Skip to content
  1. Hornets’ Anthony Davis says he feels better, could play Friday

    Nov 8, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

    Anthony Davis

    This is encouraging, but could ultimately be meaningless. The Hornets No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis has missed the last two games for the Hornets with a concussion he got when teammate Austin Rivers inadvertently elbowed him in the head. But Davis could be back Friday, reports Jimmy Smith of the Times-Picayune. Anthony Davis says…

  2. Zeller trying to pass concussion tests; Varejao’s knee “not serious”

    Nov 8, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

    Tyler Zeller Cavaliers

    Cleveland did not look like same team in a loss to Golden State Wednesday as they did beating the Clippers Monday. Because they weren’t. No Anderson Varejao and his 15 points and 16 rebounds a game so far this season, he tweaked his knee against the Clippers. No backup big man Tyler Zeller and his…

  3. Mehmet Okur announces his retirement from basketball

    Nov 8, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

    Mehmet Okur

    Mehmet Okur, the Turkish big man with a soft outside shot but who also could bang inside, has announced his retirement after 10 seasons in the NBA (the last couple marred by injuries). Sportando had the story from NTV Spor in Turkey. Mehmet Okur announced his retire from basketball at 33….Okur decided to retire because…

  4. Kobe Bryant is frustrated, Dwight Howard wants him to chill

    Nov 8, 2012, 11:04 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant was angry. Frustrated and pissed off that the Lakers fell to 1-4 in Utah, he was showing everyone. He argued with referee Ed Malloy, he gave Mike Brown a death stare, he stormed off the court after the game, and when asked about it by reporters Kobe basically said he didn’t want to…

  5. Video: Clippers Crawford nutmegs Spurs De Colo

    Nov 8, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers

    DeAndre Jordan loves this play. LOVES IT. Nutmeg is an old-school term, believe it or not. Seriously. The stuffy Oxford English Dictionary says the term (when not talking about the food) is first seem “in the 1870s which in Victorian slang came to mean ‘to be tricked or deceived, especially in a manner which makes…

  6. Video: Denver’s Kenneth Faried with the vicious alley-oop finish

    Nov 8, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Kenneth Faried

    It was a monster night for Kenneth Faried — 16 points and 16 rebounds as the Nuggets picked up a quality win. We at PBT already broke that all down for you. But we had to show you this monster finish — that is a tough pass to make and a crazy finish by Faried.…

  7. Lakers owner Jim Buss gives Mike Brown vote of confidence

    Nov 8, 2012, 8:08 AM EDT

    Mike Brown

    After what is arguably the Lakers ugliest loss of the season in Utah — although it’s really hard to pick just one, they have all been so ugly — the heat from fans and the media is back on coach Mike Brown and his Princeton offense. But not from Lakers ownership. Jim Buss preached patience…

  8. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Spurs lose and we have a DeAndre Jordan sighting

    Nov 8, 2012, 7:34 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers

    Our nightly roundup of all the action in the NBA. Or, what you missed while you were watching the first episode of the new season of Top Chef and thinking you could make an omelet…. Jazz 95, Lakers 86: Well, that was about as ugly as the Lakers have looked this season. Utah’s front line…

  9. Three Stars of the Night: Bombs Away

    Nov 8, 2012, 2:38 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Charlotte Bobcats

    Chicks dig the long ball, right? Well, for tonight’s Three Stars we’ve got some sharp shooting goodness from behind the arc, a man who’s getting awful comfortable in this space, and an off the bench performance that sunk the struggling Lakers. Third Star: Randy Foye (17 points, 5-9 three pointers) It wasn’t so much the…

  10. Find the panic button again: Bad first half dooms Lakers in ugly loss to Jazz

    Nov 8, 2012, 2:03 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant walks off the court to the locker room before time expires during their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    I hope you enjoyed the couple days of respite from the Lakers panic, because it is back on. If the Lakers were looking to carry over their momentum from their win over Detroit, they failed miserably against the Jazz and fell hard 95-86. L.A. looked listless early and dug themselves a hole that they couldn’t…

