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  1. Was Stuckey simply dehydrated?

    Mar 8, 2010, 2:54 PM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey is undergoing a joy most of us won’t get until we’re in our 60s if we’re lucky — a whole couple days of being poked and prodded by doctors trying to figure out why we don’t feel well. They didn’t find anything in Cleveland with many of these same tests, but what’s the…

  2. Parker out six weeks, no surgery

    Mar 8, 2010, 1:39 PM EDT

    The doctors have spoken: San Antonio’s Tony Parker does not need hand surgery. His post-basketball career as a hand model remains safe. However, he is going to miss the next six weeks while the fourth metacarpal bone in his right hand heals, according to Mark Spears of Yahoo (via twitter). That bone, for the handful…

  3. Report: Iverson gambling, too

    Mar 8, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

    Stephen A. Smith made a lot of noise last week when he reported Iverson has a drinking problem, so he has gone back to that well to mention there is a gambling problem, too. Allen Iverson is in trouble, folks, deep trouble. The combination of alcohol and gambling – and a once-promising career in tatters…

  4. Should the Mavs forget about homecourt before they even start?

    Mar 8, 2010, 12:53 PM EDT

    Eddie Sefko isn’t so much with the “Mavs can do it!” camp regarding the Mavs overcoming the Lakers for top seed in the West. All I can say is that they in no way should start getting a fast pulse over the prospects of catching the Lakers for the No. 1 seed in the Western…

  5. NBA power rankings

    Mar 8, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Our weekly NBA rankings, where we have a new number one, but I kind of think the second ranked team would win a seven-game series between the two. 1. Mavericks (43-21) Eleven wins in a row. Next year when some talking head says deadline trades really don’t do much for a team, remember this. However,…

  6. Yi out, because the Nets need more problems

    Mar 8, 2010, 12:04 PM EDT

    Swear to god this is true — the Nets have won three in a row on the road. Look it up. That has been interspersed with a plethora of home losses, but the last three road games (Knicks, Celtics and Bobcats) have been wins. So there are high hopes as the team heads out of…

  7. Grizzlies' owner willing to sell

    Mar 8, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    You can own the Memphis Grizzlies, all you need is a spare $250 million or so. Start checking the cushions in the couch for some spare change, you’re just about there. Owner Michael Heisley is willing to sell, if the price is right, he said in a recent interview with the Commercial Appeal. I’m 73…

  8. Rafter Alston healthy, still not with Heat

    Mar 8, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT

    Rafer Alston remains in exile — whether you think of it as self-imposed or if the Heat put him out like Napoleon on Elba is a matter of perspective. The only new thing we know is he feels fine. Alston has had limited contact with close associates but has notified them his health is not…

  9. Barnes fakes, Kobe doesn't flinch

    Mar 8, 2010, 10:11 AM EDT

    I may start rooting for a repeat Lakers/Magic NBA Finals, just so we can get more Matt Barnes and Kobe Bryant. That was the best part of Sunday’s game (unless you are a big Magic fan, then you might go with Barnes dagger three after Kobe sagged off him and the Magic getting some revenge…

  10. It's the Birdman's world…

    Mar 8, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT

    Chris Anderson owns the paint, and JR Smith can finish on the break. In case you needed any reminders…

  11. Tyreke Evans now coaching, too

    Mar 8, 2010, 9:18 AM EDT

    The Sacramento Kings are now Tyreke Evans’ team.  Might as well have him do the coaching as well. Sam Amick notes the beginning of the takeover. Nocioni and Evans exchanged words during an official timeout midway through the fourth quarter, with the rookie taking exception with the veteran’s play. Nocioni – who took just two…

  12. Pau Gasol wants the damn ball

    Mar 8, 2010, 8:53 AM EDT

    Maybe he should start That seems to work. Kobe Bryant was relatively pleased after the Lakers loss to Orlando, saying that after a couple of sloppy efforts the Lakers really turned it on in this one and were just a couple of breaks away from the win. Of course he thought that — he…

  13. Nuggets Karl undergoes surgery this morning

    Mar 8, 2010, 8:23 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets coach George Karl will undergo surgery Monday morning to have a feeding tube put in his stomach. It is all part of his ongoing battle with throat cancer, and as usual Karl downplayed it when he talked to Chris Tomasson of Fanhouse. “I don’t think it’s a serious surgery,” Karl said of the…

  14. Barnes among those looking to get paid this summer

    Mar 8, 2010, 5:12 AM EDT

    Matt Barnes played some terrific defense in Orlando’s 96-94 victory over the Lakers, he stood toe-to-toe with one of the game’s fiercest competitors, and he pump faked a ball in Kobe’s face. That’s more than enough to dub Monday, March 8th, something of a Matt Barnes appreciation day, particularly among the internet’s sometimes vicious anti-Kobe…

  15. Przybilla shows Blazers centers don't need to be on the court to get injured

    Mar 8, 2010, 3:07 AM EDT

    You know those flower-shaped rough stickers your grandmother has on the floor of her shower so she doesn’t slip and fall? You might get Joel Przybilla some. Portland centers remain the most endangered species on the planet, proved again by the latest injury to Przybilla — who was already out for the season with an…

  16. Baseline to Baseline, your game recaps

    Mar 8, 2010, 1:45 AM EDT

    What happened Saturday while you were watching Sandra Bullock accept her award… Magic 96, Lakers 94: One regular season game never is a complete picture, but every once in a while one is a microcosm of a team. This defense-heavy game told us a lot about both teams. Orlando is a just a better team…

  17. Stuckey sits, undergoes more tests

    Mar 7, 2010, 10:03 PM EDT

    Nobody is quite sure what is wrong with Rodney Stuckey — just like Ray Allen’s jump shot, only a lot more serious. Two days after Stuckey collapsed on the bench during a game and was rushed to an area hospital, he did not suit up in the Pistons overtime win against the Rockets. As it…

  18. Orlando gives LA their shot, Lakers miss

    Mar 7, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

    Kobe got his looks at the end. He hit some, he missed the last one, but he got his shots. Jump shots, that is. In what was a solid defensive game from both teams, the Magic had a plan — don’t let the Lakers get good shots inside, tempt them with open jumpers. It worked.…

  19. Odom goes Rick Ross, calls Matt Barnes a "Monkey"

    Mar 7, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

    When 50 cent was feuding with Rick Ross (is there anybody 50 hasn’t feuded with?), Ross called him “a monkey.” Lamar Odom is a bit of a hip-hop historian, and he went there with Matt Barnes. After the Lakers 96-94 loss when Barnes was in Kobe’s face all game, Bryant was answering questions about Barnes…

  20. Why the Sixers won (in 15 seconds)

    Mar 7, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT

    We’ll have a little more to say about this game tonight in our Baseline to Baseline game recaps, but if you want to know why the Sixers won, this video pretty much sums it up. In 15 seconds.

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