they scrapped and fought inside, they played with passion. And they lost. The final score was 112-102, and that 10-point margin is how much the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled…

  11. NBA Playoffs: Utah beats Denver at their own game

    Apr 20, 2010, 2:24 AM EDT

    The first game of the Utah-Denver series was a clash of styles. The Jazz used flex sets in the half-court to get points, while the Nuggets were able to prevail by utilizing organized chaos. On Monday night, the Jazz tried to be more aggressive offensively. With no Okur or Kirilenko, the Jazz were forced to push the…

  12. Bill Walton considered ending life due to back pain

    Apr 19, 2010, 10:46 PM EDT

    This story talks to some big issues: The price professional athletes pay with their bodies for our entertainment, the treatment of chronic pain by our medical establishment, the effect of that pain on the human condition. Bill Walton admitted in an interview with the San Diego Tribune that his back pain actually got so bad…

  13. Duke's Kyle Singler to stay in school for senior year

    Apr 19, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

    The man who led Duke to a national championship has decided to stay in school for one more year and bask in the glory. Kyle Singler announced that he is returning to school for his senior season. “I love being here at Duke  and am excited about next year,” Singler said. “I had two great…

  14. Fesenko to start in place of Okur

    Apr 19, 2010, 6:19 PM EDT

    The Associated Press is reporting that the Utah Jazz will start Kyrylo Fesenko at center for Monday night’s game two of their series against the Denver Nuggets. The Jazz lost starting center Mehmet Okur to an Achilles tendon injury in game one of the series. The 23-year old Fesenko is listed at an impressive 7-1,…

  15. Kevin Garnett reacts to his suspension

    Apr 19, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT

    Kevin Garnett says that he was not surprised by the league’s decision to suspend him for one game due to the elbow Garnett threw during a game one altercation with members of the Miami Heat.  Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston reports that Garnett said the following regarding his suspension: “No, I wasn’t surprised at all,…

  16. NBA Playoffs: Ron Artest was too strong, too smart for Durant, Thunder

    Apr 19, 2010, 5:48 PM EDT

    In a year, maybe two, teams are not going to be able to do this to Oklahoma City and Kevin Durant. Then he will be stronger; the team will be more experienced. But right now they can, and Ron Artest and the Lakers did. Los Angeles simply out-muscled, out-hustled and out-thought the best player Oklahoma…

  17. Has Shaq actually made the Cavs more focused?

    Apr 19, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT

    When the NBA’s goofiest superstar joined the locker room of the NBA’s goofiest title contenders, some people wondered if the Cavaliers would be able to find the necessary focus to win a championship this season.  According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Shaq has actually given the Cavaliers a focus they say they didn’t have last season:…

  18. NBA Playoffs Matchup Mastery: Should the Bulls surrender to LeBron and go big?

    Apr 19, 2010, 5:02 PM EDT

    So, the Bulls got ramrodded in Game 1. It happens to 8th seeds. But they did make a furious comeback and weren’t completely outside the context of a comeback. So is there anything the Bulls can do to try and combat the numerous advantages the Cavs have tonight? The answer lies at the heart of…

  19. Your neck tattoo jumbotron video of the day

    Apr 19, 2010, 4:51 PM EDT

    Here is a jumbotron video of DeShawn Stevenson’s neck tattoo of Abraham Lincoln imploring Mavericks fans to get pumped up. There’s not much more to say. I’m not sure I’ll ever read a history textbook the same way again. 

  20. New development in the bizarre O'Neal-Howard Superman feud

    Apr 19, 2010, 4:34 PM EDT

    For a long time, Shaquille O’Neal was the NBA’s version of superman. He was really big, all but invincible, and generally overpowering. He even had a crippling weakness. Shaq also really likes being called Superman. He has a Superman tattoo. He once had a giant bed with the Superman logo on it. He has Superman…

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