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  1. First order of business for Lakers: Fix the help defense

    Dec 11, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

    It’s been a pretty regular happening for the Lakers the past few games: The opposing point guard blows past Chris Duhon without much resistance. Dwight Howard sees it coming early (there’s a reason he’s three-time Defensive Player of the Year) and rotates over to cut off the lane — but then nobody helps the helper.…

  2. Amusing new ad: Carmelo is better at basketball than fourth graders

    Dec 11, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Carmelo Anthony is the biggest star in New York — and is playing like it this season — and with that comes a lot opportunities, a lot of endorsements and chances to be in ads. This one, from Foot Locker, amused me. In part because even against fourth graders ‘Melo is settling for jumpers half…

  3. Suns coach Gentry gets vote of confidence; report has Beasley as issue

    Dec 11, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    When the Phoenix Suns traded Steve Nash, let Grant Hill go and brought in Michael Beasley to be the designated scorer, you knew things were not going to go all that well in the Valley of the Sun this year. But Suns fans weren’t ready for a 7-15 record with seven straight losses, and everyone…

  4. Video: Watch Jeremy Lin’s 38 points (and Parkers’ triple double)

    Dec 11, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    Spurs Rockets Tony Parker Jeremy Lin

    Jeremy Lin had a flashback night Monday, playing like that kid from a few weeks in New York that turned everyone’s head. With James Harden out Lin had to take on more offense and he had a fantastic night. The video above shows just how he did it, with rainbow-arc jumpers and slashing into the…

  5. O.J. Mayo on DeMarcus Cousins: “That guy has some mental issues.”

    Dec 11, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Down 25 points in the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks, DeMarcus Cousins swung his arm backward while battling for position and struck O.J. Mayo directly below the belt. Mayo’s reaction to the hit and the ensuing fallout resulted in technicals for both players, but the real jabs were thrown after the game: “It wasn’t…

  6. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Heat put together a complete game. That will beat anyone.

    Dec 11, 2012, 3:42 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's James and Wade smile during second half of NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Miami

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching the video of the worst free throw attempt ever… Spurs 134, Rockets 126 (OT): There was a Linsanity flashback in Houston. Jeremy Lin took charge in the third quarter, slashed into the defense, hit rainbow jumpers and looked like…

  7. Report: Steve Nash out at least another two weeks, nerve irritation keeping him sidelined

    Dec 11, 2012, 2:35 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Steve Nash is still about two weeks away from returning to the Lakers. Nash, still recovering from a small fracture in his fibula is progressing with his rehab, but is still not ready to join the team, according to David Leon Moore of USA Today: D’Antoni speculated…

  8. Raptors Amir Johnson ejected after struggling with ref over ball, throwing mouthpiece at him

    Dec 11, 2012, 1:43 AM EDT

    Mickael Pietrus, Amir Johnson

    Amir Johnson, your suspension is coming. You may want to ask Rajon Rondo the good places to hang out in Mexico during your time off. Watch the video above and you’ll see why. Toronto was down double digits in the third quarter when Portland’s J.J. Hickson drains the first of two free throws and as…

  9. Three Stars: All Point Guard Edition

    Dec 11, 2012, 1:15 AM EDT

    Tony Parker,  Jeremy Lin

    These are the guys with the ball in their hands on nearly every possession. They’re asked to get their teammates going while also finding ways to put the ball in the basket themselves. They’re not always successful, but tonight they certainly were as all three of these guys were dishing out dimes and sinking shots…

  10. Dose of Linsanity comes to Houston but it’s not enough against Spurs, 134-126

    Dec 11, 2012, 1:12 AM EDT

    Jeremy Lin, DeJuan Blair

    For a night, the Jeremy Lin that captured Knicks fans last season was back — 34 points on 21 shots, 4-of-5 from three, 7 assists. Linsanity returned, for a half. The Rockets needed someone to step up because James Harden, his beard and his bum ankle were sidelined. And it was fun, one of the…