  11. Kings’ Robinson ejected after nasty elbow to Pistons’ Jerebko

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Indiana Pacers

    Thomas Robinson, you’re a rookie so let me help you out here — the check for that fine that is coming can be made out just to the NBA. And there is certainly at least a fine coming — and likely a suspension — for Robinson following his uncalled for and nasty elbow to the…

  12. Denver 93, Houston 87: Kenneth Faried and the Nuggets get freaky

    Nov 7, 2012, 11:55 PM EDT

    kenneth-faried

    Crunch time. Two possession game. James Harden has been completely locked up due to some stingy perimeter defense, but he still lurks as a viable closer. Rockets forward Patrick Patterson is hitting corner 3-pointers, which is apparently a thing that happens now. This has been a sloppy game, but it’s winning time for the Nuggets.…

  13. Cavaliers down another big man as Varejao’s knee swells up

    Nov 7, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Milwaukee Bucks

    Anderson Varejao has been fantastic this young season for Cleveland — 14 points a game on 65.8 percent shooting, plus 15 rebounds a game. He has grabbed 25 percent of the available rebounds when he has been on the floor the first four games (that is Dennis Rodman like). He has been playing like an…

  14. Video: LeBron James with the ally-oop to Dwyane Wade

    Nov 7, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade moves up court in the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Miami

    You cam make a couple of takeaways from the Miami Heat’s sound thrashing of the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday. One is that the Nets just are not very good and a long way from contending like their owner has promised. A very long way. The other is that the Miami Heat are very good. And that…

  15. Noah regrets meaningless three trying to get Bulls fans Big Macs

    Nov 7, 2012, 9:09 PM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    When the Chicago Bulls score 100 points in a game attendees at the United Center get a coupon for a free McDonald’s Big Mac. If Derrick Rose were still playing they would probably have to give out coupons for a free angioplasty by the middle of the season, but with him out McDonald’s is largely…

  16. MSG company takes down dumb, controversial Knicks ads

    Nov 7, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

    Fans celebrate as Knicks' Anthony sinks a three-point shot against Heat during NBA basketball game in New York

    Unless you are reading this in the backseat of a Manhattan cab, you probably haven’t seen the Madison Square Garden ads promoting the New York Knicks around the city, on bus stops and such places. Here is what they said: “It’s Friday night. You can either go out and attempt to pick up sixes and…

  17. Scottie Pippen says Barack Obama has a “smooth” game

    Nov 7, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    President Barack Obama

    David Stern had no fear criticizing Barack Obama’s game, saying he couldn’t go anywhere but left. (Go ahead, make the easy political joke there if you must. But we expect better.) But Scottie Pippen —who played ball with the president on election day Tuesday — was far more complimentary when speaking with the Bulls official…

  18. Winderman: Granger news takes pressure of Rose return

    Nov 7, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose in D Rose Short and Family Story Tee

    The upshot of Wednesday’s prime injury news is that the Bulls’ injury news no longer is nearly as grim. No sooner had the Pacers sent out their release about Danny Granger likely missing three months following a knee procedure, then Tom Thibodeau certainly would have been within his rights to call Derrick Rose and tell…

  19. Mike Brown says expect to see Metta World Peace at shooting guard

    Nov 7, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Four

    Mike Brown has been a man under fire to start the season. His team has underperformed to the tune of a 1-3 start which has led to speculation that his job is in jeopardy. One of the key complaints levied against Brown has been his lack of consistency with his rotations and how he’s managed…

  20. Video: Dirk Nowitzki sings “Born in the USA” and pretty much nails it

    Nov 7, 2012, 2:57 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Dirk Nowitzki is a man of great musical taste. He’s made beautiful music with Steve Nash in Dallas. He hums David Hasselhoff tunes (who doesn’t!?) at the free throw line. He belts out “We are the Champions” when he wins championships. And hey! He probably even knows who Bon Jovi is! Look, Dirk doesn’t need to…

Featured video

What players stood out at World Cup?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (3066)
  2. D. Ferry (2686)
  3. L. James (2485)
  4. J. Valanciunas (2303)
  5. K. Irving (2151)
  1. K. Bryant (2109)
  2. P. George (1969)
  3. G. Monroe (1684)
  4. C. Anthony (1637)
  5. C. Billups (1614)