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  1. All the new pieces in Detroit not fitting together well

    Nov 13, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

    Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, Josh Smith, Maurice Cheeks

    When the Detroit Pistons went out to get Josh Smith to pair with Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, then added Brandon Jennings to the backcourt, it looked like they had something. It looked like they had a playoff team. Instead the Pistons are off to a bumpy 2-5 start and they have the worst defense…

  2. Unlike some Lakers fans, D’Antoni doesn’t want to push Nash toward retirement

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    The back/root nerve problem that has Steve Nash sidelined the next two weeks at least (expect longer) is the same one that had him out during the playoffs last year and really stems back to the broken leg and nerve issue he suffered at the start of last season. Just talking to him you can…

  3. Report: Kendrick Perkins out next two games due to death in family

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    Kendrick Perkins

    Oklahoma City has a couple big games the next two days — against the Clippers on Wednesday night than a nationally televised game against the Warriors Thursday — but they will play those without Kendrick Perkins. With the blessing of the team he has returned to Texas due to a death in the family, reports…

  4. Don’t think Andrew Wiggins is a lock as No. 1 pick. He’s not.

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    We’ve blown him up — when you talk about NBA teams taking this season we call it “riggin for Wiggins.” As in Andrew Wiggins, the Kansas freshman who had 22 points and 10 boards, plus played some good defense, in leading his team past Duke Tuesday night. Wiggins is atop every serious mock draft right…

  5. Knicks to start J.R. Smith, move Prigioni to bench

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v New York Knicks

    When Pablo Prigioni has been on the court this season, the Knicks have been 8.9 points per 100 possessions better. So he’s getting benched. Looking to put some spark in an offense that is 25th in the league so far this season (using points per possession), Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he is putting J.R.…

  6. James Harden plans to appeal league’s flopping fine

    Nov 13, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    James Harden

    Houston’s James Harden became the first player in the NBA fined for flopping this year. It took all of just 7 games for him to get nailed twice (the first time was just a warning by the league, the second flop comes with a $5,000 slap on the wrist). Harden wants you to know he’s…

  7. Warriors’ owner says Iguodala sent word during playoffs he liked Golden State

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Denver was a 57-win team last season, but one that lost a star player to injury (Danilo Gallinari) then was bounced in the first round by Golden State. Still, after that success the upheaval they underwent this summer was a surprise — gone was the GM to Toronto, the coach was fired, and their biggest…

  8. Dirk Nowitzki passes Jerry West on all-time scoring list (VIDEO)

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Dallas Mavericks

    Tuesday night, with a couple of third quarter three pointers, Dirk Nowitzki passed Jerry West to move into 16th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Consider this a little reminder we are lucky to get to watch one of the greatest scorers ever to play the game and we should savor that. Nowitzki now has…

  9. Warriors’ Toney Douglas has stress reaction in tibia, out two weeks minimum

    Nov 13, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Toney Douglas

    While Golden State has looked good this season — 5-3 so far after a beat down of Detroit Tuesday — their bench has been not been the source of strength it was last season (they miss Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry so far). Now the bench just got a little weaker. Backup point guard Toney…

  10. The Extra Pass: The All-Mesh Team and Tuesday’s recaps

    Nov 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    While the Golden State Warriors were giving the Detroit Pistons the proverbial business on Tuesday night, the Warriors’ announcing crew fawned over Andre Iguodala before asking, “who wouldn’t want to play with this guy?” It was a rhetorical question, of course, but I tried to answer it anyway. For the life of me, I couldn’t…

  11. Tuesday night NBA grades: Straight “A”s for Nowitzki, Beasley, Lakers bench

    Nov 13, 2013, 4:47 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Al Harrington

    Our grades from Monday around the NBA, or what you missed while wearing your $550 sweatpants…. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks. The big German with the soft touch reached an NBA milestone Tuesday — he passed Jerry West to move into 16th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Appropriately he did it with a couple consecutive…

  12. Lakers’ Xavier Henry just destroys Jeff Withey with dunk (VIDEO)

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers

    Damn. Xavier Henry has clearly felt more comfortable in the Mike D’Antoni “do what you feel” system than he did in Monty Williams’ “do what your told” version. Not that this has led to more efficient basketball (he’s shooting 38.7 percent so far this season), but we have seen some big plays from him. Like…

  13. J.R. Smith’s brother Chris costing the Knicks over $2 million this season

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:33 AM EDT

    Vitor Faverani, Phil Pressey, Chris Smith

    When Chris Smith tried to tell us that he earned his roster spot with the Knicks to start the season, the amount of disbelief expressed was understandable. Despite his declaration, most saw his addition to New York’s squad for what it was — a favor to the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith,…

  14. Mario Chalmers finds LeBron with the pass through a defender’s legs (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:12 PM EDT

    Mario Chalmers

    You knew the Heat would be all business at home against the Bucks on Tuesday after LeBron James came out publicly and owned up to just how awful Miami’s defense has been to start the season. Milwaukee wasn’t expected to provide much of a challenge, and this play symbolizes perfectly just how much the Heat…

  15. PBT Podcast for Nov. 12: How will Steve Nash’s injury affect the Lakers?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    In the latest edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and and Eyton Shander of NBC Sports Radio talk about all the latest news around the NBA, beginning first and foremost with Steve Nash and his latest injury issues. We hear Nash’s comments, followed by plenty of analysis regarding the state of the Lakers moving forward. The guys…

  16. Kevin Love chooses not to answer a reporter’s non-question (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:04 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    The postgame interview session can often be tedious for star players, especially coming after a close loss when they’re not really in the mood to deal with any nonsense. After the Timberwolves dropped a close one to the Clippers on Monday, Kevin Love found himself in this familiar situation. Many times and for various reasons,…

  17. League warns Chris Paul, Anderson Varejao for flopping

    Nov 12, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul reacts during their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    You had to know it was only a matter of time before Chris Paul got a flopping warning, the only question was when. How about eight games? Tuesday the league announced warnings for both the Clippers Paul and Anderson Varejao of the Cavaliers. These are the first offense this season warnings for the players, the…

  18. Celtics’ Sullinger has bone bruise on knee, officially day-to-day

    Nov 12, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Memphis Grizzlies

    During the Celtics run the past four games to the top of the Atlantic Division (that it only takes four games speaks volumes about that division right now) Jared Sullinger has played well off the bench. On the season he is averaging 11.3 points a game. But he took a hard charge Monday night against…

  19. Report: Knicks’ long-term plan is to keep ‘Melo then recruit Kevin Love

    Nov 12, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

    Kevin Love, Corey Brewer

    We at PBT danced around this a little earlier talking about how Minnesota is willing to make moves to win now in an effort to put a winner around Kevin Love so he will not leave. It’s a long, long ways off, but in the summer of 2015 Love will be the premiere free agent.…

  20. Andrew Bynum to miss two games for personal reasons (no, he’s not injured)

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers Wine & Gold Scrimmage

    Andrew Bynum started his first game of the season Monday night, playing 20 minutes and scoring 11 points and 3-of-5 shooting, with six rebounds. In a sign of what he means to this team defensively he was a -1 on a night the Cavaliers lost to the Bulls by 15 (he had the best +/-…

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