  11. Video: LeBron skies for the alley-oop dunk

    Dec 11, 2012, 1:11 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    Some plays, no matter how often they happen, still make you say wow. LeBron James catching a lob and finishing with his torso above the rim is one such play. The Heat haven’t gotten as many of these types of plays this year due to fewer forced turnovers, but no team is better at changing…

  12. James Harden sits with ankle sprain against Spurs Monday

    Dec 10, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Houston Rockets

    James Harden rolled his ankle in the first half of Saturday’s game againt Dallas and in the second half he was moving a lot slower. He said after the game it felt tight. So it shouldn’t be a shock that Harden decided to take Monday night off against the Spurs due to a sore ankle.…

  13. Video: Andrew Bynum says knees better, waiting on next MRI

    Dec 10, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT

    Injured Philadelphia 76ers Andrew Bynum smiles before the start of the NBA basketball game between the 76ers and the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia

    In this exclusive interview with Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com, Andrew Bynum doesn’t say anything quite as deflating for Philly fans as he did when he met with the rest of the press later, but the message was largely the same: The MRI on Dec. 20 is the big one. Either that will tell him to…

  14. NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports have teamed up in new deal

    Dec 10, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

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    In case you missed the business news wires this morning — because you were busy reading about the latest Lakers implosion — NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports have formed a new partnership. Yahoo! and the NBC Sports Group today announced a content and promotional deal combining Yahoo! Sports’ original reporting expertise, coverage of big events,…

  15. Andrew Bynum says he expects to play this year but right now feels pain walking

    Dec 10, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Injured Philadelphia 76er Bynum walks past a teammate before the start of the NBA basketball game between the 76ers and the Toronto Raptors in Philadelphia

    Andrew Bynum spoke with the media again and… Sixers fans, I’m sorry. I wish things were different. The guy Philly wants to build a franchise around remains out indefinitely. If you want the optimistic view, Bynum said he fully expects to play this season. He is going to get another MRI on December 20 and…

  16. Tony Parker says Jeremy Lin reminds him of a young Tony Parker

    Dec 10, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT

    Tony Parker,  Jeremy Lin

    For his first years in the league, the book on Tony Parker read like the book on John Wall or even rookie Derrick Rose — back up and let him take the jumper. But Parker developed both a steady outside shot and a floater in the lane that is the state-of-the-art in the NBA. That…

  17. Hornets’ Anthony Davis practices, could play Tuesday

    Dec 10, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Houston Rockets

    After missing 11 games with a sprained ankle, we likely will see Anthony Davis back on the court this week. He was cleared for contact and had a full practice with the team on Monday. Depending on how he responds, he could play Tuesday against the Washington Wizards or maybe Wednesday against the Oklahoma City…

  18. Wittman says John Wall is “weeks” away from practicing

    Dec 10, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Atlanta Hawks

    The original timeline had John Wall back on the court for the Washington Wizards somewhere around Thanksgiving. Now we are getting to the point you need to start your Christmas shopping and he is not on the practice court, he’s not running, he’s nowhere near back. When the Wizards are asked about a timeline, they…

  19. Evan Turner’s key to improved three point shooting? Stop practicing.

    Dec 10, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics

    Kids, don’t try this at home. Eat your vegetables. Wear a helmet while skateboarding. Practice your jump shots. Evan Turner is having a career year, scoring 14.1 points per game, with a PER of 16. He hit a game winner against Boston over the weekend and is a key reason Philadelphia is 11-9 even without…

  20. NBA Power Rankings: Oh-oh Thunder road, oh Thunder road

    Dec 10, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

    Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

    A lot of the preseason talk in the West focused on the Lakers… and it still does. And too often it ends with “and the Thunder are still contenders, too.” No, the Thunder are the defending Western Conference champs, the team to beat in that conference and they look pretty good right now. Thank you…

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