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  1. Clippers rally to beat Thunder following ejection of Serge Ibaka

    Nov 14, 2013, 2:45 AM EDT

    ibaka-blake griffin

    LOS ANGELES — The Thunder looked to be well on their way to a convincing win over the Clippers on Wednesday, following a strong first half that saw them dominating the game offensively, and doing so with relative ease. But the results of an entanglement between Serge Ibaka and Blake Griffin with 6.2 seconds remaining…

  2. Wednesday night NBA grades: How about them Sixers?

    Nov 14, 2013, 2:19 AM EDT

    James Anderson

    Our grades from Wednesday around the NBA, or what you missed while watching a man attack a taxi with a didgeridoo…  Tony Wroten, Philadelphia 76ers. Rookie sensation Michael Carter-Williams was out and Wroten got thrown in the fire with his first ever start against Houston — and he responded with a triple double. Wroten finished…

  3. Serge Ibaka and Matt Barnes ejected after altercation involving Blake Griffin (VIDEO)

    Nov 14, 2013, 12:12 AM EDT

    ibaka griffin

    LOS ANGELES — Late in the second quarter of Wednesday’s matchup between the Clippers and the Thunder, Serge Ibaka got tangled up with Blake Griffin while defending him in the post, and flung him towards the ground after being whistled for the foul. Matt Barnes immediately shoved Ibaka in retaliation, and that was followed by…

  4. Blake Griffin with the one-handed touch pass to DeAndre Jordan for the alley-oop slam (VIDEO)

    Nov 13, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin smiles after hitting a three-point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    This was a highly-skilled play from Blake Griffin to DeAndre Jordan that resulted in an early highlight during Wednesday’s showdown against OKC. The one-handed touch pass was unexpected by everyone except Jordan, who knew exactly what to do by hammering home the finish.

  5. Doc Rivers on anti-flopping rules: ‘I think the NBA is doing it the right way’

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers

    LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul became the latest player to receive a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules on Tuesday, based on this play that took place during the Clippers’ win over the Timberwolves earlier this week. But you won’t hear any complaints about it from Doc Rivers. Speaking before the Clippers faced the…

  6. What four guys would Jordan choose for a pickup game? Pippen, Magic, Worthy, Olajuwon

    Nov 13, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    Fairly safe to say Michael Jordan in his prime could have selected me, Seth Rogen, Sammy Hagar and Dave Navarro and we would win virtually every game and stay on the court. But when the folks at NBA 2K asked him (as they promote the 2K14 Next Gen features) he went a different direction. The four…

  7. Wednesday And-1 Links: Did Nate Wolters have a turnover last night?

    Nov 13, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than we love reheated pizza for breakfast… Did Nate Wolters Have A Turnover…

  8. PBT Extra: Just how good are the Indiana Pacers?

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

    While a number of other teams considered contenders (Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles Clippers) have stumbled a little out of the gate the Indiana Pacers have raced out to an impressive 8-0 start. Kay Adams and I talk about the impact of Lance Stephenson on the team, what to do with Danny Granger (I think he…

  9. Report: Nuggets shoot down Iman Shumpert for Kenneth Faried trade

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

    Kenneth Faried

    UPDATE 6:08 pm: The Kenneth Faried for Iman Shumpert talks are dead, at least according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, who tweeted this: Denver has made it clear to Kenneth Faried’s reps: There are no active talks involving him. Knicks offered Shumpert. Denver rejected idea. Of course, if you were trying to negotiate a…

  10. Magic fine Glen Davis for incident at hotel

    Nov 13, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    Glen Davis

    Glen Davis is going to pay for his late-night tantrum at a hotel. The Orlando Magic have fined Davis for the incident, and GM Rob Hennigan released a statement. “We will not tolerate or condone this type of behavior. As we have stated repeatedly when a player puts on an Orlando Magic uniform, he is…

  11. Jazz make it official, sign Diante Garrett to replace Jamaal Tinsley

    Nov 13, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

    Diante Garrett

    We told you yesterday when the news broke that Utah was cutting lose Jamaal Tinsley that the Jazz could turn to the D-League for his replacement. They have. Utah has signed Diante Garrett from the Iowa Energy, the team announced. Garrett, age 25 out of Iowa State, played 19 games for the Suns last season…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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